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If you’re looking for a geeky gift, you’ve come to the right place. Because we believe that holiday shopping should be more like free roaming and less like a big boss battle. Which is why we’ve thrown together a list of nerdy gifts that any type of geek would go crazy for–including gifts for Harry Potter fans who seem to have already collected all of the magic.
Nerdy and Geeky gifts you can get online
This custom Risk edition features factions of beings from the show, vying for control of Planets and Locations along the Central Finite Curve. The five power driven factions are: Mythologs, Robot Dogs, Gazorpians, Post-Apocalyptic People, and of course, the U.S. Government.
Advise loved ones to stay warm this winter with this adorable and handmade fleece Artemis cap.
Whether they have a dedicated library or just a small stack on the mantle, these officially-licensed Game of Thrones Dragon Egg bookends will look divine in any room.
Price: $111.34 (regularly $149.99)
What’s better than the meme of a cute cat stuck in a slice of bread? The plushie version, duh! This adorable kitty is stuffed and ready to snuggle. So now you can stop pestering your own cat by shoving his or her face in a slice of bread – they’ll thank you, we’re sure of it.
You can’t go wrong with a classic! And since we’re talking the Mario gang here, this super festive crew neck is perfectly okay (if not encouraged) to be worn well after the holiday season.
This DIY tech kit may be marketed towards kids, but to be fair, I know plenty of adults who would enjoy this (myself included).
Price: $87.95 (regularly $149.95)
This book spills the tea and gives fans a behind-the-scenes look at the magic and making of Steven Universe. Readers will enjoy concept art, production samples, the early sketches, storyboards, and exclusive commentary from the creative team.
Price: $20.36 (regularly $29.95)
If you can’t read Japanese, the top of this shirt has “Space Invaders” scrawled across the chest, rightly above an 8-bit print of the Space Invaders UFO.
You’re looking at one of the best gifts for movie lovers and that’s because you don’t have to be a fan of Lord of the Rings to recognize the iconic pendant.
Not sure what to get the engineer, teacher or electrician on your list? Fear not, for Nikola Tesla is here! Well, in ornament form, anyway. This sarcastic ornament is perfect for the science enthusiast with a sense of humor. This artisan-crafted ornament is designed with just the right amount of spunk to be hung up all year. But since it’s handmade, it’s recommended you order in advance to allow for production time.
Choose your favorite character from the Harry Potter series and get to defending the Wizarding World! A strong evil force has made its presence known and it’s your job to put it in its place. In this cooperative card game, you’ll have to master spells, recruit allies and uncover magical items to save the Potter-verse. But don’t worry, there are seven different adventures to play, so each game will be just as unique as the last!
Price: $38.99 (regularly $49.99)
“I’m Mr. Meeseeks! Look at me!” That’s what this mug would say if it could talk. But alas, it’s an inanimate object so we’re stuck talking for it. But any Rick and Morty fan may argue that it’s for the best – as Mr. Meeseeks became more of a hassle than a help. Like most of the human population, the longer we’re awake and completing our duties the more sanity we lose. But unlike Rick’s black box-type warning of the featured creature, this mug won’t combust after fulfilling its purpose. It’s meant to keep fresh steeps and brews hot, hence the heat-trapping lid. Giving a whole new meaning to “Mr. Meeseeks Box of Fun.”
We’ve all been in a situation where curiosity gets the best of us. You know, googling ridiculous things that either don’t make sense or are so straightforward we should know the answer like the back of our hands. Unfortunately, not all of us can be walking encyclopedias. Which is fine, since we have the internet. But for those of us that think a little more morbidly than the rest, the anxiety of someone looking at your browser history is enough to send you into a panic (if not give you heart palpitations). But that very real, yet irrational fear can be wiped out just by wearing this bracelet. After all, your closest friends will know what to do.
We all have that friend who’s so obsessed with D&D and Magic: The Gathering that it’s making our lives chaotic. Luckily, they make shopping for them pretty simple. You could get them a new gameplay book, but that’s…boring. What’s not boring? A waffle maker! Plus for anyone that’s played D&D or Magic, you know that the games can go through the night. So what’s a better late night snack than a D20-shaped waffle? Nothing.
Any ’90s baby would flip over these. Not only are the plush slippers super cute and cozy but they even feature working laces!
This vegan leather corset is totally badass. Don’t go making mayhem without it!
16) A flying Snitch
This is by far one of the best gifts for Harry Potter fans because it’s just the right amount of fun and thoughtful. And who else would think to look for a flying Snitch IRL? So you may as well check the box for one of the most unique Christmas gifts, too!
Price: $19.99 (regularly $24.99)
We all have that special someone in our lives who seems to ramble off art history facts like their life is an episode of Jeopardy. Half the time we just nod and say “mhmm” when really we have no clue what they’re talking about. But there’s no better feeling than watching a loved one’s face light up as they discuss something they care for so dearly. So this holiday season, gift them something that’ll warm their body like they warm your heart. They’re guaranteed to love this art collage mug. Who knows? Maybe the next time they talk about something art history-related maybe they’ll use the mug as an example, and you’ll not only understand them but learn something along the way.
Price on Amazon: $15.95
If you’re looking to splurge on someone this holiday season, let this fantastic full-size Totoro futon be your guide.
Wine racks are essential, versatile, tools. They keep your bottles organized and safeguard them from damage. But they also add some style points to your home décor category. And no, they don’t only have to be used for wine – stack your olive oil, vinegar and any other bottle of your choice. Plus, this one resembling a gear is so unique any geek would be ecstatic to show it off.
Remember Atari? This Centipede board game will really refresh your memory. That is if you need it. It is a perfect ode to what seems like yesteryear. So grab a group of two to four players and face off as the infamous Gnome and Centipede. The first side to eliminate their opponent wins!
Price on ThinkGeek: $24.99 (regularly $39.99)
Normally, you’d steer clear of Chain Chomp. But this darling room accessory is about to light up your life (literally). The Mario Bros.-inspired desk lamp features a swivel head, so you can see clearly and stay on top of your work. Who knows, maybe it’ll make work more fun!
We all have that special person in our lives who rather fix the problem themselves than send their equipment away or replace it. But in order to do so, they need a toolkit that will work with them, not against them (like old and overused tools can do). That’s why the best thing you can give them this holiday season is a DIY repair kit like this one. With 80 pieces, including multiple screw heads, there’s nothing they won’t be able to fix. Just be wary, they may become too involved with the kit and start breaking things just so they can fix ’em.
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Marisa Losciale specializes in NSFW culture, audio gear, and photography. A former editorial and photo director for Spoon University at SUNY New Paltz, her work has been featured in the Rockwell Center for American Visual Studies, Post-Trash, the New Paltz Oracle, and the Legislative Gazette.