One of the dominant cultural shifts we’ve seen over the course of the last decade is a move away from labeling the more intelligent and “technically savvy” with negative monikers. In fact, the once epithetical term “geek” is indeed now considered to be somewhat “chic” and fashionable (thanks internet). So, to celebrate this liberation of the library crowd we present some great gifts for geeks. Hopefully this will make your Christmas shopping a tad bit easier this year too…
This hilarious recycled steel structure is fairly popular amongst the desk jockey crowd, and why wouldn’t it be? It might also serve as an excellent ice-breaker too, allowing visitors to instantly glean a bit about your particular sense of humor. By and large though, it just looks cool adorning any stationary and makes for an excellent paperweight.
There are at least three reasons this Star Wars R2-D2 lunch bag should be on your list of must-haves. First off, it’s actually useful, being a well-insulated and fully-functional container to haul your food around in. Secondly, it bears the striking resemblance to the beloved Star Wars droid, “R2-D2”, which as you well know, is a legendary figure. Thirdly, it actually lights up and produces sounds, imitating that most famous robot we all know and love.
It’s no great secret that we all love our smartphones. The problem of course, is that with all this use comes the very real possibility that our little hand-held devices will become inundated with all sorts of harmful pathogens and bacteria. Even worse, we are still talking about a phone here, which means it will end up touching one of the most sensitive parts of your body, your face. The Phonesoap smartphone sanitizer isn’t just a device for cleaning phones though; it also handily charges your device which it is bathing it in UV light.
If you aren’t already familiar with the video game / cultural phenomenon, “Minecraft”, created by programming wunderkind, Markus Persson, aka “Notch”, then you clearly aren’t a geek, are you? Taking on a look that’s identical to what we find in the mega-smash hit, these two foam swords, one iron and the other diamond, are great additions to any geeky work or living space.
While it is a fairly simplistic, easy to use enclosure, this handy smartphone projector should be in every savvy nerd’s travel pack. Not only does it really look the part, featuring a stylish sort of “retro” design, it’s also fully capable of saving the day when there are lots of people around to perhaps view a movie or presentation and all other equipment or options are unavailable.
The now legendary tv show, “Doctor Who” seems to have finally transcended the boundaries of the BBC to become a bona-fide international hit. In fact, it’s now challenging the dominance of other geeky near-religious offerings such as “Star Trek” where fandom is concerned. This completely true to form cookie jar doesn’t just house your chocolate chips though, it also emanates the same sound effects you hear associated with the Tardis space craft / time machine. You know you want this…
When it comes to strange gift ideas that really make you stop and go, “huh?” By and large, magnetic putty has to be one of them. Combining the properties of traditional magnets albeit in a genuine viscous “putty” form, this unique product is extremely fun to just play around with – you can literally watch it pull off seemingly organic moves when used in tandem with a magnet.
Speaking of Star Trek, there’s this oversized oven mitt which bears the same resemblance to none other than Spock’s legendary hand gesture / greeting. As a kitchen utensil it definitely gets the job done, as one would obviously expect, but its main attraction is definitely its looks, which instantly speak volumes and will certainly drive the other trekkies wild.
Now here’s a gift that’s sure to light up the eyes of anyone that even remotely considers themselves to be into cultivated cuisine. This molecular gastronomy kit is actually sort of like a portal into another food dimension, where you literally get to play with your food. Don’t think for a second that this is some mere toy though; you can actually use it to construct new edible items or refine dishes you have already mastered.
Lastly, we have this ingenious light which features 7 interlocking modular pieces bearing the shape of the figures from the world famous game, “Tetris”. Even better, this isn’t some mere knock-off product, it is actually licensed by the actual franchise.