Attention, IT shoppers. Put down those Starbucks sampler packs and generic gift cards. Nothing says "I don't know you that well and don't really care" more than those things. If you are like many folks looking for a creative gift for an office mate, industry colleague, or an otherwise lovable nerd, there's no reason to go that route. In this day and age of geek chic, the creative options for nerdy gift-giving are off the charts. So much so that the options are almost overwhelming. Fortunately, we've done the dirty work and rounded up a whole bunch of fun gifts that will be a hit whether it is for a cube mate, boss' gag gift, office gift exchange, or just a regular old under-the-tree gift for kids or kids-at-heart.
Remember: it’s not just the spirit of giving, it’s also being remembered as the person who bought that really cool gift. Which is just the reputation you want the next time you really need someone to cover your butt when incidents start lighting up the SOC dashboard like a Christmas tree.
Ericka Chickowski specializes in coverage of information technology and business innovation. She has focused on information security for the better part of a decade and regularly writes about the security industry as a contributor to Dark Reading. View Full Bio