Looking for gift ideas to buy for the geeks in your life? The holiday season is almost here and the game is afoot to find the best gift for your loved ones – or in some cases to reward yourself for an extremely good, or extremely tough, year.
In this post you will find a list of nifty gift ideas that geeks will love – some of them are inspired by popular movies, TV series and games, while others are just flat out "shut up and take my money" merchandise. Now, let the shopping begin!
This iconic spinning totem sums up what we love (or hate) about the movie Inception. Get one of your own and give it a spin.
Fans of Sherlock would love to have this 2-inch customizable lightweight aluminum keychain with 221B engraved on it. There’s probably space for "Baker Street" in there.
A new droid (from Star Wars Awakening) that can learn and react to your voice. You can also control it with your smartphone. Without question, the perfect gift for hardcore Star Wars fans.
Thankfully (or unfortunately) this is not a real Death Note. Instead of playing the role of Death himself, you can write groceries, wishlists, study notes and other harmless (aka boring) stuff in this.
An officially licensed time-turner necklace from the Harry Potter series, the thing that Hermione used to attend extra classes with, made with 24 karat gold plating and inner rotating rings. The perfect collectible for fans of the book and series.
Carry your belongings in this Captain America shield (as seen in Avengers: Age of Ultron). The backpack comes with several pockets inside including two for accessories and for a laptop.
An ice mold that shapes ice cubes in the form of the Death Star from the original Star Wars series. I can imagine that there are some fans who would create these ice cubes only to blast them while reenacting that iconic scene.
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A G.O.T themed Monopoly board, minus all the blood and killing of "main players". Nope, the same old ordinary Monopoly game board rules apply but the totems look awesome.
This 3″ replica of Redstone will be a favorite amongst Minecraft fans. It has 3 levels of light brightness, which you can adjust with light taps (with your hand, not pickaxes or swords like in the game).
A perfect mug for gentlemen with long, lustrous mustaches. It keeps your beverage away from your facial hair. And the mug decor is very interesting too.
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Coming from Matthew Inman (of the Oatmeal fame) and two friends (Elan Lee and Shane Small), we get a card game perfect for players aged 7 and above with a special love, or hatred for kittens (I can’t tell). The game raised 1 million on Kickstarter in just 7 hours.
Back then, paper planes can fly for a mere few seconds. Today’s paper planes can get a boost with specialized paper, gear and a smartphone app. Great times to be a kid.
A foldable, portable studio you can take with you on your photo-taking adventures. If you or a friend sell stuff online, this would be a great gift.
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An awesome leather jacket with the man of steel’s insignia imprinted. You can’t fly in it but you would look awesome blazing down the highway on your motorbike with this thing on.
The iconic cap belonging to Reddo of Pokemon. It looks great for cosplaying as well for playing Pokemon Go.
An awesome chess set with Batman and Batwoman as King and Queen on the White side and Joker leading the dark side with Harley Queen.
This card holder features the Wonder Women emblem giving it an elegant and classy look.
From Batman Arkham Knight, this Batmobile replica is recreated with the finest details. Split in two, they become the ultimate bookends for your comic book collection.
A replica of the Iron Man suit designed to battle the hulk, this Hulkbuster is approximately 55cm tall and features an arc reactor that will light up with 16 LEDs. ($824)
A mug that is shaped like the pipes in the Mario Bros adventures. It is made of ceramic, and safe for microwave use. Alternatively you can use it as a plant pot. Similarly themed coasters are available for $8 per piece.
This card deck simply looks sleek. The single-colored card deck comes only in white or only in black. Brings new meaning to the game Black Jack.
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Now you don’t have to fight to collect all 7 balls to summon Shenron who will grant you one wish. Ok, about 50% of that is true.
This monster may not coming out from the Loch Ness lake, but it could come out of your soup pot.
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The cover that makes your MacBook look like an old leather-bound printed book.
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With this 16×12" bag you can travel through galaxies or from one town to the next in style. It comes in three colors: green, red, and yellow, has a combadge on the outside.
Knitted hat embroidered to look like the Stormtrooper helmet. This hat will keep your little one’s head warm during winter.
This gorgeous note book is the best gift Zelda fans could ever receive. Use all 120 pages to fill in your adventures or your Zelda-inspired fanfic.
With Google Cardboard you can turn your smartphone into a Virtual Reality device. You can watch movies, play games, and even develop on top of it with the SDKs. ($23.95)
These benches are not only shaped like the blocks in tetris but you can also store stuff in them. Perfect for the office and at home, whether you are a 90’s kid or not. ($600)
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In The Last Airbender series, White Lotus helped Team Avatar defeat the Fire Nation. You can own your own 1.25-inch replica of these pendant necklaces as well. Bending powers not included. ($9.99)
From the Elite Four collcetion, these badges would look great hanging from your wall. The whole collection contains 50 badges, and are assembled and glued by hand to a 24×12′ metal board. Made to order.
A helmet designed to improve safety when cycling at night. This helmet is equipped with front light, left and right light as turning signal, and a red stop light. Controls are attached on the bike, and communicated via a wireless remote. ($134 on Pre-order)
Kano is a DIY computer kit. It is powered by a Raspberry Pi plus apps to help you or for kids to get the first taste of learning how to code.
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Lomo’Instant allows you to take photos and print them out instantly. This pack comes with a camera, 3 types of lenses, and 3 packs of film to print out your photos. ($193.83)
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This is magical lamp. It levitates and hovers over a pad which lights it up wirelessly. The lamp uses an LED that lasts for 50,000 hours. And you can also wirelessly charge your smartphone on the pad. ($299 on Pre-order)
Get your pixelated stickers of legendary game characters like Mario, Pokemon, and Legend of Zelda. ($5)