Great Gifts for the Geeky Guy
It’s tough to find the perfect gift for a geeky guy, as you know. Geeks are very cutting edge; they read and research all of the new gadgets well before their release dates, and geeky guys might even camp out for a day or two, in order to be the first to buy the latest gizmo.
So how do you buy presents for men who are geeks? The first step is to identify what kind of geek you are shopping for. See if your man fits in one of the following geek categories, and check the gift suggestions for that category.
The Apple Geek
has a full blown man-crush on Apple co-founder, Steve Jobs.
gets daily updates from Apple on new products that are under development.
can describe in painstaking detail all the convincing reasons that he needs every new Apple gadget.
Of course, today’s ultimate gift for the Apple geek is a shiny new iPad. Unfortunately, the chances are good that your Apple geek already has an iPad, because they were released in April 2010. If he doesn’t have one, an iPad would be the perfect present, so head to the Apple store right now. The initial rush is over, so you’ll probably find them in stock, and you won’t have to line up for one.
If you don’t have the budget for an iPad, you could buy him an iTunes gift card so he can get the latest television shows, movies or songs for the Apple gadget he already has, like his iPhone or iPod. There are lots of iPad, iPhone and iPod accessories too, like a weatherproof case.
The Gadget Geek
could spend several days drooling over the latest Hammacher Schlemmer catalog.
knows what the Hammacher Schlemmer catalog is.
dreams of being an international man of mystery
For the gadget geek, you might find the perfect gift in the spy section of your local gadget store. These geeks love gadgets for one reason – it makes them feel like James Bond. Don’t fight it. Embrace that super spy spirit, and buy your gadget geek something especially spy-worthy, like a pen camcorder or a pop can disguised safe, to hold a few of his valuable items.
If he’d rather watch the spy action than be involved in it, buy him a James Bond DVD, or a riveting spy novel, like The Bourne Identity.
The Computer Geek
is online 22 hours per day
can’t breathe if Google goes down
has a computer with more power than his car
Any computer geek will appreciate a new bag for his laptop, with countless pockets, zippered compartments and side pouches. A laptop wrist rest or USB computer light are also great gift options. If he’s the do-it-yourself type, how about a computer tool kit, so he can make minor repairs, when necessary?