Shopping for geeks and nerds can be a lot of fun, especially if you’re into the same kinds of things as them. Whether they love video games, anime, comics, or roleplaying, there are so many fun and quirky gift ideas out there. In fact, while you may think the nerd in your life owns everything, he probably doesn’t. Let’s take a look at some unique gift ideas that you can consider for the upcoming holiday for something who has possibly everything for Christmas!
A Pair of NASA Socks
Does your loved one have an interest in space? Do they regularly view the constellations through their telescope or have ambitions of traveling to Houston to explore the Space Center? While a trip to Houston may be out of the question right now, a pair of NASA socks definitely isn’t. This two-pack comes in two different designs – one black with the NASA logo, and one grey featuring an astronaut design. They’re officially licensed and are small enough to make a great secret Santa gift as well!
A Loot Crate Subscription
Loot Crate offers a subscription box for nerds. Sign your loved one up and they will receive a delivery every month featuring tons of unique items that money literally can’t buy. Every month, Loot Crate features a different theme, with previous ones including ‘Anti Hero’, ‘Shadows’, and ‘Revolution’. If you don’t want to shell out for a yearly subscription you could also opt for one of the ‘one off’ boxes. The Elder Scrolls and Fallout boxes are ideal for gaming fans, while younger recipients may love the Hello Kitty and Harry Potter crates.
Solve the Bug in the Code Glasses
If you’ve got a coder in your life, we can’t think of a better gift than these ‘Solve the Bug in the Code’ glasses. They come in three different colors, and each glass features an insect that has been covered in code. While they obviously have the very practical benefit of being suitable to drink from, they also provide a brain teaser for the recipient. You see, the code on each glass has a mistake on it and it is up to the recipient to try and work out what it is. It’s a fun gift and one that’s sure to be a hit at geeky get-togethers and late-night hackathons.
Finally, for the comic lovers – DC to be precise – how about a gift of Emergency Batarangs? These are available on Etsy and come framed in a wall-mount display that obviously can be smashed should trouble arrive (but can also be unlocked during less drastic times with a key). They’re ideal for adding to the wall in your own personal man-cave (or should we say Batcave?) and make shopping for geeks for all adult ages!
Does your special someone have everything for Christmas? Have you decided what to get them for Christmas this year? We’d love to hear more of your ideas in the comments!