It’s Christmas Eve as I write this and you are probably all done with your shopping and wrapping. But in this age of friendships with people we’ve never met from all over the world, there might be that one person you didn’t realize was getting you a gift. Or someone just slipped through the cracks as you made your list and now you’re scrambling to think of something to get them.

No worries. I think most people will understand that. And there’s still time to do a little shopping for that special person in your life that you forgot about. Even if the gift might arrive after Christmas, we all like the residual post-Christmas gifts trickling in. Well, here we are with a few suggestions. And yes, all of these are based on supporting our own friends.


Rack Toys: Cheap, Crazed Playthings
A guide to the history of Rack Toys by Brian over at

Beyond the Rails: Six tales of steampunk adventure on the African frontier (Volume 1)

A steampunk book written by Nerd Lunch super-fan, Jack Tyler.

Sue London’s Books
Sue London was a guest on our show a little while back and she’s written some books. Click the link above for the complete list.

Make Art Make Money: Lessons from Jim Henson on Fueling Your Creative Career
Elizabeth Hyde Stevens wrote this awesome book that I did a whole extra helping podcast about.


Published by our friend Brian Adams and featuring articles by Howie Decker and Nerd Lunch’s very own CT.


Strange Kids Club’s SK Magazine #3
Published by our buddy Rondal, this features contributions from names like Paxton Holley, Shawn Robare, and Brian Adams.


Miscellaneous Plumbing Fixtures
Our friend Jon Cross does music, too and you can buy his Christmas album, among other works, here.


Print or Book from Des Taylor
We had Des on our show way back on episode 69. I’m a fan of this guy’s work big time. If you’re looking to get me a gift…ahem.


Tastes Like Chicken
I made a movie a few years ago and you can buy it on DVD (sorry, no Blu-ray).