13 Gift Ideas for an Adult Computer Geek in 2018

The selection of gifts below offers something for every type of computer geek. From a keyboard in the shape of a waffle iron to USB cuff links, we researched creative ideas a geek is sure to love.

Floppy Disk Coasters
Go retro with these awesome colorful floppy disk coasters. Great for home or the office, they will liven up any party and put a smile on everyone’s face. As one reviewer puts it, they are a must have for “sophisticated geeks”!
Portable Mini USB PC Refrigerator
This mini fridge is a great accessory for the IT professional that rarely leaves his or her desk. It is powered by USB and needs no drivers – just plug it in. The fridge is silent and gives you the choice of warming or cooling your beverage.
Wireless Lamborghini Mouse
We all want a Lamborghini, even if it is a wireless Lamborghini mouse! The bonnet features two click buttons plus a clickable scroll wheel and the headlights light up when the mouse is switched on (but can be switched off if you prefer). This licensed product will add a bit of class to the desk. Let’s be honest, he’s probably not going to use this full time — but it makes a great conversation piece and office decor.
Bose QuietComfort Noise Cancelling Headphones
The Bose noise cancelling headphones are perfect for shutting out the outside world and immersing yourself in your music. The noise cancelling can be turned off at the switch of a button, transforming to ‘Aware mode’ and letting surrounding sounds in, perfect for using in the office. The inline mic and remote allow you to control your Apple devices and when not in use, the headphones pack neatly in the included carry pouch.
The Innovators: How a Group of Hackers, Geniuses, and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution
In The Innovators, Steve Jobs’s official biographer Walter Isaacson tackles the underpinnings of the boarder digital revolution. In a society so focused on the future, it’s easy to lose sight of the important events and personalities that helped us get to where we are. A must on any computer nerd’s shelf.
We all know that long periods of time in front of a computer screen can irritate your eyes. These computer glasses protect and enhance your vision through the use of their specially designed lenses that block high-energy blue light, UV and glare emanating from the screen. An excellent investment for people who spend many hours in front of a screen.
$49.99 USD
We all know that long periods of time in front of a computer screen can irritate your eyes. These computer glasses protect and enhance your vision through the use of their specially designed lenses that block high-energy blue light, UV and glare emanating from the screen. An excellent investment for people who spend many hours in front of a screen.
$39.99 USD
$39.99 USD
Every desk needs a light and what better than the LUX Brooklyn LED task light. This touch-activated light is sleek and modern and provides even, energy-efficient illumination. The base has two USB ports for charging devices and a device holder that can hold your phone, tablet or e-reader while it is charging.
My Doom Cyber Virus Tie
This 100% silk tie is covered in the binary language of ‘My Doom’ and has the fatal error message we all dread.   ‘My Doom’ was one of the first internet viruses designed to disrupt digital life and this tie was designed to generate discussion about the virus and its effects. A portion of the proceeds from each tie sale is donated to research and education.
Ritz Pix Customizable Mouse Pad
This is fantastic gift idea for anyone with a computer at work or at home or both. The mouse pad has a smooth material upper allowing the mouse to glide, and a rubber backing to avoid slipping and features your image of choice. Whether for family, friends or colleagues, the personalised mouse pad will brighten their office space.
Sherpa Pen Case Circuit Board
The circuit board design of this Sherpa Pen is guaranteed to please the IT professional. It comes gift boxed with a fine point Sharpie and is compatible with a variety of inserts and refills to ensure it will last a lifetime.
USB Cufflinks
These solid stainless steel cuff links are a practical, wearable gadget gift. Each one is a useable 16 GB USB, providing a safe way of carrying data with you, keeping it close by. These very cool cufflinks are covered by a lifetime warranty, and packaged in a very nice cufflink gift box. Also available in gunmetal grey and a gold finish to cover everyone’s tastes.
Keyboard waffle iron
If your computer-obsessive won’t leave his or her keyboard for breakfast, consider this creative waffle iron. Enjoy tasty Belgian waffles with this easy-to-handle iron.

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