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The Ultimate Guide to Gift Guides for Ad People

It’s not too late to find the perfect holiday gift for the advertising professional in your life. Here are ten guides with loads of gift ideas for new media types.

1. Brandflakes for Breakfast Gift Guide

This guide, from Humongo’s breakfast blog for adsters, is like a cross between SkyMall and Spencer Gifts, full of clever and ironic gifts that would give even the most jaded creative a good chuckle.

Typical gift: Air Quote Mittens

2. AdVerve: The Gift Guide

The ad-blogger supergroup has put together a superb list of creative — and often useful — gifts for creative geeks.

Typical gift: Beardo


3. The SF Egotist 2011 Holiday Gift Guide

The San Francisco Egotist, one of the brightest stars of the Egotist network, is also a beacon in the holiday season, shining its light on the “coolest crap” for creatives.

Typical gift: Pantone Christmas Ornaments


4. evok Advertising: Your Augmented Reality Guide to Holiday Shopping

In 2011, Augmented Reality broke out as a viable tool for advertisers and marketers. Orlando’s evok brings you some AR apps for your favorite early adopter.

Typical Gift: SnapShop Showroom


5. Pretty Much Amazing: PMA’s Holiday Gift Guide 2011

Ad people are purveyors of cool music, or at least of cool music-listening devices. Pretty Much Awesome curated a list of music gifts that are — pretty much awesome.

Typical gift: USB Mix Tape Drive


6. Dogtime: 2011 Holiday Gift Guide for Dogs and Their People

Do you work in a dog-friendly office? Dogtime’s got some gifts for the dog-lovers you work with and the dogs that help them slay the dragon.

Typical gift: Nina Ottosson Dog Puzzle


7. CreativePro: 2011 Holiday Gift Guide

CreativePro’s extensive guide is divided into six categories to fit all parts of the creative lifestyle. What they all have in common is an emphasis on design and typography.

Typical gift: Pixel Pillows


8. Hipster Holiday Gift Guide

NYC photographer and party-person Nicky Digital has a list with a little something for everyone, including “the friend who uses incognito browsing more to peruse Pitchfork than watch porn.”

Typical gift: Photo Cube Portable Photo Printer

9. Apple Store Holiday Gift Guide

I know what you’re thinking: “The ad pro in my life already owns every Apple product.” Oh, does he or she?

Typical Gift: Cars 2 AppMATes app


10. Nerd Holiday

R&D lab Magenta Labs follows up its Nerd Valentine tumblr blog with Nerd Holiday, full of Apple- and Star Wars-related gifts, among others. Think of it as a Pinterest for ad nerds.

Typical gift: Needle-felted Yoda Ornament

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