You don’t have to buy your favorite geek a boring gift card for the holidays this year! Check out some of our favorite gifts for geeks!
What are the Best Gifts for Geeks This Holiday Season?
We rounded up the hottest must-have gift ideas for all the nerds in your life, from cool tech gifts to gaming and favorite franchises like Star Wars, Super Mario, SpongeBob, Star Trek and more. These unique presents are sure to be a hit with whomever you’re buying for – be it your Mom, Dad, sister, brother, coworker, Secret Santa or best friend! Check out our list of cool ideas below – we think they’re nerd-approved!
SpongeBob SpongeHeads- Gifts for TV Geeks
Are you ready, kids?! Dress up as your favorite SpongeBob SquarePants characters with this 20-inch soft, inflatable headwear. SpongeBob, Squidward, and Patrick… the gang’s all here! These inflatables fit most kid and adult heads (trust us, we tested them). Now the only thing you have to decide is which character you’ll choose… $12.99 at Amazon and Target
GeekiTikis- Gifts for Your Favorite Star Wars Geeks
Drink up in a galaxy far, far away! Fans of both pop culture and tiki culture alike will love to collect, display and sip from these unique Geeki Tikis mugs featuring some of the most popular characters from the Star Wars universe, including R2-D2, Chewbacca, Darth Vader, Yoda, Stormtrooper and Boba Fett. Each Star Wars mug has a classic carved character design and holds approximately 17 oz of your favorite beverage. Plus, they are dishwasher safe (score!). $19.99 each at Toynk. (P.S. If Kylo Ren is more your style, visit Entertainment Earth for a one-of-a-kind mean mug!)
Ninja Dancing Figure
If you’re into gaming, you know Ninja… but you’ve never seen him like this! Get ready to dance with your very own Ninja bobble figure. Perfect for your desk, car, or any flat surface. It’s a must-have item in any cool gaming kit! No batteries required (so you don’t need to worry about that battery life!). $9.99 at Amazon and Target.
Arnold Schwarzenegger Commando iPhone 11 Pro Case
Yes, you’re seeing that right. An epic from Schwarzenegger’s 1985 film Commando. If your loved one has the iPhone 11 Pro, they need this case. It’s epic and functional — a win-win! You can find knock-offs all over the internet but we like the quality of this $34.99 version from Etsy. No word yet on if it makes your photos better, but does it really matter?!
Tapplock Fingerprint Padlock – Gifts for Security Geeks
Tapplocks are super practical gifts, featuring reinforced stainless steel shackles and a double-layered lock design with anti-pry technologies. And, forget memorizing a long code or writing down your password on a card…the only thing required to unlock this padlock is your fingerprint! $99.99 available on the Tapp website.
Super Mario Brothers Heat-Changing Ceramic Coffee Mug
Inspired by the classic video game from the 1980s, this Super Mario Bros. mug is the perfect gift for any O.G. video game geek. When the mug is cold it displays a plain Mario-level background, but when you pour hot coffee, hot cocoa or any hot liquid in, extra details appear (including the man himself – Mario!). We like to call that #MarioMagic. $12.99 on Amazon.
Search for Spock Book
Fans of Where’s Waldo? will love this play off of a seek and find book… but this time, instead of looking for a dude in red and white stripes, you’re looking for Spock! Full of Easter Eggs from the world of Star Trek, you’ll enjoy hours of fun looking for Spock and other icons. What else is there to say? Live long and prosper. Under $15 on Amazon.
Le Creuset “Star Wars” Collection- Gifts for Cooking Geeks
What do you get the nerd who has everything? Or the geeky cook who’s also a huge Star Wars fan? Look no further than the Le Creuset Star Wars collection! Whether you want to splurge for the $450 Han Solo Carbonite Roaster, or just want a little splash of Star Wars with the $30 R2-D2 and C-3PO mini coquettes, these dishes are sure to keep you from turning to the dark side. (Note: They’ve sold out, so you can’t get them before Christmas, but they’ll be back in stock this January– so you can always get a gift card with a photo attached! Or you can opt for one of their Star Wars pressure cookers instead.)
What are Your Favorite Gifts for Geeks?
What did we miss? Tell us your favorite gifts for geeks in the comments!