Awesome gifts for innovative minds this holiday season

This holiday season we would like to share some ideas of the best gifts for the patent people and inventor types on your list.

What interesting stuff would a creative innovative mind like?

Take a look:

Apple iPod touch 8 GB (3rd Generation) NEWEST MODEL

iPod touch is an iPod, a pocket computer, and a portable game player. Listen to music. Watch a movie. Surf the web. Check your email. Get directions with Google Maps. Discover addictive games and apps. The iTouch is the iPhone’s brother without calling capabilities. The only catch is that this brother lacks AT&T’s backing so unless you want to become better friends with your local Starbuck’s employees while you mooch off of their free wireless every time you want to check your email or check a YouTube video, I’d spring for the iPhone.

Kindle Wireless Reading Device

The Kindle is as thin as a magazine, fitting perfectly in your hands. It can hold up to 1,500 books and weighs 10.2 ounces. Just to put that into perspective, your cell phone probably weighs between three and five ounces. With the Kindle you can bookmark and easily take notes. It also has a helpful dictionary app, so there’s no need to grab that dusty book off the shelf again or rather pull up

I think it would be really wonderful to take my entire library with all of its options on a road trip with me or on the subway to work, but if I’m sitting at home I’d rather turn pages then click to open them.

Omron HJ-112 Digital Pocket Pedometer

Walking with a classic pedometer can be exceedingly annoying with its obnoxious click-clack noise wherever you go and its tendency to slip off your belt loop crashing to ground, losing your daily millage. The Omron HJ-112 Pocket Pedometer is an advanced, high-tech pedometer that- Hallelujah! Dual sensor technology!- can be carried in your pocket or bag.

Of course you can be lame and hook it to your belt loops like the classic pedometer. But now your loved ones can just drop this stress-free gift in their purses or pockets and ponder the lengths of your thoughtfulness.  Not only will it measure your steps but the calories burned during your workout, as well as the total distance you’ve traveled.

StressEraser Portable Biofeedback Device 

The StressEraser is perfect for your, quite obviously, stressed out family members. It fits right in your pocket and is drug-free and non-invasive. It uses a finger sensor to convert your pulse into a wave form.

This wave guides you to synchronize your breathing with your heart rate cycle. Weird, huh? But we all know that slowing down your breathing can slow down your heart rate which in turn helps you relax. So it makes sense that this little gadget works so well.

DVR Spy Pen Video Recorder Camcorder Camera Drive

If you claim that you didn’t want to be James Bond at least one time in your life, it’s probably safe to say you’re lying. This pen doubles as video and voice recorder, and how can you say that that’s not cool? Obviously the video quality isn’t exactly Stephen Spielberg, but this whimsical gift is still worth it if only to satisfy the spy in you.

Along with the one I’m thinking of purchasing for my nephew, I might even buy one for myself. Just call me Bond. James Bond.

“World’s Smallest” GPS Tracker

This is the world’s smallest GPS tracker at 2 inches wide and 1 inch thick. Trying to find your car in a mall parking lot the size of Rhode Island, this baby’s a godsend- that is you can find it cheap. At the prices I’ve been seeing, I think I’m going to wait for the post-holiday sales and in the meantime I’ll just set off my car alarm and follow the sound.

Coby DP-882 8-Inch Digital Photo Frame with Built-In MP3 Player

This photo frame not only displays a slide show of pictures, but can also play music with either its MP3 compatibility or USB port to attach iPods or stereos. It has a high resolution LCD screen, internal speakers and even headphone ports.

I think that giving this frame already filled with photos and music is a heartfelt gift with a homemade feel. Plus its a lot less mess and hassle than making a scrapbook.