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What to Buy the Tim Ferriss Type of Guy (for Christmas)

If you’ve got a Tim Ferriss guy in your life, you have a thrill-seeking adrenaline junkie who puts a premium on adventure, convenience, and compassion. He stalks the offbeat. He’s the modern James Bond for t`he social media age. And you’re in luck because today I’m going to help you make this his best Christmas yet.

The Tim Ferriss Inspired Xmas Gift List

Fujitsu ScanSnap S1300 Document Scanner, $299.99

From Tim himself:

“this is easily the best peripheral I’ve ever owned, and I have removed 99% of all the paper from my life using it. It’s small enough to throw in carry-on luggage.”

At a mere six pounds, this hyper-portable scanner isn’t going to slow you down or make your back moan. And it’s hard to beat the one button ease of use. Oh, and did we mention that it’s Mac compatible?

Apple iPad starting at $499

Believe it or not, there are still some people who don’t have an Apple iPad. If that’s your guy we highly recommend surprising him with this incredible touchscreen computer.

Before you give it to him pre-load it with books like the revised and expanded The Four Hour Work Week, Tim’s newest book The 4-Hour Body: An Uncommon Guide to Rapid Fat-Loss, Incredible Sex, and Becoming Superhuman. That’s quite a promise! And be sure to toss in his personal favorite Vagabonding: An Uncommon Guide to the Art of Long-Term World Travel.

If you’re really generous, you’ll load on some apps like DailyBurn’s food scanner or the Tim Ferriss app. During your globe-hopping defend the iPad from sand and weather with an indestructible iPad case.

Fighter Combat Misson, $595 for a 45 min. thrill ride

Perfect for the jetsetting adventure-buff who thinks he has seen all the friendly skies have to offer. Send him down to Fighter Combat in Phoenix where he will board the sleek Extra 300L, the world’s highest performance certified acrobatic airplane. A former military fighter pilot will take him on a 45-minute airborne adventure including stunts that most people only get to see in the movies. Loops, hammerheads, torque rolls, accelerated flat spins and more.

Flights are recorded for posterity, bragging rights, and sheer awesomeness. Everything is real but the bullets. Don’t forget to include these sharp Tim-Ferriss-approved sunglasses. He’ll be cooler than Iceman.

And just to get his blood pumping with even more anticipation, you might want to throw in a copy of Top Gun. Just slip a gift certificate in the present. Or, deliver the gift in style! I suggest delivering them to him on Christmas morning by remote controlled plane or parachuting down the chimney.

Giving Back, you decide the price

Generosity is sexy and I’m all for it, especially at Christmas when giving makes the holiday not just exciting but meaningful. I love how Tim Ferriss has spectacular charity promotions on his blog. Need some inspiration? Watch this interview of Tim with Charles Best, CEO of They talk about something you may have thought was mutually exclusive – living a luxury lifestyle while changing the world. We hope it inspires you and your man to live both.

Have anything to add to the list or what will you buy your Tim Ferriss type of guy? Please leave a comment below.

This guest post was written by Janet Thaeler, @NewspaperGrl who is a fan of Tim Ferriss and can’t wait to read his new book.

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