16 years and going strong - it's Cool Yule Tools time!

Cool Yule Tools 2015 Desk Keith Shaw

Another year, another cluttered desk full of techie gadgets offered as gift suggestions for the holidays.

Credit: Keith Shaw

If we’re getting near Thanksgiving that means one thing for long-time Network World readers - it’s time for the annual Cool Yule Tools holiday gift guide!

For your technology gift enjoyment, we’ve taken this year’s guide and separated the suggestions into three categories - Cool Yule Tools for Work, Cool Yule Tools for the Home, and Cool Yule Tools for Play. Feel free to peruse all of these items as you're looking for gizmos, gadgets and other techie gift options.

Of course, those category separations aren’t etched in stone - the headphones you might purchase for “Play” to listen to your music can just as well be used on a flight to listen to a podcast while you’re working. Similarly, that smartphone you use for work can download tons of “fun” apps for your leisure time. The world we live in now has many blurred lines between home, work and play.

I’m totally cool with that - when we started our gift guide 16 years ago, a lot of people never thought that a technology-related gadget would be something that would be given as a gift, and now technology continually tops the wish lists of consumers around the world.

Happy holidays, and if you have any questions about any of our picks, feel free to drop me a line. 

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