It’s that time again; time to buy that special person in your life a gift for a special occasion. For someone else this would be an easy task, but not for you. Why? Your special person is not like your ordinary gift recipient. He or she has a certain quality that distinguishes them from the rest of society-he or she is a geek! So, how does one go about finding a gift for someone who already seems to have every electronic device known to mankind? Here are some ideas to help you on your quest to please your beloved nerdy one.
You can begin by doing a little research on the recipient. What types of gadgets or toys seems to attract this particular geek? After all, geeks are different in what particular gadgets they like, be it car audio systems or computers. There is quite a bit of difference between gifting a spy cam, a Wi-Fi enabled vacuum cleaner, a Klingon corkscrew or an LED binary watch.
Once you are down to a few subcategories of geeky gizmos you can start to narrow down your searches further. If it’s a computer geek you’ll have an easy time finding a good gift. Look for USB gadgets – these are certain to provide hours of procrastination. External hard drives, memory sticks and the like are also a good option to look for. If you feel generous, you could also look for more expensive gifts like computer monitors or keyboard/mouse bundles.
Clothing and apparel might also be appreciated; although it’s not the type of gift that first comes to mind. Posters, t-shirts, mugs and whatnot with nerdy themes are often appreciated. If your friend is a Star Trek fan, a similarly themed t-shirt is certain to be much appreciated. There are lots of online stores that sell these types of themed wearable stuff. Why not a wall clock or coffee mug with your techie friend’s favorite sci-fi motif? Of course, you have to know exactly what your geek is into or it might be a disaster comparable to purchasing a t-shirt with a rival football team’s logo.
There are many shopping sites dedicated to these intellectual giants; the ones I mention are just the tip of the iceberg. If these can’t satisfy your desire to please, try searching on Google for “geeky gifts,” “USB gadgets” or some phrase similar to that. You’re sure to find that perfect gift for that geeky friend of yours.