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December 23, 2014 AT 12:30 am

Adafruit Holiday Gift Guide 2014: Last Minute Gifts!

Don’t let this be you.

Adafruit Gift Certificates

There are no lines at the Adafruit store.  We take orders 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and even if it’s Christmas morning and you didn’t realize Cousin Jasper was coming this year, you can still order and print out one of these beautiful, elaborately designed gift certificates the morning of.  They’re the perfect cyber-present for the electronics enthusiast in your life.

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Eagle CAD

Give the gift of custom designed circuit boards!  We have tons of different versions for all levels of skill and budgets.  Pick your favorite, place your order, and get a confirmation email and code almost immediately.  We’ll also send out a free Eagle CAD badge – though we can’t guarantee that’ll show up by Christmas.

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LittleBits Gift Cards

We’re big fans of these fun, snap together circuits and while we carry a bunch of LittleBits in the Adafruit store, you might want to buy a gift card directly from the source.  Refer your giftee to their fun gift guide and watch as they explore the LittleBits catalogue and enjoy the gift of geek!

Donate

Our favorite last minute gift is donating to a charity on behalf of someone else.  It’s a great way spread knowledge about your favorite causes while also getting into the true holiday spirit.  Here are some Adafruit favorites that are accepting donations now:

Girls Who Code – Help close the gender gap in science and technology by donating to this worthwhile cause.

TOR and EFF – We believe in digital rights and there’s no better way to defend them than donating to these civil liberty defending non-profits (or at least while you’re waiting for your Onion Pi to ship.)

Engineers Without Borders – Engineers Without Borders supports development programs worldwide on sustainable engineering projects that help build out water supply, sanitation, energy, agriculture, civil works, and information systems.  This sounds pretty great to us.

Wikipedia – This one’s pretty obvious since it’s something you probably use every day (or at least we do.)  But we we want Wikipedia to stay as pure and untouched by by the mechanisms of commerce as an untapped mountain stream.


Adafruit Holiday Shipping Deadlines 2014

Here are your 2014 shipping deadlines for ordering from Adafruit. Please review our shipping section if you have specific questions on how and where we ship worldwide for this holiday season.

All of the above are digital products and will be delivered to your e-mail so shipping departments don’t apply.

The Adafruit Shipping Department works hard to get your orders out as quickly as we can, but once they’re in the hands of our carriers they’re out of our control.

Carriers have been struggling to keep up with the sharp rise in online orders. Last year UPS, FedEX, and USPS all experienced delivery delays (http://tinyurl.com/ku5f4a6).

So all the Adafruit Shippers say: Please be sure you get your gifts early! Order as soon as you can! Once you place your order we’ll ship like the wind!

UPS ground (USA orders): Place orders by Friday 11am ET – December 12, 2014 – There is no guarantee that UPS Ground packages will arrive in time for Christmas.

UPS 3-day (USA orders): Place orders by Wednesday 11am ET – December 17, 2014 – Arrive by 12/24/2014.

UPS 2-day (USA orders): Place orders by Thursday 11am ET – December 18, 2014 – Arrive by 12/24/2014.

UPS overnight (USA orders): Place orders by Friday 11am ET – December 19, 2014 – Arrive by 12/24/2014.

Please note: We do not offer Saturday or Sunday service for UPS or USPS.

Thursday, Dec. 25, 2014, Christmas, no UPS pickup or delivery service.
Thursday, Jan. 1, 2015, New Year’s Day, no UPS pickup or delivery service.

United States Postal Service, First Class and Priority (USA orders): Place orders by Friday– December 12, 2014 – Arrive by 12/24/2014 or sooner.

USPS First class mail international (International orders): Place orders by Friday – November 21, 2014. Can take up to 30 days ore more with worldwide delays and customs. Should arrive by 12/24/2014 or sooner, but not a trackable service and cannot be guaranteed to arrive by 12/24/14.

USPS Express mail international(International orders): Place orders by Friday – December 5, 2015. Can take up to 15 days or more with worldwide delays and customs. Should arrive by 12/24/2014 or sooner.

Gift Certificates are always available at any time.

When in doubt contact us!


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