21 Aug 13
Web Designer & Geek Gift Ideas
A meaningful present will always top a voucher; it shows thought and understanding of your friend! Even if you don’t really know what goes on in a creative studio, and don’t understand the in-jokes of web designers or developers, don’t despair! We’ve got you covered.
The latest and greatest gadgets are never cheap, are ‘safe’ and don’t show much creativity in your present giving. This is a great opportunity to get creative with your gift and give them something they’ll remember minus the ridiculous price tag! I must disclaimer that some of these may not be the most practical gifts, but they are all cool or fun (to me anyway). Most of these gift ideas are much more affordable than the latest iPad or smartphone as a bonus as well. If you’re anything like myself I’m sure you’ll take advantage of these creative ideas for yourself as well. Heck, I’m already thinking about which of these would be great for my own desk in the office…
Many geeks have replaced their watch with their smartphone, but this watch connects to iPhone and Android smartphones using Bluetooth for notifications, functionality and is infinitely customisable. Basically it’s every geek’s dream watch.
TECH-SMART Touch Screen Gloves
It’s winter here in Australia and I often get freezing hands but I… must… use… iPad arg! Here’s the perfect solution:
A real working LED lamp of the image I used on a recent blog post about responsive web design plugins, the Tetris pieces light up when you stack them on! To my wife, if you happen to read this post and it’s my birthday soon please buy this for me.
Many web designers and developers all over the world already have at least one of these, really just because it’s so cool and it’s cheap.
If you don’t know what those 2 letters on the pillows mean, don’t worry your designer or web developer friend will know and they’ll love them!
Slightly on the expensive side for a present, but it is magical and practical. From paper, directly to your digital world!
League of Legends is arguably the online game most likely played by your geek friends right now and you can’t go wrong with something like a Blitzcrank(character in the game) hoodie.
If you work with computers you’re gonna eventually need cable ties and why not have some stylish ones that make your cables look like wrapped twigs.
Ctrl Esc Cufflinks
I’ve received these as a gift and wear them every chance I get, not joking at all. I love them and so will your geeky friends!
Star Wars Complete Ice Saga
No collection of geek gifts is complete with something “cool” from the Star Wars franchise. Ice cool, get it?…
This one is for those brainiacs you know, not sure how practical this idea is though.
Keep that Coke cool AND keep it next to your computer, genius right?
Last but not least, the real life item that every anime or manga (Japanese animation/comics) fan wants but no one really needs. I take it back, everyone needs one of these… it even has working blue LEDs. SO, which one was your favourite?!