2018 Top Techie Holiday Gift Ideas from Matrix Group

 No matter what holiday you celebrate, it’s a great time to purchase some techie gifts for your family, friends, even yourself. If you’re looking for inspiration, here are some recommendations from the Matrix Group staff.

  • The Echo Show lets you watch TV and movies, hold video conferences, see the lyrics of songs, and so much more! My mom has one and she loves it!
  • The Apple Pencil for iPad is a nifty gadget for the artist in your life. 
  • Buy your favorite techie an American-made hoodie sweatshirt that Slate says is the “greatest hoodie every made.” 
  • Turing Tumble lets kids build marble-powered computers. My 8-year got one for his birthday and he and his brother love this thing. It’s got a great manga-style user manual and it’s serious fun.
  • Is it time for a standing desk? We love the sit-stand desks from PCM. Most Matrix Group staff have a standing desk or one of these. 
  • If you’re more into experiences, my family loves Escape Rooms! Perfect for a family, or a group of friends or co-workers. Pair younger kids with older kids or adults. There are Escape Rooms all over the DC area! Here’s one we like. 
  • We’re pretty serious about our coffee at Matrix Group and some staff have fallen in love with cold brew coffee. Here’s a popular model from Amazon – the Takeya 10310 Patented Deluxe Cold Brew Iced Coffee Maker 
  • Ever wish you could control the exact lighting to fit the mood? Now you can!
  • We’re intrigued by this Sous Vide Precision Cooker with Bluetooth and App- 
  • Love this running cap with stereo speakers
  • It’s cold outside but we know you still need access to your phone. How about a pair of texting gloves
  • Need to check the temperature of something on to go? Grab a classic thermapen
  • Accio Programo! Customize your very own magic wand for 2019!
  • Ever wish you could turn on your lights? Now you can with the GE Z-Wave Smart Switch that works with Alexa and SmartThings Wink!

Happy Holidays and may your gift giving be full of blinking lights and batteries! If you’ve got a cool techie gift idea, please write a comment!