I am a gadget dork. At my last job, one of the assistants had a label maker that I coveted. I am not sure why, because some days I barely have time for a bathroom break, let alone labeling stuff, but still. I thought it would be cool to own a label maker. Like, if I could label stuff, I'd maybe lead a more sane existence. It's sad that my fantasy life has come to this.
When I saw this Minimate Cross-Cut Shredder ($49.99) at a Staples holiday party thrown by Audrey from Mom Generations, I lusted after it. And, yes, Max would approve of the color. I know I'm supposed to be pulverizing bills and financial papers so identity crooks can't pluck them out of the garbage, so it would be cool for that, though I can't think of any other evidence I have to destroy except the ridiculous stuff I share here sometimes, and I don't think the shredder works on blogs. Though it's supposed to be tough enough to mince credit cards and CDs, so if that Raffi or Barney music is driving you up a wall, this could come in handy.
There were other cool holiday gifts on display:
The Olympus Stylus Tough
The Flip Video UltraHD Digital Camcorder (I WON one, and also got a Staples gift card).
I also loved the Omnitech Bling Ear Buds you can get in Staples stores for $9.99. Hello, stocking stuffer!
Got gadget lust, too? I have two $50 Staples gift gards to give away. To enter, just leave a note below about what sort of gift you're secretly hoping to get from your spouse. Then just leave this post CONVENIENTLY open on your computer and maybe he or she will notice? Maybe leave your computer open on their pillow at night? Just trying to be helpful, as always.
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This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only until12/28 at 11:59 p.m. EST. I'll randomly pick two winners, alert you by email and announce it here. Good luck, fellow gadget coveters!
Update: The winners are Stephanie and Julie. Happy Staples shopping, ladies!