Geek Gifts: 10 Ideas for the Tech Lover on Your List

Know someone who loves tech? We've got the perfect gifts for the geeks on your list... most of which are under $100.

TOP ROW:

1. Bluelounge Sanctuary4: Odds are the recipient has more than one device that needs to be charged, so give them a nicely organised way to get this done. $99.95
2. FiftyThree Pencil: Thanks to its easy setup, Pencil is a great choice for a first stylus for those that love the iPad app Paper. Walnut $59.95, Graphite $49.95
3. Supermechanical Twine: An excellent idea for the technology loving homeowner, Twine will let you monitor temperature, vibration, and orientation, and has a variety of ways to let you know the status. For those so inclined, you can also build on Twine with a cloud shield and breakout board for even more DIY monitoring fun. Twine Basic $124.95
4. Toddy Gear Toddy Cloth: For those that use their touchscreen devices frequently, these double-sided cleaning cloths are so handy. $9.99
5. Quirky Pivot Power: A must for the many device household. The clever design of Pivot Power makes it ideal for being able to plug everything in, even the devices that have space hogging plugs. $29.99

BOTTOM ROW:

6. Mophie Powerstation: One thing the tech lover can pretty much never have enough of is battery life, so the gift of a portable way to quickly charge their mobile devices is quite useful. $79.95
7. Kero Apple Lightning Nomad Cable: This 3" cable has an Apple lightning connection on one end and USB on the other. Gift recipient has Android? No problem, they make a micro USB version as well. Lightning, $24.99, Micro USB $14.99
8. SparkFun Inventor's Kit: A fantastic way to get the technology lover in your life started on making their own tech, this kit includes sensors as well as an Arduino board. $89.95
9. Adonit Jot Script Evernote Edition: After experimenting with several styli, this was an all around favorite and would make a very lovely gift. $74.95
10. LaCie Petite Key: While cloud storage is most likely something your tech enthusiast uses, an ultraportable USB drive is still useful, and one that looks this slick is surely to be doubly appreciated. 16GB $19.99, 32GB $39.99

(Image credits: Bluelounge; FiftyThree Pencil; Supermechanical Twine; Toddy Cloth; Quirky Pivot Power; Mophie Powerstation; Kero Apple Lightning Nomad Cable; SparkFun Inventor's Kit; Joelle Alcaidinho; LaCie Petite Key)

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Joelle loves technology and making things and is in an almost perpetual state of problem solving. She's quite fond of airplanes and coffee and is pretty sure she will eventually read all of the books in her library.