It’s been almost a year since I wrote one of CybersecurityZen’s most popular articles- 10 Git Ideas For Hackers.
I am confident that the majority the world’s most deserving hackers now own at least 9 out of 10 of these brilliantly geeky hacker gifts.
With the holidays right around the corner once again, I thought it was time for everyone to revisit the idea of stepping outside of the usual gift buying box to purchase something GREAT for that slightly misunderstood hacker in your life.
But what makes a great gift for a hacker or cyber geek? Should you attempt to choose a functional hacker gift, a funny one, or perhaps one that honors hacker culture and nostalgia?
I’ve addressed all three possibilities in this comprehensive list of 25 new gift ideas for hackers, cyber geeks, hackers in training and perhaps just fans of the art.
Enjoy my complete hacker gift idea list and happy hacker holiday shopping!
PS. Tweet your favorites to @SecureNinja or @AliciaMaeWebb and let me know if there is anything you think I should add for next year.
Hacker Gifts for Skill Development
Because hackers need to hack in order to be hackers.
Imagine finding this green gadgety beauty under your holiday tree..
And I thought getting a Leatherman for Christmas was cool
We all need to start somewhere
Or maybe traditional lock picking is soon to be your thing
Hak5 makes some amazing items on which to practice. Behold, the Wifi Pineapple.
Hacker Gift Ideas For Fun and Function
Ok, forget the part about function. This useless box guarantees nothing but fun for the whole family.
A classic holiday gift with a quirky hacker spin.
Because somebody has to cook Thanksgiving dinner!
And it MUST be properly seasoned.
There are actually two ways you can go with this.
Simply amazing.. and TOTALLY FUNCTIONAL
When you simply need to define who you are and what you are doing in there..
Purely Practical Hacker Gift Ideas
It’s literally a digital safe for your passwords.
Your cards will definitely be safe inside this shiny blue, green, pink, yellow, or purple box.
More like the ultimate HACKER GIFT!
Let’s talk about style.
Something for spring..
Or the world’s coolest hacker hoodie for right now.
Or is this the coolest? I can’t decide.
Hacker Gift Ideas For Knowledge Development
There is nothing more educational than a good old fashioned book.
Every household needs a genius hacker.
Because the best hackers are also social engineers.
We must never forget the lessons learned in these four hacker films.