The holiday season is in full swing, and it’s well and truly time to start your Christmas shopping.
You’ve got a long list of things to buy: a new teapot for your mother, a DIY brew kit for your best friend, and a sparkly, cupcake-scented surprise unicorn-kitten hybrid for your niece.
But what about the tech nerds in your life? What in the world can you buy your geeky significant other, your self-confessed technophile second cousin, and the superstar head of your IT team?
Don’t fret. We have you covered. Here are our top four gift ideas for the tech nerd in your life. Happy holidays!
For your geeky significant other
Let’s assume that you know your significant other pretty well. And hopefully, that means you know what geeky nonsense, in particular, they are into. If so, one of the best things you can buy them is a collectible, something they can sit on their shelf (perhaps even in its original packaging) and cherish for years to come.
Countless franchises offer collectible figurines, prints, wearables, and more – you’ll find everything from Star Wars and Lord of the Rings to Doctor Who.
If they are less geeky and nerdier (yes, there’s a difference), a portable Bluetooth speaker, smartwatch, or mechanical keyboard make excellent gifts.
For the nerd in your extended family
Shopping for someone you don’t know very well can be a real challenge. Your best bet is to get them something just about every tech nerd would love. Our suggestion: a killer pair of headphones.
We all love listening to music and podcasts on the go. Pick up the newest wireless over-ear headphones or earbuds, and you’re sure to please even the fussiest tech nerds out there.
For the head of your IT team
IT teams are at the heart of most modern-day businesses. We all rely on their ability to keep systems running smoothly and to protect the vital company and client data against an increasing number of cyber threats.
But, as we grow the number of technologies and cloud services we use day-to-day, IT teams are under an increasing amount of pressure. With this in mind, here’s an out-of-the-box gift idea for the head of your IT team: outsourced support.
“We all know time is money, and nowhere is that truer than in small businesses. One of the simplest ways to increase your business’s efficiency is by implementing technology solutions that take over and/or streamline some of the tasks on your to-do list.” – Forbes
Outsourcing can give your IT team the time they need to work on more interesting projects, projects that drive growth and align more closely with your business’s overall mission.
Of course, you can accompany this game-changing gift with a card, a novelty pair of socks, or a humorous mug.
For your entire office
Maybe you work with an entire office of tech nerds. But even if you don’t, you can give the gift of technology, a move that is sure to improve their workplace experience.
Investing in a cloud-based service like Office 365 can revolutionize the way your employees create and collaborate. They can enjoy streamlined processes, greater flexibility, and more time and energy to spend on their core duties.It might not be a traditional present, but securing a customized cloud solution this Christmas truly is the gift that keeps on giving. Plus, it’s much less awkward than Secret Santa!