Disclosure of Material Connection: Some of the links in this post may be "affiliate links." This means if you click on the link and purchase an item, I will receive an affiliate commission. Disclosure in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255. This site is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.
Why are teenagers so hard to buy gifts for? And why do the spend so much time on the computer?
Well, anyway, here’s some gift ideas for those impossible to buy for teenagers who like computers.
Gift Ideas for a Teenager who Likes Computers
No I Will Not Fix Your Computer Travel Mug
Occasionally teenagers have to leave the house. That’s NOT an opportunity to ask them to come by and fix your computer, though.
A great pair of wireless headphones are almost crucial when you’re gaming online or even just wanting to chat with friends.
My Brain Has Too Many Tabs Open Mug
Life is so overwhelming and it’s hard to concentrate, especially when you’re a teenager. Put that feeling into words they can understand.
Chances are if they like computers they’re probably attached to other technology too. Get them a charging station so they can keep everything ready to go.
It’s not sleep, it’s a loading screen. Why does it have to take so long and happen every night? Ugh.
Troll Magic 8 Ball
An internet spin on the classic magic-8 ball. LOL.
Eat, Sleep, Code Shirt
It’s the tough life of anyone programming anything. At least computers are a beacon of useful skills for the future!
Computer Parts Clock
This clock is made from recycled computers parts so not only is it good for the environment it fits in well with their computer aesthetic.
Nerd Tree Ornament
A perfect Christmas gift to your favourite nerdy teenager.
These stamped bracelets have computer-related phrases like “Still in beta”, “Glitchy”, and “404 Not Found”.
This set of 6 magnets cover all the bases of computer life. Perfect for hanging your non-digital notes and messages on the fridge but not so good to stick to your computer.
Just Five More Minutes Sign
This art sign perfectly captures the computer loving teenagers favourite quote “Just five more minutes”.
This nerdy t-shirt is referencing HTML code that builds up websites.
There are so many of these to choose one so pick something that fits in with their tastes. You probably can’t go wrong with a retro controller, though.
This grumpy necklace complains non-verbally that its wearer is currently away from their computer.
Whatever their interest this book has stories to fit it. Filled with hope, pick me ups, and otherwise helpful advice for geeky kids of all kinds.
Give their desk space a futuristic underglow with this backlighting. They can even choose the color!
This falls into the category of practical gift, but it’s really practical. Chances are their keyboard has never been cleaned so this will be appreciated.
Sometimes it gets a little warm hiding in their bedroom on the computer all day. Help the teenager cool down with a USB fan.
A New Computer
Let’s be honest here, this is hands down the best way to wow any teenager who likes computers. Find something to suit their needs and wrap it up. They’re going to be so surprised!
Maybe spending all this time on the computer will turn into a career for them! (It did for me!) It’s great to show them a bit of encouragement and support with a computer related gift.