With the gift-giving season almost upon us, it’s time to start seeking out that special gift for the geek or nerd in your life. However, that presents its own challenge, as your average geek or nerd likely has all the hottest new toys and electronics already.
If you’re going to find a gift, you’re going to need to think outside of the box. Below, we’ve compiled 26 of the hottest gifts for the geek or nerd in your life. These gifts combine practical items with a dash of pop culture and are sure to have the other geeks and nerds quivering with jealousy. No matter what your budget is, we’ve got something to fit into it so you can buy the best nerd gift.
Here’s my complete Best Geek Gift list for 2021
Top Choice Nerd Gift
This is an awesome geek gift! As a gadget nerd myself, I know this will appeal to all geeks around the world. The Encalife Star Projector is the only Alexa and Google enabled star projector on the market. This means you can control what stars & colors you see from this amazing galaxy projector with just your voice.
It’s stressful being a geek. Coming home from work and having a product like this will help ease those tensions built up during the day. Simply lie down in a dark room and active the Encalife Star Projector to show some soothing cosmic clouds and stars around your room.
With 16.7 million colors and endless star projections, the Encalife will have you de-stressed and chilled in no time!
🌟 A range of stars that omits up to 16.7m different colors of the nebula cloud. You will never run out of new galaxies to explore!
🌟 Multiple Star Projector Modes: Start/stop rotations modes to cycle through colors of nebula clouds and stars
🌟 Alexa & Google Assistant-Enabled – WiFi
🌟 Shutdown Timer & Schedule Modes – So you don’t need to worry about it running all night.
🌟 Controllable with a Smart App – Voice control through WiFi / Bluetooth for a fun bedtime story
🌟 4 Position Base – So you can adjust the positioning and keep it stable according to your room surface.
Best Geek Gifts For Under $10
This giant red button will make a hilarious statement to whoever needs to be confronted on their BS. You’ll be able to call out BS without having to say a word yourself. Simply press the red button and make it light up and then the button will buzz loudly and announce it to the world, “That was BS!” or “BS detected, take precautions!” over a wailing siren. No person will ever want to try and BS you ever again, knowing that you’ve got the BS button! This is a really great gag gift for those who have office parties or if you just want to play a joke on one of your friends.
Who doesn’t love Super Mario Brothers? That was probably most everyone’s first video game that they’ve ever played! You can remember all the fun memories of Mario with this super crafty paladrone set. Using different colored magnetic pixel pieces, you can re-create Mario and other characters just as they were in the original video game. This is a great gift for anyone whether they are 5 or 95. Paladrones are a great activity for bringing people together and an interactive way to bring Mario back to life from the past.
There are 720 magnetic pixels that are included and they follow design patterns to re-create not just Mario, but other characters, too, like the coins, mushrooms, flower, star, and the famous question mark blocks from the video games. This is a great gift for the Mario lover in your life and could be a great stocking stuffer for the Christmas holiday. This is an officially licensed Super Mario Brothers pixel craft by Nintendo. This product should not be given to children under three due to choking hazards.
QMx and artist Ben Mund and playing card company Bicycle have teamed up in order to bring you the first – ever officially licensed Firefly Playing Cards. The deck consists of the standard four suits of 13 cards each plus two jokers and features designs that are relevant to the show. These cards are printed on Bicycle-grade paper with a satin embossed finish. The deck is the standard 54-card poker deck and is clearly designed with FireFly in mind. Any FireFly fans will love these cards that revolve around their favorite show!
4. Pop Stranger Things Eleven with Eggos Vinyl Figure, Styles May Vary – With/Without Blonde Wig (Limited edition)
All things Stranger Things are taking off right now with the popularity of the hit show! Your Stranger Things fan will love this Funko Pop of Eleven, complete with Eggos. The collectible is stylized and stands about 3.75 inches tall, and is the perfect edition to any Funko Pop collector or to any Stranger Things fan. Eleven comes packaged with a display window box, so you will never have to take it out of the box if you don’t want to. This is sure to be an awesome edition to any Stranger Things Fan collection!
These pillows are the perfect gift for anyone who loves Pac Man. The pillow covers are made from quality satin fabric, super silky, soft and smooth which will feel very comfortable to your skin. The one-piece square pillow is new and has no insert or filler. The print is actually two-sided, with the front pattern being the same as the back pattern. This novelty characters will bring a new look to your home décor. The pillows are completely finished, with an invisible or hidden zipper closure on the one size. The pillows are machine washable. This is perfect for the Pac Man lover in your life.
Best Geek Gifts For Under $25
Show off your love of retro gaming with the NES Cube Speaker, brought to you by 8Bitdo. This speaker features a design that mimics the directional pad on the iconic NES controller. This directional pad is fully functional; for example, you can press the pad left or right to lower or raise the volume, respectively. This wireless Bluetooth speaker features an eight-hour battery life, ensuring that it won’t go dead during your all-night gaming marathon. The upgradeable firmware ensures that your NES Cube Speaker is always running the latest build available.
The Academy da Vinci Clock is based on the works of the great Leonardo Da Vinci. You’ll find the essence of Da Vinci throughout every piece of this device. For example, the weight of the pendulum also doubles as the clock’s power source. If the geek or nerd in your life isn’t a pro at building furniture, you’re in luck as this clock requires no batteries, paint or glue. The pieces of the Academy da Vinci Clock snap together easily in either a wall-mounted or standing position.
Is the geek or nerd in your life always forgetting their wallet or car keys? With the TrackR Bravo, you can ensure they never lose their essential items again. You can place this IR device on the back of any item. For example, you can put it on the back of your car keys and, when you can’t find your keys, you can use the TrackR App to make the device ring. You can even set the device up to alert you by phone when you’re leaving something behind. For example, place the device on a wallet and, if you try to exit the house without it, your phone will alert you.
Give any party a geeky overhaul with the Set of 8 Star Wars Silicone Ice Trays. These silicone ice trays make the perfect ice cubes for your Star Wars movie marathon. You can also use them to make candy and chocolates as well. With iconic shapes like the Millennium Falcon and R2-D2, fans of all ages will love these shapes. Not only are these trays safe for both the refrigerator and freezer but they are also safe for the both the oven and dishwasher.
One of the best parts of getting a new package is popping the bubble wrap found inside. With the 2019 Bubble Wrap Calendar, you can get that feeling every single day. This calendar is over four feet tall and perfect to hang on the back of a door or a wall. Each day presents a new bubble to pop. The 2019 Bubble Wrap Calendar uses a heavy and clear wrap to provide a satisfying “pop” noise after you press in a bubble.
Floppy disks are a relic of a past age, but their memory lives on with the Silicone Coasters with Floppy Disk Design. These silicone coasters resemble original 1.44-inch disks in both look and size. The high-quality silicone used on these coasters make them ideal for both indoor and outdoor use alike. Little touches such as notes written on the index field will give you a nostalgic rush. You’ll get six different coasters in this pack with colors ranging from black and blue to hot pink and neon green.
If you know a nerd or geek who is in business for themselves, then this LED Name Badge is the perfect gift. This LED name badge lets them stand out in a crowded room thanks to the scrolling message. While everyone else is sporting just a piece of paper with a name written on it, you can customize this name badge with both a name and a graphic design. This LED name badge supports 15 different languages and over five file types.
The My Arcade Retro Machine Handheld Gaming System lets you relive the era of retro gaming at any time or place. The small portable device holds over 200 games on it, including classics like Galaga, 1942, and Defender. The small 2.5-inch screen provides crisp and colorful visuals while the 4-way joystick is just how you remembered it in the arcade. The high-quality plastic used on this device will ensure that it remains safe when transporting it to a new location.
Any fan of The Game of Thrones or Dungeons & Dragons will love the Infinite Dungeon Corridor. At first glance, this dungeon corridor looks similar to the ones you’d see in a fantasy video game or television show. The flickering torches on the wall have three levels of brightness and the stone slabs look to have seen their share of adventurers. However, turn the Infinite Dungeon Corridor on and peer inside and you’ll see a never-ending hallway. It’s not magic, but a combination of mirrors and light that create this illusion. Not only can you display the Infinite Dungeon Corridor on a desk but you can also hang it on the wall.
Apple lovers know the heartache of trying to connect your charger to a port and finding out that it just won’t fit. With the Blockhead Side-Facing Plug for Apple Adapters and Chargers, you’ll never have this problem again. By allowing Apple users to turn their chargers sideways, this device guarantees that your charger will fit into any opening. The Blockhead is compatible with all Apple chargers, including those for the iPhone and iPad devices.
This is definitely a gift for those who love all things Star Wars. The Star Wars collector in your life will love having their kitchen decked out with R2-D2 measuring cups. R2-D2’s body is made out of four measuring cups of ¼, 1/3, ½, and 1 cup. His arms are detachable and turn into nested measuring spoons as well of ¼, ½, one teaspoon, and 1/3 tablespoon. The dome is both ½ cup and 1 Tablespoon. The measuring cups and spoons are made of food-grade AB5 plastic that is BPA-free and are built from other quality materials. These measuring cups and spoons do not need to go in the microwave or the dishwasher, as doing so may damage them. This is an Officially-Licensed LucasFilm merchandise and is a ThinkGeek creation and exclusive. The geek collector in your life will love it!
The Star Trek lover in your family is sure to appreciate this! And who doesn’t love pizza? Now you can have your pizza with a little Star Trek on it as well. This Star Trek pizza cutter is in the shape of the U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701 from Star Trek: The Original Series. The pizza cutter is made from laser-etched stainless steel and has a zinc-alloy chrome plated body. This is definitely not dishwasher safe – you’ll have to wash the Enterprise by hand. The Star Trek lover in your circle will love being able to either use it for cutting delicious pizzas for the next Star Trek marathon that they are hosting or just to put it away as a collector’s item, since this cutter is officially licensed Star Trek Collectible and a ThinkGeek Creation and exclusive.
Let your inner Nerd shine through with these interesting shot glasses. The set comes with four mini shot glasses that look like two beakers, one conical Erlenmeyer flask, and one round Florence flask. Each of these glasses hold around one ounce or 30 milliliters. This would be perfect for a geek mixologist, one who has a degree in a field of that nature like biology and chemistry, or anyone who really loves science! You can take these glasses just about anywhere. They are easily cleaned and they make an awesome edition to any mancave. The shot glasses are made out of durable, high-quality glass that is sure to last years and years, even through any hardcore drinking they may experience. They should be hand washed only and never placed in the dishwasher.
If you’ve got a Star Trek lover in your life and they have just had a new baby, what better way to welcome their baby to the Enterprise? This baby romper is the cutest way to show some love towards the parents’ favorite TV show. The romper is made out of 100 percent cotton and has a three snap closure at the bottom, which makes it easy to get to baby’s diaper for diaper changes. This romper is an officially licensed Start Trek item and is machine washable. If you are planning on purchasing this romper for the Trekkie in your life, you may want to buy the romper a size up so that the baby will be able to wear it for a longer amount of time. This gift is sure to put a huge smile on the new parents’ faces!
If you or your geek loves Lego and Game Of Thrones or John Wick, then you’re going to love these minifigures!
Minifigures has 100’s of totally bespoke minifigures including these awesome Game Of Thrones figures. The Fire & Ice Collection comes with three Lego MiniFigures – The King in the North – The Queen of Dragons – The Kingslayer
There’s plenty of other minifigures on offer is GOT isn’t for you.
What a great way to personalize your PS4. This premium quality vinyl wrap comes with two free matching stickers for your controllers. The precision cut to the exact dimensions. The panel comes as a separate piece for an easy application and a better way to show off your gaming console to all of your friends. The vinyl will ship within three days and is made from the highest quality in Oxford in the United Kingdom. The wrap skin does not have any residue upon removal. There are several video tutorials on applying the vinyl on your console or controllers, sure to help you get everything on in the correct place each and every time.
#22- Buy Your Geek A Domain Name
An unusual gift, but one that might inspire them to start their own blog or online business. Domains cost less than $10 a year or free if you buy your nerd hosting with BlueHost. Use this handy domain checker to see if the domain name is available.
We’ve also written a pretty darn good guide on the best domain registrars.
Best Geek Gifts From $25 – $50
If you can’t think of something useful to get the geek or nerd in your life, why not something useless? The Useless Box Kit is a box that serves no purpose whatsoever. Flick a switch and a mechanical hand will appear to flip the switch back off. In addition to two AA batteries, you’ll also need a soldering iron to build this box.
If you can’t wait until the nighttime to view the stars, you’ll love the Omegon Universe2go Planetarium. Hold this device up to your eyes to fill your vision full of stars. The device supports eight different visual modes with three total hours of audio explanations about the constellations and objects in the sky. The Omegon Universe2Go Planetarium also tracks over 150 celestial objects. Astronomy novices and experts alike will love this device.
Combine a geek’s love of LEGO and technology with the LEGO Brick 16GB USB 2.0 Flash Drive. This flash drive is housed in an actual LEGO brick, meaning that the recipient could theoretically hide it in their LEGO creations. The sliding cap design will ensure that the USB drive stays safe when away from your PC. The key fob lets you attach it to your keys, ensuring the drive is always at close reach.
With the officially licensed Star Trek Electronic Door Chime, it will feel like walking onto the bridge of the Enterprise every time you open your door. This Star Trek product is activated by motion, playing iconic sounds from the show when anyone passes by the device. You can select from either a red alert sound or a door opening sound and mount this device on either side of the door.
Keep the Balrogs out with this awesome doormat. You can be like Gandalf in Lord of the Rings and keep your unwanted guests away from your home. This mat is made from durable, think coir fibres that will thoroughly clean your shoes and suck up any moisture at the same time. No dirt shall pass, either! The print is deeply dyed for a long lasting crisp image and will be able to stand up to anything that is wiped on it or any kind of harsh elements that it comes up against. The size of the mat is larger than some others on the market, measuring 23.7 inches by 15.7 inches. It comes with a rubber back to make sure it stays in place even during the windiest of situations. The fibres are made of 100 percent all natural coconut husks, meaning that they are environmentally friendly and they are biodegradable. Coconut husks are 100 percent renewable, so you can recycle this mat if you ever get tired of it…which is most likely not possible! This is the perfect gift for the Lord of the Rings geek in your life.
This card game gives you the opportunity to play as your favorite Harry Potter character to help defend the wizarding world from evil forces. Help the characters gain influence to master powerful spells, recruit Allies, and uncover magical items with this 140 card game set. There are seven different adventures for you to advance through. You will gain more skills as you reveal progressively and more challenging adventures to unlock new secrets and save Hogwarts from the Dark Lord. The set includes 252 cards, four dice, seven game boxes, four player boards, eight villain control tokens and 70 chip pieces. The Harry Potter fan in your life will love this game and will probably play it Hogwarts themed parties all of the time!
29. Dungeons & Dragons Starter Set || With Bonus Viking RPG 7 Piece Dice Set || Bonus Black Velveteen Drawstring Storage Pouch ||
For the younger geek in your life, this set is perfect for someone who is just learning how to play Dungeons and Dragons. This set includes all of the pieces necessary to play as well as other bundled items. The Dungeon Master’s 64 page adventure book and the 32 pages rulebook for playing characters level one through five are all included in this set, which will help the younger players understand exactly how the game is played and mastered. This game provides a wholesome, adventure type style great for shaping a young child’s imagination and is usually suggested for ages 10 and older. The game should also consist of one to five players. The characters in this game are five pre-generated characters and each character has a sheet complete with supporting reference material. There is also a bonus of seven Viking themed, RPG, and gorgeous, multi-sided dice from Q-Worksho. All of this also includes a black velveteen drawstring storage pouch as well.
These are really high quality cuff links just for the special man in your life. They also are equipped with a working silver USB Flash Drive as well that holds 32GB of memory. The cufflinks come in a really classy presentation box. This is really great for the guy who has to wear a lot of classy clothes to work or to go out for business. These cufflinks are really great gifts for all the men in your life – your dad, your husband or fiancé, his groomsmen, etc. They would truly appreciate the thought and the memory storage. The cufflink box is a sleek clamshell box that snaps shut – it’s already ready to be gifted. If you are not happy, the company will give you a refund within the first 24 hours of returning the cufflinks back to the store.
Best Geek Gifts From $50 – $100
While Star Wars: The Force Awakens focused on heroes like Rey and Finn, the real star of the show was the spherical droid known as BB-8. With the Sphero Star Wars BB-8 App Controlled Robot, you can have a BB-8 droid of your very own. By using a smartphone or tablet, you can guide BB-8 around any space imaginable. You can also use hand gestures and arm movements to have BB-8 follow you. You can use the included Force Band to play a variety of minigames with BB-8, such as helping the little droid collect Holocrons.
If you know of a geek or nerd who loves both computers and breakfast in equal amounts, then he or she will love The Keyboard Waffle Iron. This unique waffle iron will make delicious waffles in the shape of a standard keyboard. The Keyboard Waffle Iron is designed for maximum portability, as the tool is both lightweight and slim. The die-cast aluminum design features a non-stick coating, making cleanup a breeze.
Step into the future with the Arc Star Portable Wireless Floating Bluetooth Speaker. This speaker uses magnets to float high above the base. When in use, this circular speaker spins around to amplify its volume and take advantage of the built-in sound guide code. The built-in NFC function lets you pair this speaker with any smartphone or tablet that supports Bluetooth. It also doubles as a smartphone charger!
Both nerds and geeks can agree on one thing: Star Wars is a fantastic film franchise. With the Jedi Dressing Gowns, you can live out your fantasy of being a Jedi. These one-size-fits-all gowns are officially licensed and come with a hood, pockets, and a belt. They are made from 100 percent cotton to ensure your comfort. The Jedi Dressing Gowns are perfect for lounging around or reliving scenes from the movies.
This book prop would be an excellent gift for anyone who is a horror movie fan. This prop is sculpted by hand in very gruesome detail and casts out of high quality latex and hand-painted for a truly unique look. The exterior of the book features 3D latex on the front, sides and the back, give the prop a more horrifying look to the collector. The interior features original graphic art, runes, and spells that are inspired by the movie and the book is 150 pages. 36 of those page are filled with the spells that come from the movie, then the rest of the pages are blank, meaning that you can add your own words to the text too. The pages are thick, mulchy, paper in a deep natural woody tone to give it a more ancient look. This book is truly authentic and would be an awesome collector’s gift.
The Avengers fan in your family will love this Articulated Electronic Fist. The articulated fingers with fist-lock display mode have movie-inspired sound effects. The fist has a pulsating stone that gives off different glow light effects. This would also be a great gift for the one in your family that enjoys role-playing games and events around your area. The Premium articulated electronic fist would be perfect for roleplay. This is collector-inspired attention to detail. The packaging includes the gauntlet and instructions. This requires three triple A batteries, but they are not included. If you have an Avengers fan in your household, this would be the perfect gift for them!
The Super NES Classic Edition system has the original look and feel of the ‘90s home console, only a little bit smaller. It comes pre-loaded with 21 games. This is one of the most popular gaming consoles of all time and anyone would want to get their hands on one of these consoles. The console is pre-loaded with two of the most popular two-player games of the ‘90s era, Super Mario Kart and Street Fighter II Turbo: Hyper Fighting.
The Super NES Classic Edition will work with the classic controller and the classic controller pro accessories. Just plug it in and play! The Super NES is pure 16-bit retro gaming perfection. The new game console has a new demo mode and will replay your saved Suspend Points as part of the demo game footage instead of using built-in demos. The ‘90s baby in your life would love this gift and would probably make all the other kids on the block jealous!
The Heng Bedroom Table Lamp is a great gift for the technology lover in your family. It has a Red Dot Award – winning design for 2016. The unique balance magnetic spheres suctions to turn the lamp when you tried of the standard switch. There are 48 LED light beads, 300 lumens, 50,000 hours of use and 3500K color temperature warm light for your eyes. The Ellipse design where the lighting element is fitted inside of the frame so the light can shine the way it’s meant too. This lamp is suitable for the study, bedroom, office, and the rooms not only benefit from the light but also the “art.”
This is another wonderful gift for the tech lover in your life. The laser etched sphere captures the brilliance of galaxies like our own Milky Way. The crystal sphere is paired with our base light to create an illusion of different movements and emulates the forces of gravity. The light base is not included, however, each sphere includes a crystal stand. These are well-crafted and you will be able to show your guests a really great light show.
Best Geek Gifts From $100 – $250
A 3D printer can create a lot of unusual items, but the one thing it can’t build is food. That’s why the PancakeBot 3D Food Printer makes the perfect companion to any 3D printer. The batter dispensing system will etch out any design you create, no matter how complicated it is. The non-stick surface on the electric griddle will let you remove your pancake without ruining the design. Even if you’re never made a pancake before in your life, the included recipe book will have you making flapjacks like a pro in no time.
This lightweight headset by Oculus is designed with innovation in mind. The breathable fabrics and injection foam molding are developed for professional athletes. The wide quad and fast-switch LCD which will dramatically improves the visual clarity and reduces screen-door effects completely. The next-generation Oculus lenses offer a wide field of view with significantly reduced glare. The Oculus headset has integrated spatial audio, which are speakers that are built into the headset. This transports you straight into virtual reality with no additional devices required while in virtual reality. The Oculus Go requires the Oculus Companion App, which can be downloaded on iOS and Android stores on your smartphone.
This collectible sword comes complete with a wall mountable display plaque. The blade of the sword is heavier than most other swords and is wider than most as well. The sword comes complete with a Direwolf head on the handle, which just adds to the brilliance of this display piece. The sword also comes out of the display plaque easily when you want to show it off. You will need to assemble the plaque, however it is simple and easily accomplished. You can mount the plaque on a simple wall screw. This plaque and sword comes with a wooden wall plaque with the oath of the brotherhood overlayed onto the wood itself for a more complete look. The Game Of Thrones fan in your family will love this item for sure!
Star Trek fans everywhere will love this prop from the show! The prop produces authentic special effects sounds from The Star Trek Universe at the pull of a trigger. This is an officially-licensed Star Trek: The Original Series Merchandise. It also comes with advanced gesture recognition, with nine gestures in four memory banks. This means that about 36 remote control codes can be stored in the memory. This is a fully functioning and programmable. This is a prop, but it looks and feels like the real phaser. It was created from 3D laser scans of the Last known hero prop. This would get any Trekkie excited about showing it off or even playing with it themselves.
This is a really innovative pocket-sized flying camera that connects with your smartphone and lets you take beautiful HD photos from the sky. The AirSelfie2 use four turbo fan propellers. Using the app, you can control and capture the unique photos and videos that you want to and share all of those images quickly and easily. The AirSelfie2 is ultra-light and includes a leather carrying case so you can keep it with you at all times when you are out and about.
If you love technology and having all of your devices synced up to the same system, then the Nest Learning Thermostat is perfect for you! The Nest Learning Thermostat is compatible with Alexa for voice control and she can set the room exactly the way that you would like it to stay. This is the 3rd generation of Nest and now, it comes in four beautiful colors to choose from. The display is bright and easy to read. The thermostat helps make your home more energy efficient. After a few manual adjustments, then you are ready for the automatic adjusting to kick in.
The Nest Thermostat was something called Farsight now, which means that it will light the thermostat up to show you the temperature, weather or the time. You can personalize the Nest Thermostat, like choosing between analog clock or digital. The Nest is a style that is really hard to beat. Nest devices communicate with each other but also with other smart devices around your home. All of the data that Nest gathers can help you decide when to do certain tasks during your cleaning schedules. Let Nest help you simplify your home and take care of the people inside of it and the world around it.
The Nuvirton Vintage Nixie Tube Clock has been updated for the 2018 model. It has an easy to program alarm function, as well LED’s that backlight in of the tubes are added decoration. The tubes are easily swappable if required due to its new copper socket pins. The Nixie Tube Clock is a handmade item, with a team of artisans spending at least 30 hours of building it. There is linseed oil used to nourish the wood while the building process was going on. This is really a great conversation piece and it would be a really great keepsake item to pass to the next generation.
This is a perfect gift for your Game of Thrones fan in your family. Join House Targaryen in a toast with this highly detailed ceramic stein. This holds approximately 22 ounces of Westeros’ finest mead and is a replica of the Royal Crown of Robert Baratheon. It is embossed with the House Targaryen’s dragon sigil and banner with the words “Fire and Blood” engraved. This is an officially licensed HBO Game of Thrones product and would be a great collector’s item!
Best Geek Gifts Under $1000
Sometimes, bigger is better, and the DELL 43 ULTRA HD 4K MULTI-CLIENT MONITOR is as big as they come. This massive 43-inch display offers visuals up to a stunning Ultra HD 4k resolution. You can connect four independent clients to this monitor, which will let you do four times as many tasks at once. With no bezels getting in the way, this monitor lets you switch between displays instantly. This monitor is a perfect gift if you know a nerd or a geek is ready to take their gaming experience to the next level.
The young geek or nerd in your life will love the Piper Computer Kit. This kit teaches coding through a series of Minecraft challenges. This device is a fully-functioning computer that encourages tinkering and experimentation. The Piper Computer Kit features LED lights, sensors, buzzers and much more. After completing the built-in challenges, you can use the Wi-Fi functionality to download additional challenges.
The HTC Vive is one of the leading virtual reality headsets on the market today. HTC has partnered with Valve to provide the SteamVR service, a service that gives Vive owners hundreds of VR games to play. The adjustable headset and eye relief adjustments ensure that gamers of all ages can comfortably use this device. The wireless controllers let you freely move around and fully immerse yourself into the VR experience. However, you don’t have to stand to play, as the SteamVR Tracking software can provide just as good of an experience for gamers who are sitting down.
This is the ultimate gift for the ultimate Star Wars fan. The exterior features include detailed, removable hull panels and a lowering boarding ramp. The concealed blaster cannon and four-minifigure cockpit with a detachable canopy are some pretty cool features that were added to give this kit a more realistic feel. The interchangeable round and rectangular sensor dishes are added as well for a more completed vision. No detail was left unnoticed. This LEGO Star Wars kit is packed with awesome, authentic details, making the display even more impressive to the eye. The kit comes with two different sets of crew members, meaning you can reenact older or newer Episodes of Star Wars.
You can also remove the hull panels to be able to see totally inside and play your way. There is also an included booklet that provides information on the designers and behind-the-scene facts about the set itself.
This is really a great collector’s item, check this list of popular Lego kits for adults.
Any Marvel fan will be drooling over this Helicarrier building kit. This SHIELD Helicarrier is gigantic and will make any Marvel fan feel proud to display in their home. This kit includes three microscale Quinjets, three fighter jets, gasoline truck, two forklift trucks, two runways, and four road blockades. The armored exterior comes with translucent elements and a detailed interior. The kit also includes 12 decorated minifigures and a collector’s information plaque. The minifigures are of Nick Fury, Black Widow, Captain America, Hawkeye, and Maria Hill, plus the iconic SHIELD Eagle display stand. The LEGO Marvel Super Heros building toys are compatible with all LEGO construction sets for creative building plus adding lights and spinning rotors to the Helicarrier to make it even more realisitic!
53. nuraphone — Wireless Bluetooth Over Ear Headphones with Earbuds, Creates Personalized Sound for You
Nuraphone Bluetooth headphones are the world’s first headphones that automatically learn to adapt to your hearing and brings you closer to the music that you love to listen to. The new Nuraphone model, the G2, now incorporates new features such as active noise cancellation, social mode, touch functionality, spoken battery level and audible charging signal. This model also adds the functions of offline mode and Bluetooth quick switch, along with improved voice calls. Not to mention, all of the original benefits of the nuraphone.
The in-ear buds provide crisp and clear melodies and over the ear cups deliver bass that you can feel deep in your soul. This would be an awesome gift to the techy that’s in your life. The Nuraphone has won the CES 2018 Best of Innovation, Red Dot 2018 Best of the Best Award, as well as the 2018 Good Design Award Winner. The headphones also have a 20 hour battery life and six internal microphones for clear voice calls. There is a companion app available on iOS and Android that will help you get the most use out of your headphones, too.
This collector’s item is sold by The Noble Collection. This chess set would be the perfect gift for the Lord of the Rings fan in your life and also for the avid chess player. The 32 playing pieces are precise miniature sculptures made of pewter. The pieces are the actual cast members and they are so realistic that they were personally approved by each actor. The ancient map of the Middle-earth is mounted below the chess surface and the base features the memorable characters from different scenes from the movie. The board measure 15 by 15 and is officially authorized by Warner Brothers. This would be a really great gift for a huge fan or collector of the Lord of the Rings memorabilia.
This is the ultimate gift for the ultimate Batman fan. They will not only love it themselves, but they will probably show it off to just about anyone that comes in their home. Get the attention of the dark Knight with his signal. The prop is built from high-quality materials and can be displayed at seven to ten feet. This is the perfect addition to any Batman collection and a great way for the newest Batman fan to enjoy something that’s connected to their favorite superhero.
The Neutrino Wand would be perfect for the ghostbusters fan in your family. This is a replica, meaning that you cannot actually use the wand the same way that they used it in Ghostbusters, but you sure can pretend. This would be a great collector’s item and a really great addition to any Ghostbusters collection.
The iRobot Roomba vacuum cleaner has power-lifting suction and delivers five times the suction for improved pick-up performance and a premium three-stage cleaning system. This system loosens, lifts, and suctions the dirt, dust, and pet hair right off of your floor. Dual Multi-Surface Rubber Brushes instantly adjust and flex to stay in constant contact with floors. The patented dirt detection sensors tell the Roomba that it needs to work harder on certain areas where there are high traffic zones of your home. Roomba is compatible with Alexa, meaning that you can run your Roomba with voice control or Google Assistant as well.
Best Geek Gifts Over $1000
Burn your meats like the Empire burned the Rebels with the Custom Designed Death Star Fire Pit. This fire pit measures 30 inches across and safely encapsulates the roaring blaze inside of it. However, if you need a larger globe, it’s also available in a 37.5-inch size. The Custom Designed Death Star Fire Pit is made entirely of steel with the manufacturer basing it on the reconstructed Death Star seen in Episode VI.
The Best HP Spectre holds the title of being the world’s thinnest laptop. However, just because it’s thin, doesn’t mean this laptop isn’t packing a punch. With an i7 2.5 GHz CPU, 8 GB of RAM and a 256 GB hard drive, this device can play all of the hottest games. This laptop also comes with a preinstalled copy of Windows 10 Home 64-bit Edition. Lastly, the built-in HD webcam and microphone will allow you to keep in contact with the recipient of this gift.
This telescope is about eight inches and includes StarBright XLT coatings for better and easier light transmission. You will get 84% more light gathering than a six inch telescope. The 6×30 optical finderscope for locating alignment stars is really great for showing younger children which stars are which. The integer gear ratios and permanently programmable Periodic Error Correction eliminates recurring track errors from the worm gear. The autoguider port for long exposure imaging makes it easier than ever for seeing stars in the night sky. Improved motors offer more torque and can handle slight load imbalances with ease.
Something for Everyone
While all of these gifts tap into a different area of geek and nerd culture, they all have one thing in common: Each gift is a ton of fun. Whichever gift you purchase for the geek or nerd in your life, you can rest assured knowing that the recipient will love it for years to come.
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