Holiday Gift Guide for Data Lovers
Don’t know what to get the data lover in your life for Christmas? Here’s some of my top picks for data nerds this holiday season.
This is a fantastic book from Christian Rudder, co-founder of OkCupid. Fans of the OkTrends blog (my favorite data blog of all time) will love this. Tons of hilarious and poignant insights based on data from online dating profiles.
Get custom necklaces, earrings, or rings based on Foursquare or Facebook check-ins, or by manually entering addresses. Pretty striking and cool results.
Give your data lover a little piece of data history. This is a great collection of antique graphs and maps I found on Etsy. There’s plenty of other sellers of these kinds of prints, too, if you just search for “antique graphs”.
Help you data geek learn a little more about themselves. Get them a genetic testing kit and they’ll learn all kinds of data about their ancestry!
Choose a location and a style of map and print shirts or skirts of your favorite places. A nice geographical alternative to making your own data skirts. 😉
Wrap your awesome data themed presents in data viz wrapping paper! All these designs were made in Tableau using data about holiday spending and shopping.