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Best Christmas 2013 Gifts for Technology Lovers and Geeks

Updated on December 4, 2013

Top 5 Geeky Gifts

So you are looking for a Christmas gift for a technology lover. This means that you are facing a really difficult task. For a start, your geek will definitely know more about gadgets and other techy things than you do. Not to mention that he or she might already have some of the best and geekiest stuff. But don't despair - the world of technology and gadgets is so diverse, that you are bound to find the perfect Christmas present for a tech lover. Here are a few ideas that will help you:

1. Laptop

You might think that a laptop is a very conventional and uninteresting gift. Well, if we are talking about any laptop - then yes. But how about a super thin, yet powerful laptop that uses the latest technology? The Lenovo IdeaPad U300s is such laptop. It's feather thin and light, has the super fast Intel Core i7 CPU, and comes with 256GB of SSD storage.

If you are not a fan of Lenovo, have a look at Asus Zenbook UX31E - another classy, powerful and thin laptop in aluminium body.

2. Kindle Fire HDX

If you are looking for a gift for someone who loves gadgets, but also loves reading and watching movies, Kindle Fire HDX is a great gift. This 8.9" tablet has features that can rival the iPad, but comes at a fraction of the price. And one of the greatest Kindle Fire advantages is that is works seamlessly with Amazon's collections of books, videos, and music. And now there are modifications that support LTE Internet.

If you decide to buy Kindle Fire, don't forget to buy a classy case too.

3. Digital Camera

A new cool digital camera is always a good gift. There is an abundance of options, but the best Christmas 2011 digital cameras are Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX9V, Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS3, Canon EOS Rebel T3i and Nikon D5100. The first two are new point-and-shoots with amazing functionality, such as megazoom, 3D panorama and crispy clear images. The Canon and the Nikon cameras are brilliant dSLRs. You can read more about them here.

4. Nintendo 3DS

If your geeky friend likes gaming, then Nintendo 3DS is the perfect gift. Not only is Nintendo an all-time favourite, but this new version has some amazing features that won't leave anyone unimpressed. For a start, it has a stereoscopic display. On top of that, there are features like Netflix client, a 3D camera, a web browser, and an app store with loads of cool games.

5. Smartphone

Nothing can beat a cool and functional smartphone. This day and age more and more people adapting the on-the-go lifestyle and want to have a device that can take care of their needs for communication, information, and entertainment.

There is a lot of choice in the smartphone world. Some might prefer an iPhone 5, whereas others will favor and Android device, such as Smasung Galaxy III or HTC One.

Of course, there are a lot of other Christmas gift ideas for technology lovers. But hopefully this article helped you make the right choice and get the right gift for your geek.


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    • Snurre profile image

      Snurre 6 years ago

      Brett.Tesol Ooops - you are right!! Changed that! Thanks very much for pointing it out!

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      Brett Caulton 6 years ago from Thailand

      I'd like the Samsung Galaxy please!

      On the idea pad, is it really only 256MB SSD? That seems awfully small ... maybe GB?

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      Snurre 6 years ago

      Thanks for your comments!

      @ukbusiness, that was the only legal free photo I could find at the time lol Changed it now, though.

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      John Reid-Roberts 6 years ago from Boston, Massachusetts

      I was thinking the same thing as Ithabise... haha nice hub

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      Michael S. 6 years ago from Winston-Salem, NC

      Really good. Forget everyone else, I want these myself! Thanks for the read...and the ideas.

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      ukbusiness 6 years ago from Bristol, UK

      Nice article. Voted up!

      (Its funny how the top pic is a tablet thats nearly 10 years old)