With only a few days left until many of us are exchanging gifts this holiday season, it might appear like there are only two “must-have” items for that tech-savvy person on our shopping lists: either a smartphone or a tablet. However, thousands of would-be perfect gadget gifts are going unnoticed. Advertisers are focusing on big-ticket gizmos when plenty of gift-worthy devices are left under the radar instead of the tree. Here are just a few terrific eco-conscious, economical and clever high-tech and geeky gifts.

Gadgets make great gifts – whether they’re practical or not

Someone may not love the 40-in-1 Swiss Army Knife, but they may be enamored with the 6-in-1 key chain. Either way, they’ll discover a use for it at some point. Tech-geek gadgets are particularly suitable for people on a budget. So, while the Starship Enterprise pizza cutter or these crocheted headphones won’t break the bank, they are certain to please!

Gadgets for the hard-to-shop-for individual

Much is determined by how tech savvy the person is and how much you’d want to spend, but for the more environmentally conscious in our midst, you might consider a “green” choice. Plenty of eco-friendly green technologies exist, from hand-powered paper shredders to solar-powered tiki torches.

Tablet or smartphone owners

For those who already own a smartphone and tablet, there are several terrific accessories to brighten their day, from iPhone “wallet cases” to iPad docking stations. As most tablets and smartphones don’t have separate keyboards, here are two accessory ideas, one for the iPad, one for the iPhone. These gadgets should have an immediate impact on the user’s experience!

The best part about gadgets and the reason they’re continuously sought after is that they’re always at hand. Gadgets, simply put, make our lives easier. While phones and tablets are the big-ticket rage this holiday season, hopefully we’ve given you some ideas for tech gadget gifts that are under the radar!