Here's the list of gifts for firstname.lastname@example.org, last updated on November 27, 2020.
Set of deep sockets for socket wrench ($24)
Available at: Home Depot
I have plenty of sockets for my socket wrench (courtesy of Dad, who gave me one of his dozen sets many years ago). But none are deep sockets, so I'd like to get a set of those.
The brand doesn't matter, and I'm sure lots of places have them, but here's one at Home Depot that would be great. If it's not this one, the things to look for are:
- 3/8 inch drive, since that's the size of my wrenches
- Imperial / SAE, and not metric - I think I'll have more use for those sizes
Travel case for a bar of soap ($13)
Available at: REI
When I travel, I take a bar of soap and have no better way to carry it than putting it in a ziploc bag. This gets pretty disgusting when you put a wet bar of soap in the bag and then open it up again in several weeks.
Here's a solution: this bag will carry the bar of soap and let it dry out! This would be great!
ThermoPop probe thermometer ($34)
Available at: Buy direct from Thermoworks. (they say avoid Amazon and eBay because of fakes claiming to be their brand)
Mom has one of these, and I like it better than the one I have. It will rotate its display so that the numbers are right-side up no matter what direction you're holding the probe.
It comes in lots of colors, and that's your choice, with this request: not pink, and not black.
Kindle Cover ($22)
Available at: Amazon.com
I recently got myself a Kindle Paperwhite (10th edition) so I could read books without a bright tablet or phone screen. It's nice, but I would like to have a cover so I don't scratch the screen when I put it in my bag. I'd like Amazon's fabric cover, in blue.
Safflower seed for bird feeder ($10)
Available at: Amazon
For the bird feeder (above), I'd like to get some bird seed that is squirrel-resistant. And I'm trying to avoid the kind that has hot peppers mixed in. I've read that safflower seed is good because squirrels just don't like it. And it is supposed to be a favorite of cardinals, and we definitely have some of those around here.