2021 DYC Holiday Gift Guide

2021 DYC Holiday Gift Guide

Dec 13, 2021 | By Jackie Lipinski

It's that time of year! The Do You Convert team has come together and created the perfect wish list to help improve the lives of those working in online sales and marketing. Each item has been field-tested by at least one member of the team, so if it's listed here then you know it was worth the buy! Whether you’re looking for gifts for yourself or for inspiration for a colleague, this list is your go-to shopping guide this holiday season. 

We hope you all have a happy and healthy holiday season. Enjoy!

- The DYC Team

Tech


iPhone 13 Pro Max

The new iPhone has an all-new Pro camera system with advanced low-light performance and offers incredible detail with macro photography.

(I know, that’s kinda basic but THE CAMERA..seriously. It’s the best! - Mike Lyon) 

Price as of 12/13/21 – From $1,099



DJI Mini 2

This is the perfect Drone to get started! Compact and convenient, the DJI Mini 2 is your ideal travel companion, transforming how you capture your favorite memories.

(No registration or license is required to use. Small and easy to fly. - Kevin Oakley) 

Amazon price as of 12/13/21 – $449


Lumecube Video Conference Lighting Kit

At the size of a Credit Card, you're offered features such as adjustable color temperature, adjustable brightness, and a frictionless mounting system that won't damage your device. 

(“Treat yo self.” Seriously, ditch your cheap ring light and go full boujee for your work from home setup. - Mike Lyon) 

Price as of 12/13/21 – $69




Sony Alpha A6100 Mirrorless Camera

Use it for photographing details of your model homes or enhance your Zoom calls to the max with this camera.

(If you've ever gotten on a Zoom call with someone at DYC and thought WOW they have a great camera, chances are they're using this one. We recommend a 35mm / f2.8 lens to use with it for virtual calls. - Julie Jarnagin) 

Price as of 12/13/21 – $848.99 - Camera Only Price, don't forget to buy a lens too!



Smart Lightbulbs that can be controlled by an Amazon Echo 

Do yourself a favor and update your entire home with smart lightbulbs if you haven't already. You can schedule your bedroom lights to come on in sync with your morning alarm clock, turn your at-home office lights on with your voice, and they can even save you money in the long run by being able to schedule lights to go off at certain specified times from your phone.

(Almost every light in my house is a smart bulb now, I'll never go back. - Jackie Lipinski) 

Price as of 12/13/21 – $59


Apps

Calm App

Calm is the #1 app for help with sleeping, focus, guided meditation, soothing sounds, and more. 

(Sleep stories, mindfulness, breathing, all bundled up in an app - and now you can share the subscription with family members. - Mike Lyon) 

Price as of 12/13/21 – $41.99 a year



AllTrails

AllTrails is your guide to the outdoors where you can discover the best hiking, running, and biking trails around the world. Find over 200,000 trails with trail info, maps, detailed reviews, and photos curated by millions of hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you.

(Find new trails to explore! - Sarah Simmerman) 

Price as of 12/13/21 – $29 a year


Books


Gimme Shelter: Hard Calls + Soft Skills From A Wall Street Trailblazer by Ivy Zelman

A great memoir from Ivy Zelman on how she overcame significant challenges to succeed as a dominant force on Wall Street. Ivy alone called the top of the housing market in 2005 and correctly called the bottom in 2012, reinforcing her dominant reputation within the industry. Her analytical ability and strong conviction have made her the expert that experts turn to and follow. 

(A great read from Ivy Zelman on her growth on Wall Street, the objections she overcame, and how she used professionalism and data to secure her Wall Street legacy. - Jackie Lipinski) 

Price as of 12/13/21 – $17.36



Everybody Writes: Your Go-To Guide to Creating Ridiculously Good Content by Ann Handley

Everybody Writes is a go-to guide to attracting and retaining customers through stellar online communication, because in our content-driven world, every one of us is, in fact, a writer.

(A great staple for any marketer's bookshelf. - Julie Jarnagin) 

Price as of 12/13/21 – $13.39



Think Again: The Power of Knowing What You Don't Know by Adam Grant

The bestselling author of Give and Take examines the critical art of rethinking: learning to question your opinions and open other people's minds, which can position you for excellence at work and wisdom in life.

(Sarah Simmerman) 

Price as of 12/13/21 – $16.75



How Not to Be Wrong: The Power of Mathematical Thinking by Jordon Ellenberg

How Not to Be Wrong presents the surprising revelations behind all of these questions and many more, using the mathematician’s method of analyzing life and exposing the hard-won insights of the academic community to the layman—minus the jargon. Ellenberg pulls from history as well as from the latest theoretical developments to provide those not trained in math with the knowledge they need. 

(FINALLY, a fun and interesting book about math. - Jackie Lipinski) 

Price as of 12/13/21 – $9.69



Noise: A Flaw in Human Judgment by Kaniel Kahneman

From the Nobel Prize-winning author of Thinking, Fast and Slow and the coauthor of Nudge, a revolutionary exploration of why people make bad judgments and how to make better ones—"a tour de force” (New York Times). 

(Sarah Simmerman) 

Price as of 12/13/21 – $19.02


Miscellaneous Office Items



VIVO Electric Stand Up Desk

We always love a good standing desk. This model is both efficient and more affordable than most. It also offers a fun assortment of accessories, like a clamp-on keyboard tray and computer screen mounts.

(They also have a ton of accessories to add to your desk. I have the double screen mount and keyboard tray. - Samantha Matlock) 

Price as of 12/13/21 – $299


Nulaxy Laptop Stand

Bring your laptop to eye level as well as help your back and your posture. We hope everyone who works on a laptop already has one of these, but if not get one asap. You won't regret it. 

(I use my stand with an external keyboard as well. It's a fantastic office addition. - Jackie Lipinski) 

Price as of 12/13/21 – $34.99



COMPLY Foam Apple AirPods Pro 2.0 Earbud Tips

If you have trouble keeping your Apple AirPods in your ears, try the Comply Goal Tips. They're made from heat-activated memory foam and were created to allow your AirPods to fit comfortably in your ears all day.

(A great solution if you have trouble with the fit of your AirPods. - Sarah Simmerman) 

Price as of 12/13/21 – $24.99



KitchenAid ® Cold Brew Coffee Maker

Easily make about 2 weeks' worth of concentrated ready-to-pour coffee. It's super convenient, easy to make, easy to clean, uses regular ground coffee beans, and sits nicely on your refrigerator shelf. 

(I received this as a Christmas gift last year, and it has been used every day since. It's an easy 10/10 gift for any coffee addict. - Jackie Lipinski)

Price as of 12/13/21 – $89.99



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