audiodane Gift Ideas

From time to time, people ask me what kind of gifts I like..  That’s hard to say, of course I like gifts, but I really don’t need anything.  I have plenty, and my time is always so limited with work and family that I don’t leave time for much else.  However, when pressed, I tend to refer them to these types of things.. So if you feel so inclined to get me a gift and don’t want to ask, bookmark this page.  I update it a few times per year..

(Last updated: March 24, 2024 at 20:24 pm)

In General..

I still prefer CD’s to MP3 downloads (the quality is still better).  Several of us have mp3 players now and I am loading more and more CD’s onto our computer to put them on our music players.  I’m also listening to audio books a good bit now too.  See the “Reading” tab for more on that subject..

Specific Ideas

Choral / A Capella

  • a cappella: Robert Shaw (Telarc)

General / Type of Music I Enjoy

  • Artists: 4 Strings, Barlow Girl, Brooke Barrettsmith, Brooke Fraser, Carl Orff: Carmina Burana (Shaw/ASO/Telarc), Depeche Mode, Dido, Duran Duran, Enya, Kate Havnevik, Krystal Myers, Imogen Heap, Manheim Steamroller, Natalie Walker, Norah Jones, Peter Gabriel, RUSH, Sanctus Real, Sarah McLachlan, Seal Maiden: A Celtic Musical,  Superchick, The Essential Tallis Scholars, The Ting Tings, Toto
  • Genres: Alternative, Classical, Dance, Electronic, Indie/Indie-Pop, Christian, Jazz, New Age, Opera, Pop, Rock, Folk, African, Celtic..

Specific Ideas

  • Wii: Kirby’s Dream Collection (Amazon)

General Ideas

  • Platforms: NES, GameCube, Wii, GB, GBC, GBA (and someday, 3DS)
  • Games: Castlevania’s, Golden Sun’s, Mario Brothers, Metroid’s, Zelda’s
  • Genres: Action, Adventure, Puzzle..
    NOT: FPS, Sports, Racing..

Specific Ideas

BD (Bluray Disc)

  • James Bond 50th Anniversary Collection (used, when it hits $50 or less)
  • Goonies (25th Anniversary Collector’s Edition) (Amazon)
  • Pirates of the Caribbean #4:  On Stranger Tides  (Amazon)
  • Clash of the Titans [original] (Amazon)
  • Dragonslayer (Amazon)
  • Enemy Mine (Amazon)
  • Highlander (UK Version)
  • The Dark Crystal (Amazon)

General / Type of Movies I Enjoy

  • Films: Beauty and the Beast, Bladerunner, Cars, Casino Royale, Disney WOW: World of Wonder (calibration), Gnomeo and Juliet, How to Train Your Dragon, Live Free or Die Hard, Pirates of the Caribbean (#1-3), Star Wars, The Fifth Element (remastered), The Neverending Story (Dutch Version), The Princess Bride, The Sound of Music, The Last Starfighter (25th Anniversary Edition), Up, Matrix 1-4, Bourne 1-3, The Fantastic Films of Ray Harryhausen, Legend, Tron [20th anniversary], Labyrinth, Dark Crystal, Karate Kid [original], Big Trouble in Liittle China
  • Genres: Action, Adventure, Family Friendly, Sci-fi, Mystery, Fantasy, ..
    NOT: Horror, Suspense..

In General..

I love audiobooks, because I can listen to them daily commuting back and forth to work..  With that said, some books are just not available in audio form.  If available in audio, great!  If not, that’s okay too.

Audiobook Dealers (Giftcard Ideas?)

 Specific Ideas

  • Richard P. Feynman
    – Six Easy Pieces: Essentials of Physics Explained by Its Most Brilliant Teacher
    – Six Not-So-Easy Pieces:Einstein’s Relativity, Symmetry, and Space-Time
  • Foundation (Issac Asimov, series)
    – Book 4: Foundation’s Edge
    – Book 5: Foundation and Earth
    – Book 6: Prelude to Foundation
    – Book 7: Forward the Foundation
  • Barsoom series (Edgar Rice Burroughs)
    – Book 6: The Master Mind of Mars (1928)
    – Book 7: A Fighting Man of Mars (1931)
    – Book 8: Swords of Mars (1936)
    – Book 9: Synthetic Men of Mars (1940)
    – Book 10: Llana of Gathol (1948)

General / Type of Books I Enjoy

  • Same as the movie list.. action, adventure, etc..  NOT horror or suspense..

Specific Ideas

  • Make Your Own Working Paper Clock (Paperback) (Amazon)
  • Sennheiser HD 650 Open-Ear Headphones (eBay/Used < $150)