MacVoices #19249: MacVoices Gift Guide #5

The last MacVoices Gift Guide before the big holiday shopping weekend features some unusual picks from the panel of Elle Newman, Mike Schmitz, Brittany Smith, and host Chuck Joiner. Be sure to check this out before you shop!

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Elle Newman is a facilitator, a life coach, and a yoga teacher. Find out more about her at her personal web site. find her on her Facebook page, and follow her on Twitter as @ElleMoreen, and on Micro.Blog as @Elle Newman.

Mike Schmitz is an Apple fanboy, coffee snob, and productivity junkie who is intent on teaching people how to be more productive. His newest effort is He is the Executive Editor for The Sweet Setup, a site dedicated to reviewing and recommending the very best Mac and iOS apps, and is the creator of FaithBasedProductivity, where he teaches his personal approach to getting more done. Mike lives in Wisconsin with his wife and 4 crazy boys and is the author of Thou Shalt Hustle. He is also the co-host of the Bookworm podcast and (probably) spends too much time on Twitter. You can find all his projects on his personal web site,

Brittany Smith is a cognitive neuroscientist who provides a variety of consulting services through her business, Devise and Conquer that includes ADD/ADHD coaching, technology coaching, productivity consulting, and more. She is a self-designated “well-rounded geek” who can be found on Twitter as @addliberator. Her latest project is Jedi Yoga.


Elle Newman’s picks

Metal Earth (web site)

Metal Earth on Amazon

August Tea 

Nuu Muu

Disc Notebook Systems

Mike Schmitz’ picks

SetApp Gift Cards

Xsonic Xtone (guitar pedal/interface)

Bias FX

Parsley Adventure Book

Cafflano (All-in-one coffee maker)

Brittany Smith’s picks

Low-profile Flash Drives (SanDisk)

IUGA comfortable, attractive dress pants with pockets (by a yoga company)

FLEXISPOT Desk Bike Stand up Folding Exercise Desk Cycle Height Adjustable Office Desk Stationary Exercise Bike 

Star Wars failures Gag Gifts:
 – Jar Jar Binks Cufflinks – Option 1

    – Jar Jar Binks Cufflinks – Option 2

– Thala Siren mudflap t-shirts:
 – Unisex
   – Women’s
 – RiffTrax for Prequels/Holiday Special:

 – Wookiee Storybook:

Chuck Joiner’s picks

Apple TV 4K

JBL Flip 5

Rudy’s Bar-B-Q Sause

ANYA Stainless Steel Bracelet Strap with Unique Magnet Lock for Apple Watch