Adafruit Holiday Gift Guides 2020



Holiday season is in full swing and even though the weirdness of 2020 has yet to leave us, one of the few things we can do this year is to give gifts to those we care about. And we’re here to make that process a simple one.

Listen, we know we have A LOT of products. We are constantly adding new products to our catalogue and while we know you love the variety, we also know it can be a little overwhelming to find that perfect, giftable item.

Enter our Holiday Gift Guides. We’re stoked that these products were chosen specificaly by Ladyada. And we know you’re excited too! This way you know these items are top notch and whoever is lucky enough to be on the receiving end of your gifting will not only be grateful, but will also think you are incredibly cool and smart.

See below or continue on over to our Gift Ideas page to see all of this year’s guides.


Adafruit Holiday Gift Guide: CircuitPython

CircuitPython is Adafruit’s branch of MicroPython designed to simplify experimentation and education on low-cost microcontrollers. No compiler, linker or IDE required! Now you can code directly on the device itself. CircuitPython makes it easier than ever to get prototyping by requiring no upfront desktop software downloads – open up in any text editor and type away.


Adafruit Holiday Gift Guide: LEDs & NeoPixels

What’s more fun than a single blinking LED? How about rings, strips, panels, and matrices of LEDs? In Adafruit’s LEDs gift guide, you’ll find all those varieties and more to help get your project bright and colorful. For a wide variety of project ideas, check out the LED section of the Learn System. Or just start with Adafruit’s LED selection – the best way to get blinky!

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Adafruit Holiday Gift Guide: Raspberry Pi

After all of your holiday baking, why not wind down with a Pi that lasts?

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Adafruit Holiday Gift Guide: IoT & Adafruit IO

Need a new way to spend your holidays this year? Get your head in the clouds with Adafruit IO!

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Adafruit Holiday Gift Guide: Feather

Fly into the holiday festivities with some Adafruit Feather fun! Check out our faves below and read on if you want to learn more about our Feather-verse.

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Adafruit Holiday Gift Guide: STEMMA

While it wasn’t a great year for most things, it was a banner year for STEMMA! Below are some of our favorite STEMMA-centric products for gifting this year.

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Adafruit Holiday Gift Guide: PPE

If 2020 could be summed up in a single image, the face mask would be a strong contender. PPE has become a symbol of love and community in many ways, and no doubt giving it as a gift shows someone how much you care about their safety.

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Adafruit Holiday Gift Guide: Bluefruit

Would you like to give the gift of powerful, easy-to-use Bluetooth Low Energy connectivity to your loved one? We spent years learning how to develop our own custom Bluetooth firmware, and coupled with our own BT module hardware, we’ve created the most Maker-friendly wireless you can get! So grab one of our Bluefruit devices for your favorite maker to add to their next awesome wireless IoT gadget! Happy Holidays!


Adafruit Holiday Gift Guide: Machine Learning

Machine learning has come to the ‘edge’, but you don’t need super complex hardware to start developing your own TensorFlow models! We’ve curated a shopping guide to dip your toes into machine learning waters.

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