What do you buy for the technology lover who has everything? They probably know more about tech than you do, so whatever you come up with, they’re going to be way ahead of you. Your best move might be to pivot away from actual tech products while still getting them something that will enhance their lifestyle. Asking the questions below may help guide you toward something they wouldn’t have thought to buy themselves but that they will love.
How Are They at Self-Care?
There’s a stereotype that tech people are brilliant behind the keyboard but might not always be great at doing things like getting enough sleep or eating nutritiously. If you have a loved one who you think spends too much time hunched over a computer, a massage can help work out the aches and pains that can accompany too many hours at a desk. How’s their sleep hygiene? An eye mask, soothing scents and a white noise machine can improve that.
Maybe they could use the gift of a cleaner who comes once a week or an occasional visit from an in-home chef to whip up something that’s both good for them and tasty. If they don’t get outside as much as they’d like, a light box might offer some of the same benefits as regular natural light. If your budget is a big one, they might appreciate a stationary bike or rowing machine that lets them easily hop on or off during work sessions or watch a movie while working out.
Do They Like Novelty?
If they enjoy trying new things, consider some kind of subscription box. There are boxes for just about every kind of interest and item you can think of, but a great choice is a subscription snack box, which can fuel some of those late-night intense work sessions. You can get a box delivered directly to your door, and a box that offers snacks from all over the world can be a lot of fun, offering something truly unique on a regular basis. If they’re not a very adventurous eater, there are other options, from coffee to home escape room boxes and more.
How About a Gift of Experience?
For those who seem to have everything, an experiential gift is often the best choice and something they normally would not buy for themselves. You can certainly take them out to dinner, but a better idea is to look for something truly unique. For example, maybe you know they’ve always wanted to try paragliding, or maybe your town has a walking tour on an offbeat topic you know they’d love. But remember that you aren’t confined to what’s available in your area.
If they’re tech-minded, then they’ll almost certainly be as or more comfortable with an online experience, and the range of possibilities available online has greatly expanded in recent years. From virtual tours to classes, concerts and more, there is probably something for just about everyone. You can even find online versions of popular real-world activities, such as wine tastings.