AccountingWEB's holiday gift ideas for accountants

Accountants on your gift list? Shopping just got easier! Here at AccountingWEB we've surveyed the members of the staff in order to assemble a list of thoughtful, interesting, and sometimes kooky gift ideas sure to please the accountant on your list. We know we're just scratching the surface of interesting gifts, and there are still plenty of shopping days left. If you'd like to share your favorite gift ideas, please click the Comment option at the end of this article and give us your suggestions.

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USB Beverage Chiller and Warmer. The coolest desktop accessory in town; and a welcome one for anyone who spends days in an office or nights burning the midnight oil. This innovative and space-efficient beverage chiller + warmer plugs right into a computer USB port and keeps their drink cool or warm with the flip of a switch. Fits a can, bottle or glass. Measures 3 1/4" x 5 3/8" x 1 1/4".
 
 
Indoor Co-Axile Ready to Fly Mini Shark Helicopter. This palm-size micro helicopter is designed for anyone over 8 years old. Anyone can hover it easily. Because it is very light, it seldom breaks in an accident. It can fly in 6 directions. Our technology manager has two of these in his office and loves them.
 
 
Accountant Street Signs. CPA PARKING ONLY sign. Made of thick aluminum with durable red vinyl lettering and graphics this sign is made to last and last. Comes pre-punched with holes for easy mounting. Can be used indoors or outdoors. It is the same size as official parking signs, 12in. wide and 18in. tall.
 
 
 
 
Tax Shelter License Plate. I BRAKE FOR TAX SHELTERS LICENSE PLATE. Made of thick aluminum and tough vinyl lettering and graphics. This BRAND NEW license plate is 12in. wide and 6in. tall, the same size as official license plate. Made to last outdoors for years the sign looks good enough to display indoors, corners are rounded.
 
Accountant Parking and No Trespassing Signs. The items in this collection of accounting-related signs are made of indoor/outdoor weatherproof.040 polystryrene (plastic as thick as 2 credit cards on top each other).This sign comes with rounded corners and one hole at each end for hanging.
 
 
 
 
 
CPA Ornament. Adorn your tree, office, rear-view mirror, or any other appropriate place with these accountant-centric ornaments. Search Café Press for Accountant or CPA and you'll find hundreds of ornaments, mugs, t-shirts, cards, water bottles, posters, pillows, underwear (!), calendars, and more, all made with the accountant in mind.
 
 
 
Dollar Sign Tie. The male accountant in your life will feel like a million bucks wearing this tie covered with dollar signs. You'll find many other tasteful gifts for accountants at OccupationGifts.com.
 
 
 
 
 
Animal Mini Tabletop Vacuum. Is your cube neighbor's desk covered with crumbs, dust, and pencil shavings? Get them to clean up their act with the Animal Mini Tabletop Vacuum. The 6.3-inch-long cow or pig may be compact but it's hungry and eager to devour messes. Vacuums operate on two AA batteries.
 
 
Nike + iPod Sport Kit. Transform your iPod nano, iPod touch (2nd generation), or iPhone 3GS into a personal workout coach with the Nike + iPod Sport Kit. This wireless sensor and receiver combination works exclusively with your Nike+ shoes and iPod nano, iPod touch, or iPhone 3GS to give you real-time feedback during workouts and let you track your performance on your Mac or PC.
 
 
 
Remote Control Locators. Stick the remote controls to items you frequently misplace (keys, phones, TV remotes, what have you), blow the whistle, and they beep so you can find the misplaced items.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Bacon-scented Tuxedo. For that snappy dresser in your life. There's a theory that everything is better with bacon. Archee McPhee believes that theory and, to that end, the company has introduced a line of bacon formal wear with Uncle Oinker's Bacon Scented Bacon Print Tuxedo. You can get married in bacon, get confirmed in bacon or go to the Oscars in bacon! Each Tuxedo is tailored from chemically treated latex print fabric in one of four different sizes. Best of all, it smells just like bacon sizzling in the pan. Dry clean only.

 



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