We spent Christmas with Charlotte's parents. They have wildly different tastes in entertainment to me so, to preserve my sanity, I had to pack some essentials. The Raspberry Pi as a portable media server came in very handy when choosing a Christmas movie to watch (Brave), and my portables were amazing when everyone had gone to bed. If you think that alcohol doesn't affect your driving, try playing Mario Kart after a few glasses of scotch. If you think alcohol doesn't make you more violent, try playing Street Fighter X Tekken after a few glasses of scotch.
Not pictured: any of the cables required to charge or connect any of this stuff. There are a lot of them.