It can be difficult for skeptics and atheists during this time of year. It’s easy to get turned off by the Christian interpretation of the solstice. But most anyone who knows me will tell you that I love the holidays. I love how the world turns red and green and cheesy. I love Christmas carols, I love how Charles Dickens becomes the man of the season and as much frustration as it brings, I really love trying to find the perfect gifts for the people I love.
This week, I polled my fellow Skepchicks for some of their gift ideas for this year. We came up with a bunch of great ideas so check some out behind the fold!
First, some old friends and Skepchick favorites:
Feel great with these Placebo Bands! Guaranteed to … well, make you feel as good as you believe.
Lots of cool toys and gear from Spectrum Scientifics.
Of course, don’t forget Surly Amy’s fantastic Surly shop. If you buy somethingÂ in the month of December, use the code: SKEPCHICKMAS to get 10% off your entire order!
Do you want to do some good this holiday season and get a gorgeous exclusive Surly ornament? Consider making an ongoing monthly pledge of $25 or more to the James Randi Educational Foundation, or make a one-time donation of $100 or more during the 2010 Season of Reason: A Bright Future campaign and you will receive a limited-number Surly-Ramics holiday ornament, especially hand-made for the 2010 Season of Reason.
And so much more:
For the skeptic who has everything, check out this magical bending spoon that bends when put into hot liquid. I’m totally getting one of these for Randi :)
For the hungry scientist – check out these fantastic Science cookie cutters from ThinkGeek.
I think Amanda wants to get this for me this year. It’s a vampire mug cozy.
Both Bug and Amanda love everything from Weird Bug Lady and they’re not wrong. I’m not even that big of a bug person but this scarab is awesome.
And to keep on with the creepy Etsy stuff, check out this mold and lichen crochet work. Gorgeous and strange :)
And Rebecca found these fantastic Posters for Girls for the kickass girl in your life.
Happy Holidays y’all! Be happy and safe from all the Skepchicks.