Sure you've got nerdy t-shirts, coffee mugs, the latest video games, and this year's blockbuster hits, but you didn't come here to read about these mainstream, easy to flesh out ideas...you came here for ideas a little more out of the box that are not only sure to surprise the nerd on your Christmas list, but to also please them!
The Nerdy Professional:
Whether they're your Dad, co-worker, teacher, or best friend, sometimes they just gotta share a glimmer of geek.
Letter Opener (choose from themes including Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit, Game of Thrones, Superman, Batman, or Harry Potter)
No, not all mail is digital yet. I assure you that your office friend still needs to open up paper envelopes. Help them do it with nerdy awesomeness!
Keeping it classy with a classic 8-bit pattern. Rock the office, boardroom, or classroom in retro style.
Particularly great for a science teacher or an office wall. Declare who you are (or anything else you may want to say, for that matter) in a full on chemistry fashion.
Whether they enjoy tabletop, board, card, or games of the electronic variety (aka video or computer), then here's how to bring a smile to their faces and get them to 'AFK' long enough to give you a big 'thanks!'
For the person who loves board games, this German style game is perfect. The game scales better than most when it comes to the number of players battling it out, plus, while this game does have a small factor of luck, you're more than likely going to win off of strategy rather than a lucky dice roll. Even better, there's more than one good way to win and switching tactics mid-game could be the key to victory!
Legend of Zelda Monopoly
Get the favorite game of that geek on your list that's been redone in their favorite fandom.
One could literally sit and watch time fly by with this geektastic object! Watch it in action here.
Gaming Headset (Kingston HyperX Cloud)
Whether they're playing on the console or a desktop, this headset will further immerse them in the game and ensure a victory. "Designed in Sweden and recommended by the world's most elite gaming organizations" (Amazon) this headset will give your gamer comfort and style as they play (for hours).
These geeks love to be in the kitchen whether they're cooking, baking, or just in there for the snacking ;-).
Chemistry Set Spice Rack
Get concocting in the kitchen and brew up a delightful dinner experiment with this spice rack.
What Star Wars fanatic won't enjoy measuring out their ingredients in one of history's most loved robots? Plus, he makes an awesome decoration when not in use!
Beautiful, nearly one of a kind board to get geeky with. 'Beam me to the kitchen, Scotty.'
Big on nerd, small in size
Sure it's a little pricey since it's now discontinued, but it doesn't get much more epic than an Optimus Prime figure that actually transforms into a usable pen! Plus it could be considered a collectible now.
For the lover of history, science, geology, dinosaurs, and more! These tiny specimen museums are very unique and are sure to be a conversation starting piece.
Chain Mail Leather Journal
For your cosplaying, D&D playing, medieval LARPer who likes to write, draw, or flesh out their next costume, dungeon raid, or deck list!
Let your lady friend show off her love for Dr. Who with this gorgeous wallet.
Scrabble Fridge Tile Magnets
For the word nerd in your life. Facilitate their intellectual prowess with this fun magnet set!
So many wonderful geek items for the vast number of fandoms out there, and so little time ;-)
The Walking Dead Official Replica Sword (Michonne)
Walking Dead. Sword. Replica Prop. What more do I need to say? No, seriously...I don't know a single fan that wouldn't love a replica weapon prop from their favorite show/series/game. Know what's even better? Your Walking Dead fan will be ready for the zombie apocalypse with this weapon prop at the ready ;-)!
Perplexus Original Maze Game by PlaSmart
Put that nerdy noggin to the test with this sphere maze game. Apparently the thing is highly addictive and entertainingly challenging...don't say I didn't warn you!
Lego MiniFigure Display
Perfect for the Lego lover or collector in your house.
Thor's Hammer Bookend
Help your favorite geek hold up their game guides, trilogies, comic books, or video games with this beautiful bookend featuring a Marvel hero favorite.
Let someone's love for Hayao Miyazaki grow even more with this spectacular flower vase planter.
Need more inspiration? Check out my nerdy faux stained glass tutorial and gift a handmade creation that fits your receivers favorite fandom interests. Or check out my post about geeky coffee table books to find a unique title sure to please any nerd on your list. Alternatively, find a gift for the Doctor Who or Sherlock fan in your life.
Have a nerd with other interests on your list? Drop a comment below and I'd be happy to offer another specific suggestion! Are you the nerd of the family, office, or group? Share this list with those in your circle as a, you know, *hint, hint, wink, wink.*