How to Pick Gifts for Tech Enthusiasts
Published on February 25th, 2020
Picking the right tech gifts for an enthusiast is not always easy. For PC builders, gamers or those into historical tech, there are thousands of components, peripherals and accessories, which make it almost impossible to choose something they will want or need. Here are some other hints and tips so that you can be sure to find a gift they will appreciate
Gift Ideas for Tech Enthusiasts
Tech gifts can include those that celebrate technology. Related merchandise from their favourite game franchise or tech brand are always welcomed and shows your support of their interest, hobby or passion. The use of tech to create beautiful items to wear or as home décor can also appeal to techies, such as you can see here. For home decor, consider an LED outdoor Bluetooth speaker or a smart connected picture frame.
If you want to present a practical gift to a tech enthusiast, consider a protective silicon case for the AirPods or earbuds or a personal security alarm for those who are planning a vacation or perhaps a 180-degree flashlight or a carbon smartphone cleaner that removes all smudges and marks on the screen. Encourage a new hobby with LED Poi balls or for those who love gaming, gift an under-desk elliptical.
Innovative gifts are coming onto the market daily. Gift a portable battery pack that not only charges a phone but has enough power to jumpstart most 4- or 6-cylinder cars. 12 volts, 300 amps, all in a pack roughly the size of a phone.
Whilst internal components are off-limits, there are some peripherals that a tech enthusiast will not have too many of. These include MicroSD memory cards that add storage for mobile devices and some laptops as well as external hard drive, and some built to withstand any accident by being non-slip, waterproof, and shockproof. SSDs are faster and more reliable but usually cost more than hard drives.
If they have just one charger, gift another so they can keep one at home and one at work. A wireless phone charger is compatible with most devices, offering reliable charging. There are options for fast charging, charging pads in a range of colours, not just black or white and charging pads that will charge multiple devices, that can wirelessly charge two phones at a time and include three ports for charging devices via cable.
Don’t gift internal components
Unless they have specifically told you what they want, don’t gift components. If you overheard a conversation in which they mentioned a particular component they were interested in, make sure that is still the case today, as it may have been superseded in their wish list by something else since then.
For those keen to keep up-to-date with the latest technologies, gift tickets to one of the hundreds of tech conferences where these are displayed and which also offer access to top professionals in the field and unique networking opportunities for those who want to start or advance their career in the business.
The Consumer Electronics Show that focuses on the next generation of innovations, showcasing products in the areas of 3D Printing, Augmented & Virtual Reality, Computer Hardware/Software/Services, and more. With more than 1,000 speakers including executives from LG Electronics, IBM and AMD.
SHARE has three main aims to educate, network and influence. Here is everything you need to know about Enterprise IT education, with attendees advancing the enterprise technology industry through interactive meetups and networking events along with keynotes and sessions.
Outside the US, the Dublin Tech Summit in April is a two-day event that brings together the top global leaders in technology, innovation, and business to help shape the future of trends and technologies. A highly successful conference newcomer, there are eight core themes up for discussion: The Internet of Things, Big Data, FinTech, Innovation, MusicXTech, Cloud Computing, Artificial Intelligence, and Cyber Security.