It’s like those traditional gift stores just want to make everyone fat in February with their chocolate truffles, bags of sugar and fruit dipped in various sweet chemicals. Yes, there’s unconditional love and all that, but once the chocolates are devoured and the flowers start wilting, that’s it. Why not give a gift that lasts and reminds your love of your love? Check out our “5 Geeky Valentine’s Day Gifts for Her” post for some ideas.
1. Humongous Heart Plush [$18]
There’s a reason this plush guy is one of our most popular Valentine’s Day gifts: you’re literally giving someone your heart! And he’s just adorkably endearing, too at 10″ high–too big to stuff in a purse and not quite big enough to be a pillow.
We also received this email from a customer last year who had a very clever idea:
… thank you for helping me get my gift together for my girlfriend. I wanted to find a stuffed animal to wear the earrings I bought for her and the heart was the perfect thing […] She loved the earrings and it was fun to surprise her at dinner. - John C.
Why didn’t we think of that? Our plush can be jewelry models! We’ll have to arrange a photo shoot, clearly.
2. Circuit Board Heart Necklace [$40] & 3. Circuit Board Heart Earrings [$50]
And if quirky wordplay isn’t quite your thing, check out the Circuit Board Heart Necklace — a symbolic representation carved out of red circuit board and crafted into a pretty necklace pendant is just the thing to show your love. Might as well snag the matching Circuit Board Heart Earrings, too.
4. Dopamine Necklace [$80]
You know what love it? Dopamine. Yep, sorry you can’t blame it on puppies, newborns, or Belgian waffles, it’s a neurotransmitter that goes to work on your brain. Technically it’s a catecholamine neurotransmitter stored in vesicles in axon terminals and released when the neuron is depolarised. It interacts with specific membrane receptors to produce its effects that are terminated by re-uptake into the presynaptic neuron by a dopamine transporter.
Ah, you’re still reading, so you must be absolutely infatuated with dopamine. Let me direct your attention to the matching sterling silver Dopamine Earrings.
5. Cat 5 Earrings [$12.50]
Handmade in Chicago, old school networking cable becomes colorful earrings. They’re packaged in a real petri dish used for scientific experiments, because, science.
Cable Tie – $30
For stylish electronic musicians who need to dress us, the Cable Tie is the best choice.
Electronic Musician’s Emergency Adapters $35
You will be remembered fondly when These are the perfect gift for anyone who’s ever stumbled around underneath a pile of cables in the dark, only to curse the absence of a missing audio adapters. For piece of mind and sanity
Designed in Chicago by subVariant Recordings.
MIDI Cuff $50
These made-in-Chicago cuffs by Zelle are made from real audio cable (also made in the USA) and non-animal vinyl, and the perfect accessory for a musician of the electron-wrangling sort. They also come in a genuine anti-static bag resembling electronics packaging, for extra nerdery.
Check out all of our Gifts for Electronic Musicians!
We want to make sure that your stuff gets to you in time to give for Christmas. So, for all in-stock items (excluding those that have additional creation days), these are the order cut-off dates by country for Christmas Delivery (Dec. 25):
Priority Mail: Wednesday, Dec. 19
Priority Mail Express: Monday, Dec. 22
First Class Mail Int’l: Dec. 9
Priority Mail: Dec. 12
Priority Mail Express: Dec. 16
EUROPE, ASIA & PACIFIC RIM:
First Class Mail Int’l: Dec. 9
Priority Mail: Dec. 12
Priority Mail Express: Dec. 14
CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA:
Priority Mail: Dec. 2
Priority Mail Express: Dec. 12
We’re going to stuff some of our most popular items in the back of a lucky UberX car and head down to Pilsen on Saturday, May 17 and sell them at a discount! It’ll be at BlueBazaar, a fundraiser for Blue1647, a technology + entrepreneurship “innovation center” listed in the City of Chicago’s Technology Plan that brings together change-makers and thing-doers for great ideas.
Here are some of the other artist / vendors who are exhibiting:
Knock Down Barns wooden game
WHAT: Free indoor crafty marketplace
WHEN: Saturday May 17, 2014 from 10 am – 6 pm
WHERE: BLUE1647 located at 1647 South Blue Island Ave, PILSEN (ample parking out front
and easy accessibility from CTA bus and train)
We take VISA, MC, DISC, AMEX & PayPal!
PS: Here’s a code to get a $10 credit at Uber
Here are some happy organs from I Heart Guts that will join us!
I bet you didn’t think you wanted to snuggle up to a cute uterus when you woke up this morning, did you?
While we were putting these guys away, I found a whole box full of Plush Hearts, so for the next seven days, they’re only $10! Go, go, go!
You guys requested it! These round, more formal additions to our other Circuit Board Cufflinks are matchy-matchy with their gold printed circuitry and matching gold-toned hardware (jewelry nerds call those bits “findings”).
And for the girls, our Red Circuit Board Heart Necklaces are back in stock, too. And our in-stock Microcontroller Cufflink & Tie Clip sets are priced to clear out. So are the Cat5 Bracelet, Necklace & Earring sets. Go!
Skip the bouquet of soon-wilting flowers and give a cuddly gift that will show your love (and quirky sense of humor) this V-Day. This largish but not-quite-pillow-size grinning heart plushie, Humongous Heart Plush by iheartguts comes with a silly hang tag too.
These cute new additions to our plush collection are thymine (red), adenine (green), cytosine (green), and guanine (black) are the four nucleotide bases that make up our DNA. Not only are these Biochemies Plush adorably cute, they have magnets to form hydrogen bonds with each other. Thymine matches up to adenine and cytosine interacts with guanine.$29.50
‘Tis the season to be socially obligated to attend various parties, but you don’t need to look like a schmuck while you do. Ditch those boring ties and rock one of ours! Select ties are up to 25% off. Go!