Yes, today’s gifts are for the techie. I may have been a little selfish in today’s gift guide. I totally want everything listed below.
When I was a kid, my idea of father-daughter bonding time was sitting up in his office, building and dismantling computers. I would also bedazzle corded mouses and then walk them down the hall because my parents wouldn’t let me have a real pet, but that’s another story for another time.
Basically what I’m getting at is if you have a techie in your life – somebody who absolutely must have the latest and greatest of all gadgets or they will self-combust – please see the below.
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Now tell me why:
One: WiFi-Enabled Coffee Machine
Imagine being able to turn your coffee brewer on from your bed and then have freshly-brewed coffee waiting for you by the time you finally get your ass out of bed in the morning? Genius.
Two: Toshiba Laptop
According to my coder bestie, this is the best-value laptop on the market currently.
Three: DxO One
These tiny splurge-worthy 20.2MP digital cameras connect to your iPhone or iPad to give you the most incredible pictures. Perfect for the techie who travels.
Four: Tech Ring
These rings vibrate or light up whenever you get a text, email, phone call, whatever. Functional and fashionable!
Five: Thirsty Plant Kit
Does your techie bestie have a black thumb of death when it comes to plants? These kits will monitor plants to see when they need to be watered – how neat is that?! (under $50)
Six: Roku 4
Cut the cord and watch just about anything you want – even live TV.
Seven: tile Finder
Help your techie never lose their items ever again – keys, wallet, whatever (under $100).
Eight: Pocket Projector
A projector that can attach to your phone and actually fit in your pocket?! Amazing.
Nine: Wireless Travel Router
These may look boring but are actually 10000% necessary and awesome. Your techie will appreciate being able to set up a secure WiFi hotspot wherever he or she is in the world (and you’ll appreciate the price – under $25).
These monitors will mirror your techie’s mobile devices or they can even act as a spare monitor for laptops and desktops! Genius.
Eleven: Smart Bartender
Never mess up a drink ever again (and for less than $50 to boot!).
Twelve: Amazon Echo
A voice-controlled one-stop shop for literally everything you need in your life (traffic, audiobooks, news, weather, etc)? Amaze.
OH MY GOD THIS IS LITERALLY THE COOLEST FREAKING THING I’VE EVER SEEN IN MY LIFE. THE SPEAKERS ARE FREAKING FLOATING THIS IS SO COOL!!! That is all.
Fourteen: iHome Control Smart Plug
I know, I know – a plug?! But this one is totally controllable from your phone or tablet! Perfect for the forgetful techie who never quite remembers if she left her hairdryer plugged in… (under $50)
Fifteen: 3D Printing Pen
How fun! Your techie can literally make anything his or her little heart desires (or at least anything his or or her little hands can draw) – a great gift for under $100!