The USB kill stick allows you to test the surge protection circuity of various electronics as well as their max loads. The USB Killer is the original USB kill stick and one…

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Every Pokemon master should start their morning by sipping coffee out of this pokeball coffee mug. Any geeky Pokemon fan will appreciate this officially licensed custom shaped mug.

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With the massive success of baby Yoda there is a need for official Star Wars Merch. Well it’s finally here (sort of) coming in May you’ll be able to get your very…

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That’s one small step in socks, one giant leap for mankind. Remember the world’s first spacewalk with these socks that have an astronaut walking on the moon.

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Every PC gamer knows how important a high quality keyboard is. The Razer Ornata Chroma gaming keyboard brings an incredible feel and performance. Best of all it also supports programmable macros to…

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Everyone remembers the ghosts that chase you all over Pac-Man. Now any retro gamer can relish the 8-bit era with this Pac-Man ghost lamp. Best of all it changes through 16 color…

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Whether you just want to see who’s at the front door or keep track of packages arriving the Ring video doorbell can be an extremely useful tool for your home. If you’re…

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Whether it’s for Christmas, an anniversary or a birthday this personalized comic book is a fun gift for any geeky couple. This custom comic book adds you or your friends to an…

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Bring back classic gaming on the Sega Genesis with the new Sega Genesis Mini! With 2 included controllers, 40+ games, and HDMI cables you’ll be ready to bring retro Sega gaming to…

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Everyone loves Baby Yoda from the Mandalorian on Disney+. While there isn’t any official Baby Yoda swag yet you can get the next best thing with his homemade Baby Yoda doll.

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Bring music with you on a bright day with this unique Bose open-ear sunglasses. They function as normal sunglasses plus have built in bluetooth speakers for music on the go. Best of…

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Gotta catch em all! Add your pet to the Pokemon roster with this personalized pet Pokemon card. Each homemade card includes special moves for your pet, a custom portrait, and even attack…

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Bring the chill vibes to the party after you save princess peach with this Mario warp pipe koozie! Whether you load it up with beer or a soda it’s sure to tickle…

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What Makes Someone a Geek?

Each person has their own definition of the word “geek”. If we were to define it in a general way, we’d say a geek is someone who has an above-average interest in something that’s outside of mainstream culture or is a specific subculture.

For example you can like Spiderman, like thousands of kids do around the world. And there are adults who like the web-slinging superhero as well. But just liking Spiderman doesn’t make you a geek. Knowing all the comics, having merch that exceeds the one or two things someone else might have and spending time collecting more merch and knowledge would.

Some other people would define a geek just by the amount of energy they expend on a certain topic. For example you could say we’re geek-geeks. We love geeks (and we self-identify as them) but more than that, we’ve created an entire business around them.

Finally, let’s look at the verb version, which is to “geek out”. Most people use that to mean they get excited over something other people don’t find riveting, such as … the specific models of ships in Star Wars.

Or French history, or tech – it doesn’t have to be in the science subculture to be geeky!

What Kind of Gifts Do Nerds Like?

Again, we come back to the idea that being a nerd or a geek means something different to each person. If you want to get them something along those lines – shop at a geek-friendly retailer. You want to find things that are useful in daily life, but that play to their specific obsession.

Let’s say your friend is a gardening-geek. They probably don’t need another shirt with plants on it, but you can’t find a plant they don’t already own. Get them something that will help them foster their plants – like a Verdmo Wireless Soil Moisture Sensor.

It’s still plant themed, and it won’t sit collecting dust on a shelf.

Factors When Buying Geek Gifts

You want to make sure your geek gift is three things:

  1. Related to the thing they nerd out over (duh). If they’re obsessed with Spiderman, don’t get them something Superman-themed. It’s not the same thing!
  2. It needs to be relatively useful. Like our example of the plant water moisture checker, you want to get them something that isn’t (necessarily) in the collectibles category. Those are things that don’t get looked at often, though they do collect value over time.
  3. Finally, it needs to be a little out-of-the-box. Your friend probably already has a Spiderman lunchbox, or socks, or plates – you know their level of interest best. Try to find them something they don’t already have – but don’t pull your hair out over it.

Two of a good thing is sometimes just that – a good thing! We hope this guide to nerd gifts was helpful! If you have any suggestions please submit a product here.