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Gift Guide: 10 SEE tech ideas to make your life easier

Gift Guide: 10 SEE tech ideas to make your life easier
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In the past two years, people worldwide have had to revisit their relationship with gadgets or the virtual world. While some like it, others use it only for business purposes. At The Recursive, we embrace everything digitally because we see the many ways in which innovative technology can help our lives and the planet.  

Discover below a few gift ideas to send tech aficionados, or yourself, this holiday season. These will actually help you spend less time scrolling and clicking. Some gifts are accessible worldwide, others are area-limited, but all are locally created by founders from the SEE region. 

#1 For the crypto fan (worldwide gift)

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If you have a friend that would like to develop their investment portfolio, then look no further than eGold (EGLD), Elrond’s crypto. You can get these on various platforms, depending on where you live.

#2 For the bike lovers (accessible in Europe)

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For a friend who is into sustainability and is always on the move in the bustling streets, an ebike from Econic One is a great option. You can read more about it here

#3 For scooter fans (accessible worldwide)

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In the sustainable mobility department, there is also the Rolley scooter from Scooterson. Read the story of the startup’s founder here

#4 For those fit “gym rats” we all envy (accessible worldwide in English)

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If you are looking for an international health and fitness tracker with local DNA, try WHOOP. The fitness tracker measures your body’s rhythm when working out, but also while recovering and even when sleeping. It is used by athletes. Get all the details here. 

#5 For people-needing-to-transcribe-Romanian-conversations (Romanian limited)

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If you have a fellow journalist friend or a podcaster, in need of transcribing interviews or conversations, in different formats, from audio to video, look no further than the speech recognition solution Vatis Tech is trying to develop. Read their story here. 
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#6 For Romanian audiobooks lovers (Romanian limited)

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If you have a Romanian friend or you would like to spruce up on your language skills, the Voxa audiobook app offers a great opportunity. Read all about their story here. 

#7 For parents raising tech kids (Bulgaria limited)

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Tinusaur aims to prepare children for the future with their educational kits that teach kids how to build things, like computers. 

#8 For raising smart generations (accessible worldwide)

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Same as the idea above, Labbox Education offers engineering kits monthly for kids to develop tech projects and learn new skills. Read about their story here.

#9 For board gamers of all ages (accessible worldwide)

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If you or your friends are board game fans – who isn’t, right? – then GEMJI has you covered. They offer 70 magnetic tiles to play multiple games. See more innovative ideas for children here. 

#10 For book enthusiasts (accessible everywhere)

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If you are looking to send over an eBook, then let us recommend you Successful Innovation Systems: A Resource-oriented and Regional Perspective for Policy and Practice (Future of Business and Finance) by Ludovit Garzik. It has a chapter about Sofia, Bulgaria in it. 

Happy Holidays and feel free to share your favorite tech gift from the SEE region in a comment below. 

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Elena is an Innovation Reporter at The Recursive with 10+ years of experience as a freelance writer based in Bucharest, Romania. Her mission is to report internationally on the amazing progress of the local startup ecosystems while bringing into focus exponential projects developed in niches like health and education or by female entrepreneurs.
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