Even though the Winter solstice is still a few weeks away, ol' Jack Frost is already nipping at noses in most parts of the country. And though it might be one season too early for Spring cleaning, I'm taking the proverbial dust rag to my desktop for a wallpaper refresh. Snowflakes, penguins, board games, and crisp Winter nights . . . these desktop backgrounds remind me why I love the chilliest of seasons.
My first cell phone was heavier than my purse, but I carried it like it was the One Ring. Several years earlier, you couldn't part me from my Game Boy, which, at the time, was just slightly cooler than the new cordless phone (with the two-foot-long antenna) my dad excitedly brought home from Circuit City. As the years pass, we all get pretty nostalgic about our tech. So to honor the retrophiles on your gift list, we rounded up a few cases and sleeves that will make them reminisce about their own gadgets of yore.
You know the type: they've never posted a #latergram, they tweeted pics of the Pinkett-Smith's gaping mouths before the last jerk of Miley's twerk, and they know precisely what the fox says. They are your siblings, college dorm buddies, and office cubemates, and undoubtedly one or more of them resides on your holiday gift list. But what to gift these quick trigger-fingered friends when any tangible, brick-and-mortar object is so one mouse click ago?
Encourage your webaholic pal to rest those tirelessly typing and swiping digits while savoring printed versions of the Internet's most popular memes. You may need to explain the mechanics of page-turning, but once they master that archaic skill, giggles and sighs of nostalgia are certain to follow.