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8 Gifts for IT Professionals They're Sure To Love

Jen Hensey
8 Gifts for IT Professionals They're Sure To Love

Do you manage an IT team, and want to show your appreciation for a job well done? Or are you looking for the perfect gifts for the techies in your life?

Great! IT professionals can be notoriously difficult to buy for, but we've got you covered.

From the latest and greatest gadgets to cute little must-haves, here are eight Employee Gifts ideas that IT professionals are sure to love (and use).

1. A Portable Charger

No matter where they are, an IT professional always needs to be able to stay connected. After all, you never know when a server is going to go down or a user is going to need help. A portable charger will make sure their phone (and therefore, their lifeline) is always juiced up and ready to go.

What are some good portable chargers?

We recommend the:

  • Anker PowerCore 10000, Ultra-Compact 10000mAh Portable Charger
  • RAVPower 26800mAh Portable Charger with 3 USB Ports
  • Apex Gifts and Prints 10000mAh Wireless Charger

How much should you spend on a good portable charger?

Typically, you can expect to spend between $25 and $60 on a good portable charger.

2. A Cute Laptop Sleeve

Combine functionality with style by getting your IT professional a cute laptop sleeve. It'll protect their computer from bumps, scratches, and spills, and they'll be able to show off their personality at the same time.

What are some good laptop sleeves?

We recommend the:

  • MOSISO Laptop Sleeve Compatible with 13-13.3 Inch MacBook Pro
  • MacBook AirLacdo 360° Protective Laptop Sleeve Case for 13 Inch MacBook Air
  • Evecase Enamels Butterfly Floral Pattern Universal Cover for 11-12 Inch laptops

How much should you spend on a good laptop sleeve?

Most laptop sleeves cost between $10 and $30. Of course, you can spend more or less depending on the style and materials you choose.

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3. A Wireless Mouse

If there's one thing IT professionals know, it's that a wired mouse is the actual worst. Help them stay productive (and stylish) with a wireless mouse that they can use both at work and home. And if you get them a (slightly pricier) gaming mouse, they'll be able to use it for work and play!

What are some good wireless mice?

We recommend the:

  • Logitech Wireless Mouse M317
  • Acer Wireless Optical Mouse
  • Lenovo N3903 2.4GHz Optical Wireless Mouse

How much should you spend on a good wireless mouse?

A good wireless mouse will cost you between $15 and $60. Of course, you can find cheaper options, but they may not be as durable or have as many features. Is the IT professional a gamer? If so, you might want to spend a little extra and get them a gaming mouse. They'll love you for it!

4. A Noise-Cancelling Headset

An IT professional's job can be pretty stressful. Help them relax (or focus) with a noise-canceling headset that they can use to listen to music or take calls in peace.

Noise-canceling headsets don't just block out external noise, they also reduce the amount of noise that escapes, so your IT professional can enjoy their music without disturbing those around them.

What are some good noise-canceling headsets?

We recommend the:

  • Bose QuietComfort 35 II Wireless Bluetooth Headphones
  • Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC Wireless Noise Cancelling Headphones
  • Beats Solo3 Wireless On-Ear Headphones

How much should you spend on a good noise-canceling headset?

Unfortunately, noise-canceling headphones tend to be on the pricier side. You can expect to spend between $100 and $300 on a good pair of noise-canceling headphones.

5. A Cable Organizer

If there's one thing every IT professional needs but doesn't have, it's a good way to organize all their cables. In fact, you're probably used to seeing them with a tangled mess of cables stuffed into their backpack or briefcase. Help them keep their desk (and their sanity) tidy with a cable organizer.

What are some good cable organizers?

We recommend the:

  • Jokari Cable Tidy
  • Kootek Cable Management Sleeves
  • Anker PowerLine+ Cable Organizer

Don't limit yourself to just one! The more, the merrier.

How much should you spend on a good cable organizer?

You can find decent-quality cable organizers for as little as $10. Of course, if you want something really high-end, you could spend up to $100. But we think your IT professional will be happy with something in the middle.

6. A Fast Wireless Router

For the always-connected professional, a fast and reliable wireless router is a must. Give the gift of a lightning-fast connection with a top-of-the-line wireless router. They'll be able to stream, work, and play without any delays or buffering.

In addition to speed, look for a router with good range. That way, your IT professional will be able to enjoy a fast connection even if they're not right next to the router.

What are some good wireless routers?

We recommend the:

  • NETGEAR Nighthawk AC1900 Smart WiFi Router
  • ASUS RT-AC66U B1 AC1750 Dual-Band WiFi Router
  • Linksys EA7500 Dual-Band WiFi Router

How much should you spend on a good wireless router?

You can find a good wireless router for anywhere from $50 to $200. Of course, you can spend more or less depending on your needs. Gauge how much your IT professional needs and how much they're willing to spend.

7. Anti-Theft Bags or Locks

For the IT professional who travels often, an anti-theft bag or lock can be a lifesaver. These bags and locks are designed to protect your belongings from pickpockets and thieves.

Most anti-theft bags have slash-resistant straps and compartments that are hidden or difficult to access. This makes it much harder for thieves to get to your things.

Many also have RFID-blocking technology, which helps protect your credit cards and passports from electronic pickpocketing.

And even if you're not gifting an IT professional who travels often, an anti-theft bag or lock is still a great gift. They can use it for work, commuting, or even just running errands.

What are some good anti-theft bags and locks?

We recommend the:

  • Bago Anti-Theft Backpack
  • Pacsafe Citysafe CX
  • Apex Gifts and Prints Anti-Theft Double Shoulder Computer Bag

How much should you spend on an anti-theft bag or lock?

You can find a good anti-theft bag for as little as $30. For a higher-end bag, you could spend up to $200. Locks tend to be less expensive, with most falling in the $20 to $50 range. That said, Apex Gifts and Prints has a great selection of anti-theft bags that are not too expensive.

8. Bluetooth Trackers

Is that IT employee always misplacing their keys or phone? Bluetooth trackers can help them keep track of their belongings. Bluetooth trackers are essentially small devices that you can attach to your keys, phone, or anything else you might lose.

When you lose something, you can use the corresponding app on your phone to help you find it. The app will show you the last known location of the tracker (and, by extension, your lost item).

Most Bluetooth trackers also have a built-in alarm. So if your IT professional ever misplaces their keys in the office, they'll be able to find them quickly and easily.

What are some good Bluetooth trackers?

We recommend the:

  • Tile Pro (2020)
  • Chipolo ONE
  • Logitech Wireless Tracker for Keys and Wallets

How much should you spend on a Bluetooth tracker?

You can find a good Bluetooth tracker for as little as $20. Of course, you can spend more or less depending on your budget.


IT professionals can be notoriously difficult to buy for. But with our gift guide, you're sure to find the perfect present for the IT professional in your life. The most important thing is you buy something with them in mind.

Jen Hensey
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