Tech Gift ideas

Are you still looking for ideas for Techy Gifts for kids this Xmas? Or are you looking some toys for yourself?

Here are links to some articles that give ideas for tech gifts:

Are you a Geek Dad/Uncle/Mum/Aunt? Ten Techy Gifts for kids this Xmas – Don’t know or like kids? Still look

10 STEM holiday gifts for kids – check out the goodies on this list for some options beyond the standard Legos and Tinker Toys

10 holiday gifts for tech lovers – any and all things consumer electronics-ish that are no smartphones or tablets

Stocking Stuffer Ideas For Science Fans – science gadget ideas

14 fabulous open source gifts for the holidays – gift guide serves up open source gadgets and gifts that kids and adults appreciate

Top 10 robotics projects on Kickstarter in 2014 – projects that deliver something interesting

The Season’s Least Breakable Tablets – U.K. – SquareTrade tests 10 popular tablets to see which are the most and least breakable

Osmo: Play Beyond the Screen – unique gaming accessory for the iPad


  1. Tomi Engdahl says:

    8 open-source holiday gifts

    ‘Twas a week before Christmas and all through the stores, gift buyers hunted for open-source goodies their makers and engineers would adore.

    Arduino Robot
    Beagle Board Black Rev C
    LulzBot TAZ 4 3D Printer
    3DR Iris+
    Hexy the Hexapod
    Kinoma Create
    Raspberry Pi A+

  2. Tomi Engdahl says:

    10 Tech Gifts to Buy Your Engineer for Christmas
    ‘Last Minute’ Edition

    Yes it’s the obligatory holiday tech gift list for people who don’t know what to buy an engineer for that special end of year celebration: Christmas, Hannakah, Kwanzaa, winter solstice or what have you. Here’s a list of last-minute suggestions from real engineers.

    “Apparently it’s joke although a lame one. All engineers read like little children waiting for a nice surprise only to get a disappointment. Really geeky presents: — hey hon, look at that cool domain name — “” — easy with that laser pointer, darling, it was upgraded. – a van graaf generator (hey , a spare !) – a sterling engine (Shiny!) Of course these things are mostly useless just like Xmas present should be. If they would be really useful an engineer would already had them.”

    Well said, engineer, well said. There’s no fooling an engineer.

    Here is our list from engineers about what they want for the holidays, some of which you definitely can whip up into a decent present at the last minute

  3. Tomi Engdahl says:

    A smartphone as a holiday gift? Not such a brilliant idea

    In this week’s Ask Maggie, CNET consumer advice columnist Marguerite Reardon cautions readers to think twice about giving a smartphone as a gift. Why’s that? It’s the gift that keeps on costing.

    Bottom Line: Don’t be tempted by low prices. Buying a smartphone is best left to the person using it. My advice: only give a smartphone as a gift if you’re prepared to pay the service and other fees

  4. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Top 7 Items For Your Geek’s Stocking This Christmas

    Bluetooth Module
    Beaglebone Black
    FTDI 5” Display
    LED Module
    Arduino YUN
    Jumper Wire Kit
    Wavesurfer O-Scope

  5. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Giveaway and Review: Holiday Best Toys: The 2014 Best Play Invention of the Year is… – See more at:

  6. Tomi Engdahl says:

    10 Father’s Day gifts for engineering dads

    Wi-Fi and USB cufflinks
    3D printing pen
    Plug-and-play 3D printer
    Raspberry Pi 2 Model B sensor kit
    Star Trek illuminated model
    Beagle Bone Black Starter Pack
    LittleBits’ Synth Kit
    Ale Beer Brewing Kit
    Dad can design his own custom PCBs
    Spur the imagination with a good book


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