What do you buy someone that needs the latest technology like you need air to breathe? Someone that always buys themselves the must-have gadgets in the world is a nightmare. That’s because it’s hard to get them something they would both like and use!

It’s worse if you’re not someone that is into technology, especially not on the same scale as them! Do you need to buy the technology geek in your life a present for their birthday? Perhaps there’s some other special occasion coming up soon? Here are a few ideas to give you some inspiration:

High-End Headphones

Technology enthusiasts will usually have a love of music. It doesn’t matter what genre they like. What does matter is having the best equipment to play back their much-loved tunes.

High-End HeadphonesSometimes they will wish to listen to music without disturbing other people around them. For example, on the train or in a communal living space. One thing they are bound to thank you for is a set of high-end headphones.

Forgot about wireless ones; they need to be the type that plug into a 3.5 mm audio jack. That’s because technology geeks loathe wireless connections. They are usually inferior to their wired ones (at least, that’s what they tell you).

Photo Printer

Yes, it’s possible to choose from an array of inkjet printers on the market that can print photos. What if the person you’re buying a gift for hates convention?

One thing you could do is buy them a dedicated photo printer. They are small, compact devices that only print photos and nothing else. An example of such a gadget is the Fujifilm Instax Share SP-1. It’s also useful for printing from smartphones and tablets too.

Yes, I know; it’s wireless. But, the person in your life will forget about that fact. That’s because they’ll discover they can print Polaroid-like photographs!


If you want to offer a memorable gift idea, how about something like a SegBoard or SwayMonkey? In a nutshell, they are balancing scooters where you stand on a platform and direct them to where you want to go!

Yes, they are tech geek’s dream come true. But, they are also fun and have a good practical use as well. I dare you to resist not buying one for yourself!

USB Record Player

Is the geek in your life a bit of a hipster? If so, it’s likely they have a penchant for fusing old and modern technology. Why not help them celebrate that fact by getting them a USB record player?

They work just like conventional turntables, except they plug into a computer. If they love listening to their vinyl, they will love you for giving them the means to do so through their PC or Mac!

Coffee Maker

Do they like to drink coffee? If so, they’ll love having a gadget that makes it for them in style! Gadgets like the Keurig 2.0 K 550 are a brilliant idea for the coffee aficionado in your life.