The 2023 Holiday Gift Guide for Data Diehards

Are you looking for gift ideas for a fellow Excel fan, co-worker, or data geek this holiday season?

In this post, I share some of my favorite holiday picks and exclusive offers for our Excel Campus community. Happy holidays!

Featured Gift: Elevate Excel

You can now give the gift of our comprehensive Excel training program, Elevate Excel! You can purchase an entire year for $490. There will be an option to check a box labeled “Is this a gift?” at check-out.

What is Elevate Excel?

Elevate is our subscription-based, beginner to advanced-level Excel training course with access to our entire training library. With our 30-day money-back guarantee you can purchase the training for someone else 100% risk-free.

Please use your name and information at checkout. You will have the option to include your recipient's information after check-out.


Price Range $20 – $40

First up, here is a list of products your favorite Excel/data geek might like for under $40.

TB4A.com ($20 – $30+)

Use coupon code EXCELCAMPUS for 10% off your purchase.

Shop the Big4Accountant “Excel Humor” category for Microsoft-based merchandise, or explore their selection of hats, candles, onesies, and shirts custom-made for the accountant in your life.

Their products range in the $20-$30 range, and with our 10% discount (EXCELCAMPUS) you can find an affordable gift for the data geek in your life.

Function 101 ($30-$50)

For the Mac users in your life, Function101 creates products with a minimalistic design that complements a whole range of Apple hardware.

Baronfig Desk Organizers ($20+)

Baronfig designs tools for “thinkers.” Their selection of planners, notepads, stickies, and other office tools is perfect for the minimalists on your gift list who prioritize utility in the workplace.

I especially like their neutral colors and clean lines. These would make excellent “Secret Santa” gifts for coworkers or friends who are difficult to shop for.

The 40 Greatest Excel Tips of All Time ($25)

This book contains Excel tips, shortcuts, jokes, and even cocktail recipes. The content was crowdsourced from over 300 Excel users (myself included).

It's a great book to keep on your desk or coffee table. Every time you pick it up you will learn something new and have a good laugh.

The Excel Campus Shortcuts Mousepad ($29.95)

Our very own shortcuts mousepad! With tons of everyday shortcuts plus a direct link to our free downloadable PDF list of 200+ shortcuts. Color: White Size: 8.7″x7.1″

New Microsoft Number Pad ($29.99)

Sleek and slim, with a premium finish, work with numbers faster and more naturally while making your Windows 11 Home/Pro and Windows 10 PC or compact keyboard more productive.


Price Range $40 – $100

Next, here are my top picks for budgets between $40 and $100.

Microsoft Gift Card ($50)

Give the gift of apps, games, and more to use at the Microsoft Store online, on Windows, and on Xbox. You'll receive an email with a digital code that your gift recipient can use to buy what they want.

Price Range $100+

And finally, here are our top picks for budgets of $100 or more.

Insta360 Link ($299)

Another cool item for those who work at home is the Insta360 Link Webcam.

It's a webcam that follows you around the room.  So it's great if you do a lot of virtual meetings, but are sick of sitting behind the desk or want to present in front of a whiteboard.

My friend Justin has a video review of it with more detail. 

Surface Pro 8 ($600-$1000)

I switched to digital notetaking about two years ago, and absolutely love it. One thing I really like about the Surface pen is that it has an eraser. Even though it's digital, you can flip the pen and erase anything you've written. This is something the Apple Pencil doesn't have.

I use Microsoft OneNote to store all my notes. The nice part is that you can type or write in OneNote and EVERYTHING is searchable, including your handwriting.

Happy Holidays

I hope this list helps you find that perfect gift or spark some ideas.

Please leave a comment with any questions or gift ideas you have this year. Thanks and Happy Holidays! 🙂

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