Do you have a geek on your holiday list this year? Well as a total nerd myself, I can help you pick out the perfect gift, no matter what type of geek you know! I have put together a list of some of my favorite items for any geek, gamer, or nerd that you might encounter. Surprise them this year with something totally awesome. This guide contains affilaite links.
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1. Image3D Retroviewer
Reels and Viewers are a unique way to tell someone “I appreciate you”. It’s a sure way to raise a smile and connect like nothing else. Everyone remembers playing with 3D viewers as kids, looking at pictures of national monuments or stills from your favorite movies. What was missing from those pictures? You! That was the idea of Image3D’s founder, Richard Dubnow, when he left his job as head 3D photographer for View-Master to start Image3D. Image3D allows customers to make 3D viewers – called the RetroViewer – and custom photo reels from their own digital photos. Most people give them as gifts for friends and family, but many also use them as a way to save pictures of family vacations or show the kids growing up. Any geek would be thrilled to relive their childhood with one of these! I created one filled with Disney World Trip photos and my daughters (and OK me too) love it!
2. Geeky LEGO Crafts
Geeky LEGO Crafts (No Starch Press, Sept. 2016) is a collection of step-by-step building instructions for 21 delightfully quirky and occasionally practical designs, like a gruesome zombie pencil holder, Tetris tile refrigerator magnets, Space Invaders desk organizers, floppy disk coasters, and even a mounted deer head. This guide entertains with unconventional, fun, and gloriously silly projects that will indulge everyone’s inner geek. My husband and I love to build LEGO sets but this takes it to a whole new level. This book is filled with great, geeky, building ideas – and we have loved playing around with it!
3. D-Link AC3150 Ultra Wi-Fi Router (DIR-885L/R) with MU-MIMO
The D-Link AC3150 Ultra Wi-Fi Router (DIR-885L/R) is packed with advanced features, like 4×4 data streams, dual band speeds of up to 3,150Mbps (1000Mbps in 2.4GHz and 2167Mbps in 5GHz), Smart Connect and Advanced AC Smart Beam technologies to deliver premium performance for today’s most demanding tasks like HD streaming and gaming to multiple devices. The AC3150 is designed with four high-performance external antennas and high power amplifiers to deliver maximum range around your home and yard. The DIR-885L is equipped with MU-MIMO to provide high-bandwidth Wi-Fi signal to multiple devices at the same time.
4. Game Of Thrones Direwolves (Factory Entertainment)
A litter of direwolf cubs is discovered by the children of House Stark. They adopt and raise the cubs who grown to become fearsome guardians and loyal companions. This quality plush set contains all six characters: Nymeria, Lady, Shaggydog, Grey Wind, Summer and Ghost as adorable 9” cubs. These cubs are amazing and we love them in my house! My daughters and huge fans (and yes, I totally am too!). They are cuddly and just plain awesome! What a great gift for any Game of Thrones geek!
5. SWAT (Factory Entertainment)
Introducing the newest addition to the Factory Entertainment SWAT (Soft Weapons and Tactics) weapon line from Suicide Squad: Harley Quinn’s Good Night Bat and Harley Quinn’s Mallet. Both the Good Night Bat and Mallet feature exact wording from the film around each piece and other realistic details making them perfect for Harley Quinn role-playing fun! In addition, each soft weapon features a series of realistic sounds that can be heard when swung through the air and on impact! There are many other amazing SWAT items available such as Wonder Women’s Sword and Shield and Batman’s Batarang!
6. DC Comic Books from Downtown BookWorks
Get the inside scoop on DC Super Heroes with our new DC Comics picture books! Perfect for kids ages 3 and up. The Big Book of Girl Power is action-packed and inspiring —showcasing DC’s super heroines including Wonder Woman, Supergirl, Batgirl, Raven, Bumblebee, Katana, and more. And The Big Book of Superpowers is a terrific introduction to popular super heroes and their special powers, with original art in the DC Classic style. Coming in October!
7. Loot Crate Subscription
At Loot Crate they offer up a unique monthly box of awesome for every fandom, enthusiast group and style. The best and most exclusive licensed figures, t-shirts, home goods, and more! Treat yourself every month or give the gift of geeking out to a friend or loved one! Pick your crate and get excited. Crate options include: Anime, Pets, Gaming, Wear, and more!
8. TrackR bravo
TrackR bravo is a coin-sized Bluetooth device that you can attach to all your important belongings — from wallets to purses to even pets — to make sure they never get lost. Once you pair your TrackR bravo with the free iPhone/Android app, you can use your phone to locate any misplaced item in seconds. Plus, with the world’s largest Crowd GPS network, when an item is truly lost, the entire TrackR community is activated and will anonymously update the customer with the exact GPS location of their lost item. Finally, with custom printing options, you can choose any photo to print directly onto a TrackR, making it the perfect personalized, low-cost gift this holiday season!
9. Munchkin Legends Card Game
Raid the world of myth and legend! Crush every foe you meet. Backstab your friends and steal their stuff. Grab the treasure and run. Munchkin Legends is the new Munchkin card game about legendary adventure . . . with none of that stupid roleplaying stuff. You’ll defeat mythic monsters and grab fabled magic items! Don the Death Mask and Achilles’ Heels. Wield Thor’s Hammer . . . or maybe the Magic Bassoon. Start by slaughtering the Heebie-Jeebies and Johnny Zucchini seed, and work your way up to the Kraken . . . Fast-playing and silly, Munchkin Legends can reduce any group to hysteria. And, while they’re laughing, you can sneak past them for the win. Munchkin has sold over a million copies in 15 languages, with more on the way. And there are dozens of Munchkin sequels and supplements . . . mix and match them for a fantastically silly dungeon crawl.
10. Bleacher Creatures
At Bleacher Creatures, they believe in the bond between fans and their heroes – and they make it real. Bleacher Creatures are uniquely true-to-life plush figures that turn the greatest athletes and entertainment icons into characters, even friends, whom you can hang out with anytime, anywhere. Their goal: to encourage fun, inspiration and, of course, play among fans of any age. Brand-new additions to the Bleacher Creatures universe take inspiration from the movies, TV, and comic books, as they are proud to be official partners with Marvel and DC Comics! Bleacher Creatures—the perfect way to Put Your Passion In Play!
11. TeeBlox Subscription
Each month, TeeBlox subscribers receive an epic package that includes a premium licensed shirt and two super awesome free gears in the genre of their choosing. They are giving you a little bit of a surprise, but just the right amount. A BLOX is valued at over $30, and you’re getting it for $12.99. We’d say it’s the best of both worlds. Current themes to choose from: Marvel, DC Comics, Cartoons, Movies & TV, Games, Hot Meex (mix), Disney, & Sci-Fi.
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12. LEGO Star Wars Millenium Falcon
Travel the galaxy with Han Solo, Chewbacca and others in the iconic Millennium Falcon! Aim for the stars with the Millennium Falcon featuring streamlined design, detachable cockpit, spring-loaded shooter, holochess board and lots more. One of the most iconic starships of the Star Wars saga is back, and it’s leaner and meaner than ever before! As featured in exciting scenes from Star Wars: The Force Awakens, this latest LEGO version of the Millennium Falcon is crammed with new and updated external features, including an even more streamlined and detailed design, detachable cockpit with space for 2 minifigures, rotating top and bottom laser turrets with hatch and space for a minifigure, dual spring-loaded shooters, sensor dish, ramp and an entrance hatch. Open up the hull plates to reveal even more great new and updated details inside, including the main hold with seating area and holochess board, more detailed hyperdrive, secret compartment, extra boxes and cables, and storage for spring-loaded shooter ammo. And of course no LEGO Millennium Falcon model would be complete without Han Solo and Chewbacca, as well as other great characters from Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Activate the hyperdrive and set course for LEGO Star Wars fun! Includes 6 minifigures with assorted weapons: Rey, Finn, Han Solo, Chewbacca, Tasu Leech and a Kanjiklub Gang Member, plus a BB-8 Astromech Droid. Exterior features streamlined and detailed design, detachable cockpit with space for 2 minifigures, rotating top and bottom laser turrets with hatch and space for a minifigure, dual spring-loaded shooters, sensor dish, ramp, entrance hatch and opening hull plates. Detailed interior includes a more detailed hyperdrive, holochess board, secret compartment, extra boxes and cables, and storage for spring-loaded shooter ammo. Weapons include pistols, blaster, gang pistol, gang rifle and a bowcaster. Lift the hull plates to check out detail. Detach the cockpit. Fire the dual spring-loaded shooters.
13. CanaKit Raspberry Pi 3 Complete Kit
An exclusive Starter Kit from CanaKit that includes the fastest model of the Raspberry Pi family – The Raspberry Pi 3 Model B and everything you need to get up and running within minutes in the exciting world of Raspberry Pi! The Raspberry Pi 3 Model B is the third generation Raspberry Pi and 10x faster than the first generation Raspberry Pi. Additionally, it incorporates built-in WiFi and Bluetooth connectivity. Also included in this Raspberry Pi 3 Starter Kit is a high quality Raspberry Pi 3 case as well as the recommended Raspberry Pi 32 GB Class 10 MicroSD Card pre-loaded with NOOBS. Just Plug and Play! The included CanaKit 2.5A Micro USB power supply (UL Listed) is specially designed and tested for the Raspberry Pi 3. This power supply incorporates a noise filter to provide the highest stability.
14. Attack on Titan Video Game
An epic action game based on the anime by the same name, Attack on Titan incorporates the claustrophobic atmosphere and iconic, fast-paced battle action of one of the most celebrated new anime IPs of the last few years. Set in a land where three gigantic walls have been built around humanity’s only known settlements for protection from the towering, eerily human-like Titans, three young heroes Eren, Mikasa and Armin witness the end of 100 years of peace. Humanity is once again threatened after a massive Titan breaks down one of the outer walls, and the heroes must fight off and discover the mystery behind the invading creatures. Players will engage in high-flying, high-octane combat as they utilize the trademark Omni-Directional Mobility Gear and ultra-sharp blades to repel the fearsome Titans.
15. Super Dungeon Bros
In the multiplayer-centric Super Dungeon Bros, a band of heavy metal heroes are summoned to embark on a quest from the Gods of Rock. Their mission: to navigate the fantasy realm of Rökheim and seek out epic loot, vanquish hordes of evil undead and uncover the legends of long lost fabled rock stars! Featuring captivating, laugh out loud action and adventure, fans can play on or offline with four bros as they fling their friends onto far off ledges and distant trap triggers, or unleash their best tag team tactics with the ultimate bro-op offensive. Players will never rock the same dungeon twice thanks to the random room generation AI, and near-endless dungeon combinations!
16. HP Sprocket
Live it. Love it. Print it. 2×3-inch photos from your smartphone. With the HP Sprocket Photo Printer, you can conveniently print photos from your smartphone or tablet just as easily as you post them—and from virtually anywhere. Make time with friends more memorable with instantly shareable 2 x 3-inch snapshots or stickers of every fun-filled moment. Pocket-size printer: About the size of a smartphone, this Bluetooth printer goes anywhere. It easily fits into a bag or backpack, and it’s so light you’ll barely notice it’s there. The rechargeable battery prints up to 30 sheets of photo paper per charge, and recharges in just 60 to 80 minutes. Prints with personality: Show off your creativity with filters, frames, stickers, text, emojis, and more. The HP Sprocket App lets you customize your photos before you print them. Easy social media printing: Easily print social media photos. Connect your social media accounts to the HP Sprocket App and instantly turn any of those photos into colorful prints. HP ZINK Photo Paper: Instant. Shareable. Fun. Easily load paper: Instantly print your favorite photos. The 2×3 inch size is perfect for sharing. Get started right away—the HP Sprocket Photo Printer comes with a 10-sheet pack of photo paper. Simply open the top of the printer, drop the paper in, and start printing! Bright colors, durable prints: The HP Sprocket Photo Printer prints without ink, so the second your prints leave the printer, they’re smudge-proof, water-resistant, tear-resistant and ready to be shared and handled. For best results, use HP ZINK Photo Paper with the HP Sprocket Photo Printer: it’s specially designed to ensure you get bright, glossy photos with vibrant colors every time you print. Printable stickers: Just peel off the back of your prints and your photos become instant stickers. Decorate your bag, backpack, scrapbook, journal, bedroom walls, or anything in between with stickable snapshots of your favorite moments.
17. HEXBUG VEX IQ Robotics Construction Set
The VEX IQ Robotics Construction Kit is loaded with advanced robotics technology, including a brain with 12 self-configuring input/output ports, as well as 750+ pieces that include four smart motors, one color sensor, one bumper switch sensor, one touch LED sensor, and built in rotational sensors on the motors. This technology is accessible enough to jump right in and snap these robots together using the intuitive, tool-less pieces. Follow simple step by step instructions to build your first robot, and then take advantage of the unmatched versatility of the VEX IQ system to build anything you can imagine! It comes with a video game style remote control with a rechargeable lithium ion battery, and with two programming software options – Modkit for VEX or ROBOTC, as well as VEX IQ Curriculum that is free for all users!
18. Star Wars Movie Collection
Experience the spectacular adventure of STAR WARS The Complete Saga in a way only Blu-ray™ can deliver. This incredible collection unites all six movies in stunning high definition with the purest digital sound in the galaxy. With more than 40 hours of thrilling special features including three bonus discs, you can journey deep into the Star Wars universe. Feel the Force of STAR WARS The Complete Saga on Blu-ray!
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19. Assassin’s Creed: The Essential Guide
Providing fans and newcomers everything they need to know about the fascinating world of Assassin’s Creed, this beautifully illustrated guide is packed with information about the key characters, storylines and historical settings from the blockbuster video game franchise. The covert war between two secret organizations, the Templars order and the Brotherhood of the Assassins, has been raging for millennia. Packed with beautiful images and featuring the latest lore, “Assassin’s Creed: the essential guide”, explores the major characters, technology, key historical settings, and epic story of this conflict.
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20. Millennium Falcon Violin (ArtFinder)
The Millennium Falcon, the iconic star wars ship re designed as a violin. This artwork has been re modeled around an old violin, originally used as a bit of set dressing on the Paddington bear movie. This artwork can be wall mounted or stand on a table. The engines are lit by blue LEDs powered by a 12v mains adapter (supplied with a UK adapter.)
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21. LEGO Star Wars Imperial Death Trooper
Defend the Empire’s elite with this buildable and highly posable Death Trooper figure. Featuring a blaster rifle with spring-loaded shooter, blaster pistol with holster and imposing decorated armor elements including a pauldron with attachable ammo pouches, this durable Death Trooper is ready for action.
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22. It looks like R2Ds borrowed my helmet yesterday print (ArtFinder)
This super fun silkscreen print is a great piece for any Star Wars fan. It is brightly colored and unique. The perfect piece to hang on an office wall or display in your living room.
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23. We Sing
The holidays bring us closer to family and what better way to have family bonding time than singing? We Sing is the hottest karaoke game that is sure to be on everyone’s wish list this holiday season. We Sing features numerous smash hits such as “Dancing Queen” by Abba, “Let’s Dance” by David Bowie, “Stitches’ by Shawn Mendes and “See you Again” by Wiz Khalifa feat. Charlie Puth. Up to 10 players can sing while utilizing smartphones as additional microphones by downloading the We Sing companion app. Additional features include each song’s original music video using jukebox mode and an astonishing 3D user interface with audio effects. We Sing is by far the most innovative and compelling karaoke game that everyone in the family will love.
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24. Hess 2016 Collectible Toy Truck
The 2016 Hess Toy Truck and Dragster is a powerful, race-ready duo with sleek styling, drag-racing inspired sounds, over 50 brilliant lights and an innovative design for wheelie-popping action! The Truck is a mighty motorsport flatbed designed to transport the dragster to any racing event and the oversized Dragster is the largest accompanying race car in the fleet’s history.
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25. Ring Video Doorbell Pro
With an ultra slim design and advanced features, Ring video doorbell Pro is the premium, compact, wi-fi video doorbell. Ring video doorbell Pro hard wires to the existing wires from your internal doorbell and allows you to conveniently monitor your home from anywhere using your mobile device. Pro comes with a choice of interchangeable faceplates so you have the perfect match for your home’s aesthetic. Some key features include the 1080p HD camera, advanced motion detection and 5 ghz wi-fi compatibility. Pro Works with iOS, Android and windows 10.
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26. Marvel Cinematic Universe Phase 2 on Blu-ray
The limited-edition, 13-Disc Marvel Cinematic Universe: Phase Two Collection invites you to hold the greatest power in the cosmos in your grasp – a Morag orb containing one of the legendary Infinity Stones! Plus Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray and Digital Copies of all the Phase 2 films, in collectible packaging designed by artist Matt Ferguson. This set overflows with stunning Marvel Studios memorabilia, including a gold-foiled page from the book of the Dark Elves, an ancient drawing from the Morag vault, Avengers and S.T.R.I.K.E. uniform patches, a replica of the Tony Stark tattoo from Iron Man 3 and much more!
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27. Star Trek: The Original Series
Space. The Final Frontier. The U.S.S. Enterprise embarks on a five year mission to explore the galaxy. The Enterprise is under the command of Captain James T. Kirk. The First Officer is Mr. Spock, from the planet Vulcan. The Chief Medical Officer is Dr. Leonard ‘Bones’ McCoy. Their mission is to explore strange new worlds, to seek new life and new civilizations, to boldly go where no man has gone before!
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28. Marvel Comics Characters Journal
The silver Buffalo MV9150 Marvel Comics Marvel characters grid on a hard cover journal stationery notebook features 80 lined, two sided sheets and a ribbon book mark. The journal features your favorite character or icon on the front cover. Measures 6 in. X 8 in. Take notes, sketch and draw or keep track of important things with this journal. A wonderfully unique gift or just a fun way to express yourself. Silver Buffalo is the leading brand and lifestyle fun factory whose focus is on the design, manufacture and distribution of items featuring popular cultural icons. Silver Buffalo brings these icons to life by exhibiting them on everyday objects such as housewares, hot & cold drink ware, home decor, stationary, novelty gift items, bags, and wallets. Have a cup of Coffee with your favorite Comic book hero or pop cultural icon. Silver Buffalo features all of your favorite Comic hero’s, Cartoon characters, board games, movies, and more. Plaque can be displayed to decorate any room in your home or office with your favorite superhero, TV show or movie character.
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29. Marvel Trivia Box Card Game
Hundreds of questions based on your favorite Marvel characters. Box also includes 20 collectible character cards. This is a must have for any Marvel Comics collector!
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30. 3D Light FX Captain America Shield Wall Light
Bring your favorite Marvel superheroes into your home and get closer to the action like never before! These cordless, battery operated decorative wall lights appear to break out of your wall with a fun 3D cracked effect. They’re simple to install and are COOL – never getting hot to the touch. With energy safe LED bulbs, you’ll enjoy it for hours without ever having to change the bulbs. Takes 3-AA batteries (not included).
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