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7 Gift Ideas For Technophiles Who Don’t Get Technology

With well-designed products, you don’t need to be a coder to love technology. Here are some of our favorite techie gifts for people who never majored in computer science.

Technology used to be a niche interest, a hobby for geeks. Now, in an era when we all want to send texts on smartphones, everyone is a geek. But just because we like those magical moments that technology can offer, like beaming your music wirelessly to speakers or receiving a notification when your laundry is done, doesn’t mean we have any clue how to make them happen.

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So consider this a gift guide for the average geeky human, the people who think 3-D printing is neat but would have no idea what to do with a 3-D printer. Maybe that’s you. Maybe that’s a loved one. Either way, enjoy our picks in the slide show.

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About the author

Mark Wilson is a senior writer at Fast Company who has written about design, technology, and culture for almost 15 years. His work has appeared at Gizmodo, Kotaku, PopMech, PopSci, Esquire, American Photo and Lucky Peach

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