Do you have a hard-to-buy-for data professional on your list this holiday season? If you’re shopping for a special data analyst, BI pro or data scientist, it’s not always easy to choose the right gift. So we thought we’d make things a bit easier by creating the Love Your Data Gift Guide, with creative gift suggestions for anyone who works with and/or loves data.
Our suggestions include books for data experts looking for new inspiration and ideas on how to visually present data, gadgets for data lovers, data-driven artwork, and gift items that tell the world how they feel about data.
For the data visualization developer: The Visual Display of Quantitative Information is a classic by American statistician Edward Tufte, covering the theory and practice in the design of data graphics, and includes 250 illustrations of the best (and a few of the worst) statistical graphics.
Because a visualization is worth a thousand words: Storytelling with Data: A Data Visualization Guide for Business Professionals, or The Truthful Art: Data, Charts, and Maps for Communication.
For anyone interested in exploring the field of data science: Data Science for Business: What You Need to Know about Data Mining and Data-Analytic Thinking.
Ambient device for anyone who loves data – and gadgets: These display real time stock market trends, traffic congestion, pollen forecasts, and more.
Because data is beautiful: One of our data science project visualizations on a T-Shirt.
For the data pro who loves data: Help them tell the world about their love for data with a Pythian Love Your Data T-Shirt.
Say it with a mug: What better way to express the importance of data than with a mug? There are so many sayings about the importance of data in our lives. Our data experts liked these ones: Trust data not lore mug, or this Without data you’re just another idiot with an opinion mug.
Data as Art: The first 3422 digits of Pi arranged in an Archimedean spiral from Fine Art America.
Data Pro Action Figure: Because data professionals are your company’s superheroes, why not get them a personalized action figure that looks just like them.
Tablet stand: What data pro doesn’t have multiple devices running at any given time? They may have a couple of computers to run different operating systems, and perhaps a tablet to keep up with their email and reference material. Great for holding either a tablet or smartphone, this tablet stand will help keep desktop clutter in check.
Just for SQL experts: SQL aficionados are proud of their unique language. This I speak SQL mug is the perfect way to say “thank you for a great job” in SQL.
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** Note: This post is not intended to promote any particular product. Pythian is not affiliated in any way with the third party vendors mentioned in this post.