Gift Ideas for an IT Professional – Our Top 12 Picks

The selection of gifts below offers something for every type of IT professional – the geek, the gadget person, the strict professional and the one who likes a subtle reference to their occupation. There’s bound to be something on the list for your loved one or even your boss!

1. 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.

List Price: $44.99 USD
Sale Price: $44.99 USD

2. 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.

List Price: $49.95 USD

3. 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.

4. Disrupted: My Misadventure in the Start-Up Bubble

Dan Lyons had reported on Silicon Valley for 25 years when his job as a magazine writer when he lost his job and decided to join a tech start-up in Silicon Valley. This book looks behind the scenes at the work culture, ageism and employee perks in these start-up companies that employ many but make few very rich. An entertaining read for those interested in the highs and lows of working in the tech explosion.

List Price: $27.00 USD
Sale Price: $9.68 USD
Used From: $1.75 USD

5. Gunnar Optiks Advanced Computer Glasses

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.

List Price: $49.99 USD
Sale Price: $45.72 USD
Used From: $29.54 USD

6. Laptop LapDesk

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.

List Price: $39.99 USD
Sale Price: $39.99 USD

7. LUX Brooklyn LED Task Light with USB Base

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.

8. 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.

List Price: $25.00 USD
Sale Price: $25.00 USD

9. 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.

List Price: $9.95 USD
Sale Price: $9.95 USD

10. 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.

List Price: $34.95 USD
Sale Price: $34.95 USD

11. USB Cufflinks

These solid stainless steel cuff links are a practical, wearable gadget gift. Each one is a useable 2 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.

List Price: $99.95 USD
Sale Price: $99.95 USD

12. 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”!

List Price: $19.99 USD
Sale Price: $19.99 USD

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