When you’re buying a gift for someone, you spend a lot of time thinking about it, because you want to make sure everything’s perfect. You want to buy something that will show how well you know the other person, and how much thought you put into finding it. While there will always be people for whom you won’t have problems finding the right gift, there will also be those whose ‘perfect’ gifts will give you headaches. If you have a techie friend, we give you a brief list of things they’ll certainly love.

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Pocket projector

How many times did it happen that you’re dying to show a funny video on your phone to your friends and they can’t all see at once? A pocket projector will take it from there: Brookstone’s 1080p HDMI projector is small enough to fit into your pocket or a bag, and it can project anything from your phone. Not only is it great for showing funny videos or even movies from your phone to your friends, but for presentations too.

Portable speakers

Bluetooth speakers are a must-have for any techie, but this Dash 7 speaker is exceptional! It’s pocket-sized so it can be carried around with you all the time, and it’s the slimmest and lightest portable speaker so far. It’s a typical Bluetooth speaker so it can be connected to any phone, and it will allow you to access your favourite music and watch videos with the best sound.

Digital photo frame

Who doesn’t love photos? We used to carry photos of our friends and family in our wallets, but today only grandparents still do it. Instead, we carry around their photos in our phones. Still, a desk or a living room without a framed photo of your loved ones is plain and boring. Since it seems like we can’t force ourselves to print photos anymore, a digital photo frame is the best gift. You don’t have to print your photos anymore – you put them in the digital frame and that’s enough. You can set it so that it changes after a while, so you can see all your favourite ones in a day, or over the course of a week. Just remember that even digital frames need to be recharged from time to time.

An electric bike

As a techie, your partner, friend, or a relative, probably spends a lot of time sitting in front of their computer. Staying away from the computer might be easier if there was a way to work out, but with less difficulty. A great way to get your favourite techie motivated is to get them an electric bike. Electric bikes are wonderful because they allow you to get in shape easier – you can pedal, use motor, or do both, and this way you can monitor how much progress you’ve made. It’s a great way to get from one place to another without spending any money on gas, and they’re also great for the environment.

A special desk lamp

As we mentioned before, your favourite techie probably spends a lot of time sitting at their desk. A desk lamp is absolutely necessary for anyone who spends a lot of time going through papers and working on a computer. Still, lamps are boring, so why not make a difference and get a lamp that can double up as a toy at the same time? There is a stackable Tetris LED desk lamp that can be taken apart and then put back together in any combination. Lamp has a lot of parts and they are shaped like different Tetris pieces which light up from the inside when they’re stacked together. The best thing is that they don’t have to be put together in any particular way in order for lights to go on.

Buying a gift for a techie can be both challenging and easy – you will always know in which direction to go, but you will never be quite sure whether or not they already made plans to buy the very thing you’re thinking about buying them. This is why you should always be alert and listen to them carefully, because they will certainly drop hints when they talk about something new on the market, and this will help you pick the right gift for them.

By Chloe Smith