Roses are red, violets are blue, Valentine’s Day is coming … and you didn’t think twice. If you’re shopping for a marketer, choosing a gift can be even more intimidating. We love trends, creativity, but also practicality! So, are you going the creative and fun route and buying us something that can help us in the office? Or are you adopting a pop culture trend that we’ve been excited about?
With everyone’s favorite “Hallmark holidays” just around the corner, we had a feeling that some of you might have forgotten to buy something special for a friend, family member, or special someone who works in the world of marketing. Instead of allowing you a box of chocolates by default, we have created a list of creative and useful gifts that are sure to impress. Now, we’ll be the first to admit that some of them are a bit nerdy … but aren’t we all a bit nerdy after all? We have accounted for all kinds of budgets by listing gifts in ascending order by price. All of the items below may not ship in time for the big day, but you can still use the following list as inspiration for a last-minute in-person shopping trip.
The 20 best nerdy Valentine’s Day gifts
The Gift of Nothing Heart Headphone Splitter Catnip Chocolate Covered Strawberry Cable Labels Seed Money Bluetooth Beanie Snapchat Bitmoji Merchandise Chili Herb Infuser Plant-o-Gram Spicy Honey Sushi Slippers Heart Beat Camera Strap Potato Packets Star Wars Cookie Jar LED Shaped red balloon Converse FujiFilm Slippers Mini Instant Film Camera Smart Water Bottle Canon Ivy Mini Photo Printer Smart Ring
20 nerdy Valentine’s Day gifts for that special someone
one. The gift of nothing
Price: $ 1 + (from various websites)
Just started an affair with someone and think a prank gift would be appropriate? Maybe you should give that special someone the gift of … well, nothing. Yes, this is a real accessory that you can buy. There are even multiple video unboxings online. Check out this: The best part? If this product really does “something” you can return it for a full refund.
Price: $ 5.00
This festive headphone splitter lets you connect your headphones to one of the dual auxiliary inputs, leaving the other open for a friend or special someone. The best part? It comes in a practical key ring so you can take it with you everywhere.
Price: $ 6.00 +
Now, I’m a dog person … but I work closely enough with some hardcore cat women to know that in order to win them over, you have to first win over their cat. And these chocolate covered strawberries with catnip are sure to do the trick.
Four. Cable labels
Price: $ 9.99
Give the gift of organization this Valentine’s Day with these adorable “cable ties.” They stick to cables to make it easy to sort out that tangled clutter behind your monitor or under your desk.
5. Seed capital
Price: $ 9.99
For lovers of word games, I present to you: initial capital. Cleverly disguised as change, these coins are minted on seed-embedded handmade paper. Plant them, water them and watch your investment grow. (Get it?)
Price: $ 12.91
This hat will keep your head warm and keep your ears happy. Thanks to the built-in microphone, your special someone can talk hands-free for up to six hours. Pretty good, right?
If you are friends with a millennial marketer, they have probably used Snapchat or at least created a Bitmoji. If so, you can visit the product store in the Snapchat app and buy t-shirts, mugs, or other products featuring yourself and your friends’ Bitmojis. To do this, all you have to do is go to your Snapchat app, tap on your face icon in the corner to get to your profile, then scroll down and hit the “Buy Bitmoji Merch” button to see the merchandise available. . Once you click on an item, you can select your friends’ emoji to have a picture of both of you appear on an item.
Price: $ 13.70
Enhance the flavor of your favorite soup or stew with this chili-shaped herbal infuser. This reusable pepper holds all your herbs together so you don’t have to worry about having an annoying chunk of green stuff between your teeth.
Price: $ 13.99
Flowers are great, but why not go for the gift that keeps giving? Long after the petals on that expensive bouquet of roses have faded, this unique air plant will continue to thrive. Plus, it comes in a festive package with a personalized message of up to 100 words.
10. Spicy honey
Price: $ 15.00
Serving as the perfect blend of raw honey from independent beekeepers in the Hudson Valley and specially selected chili peppers, this sweet and tangy will delight your Valentine.
eleven. Sushi slippers
Price: $ 15.99
Nothing says I love you like a fake fish to your feet. In all seriousness, this is the perfect gift for the sushi lover in your life. And it’s guaranteed to make them feel warm and fuzzy … at least from the ankle down.
Price: $ 19.95
Help your Valentine keep his camera close to his heart with this unique camera strap. Embroidered with a healthy heart rate design, this strap will remind your Valentine how much you care.
13. Potato packages
Price: $ 20- $ 40
Does that special someone love potatoes and weird gifts? There are a few services, one of which is Potato Parcel, that will allow you to put a message or picture of your face on a potato and send it to someone. While the price varies depending on the content printed on the potato and the distance you send it, it is sure to make a memorably rare gift. Source: Potato package
Price: $ 24.99
Step 1: Buy the cookie jar. Step 2: Bake the cookies. Step 3: Place the cookies in the cookie jar. That is all.
fifteen. Balloon LED
Price: $ 34.99
This amazing speaker proves that there is more than one way to gift a cool stone on Valentine’s Day. Perfect for the office or the grown-ups at parties, this device lets you take your favorite songs with you wherever you are.
sixteen. Red Converse Sneakers
Price: $ 35.00
These iconic sneakers are the perfect gift for both men and women. Not only are they comfortable and durable, but the festive splash of color will add a little something to any outfit.
Price: $ 49.96
Give the gift of nostalgia with this instant color film camera. Just point, shoot and shake it like a Polaroid image to preserve the memories with your special someone.
Price: $ 60.00
Show your Valentine how much you care by keeping him hydrated … in a fresh way. This Hidrate Spark Bluetooth water bottle pairs with an app on your phone to track your water usage. The bottle will glow to remind you to drink more to reach your goal.
Price: $ 99.99
The days of taking photos with filmed cameras and developing them in a dark room are long gone. But our digital lifestyle doesn’t mean that we have to give up printed photography. In fact, there are a number of photo printers that allow you to connect your smartphone and print photos from your device. And, if you’re shopping for a digital marketer, especially to the millennial generation, you probably have a lot of photos that they would love to print and treasure, even after the endorphins from Instagram likes have worn off.
twenty. Smart ring
Price: $ 125- $ 195
Believe it or not, this stylish ring works like a really cool piece of tech. Integrated with more than 80 applications on iOS and Android, users can set custom color and vibration patterns through the corresponding application to receive notifications through the ring.
Think like a marketer when shopping for one
As marketers, we love creating campaigns around buyers. We research potential prospects, what interests them, and create content that is intended to attract or delight them. If you are buying something for a friend or loved one, think like a marketer. Take note of their interests, hobbies, and what you have in common to determine which gifts will be the most appropriate and interesting for them. Editor’s note; This blog post was first published in February 2018, but was updated in February 2021 for breadth and freshness.