30 Online Stores To Shop For Geeky Gifts
The great thing about online shopping is that you can find almost any gadget you can think or imagine of; the hard part is finding a website that actually sells it. If you’re looking for something cool and inexpensive this Christmas, we’re here to provide you a list of 30 online shopping stores for geeky gadgets for all ages.
Geeky presents make great gifts in spite of its lack of practicality in some cases, but unlike other made-in-the-mill presents, you know when this gift is the perfect one for your geek (or yourself). And the great thing about some of these gifts is the customizable option for that extra, personal touch and the direct reference to the games, movies and cultures that geeks so dearly love.
We can’t still get past the idea that some of these things exist here in the real world!
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For major geek gadgets and toy fans, ThinkGeek is one of the most popular sources for everything geek and much more. They sell geeky clothing, accessories, jewellery and computer stuff for people of all ages to have fun with.
A small site with cool and simple gifts that have everything a geek can relate to. From kitchen wear like mugs and placemats, to funky iPhone cases and other 8-bit design stuff, you’ll be sure to find something here that would make an awesome Christmas gift.
Firebox is a site with loads of geeky gifts to choose from. They have categorized their site so it’s easy to find something for him or her. They sell a wide variety of geeky clothing, gadgets, toys and home decorations to get anyone excited.
If you would buy a geek-inspired gift even though it does nothing, you have found your second home. They sell electric cigarettes (no smoke included), mug warmers, popcorn maker, a melting clock, hangover kits, a gravity defying wine bottle holder, and entertaining alarm clocks.
The name of this website just gives it away; for the most random and slightly useful gifts, check this site out for cool gadgets and gear like candy, jelly beans and gumballs that taste like bacon, a variety of cool watches (look at that Higgs Boson watch!) and much more.
Have grandparents (or parents) who have passed their first half-century milestone but is still young at heart when it comes to gadgets? Check out the Gifts for Oldies category on this site: an LED magnifying glass, the pocket umbrella, USB photo scanner, heatable slippers and more.
This site has plenty for the average man or woman but what’s great about it is the gift-o-matic, the filter that helps you make faster decisions by giving you your options all in the same page. For the completely clueless, they have their top 10 gift ideas that will surely give you some new ideas.
Check this out ladies, here is a site dedicated to gifts for men. You can get personalized gifts like mugs, candy, phone cases or jewellery and other gifts related to sports, gadgets, and drinking or even something romantic to celebrate a magical Christmas together. Where’s the ‘Her’ version?
Another site filled with random gadgets, some more useful than others but cool nonetheless. They have candy vending and grabber machines and even an edible scrabble game. Other items for sale include unique mug designs and toys enjoyable by all ages.
Here’s a site that has unique, exciting and some weird gifts for everyone you can imagine. Helicopter rides, chocolate pills, slush makers, a book rest lamp, wooden watches, and a blaster gun for the iPhone (gamers, rejoice!).
How bout a more colorful option for someone’s newly purchase smartphone that protects the device at the same time? Cygnett not only caters to the Apple fans with their variety of iPhone, iPod and iPad cases but also to other brands like Samsung, HTC, Blackberry and Motorola.
If you think that gadgets based in the US are not all that exciting, then try this website to find unique little gadgets trending in Tokyo. They have gadgets, lifestyle and beauty goods some with unique functions and methods that make an interesting Christmas gift. We won’t vouch for the weirdness of the items, though.
For the ultimate electronic geek, check out Adafruit as it sells small electronics to help you make little robot-like projects for all ages and skill level. There is also a tutorial section for beginner and advanced projects which you can buy and make on your own.
This website has few gadgets and a wide variety of cases for all your smartphone needs. It caters to most of the popular smartphones out there and has cases with different functions and styles to suit anyone’s taste.
For people who love games and nerdy shows, SplitReason is a site that has every popular game referenced on their apparel. They have Zombies, classic quotes and famous characters used in their T-shirt designs.
When buying a Christmas gift for a Star Wars fanatic, check this website out as it has official Star Wars merchandise and collectibles of all kinds, including collectibles, books, music, toys and even sporting goods.
If you know someone who is always taking pictures on their iPhone, Photojojo has many additional attachments to the iPhone camera that churns out pictures of different effects. They also sell handy tripods and cases among colored lenses specifically for the iPhone.
As you can tell by the image, Sharper Image has a wide variety of toys and gadgets for the whole family to enjoy this Christmas season. Other than toys, they have household items and electronics and even practical additions for your home.
Threadless is a site that sells geeky T-shirts created by geeks from all over the world. Because these designs are original, they are unique and you’re bound to find something awesome within every geeky design.
Ever had a handphone sanitizer? Or a smartphone stand in the shape of a spider? Fancy a ninja shape gingerbread mold or maybe an umbrella with the handle shaped like a sword’s? Regardless of which kind of geek you are, it’s amazing what you can find once you rummage around here.
Yoyo.com caters to the younger generation as stuff sold on its site include arts and crafts, kid costumes, puzzles and action figures. Help Santa make the best picks to win the heart of your young ones at home.
What you can find here is pretty much what you can find anywhere else. What’s special about this site is the Under $1.99 category. For less than two bucks, you can actually find yourself some really interesting stuff to gift to others and yourself: car chargers, smartphone stands, screen protectors, lighters, pens, smartphone plugs, camera lenses etc. Start skimming!
Trekkies would probably know about this store way before this post but for the rest of us, it’s an amazing online warehouse of all things Star Trek. Costumes, apparel, stickers, towels, action figures and many more, ideal to make any Star Trek fan happy this Christmas.
Looking for the remote control flying shark you’ve seen somewhere in the Web? Well, you’re going to find it at the Super Happy Store, along with lightsaber key chains, an automatic fish feeder, a clapperboard (and action!) alarm clock and a thumb drive (think literally).
Love laptop sleeves or out of the ordinary coat hangers (we found one that looks like a hammer stuck to the wall, and a ninja star coat hanger)? What about flashing T-shirts which have LED lights flashing symbols on your torso? Check out the site for more crazy and wacky stuff.
Omg, omg, omg science geeks, you’re up! I mean, your website is up. Find digital microscopes, chemistry sets, periodic table cartoon posters, starter kits for geologists, geneticists, paleontologists (dinosaur man!), rocket scientists, and Leonardo da Vinci fans.
If you have a musician wannabe at home, perhaps you should get them an actual keyboard rather than let them play music on the iPad, or just get one that plugs into the iPad. That would also do the trick. There are plenty of cool gadgets like that here in this aptly named store.
This website is awesome because they offer free shipping for any number of items you purchase. They sell a wide variety of little gadget accessories for the smartphone and cars at very cheap prices. Want to shop on a budget? Then, check this place out.
Comic and super hero fans will enjoy stuff that are sold on this website. They have merchandise and apparels to get any comic geek excited this Christmas. They sell everything you can wear from jewellery to super hero undies – the ones you wear on the inside.
UncommonGoods sell things that are uncommon; things like a glass zipper bag, a DIY ukelele kit, plenty of odd earrings and necklaces, a periodical table shower curtain, eraser rings (more eraser than jewellery), mushroom kits, cheesemaking kits and a lot more things that are beyond description.
Author: Brian Voo
Brian is a Mass Communication graduate with a passion for everything related to technology, minimalistic designs, and every kind of gadgetry.