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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 that impossible to buy for teenager who likes computers on your list.
Gift Ideas for a Teenager who Likes Computers
Teens are hard enough to buy for as it is but if you’re not techie it can be really tough to figure out what to get a computer loving teen. These gift ideas are exactly what every computer geek will appreciate and have been carefully picked with a teen in mind – AKA: a bit grown up compared to kids’ gifts but still fun!
No I Will Not Fix Your Computer Travel MugBuy on Amazon
Occasionally teenagers have to leave the house. That’s NOT an opportunity to ask them to come by and fix your computer, though.
Gaming HeadsetBuy on Amazon
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.
Charging StationBuy on Amazon
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.
Loading DecalBuy on Amazon
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 BallBuy on Amazon
An internet spin on the classic magic-8 ball. LOL.
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.
Gaming Computer Christmas Tree Ornament
A perfect Christmas gift to your favourite computer game loving teenager.
This solid bracelet has the word “geek” written in binary code. You can also customize it with a different word (up to 8 letters long) too!
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 sweater is referencing css code that styles websites. The first color is white (the text) and the second is black (the background)… Which means it’s accurate too.
USB HubBuy on Amazon
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.
Y2K Dad Hat
Y2K style has made a come back with gen z (does that make you feel old?) and dad hats are super trendy right now. This one combines the two with a fun throwback to some of the iconic messaging that we saw at the end of 1999.
Geektastic BookBuy on Amazon
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.
LED BacklightingBuy on Amazon
Give their desk space a futuristic under glow with this backlighting. They can even choose the color!
Keyboard CleanerBuy on Amazon
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.
USB FanBuy on Amazon
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 ComputerBuy on Amazon
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.