8 Gift Ideas For The Luddite In Your Life

Because, sometimes, battery power is overrated

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It’s been 200 years since artisan hand-loom weavers in England began smashing and burning the factory machinery that was rendering their jobs obsolete, but some things haven’t changed: robots keep making more of the things people used to make, and Luddites–or at least a 21st century version of them–live on.

The modern Luddite tends to have a more personal, less violent disdain for technology than his predecessors, but that doesn’t mean he owns, or wants to own, a smartphone. What this person needs instead is an addictive toy that doesn’t run on batteries. He could probably also use a good old-fashioned shave and some high-end personal accessories. Check out our gallery for a full list of suggestions.