Shopping for geeks is especially gratifying because their interests are fun, ranging from superheroes to sci-fi blockbusters to the latest in technology.
From stocking stuffers to the ultimate nerd gift, the geeky gifts selected below, listed from least expensive to most expensive, should help you find everything you need to outfit the developer, programmer, science fiction movie lover or comic book aficionado in your life.
Dr. Who Figural Tardis mug ($13)
For those who aren’t too square to drink out of square mugs, the Tardis mug is shaped like the phone booth Dr. Who traveled in and features a removable lid.
Star Trek Spock Oven Mitt ($14.99)
Even when you’re removing hot dishes from the oven, show your support for Spock and the gang with this oven mitt permanently affixed in the Vulcan salute.
Nerdy Nummies cookbook ($17)
Creator and host of the Nerdy Nummies online baking show, Rosanna Pansino incorporates video game trivia, science fiction, math and comics into all of her baking recipes in this cookbook loaded with geek culture.
Geek Nerd clock ($21.99)
Just how nerdy are you? Prove it with this clock, set to references only a true geek would get, like “X7=42” and “The Droids you were looking for.” (The creator will send a guide to help the gift-giver, if necessary.)
Bazinga pajama pants ($24.95)
Styled with rocket ships, atomic particles and the word “Bazinga!” all over, these pajama pants are the perfect gift for any Big Bang Theory fan, particularly when they’re worn while watching The Big Bang Theory.
Planetary glass set ($34.99)
Astronomy geeks worldwide will appreciate that the 10-glass set’s description especially notes that it includes all eight planets plus the sun and Pluto (that it doesn’t consider the sun and Pluto as planets).
Star Wars Death Star waffle maker ($39.99)
“Perfect for all your evil waffle needs,” the Star Wars Death Star waffle maker from Think Geek produces one 7-inch waffle at a time.
The Legend of Zelda Monopoly game ($44.99)
Play classic Monopoly with a retro video game twist, with six Zelda-themed collectible metal tokens, and own property in the land of Hyrule and beyond.
LEGO Minecraft set ($50)
Destroy various types of blocks in a 3-D environment and form fantastic structures with this LEGO blocks set that looks exactly like your favorite game.
Inflatable Jabba the Hut ($135.99)
Annoy your neighbors and make your Star Wars devotion known HOA-wide when you display this 10-foot long Jabba the Hut inflatable in your front yard.
Garmin Forerunner 220 GPS Watch ($190)
Available in red or purple, the Garmin Forerunner 220 GPS Watch is the gift to give the athletic-minded geek in your life, so he or she can track distance, pace and heart rate; it also features a built-in accelerometer to track distance and pace data when you’re running indoors.
Star Wars custom home theater ($3,000-plus)
If your favorite geek really does have it all, maybe it’s time to create a home theater for him that will make all of his or her movies feel like they’re aboard the Super Star Destroyer. Inspiration abounds in this Star Wars home theater gallery featuring the best out there.