You know for a fact that the person you’re buying a gift for absolutely loves tech. They live and breathe it, but they already have everything. So, what do you buy them? We can help!
As adults, many of us take advantage of any disposable income to treat ourselves to the things we couldn’t afford as kids on an allowance. It means that whatever someone is into is often tricky to buy for them because they’ve already invested their disposable income into it.
That’s especially true when someone adores tech. It can make gift shopping exhausting because you’re never 100% certain you’re buying something that’s not already owned—and asking can ruin the surprise!
We’ve scoured the web to find an assortment of gifts that most people just won’t have thought of, so we’ve got your holiday shopping covered.
Oral hygiene is essential to everyone. In a gift-giving sense, this offers a chance to buy someone who loves a cool gadget they’re unlikely to already own. The Pursonic UV Toothbrush Sanitizer is a neat little device that kills off bacteria on a toothbrush, making teeth brushing that much more effective.
It uses ultraviolet (UV) light to kill germs. Not only does it automatically turn on when the toothbrush is in the container, but it also automatically turns off after five minutes, so you don’t need to worry about the device running itself out of batteries if you’re not minding it.
Pursonic S1 Portable UV Toothbrush Sanitizer
Clean the thing that makes their teeth clean. It makes sense.
We’ve all become a bit more aware of how dirty things can be over the last two years, so it’s good to keep things we often touch clean. Mashable reports that mobile phones can be dirtier than toilets because of how often we touch them, so it’s an important priority to clean a smartphone regularly.
Well, you can remove the worry of germs for someone with the Samsung Qi Wireless Charger and UV Sanitizer. Not only does this device destroy germs with a shockingly high rate of success, but it can also charge a Qi wireless-compatible phone at the same time.
Samsung’s sanitizer can also be used with other gadgets and items that fit inside, so it has plenty of use beyond just a phone sanitizer!
Samsung Qi Wireless Charger and UV Sanitizer
Help them keep their phone as clean as possible, and keep it charged.
If your giftee is someone that’s perpetually attached to a pad of paper, then this gift is for them.
The Rocketbook Wave Smart Notebook is a relatively standard-looking notebook on the outside. It has 80 pages and can be used just like any other notebook. The difference comes from what it does once the note-taking is done, though.
There’s a Rocketbook app for iOS and Android that can be used to upload handwritten notes to a few different services like Google Drive and Slack, which is an excellent way to have notes easily on hand while still being able to handwrite them.
But that’s not all. Once the notebook is full, or someone is simply done with the Rocketbook, it can be placed into a microwave to remove the writing from it. This smart notebook is also reusable and overall is a great gift.
Rocketbook Wave Smart Notebook
A reusable smark notebook for the note-loving person in your life.
Tech isn’t just an indoor thing! The Milwaukee Hoodie Heated Jacket is a fascinating and incredibly comfortable bit of clothing that not only protects from the wind but also keeps the wearer warm by heating them up.
It lasts for up to six hours, has three different heat settings, and is washer and dryer safe, despite being powered by a Redlithium battery. It’s a bit pricey, but if your geek giftee is out in the cold a lot, Milwaukee’s jacket is practically priceless.
Milwaukee Hoodie M12 12V Lithium-Ion Heated Jacket
A jacket that'll keep them warmer than ever before.
If you’re buying a gift for one of these people, then the DJI Osmo Pocket will make them happy. This fancy little camera has a 3-axis gimbal stabilizer and an integrated 12-megapixel camera. It can be attached to different smartphones for ease of use and can even record in 4K at 60 frames per second.
Most importantly, the Osmo Pocket takes beautiful pictures and videos, and it’s as light as a feather too. Anyone looking to shoot great video or capture their life will be more than happy with the Osmo Pocket.
DJI Osmo Pocket
A surprisingly powerful camera in a very lightweight and easy-to-use frame.
Most aren’t morning people. But, the reason for that could well be that we’re just using the wrong alarms to wake up to.
The Philips SmartSleep Wake-up Light is a fancy bedside light that can simulate a sunset, sunrise, and use one of five different natural sounds to wake someone up. Not only that but the lamp can also be used as an FM radio, in case that helps your giftee sleep at night.
This wake-up light also includes a helpful snooze button. Nobody’s going to turn into a morning person overnight after all.
Philips SmartSleep Wake-up Light
Help them wake up with a gentle light, some nice noises, and a smile.
Sometimes people need an extra shot of coffee to get through the day. Or through a road trip. Or through anything, really.
The Wacaco Minipresso is a handy little device that only needs boiling water to make espresso on the go. It doesn’t use power either—it’s all manual operation. Just make sure the person you’re buying for also has an excellent thermos to keep said boiling water in, and they can make an expresso anywhere.
A perfect espresso on the go. All they need to do is add water and squeeze.
We realize that the idea of buying someone a mug for the holidays feels a bit low effort, but bear with us—this particular mug is awesome.
The Ember Temperature Control Smart Mug 2 is an incredible little device that can keep hot beverages at the desired temperature for up to 90 minutes on a full charge.
However, if your giftee keeps the cup on the charging coaster, then they can enjoy a hot cup of coffee or tea all day, without ever needing to put it in the microwave. In short, this is an excellent choice for coffee and tea drinkers.
Ember Temperature Control Mug 2
Keep hot drinks hot for as long as is needed with one handy device.
Having a good light source is incredibly useful, but there’s no reason that has to be the only function when there are so many cool options available.
The Jackyled Balance Lamp is a fascinating device that turns on when the two central balls are put together. The lamp can also be used with different light settings and brightness to ensure it’s giving off the perfect light for whatever the person is doing.
Then, when they’re done, they can turn the light off by just moving the lower ball down a bit. It’s quirky and an eye-catcher, but also very practical. It’s a perfect gift if you’re truly stumped on what to get the geek in your life.
Jackyled Balance Lamp
A lamp with a quirky twist. A very practical feature piece.
There are many ways to tell the time, but most people opt for a digital clock nowadays. If you’re looking for a more interesting time-based gift for someone you love, then we suggest the Sharper Image Light Up Electronic Word Clock.
This clock is incredibly unusual—rather than having hands or even alphanumerics on it, it is a grid of different letters. These then light up to tell the user the time using actual words. Basically, whoever uses the Word Clock can literally read the time. It’s pretty cool!
Sharper Image Light Up Electronic Word Clock
An entirely different way of telling the time that'll never get old.