Gifts for Geeks
We've scoured the web to help you with a very daunting task, finding a gift for a geek.
We all have that friend, the one who gets (overly) excited about a new geeky gadget or is always nagging you to play that board game. They are the hardest to find a gift for, as they are easily bored and rarely amused by trendy, mainstream products.
The stakes are dangerously high. Get it wrong and you may insult their intellect, but get it right and you will truly win their respect. Score!
So how do you find a cool gift for a geek? How do you know if a gadget isn't too gimmicky or boring? Don't worry, we've got you covered. We've handpicked a couple of toys and gadgets with just the right amount of geek...
The GoCube is a smart spin on the classic Rubik's Cube puzzle. Connect it to your phone via the app to track your moves in real time and compete online. This is ideal for someone who really enjoys playing the Rubik's Cube. They probably already own more than one classic Rubik's cube and know how to solve it. They will surely be very intrigued with the idea of measuring their performance and competing with other cubers around the world.
This is a cool t-shirt of an astronaut in space, ideal for astronomers or space geeks. The best part is that it glows-in-the-dark, just like the stars!
The Tamagotchi is a virtual pet toy from the 90s. Recently, Tamagotchi and Pac-Man teamed up to bring a special design in honour of Pac-Mans 40th Anniversary. This is for someone who is already in their 30s and still freaks out over nintendo and other classic games. They are a 90s kid and have mentioned a simpler time when they played the Tamagotchi before there were cell phones. They will enjoy this retro mashup of 80s favorite arcade game Pac-Man and 90s favorite virtual pet toy Tamagotchi.
The PhoneSoap 3 UV Smartphone Sanitizer cleans and sanitizes your phone from nasty germs and bacteria that you pick up from your environment every day. This is for someone who enjoys gadgets and technology. Best for the germ conscious (but who isn't these days?).
The POWERUP attaches to your home-made paper airplane, allowing it to fly further and longer by remotely controlling it with your phone. This is ideal for an older generation who folded paper airplanes for fun before there were remote controlled toys. They are old school enough to think that this is way more cooler than a drone. This will make a fun father-and-son gift as it is not a straight-out-of-the-box toy. After designing and building the airplane, it will take some practice to get the hang of flying it successfully.
The Geeky Chef Cookbook contains recipes from the worlds of science fiction and fantasy with over 70 recipes of the most delicious and nerdiest eats. Featuring Star Wars, Discworld, The Avengers, Futurama, The Legend of Zelda and Harry Potter to name a few. This is going to be perfect for someone that is a sci-fi or fantasy fanatic and also loves spending time in the kitchen. This will make a great party theme for fellow geeks to enjoy.
Genius Dice is a unique, handmade design where the wood segments represent the numerical values of a classic dice. It is for someone who collects and enjoys playing board games or other dice-based games.
The OFFBITS are build-it-yourself robots made of up-cycled components. You can even add your own variety of spare parts from your toolbox. This is the perfect gift for someone who likes to fiddle and build things with their hands. They will be thrilled with the idea that you can create endless designs using your own imagination and creativity.
We hope you enjoyed reading through our list and discovered the perfect gift for you geek friend!