Christmas Gift Guide 2013: 12 gadgets and presents for tech hipsters

What to buy for the hipster who has everything, and bought it long before it went mainstream? We've rounded up some gifts from the bleeding edge of cool
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Well-dressed, achingly cool and handsome… you’re the person your hipster friend regards as a guru. 

So, get them started on the pathway to cool with this selection of de rigeur, dramatic and downright essential hipster gadget and gear gifts.

Pitango bikes (from £375)

Pitango bikes

You’re in a tricky position here. Head to Pitango’s website and you can pick ‘n’ mix components and colours to create your giftee’s perfect bike. But how do you know you will get it right? How radical to go with the colours and contrasts? Drop bars or flat bars?

Glory or shame await you come Christmas morning, but two things are guaranteed: it’ll be unique, and it’ll be well-made.

Eva Solo Tea Egg (£15)

Eva Solo Tea Egg

British men and women have been surviving perfectly well on humble teabags for many, many decades. There is absolutely no reason whatsoever to go buying your own loose tea leaves, and infusing them in a cup of perfectly heated water using this tea ‘egg’.

Except… that it looks really cool, it promises better tasting tea, it lets you choose your own perfect blend and it takes longer out of your day than whacking a bag in a mug. So, overall, we’re in.

Native Union Clic Metal (£60)

Native Union Clic Metal

The trick with cases, for the committed streetwise sass, is to try and find something to cover the back of your iPhone that costs more than the back of your iPhone. Enter the Clic Metal, which uses actual wood (walnut or cherry) along with a provocative flash of actual metal. Pricey, but really, really nice.

Volcom Voyage (£40)

Volcom Voyage

Base layers. You can get them in UniQlo for a few quid. But this person that you’re buying for, they’re the type that wants a £40 base layer with a cosmic tie-dye design because they’re probably going to get all their kit off in an Alpine bar somewhere during a particularly hilarious gluhwein boat race. Well, Santa be praised, here it is.