Gadget gift ideas that are unique and practical.
If all the ‘inspiring’ LinkedIn posts are to be believed, tech is a serious business. But what about us tech fans who have a fun side, those of us that have slightly more personality than a motivational potato? Of course technology should be used for life-saving advances in medicine, communication and the furthering of the human species, but sometimes all we want is a back massager in the shape of a sloth. Wanna fight about it?
Firebox: The Founders of Fun Tech.
Since everyone seems to be a ‘Founder’, ‘Thought Leader’, or ‘CEO’ these days, we’ve decided to award ourselves the title of Founders of Fun Tech. It might not be accurate, but that doesn’t seem to be a pre-requisite for job titles these days. We’re here to champion the mood-boosting effects of fun (slightly non-essential) gadgets; a guide to cheerful tech that makes you happy. Check out our gift ideas for fun tech fans below and we guarantee you’ll find them something they didn’t even know they needed in their life.
1. The Child Cable Guy – £24.99
Okay, adorable. This desk buddy cradles your smartphone or gaming controllers whilst simultaneously charging them using the power of ‘The Force’ – The Force being the electricity from the USB cable that comes with it.
2. Mini Sub-Woofer Speaker – £9.99
No one really needs a small speaker in the shape of a sausage dog, but that doesn’t mean that no one should have the option. Pop your little friend in your pocket and take him to the beach, on a picnic, or even on a music festival adventure.
3. Levitos Plant Pot – £89.99
A simple but super effective way to make your houseplants more interesting, this levitating house plant can also be used to make your gullible children believe that you are some sort of Jedi master. The future is now.
4. World’s Smallest Vacuum – £13.99
Are you reading this while leaning over your keyboard munching a cookie? Does your desk look like the floor of the Bake Off tent? Clean up your act without having to plug in your big hoover with this tiny little USB vacuum.
5. Finger Dance Machine – £29.99
Don’t ask “why”, just ask “how can I get my fingers on this ridiculously cool contraption.” By shopping with us, of course. Compete with your other hand or with a friend to find out who has the fastest fingers in disco.
6. Brick Yourself, Personalised Mini Figures – £34.99
What better gift for your favourite nerd than getting them a mini, Lego version of themselves? Just let us know some of their quirks, hobbies, and typical wardrobe essentials and we will recreate them as faithfully as possible.
7. Retro Mini TV Console – £29.99
This teeny-weeny TV comes with 300 built-in, 8-bit games and two controllers. It’s perfect for a quick game at your desk, but also comes with an AV cable so you can hook it up to your big TV when things get serious.
8. Sloan the Sloth Back Massager – £39.99
Drape this cute lil’ guy over your shoulders and let him massage your aches and pains away with his good vibrations. He’s the perfect sofa buddy that will help you slow down and relax after a hard day slouched over your keyboard.
9. Fizzics Draftpour – £149.99
It’s cold, you’re lazy and getting increasingly more anti-social with age. This little treasure turns any can or bottle into the perfectly poured pint, saving you from traipsing to the pub, only to listen to old men argue about football.
10. Astro Tato USB Light – £19.99
Another adorable addition to our fun tech gift list. This little space potato light comes with its own stand, or you can plug into your laptop via USB; it has a flexible cord so you can set him in any position you like.
11. PlayStation Alarm Clock – £24.99
Yes, everyone already has an alarm on their phone, but where is the fun in that? This PlayStation alarm clock will wake you up on time, and you only have yourself to blame if you stayed up all night playing God of War.
12. Polaroid Candy Pen – £34.99
This is the perfect gift for any gadget fan, and you know why? Because you give them the candy pen, but they make the candy, which then you get to eat because you did buy them the gift after all, so it’s only fair.
13. Tech and Gadget Mystery Box – £36.99
What’s more fun than a surprise gift? This tech-themed mystery box contains four secret gadgety gifts worth over £70 when sold separately. We can’t tell you any more than that, otherwise we’d have to kill you.
More gadget and tech gifts for the discerning dork.
These are just some of the gifts we have in our full gadget gift collection, there are much more where those came from, and most of them are actually useful. Think awesome phone accessories, home tech gifts, DIY gadgets, and handy items for health freaks. Browse our full collection here.