Many of us on the OneZero editorial team have at previous jobs spent months fending off PR agencies pitching gadgets of questionable use and longevity in order to produce an annual Holiday Gadget Gift Guide that may or may not have been littered with affiliate codes.
This is not that.
This year Dave Gershgorn convinced the members of our team to tell him about the service or gadget that helped them endure this year. Yes, you might see AirPods, iPads, and Nintendo Switches on this list, but you’ll also see color-changing lightbulbs, deck-building video games (I had to look that up), and other gadgets and services that bring us joy when we step away from what senior editor Sarah Kessler calls, our “desk/prisons.”
Please enjoy our list and click and buy this stuff for yourself or others only if you want to — not because you think we’ll be getting back some money from affiliate codes. And if you really want to support us, feel free to give the gift of a Medium subscription.