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Eco-Friendly Gifts for Geeky Guys and Girls in your Life

written by: •edited by: Bill Bunter•updated: 8/12/2010

Do you always struggle to find the right gift for the computer geek in your life? Struggle no more, Canadian company Geekware have a wide range of irresistible gifts that geeks will give their PCs for, and what's more, they’re all environmentally friendly.

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    Gifts for Eco-Conscious Geeks

    Are you wondering what to buy for the Geek who has everything? Look no further, there's a Canada based company that has something unique for even the most eco-conscious of computer fanatics. For five years, owner Nicola Harper worked as a as a professional Waste Management Engineer, making countless trips all over the world. In 2004, she left the corporate world, launched Acorn Studios and began to transform obsolete electronic waste into fun and geeky gifts. In 2004 Acorn became Geekware and Nicola released a new Mac-ware range in response to the overwhelming requests form Apple Mac fans. Geekware is a truly eco-friendly company. Not only does Nicola design, source and cleans the e-waste, she create the in-house line and even packs the order herself.

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    Geekware's Products for Guys and Girls

    Recycled Geekware GUY ware

    • A range of cufflinks made from recycled keyboard buttons
    • A circuit board business card holder

    GIRL ware

    • Necklaces made from recycled keyboard buttons and circuit boards
    • Pi necklace made from recycled vintage key
    • Earrings made from recycled keyboard buttons and circuit boards
    • Keyboard button bobby pins
    • Circuit board pocket photo album
    • Heart shaped circuit board hanging ornaments

    CD Clocks MAC ware

    • Mac diskette notenook
    • Keyboard cufflinks, earrings, necklaces and keychain
    • Mac Pride pin

    HOME ware

    • Calculator trinket boxes
    • Clocks made from recycled CDs
    • Keyboard button magnets

    GEEK accessories

    • Pins
    • Notebooks
    • Phone charms
    • Key chains

    Prices range from $4-95 and up.

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    Using Recycled Materials

    All the materials Nicola uses are rescued items that would otherwise have ended up in landfills. She retrieves them from yard sales, recycling centers, and peoples homes. She uses new shipping boxes made from 50% recycled paper fiber. The packing peanuts used to protect the orders during shipping are recycled and are sourced at the Reuse Centre in Edmonton, Canada. If you have old diskettes or obsolete computer keyboards, Nicola would be happy to recycle them for you.