11 Trendy Gifts For The Tech Lover In Your Life

11 Trendy Gifts For The Tech Lover In Your Life

Whether you're a tech geek or not, this list will help you find the right gift for your beloved techie.

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Staying up to date with the trendiest tech isn't always easy, so this list does the work for you. Whether you're on a tight budget or ready to drop some serious cash for this gift, this list has you covered. Here's the top 11 trendy gifts in the technological world.

1. Google Home Hub - $149

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One of Google's newest products is the Google Home Hub. The Hub is similar to the previous Google Assistant speakers, but it's been reinvented to feature an interactive screen. Rather than checking your phone, the Hub has all of your crucial daily information only a glance away. You can have it display weather info, your to-do list, or the most importantly, recipes. Let's be real. This is gonna be a massive help in the kitchen.

2. Tile Mate Tracker - $24.99

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When it comes to keeping track of your belongings, your techie in mind may be extremely forgetful. If that's the case, then the tile mate is a great gift that won't break your budget. They come in different sizes and qualities based on which items you're trying to keep track of. There's the tile mate, slim, and pro. The slim is tailored for wallets, laptops, tablets, and notebooks. The pro is just an upgraded version of the regular mate, but with a louder speaker and longer range.

3. Nintendo Switch - $299

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Tech lovers and average joes alike, everyone needs a Nintendo Switch. It'll cost around $299 this year, but it's worth every cent. It's essentially the love baby of the Wii and the DS. It allows you to play on the bus, in the living room, or wherever you may find yourself. It's the first Nintendo console to be considered both a family console and a personal console.

4. Google Home or Google Home Mini - $29.99 - $129

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The differences between the two Google Homes are mostly just size, sound quality, and of course, price. The Google Home is more suitable for a large space like the kitchen or living room, while the smaller Google Home Mini works well in the bedroom. However, both are extremely useful no matter where they're used. They're able to make calendar events for you, play music, and anything else the Google Assistant is able to do.

5. Cord Taco - $16

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I doubt I'm the first person to get annoyed with a jumbled up pair of headphones or phone charger. As funny as the name is, the Cord Taco is an incredibly affordable and useful tech-related gift that solves an issue we all come to face every day.

6. Nintendo Switch Accessories - $10 - $80

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There's a variety of Switch accessories available. Whether it's controllers, cases, adapters, whatever, you can find something in your budget or that your giftee doesn't already have. The most useful gifts are carrying cases, extra controllers, or controller charging docks.

7. Anker Portable Battery (13,000mAh) - $35.99

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Almost everyone plays Pokemon Go, but we all have that Pokemon Master in our lives. This for them. At the odd chance that you don't, this is a great gift for anyone who loves concerts or theme parks. The 13,000mAh Anker Battery can charge most phones almost 4 times and is made by one of the best battery pack companies out there. Your friend will never have to miss another raid battle again.

8. Google Chromecast - $35

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You can turn your TV into a smart TV by plugging in a Google Chromecast. If your friend already has the Google Home, they can use their voice to turn on the TV, play shows, and change the volume. A Chromecast is a vital piece to anyone's smart home arsenal.

9. WD 2TB Portable Hard Drive - $79.99

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A Portable Hard Drive isn't necessarily the most interesting gift, but when your friend's laptop breaks, they'll be glad you got them this. You can fit nearly 600,000 photos into two terabytes, so it's plenty of space.

10. Samsung Wireless Fast Charging Pad - $25

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Fast charging is an incredibly interesting trend that's been expanded on by smart phone manufacturers as of lately. Make sure your friend's phone is compatible with wireless charging before buying this, but it's a fascinating gift that's also convenient.

11. Multi-Colored Smart Bulbs - $32.99

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The Lumiman Smart Bulbs are the perfect addition to any techie's smart home. When combined with the Google Home, you can use your voice to control your entire home's lights. You can vocally change the brightness, color, or simply turn them on and off.

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14 Fraternity Guy Gifts Ideas, Since He Already Has Enough Beer

Frat boys are a species of their own and here are some exciting gifts they will be ecstatic to receive!

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What more do frat boys love than alcohol, partying, and just acting stupid? Here are some gifts that help fulfill all of those needs for the frat boy in your life!

1. Beer holster belt

Whats better than one beer? Six beers! This fashionable camouflage accessory can be used for tailgates, beach days, formals and everything in between.

Price: $8.49

2. Phone juul holder 

You know those cardholders everyone sticks on the back of their phones? Well, now a Juul holder for your phone is on the market! This will save your favorite frat boy from ever again losing his Juul!

Price: $10.98

3. Animal house poster 

This Animal House poster is a classic staple for any frat boy. This poster will compliment any frat house decor or lack thereof.

Price: $1.95

4. The American Fraternity book

Does the frat boy in your life need a good read for Thanksgiving or winter break? Look no farther, this will certainly keep his attention and give him a history lesson on American fraternity heritage and tradition.

Price: $28.46

5. Beer pong socks 

These snazzy socks featuring beer pong will be loved by any frat boy. As for the way to any frat boy's heart may, in fact, be beer pong.

Price: $12.00

6. Condom case

This condom carrying case will not only protect condoms from damage but also make frat boys more inclined to practice safe sex, which is a win-win situation!

Price: $9.99

7. Frat house candle

Ahhh yes, who does not like the smell of stale beer in a dark, musty frat house basement? Frat boys can make their apartment or bedroom back home smell like their favorite place with the help of this candle.

Price: $16.99

8. "Frat" sticker

Frat boys always need to make sure everyone around them knows just how "fratty" they are. This versatile stick can go on a laptop, car, water bottle, or practically anywhere their little hearts desire.

Price: $6.50

9. Natty Light t-shirt 

Even I will admit that this shirt is pretty cool. The frat boy in your life will wear this shirt at every possible moment, it is just that cool!

Price: $38.76-$41.11

10. Natty light fanny pack 

This fanny pack can absolutely be rocked by any frat boy. The built-in koozie adds a nice touch.

Price: $21.85

11. Bud Light Neon Beer Sign 

A neon beer sign will be the perfect addition to any frat boys bedroom.

Price: $79.99

12. Beer Opener

Although most frat boys' go to beers come in cans, this bottle opener will be useful for those special occasions when they buy nicer bottled beers.

Price: $7.99

13. Frat House Dr. Sign

Price: $13.99

Forget stealing random street signs, with this gift frat boys no longer have to do so.

14. Beer Lights 

Lights are an essential for any party and these will surely light up even the lamest parties.

Price: $17.19

Please note that prices are accurate and items in stock as of the time of publication. As an Amazon Associate, Odyssey may earn a portion of qualifying sales.

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Giving Gifts at Christmas Shouldn't Be a Burden

A price tag shouldn't matter more than the thought of a gift.

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When the holidays come around, everyone starts to worry about what presents to buy for the people that you love. For me, it's a combination of stress and excitement when it comes to buying presents. I want to give gifts to the people that I love, but there's so much pressure to get the perfect gift for everyone in your life. When the season of giving comes around, you shouldn't feel controlled by the pressure of the perfect gift.

After being in a relationship for four years, one of the biggest things that I've learned is that gifts aren't everything.

My boyfriend and I aren't big gift givers in general. We've never gone overboard when it comes to buying each other gifts. It's comforting to know that I don't have to outdo the gift that I previously gave, and that whatever I get him is good enough. However, I have friends who are spending ridiculous amounts of money on their significant others.

Showing people you care about them isn't something that is shown in the amount of money you spend on someone. Actions can mean even more than the amount of money you spend on someone. The fact that someone thought enough to get you a gift should matter more than what you actually receive.

The more you spend on someone doesn't translate to you loving them more. When you have rent and tuition to worry about, it's hard to justify spending large amounts of money on someone else, just for one day. All college students are worried about their spending habits, and the people that you're buying gifts for are in the same situation.

Christmas is a time where everyone wants to make sure that they get gifts for everyone that they love. But between family, friends, and gift exchanges that you're involved in, Christmas quickly becomes a time where everyone spends more than they anticipated.

Giving gifts should be something that you should enjoy doing. If there is anyone who expects you to give a big gift in order for them to be happy, then that's their problem and not yours.

Your significant other should be the person that's most understanding of how much you spend on them. There are other ways than giving gifts that should make them happy. Spending time together around the very busy holidays, and small acts can mean more than one large gift.

Society expects entirely too much when it comes to giving gifts. Not only is there a stigma around giving homemade gifts, but there is also the concern that the gift you are giving isn't good enough. I would rather get a small homemade gift than something expensive.

I never expect anyone to give me a gift. It's their choice to do so, and it doesn't change our relationship in any way. I will appreciate a $5 gift the same as a $100 gift. A price tag doesn't change the fact that someone cared enough about you to get you a gift. Even if it isn't exactly what you wanted, the action of buying you a gift should mean more than the physical item.

Giving gifts is something that you should enjoy doing. Putting pressure on yourself in order to get the perfect gifts eliminates the whole point of giving gifts in the first place. I'm not going to be upset I get "small" gifts every year. I know that my relationships with people mean more than any gifts I could receive.

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