- Barry T. Smith
- November 25, 2017
Holiday Shopping Guide For Geeks
You’re a geek. You married a geek. You have geek friends. You’re about to give birth to a geek. Your parents are geeks. Your dog is a geek. Your cats are … well, cats. Face it, geeks are EVERYWHERE! We all have at least one thing we geek out over, so even if you aren’t a geek, you likely know someone who is.
With the gift-giving holidays fast approaching, NOW is the time to get those fun, nerdy, geek related gifts before they become the “must have holiday item” and are sold out. Pick out a few sure-fire hits from this gift list and get your shopping done early! Or wait until the last minute and give ‘em a New Year gift. Or hell, just keep ‘em for yourself! *shhhh* I won’t tell. 😉
What kind of geek are you buying for?
Gifts for the Toy Geek
Where does he get those wonderful toys? Well, right here! Damn, we geeks love toys! From the littlest geek to the biggest man-child, we all want something fun from Santa under the tree. Drop any of these fun-filled frivolities on your favorite geek and you will forever be on their “nice” list.
|Yoga Joes||Lego Fishing Shack||RC Car||Brick Loot||Nerf Bow|
Gifts for the Superhero Geek
Who’s your hero? And who’s hero is that hero’s .. hero? Uh … the point is, do you know a geek who likes superheroes!? From the littlest Groot to a life-sized Captain America shield, get your special someone something to help them let their geek flag fly! For play or display, these heroic goodies are perfect for the hero in your life.
|Groot||Deadpool||Sphero Spider-Man||Life Size Shield||Green Lantern|
Gifts for the YouTube Geek
Got a YouTuber in your life (as in someone who posts on YouTube … not, like, a personalized root vegetable). Perhaps they vlog, or game, or post funny skits. Drop a few of these goodies on your favorite Tuber (again, the people, not the potato) and watch them Like and Subscribe to you with endless gratitude.
|Mobile Camera Lens||Studio Lights||Green Screen||Logitech Webcam||Blue Yeti Microphone|
Gifts for the Book Geek
Ahh, curled up in a big squashy chair, wrapped in a blanket, with a steaming mug of hot cocoa and a good book. Is that the book geek you are shopping for? OH HELL NAW! A real book geek is reading on the concrete bus bench, while sleeping, on the toilet, sprawled out on a sidewalk, at the club, at a diner, under the covers with a flashlight and ruining their eyesight. They just. Can’t. Stop! These are gifts you can get the uber book nerd who devours books and spits them out like Pez.
|Magic 2.0||The Gray Man||Monster Hunter||Hounded||Born Standing Up|
Gifts for the Board Game Geek
Who doesn’t love sitting down with friends and having a rousing game of … ANYTHING! It’s fun to hang out with the gang and laugh yourselves silly. If there’s one thing board game geeks love is the social aspect of dominating and destroying their friends … in a fun and casual setting! Got a game geek on your list? Then set them up with these gifts and let the fun begin!
*overly competitive spirit sold separately.
|Exploding Kittens (NSFW)||Watch Ya Mouth||Munchkin||D & D Starter Set||What Do You Meme?|
Gifts for the Robot Geek
Do you know a robot geek? I mean a geek who’s into robots, not a mechanical, laser shooting, robot. But if you DO know a real live robot, let me know! That’d be rad! But for your regular carbon based robot geeks, check these goodies out.
|BB-8||Cozmo||Drone||Lego Robotics||Ozo Bot|
Gifts for the Geek of Unknown Origin
So, you have a geek in your life, but you don’t know exactly what breed. These GOUO can be hard to shop for, so here are a few simple, all around geeky suggestions, that touch upon the very foundations of geek culture.
|Funko Pop Tardis||Star Trek Phaser||Harry Potter Coins||R2-D2||Pickle Rick|
Gifts for the Picky Geek
If you have a picky geek in your social circle, then watch out! They are a wily bunch and are likely to view your vintage season one 1988 Galoob Worf action figure with less enthusiasm than the fully articulated season seven Diamond Select Worf with phaser rifle that they really wanted. If that’s the case then let them pick their own gifts with the magic of gift cards! All the holiday love with none of the returns!
|Sideshow Gift Card||Amazon Gift Card||Audible Gift Card|
Follow along with this handy gift-giving guide for the geek in your life and you’ll be sure to pick just the right, special and unique gift that they’ll love. Remember, the way to a geek’s heart is through their shared interest in pop-culture.
Or by using a Bat’leth. But that’s a whole ‘nother guide.