Here comes the hard part. What do you get for the person who has everything? Well, they don’t have everything (we’re pretty sure). Surprising these geeks just takes a little thinking outside the box to find something that maybe, just maybe, flew under their radar (which they might literally have). Here are some helpful suggestions for gifts to please even the most grizzled of gadget veterans. We might even make it free for you — for the Marvel superfan, we’re giving away this Iron Man messenger bag from Think Geek, which normally goes for $100. Yep, the Arc Reactor on the strap lights up!
Satechi Slim Aluminum Headphone Stand
Having all the gadgets is one thing — taking care of them is another. Get their high-priced headphones off the floor with this sleek headphone stand, which comes in one of four colors.
Satechi – $28
MeFoto GlobeTrotter Air Tripod
If they’re getting serious about photography, this tripod will make for a pretty awesome addition to their collection. It’s rugged and can work with DSLRs and smartphones alike. And, yes, it can be converted into a selfie stick, too. It’s a really good buy for anyone interested in experimenting with nighttime or long exposure shots.
MeFoto – $225
TMBR Walnut Wood and Brushed Silver Watch
They might have the smartwatch they want, but they might not have a watch that looks smart. TMBR makes some gorgeous watches that incorporate wood, leather, and stainless steel. They’re handcrafted, and you can order an engraving on the back of the case for a bit of personalization.
TMBR – $80 + $15 for engraving
DxO One Digital Connected Camera
This is a pretty cool compromise between getting high-end picture quality and staying within budget. The DxO One is a mini 20.2 MP camera that becomes as customizable as a DSLR when plugged into an iPhone using a wireless connection or the Lightning connector on the camera. With a f/1.8 lens, it’s also well-suited to low-light conditions, and it has a microSD card slot so its pictures don’t take up all of the iPhone’s storage space.
DxO – $500
Yeah, it’s the heavy hitter of the holiday season. Nintendo has re-released its 8-bit NES home console in miniature form with 30 preloaded games. Honestly, your geek will just be impressed that you managed to get your hands on one. Best of luck trying to get one of these!
Nintendo – $60
Dyson 360 Eye Robot Vacuum
Dyson, of the super-charged, super-expensive vaccuums, finally got into the robot game a couple years back. The Dyson 360 Eye can create virtual maps of a room, then chart the path of least resistance, helping to save on energy costs over time. The robot smarts are combined with Dyson’s top-notch suction tech to create a killer robot vaccuum. Hopefully not literally.
Dyson – $1,000
Samsung Serif TV
When it’s a TV being sold on the MoMA store, you know it’s going to be something different. This designer TV was made to look like an I in serif font, making it both a high quality 40″ 4K television and an art piece. Great for the interior design enthusiast.
MoMA Store – $1,500