Table of Contents
- The Gifts for Computer Lovers
- Skinny-dip Laptop Sleeve
- Logitech Boom Boom Bluetooth Speakers
- Acer Chromebook 11
- The Funny Helpdesk Sysadmin Gift Mug
- Circuit Board Tie
- Private Internet Access VPN
- Cuff-Daddy Working Silver USB Flash Drive Cufflinks (Most Value)
- The Microsoft Universal Foldable Keyboard
- Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700
- The Picks
- Final Thoughts
With the holiday season coming up and a lot of joy to spread, you may be wondering what to buy the family’s computer-nerd for Thanksgiving. A laptop seems like a stereotypical present and it is likely that your family’s computer-nerd already owns three hi-tech ones.
You’ve probably gone the stereotypical route in past years and gotten them a gift card for a computer and while a gift card might seem great, it’s not exactly the best gift out there. Your loved one deserves something unique and special, especially with all of the new technology being released in the last few years. Plus, it may seem easier to shop for everyone else at this point, except for the tech-lover.
However, there is no need to worry, as this list is sure to give you some ideas that would help. You will probably have to step up your game this year and this list has some of the best gifts of the year.
The Gifts for Computer Lovers
Skinny-dip Laptop Sleeve
This is a particularly good gift to give to a female friend, who is interested in computers. It is available in faux leather with a marble pattern design. It closes with a snap, making it very convenient for anyone looking for a portable laptop and its envelope-type structure ensures that the laptop placed inside does not slip out.
Enveloped sleeves are also best for when you need to take your laptop to your college or to work, but do not want to carry a clunky laptop bag. The lining of this sleeve is also good-quality and holds the laptop firmly, to prevent slipping. Though this may not be the most affordable, consumers have reported that it is worth the money.
- Made with quality fabric,
- Embroidered with cute flowers,
- Envelope structure,
- Non-slip lining,
- Classy and sophisticated,
- Convenient to carry.
- Only available in one size,
- Only available in black,
- May be slightly pricier for a simple laptop sleeve.
Eero is one of the latest routers in the market. It provides strong and fast wi-fi signals from anywhere in the household and has a fairly simple installation process, which involves plugging in the device and enabling it on receiving devices.
This highly reliable wi-fi router will provide you with a fast and reliable Internet connection. The connection provided is ideal for tech-enthusiasts, who are constantly in need of stable internet for their various endeavors (whether that’s learning how to code or to simply watch a series on Netflix).
The best part is that whenever there are wi-fi problems, there is no need to call on the Internet service provider. Simply make use of the Eero mobile app to troubleshoot the device and fix it within minutes. This gift may be on the pricier side but the quality of the internet connection it provides is definitely worth it.
- Fast connection,
- Highly reliable,
- Covers a wide area,
- Easy to troubleshoot from the app,
- Simple and compact design,
- Installing the device is very easy.
- Quite expensive,
- Not recommended if one’s home is not too large,
- Not recommended if there is already a fast and reliable internet connection installed.
Logitech Boom Boom Bluetooth Speakers
Logitech has created the best Bluetooth speakers, for anyone looking to decorate their desk. The best part about these speakers is that they can be easily updated using a mobile app and there is no need to buy new and expensive hardware.
The speakers provide high-quality sound and their small size and attached strap make them very convenient when moving them around. So, the screen-junkies in your family can enjoy their favorite movies, video games and music, using the Logitech Boom Boom speakers.
Because this is only a one-time investment, you do not have to worry about any further expenditures.
- Very sleek design,
- High-quality sound,
- Convenient for travel and storage,
- Do not require expensive hardware,
- Can be updated with a mobile app,
- Perfect for a desk.
- On the pricier side,
- The shape may not be ideal for some,
- Not ideal for larger spaces.
Acer Chromebook 11
This is one of the best laptops available in the market for students or anyone in need of a computer that can perform heavy-processing. It can handle almost any task with great speed and proficiency.
This particular laptop is both sturdy and light-weight, perfect for anyone looking to carry it around with them to classes, the coffee shop or even to work. It has all of the features you could ever demand in a laptop and while it may not be like the high-tech laptops that are trending nowadays, it is very reliable and strong.
The Chromebook 11 has a 10-hour battery life, so there is no need to worry about how long it will last during those lengthy university classes or study-sessions at the café near home.
This laptop has all of the features you would want, including compact size, high-definition display, fast processing and a good-quality web-cam. So, if you want a solid gift to give the family computer nerd, this laptop may be the gift meant for just that.
- Compact size,
- Available in different colors,
- Long battery life,
- Fast speed,
- Convenient to carry as it is light-weight,
- Good for students,
- Quality web-cam.
- Quite pricey,
- More like a common laptop, does not provide anything new,
- Does not look sleek in its design,
- Does not go above and beyond, and is simply average.
The Funny Helpdesk Sysadmin Gift Mug
This mug paints a hilarious picture and it basically describes the life of a computer nerd in one simple, but through a checklist. The mug is a plain white mug with black writing on it. It says:
“Tech Support Checklist
Before you bother me:
- Is it plugged in?
- Is it turned on?
- Are you sure?
- Seriously, go check.”
Any compute-geek would understand the struggles of having to cater to the constant calls of their technologically challenged family members. Finding out that the device they needed to get “fixed” was simply not plugged-in or charged, makes a trip around the house irritating.
This mug gives a subtle and passive-aggressive reminder to the family members that the next time they come calling; they should at least press the power button.
This mug is handmade and is ceramic and glossy. It is the perfect vessel for a tech-support’s coffee and is quite hefty, making it harder to break and also one of the most affordable gifts on this list. Thus, this may be a thoughtful and sentimental gift for someone, who is always at the beck and call of their family.
- Very affordable,
- Made with high-quality ceramic material,
- The perfect size,
- May have sentimental value for some,
- Makes use of a funny and subtle joke.
- Simplistic design,
- Only available in one color,
- One available in one font style and size,
- Not very customizable,
- May be too simple a gift for some.
Circuit Board Tie
This tie is made with a soft microfiber fabric and has a screen-printed circuit board in golden and silver (mimicking a real one) designed on it. The tie is a show-piece that shows others at formal events that your loved one is in a lifelong relationship with technology.
The tie is quite intricately designed and is available in three different colored fabrics (light green, hunter green and black). This tie is also available in three different widths (normal, narrow and skinny) and two different lengths (normal and long).
The fabric, of which the tie has been made out of, is high-quality and comfortable to wear. It is also non-slip, as it is not a common silk tie, but made of micro-fiber (which has less chances of slipping out of place when worn). The screen-print is long-lasting, no matter how it is washed.
The screen-print also provides a three-dimensional effect to the design and makes it seem more identifiable. Thus, any person would love something they can add to their unique style, especially when it comes to a conversation-starter piece, like this necktie.
- Unique design,
- The design has been solidly screen-printed,
- Comes in three colors,
- Comes in several sizes,
- Made with high-quality fabric,
- Quite affordable,
- Comfortable to wear,
- Design is realistic and identifiable,
- Versatile piece for any event.
- May be boring for some,
- Not an ideal gift for someone very close to you,
- Not a good gift for someone who prefers comfortable clothing,
- May not suit everyone,
- May not fit people with larger necks.
Private Internet Access VPN
One of the things that most computer-lovers want is their own VPN connection, they can use to surf the internet. This provides the user with a private, anonymous VPN that cannot be detected. So, it is perfect for exploring topics that are controversial or things that one’s parents would not allow otherwise.
VPNs are available for one-year subscriptions, so your loved one can enjoy this for a year and decide if they love the experience enough for a renewal of the subscription (which you can buy them again for next year).
While being a very inexpensive gift, even bordering the line of being cheap, it is actually very useful and practical.
The receiver will definitely love this gift and will cherish it for the entire period of subscription. However, be wary and make sure to ask your parents’ permission, as it’s possible they would not want their child to have access to such a powerful tool. But, if you’re sure that the parents are alright with this gift then enjoy the smile you see on your loved one’s face when they find out what you’ve gifted them this Thanksgiving.
- Very affordable,
- Provides undetectable internet access,
- Comes in a yearly subscription package,
- Ensures privacy,
- Very powerful tool.
- May not be desired by parents,
- May provide too much access, exposure and freedom,
- Can be used to access tabooed areas of the internet.
Cuff-Daddy Working Silver USB Flash Drive Cufflinks (Most Value)
These cufflinks have a USB flash drive inside of them and will provide you with the most value, as it gives two products for the price of one. The USB provides a total of 32 GB of space, making these cufflinks even more useful than anything else in your loved one’s wardrobe.
It is a no-brainer that a tech-savvy will love this present, especially if they are always in need of transferring files. This is one of the most convenient gifts on this list because the flash drive is worn and hence, has high probability of almost always being with you.
These cufflinks are already packed in a beautiful box, so there is no need to worry about gift wrapping or presentation. They have a classy, silver design and are very functional as both cufflinks and a USD flash drive. However, they are only suitable if the person in question frequently wears formal clothing, such as for work, and require cufflinks as a staple in their wardrobe.
- Great value for the price,
- Durable material,
- Stylish design,
- Dual functions,
- Large storage space,
- Very convenient,
- Can even be used when the cufflinks are not needed and all other USBs are out of space,
- Comes in a beautiful package,
- Made from quality material.
- May not be suited for someone who does not wear formal clothing often,
- Only available in one color and design,
- Can only be used as cufflinks for shirts that require them,
- More suitable (as a gift) for adults.
The Microsoft Universal Foldable Keyboard
This gift is perfect for someone who is always on the go, but do not want to carry around their laptop everywhere. The keyboard allows one to connect to their phone and work on a setup similar to their laptop remotely.
This keyboard is very convenient to carry because it folds up to a portable size that can be placed in a backpack, purse, or even a large pocket. It is rechargeable, making it easy to use as it does not require any special hardware.
Also, the keys are high-quality and ensure smooth typing, and are also water repellent. This particular gift is great if the computer-lover in your life is always busy and has a long commute that they would like to make productive.
The keyboard is compatible with Apple, Android and Microsoft devices, making it very convenient and versatile in its application. It pairs with devices using Bluetooth and utilizes a rechargeable battery for power. Also, it would be best to know how much your loved one is in need of this convenience.
There may be a possibility that they are the type of person who cannot live without taking their laptop everywhere with them (in which case, this gift would be a waste).
- Wide range of uses,
- Very convenient,
- Easy to store,
- Can be folded to the size of a bag,
- Allows for fast and smooth typing,
- Can be paired with most devices using Bluetooth,
- Utilizes a rechargeable battery.
- May be an expensive gift,
- Not ideal for someone who is not constantly on the go,
- Only available in one color and design,
- Also, not the best gift for people who cannot survive without their laptops.
Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700
As the name suggests, these headphones cancel out external noises so that your loved one can enjoy the sounds from their computer without distractions. These headphones are ideal for anyone who wants to increase their concentration on their work while eliminating any distractions from their surroundings.
These headphones are very lightweight, making them very convenient to store and carry around and are available in three colors (black, grey and soapstone or white). This device also allows for direct communication with Alexa (the home assistant) and provides voice assistants for easier access to music, weather, podcasts, etc. These headphones can also provide access to Google assistant and connect to a device via Bluetooth.
These headphones can cancel up to 11 levels of needless noise from the environment. They are the best possible gift you could give to your loved one because they allow for a productivity inducing environment for maximized concentration levels.
They provide up to 20 hours of battery life, so they can be used anywhere and at any time when fully charged. While they may be on the expensive side, they are completely worth the price for your loved one who needs an environment perfect for working on their computer.
- Can connect to Alexa and Google assistant,
- Available in three colors,
- Completely cancel up to 11 levels of noise,
- Perfect for people who want to remain distraction free while working or playing,
- Provide high-quality sound,
- Long battery life,
- Light-weight and easy to store,
- Allow for greater productivity while working.
- On the expensive side.
The gift with the most value for your money on this list is the Cuff Daddy Working Silver USB Flashdrive Cufflinks. This is because they provide two amazing functions in one and are perfect for anyone you know who wears cufflinks to work on a daily basis and is in constant need of convenient storage space. They are also packed in a beautiful box, so you don’t have to worry about getting them gift wrapped.
The second pick on this list is the Microsoft Universal Foldable Keyboard and this is because of the fact that this product is something anyone would love. It provides convenience for the busy folks and allows for them to do work in any place they would like. All they have to do is pack this keyboard and take it with them.
Finally, the first pick on this list is the Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones. Noise-cancelling headphones are known for having different qualities, but these are guaranteed to provide an experience unlike any other. They are of very superior quality and provide you with the chance to show your loved one how much you care by giving them an unforgettable sound experience. No sound comes in and no sound goes out with these headphones. Also, while they may be a bit expensive, the quality and amount of use your loved one will get out of them make them completely worth their price. They are the top pick for the unique experience they provide to the user.
This holiday season, you should go above and beyond for your loved ones and while it is the season for mega shopping opportunities like “Black Friday” and “Cyber Monday”, it is your duty to leave your loved ones feeling loved and joyous, whether they are a friend, family, significant other or a relative, the above-mentioned gifts would make them grateful to have you in their life.
The best part about giving gifts, after all, is the look on your loved one’s face when they unwrap their present and express the utter joy of getting something they always wanted. Without this experience, it is not worth the time or effort you would have had to put into finding something thoughtful enough to gauge such a reaction.
This list has simply been made to show you all of the possibilities out there and provide you with ideas. It is completely up to you whether or not you actually end up buying anything on this list. Also, remain hopeful about the gifts you buy and do not feel obliged to buy anything out of your budget or too extravagant, even the smaller gifts hold special sentiments for your loved ones.
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