No doubt, there’s a special person in your life who spends most of their time with their face 3 inches from their phone, wiling away the day on Snapchat and Instagram, or on Hoolie’s vast array of apps.
This holiday, what do you get for the person who has everything, because “everything” is on their phone and/or tablet? You could get them a GooglePlay or iTunes gift card. Perhaps you want for them something tangible, something physical, but something that still speaks to the giftee’s dire social media addiction. Most importantly, you want to give them something that’s not a selfie stick (now available in bargain bins everywhere!).
With that in mind, we present the 2016 Somewhat Snarky Social Media Addict’s Gift Guide:
Social Media Frame Cut Out
$8.99 on Etsy
This made to order digital file is perfect for those with big things happening in 2017, like a wedding, birth, vacation, or prison sentencing. Simply frame your selfie with this, uh, frame, post it online, and be prepared for a barrage of “Inception” jokes! Sorry, this is a digital file only, so it’s up to you to print it, cut it out, and mount it.
Like a Boss Social Media Humor Poster
98 cents plus s/h on Amazon
Perfect for: Bosses; Mark Zuckerberg; Fans of Facebook; Fans of dated Andy Samberg references.
Social Media Wedding Wooden Hashtag Sign
$27 on Etsy
It’s a wedding sign. Made of wood. Featuring trademarked social media icons along with your own custom hashtag. I don’t get it but hey, if this your thing, more power to you, I guess.
Social Network Shower Curtain
$14.95 on Amazon
According to the description, “(t)here’s a little ‘window’ for your face so it looks like a profile picture on a social networking site.” That is, if your profile picture was taken while you were in the shower, which raises all sorts of questions about your bathroom habits. Again, we won’t judge.
Recommended as a friendly, morning reminder for a oversharing teens, racist uncles, or anyone you know who can post six Instagram photos in 24 hours.
Selfie Photo Album
$12 on Amazon
For that special narcissist in your life. You could also get them a mirror from the dollar store and save some scratch. The ideal companion to the theoretical photo album, “Meals I’ve Ordered, Photographed and Posted on Instagram.”
Sterling Silver At Sign Cufflinks
$65.99 (marked down from $220) on CuffLinks.com
Description: “Quite literally a sign of the times, the @ Symbol is ubiquitous with the media age thanks to email and Twitter. Constructed of .925 sterling silver, with an engravable backing, this set is ideal for any tech-wiz. Cufflinks by Ravi Ratan.” Fatal flaw: most tech wizes prefer to wear quasi-ironical T-shirts featuring Ninja Turtles rather than formal shirts, thus negating the need to link their cuffs.
Tech Greeting Cards
$3.50/card or $24.99 for 1o pack
(Full disclosure: this is our Etsy store.) Getting a card in the mail is amazing so give your favorite techy person a pack of cards they can send offline to their friends. Sentiments include ‘Let’s leave our phones at home and see what kind of trouble we can get into’ and ‘You speak excellent emoji’ and three others.
In other words, you have plenty off offline options to get your online friends and family. Are there any ridiculous social media gifts we forgot? Leave a comment with your recommendation(s) below!