Are you one of those geeks who has everything and is impossible to shop for? Then don't wait for your well-meaning loved ones to gift you some silly tie or pair of socks. Take the initiative and send out a list of desired gadgets — like this one. Tacky, maybe, but these dozen items are the always-tough-to-find (and perfect for these economic times) cool gizmos for less than $50.
Like this list? Check out our Holiday Gift Guide, which is an easy place to find all of our holiday gift lists as we head on into the end-of-the-year gift-buying blitz.
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