There are already too many “best tech gift ideas” articles out there to list here, but you might have noticed that there aren’t too many geared specifically for that startup worker gal or guy in your life (i.e. your boss or the person sitting next to you).
Like anyone else, startup staffers are into all kinds of gadgets. But the entrepreneurial community is naturally filled with creators — they like to make stuff, not just watch and read. So if you’re looking for that perfect technology gift for a startup employee, you’ve got to keep productivity in mind.
There are two rules to follow when searching for gifts for startup folks: it has to be ultra cool (because what’s cooler than working for a chic startup?) and it has to fit with their work (they’re trying to change the world!). Having worked for plenty of tech and startup companies myself, I tried to put together a list of the best five gifts for a startup employee. Let me know what you think!