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The holidays are coming up fast. And even after Black Friday and Cyber Monday, plenty of us are still keeping an eye out for perfect gifts for our family and friends. Tech-savvy professionals can be a tough set to shop for – but there’s a whole world of gift options out there if you know where to look.
So, if you’re stumped trying to figure out what to get for the network administrator, database engineer or CISO in your life, here are some ideas for the right gift to consider. Some will meet a fundamental need in your giftee’s work or home life – others will just appeal to their innate sense of geekdom. But they’ve all got that futuristic appeal that any tech enthusiast will appreciate.
Nanodots GYRO spheres, for instance, consist of see-through balls containing rare earth magnets that spin around in response to one another. Ferrofluid toys, filled with magnetized liquid that reacts in mesmerizing ways to magnetic fields, are likewise endlessly entertaining. There are also a slew of fun, funny and functional toys out there that plug right into a USB port. Search around and you’ll be amazed at the full range of weird and wild tech-edged toys that are certain to make your giftee’s coworkers spend a few more minutes at their cubicle.
Matthew Stern is a freelance writer based in Chicago who covers information technology, retail and various other topics and industries.