Black Friday and Cyber Monday have come and gone, but maybe you still haven’t found the right gift for everyone on your list this holiday season. Never fret! We’ve compiled a list of 10 great gift ideas for entrepreneurs, startups, and anyone who is into cool tech.
Number 10: LARQ Self-Cleaning Water Bottle for $98.00
Starting a successful tech business from scratch is thirsty work and staying hydrated is an important part of being healthy and productive. That is where the LARQ comes in. Now more than ever, we want to make sure we are drinking clean water, but it can be difficult for startup CEOs and full-time entrepreneurs to find the time to properly purify their water, let alone clean the bottle. The LARQ bottle solves these problems with UV-C light from the rechargeable cap that promises to neutralize 99.9999% of harmful and odor-causing bacteria. This light purifies the water and cleans the bottle at the same time. For less than 100 bucks, the LARQ is a practical gift that will delight (and hydrate) any tech fan. Take a closer look here.
Number 9: Ember Temperature Control Smart Mug for $99.95
Drinking water is important, but perhaps equally important for the average innovator is a steady stream of caffeine into their systems. Nothing gets the job done quite like a piping-hot cup of coffee. That said, coffee only stays hot for so long and it can be easy to forget when poring over code or unread emails. No more! With the Ember Mug, you can put sad, cold cups of once-hot beverages behind you. Ember wirelessly charges on its coaster and can be controlled with a smartphone app. Basically, it’s as if Chaos Audio designed a coffee mug instead of a guitar pedal. Another great gift under $100 for any coffee, tea, or cocoa lovers you may know. Learn more about the Ember here.
Number 8: Click & Grow Smart Garden for $99.95
Now that your water purifies itself and your coffee warms itself, why don’t you get a garden that grows itself? What better way to save time and money while eating healthier than to have an automated garden? Talk about efficient! According to Click & Grow’s website, the garden works much like a Keurig- as in you simply insert the pods, pour in some water, and press a button. Viola! The Click & Grow takes care of the rest by watering the plants and maintaining pH-levels. If you invest in a solid UV light, you could even grow herbs, vegetables, and fruits in the basement you run your startup out of. If you’d like to grow (vegetables) while you grow (your company) the visit the Click & Grow website here.
Number 7: Fossil Hybrid Smartwatch for $195.00
Time is money, a universal fact, so why not save both with a watch that is as good looking as it is functional? Smart watches are all the rage now as wearable technologies, like the Apple Watch, are adopted by more and more users. At the same time, nothing beats the style and functionality of a classic timepiece. Fossil sets out to blend the two worlds with their latest hybrid smartwatch. At first glance, it looks like your average Rolex or Casio, but there is much more under the hood. Boasting all the features many have come to enjoy in other wearable technology, like texting and reminders, these stylish devices really are a complete package. Like what you see? Find out more here.
Number 6: Amazon Kindle Paperwhite for $129.99
If you want to stay up to date on the latest tech news, go over entrepreneurial guides, or just read the latest Stephen King book, then the Kindle Paperwhite might be for you. It’s light, thin, waterproof, and reads just like paper even in direct sunlight. Perfect for catching up on some light reading before your important business meeting/beach picnic lunch. The Kindle Paperwhite can hold up to 32 gigs of books, magazines, comics, and now even supports Audible e-books. A fantastic gift for any literate go-getter. Read more here.
Number 5: Wooting one TKL Analog Keyboard for $139.99
For those on the cutting-edge of technology and innovation, only the most technologically innovative products will suffice. We discussed smart water bottles, self-watering plants, and paperless paper so far on this list. Comparatively, a mechanical keyboard sounds benign, but the Wooting one is a compact powerhouse packed with the latest in keyboard technology. This keyboard utilizes optical switches which, much like fiber internet, use light to actuate. This creates a hyper-accurate, uber-reliable keyboard that will essentially last forever, long after you’ve abandoned your first venture for a new, shinier one. Ideal for coders, novelists, gamers, and any other typists you may know. Interested? Take a deeper dive here.
Number 4: AKG K7XX Studio Headphones for $175.00
Professional-grade studio headphones might not be for everyone, but they are for anyone who’s working with any kind of audio. Perhaps you are a one-person-show who needs to edit narration for ad videos about your new product, or maybe you’re making a fancy guitar pedal and you need to directly monitor how it sounds without disturbing your roommate. Whatever the case, the AKG K7XX headphones are by and far the most bang for your buck. Comfortable and sleek with ultra-high fidelity, these are the last pair of headphones you’ll ever need, professional or otherwise. If you want to hear more, visit the site here.
Number 3: SanDisk 500 GB USB-C and USB-A Flash Drive for $65.65
As a tech incubator that assists many young startups with growing their business, we know how hectic it can be. The world is your office and you’re almost always on the move networking, developing, and creating. You probably do most of your work on a beat-up laptop and the rest directly from your smart phone. With that in mind, having a durable, portable solid-state drive makes a lot of sense. It’s not the most glamorous or flashy of gifts, but it could mean all the difference between success and failure in this hectic business landscape. Use it as a back-up to store important files or as a location to put large files that would otherwise crowd and slow your PC. Portable SSDs are fast, efficient, cheap, and make a surprisingly good gift for the worker on the go. SanDisk’s 512GB Ultra Drive Dual Go is a 2-in-1 flash drive that has both the traditional USB type-A connector as well as a USB-C connector – both operate at USB 3.1 Gen 1 speed of 150MB/s. Get it here.
Number 2: Fitbit Charge 4 Fitness Tracker for $149.95
Speaking of being on the go, any successful entrepreneur or business startup will tell you the importance of taking the time to be healthy. Between designing prototypes and meeting with investors it can be difficult to keep track of your physical health and fitness. The Fitbit is a little piece of wearable tech that aims to solve this dilemma and the Charge 4 is the most advanced version. The Charge 4 continuously tracks your heart rate and has a built-in GPS to determine pace and distance traveled. Great for the person in your life who needs a little reminder to exercise in-between bouts of trying to disrupt the tech industry. Want to get fit? Visit Fitbit’s website here.
Number 1: iFixit Pro Tech Toolkit for $69.99
The last item on our list in no particular order also happens to be the cheapest, but don’t let the price tag fool you. The iFixit Pro Tech Toolkit is a fantastic gift for the tinkerer in your family. This Toolkit, while the least techy thing on this list, will allow anyone with an affinity for the tech to easily repair damaged phones, laptops, and other small consumer-grade electronics, as well as help them create their own inventions from the ground up. Never again will you have to endlessly search in vain for the specific tool you need for a particular job. Now they will all be in one convenient, organized place. Another reminder that big gifts sometimes come in small packages. For more info look here.
We hope this list has given you some great gift ideas for your favorite techy. Thanks for reading and have a great holiday season from TechFarms!