The holidays are here and if you waited til the last minute to buy your gifts (ahem, like yours truly) then you may benefit from this list. If you are looking for some great holiday gift ideas for the geeky person on your list, you’ll want to check out this lineup. Just be careful, you might end up wanting to hold onto these yourself.
Mmm, cookies! This Doctor Who cookie jar is the perfect storage device for some delicious cookies, or whatever else you might decide you want to hide in there. It has a rubber seal to keep your cookies fresh for a longer period of time.
- Doctor Who TARDIS Ceramic Cookie Jar
- Officially-licensed Doctor Who merchandise
- Capacity: All the cookies!!!
- Okay, not all the cookies.
- Many cookies?
- Materials: Ceramic with rubber seal
- Rubber seal keeps cookies fresher longer
- (We never need it because our cookies are eaten before they can go stale)
- Dimensions: 4 1/2″ wide x 4 1/2″ deep x 10″ tall
- Not dishwasher safe
- Not microwave safe
Cleanliness is next to Americium. Or something like that… I don’t know about you but when I take a shower, I love to be reminded of science. This is the same curtain featured on The Big Bang Theory (in case it looks familiar). It’s useful, it’s fun, and it might make your guests think you’re smart (or at least you can hope it does).
- Shower curtain features Periodic Table of Elements
- 71 inches of inspiring, beautiful chemistry
- Semi-transparent with colorful blocks
I am a serious Tetris nerd. My family will attest to this. So you can imagine how excited I was to see this one. If you have a Tetris lover on your holiday shopping list, you can’t go wrong with this colorful LED lamp.
- Seven-piece interlocking light fixture for fans of Tetris
- Officially-licensed Tetris product
- Pieces can be stacked in any combination
- LED light turns on when the pieces are stacked together and stays off when disassembled.
- Power: Plugs into standard US 110v outlet
- On/Off switch in base
- You get one of each shaped light per set.
- Multiple sets can be combined for super-keen Tetris illumination.
- Dimensions: 7″ x 4″ x 1″ (height and width vary depending on stacked pattern)
- Package Dimensions: approx. 12.6″ x 9.4″ x 2.8″
- Weight: 3.5 ounces
- R2-D2 USB Car Charger
- A ThinkGeek creation and exclusive!
- Officially-licensed Star Wars merchandise
- Compatible with anything that charges via USB (iPhones, smartphones, iPads, tablets, GPSes, etc.) as long as you have the cable
- Two (2) USB charging ports
- Each port provides 2.1 Amps (enough to charge 2 tablets simultaneously)
- R2-D2’s dome rotates and lights up; he whistles and beeps (when power is connected and when your device begins to charge; force him to animate by pressing his center button which turns power to the ports on; sounds cannot be turned off)
- Flexible arms allow you to customize him to best fit your vehicle’s cupholder
- Blue/red LED inside the front radar eye lens indicates USB port power status
- Dimensions: 5 1/2″ tall, 3 1/2″ wide at widest, 2″ diameter at bottom (to fit cupholder), cable 36″ long
- Includes: R2 unit with 2 USB ports, 12V vehicle power adapter (cigarette lighter)
Here’s a video to see it in action:
Inspired by Minecraft and designed by ThinkGeek, this makes an awesome nightlight for Minecraft fans of all ages. It has three light settings so you can adjust it to your needs. And it looks pretty darn cool!
- Light for fans of Minecraft
- Officially licensed Minecraft collectible
- Tap to light up: low, medium, high, off
- Redstone Ore Light Settings:
- Low: 30 seconds
- Medium: Three minutes
- High: Five minutes
- Auto Shut Off: Redstone Ore Light will shut off after 3 minutes of continued use.
- ABS plastic construction, glows with internal LEDs
- Batteries: 2 AA
- Dimensions: 3″ x 3″ x 3″
- Weight: 6 ounces
- Exclusive product designed and manufactured by ThinkGeek
- Star Wars Toaster that looks like (most of) Darth Vader’s head!
- Toasts: Bread, Waffles, English Muffins, Toaster Pastries, etc.
- Toasts “Star Wars” on one side of the bread
- Compact Two-Slice Toaster with Cool-Touch Housing
- Reheat, Defrost, and Quick Stop Functions
- Adjustable Thermostat
- Automatic Manual Switch-Off
- Removable Crumb Tray for Easy Cleaning
- Power Supply: 110-120V 60Hz 570-680W
- Officially-licensed Star Wars food device
- Materials: Plastic exterior
- Weight: approx. 4.1 lbs.
- Dimensions: 12″ x 10.7″ x 8.4″
For players and GMs, this die is the ultimate in die.
Battery Note: Batteries are non-replaceable. The reason for this is the dice are filled with silicone to distribute the weight as evenly as possible – so the dice don’t cheat.
- Twenty-sided die flashes red when you roll a 20
- Not a cheater die! Weighted evenly so you have to earn those 20s
- Players: It is up to your GM whether you can use it in your game
- GMs: The red glow makes you look even more evil behind the screen
- Dimensions: approximately 1.5″ in diameter
- Batteries included
Why do I not own these yet? Seriously, I keep seeing them and saying, “I’m going to get some of those.” Perfect for the Portal fan in your life, they hold books, DVDs, CD cases and more neatly in one place. They also make a great addition to a game room or geeky office.
- Bookends for test subjects at Aperture Science
- Left side features half of a test subject going through an orange portal
- Right side features the other half of the test subject coming out the blue portal
- Officially licensed Portal collectible
- Made of shiny & durable aluminum, non-slip rubber padding on bottom
- Dimensions: 4″ x 5″ x 2.25″ each
You can show your allegiance with these awesome GoT banners.
- GoT House banner for your own house
- Officially-licensed HBO’s Game of Thrones merchandise
- Choose Baratheon, Bolton, Greyjoy, Lannister, Martell, Stark, Targaryen, or Tyrell
- 3 metal grommets & reinforced top
- Materials: 100% polyester
- Care Instructions: Hand wash cold and line dry
- Dimensions: 30″ x 50″
Marvel Bathrobes – Deadpool + More
How great does it feel to step out of the shower and wrap yourself in Superhero fleece? What about your favorite villain? The Marvel fan on your list will love this or one of the other options from ThinkGeek like Black Widow, Ultron or Captain America.
$49.99 – $59.99
- Deadpool Fleece Robe
- Officially-licensed Marvel merchandise
- Hood features embroidered Deadpool eyes
- Two pockets
- Big ol’ satin Deadpool logo on the back
- Materials: 100% polyester (exclusive of decoration)
- Care Instructions: Machine wash cold. Tumble dry low.
- One size fits lots of humans
- Robe Length: 46″
- Chest: 52″
- Waist: 51″
- Sleeve Length: 24″
- Keep away from fire
So there go, now you have 10 great geeky gift options so you have no more excuses for not shopping for your favorite, nerdy friends and family!