The 2018 PEC Holiday Gift Guide

Friday, Nov 23, 2018
by Wright Seneres

Get your holiday shopping done in a flash! We have cool stuff from Princeton Alumni Entrepreneurs Fund companies and more!

Hololab by LightUp

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LightUp's Hololab kit, available on Kickstarter until December 11. (Photo via LightUp)

From #PrincetonAEF portfolio company LightUp comes the first-ever augmented reality science adventure for kids: Hololab! Back their Kickstarter campaign now and receive your first monthly shipment before Christmas. This campaign is only available until December 11th so act fast. (Price varies.)

Piper Computer Kit, 2018 Edition by Piper

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Black Friday savings of $100 on the Piper Computer Kit. (Photo via Piper)

The 2018 Edition of the award-winning Piper Computer Kit is now $100 off with free domestic shipping for a limited time only. The kit "teaches young makers and engineers about computers and other electronic hardware through the fun of a Minecraft Raspberry Pi Edition video game and hands-on building and coding." Piper was the 2018 #PrincetonAEF Company of the Year. ($199)

DonorUP

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The holidays are also a time for charitable giving, so why not do "Philanthropy Your Way" this year? Download the app from #PrincetonAEF portfolio company DonorUP on the Apple App Store, and you'll be matched with nonprofits based on shared interests and backgrounds. (Free to download.)

CollegeBacker

CollegeBacker

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On the same charitable giving idea, did you know you can give the gift of college savings? With #PrincetonAEF portfolio company CollegeBacker, you can do it right now! Once redeemed, your gift will be invested into a tax-free 529 College Savings Plan. (See CollegeBacker website for pricing information.)

1,000 Books to Read Before You Die, by James Mustich '77

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Now that you've done all that shopping and charitable giving, why not a good book for yourself? Featured in the most recent TigerTalks in the City, this book has something for everyone. With essays penned by Mustich, this is a book you can get lost in, like you would in a good bookstore or library. Don't miss the companion website, 1000bookstoread.com. The Washington Post calls it "the ultimate literary bucket list." From Workman Publishers. ($35)

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