It is that time of year again, the holidays are here. One of the most difficult things for me is always wondering which gifts to get my friends and family. As you might assume most of “my people” are geeks and nerds and I want to find the perfect gift for everyone.
As a geek myself I can tell you that technology and overall nerdgeekery are critical to gift happiness. I decided to share with you some of the most interesting gifts ideas I have seen this past month. I hope they will help you find the right gift for your geek/nerd/tech addict.
The iDM5 is a Bluetooth keyboard speaker system that lets you type easier with your tablet or smartphone. iHome says you can also simultaneously stream your favorite music with the wireless Bluetooth connection. Here is a helpful review.
Pet Laser Toy
Many cat lovers have a laser pointer, but we can only hold that little button for so long and the cats get angry when you put the pointer down. Solution: the Bolt Interactive Pet Laser Toy at Think Geek. Entertain someone’s cat and you will have a friend for life!
Withings Smart Baby Monitor
How amazing is this, you can now make sure your baby is doing well with your iPhone, iPad, or iPod. This is a great gift for new parents. See more on Amazon.
Coffee Cup Power Inverter
I got this for a gift last year and we use it in the car all the time to charge computers and other products. It works well and so far, knock on wood, hasn’t been stolen (while other things were) because I assume people think it is a coffee cup and nothing valuable. It is available at several places. See reviews here.
For iPad owners that are pinball fans this is a perfect gift. It is available from Apple, Target, and Amazon.
LaCie RuggedKey Flash Drive
This flash drive is 100m drop-resistant, offers a USB 3.0 with up to 150MB/s and offers secure AES 256-bit encryption. Help the people you love keep their 16-32 GBs of data safe.
Beta Brand Executive Hoodie
All geeks/nerds want to look professional, kind of, but we also want to be comfortable. This gift meets both of those needs. The executive hoodie looks nice with a dressier pair of jeans and it is very light and comfortable.
Big Bang Theory Soft Kitty Hoodie
One really big show for geeks and nerds is "The Big Bang Theory". The "Soft Kitty" song is well-known and now there is a hoodie for people to show their love of the song. You can find it at StylinOnline and other websites.
Star Wars Chewbacca Hoodie
OK, I'm going to admit that I own one of these. Yes, I'm that big of a dork, but it is the best jacket/hoodie I have (and I have many).
It is warm and soft and I get to pretend to be a wookie when I am wearing it! This is a must have for all "Star Wars" fans.
To be clear, this is a very heavy item and would be perfect in very cold weather. I live in Florida and I have worn it anyway… because I look like Chewbacca and how cool is that? Buy it here.
Achievement Unlocked: Red Ring of Death T-shirt: XBOX
XBOX owners all know what the red ring of death is and they know what it means to unlock achievements. Those of us that have lived through and survived the red ring of death have achieved something and deserve this shirt! Visit Think Geek to buy.
No I Will Not Fix Your Computer
I bought this hoodie for myself and my husband because anytime we visit family they say, “hello” and then right after that ask us to fix something on their computer. Hopefully this holiday season I can avoid working on computers at family gatherings. The quality is great and the hoodie is warm. Available at Think Geek.
We all need robes, but there are some robes that are much cooler and geekier than others. Here are two of my favorites.
The Jedi robe is very warm and large. It is multi-functional. You can use it after the shower or you can just wear it and play with your lightsaber collection (not that I do that).
The Jedi robe could also be used on Halloween and also be worn to intimidate strangers at your front door. It is another must have for "Star Wars" fans. (They also have Storm Trooper robes)
The Spider-man robe is just as cool and they also have a Venom version, which I bought as a Christmas gift. It is solid, created well and very awesome. If you have a Marvel fan in the house, check out these robes.
Useful Items and Unique Gifts
Ice Scraper: Star Wars Severed Wampa Arm
If you're forced to scrape some ice off the car windows, why not have fun doing it, right? You can get it here.
A Camera Lens Mug
Everyone knows someone that is into photography and if they like coffee this is a great gift. Find it here.
Ctrl-Alt-Delete Coffee/Tea Cup Set
Techy folk, geeks, and nerds all understand this one. It isn’t done so much by us anymore, but it is very funny. On sale at Think Geek now.
Play Visions Lego Darth Vader Desk Lamp
This is geeky and useful. It is Darth Vader and a lamp, win-win! I'm not sure why there is just a kid in this picture. Adults would love it too! This is available at Amazon and other sites as well.
Pizza Pi Cutter
Cutting pizza can be difficult, but not with this tool. Find it at Think Geek.
Agloves Capacitive Touch Screen Gloves
When it is cold we need gloves, but typically our touch screens won’t work without using out actual fingers. Problem solved!
These gloves have conductive fibers that will allow you to use touch screens while also keeping hands warm. Find them at Think Geek.
Game of Thrones, Khaleesi Daenerys Targaryen Warrior Princess Wig
OK, who doesn’t want to look like Daenerys Targaryen? If someone you love likes "Game of Thrones" they will have fun with this gift!
Tetris Stackable LED Desk Lamp
Give your nerd/geek a fantastic and fun gift, a Tetris desk lamp that allows them to design their own lamp. This is a available several places online including Think Geek and Amazon.
Assassin's Creed Replica Gauntlet with Spring Load Sword Action!
Yeah… this is awesome and both kids and adults will love this gift! Find it at GameStop for the best price. They are limited so run and get one right now!
3 Must Have Games for the Holidays
These are obviously not for children, but they are amazing games that the big boys love!
You can find "Assassin’s Creed III", "Call of Duty Black Ops 2" and "Halo 4" almost anywhere today and I can personally vouch for each of them being amazing visually and they offer great game playing as well.
Have a safe and happy holiday season!
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