Nifty and Nerdy: 10 Holiday Gifts for IT Pros

Stuck on what to get your favorite tech-loving geek? Here are some ideas.

Network Computing Editors

November 14, 2017

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Incredibly enough, it's that time of year again. Where did 2017 go? Well, there's no time to waste pondering the passing of time: The 2017 holiday shopping season is here. Get ready to part with some cash to find special somethings for the special IT nerds in your life.

While it may seem like you're getting a jump on your holiday shopping by starting before Thanksgiving, some consumers have already started, according to the National Retail Federation. A survey of more than 7,000 consumers showed that 22% started or planned to start in October and 19% were even starting in September or earlier, the NRF said.

But if you plan to avoid the mall this holiday season, you're not alone. For the first time in polling consumers about their holiday spending plans, the NRF found that online is the top shopping destination this year, cited by 59% of those surveyed.

Even though you can shop from the comfort of your couch, online holiday shopping can still be daunting with so many choices and the pressure of finding the right gifts. If you're having trouble thinking of something unique for the IT nerds on your shopping list, we've got you covered. Our collection on the following pages includes both practical and fun items, from a high-tech pillow to a Star Trek-themed mousepad. Let the shopping commence!

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