What do you buy someone who has, shall we say, unique tastes? They have money, taste, and plenty of great items in their house already. Secretly you’re maybe a little envious of how cool they actually are – although maybe not the stranger things they collect! Let’s face it, geeks are cool. We’re everywhere now.
But you’re now stuck because you have to buy them something. Be it engagement or wedding present, something for a new home, new job, birthday, whatever. They’re impossible to fathom and it’s so frustrating.
Hopefully my carefully curated list of the best gifts for geeks will give you a few more options. I should know as I’m comfortable with my inner nerd, so I have some insight into what most will appreciate. Plus, I’ve known plenty of geeks, and I’ve met plenty more randomers at shows I’ve exhibited my work at. I know what they love and what they naturally gravitate to – same stuff I love – and that’s anything that involves science, maths, physics, biology, design, geometry, art, craft, handmade items and laser cut wood. Phew, that should tick all the boxes! They will not be disappointed, on the contrary, they’ll be thrilled that you found them a gift which is unusual and quirky.
So now you don’t have to fork out for one of the ~200 original wooden case Apple I computers, hand made by Woz. Or even an Altair (I may have one). Or signed back issues of Byte Magazine with Steve Jobs or Woz on the cover (I may have one or two of those also*). Or rarer still, back issues of Computer Notes (I do have a full set).
Personalised stands are available for the coasters, making them a truly original and unique gift.
* just kidding about the signed bit
The Ultimate Geek Gift Guide
Are you searching for the perfect gift for the geek in your life? Look no further! We’ve curated a list of the best geeky gifts that will make any nerd’s heart skip a beat. Whether they’re into gaming, technology, science, or pop culture, we’ve got you covered. Get ready to unleash your inner nerd with these awesome gift ideas!
1. Retro Gaming Console
For the geek who loves to relive the glory days of gaming, a retro gaming console is a must-have. With classics like Super Mario Bros, Pac-Man, and The Legend of Zelda, they’ll be transported back to their childhood in no time. Plus, with HDMI connectivity, they can play on any modern TV.
2. Star Wars Lightsaber Chopsticks
Bring the Force to the dinner table with these Star Wars lightsaber chopsticks. Whether they’re a Jedi or a Sith, they’ll love using these geeky utensils to enjoy their favorite Asian cuisine. May the fork be with them!
3. Circuit Board Coasters
Geeks love their gadgets, and what better way to protect their furniture than with circuit board coasters? These unique and stylish coasters are made from recycled circuit boards and are sure to impress any tech enthusiast.
4. Virtual Reality Headset
Step into another world with a virtual reality headset. Whether they want to explore the depths of the ocean, battle aliens in outer space, or experience a thrilling roller coaster ride, a VR headset will take their gaming to the next level.
5. Math Equation Watch
For the math geek in your life, a math equation watch is the perfect gift. Not only does it tell time, but it also displays mathematical equations instead of traditional numbers. It’s a geeky and stylish accessory all in one.
6. Harry Potter Levitating Broom Pen
Accio pen! This levitating broom pen is a must-have for any Harry Potter fan. With a magnetic base, the broom hovers in mid-air, making it a magical addition to any desk.
7. Bluetooth Beanie
Stay warm and connected with a Bluetooth beanie. This geeky accessory not only keeps their head cozy during the winter months but also allows them to listen to music or take calls wirelessly.
8. DNA Necklace
Show your geeky love with a DNA necklace. This unique piece of jewelry features a double helix pendant, making it the perfect gift for any science enthusiast.
9. Game of Thrones Monopoly
Combine their love for Game of Thrones with their love for board games with Game of Thrones Monopoly. They can buy and trade iconic locations from the Seven Kingdoms, all while trying to outwit their opponents and claim the Iron Throne.
10. NASA T-Shirt
Let them show off their love for space exploration with a NASA t-shirt. Whether they’re a fan of the Apollo missions or dreaming of the future of space travel, this geeky apparel is a must-have for any space enthusiast.
There you have it, the ultimate geek gift guide. From retro gaming consoles to Star Wars chopsticks, there’s something for every geek on your list. So go ahead and unleash your inner nerd with these awesome gift ideas!