Sometimes you want to buy something really special for the tech-lover in your life, but finding that perfect gift can be difficult if you don’t know where to go. Below you will find some of Boston’s best gift shops for tech lovers. There is something super cool about finding a unique gift that serves a purpose, and you’re sure to do so at any of the following locations. Many of these items are super affordable too, so it’s a win/win.
265 Massachusetts Ave.
Cambridge, MA 02139
What better place to get cool tech toys and gadgets than at the MIT Museum Store? From desk toys to cool kitchen accessories, this place is sure to provide you with some great gift ideas. You could buy a robot tea infuser or a Milky Way Projector Dome—items that you probably wouldn’t find somewhere else. You don’t have to go to the museum to shop at the store, but you could always make a day of it. Adult admission will run you $10, and children ages 5-18, students, and seniors pay just $5. Children under the age of 5 get in free.
287 Third St.
Cambridge, MA 02142
Opened since 2011, Xylem provides customers with truly unique gift ideas, many of which are simply perfect for that tech lover in your life. Many people love to visit this shop because it is different, and it’s easy to find just what you’re looking for—that special gift that you didn’t know you wanted until you see it. The location of the store is perfect, given the fact that Kendall Square is tech-obsessed!
36 Cameron Ave.
Cambridge, MA 02142
Check out The Grommet for some truly innovative gifts. This place has some of the coolest tech accessories you’ll ever find. The company prides itself on finding “unique” and “undiscovered” products, and bringing them to you in hopes of making them succeed. The products that The Grommet carries are just plain cool, and they are sure to impress—especially if you have a person in your life that is difficult to buy gifts for. Find everything from automatic bag lights and smart WiFi cameras to atmospheric monitors and power cubes. The shop’s website has tons of cool things to check out, and is worth the look—you won’t believe some of the neat stuff that’s carried here.
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‘You Do It’ Electronics
40 Franklin St.
Needham, MA 02494
“You Do It” Electronics is a great place to find all kinds of supplies for any tech project. The store has a wide range of items for the tech lover in your life, and a gift card here could really make someone’s day. Whether it’s car audio or wireless networking, “You Do It” has something for everyone.
Bromfield Camera Company
10 Bromfield St.
Boston, MA 02108
Sometimes when people think tech, they don’t think about cameras and photography, but a store like Bromfield Camera will change your mind. Here you will find plenty of camera accessories that are perfect for the tech-lover that enjoys taking photographs. The staff is super knowledgeable, and you are sure to find something that you or someone you know would really love to have. Also, good to know, the shop buys old/used cameras, so if you have one, bring it in!
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