We're racing towards Christmas of 2017, and as December approaches we'll all be thinking about lots of gadgets and gizmos that will make great gifts.

We've got loads of ideas in our ultimate Christmas gift guide, but here we're sharing some of our favourite present ideas that take inspiration from tech, but aren't tech.

Circuit Board Necklace

Circuit Board Necklace

Take this amazing Geeky Heart Necklace, for example.

Etsy seller HarResols has more than 250 items made from recycled computer parts such as circuit boards and hard drives, inclucing this nerdy necklace that we love.

Other items available from this store include t-shirts, earrings, clocks, cufflinks and more so there's something for everyone.

USB Mix Tape

USB Mix Tape

If you miss the old days of exchanging mix tapes with your mates, you’ll love this modern take on the idea. Designed to look just like a traditional mix tape, you can write all of the tracks in the space provided.

But rather than requiring a tape player, the mix tape contains a 1GB USB stick that you can load your songs onto before passing it on to a friend.

Motherboard Chopping Board

Motherboard Chopping Board

We also love this chopping board for nerdy chefs.

It's made with scratch-proof glass with non-slip feet, with an odourless, hygenic surface that's easy to clean. Its motherboard-inspired design is lots of fun, and it's a really great price right now too.

Circuit Board Ties

Circuit Board Ties

Price: £24.30
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Another Etsy purchase, this one from ScatterbrainTies, is perfect for a tie-wearing tech-lover. Choose from Black, Hunter Green or Kelly Green for these quite gorgeous Circuit Board Ties.

Camera Lens Cup

Camera Lens Cup

Here's one for photographers: a camera lens mug complete with a grippy rubber focus ring and a lens hood lid that doubles as a coaster or a place to store your biscuits.

It's a great price, at under £10, so a perfect stocking filler.

Game Boy Heat Change Mug

Game Boy Heat Change Mug

Another fun mug idea is a heat change mug. We particularly like the Game Boy Heat Change Mug from Firebox, but there's also a Super Mario Bros version available there too.

When your pour your tea or coffee into the Game Boy mug, the screens on either side will 'light up' with some fun, familiar scenes.

Question Block Light

Question Block Light

Another one for Mario fans is this Question Block Light, which is officially licensed by Nintendo.

With a classic 8-bit 'ping' sound effect, the light is perfect for a bedside table. Give it a press from above to turn it on.