Who better to tell you what to buy for your geeky friend or a family member than a geek himself? Let’s take a look at the list: Star Wars, Star Trek, Half Life, Mass Effect – you name it, I love it all! Being a geek nowadays is much easier than it was several decades ago.
There are so many geeks around you that it’s easy to fit in and consider them your peers. However, when it comes to buying presents, you’ll be in trouble no matter how geeky you are – there are just too many choices! That’s why we’re bringing you a list of the best Christmas gift ideas for the geek you love.
The Bobble Head Geek
Everyone enjoys bobble heads, especially the geeks. They come in all shapes and sizes, featuring the appearances of all our favorite musicians, athletes, actors, heroes and villains – even politicians.
And they are so adorable! That’s why these collectible toys are so popular and in demand during the holiday season. Of course, there are some you should avoid – particularly if you’re into sports – but the others will make a great present.
The Clothes Geek
It seems that these two words are already contradicting each other – geeks generally do not care for fancy clothes, but that doesn’t mean some of them don’t like looking stylish every once in awhile.
That’s why a themed piece of clothing is always a good option: a Marvel-inspired T-shirt, a jacket featuring a DC emblem, or a baseball cap with the logo of their favorite TV show.
Or, on the other hand, you can go all in and pick something completely different, like an Assassin’s Creed hoodie! It’s comfortable, yet quite geeky, so it’s a win-win choice. Of course, you can make one of these yourself, but an original is a sure thing.
The Phone Geek
We all know a guy who’s constantly on his phone, texting and writing e-mails. However, while his behavior can annoy us, he’s still our friend and deserves something nice for his birthday or Christmas.
So, why not buy him something he desperately needs – more energy for his phone. Even though a backup battery might be a good idea, a power bank is an even better one.
That way, your friend can stay glued to his phone for much longer and charge it via a micro USB cable any time he wants.
The Undecided Geek
What if your friend, brother, cousin or boyfriend isn’t sure what kind of a geek he really is, and you yourself can’t tell what the best Christmas gift would be? Geeks are quite peculiar and not everyone who’s not a geek themselves figure them out.
Therefore, buying a wrong present is easier than you may think, and the consequences are horrible. So, thinking outside the box, you’ll soon realize that customized Christmas gift cards are always a viable solution – that way, you don’t have to spend weeks looking for the perfect present, but leave the choice to your favorite geek.
Moreover, look into Steam gift cards, too, and provide them with endless hours of video games during winter holidays.
The Collectible Geek
If your friends like collectibles, but you don’t think bobble heads are suitable for them, you can go bigger and get some of the other popular choices such as the Darth Vader helmet, Luke Skywalker’s lightsaber, Fallout’s Vault Boy figure, etc.
All of these will show that you are aware of your geek’s obsessions and accept them as an integral part of their personalities. And your life will be so much easier after that!
The Book Geek
Rory Gilmore can’t be the only book geek around you – there must be more of them, and they are spreading rapidly! If your friends love nothing more than a good book, you should buy them a bookish Christmas gift.
Luckily, the options are limitless, from a leather-bound first edition of their favorite novel, to clothing items featuring lines from their favorite poem. There’s no way you can go wrong with these.
The Other Geeks
Naturally, these are not the only geeks out there and all of them need Christmas gifts as well. Halloween costumes, beer mugs, earrings and playing cards are much appreciated, as long as they’re modelled after your geek’s interests and preferences.