10 DIY Tech Gifts for Nearly Anyone

10 DIY Tech Gifts for Nearly Anyone

Kristen Lubbe
Dec 13, 2010

We told you about 10 Totally Awesome DIY Gifts for the Retro Gamer and now we're covering those DIY gifts for any techie. From portable speakers to solar powered phone chargers or maybe an LED umbrella — DIY gifts are on the top of our list.

Bedside Headphone Holder: A super easy DIY for those who need a place to hang their headphones. A trip to a local thrift store and you could easily be on your way to completing this project.
Create Mini Speakers Out of an Altoids Tin: There doesn't seem to be anything you can't turn an Altoids tin into, but this seems like a pretty great place to start. Plus, who doesn't need speakers?
The $0.69 iPad Stand: OK, so you're not technically making this, but it is being resourceful and economical. Turn a business card holder into a stand.
DIY MightyMintyBoost: Solar iPhone Charger: Once again using an Altoids tin — convert it into a mobile solar charging station. We've all needed to charge our phones on the go and now we have a way to.
Clean & Simple DIY Papercraft LED Lantern: With some LED's, a battery and paper you can make this super interesting LED lantern for a loved one.

DIY LED Umbrella Makes a Bright & Unique Gift: Everyone needs an umbrella, some of us need fancy, well lit umbrellas. If you know someone that fits the bill, this is a really easy DIY gift that'll certainly surprise them.
€4 Wooden iPad Stand Provides a Cheap Analog Alternative: iPads are going to be among the most popular gifts this holiday season and those recipients are going to need places to put their new iPad. This DIY wooden stand is so easy just about anyone could do it. Go into the garage and you'll find everything you need.

DIY Army Surplus iPod Amp Makes a Great Gift: We're thinking about making this for ourselves, and we think it'd make a really great gift.
3.5" Floppy Disk Into Record Player Greeting Card Project: Wow your loved ones with a handmade card using old floppy disks. This is the most heart warming DIY project of them all.
Create a Chic Bud Vase Out of an Old Light Bulb: This vase is a DIY just about anyone can do. All of the supplies are more than likely already in your home, plus it's a modern repurpose that anyone would find interesting.

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