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Hacking a Techie's Holiday Wish List: 7 Must-Have Gadgets & Gifts

This holiday season, show the tech enthusiast in your life how much you care by choosing a gift that reflects their interests.

Shopping for the techie in your life may seem like an impossible task but it doesn’t have to be! Choosing the perfect gift for that tech lover in your life is no easy task, especially when the newest “must-have” gift gets replaced almost as soon as you buy it. From high-end gadgets to budget-friendly accessories, the choices are endless. Luckily, you can save yourself the stress and endless scrolling by taking note of this wish list. From enhancing their studies to providing the latest in cutting-edge toys, these gifts are sure to delight any tech connoisseur.


A reliable pair of headphones is a valuable tool for any technophile. With headphones, they can immerse themselves in an audiobook, code to their favorite tunes, or block out distractions during intensive study sessions. Consider going for noise-canceling headphones that can transform even the noisiest environment into a calm, relaxing place for students and professionals to thrive.


Having a smartwatch is like having a personal assistant and fitness coach all in one and available on the go. It's the perfect way to help your geek extraordinaire stay connected, organized and healthy. With instant notifications, comprehensive fitness tracking, voice commands, and even payments, a smartwatch is a versatile tool that can adapt to a wide variety of lifestyles. 

Virtual Work Aids: 

In this era of remote work and virtual classes, reliable and high-quality connectivity is more important than ever. A Wi-Fi extender ensures smooth and uninterrupted internet access across all devices, making buffering a thing of the past. You can also consider a high-definition webcam to enhance the quality of video calls, allowing IT virtuosos to handle their online meetings with ease.

Smart Home Devices: 

Turn their living space into a tech-savvy sanctuary! Consider smart speakers, lights, or thermostats that can be controlled with voice commands or a mobile app. Voice-controlled smart speakers can play music, set reminders, answer questions and control other smart devices, making it both helpful and impressive to those who appreciate tech-inspired spaces. 

Tech Accessories: 

High-end gadgets often steal the spotlight, but there's a world of affordable tech accessories that make equally appreciated gifts. Consider a wireless mouse for enhanced productivity, a portable charger to keep their devices powered on the go, a protective laptop sleeve for safety or a sleek phone case to add a touch of personal style to their smartphone. You can even add a personal twist to make a bigger impact and show them that you care. These gifts can serve as both a practical purpose and a powerful reminder of those who care about them in their life. 

Learning Materials: 

For the studious cyber whiz in your life, a subscription to a tech-based magazine or online coding tutorials can keep you updated with the latest trends in the field you love. Coding books, whether introductory guides or deep dives into specific languages are a great way to support their academic endeavors in tech. By giving them access to these resources, you're not just giving a gift, you're investing in their future.

A Thoughtful Note: 

Not every gift needs to be electronic to tug at a techie’s heartstrings. In addition to your thoughtfully chosen tech gifts, never underestimate the power of heartfelt words. Personal sentiments can add an emotional depth to your gift that even the most advanced gadget can't match. Whether it's a handwritten letter expressing admiration for their skills, a note of encouragement, or simply a holiday card filled with warm wishes, your words will leave a lasting impact.

This holiday season, show the tech enthusiast in your life how much you care by choosing a gift that reflects their interests. Whether it's enhancing their study experience, upgrading their inventory, or heartfelt sentiment, these gifts are sure to bring joy to the heart of any tech-savvy guru. 

Looking for more gift guides? Check out Herzing’s student, social work, nursing and essential worker wish list.

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* Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics 2023 / Occupational Outlook Handbook 2022. BLS estimates do not represent entry-level wages and/or salaries. Multiple factors, including prior experience, age, geography market in which you want to work and degree field, will affect career outcomes and earnings. Herzing neither represents that its graduates will earn the average salaries calculated by BLS for a particular job nor guarantees that graduation from its program will result in a job, promotion, salary increase or other career growth.

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