If you work in a digital industry, or live on planet Earth in the year 2015, then you surely know someone who is always on the come up when it comes to tech. This year, we want to help you find the perfect gift for every type of techie in your life. So whether you’re shopping for your social media loving gal pal, or your web developer boyfriend, we’ve got you covered. Check out our holiday gift guide below and tech the halls.
For the Fit Techie
The Fitbit Charge ($129) is the perfect gift for your tech-loving fitness crazed friend. Help your loved one get a jump start on those New Year’s resolutions with all-day tracking for steps, distance, calories burned, and more. The Fitbit Charge is our pick because it also has a watch and date display, caller ID when Bluetooth is on, as well as an alarm clock, stopwatch, and wireless syncing.
Pro tip #1: Save a few dollars and skip the Fitbit HR – studies have shown the heart rate tracker to be inaccurate, so why bother?
Pro tip #2: Best Buy will typically price match a price found on Amazon, which means you can splurge for the warranty and it pays for itself.
For the Tea-Loving Techie
Any self respecting tea snob should have a tea infuser travel mug. According to reports, the Timolino TeaGo Mug ($23) is a winner. Infuse your favorite loose leaf teas into the mug while you’re on the go. The strainer basket disengages for quick, easy cleanup, and the brushed metal comes in plenty of color options.
Pro tip: Throw in a few ounces of your favorite loose leaf tea, and you have a complete and perfect gift.
For the Techie With the Out-of-Hand Developer Beard
If your boyfriend is taking the lumberjack trend a little too seriously, you can give the gift of razors with a Dollar Shave Club subscription. Subscriptions start at $1 (+ S&H), and you can adjust your subscription as you go. You can also cancel anytime.
For Your Girlfriend That #Slays
Give your best girlfriend the gift of emojis with these super cute, super girly Emoji Stemless Wine Glasses ($50). The best part is, these cuties are made to order, so you can request any emoji you want. As your social media-loving BFF would say, “yaaaas.”
For The Lazy Techie
For the techie too consumed with their video games to clean, the Roomba 980 (while pricey, at a whopping $900) is the perfect gift. The Roomba 980 is not only the world’s most expensive cat toy, but also connects to an app on your phone for remote scheduling connected via Wi-Fi. When it’s done, the Roomba automatically returns back to its homebase – how cool is that?
For The Yo Pro Techie
We all know at least one young professional (or, yo pro) in our life that doesn’t own an iron. Okay, let’s be honest, none of them do. Give the gift of quasi-professionalism with the Joy Mangano Go Mini Steamer ($30). It also comes in a bunch of cute color options, and includes a travel pouch. Your yo pro will thank you for this one. Say it with me now, “IRONING SUCKS.”
For The Neat Freak Techie
We all know someone that reminds us a little too much of Monica Geller. For the techie that straightens her (or his!) desk every day before packing up to go home, the Poketo Japanese Keyboard Brush ($15) is sheer perfection. The small brush made from beech wood and synthetic bristles reaches every crook and cranny in the keyboard for optimal cleaning.
For The Above-Average Coffee Addict
The average coffee drinker is happy with a keurig pod, but not this techie, oh no. The above-average coffee addict is the one trying a new coffee shop every weekend. The AeroPress Coffee and Espresso Maker ($28) uses a unique brewing method to provide the richest coffee flavor, with less bitterness and acidity, plus Alton Brown uses it so you know it’s good.
And no, he’s not sponsored, GEEZ PEOPLE.
For The Beauty Guru Techie
For the friend always watching beauty videos and makeup tutorials on YouTube, the Brush Pearl ($99) is a digital, ultrasonic makeup brush cleaner, and it is the latest and greatest. The Pearl cleans makeup brushes automatically, offers multiple cleaning settings, and comes equipped with a kickstand for drying your brushes.
Another, more expensive, option is the Lilumia brush cleaner.
For Your Co-Worker That DJs By Night
Your music-loving techie friend needs a Bose Soundlink Color Bluetooth Speaker II ($129). The Soundlink is great for parties, with its compact design, wireless smartphone connection, voice prompts and 8 hour battery life. The speaker comes is a few color options, and makes taking your tunes on the go a breeze.
So that’s our holiday gift guide. We hope these gifts and gadgets make your tech-nerd dreams come true. For more tech inspiration, follow us on Instagram and Twitter @smartersearches.