Before we begin, we just wanted to point out that we use the word geek in a positive way. Finding the perfect gift for someone who has a high-tech lifestyle is not difficult. We’re going to go over some of the things you want to think about as well as give you a list of some specific gift ideas. By the time you’ve finished the article, you should have a very good idea on how to please the tech-lover in your life.
Before Buying a Tech Gift
We’re going to start out by going over some of the considerations you should make before you pull out your credit card. This can help you avoid a gift giving disaster.
- Compatibility – One of the most important things you’re going to want to think about is whether the gift you’re getting is going to be compatible with the type of computer of the person getting the gift. Whether it’s Windows or Apple, make sure you get something that’s going to work with their system.
- Age Appropriate – While getting a high tech gift for someone can be fun an exciting, you want to make sure you get something age appropriate. For example, if you’re buying for your young nephew who is only five or six, you’re not going to want to get him a fancy radio controlled car or plane.
- Check for Warranty – When buying tech gifts, it’s also a good idea to ask about a warranty if one is available. You might have to pay a bit extra for this, but if something goes wrong with your gift, it’s going to make it easier for the gift recipient to get it fixed without any hassles or problems.
Now that we’ve gone over some of the things you need to think about when buying an awesome tech gift, let’s get to some specific examples!
Top Tech Gifts for Geeks of All Ages
As promised, we’re going to list quite a few different techie gifts that a geek is sure to love. We have gifts in all different price ranges.
- Pi Basket – For just over a hundred dollars, you can get an amazing metal basket that is actually made up of some of the digits of Pi.
- USB Money Clip – Know someone who always has a stack of cash with them? If they’re a geek, get them a dual use money clip that’s also a USB flash drive. Yes, you can store your Bitcoin key on the drive.
- Doctor Who Tardis 4-Port USB Hub – This is a great way to get access to a few more USB ports on your computer. We’re not sure if it’s bigger on the inside or not. 😉 In all seriousness, this is a nice way to get more USB ports without being boring.
- R2-D2 Home Planetarium – This is great for kids and adults because it combines the world’s favorite robot – R2D2 – with actual star maps you can display on the ceiling! This is a great educational gift for kids who are into Star Wars.
- Tetris Animated Alarm Clock – You might think that alarm clocks are no longer relevant, but that couldn’t be further from the truth as evidenced by this clever one that creates numbers with falling Tetris blocks.
- Bluetooth Handset Gloves – Know someone who lives in a cold climate who loves using their smartphone? This is the perfect gift for them. It allows them to make calls using their fingers when they’re wearing the gloves.
- Hard Drive With Biometric Authentication – Portable hard drives are common these days, but this one has biometric authentication built into the case so it will only be accessible by the person who owns it. Neat.
- Electronic Rock Guitar Shirt – This is actually a t-shirt featuring a picture of a guitar – that you can play! Available for around $30, it’s perfect for anyone who’s a bit of a music geek or enjoys high-tech clothing.
- Star Wars Family Car Decals – For a really inexpensive gift under $20 for a geek family, try these car decals. You’ve probably seen them already when you’re out driving around, but these are based on Star Wars characters.
- Minecraft Foam Sword – This is made to look pixelated, just like Minecraft the game. For younger kids – and some adults – this is a great gift that they’ll proudly display on their wall when they’re not waving it around.
The list above should give you some ideas about what you want to get that special geek in your life. If you have any other great awesome tech gift ideas, please leave us a comment and let us know your thoughts. At Awesome Gifts, we love it when we hear from our readers – even if they’re correcting us or adding new information. When it comes to gift giving for geeks, you can never have too much advice in our opinion.