With Christmas just around the corner, now is the time to give your favorite techie one of these thoughtful but unexpected gifts.
Whether you’re married to a gadget lover or related to a video game scholar, getting a gift for that special tech aficionado in your life doesn’t have to be stressful.
While it’s no secret that the latest gadgets on the market can be hugely expensive, there are plenty of tech-related freebies that won’t break the bank but show them you care.
Here are some unconventional tech-related gifts to consider when shopping for the holidays this year.
The gift of repairing
If your partner has a terrible habit of smashing their phone screen all the time (we’re sure their clumsiness is one of the many reasons you love them), then give them the gift of fixing the one of his devices during this holiday season.
You can either take them to a repair shop or give them a gift card for a phone / laptop repair service.
Better yet, if you are qualified to perform the repairs on their devices, you can do it yourself for a super-thoughtful approach.
The gift of love
Without a doubt, technology has touched every aspect of our lives.
One of the main ways that technology has shaped modern humanity is the way we make connections, primarily through online dating apps.
This Christmas, you can give someone you love the gift of love (or at least a ray of hope for finding love) by paying for their dating app subscription for a specific period of time.
The gift of creation
There are many ways you can use technology to create something special for your sweetheart, close friend, or loving relative.
You can create a photo album that showcases your good times together using nothing more than a click of your fingers with services like Shutterfly and Collage.
And the fun doesn’t have to end with photo albums.
These services also allow you to personalize everyday objects such as pillows, canvases and blankets (because who does not want to see his face plastered on a blanket.)
The gift without technology
Finally, you might want to consider giving your Special Tech the gift of non-tech – after all, everyone needs a break every now and then.
You can book a weekend getaway for yourself, preferably somewhere outside of WiFi range.
If it’s beyond your budget, you can try booking couples yoga classes nearby.
If yoga isn’t your thing, you can try any other type of class that allows it, or you can both take a break from the tech and relax.
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