Are you running out of gift ideas for your friends? The holidays are coming up soon and you need to make a decision. You need to make choice depending on how much money you are able to spend, how much time you have until you are exchanging gifts, the amount of time it takes to ship an item if you are ordering your gifts online, and of course the preferences of your friends. If you know that your friends are tech enthusiasts, it may be an easier task than you think. Tech-related gifts are always very useful and fun for those who consider themselves tech-enthusiasts. Your tech-friend could love blue light blocker glasses, a smartwatch that tracks their every move while also monitoring notifications, a wireless mic, wireless headphones, or an electronic outlet gift card. It is the thought that counts and your friend will feel special to receive any gift, but by following this handy list your friend will be sure to be extra appreciative and impressed by your gift buying skills.
1. Blue Light Blocker Glasses
One of the things you can be sure about is that your tech-loving friends tend to spend a lot of time in front of a television screen, computer screen, iPad, and cell phone. Especially if they are working from home. Since this is the case, one of the very best things you can buy for them will be a pair of the very best blue light blocking glasses.
These handy glasses will block out the blue light that causes strain to the eyes as well as a great deal of ocular damage over the long term. Blue light blocking glasses come in many different colors so you have plenty of options to choose a pair that will match your friend’s style or you have the power to choose a pair that will add a little spice to their everyday look. With their new blue light blocking specs on, your friends will be able to spend even more time online with no worries about hurting themselves. You may see less of them this holiday season but can always communicate with them via call or text.
Let’s face it, you have to get up out of your chair at some point in the day. And when you do, you may as well get in a bit of timely exercise. For this purpose, a new smartwatch is truly ideal. Your friends can use it to measure their run distance, speed, heart rate, stress levels, and other important data. It’s a true tech lover’s dream. A smartwatch can encourage them to get up during the workday and will also allow all of their notifications to appear right on their wrist. Be sure to research the different kinds of smartwatches that are available to ensure you purchase one that meets your friend’s wants and needs. You also have the fun opportunity to choose the color of the watch head itself and also the band. Have fun with it and choose your friend’s favorite colors to bring a smile to their face.
3. Wireless Mic
One of the best things you can get for a tech-savvy friend is a brand new wireless mic. There are a ton of new styles to choose from, including the latest models from Bluetooth and a host of others. A wireless mic will let your friend roam around freely while staying in constant touch with the world. With a wireless mic, your friend will feel like a CEO at work, even if they are just working from home. Work calls will be much easier with a wireless mic and will definitely be an item that is used and appreciated every day.
4. Wireless Headphones
Your friend may like to go out jogging or simply tune out for some “chill time” with their favorite songs or podcasts. If this is the case, a great gift for them will be a brand new pair of wireless headphones. Wireless models are perfect for the tech-savvy pal on the go. They aren’t bound to one specific place. Instead, they can play air guitar or bounce around freely as they bop to their most favorite jam in private. Your friend will be very happy to be hands-free throughout the day while still being able to listen to their favorite music or podcasts. Be sure to let them know that most wireless headphones need to be charged to maintain battery so they are not caught mid-run unable to listen to their motivating playlist.
5. Electronic Outlet Gift Card
Let’s face it, buying a gift for a tech-loving friend maybe something of a thankless task. Of all the people on your list who may just possibly have everything, a friend that knows and loves tech may just be that one. So it can sometimes be a frustrating fool’s errand to try to stay ahead of the curve when it comes to buying holiday gifts.
The good news is that you have a handy exit strategy if you need it. This is not to ignore them altogether, but to allow them the option to choose their own gift. You can get them a gift card from Amazon, Microsoft, or any other purveyor of electronic goods. This will let your friend know you are thinking of them during the holidays and allow them to pick up an item, or multiple items, that will not only be useful but also bring a big smile to their face.
Happy Holidays for Tech Lovers
The holidays are here and it is time to reward all of your tech-savvy friends and family members. The gifts on this list will be sure to occupy their fingers and warm their hearts. They have been specially chosen with an eye on what is hot, both at the moment and looming on the horizon, and with their interests in mind. If you want to please your tech-loving friend or family member, these are the gifts to buy.
Bio: Tracie Johnson is a New Jersey native and an alum of Penn State University. She is passionate about writing, reading, and living a healthy lifestyle while wearing her best blue light blocking glasses. She feels happiest when around a campfire surrounded by friends, family, and her Dachshund named Rufus.