FastCompany surveyed some respected business leaders and trendsetters for their holiday wish lists.
Interesting to see that while luxury is still the name of the game for some, a few others would settle for more philanthropic uses of their money. Padmasree Warrior, CTO of Cisco, for instance have asked friends to make a donation to charitywater.org. Allegedly a $20 donation can give one person clean water for 20 years.
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Mark Rolston, Chief Creative Officer, frog design
Rachel Ashwell, Founder, Shabby Chic
Barney Harford, President and CEO, Orbitz Worldwide
Miriam Lahage, General Manager, eBay Fashion
Scott Case, CEO and Vice-Chairman, Malaria No More
Anne Globe, Head of Worldwide Marketing and Consumer Products, DreamWorks Animation
Grant Achatz, Chef, Alinea and Next
Amy Doyle, Executive Vice President of Music and Talent, MTV
Andrew Mason, CEO and Founder, Groupon
Marissa Mayer, Vice President of Search Products and User Experience, Google
Blake Mycoskie, Founder, TOMS Shoes
We ask some leaders and trendsetters for their holiday wish lists. While some lust for luxury, others opt for charity donations. There's definitely something for everyone here, even if holiday bonuses doesn't come through.
If I were to hope to receive one thing this holiday it would be time with the family, ideally strapped onto a snowboard. And let me be clear, not all six of us will be on the same snowboard. We’ve been going to Whistler in Canada since 1997 so my hope is that the holidays find my wife and kids and I up in Whistler. (one-day lift ticket: $91, whistlerblackcomb.com)
I would love to receive a Maserati Quatre Porte ($119,750, maserati.us) because I can’t fit my three kids in my Porsche 911 or the Panamera. Just don’t give me any kitchen stuff. I don’t cook.
My wife and I just had twins so we are all about pictures now. I’ve always wanted a wi-fi enabled projector that can project pictures of my twins on the walls of my house. And there’s a Dell S300W ($999, dell.com) that does exactly that. I’ve always had that idea, and I can’t believe someone actually built it.