15 gift ideas for your extremely online friend
Your Extremely Online friend may be glued to the internet, but they’re always there when you need them. They’re your go-to for the latest in pop culture and political news. They’re on top all the latest trends. They’re the meme queens of the friend group (an extremely underrated role).
There are a number of things you could get this gem of a person for the holidays to show them you care. Many would make their online experience easier. Some might show them new things they didn’t even know they needed. No matter where on the internet your Extremely Online friend spends their time, there’s something on this list for them.
Your extremely online friend could use a TimeCube for a few different reasons. For one, all that time online can be very efficient if it’s managed correctly. Allowing its user to set the timer for five, 15, 30, or 60 minutes by simply flipping the cube allows them to manage time spent on their online projects.
It’s also a neat little tool for limiting screen time. If you can’t seem to peel your friend away from their phone or computer, the TimeCube can help manage their screen time to ensure they can take a break from the digital universe in exchange for some much-needed human interaction.
Price: $30 from Datexx
Staring at screens for ungodly amounts of time can have some side effects. Have you ever gone on your phone or played video games for hours and suddenly realize your eyes are burning from strain? Blue light filter glasses might help with that by blocking a large amount of the harmful blue light emitted by screens to provide a much more soothing online experience.
Price: $38.00 from Cyxus
Carpal tunnel is real, and it can be a monster for someone who spends a lot of time at a computer. Ergonomic computer mice are designed specifically with that fear in mind. They’re crafted to minimize joint stress and encourage better posture for your wrist, thereby keeping carpal tunnel at bay.
Price: $59.95 from Microsoft
What better to pair an ergonomic mouse with than an ergonomic keyboard? This power couple of healthy wrist posture will help keep your extremely online friend out of harm’s way and allow them to get more enjoyment out of their time on the web.
Price: $59.99 from Microsoft
Who the hell has time for ads when you’re trying to keep up with the latest YouTube drama? YouTube Premium enables subscribers to watch videos ad-free, along with myriad other features. You can save and download videos to watch offline, still listen to videos while looking through other apps via background play, and listen to music offline and ad-free. A YouTube Premium subscription would be a pleasant surprise for any proud YouTube addict.
Price: $11.99/month from YouTube
Afterlight is a great idea for your friends that’s way too into Instagram. The photo-editing app has over 130 filters, at least 20 advanced tools, and a multitude of other features. Full access to Afterlight’s array of tools can surely help step up anyone’s Insta game.
Price: $17.99/year from Apple
7. Laptop Skins
Internet obsessives spend a lot of time with their laptops, whether at home or in a coffee shop. And everybody knows that a laptop sticker or skin is basically a window into your personality, so why not project it a little with a skin that speaks to you? Redbubble has pages and pages of laptop stickers and skins, so you’re sure to find the perfect one for your extremely online friend. Go super-mega-online with the proudly pastel “Love It If We Made It” skin exhibiting a song title from The 1975’s album, “A Brief Inquiry into Online Relationships.”
Anybody who spends a ridiculous amount of time online probably drains their phone battery like it’s nothing. They’re always asking for a chargers. That “10% battery left” notification makes them jump up and immediately scramble to find an outlet at the most inconvenient times. Help ease their struggle by gifting them a wireless phone charger so they’re always charged up.
Price: $39.95 from Moshi
Chances of your Extremely Online friend also being an Extremely Hardcore gamer are pretty likely. In which case, no gamer should have to settle for bland accessories when living out their dreams in virtual reality. Gift them a shiny new controller that captures something about why they love to game. This pink pig Xbox One controller is a great fit for any Minecraft player, or any gamer who just happens to love the color pink. But of course, there are many other themes for many other consoles, whether your friend is a Playstation player or a member of the Xbox faithful.
Price: $69.99 from Microsoft
10. Screen Cleaner
It’s practical, but no less necessary for anyone who lives in a digital landscape. Laptop screens could use a wipe every now and again, but when you think about our phones and how they go everywhere with us, you might be inclined to clean them a little more often. We’re not going to think about it too much because we don’t want to get grossed out, but we’d certainly feel much better if we had some screen cleaner on hand at all times. Your Extremely Online friend might feel the same.
11. Geeky Sweater
If your Extremely Online friend isn’t at least a little bit geeky, they aren’t truly Extremely Online. What are their favorite franchises? Star Wars? Marvel? Harry Potter? Grab ’em a themed holiday sweater that not only keeps them warm when the blood stops flowing to their fingers from typing so much, but also honors their favorite things.
Price: $54.99 from Merchoid
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