Have you got those techie types on your Christmas list that you just don’t know what to buy for?

Believe it or not, most geeky types might just be the easier ones to buy for. Any tech is good tech and they would appreciate all and anything electronic or such related.

If you’re feeling especially generous this year the first stop would be the online staples such as Staples (see what I did there?), Best Buy and of course the Holy Grail of Tech, Apple Store Online!

Here of course you can find things any self-respecting nerd would just love. There are iPads in all flavors and colors from about $425 and up. How about a colorful (5 color choices) new Home Pod Mini at about $130?  That has an intelligent assistant in Siri, and room filling musical sound, especially if you buy two and pair them as a stereo set. They also can be used as the hub to control all your smart home devices.

A little too rich for you? Apple still has lots of things the techies would love that won’t break the budget.

AirTags can be attached to everything you own, so you won’t lose anything. An AirTag is really an easy way to keep track of your stuff. Attach one to your keys, slip another one in your backpack, wallet or purse, and just like that, they’re on your radar in the Find My app. These are a great affordable gift at $39 each, or a 4 pack for $129, so you can give one to all the kids or grandkids. Apple also includes free engraving – any mixture of emojis and text – to personalize your AirTags and they have free delivery!

Still a little steep? Apple Gift Cards are a great gift that can be purchased in set amounts, of $25, $50 or more, or a specific amount if you prefer. They can be used to shop the App Store for apps, Apple TV for their favourite movie or show, Apple Music, iTunes for songs or albums, Apple Arcade for games, the Apple Store app, or Apple Store Online.

Many of the higher end purchases such as iPads and such come with a free three-month trial of Apple TV+, Apple Music, or Apple One for a combination of services like Music, TV, News and Arcade.

Looking outside the Apple ecosystem for non-Apple users, there are still many items that the electronics enthusiast would like any day. Items like phone chargers, keyboards, mice, USB drives, adapters for their tech, the list is really endless for the nerds on your list. Or how about any store or restaurant gift card that opens endless possibilities!

Of course, in today’s world technology is at the core of almost everything we do. From online shopping, to making appointments, keeping tabs on the current news, sports, and weather, reading e-books, to watching television on our smart devices and TVs. You could say that almost everyone today could be considered a geek in some form.

Heck, I use electronic reminders to remember what I was supposed to do that day, keep tabs on my grocery list, take my medications on time, and they even remind me when bedtime is! Apps that can be purchased with the above-mentioned cards can do all that and much more!

E-Books are also a nice option for the readers on your list, whether it be on an iPad, Kobo or other E-Reader.

Spend a few minutes or more at your local or online electronics store, or go browse a Best Buy for an hour. I’ll bet you not only find the perfect gift for that geek on your list, but you may just come away with the perfect “treat myself” gift, just in case Santa missed you on his wish list this year.


I’m Captain iPad

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Ron’s love for all things electronic, especially computers, and more recently, Apple products, stems back to the early 90’s when the family was gifted a Commodore 64, and the nerdiness took hold. Using the knowledge he has gleaned over the years through self-taught methods, and experience over his career in computer training, Ron has landed in a niche where he can help others now in retirement with learning all about their tech.

Email: captainipad1@gmail.com

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