Techie Gift Guide


We all need a little help when it comes to gift giving, don’t we?! I interviewed the smartest, coolest guy I know to get a few suggestions: my husband, Curt!

I asked him to give me a list of tech gift items that a guy (or really, any cool gal) might like. We’ve tried to keep the price pretty low, so you won’t see an iPad or expensive computer on the list.

Take a look and see if you find something to add to your list – for your hubby, dad, son, or even yourself!

1. The North Face Etip Gloves

“We don’t live in a very cold climate, but man, if we did, these would be the gloves to buy! These gloves let you keep your fingers warm while operating your touch-sensitive phone, music player, tablet  or computer.”

2. Violight UV Cell Phone Sanitizer

“I work in the medical industry, and while I’m not a germophobe, I’m probably close. This phone sanitizer seems like it could be a good gift for someone looking for a way to keep their phone and its accessories clean.”

3. BookBook wallet case for the iPhone

“This is a vintage take on the iPhone case/wallet. It actually looks like a vintage book, and opens up to hold your phone and a wallet compartment. Real leather. So, if you know someone who loves their iPhone, but also loves old school books, this might be the perfect thing!”

4. Klipsch Image S4 Headphones

“These are really great, noise-canceling headphones. They are ‘in-ear’ ear buds. Klipsch has produced good products for years and they have a full, rich sound.  A good alternative to those really expensive Bose Headphones.”

5. Animag Photo Stands

“These would be great for the office! Simple magnetic animal photo holders. Something to make your coworkers smile.”

6. Magnificat App for the iPhone

“Our family loves the Magnificat. While I prefer the actual book version, having the Magnificat app is helpful when I’m traveling or at work. One of the best apps on my phone!”

7. iPhone Scuba Suit

“I would never take my phone in the water. But that’s just cool! Have a beach vacation planned for the summer, or do you spend a ton of time at the pool? Try it out!”

8. Cube Laser Virtual Keyboard

“This turns any surface into a keyboard by projecting an image of the keyboard onto your desk or table, or whatever. You can use this with any tablet, connects to any Bluetooth enabled device. You don’t have to carry around an extra keyboard, and you’ll impress everyone with your coolness!” (I think he’s secretly hinting on this one!)

9. SwissGear Computer Backpack

“This is a really safe and practical way to carry around a laptop and supplies, and keep it all safe and organized.”

10. Star Wars Han Solo in Carbonite Ice Cube Tray

“Now, this is just awesome.” Yes, it’s an ice cube version of Han Solo. When he’s frozen in carbonite. We all remember that scene…. There are seven Han Solos, one large and six small. And, evidently you can also make chocolates from the tray as well. Even better.  I’m really at a loss for words here, except I think if I got my husband this one thing this year, he’d be totally thrilled!

Do you have any cool, techy gifts that you’d add to the list? Please share!

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Copyright 2012 Lauren Gulde


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  1. Thanks for all of the great gift ideas, Lauren! I need a few of these to round out the big gifts I got my wife this year. She knows I work at DISH, so she has been bugging me for a way to take her favorite shows from room to room, or even out of the house all together. What she doesn’t know is that I already got her a new iPhone and a DISH Sling Adapter. Once I connect the adapter to our DVR, she will be able to stream live TV, and DVR recordings to her iPad anywhere she goes. I think she will love the gloves, UV Sanitizer, and the Laser keyboard; they will make great stocking stuffers.

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