Holiday spending this year is estimated to cross the $1 trillion mark and PwC projects that the average consumer will send over one thousand dollars on gifts, travel, and entertainment. When it comes to gifts, it is never too early to start planning and this is especially so when you have geek friends. You don’t want to be caught in a mad rush at the last minute so give yourself the head start you need to get the most appropriate gift. This way you can take advantage of sales and discount offers early enough.
There are a few unique and cool ideas you can take advantage of in finding the best gift. Some of them are highlighted below:
DNA testing used to be so fictional once upon a time but it has become a very real and achievable thing today. Anybody can get tested with a home DNA kit and this might be a cool gift to give to your geek friend. This way they can explore their heritage to the nuclear level. MyHeritage first became popular as an online platform where you can upload your family history and family tree.
The company offers MyHeritage DNA as affordable testing of your ethnicity including other geographic reins that might be tied to your heritage. When you combine this service with its strong database of over 6 billion historical records, you can very well find your previously unknown ancestors and relatives.
Nix Mini Color Sensor
If you have friends who are into graphic design, you often wonder if they view the world just like you do. It is usual to hear them go on and on about how things can be improved upon and how a different shade of color or a different hue can make something much better. You can gift these kinds of friends the Nix Mini Color. It is a cool device that scans and matches over 31,000 brand names paints and digital color values. It also outputs color readouts in RGB, CMYK, and CIELAB. This means that they can make use of real-life objects as a reference.
The sensor is very portable and it measures just 1.0 x 1.5 inches. This is much smaller than a ping pong ball. It also weighs around 0.6 grams. You can connect it to smartphones through Bluetooth and it comes with apps compatible for both Android and iOS.
Anker Powercore 20000 II
Techies are always needing a lot of power juice with all of the devices they are running. This power bank holds enough charge to charge an iPhone X over six times and this is quite impressive. With its Power IQ 2.0 technology, you can get very high speeds of charging depending on which device you plug into it. With two USB ports, you can charge two devices at the same time and despite its large power ratings, it comes very handily and portable making it easy to carry around.
There are so many other gifts you can get for your geek friends. All you have to do is be thoughtful about it and take your time to find the most suitable one.