holiday gift guide: tech support

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We’re just a few weeks out from Christmas, and in the crunch for wrapping up the holiday shopping lists! If you’re feeling stuck on gift ideas, I’ve put together a week of ideas to help you get inspired! Today we’re shopping for tech support – every group has that one friend who is always being asked for help in setting up the group’s new phone or figuring out what’s gone wrong with the computer. I tend to be that friend, so I’m sharing a few ideas I think your friends would really appreciate!

One thing that I love and that every nerdy tech person appreciates is a good phone case. I tend more toward the cutesy, like my Sonix “Rose All Day” phone case, but utilitarian is good too – a Mophie case doubles their battery life, and a Lifeproof case lets them bring their phone beachside without worry.

On the same note of keeping your devices powered, a juice pack is one of the best investments I’ve ever made. recently released this I Am Very Busy powerbank, which can charge multiple devices at once.’s cheeky message is really great, too.

You can never have enough memory backup, and I love USB keychains. They’re much harder to lose when they’re attached to something you have to carry with you everywhere!

I’m notoriously bad at two things: remembering to get up and walk around, and getting out of bed. Clocky can help your techie with both of these problems: set alarms throughout the day, and they’ll have to chase down the alarm clock to turn it off and set it back in its proper place.

Even the nerdiest can have days where machines (or the humans piloting the machines) get the best of you. Offer your friends some stress relief with a Dammit Doll – half stress ball and half voodoo doll, this quirky dude will help your friend go to town on letting it all out, without hurting the gadgets!

Do you have any great gift ideas for your geeky friends, or are you in tech with your own wishlist? Let us know in the comments below!