10 Geeky Gifts for the Tech Lover in Your Life
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.
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
3. WiFi Temporary Tattoo
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.
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