10 Geeky Gifts for the Tech Lover in Your Life


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It’s that time of the year and we’ve scoured the web for the quirkiest gifts for the Internet mavens in your life. The best part? They’re all under $100.

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With the holidays just around the corner, many of us are scrambling to find the perfect gifts for friends and family members. Fortunately, the rise of the novelty gift market presents a wealth of options when it comes to unique and quirky gifts that pay homage to Internet culture.

Here are ten of our favorite gifts from retailers big and small.

1. Comic Sans Cap

Perfect for the design snob in your friend group, this “dad” style hat throws major shade at the typeface everyone loves to hate. Get it for $34 on JacVanek.com.

2. Vintage Microsoft Windows Pins

Take it on back to ‘95 with these iconic Windows 95 logo pins ($1.25/each) by Etsy seller lessthanzero.

3. WiFi Temporary Tattoo

Show off the strength of your network with this fun temp tattoo ($3/each) from Etsy seller symbolicimports. It’s only a matter of time until someone in Brooklyn is sporting the real deal.

4. Gold Charger Set

Power up in style with this metallic gold charger set ($32.50) from Bando. The kit comes with a gold rope USB cord, wall charger and car adapter.

5. Bumble T-Shirt

Bet you didn’t know that the dating app of the moment, Bumble, has its own line of official merch. We’re into this grey logo tee, which you can cop for just $15. (By the way, that’s less than the monthly pricetag of a Match.com account.)

6. Light Up Kicks

Millennials will fondly recall the days of LA Lights sneakers. Good news: Their 2016 equivalents are here and available in the Bando shop for just $50. Charge them up via USB and you’ll be the life of the party for up to three hours.

7. Unfriend Sweatshirt

Let your over-eager Facebook friends know *exactly* where you stand with this snarky sweatshirt designed by Jac Vanek. Act fast and you can score this for 50 percent off the original price-tag ($34).

8. Galaxy Headphones

Perfect for the space cadet of the group, you can grab these lightweight astronomical phones from ModCloth for $34.99.

9. Polaroid Snap Camera

No Instagram filter can match the iconic look and feel of an instant photo. In fact, there’s an entire book of celebrity Polaroids – featuring Madonna, Emily Ratajkowski and more – dropping in March 2017. Hop on the bandwagon with Polaroid’s hybrid camera ($99.99), which can capture and save digital photos and print 2” by 3” pics on the spot.

10. Emoji Wrapping Paper

Cap off the perfect gift with emoji-themed gift wrap from Zazzle. And for about $20 per roll, you can afford to kick your wrapping skills up a notch.

Have any other gift ideas to add to this list? Send us a tweet @socialmediaweek, or if you prefer to give practical gifts. Gift someone SMW Insider these holidays. Your marketing-minded friends will thank you.



Katie Perry

Contributor, Social Media Week

Katie Perry is a marketing & content strategist and contributor to SMW News, a leading news platform covering startups, tech, brands and the future of work. You can follow Katie on Twitter at @katieeperry.



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