Gift Ideas for Techs, Creatives, and Geeks

November 25, 2016

Techies and creatives can be difficult to buy gifts for. We're smug, already know everything, already have too many toys, and have seen everything on the Internet at least five times. So what do you get the techie that has everything? Here's a list of great gift ideas that are sure to put a mental picture of a smile on our faces.

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Vilros Raspberry Pi 3 Complete Starter Kit - 16GB Edition

Now you can say "I got you a computer!" and actually mean it without selling your kidney.

  • Includes
    • Raspberry Pi 3 Model B
    • Black Case
    • 16GB Class 10 Sandisk Micro SD Card pre-loaded with "NOOBS"
    • SD Card Adapter
    • 2.5 AMP USB Power Supply (UL Listed) with Micro USB Cable
    • CEC Compatible HDMI Cable
    • Heatsink for Raspberry Pi - Set of 2
$65 on Amazon

Video Games Collection Puzzle - 1000 pcs

Give the gift of a continued sedentary lifestyle with this 1000 piece puzzle. Sure to add on another couple of pounds!

  • 999 pieces
  • +1 more piece that will inevitably get eaten by the dog
$20 on Amazon

Sock It To Me Circuit Board Mens Crew Socks

Socks with a circuit board print? I can't resist(or).

  • Includes 2 Socks (As far as we know)
$12 on Amazon

Geek Dad: Awesomely Geeky Projects and Activities for Dads and Kids to Share

A perfect gift for tech dads. Maybe not for your childless significant other, unless you like to watch them get extremely uncomfortable in front of their family.

  • Some paper and ink - Paperback
  • Or some 0s and 1s - Kindle
$15 on Amazon

Knight Rider Kitt USB Car Charger

Forget Hasselhoff! Every geek wants their car to talk like KITT... or Mr. Feeny. Either way, this gift is a win/win.

There's also a Flux Capacitor version!

  • 2X 1.0 Amp USB Ports
  • On/Off/Mute Switch
$18 on Amazon

Useless Box Kit

Every time the switch is flipped, another geek is born. Or something like that.

  • Perpetual Machine - Every time you flip the switch on, a little finger pops out and turns itself off.
  • The Black Do It Yourself Useless Box Kit does not come assembled. A great geek gift and soldering kit gift.
  • Requires 2 AA Batteries
$45 on Amazon

Floppy Disk Non-Slip Silicone Drink Coaster Set

Coasters that look like floppy disks. What's next, flying toasters?!

  • They're coasters, what more do you need?
  • Made of silicone - sure to get a giggle
$12 on Amazon

Star Wars R2-D2 Metal Can Cooler

Keep your beverages cool, it will.

  • Beep-bee-bee-boop-bee-doo-weep
  • Bop-boop-beep-bop-dee-woop
  • Dishwasher safe, is not
  • Microwave safe, is not
$8 on Amazon