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Issue 101 · The Early Bird · December 2, 2013

Gift Guide: For the Techie

Issue 101 · The Early Bird · December 2, 2013

I live in San Francisco, startup capital of the world, and I have a lot of techie friends. If you'll allow me to generalize, one thing I've noticed: Most techies won't go out of their way to find stylish goods—they're a utilitarian bunch and when handed a company sweatshirt, they'll wear it thin—but when the opportunity presents itself, techies really appreciate good design.

To make sure we've got everyone on your list covered, we're posting a new gift guide every weekday from now until Christmas. See all of the Gift Guides to date in our archive.

American Giant Gray Hoodie, Gift Guide for the Techie, Remodelista

Above: Help upgrade the Zuckerberg look with the Men's Heavyweight Full Zip Hooded Sweatshirt or Women's Heavyweight Full Zip Hoodie, made in the US and designed with the help of a former industrial designer from Apple; $89 each from San Francisco's American Giant. Read Slate's article about it, This Is the Greatest Hoodie Ever Made.

Stanley and Sons Olive Drab Bread Messenger Bag, Gift Guide for the Techie, Remodelista

Above: Replace the startup-branded backpack with a duck canvas Bread Bag made by Stanley & Sons. Stitched on an old-fashioned single-needle sewing machine and measuring 12 inches tall and 16 inches wide, the bag is $167 from Hickoree's Hard Goods. 

Filson Harris Tweed Laptop Case, Gift Guide for the Techie, Remodelista

Above: For the techie with a traditional streak: the Harris Tweed Laptop Sleeve; $125 from Seattle-based Filson. The padded interior is lined with moleskin and Scotland-made tweed wool. 

Muji Splash Proof iPhone Case, Gift Guide for the Techie, Remodelista  

Above: For the person who hates to be parted from his or her phone: the Splash-Proof Speaker for Smartphone allows for not only music in the shower, but typing emails and browsing the internet, too; $69.50 from Muji.

Vers Audio Noise Canceling Bass Headphones, Gift Guide for the Techie, Remodelista

Above: Made of American hardwood and designed to deliver for bass-heavy music, games, and movies, Vers 7E Extended Bass Earphones have play/pause controls and an integrated microphone. Shown here in walnut; $79.99 from Vers. 

For fresh gadgetry straight from France, check out A Good-Looking Wireless Charger and Other Breakthroughs. Navigating the uncharted terrain of Parenthood 2.0? See our post 10 Tips for Keeping Tech in Check, Family Edition



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