Looking for some small gadgets for stocking stuffers, but underwhelmed by the selection of impulse items in the check-out line at your local electronics store? Check out this list of stores in our Marketplace with great, small tech finds, online ordering and shipping nationwide.
- At Work Design: This Chicago store specializes in designer equipment for your home office, and they carry "lifestyle" accessories (laptop bags, watches, iPhone cases, etc). Their aesthetic is modern and well curated.
- OK: Located in Los Angeles (with an online store as well), this shop is a great resource for retro tech, like wooden clocks and old-school telephones. Everything here has a very recognizable, distinctive aesthetic.
- Flight 001: With multiple locations around the country and an extensive web shop, Flight 001 specializes in high-style tech and gear for travelers. Shop here for cool travel alarm clocks, laptop bags, and cord wranglers.
- A+R: This Los Angeles store is run by a husband and wife team who are always in search of new, cutting-edge design. Their webshop is a good place to stay up-to-date on mod tech trends.
- MoMA Design Store: The gold standard for designer gifts, the MoMA Store only carries products with pedigree. They also have a MUJI shop-in-shop where you can find cool Japanese clocks and laptop bags.
- Fitzu: Headquartered in LA, Fitzu is a resource for modern gifts. Everything they have is slick, and it tends to be on the pricey side, although you can definitely find gadgets and gifts under $25.
- The Photojojo Store: Great for the photographer on your gift list, this webshop has novelty gifts, portable equipment, and affordable high-style point-and-shoot cameras. They specialize in "only the most awesome photo gifts and gear."
- Think Geek: Their motto is "stuff for smart masses." This website has a huge inventory, and although there are some cheesy things in the mix, there are also real finds, like solar powered chargers and sleek home office gear.
- MUJI : MUJI is Japanese minimalism at its best, especially when it comes to tech. Products are stripped of unnecessary details, and there are a range of options home electronics and on the go tech.
- Areaware: Located in New York, this store aggregates the best of contemporary design for the home, and they've got a great tech and gadget section if you're looking for designer clocks and radios.