Holiday Gift Ideas for the Tech Nerd You Love

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Gadget Holiday Gift Guide

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Everyone has a tech-obsessed fiancé or friend on their holiday gift list. You know the type — the one who's always showing off their latest gadget and teaching you how to use the newest app. This holiday, one-up their know-how with a gift of one of these awesome tech accessories and devices.

Gadget Gift Guide Oculus VR

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Take them away without leaving the room. This virtual reality headset Oculus Gear VR puts them right into a 3-D movie, underwater adventure, or video game. Only compatible with Samsung Galaxy phones. ($99, Oculus)

Gadget Gift Guide Game of Phones

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You know the friend who won't put down her phone while you're out to brunch? Get her to pay attention to you and her screen at the same time with the Game of Phones — a virtual scavenger hunt that requires your smartphone, and in-person interaction. ($20, Uncommon Goods)

Gadget Gift Guide Space Binoculars

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If your tech nerd is also a space nerd, combine their two loves in one spectacular gift. Space Navigator Satellite Finding Binoculars connect to his smartphone, so he can search the stars with ease. ($43.99, Overstock)

Gadget Gift Guide Holiday Phone Charing Cord

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Got an officemate that's always asking for a charge? A Holiday Lights Charging Cable, fit with 10 multicolored LED lights, is just the gift. They'll be in the holiday spirit, and never ask to borrow yours again. ($6.95, PaperSource)

Gadget Gift Guide BB-8 Robot

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No matter how old they get, no true tech nerd ever grows out of wanting a Star Wars-like robot. Meet BB-8. He may not be R2D2, but this app-enabled Droid has an adaptive personality that changes as you play. BB-8 can patrol his office, go on adventures, and create and display holographic recordings, too. ($149.99, Sphero)

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Gadget Gift Guide AuraBox

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Digital art meets high-tech in the AuraBox Bluetooth Speaker. Not only does the speaker showcase drawings and animations that she can design yourself, it also displays smartphone notifications, social media updates, and works as an alarm clock. ($65, The MoMA Store)

Gadget Gift Guide PowerUp Plane

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This isn't your old-school paper airplane. The PowerUp 2.0 Free Flight includes four paper airplanes he can make, along with a carbon fiber propeller that powers up to 30 seconds of flight. ($16.99, PowerUp Toys)

Gadget Gift Guide The Cube

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The best things come in small packages. The Cube connects to his HDMI/MHL devices, so that he can transform a 5-inch screen — yes, his iPhone — into a 120-inch display to showcase shows, movies, and his slideshow of wedding photos. ($299, Rif6)

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