42 Of The Coolest Geek Gifts For Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Birthdays, And More [All Ages!]

The air is crisping. The sun sets earlier. It’s that time of year. Cocoa. Falling leaves. Increasing panic as the holidays close in and you wrack your brain over what to get those special people in your life.

We’d love to say we’ve got you covered, at least on the geeks and nerds gift front, but giving gifts is a personal thing and all geeks are different. Geeking out is also often fandom-specific, which can make gift-buying particularly tricky.

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Unfortunately, we can’t read geek minds. What we can do is stick to the basics.

Best Gifts For Geeks, Nerds & Awesome People

We’ve compiled a list of general geek stuff, tech gifts, and nerdy presents that should delight most any Brainiac in your life, minus the usual fandom merch.

1. Erector Set / Steel Works / K’NEX / Model architecture / 3-D Puzzles

We’ve listed these sets together because they all come back to the same general idea – building.

Yes, these gifts might appeal to a certain type of geek more than others, but there’s a lot of variety available in these products and most geeks can have some fun with them.

Playing with building sets like these has also been proven to be good for creativity, making this an ideal gift for those nerds in your life who need a regular shot of good old-fashioned inspiration.

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MECCANO Erector, Set 5, Motorized Movers S.T.E.A.M. Building Kit with AnimatronicsMECCANO Erector, Set 5, Motorized Movers S.T.E.A.M. Building Kit with AnimatronicsAmazon, Walmart
Schylling Steel Works Mechanical Multi-Model Construction Building KitSchylling Steel Works Mechanical Multi-Model Construction Building KitAmazon, Walmart
K'NEX Thrill Rides - 3-in-1 Classic Amusement Park Building SetK'NEX Thrill Rides - 3-in-1 Classic Amusement Park Building SetAmazon, Walmart
LEGO Architecture New York City 21028, Build It Yourself New York Skyline Model Kit for Adults and Kids (598 Pieces)LEGO Architecture New York City 21028, Build It Yourself New York Skyline Model Kit for Adults and Kids (598 Pieces)Amazon, Walmart
ROKR 3D Self-Assembly Puzzle Model-Wooden Building Sets-Adult Craft Set-Brain Teaser Educational and Engineering Toy for Teens and Adults 14 Years and up (Pendulum Clock)ROKR 3D Self-Assembly Puzzle Model-Wooden Building Sets-Adult Craft Set-Brain Teaser Educational and Engineering Toy for Teens and Adults 14 Years and up (Pendulum Clock)Amazon, Walmart

2. A Globe

It’s true. Not all geeks like geography. Or travel. But even if the continents themselves aren’t a huge draw, globes make for some great geeky décor, and they are doing some cool things with globe design.

Like these levitating globes – the second one changes colors! and the last one is a cool, fancy globe!

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Any of these would make a cool addition to a truly nerdy collection.

3. Wit’s End board game

Kind of like Trivial Pursuit with a more puzzle-y, riddle-y vibe, Wit’s End includes brainteasers across a range of categories from science to popular culture.

wit's end board game

Perfect for those who absorb random information, and those who always want to learn a little bit more.

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4. Tetris Brainteaser Cube

This one is a tad specific – it is Tetris-themed, after all – but a geek who doesn’t appreciate Tetris is not a geek worthy of the name.

Seriously, though, one doesn’t have to be a Tetris fan to appreciate this particular Tetris product. It’s basically just a fidget toy to pass idle time.

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You can also find a cheap, unbranded version at Walmart

wood brain teaser puzzle

5. Fandom Sign Post Wall Decal

Okay, for this one you do have to know some of your geek’s favorite fandoms, but it’s just so cool, we couldn’t pass it up.

A sign post decal with multiple signs pointing to different fantasy/gaming/sci-fi worlds. (Or, I suppose, to Poughkeepsie if you really want since it is customizable.)

This is an ideal gift if the geek you’re buying for has a lot of favorite fandoms, and you’re having a hard time narrowing it down.

Plus, it just looks really freakin’ cool.

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6. Geek Socks For Nerdy Feet

Sure they’re basic, but that’s kind of the point. I mean, who doesn’t need more socks? Especially if they’re awesome socks.

Circuit boards, science, the ankle’s the limit. Probably ought to leave the full-on “Geek” socks for the geek in your life who wears their nerdiness like a badge of honor. But these are cheap geek gifts with actual utility, so even if they hate the design, your giftees will have warmer feet.

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7. Geek Magnetic Poetry

Once again, a gift only for the self-aware geek who owns the title, this classic magnetic poetry is laced with words and phrases only true fan boys, girls, and non-binaries will understand.

Let their geek imaginations soar.

Magnetic Poetry - Geek Kit - Words for Refrigerator - Write Poems and Letters on the Fridge - Made...
  • Do the letters USB, DSL, and IEEE mean anything to you? If so, then the Magnetic Poetry Geek Kit might be for you. There are no Ethernet cables or networks to set up; just take the word tiles out of the box and start moving them around. Before you know it, you will have created terabytes of geek-inspired poetry without so much as a keystroke. Open up a box and let the old-fashioned, new-fangled fun begin!
  • CONTAINS - over 200 themed magnetic word tiles in a cute, colorful, giftable 4.75 x 3 inch box. Rearrange the words to write poems, messages to your roommates, or generative esoteric word art masterpieces whose meaning is lost even to you. Magnetic Poetry is both a creative writing aid, and just a really fun and limitless toy. They're not just fridge words, you can write an ode on your commode, an elegy on your doorknob, a haiku on your car hood, or a novelette on your omelette maker.
  • MIX AND MATCH WITH OTHER KITS - Tile height is 0.375 Inches, compatible with nearly all other Magnetic Poetry sets. With dozens of other themed kits, the possibilities are endless. You can mix and match to create custom combinations, and custom gift ideas. Magnet words make a great dorm room accessory, or locker decoration. They're also a perfect gift for poetry lovers, or a gift for writers of any kind, and as a graduation present, you can't go wrong.
  • MADE IN THE USA - Magnetic Poetry sets are made in America, are nontoxic, and comply with all American and international safety guidelines and regulations. Magnetic Poetry is the inventor of the magnetic word tile, and we're still a small US company that takes great pride in every set we make. Read more about our company in the product description below.
  • OVER 100 DIFFERENT SETS - Please click on the Magnetic Poetry brand name below the title of this page to browse other sets made by us.

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8. Gadget Bag For Nerdy Holdings

Fact: All geeks have gadgets. They might be gaming gadgets, or cell phone gadgets, or photography gadgets, but geeks definitely possess gadgets of some sort.

Help them organize their nerdiest toys with just the right gadget bag. Like these ones that have all the space for all the things –

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Electronics Organizer Travel Cable Cord Bag Accessories Gadget Gear Storage CasesAmazon
PaZinger Universal Large Double Layer Travel Gear Organizer / Electronics Accessories BagWalmart

Or this one that rolls small. –

ProCase Accessories Bag Organizer, Universal Electronics Travel Gadgets Carrying Case Pouch for...
  • Dimension:17"×9" while open and 4.5”×9" rolled up. The most versatile and lightweight electronics accessories organizer in market. Easily tuck in your purse, backpack, laptop case, briefcase, or suitcase
  • Practical design provides great flexibility for organising your accessories. 6 elastic loops for cables, pens, brushes and tools, etc; 3 mesh pockets for USB, SD card, SIM card or other small items ; 2 open pockets for charger, mouse, power adapter and etc
  • 1 large zipper pocket for external hard drive, power bank, cellphone or other items. 2 small zipper pockets of equal size for secure storing of small items
  • Also can be used as a healthcare kit, a grooming kit or a cosmetics bag
  • Made of heavy-duty, durable and water-resistant nylon. Elastic strap secures the case, you can also hang it up wherever you want

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9. Euler’s Disk

You don’t have to be the biggest nerd on the block to appreciate the Euler’s Disk.

Once spun, this thing just keeps on spinning and spinning. Technically, it’s physics, meaning science nerds will dig it most.

Toysmith Euler's Disk

But it looks cool even if you don’t care how it works.

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10. Solar System Crystal Ball

A solar system crystal ball is just what it sounds like – the entirety of the Milky Way inside a glass globe. Just to look at. Because it looks awesome.

Like the Euler’s Disk, science nerds (in this case astronomy buffs) might be the most stoked to receive this, but it’s a nerdy Christmas or winter holiday gift with mass geek appeal.

Erwei Solar System Mini Crystal Ball 80 mm (3 in) with Crystal LED Base Colorful Cosmic Model
  • Size: Diameter of Crystal Ball: 80mm
  • Quality Materials: Made with High-end K9 Crystal without Bubble Inside, Making the Ball More Transparent and Glossier. You Can Hold all the Planet System in Your Hand.
  • Colorful Patterns: Equipped with an LED Lamp Holder, Allowing the Crystal Ball to Present Various Colors, Looks More Beautiful.
  • Decoration: This Solar Crystal Ball is Good for Decoration, Making Your Bedroom, Sitting Room, Study and Office Show a Kind of Art and Elegant Style.
  • Exquisite Gift: It is Suitable Birthday Gift for Children, Friend, Astronomy Lover, Physics Teachers, Boyfriend, Classmate and Other People Interested in Universe.

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11. Desktop Tesla Coil

Tesla was doing wireless before wireless was cool. And a miniature Tesla coil captures the essence of that technology in a home-friendly size, using different mediums.

Some use music. Some make lightning. All make an impression.

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12. Multifunction pen

It’s not particularly novel, but it could be used to write a novel. Ba-dum ching.

For real, though, a multifunction pen has utility for just about anyone. Like this one that has four different ink colors, plus a mechanical pencil, a.k.a. the perfect gift for a teacher –

Pilot Dr. Grip 4+1 Multi-Function Ball Point Pen + Pencil, Assorted Color Inks, Burgundy Barrel, 1-PackBuy it at:

Or this one, which may just be the nerdiest multi-pen around. It has a ruler, a stylus, AND can be used as a phone stand.

Atech Multifunction Pen 7 in 1 Tech Tool Pen with Ruler, Stylus, Bottle Opener, 2 Screw Driver, and...
  • 【7 FUNCTIONS】 ballpoint pen, stylus, bottle opener, mini flat-head, Phillips screwdriver, metric and inch ruler, phone stand
  • 【GIFTS FOR MEN】 on any occasion!
  • 【TSA COMPLIANT】 Air travel friendly.
  • 【PERFECT FOR PROFESSIONALS】 Twist action pen, write fluently, durable, smart and portable
  • 【WARRANTY】 1-year (3-year upon registration) and 30 days money back policy. Buy with confidence!

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13. Space Pen – It’s Out Of This World!

It’s just a pen. Yeah, but designed to use in space!

space pen

What that means here on Earth is that this pen writes in any position, no matter how awkward.

The perfect gift for those who like to do their note taking upside-down.

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14. Playable Art

When it comes to geek décor, once you step outside fandoms the pickings are slim.

Playable artworks are one exception to this. These sleek wooden designs look good AND provide an element of fun.

You can get them in color or in neutral for the more staid office environment at Amazon or Walmart.

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15. Magazine subscription

If you know your geek well enough to know their general areas of interest, it’s hard to go wrong with a magazine subscription (assuming they’re unsubscribed, of course).

Not only does it keep giving all year, but your giftee is sure to find something of interest inside.

Try this cool science fiction/non-fiction pub. – Analog Science Fiction and Fact

Or the nerd’s paradise – The Smithsonian – https://www.smithsonianmag.com/

16. Experimenting with Babies book

This one’s specific to newer geek parents, or those who have a nearby baby they can borrow.

These scientific experiments* are not only enlightening and entertaining, they provide a great bonding opportunity.

Experimenting with Babies: 50 Amazing Science Projects You Can Perform on Your Kid

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*Don’t worry. No babies are harmed in the performance of these experiments.

17. External digital storage

For any geek with a creative hobby, gamers, or those who just buy their media in digital format, extra gigabytes are always a welcome thing. And they come in a variety of styles.

Like this rugged external hard drive. –

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Silicon Power 2TB Rugged Portable External Hard Drive Armor A60, Shockproof USB 3.0 for PC, Mac,...
  • Must Read* LARGE FILE (4GB) TRANSFER- The A60 is Pre-formatted as FAT32, you could use it directly on Mac or Windows. However, when transferring a single file larger than 4GB, please re-format to exFAT. (Please backup your drive before reformat.)
  • [PS4 / XBOX COMPATIBLE] Ideal for gaming enthusiasts Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS4, PS4 Pro and PS4 Slim (PS4 System Software version 4.50 or higher).
  • [ALL-ROUND DATA PROTECTION] Military-grade shockproof and IPX4 water-resistant protection
  • [NO MORE MISSING CABLES] Cable-carry design for easy cable storage
  • Supported OS: Windows 10/8.1/8/7/Vista/XP, Mac OS 10.5.x, Linux 2.6.x

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This totally steampunk cryptex flash drive. –

Cryptex USB Flash Drive 16 GB, USB 2.0, Antique Gold
  • SECURE CODE: The Cryptex USB Flash Drive has a 5-digit mechanical combination lock to secure and protect your flash drive from unauthorized access to your digital information. Only those with the password can access your flash drive
  • BEHIND THE DESIGN: Did Leonardo Da Vinci invent the original cryptex? Though it's never been proven, our Cryptex, designed by Russian Designer Stanislav Tatarinov, was inspired by Leonardos amazing sketches
  • ANTIQUE FINISH: This 16 GB flash drive comes in an Antique Gold finish that gives it historic character and charm
  • UNIQUE DETAILS: Our Cryptex looks steampunk, victorian and industrial, helps prevent data theft, and adds an element of a game and fun into everyday life!
  • THE PERFECT GIFT: A Cryptex Flash Drive is a great gift choice! Both stylish and useful, it artfully combines history with modernity and can be offered to your customers, colleagues and business partners on a wide number of occasions

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Or, for the iPhone enthusiast, an iPhone flash drive (ideal for carrying around extra media for travel) –

USB Flash Drives for iPhone 128GB [3-in-1] OTG Jump Drive, AHNR Thumb Drives External Micro USB...
  • 【EASY AND SPEEDY TRANSFER】Directly plugs into your lightning port and USB port; experience up to 80 MB/s reading and 40 MB/s writing speed with USB port. (the SD Card is free)
  • 【FAST FREE UP SPACE WITH 128GB EXTERNAL STORAGE】Amazing transfer speed using its dual 8-Pin and standard USB connector, Just plug in the lightning flash drive, easily move photos, videos and other files off your iPhone or iPad and onto the flash drive, from the iPhone flash drive.
  • 【FORMAT FRIENDLY STREAMING APP】The free APP "i-FlashDevice HD"supports all major video and music formats so you can stream directly from the iPhone flash drive, Saving you precious space and time. Record videos and take photos directly to the AHNR iOS memory stick via APP
  • 【ACCESS SECURITY】Password protect your data safe on "i-FlashDevice HD". Open TouchID and Password on setting to secure your whole storage, or Lock selected files with password. Perfect to protect individual privacy
  • 【COMPATIBILITY &WARRANTY】Lightning connector - Ensure 100% compatible and syncs with Apple lightning devices, can be used as iPhone X 8 7 6 6s Plus 6 Plus 5s 5c flash drive, iPad Air Air 2 mini flash drive.

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18. Headlamp / LED beanie

Can you think of anything geekier to put on your body than a headlamp? I mean, they’re iconic sci-fi wear.

Egon wears one in Ghostbusters. Lindsey wears one inThe Abyss (she’s scuba diving, but still). Even Copernicus the dog wears one in Back to the Future.

Plus, headlamps are useful for doing everything from putting together model cars to walking in the woods at night, giving them appeal to a wide range of nerd types.

This one’s extra bright and durable for outdoorsy nerds. – (buy it at REI)

headlamp

This one’s futuristic and waterproof. –

Cobiz Headlamp Flashlight USB Rechargeable - LED Brightest High 6000 Lumen Work Headlight,IPX4...
  • HANDS FREE ,HASSLE FREE---Why waste your time and money fiddling with flashlights and buying extra batteries? With Cobiz’ rechargeable headlamp you can have a reliable, hands-free led headlight to brighten up your environment, leaving you free to work, read, and explore whenever and wherever you want. Get BEST selling headlamps without hesitation
  • FOUR MODES FOR INFINITE USE---Whether you prefer to use the lowest, most focused setting,the wider and splashier medium and high modes, or the bright emergency-ready strobe light, this movable brightest LED head light is prepared to adjust to a full range of lighting needs.DON’T WAIT, GET YOURS TODAY!
  • WATERPROOF FOR OUTDOOR USE---Practical, Reliable, Durable. Head 90º swivel ability, rotate it to shine literally any direction you want ! Rated as IPX4 water resistant grade :on the outside, there’s a waterproof switch that’s safe to use even when it’s raining; on the inside, there’s high-quality, leakage-resistant, waterproof wiring, there to make sure your light stays on even when that rain is soaking through.Click the "ADD TO CART "Button Now!
  • FIT FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY ---With a little help from the adjustable headband, you should be able to tailor this most COST-EFFECTIVE head lamp to pretty much any friend, neighbor, or family member who joins in your outdoor (and indoor!) adventures. An exquisite,large capacity case,a PERFECT gift for your loves. This is all you want for a headlamp. HAVE YOURS SHIPPED OUT TODAY
  • ...Yes, We Mean Infinite Uses: Use these head lamps to keep both your hands free when you’re working on a project in the garage, have one ready when the power goes out, or stock up on a whole set so you can take your family hiking and spelunking in safety- you won’t be running out of uses for this Cobiz creation any time soon !

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Or change it up with an LED beanie. Same general idea, different delivery. –

PRAVETTE Upgraded LED Lighted Beanie Hat,USB Rechargeable Hands Free Headlamp Cap,Unisex Winter...
  • Ultra-soft and excellent insulation acrylic blend material.One Size fits all,men,women,child.
  • Unisex knitted hat with 4 built in and removable rechargeable LED light.10 hours runtime, offer a standard USB port for charging battery, you can charge it in car charger, computer or portable power bank,no longer re-purchase and charge batteries.
  • Provides enough light for finding your way in the dark or completing tasks in poorly lit environments,meanwhile the knitted cap can keep you warm in the cold winter when you go outside.
  • Light is removable, cool to the touch and has 3 light intensity settings. USB rechargeable batteries included. Washable, just pick off the light and wash it by hand/machine.
  • Beanie cap hat with LED light is ideal for Dog Walking, Jogging, Biking, Camping, Hunting, Fishing,Hiking, Handyman Working,Grilling, Auto Repair and Home Improvement or any other activity needing hands-free lighting.It's also a great Halloweens/Christmas/New Year's gift for your family members, friends and anyone you love.

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19. Binoculaurs

They’re a generic go-to gift for sure, but they’re also a great go-to gift if your geek doesn’t have any.

From birds to concerts, there’s surely something your giftee would like to have a closer look at.

And you can get them basic and inexpensive. –

Aurosports 10x25 Folding High Powered Binoculars With Weak Light Night Vision Clear Bird Watching...
  • Perfect compact lightweight binoculars for bird watching. Can be Used for both day and night (low-light-level night vision, can't see anything in complete darkness)
  • Large field of view. Focusing in on your target for brilliant detail at 1000 yards out.
  • Fully multi-coated lenses, waterproof, hyper-durable anti-slip grip gives you everything you want. Light-weight and can be folded, very convenient and easy to carry
  • 10x magnification with 25 mm objective lens allows you to see objects 10x’s closer with clarity that strikes envy into the heart of your bird watching friends
  • Suitable for both adults and kids, fit for hunting, hiking, exploring, viewing, sailing, bird watching, concert, outdoor sports etc.

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Or a little more pro, but a little more costly. (buy at REI)

Nikon Prostaff 3S 10 x 42 Binoculars

 

20. Steampunk Sunglasses (Nerd Approved)

Not every geek digs steampunk, but these sunglasses, featuring side and top guards, look good and are super functional regardless.

And they’re built for durability, making them ideal for geeks who want to look good while staying active. Buy them at REI

steampunk sunglasses

Or, for cosplayers, a pair of steampunk goggles can add a unique twist to any chosen costume. These ones are fun.

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21. Steampunk Watch

Goes with the goggles. Makes more sense for everyday use.

This men’s steampunk watch looks borderline vintage. This women’s steampunk watch is a glory of gold and gears.

Or go ultra-nerd with the Tesla model.

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22. Cord Supervisor

Looking for that little add-on to put your geek’s gift over the top, or a great stocking stuffer?

cord supervisor

Anyone with headphones or wayward cords can use this guy. Or several of him. Buy it at REI.

23. Ocean wave projector

A more visual take on the standard sound machine, this projector features the usual nature sounds, plus a soft, changeable LED nightlight that casts waves around the room.

Ocean Wave Projector, Night Light Lamp with Adjustable Lightness Remote Control Timer 8 Lighting Modes Music Speaker Light Show LED Night Light Projector Lamp for Baby Kids Adult Bedroom Living Room

Not as relaxing as sleeping by the ocean, but it’ll do.

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24. Hourglass

Geekiest way to keep time? It may get edged out by the sundial, but it’s pretty close.

And there are numerous geek-friendly options.

Like this brass rings design. Or this antique compass. Or go for this multi-glass pack, and help your geek stay on schedule.

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25. Ergonomic Kneeling Chair

For those of us geeks who spend a lot of time at our computers, a good chair is perfection.

While a gaming chair might be the choice gift for a gamer, it doesn’t change things up the way this chair does.

Providing a completely different way of holding the body, an ergonomic kneeling chair supports good posture and eases pressure on the back.

Even those who don’t use it all the time will find it a swell alternative to keep on hand. This second one rocks!

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26. Origami

Origami may be a specific art style, and therefore appeal mostly to artist geeks, but it comes in a ton of variations.

There are galaxies, airplanes, dinosaurs, geometric shapes, even Star Wars and Harry Potter versions, so it’s not necessarily just one thing.

And nerds like to make things. (See building toys above.) Origami for beginners  and cool Japanese designs are a great place to start.

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27. Nerdy Facts Books

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Now, this right here, this book is filled with geek facts good and proper.

They have no purpose other than knowledge itself. Unless someone’s going on Jeopardy.

They might come in handy then. But probably not.

At any rate, it makes for chuckle-worthy bathroom reading.

Why Do Roller Coasters Make You Puke: Over 150 Curious Questions and Intriguing Answers
  • Thompson, Andrew (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 280 Pages - 08/15/2017 (Publication Date) - Ulysses Press (Publisher)

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And it has companion books:

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For more traditional geeks, try the Ultimate Trivial Pursuit Q&A book. Same general idea. Less farts and vomit.

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The Ultimate TRIVIAL PURSUIT Question & Answer Book
  • A fantastic resource to keep all of your trivia buffs engaged
  • An array of subjects are covered: art, entertainment, history, geography, science, sports and more
  • Paperback; 864 pages
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 864 Pages - 12/01/2009 (Publication Date) - Puzzlewright (Publisher)

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28. Something nostalgic

Chances are, if they liked it when they were young, they’ll probably like it now.

At least in a good memory, nostalgia sort of way.

If you can think of something your geek loved when they were younger, look for something similar.

Pssst. Second-hand comic stores and eBay are the places to look.

29. List Journal

For the introspective geek. A list journal helps a person get to the bottom of themselves.

Or just to catalog who they are and what they’re into at a particular point in time.

It’s kind of like a journal with prompts.

The first one has a list day for three years. The next one has cute art.

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30. Hologram Smartphone Projector

There are smartphone projectors, and then there’s this futuristic, space-age smartphone projector.

Okay, it’s not that high-tech.

The images it makes are pretty small and pretty weak.

But it does make holograms and it’s inexpensive, making it a great novelty gift.

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  • USE WITH ANY SMARTPHONE, ANYWHERE - Amaze your friends by easily creating a magical hologram anywhere!
  • SIMPLE AND EASY TO SET UP - Simply find any free online hologram video, place the smartphone above the pyramid, turn down the lights, and enjoy!
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31. Laser-Projected Virtual Keyboard

Speaking of smartphone projectors, this one actually IS high-tech and possesses both wow factor and utility.

It’s a laser-projected keyboard that turns any flat surface into a virtual typing space for your mobile device. It does something useful and looks way cool doing it.

AGS World's Most Advanced Wireless Laser Projection Bluetooth Virtual Keyboard & Mouse for iPhone, Ipad, Smartphone and Tablets

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32. A Cryptex

What better way to please a geek than make them puzzle out their own gift?

That’s the idea behind a cryptex.

Put anything you want inside, such as a gift card or *cough* cash, and watch your giftee try to get at it.

This first one lets your geek see what’s inside. This other one’s got a more old-school vibe.

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33. Tak / Quoridor Game

For those who love strategy games. Tak and Quoridor are both board games that require critical thinking, but have simple gameplay.

More like chess or checkers.

Less like many of today’s multi-card, multi-move games. Not that there’s anything wrong with those.

But sometimes simple is good.

Tak game

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quoridor game

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34. Wireless Charging Desk Lamp

Again with the gadgets. Those who have them must have a way to charge them.

Even better if that means of charging does something else useful.

So, here’s a wireless charger that’s also a desk lamp. This bedside lamp is both charger and Bluetooth speaker.  And this Himalayan salt lamp cleans the air while it charges.

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35. Cool Light Switch Plate

A little bit of décor, a who lot of novelty, light switch plates don’t have much in the way of real utility, but the best ones liven a place up.

And there are some super nerdy ones being made. You can find light switch plate designs for Zelda, Harry Potter, Minecraft, Pokemon, and more.

But to keep this list generalized geek, here’s a light switch cover that looks like a lever. And here’s a mad scientist-style throw switch.

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36. Infinite Dungeon Corridor

If anyone would like to buy me a completely frivolous gift with no purpose, this is the one I want.

Cool, creepy, and most any geek will appreciate it.

ThinkGeek Infinite Illuminated-Torch-Lined Dungeon Corridor Infinity Mirror - Geeky Desk or Wall...
  • A DUNGEON WITHOUT END - This is a dungeon corridor, lined with illuminated torches, which seem to stretch into infinity. Stare into the corridor and wonder where it leads.
  • GEEKY DESK OR WALL ACCESSORY - Hang it on the wall or place them on your desk for an infinite level of entertainment.
  • A THINKGEEK CREATION AND EXCLUSIVE - ThinkGeek created the Infinite Dungeon Corridor. It is perfect for any lover of dungeons, corridors, infinity, D&D, castles, and more.
  • HIGH-QUALITY MATERIAL - The illuminated-torch-lined dungeon corridor is made of space-age, dungeon-grade plastic.
  • THREE BRIGHTNESS SETTINGS - Features three brightness settings. It works best in a dim to dark environment. This corridor needs three AA batteries to light up (not included).

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37. New Creative Tools

For geeks who like to make stuff, any raw materials in their creative field of choice (drawing, jewelry making, woodworking) will likely be well-received.

Or go wild and give them something new to try.

Does your geek dig leatherwork? These are stamp sets that works on leather. –

Letter and Number Steel Punch Stamp Set, 36 Piece Stamping Punch and Die with Wood or Plastic Storage Case By Stalwart (For Metal Keys Crafts Leather and More)

Buy this one at Walmart.

Or check out the one below at Amazon.

Tandy Leather Fancy Alphabet Set
  • 3/8" Tall Letters
  • Metal Stamps
  • Handle included

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Is your geek into painting? Get them some crackle paste or granular gel for experimenting.

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38. Smart Phone Lens Kit

You don’t have to be a photographer, or even a geek, to appreciate better photos.

A smart phone lens kit gives you better photos, and, with eleven different lens options, this kit runs the gamut.

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iPhone Camera Lens Kits - Pretmess 4K HD 11 in 1 Aspherical Wide Angle Lens+Super Macro+Fisheye...
  • 【UPGRADED 11 IN 1 PHONE CAMERA LENS KIT】Pretmess New Upgraded cell phone lens kits includes 0.65X Wide Angle Lens+230° Fisheye Lens + 20X Macro Lens +2X Telephoto Lens + CPL + Kaleidoscope Lens + Starburst Lens + 2 Color Lens(Filter Blue and Filter Orange)+Flow Lens+Radial Lens. Meet your daily photography demands, taking various HD professional pictures.
  • 【SEPARATE 0.65X WIDE ANGLE LENS & 20X MACRO LENS】Not like other’s wide angle and macro lens need to be screw one into another for shooting, Pretmess 0.65X Wide Angle and 20X Macro Lens adopted the newest design which can be used separately, and the shooting distance for Macro lens is 1.18-3.54 inch(much better than others).Provide much more convenience and wonderful effect in taking stunning photos of people, pets, travel scenery, landscapes, architecture, selfies, etc.
  • 【HIGH DEFINITION PRO LENS】For avid smartphone photographers concerned about high-quality pics and a well-designed mounting system, Pretmess lenses are worth the investment. Our lenses are made with five layers of cinema quality glass. Unlike other cheap glass lenses that can slightly degrade you images, Pretmess uses large glass optics that create sharp images with little to no distortion across the entire frame.
  • 【EASY TO CLIP & CARRY】Our pro lens kit for iphone and andriod is a perfect friend for you to take. No more heavy SLR and lens, with Petmess iPhone lens, you can get the same photos like SLR - without distortion, dark corner, reflections, lens flare, and other artifacts. The travel case prevent all lens kit components from dust and scratches.
  • 【NO WORRIES AFTER SALE CUSTOMER SERVICE】All of the Pretmess phone camera lens kits are produced under precise and strict system, every detail has been checked more than 3 times before it arrived to you. To protect our customer rights, we offer 24 months money back guarantee for you. Any kind of after sale problem would be handled within 24 hours, just contact us through Amazon.com.

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This three-lens kit at Walmart comes with other accessories, including a remote control and tripod.

39. Kinetic Stress Ball

Unlike the stress balls people squeeze and try not to throw at their bosses, this kinetic stress ball is no touching required.

Instead, it spins on its base, creating an optical illusion that melts the stress away, or at least distracts your giftee for a minute or so at a time.

samisoler Kinetic Desk Toys for Adult Office Stress Relief Visual Illusion Metal Ball
  • 【Please watch video】 Made of aluminum metal and machined by precision CNC. It has a helix groove milled the whole surface. Every globe has a rotating metal base equipped with high-quality steel bearing.
  • 【Easy to play】 Designed to spin on desk floor or any flat surface. Simply rotate it by hand to creates an almost magical effect that looks like continuously flowing helix would merge into a surface of tabletop. It spins silently so you won't be bothering anyone around.
  • 【Multiple applications】 When revolving it creates a full body optical illusion. It’s mainly suitable for creators, makers, thinkers, and anyone who wants to release their inner creativity and imagination. Keep focus, relieve stress, eliminate anxiety or simply relax during working hours.
  • 【Gift for anyone】 Hypnotic optical illusion is a unique way to bring excitement to anyone. And it is not only a dynamic desktop toy, but also an exquisite tabletop decoration. There is no doubt that it’s an ideal Thanksgiving gift, Christmas gift, birthday gift or Other present.
  • 【samisoler】 Each unit is designed with attention to the smallest detail and built to last a long time.

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Do you notice how it looks like the Golden Snitch from Harry Potter?

40. The Geeky Chef Cookbook

All geeks must eat. With this cookbook, they’ll be eating in true geek style.

With recipes inspired by a number of fantasy and sci-fi franchises, including Game of Thrones, Lord of the Rings, and Doctor Who, they are bound to find something they like.

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The Geeky Chef Cookbook: Real-Life Recipes for Your Favorite Fantasy Foods - Unofficial Recipes from...
  • Reeder, Cassandra (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 144 Pages - 05/19/2015 (Publication Date) - Race Point Publishing (Publisher)

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41. Thinking Putty

Think. Think. Think.

Help get those geeky minds whirling with thinking putty.

It doesn’t do much. It’s just putty, designed for chilling.

Kind of like a mushy fidget spinner meant to restore calm and brainpower. And it comes in cool colors.

Get started with a six pack. Or this appropriately winter-themed gift set.

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42. Geek Out!

This is it, a geek’s true chance to shine.

In the board game Geek Out!, players don’t just answer questions about geeky topics, they bet their opponents that they can answer the questions more thoroughly than them.

geek out game

It’s a geek-culture enthusiast’s delight.

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Happy shopping!


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