Gifts for the Person Who Has Everything: The 2017 Edition

Ring Pro Video Doorbell

We all want to feel safe and secure in our homes, and the Ring Video Doorbell Pro is a great place to start. With Ring, you can always keep an eye on your front door, even when you’re out of the country. Featuring motion sensors, infrared night vision, and two-way talk capabilities, Ring is the perfect 24/7 security guard.

Gifts for the Person Who Has Everything: The 2017 Edition

You can purchase the Ring Video Doorbell Pro and the Ring Chime directly from Ring at

Telestrations – The Telephone Game Sketched Out

There’s nothing better than a fun game that you and your family can play together — no screens involved or needed. Unplug, and spend time with friends and family while playing Telestrations. There’s a family friendly version, and the After Dark adult version.

With Telestrations, you “draw what you see then guess what you saw for hilarious and unpredictable outcomes. It’s miscommunication at its best!”

Gifts for the Person Who Has Everything: The 2017 Edition

Here’s how you play:

Each player starts with their own erasable sketch book, marker and word card. A roll of the die determines each player’s secret word. The timer gets turned and everyone draws their word. After 60 seconds, everyone passes their book to the player on their left. Then each player takes a few seconds to guess in words(s) what they see, and passes again. The timer is turned and everyone draws the guess.This continues until everyone’s sketch book passes by every player and returns back to its original owner, where it’s time for The Big Reveal. Everyone shares their book and the hilarious miscommunication is revealed. Just like the game of “telephone,” the outcomes are unpredictable and the laughter is contagious!

Telestrations is available on Amazon in the original (family friendly) version and the After Dark (adult) version [affiliate links].

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About the Author

Judie Lipsett Stanford
Judie is the co-owner and Editor-in-Chief of Gear Diary, which she founded in September 2006. She started in 1999 writing software reviews at the now-defunct; from mid-2000 through 2006, she wrote hardware reviews for and co-edited at The Gadgeteer. A recipient of the Sigma Kappa Colby Award for Technology, Judie is best known for her device-agnostic approach, deep-dive reviews, and enjoyment of exploring the latest tech, gadgets, and gear.