Got a geek in your life that you want to surprise, but can’t, for the life of you figure out what to gift him/her? Well, worry not, my friends, because we’re here to be your guides. We’ll also help make this list fairly under the budget so you aren’t breaking the bank. By the end of this guide, you’ll know what to get your geek friends and have them love you! No more fretting.
To be quite honest, I think it’s fairly simple to get gifts for a person who’s somewhat of a geek. If you find out what kind of geek they are, I think it’ll get easier to understand what kind of gift they would love. There are different kinds of geeks, there are geeks who are into TV shows, and there are geeks that are into comic books. There are geeks that are into gaming, yet there are also geeks who are into tech stuff. So, we’ll diversify the list so you can appeal to each type, but first you have to ascertain which category your friend/family member/significant other falls into.
For the Tech/Gaming Geeks in Your Life:
Available at Best Buy: $39.99
If someone considers himself somewhat of a tech geek, then it is almost a sure possibility that they are almost always tweaking with their Android phones. Now, with Android phones, they usually have the possibility of adding in extra memory via SD cards. I can NOT specify the amount of times I’ve run out of memory and had to delete so many pictures. One could always take the Cloud route, but that incurs monthly payments. Plus, if you get someone an SD card with 64 gigs, they won’t even have to buy the more expensive model of a specific set which would promise them more storage space. The receiver of the gift will LOVE you for this!
Available at Dell: $99.99
Virtual Reality only seemed like a plausible idea in movies and Anime… until now. This VR set works with most of the new Samsung models and it is fantastic! My friend recently tried the free VR kit he got with his S7 Edge and he was just so taken aback by how realistic the world was! Technology sure is taking leaps and bounds with its progress! It has legitimately been the dream of any geek to experience Virtual Reality firsthand, and this kit will let them do just that.
Available at Amazon: $99
I honestly LOVED playing on the Kinect on my Xbox 360. Just Dance 2014 was a great work out and it was one of the most fun indulgences I have ever had. So, get your geek friend’s butt moving with the upgraded Kinect which works with the Xbox One – and consider joining in! There are newer games on the newer console, and if someone you know owns an Xbox One, consider getting them a Kinect, too. All games on the Kinect are so much fun and are amazing at gatherings because so many people get to play. Plus, it might help your lovable geek get some exercise, too! Alternatively, you could get this Kinect for a friend who owns the Xbox 360, comes with a game.
Available at Brookstone: $129.99
This is something most Anime fans would like as well, since most Anime series have the Neko (‘cat’ in Japanese) girls. These headphones look spectacular and would tug at the aesthetic sense of most people. More than that, they function as BOTH headphones AND speakers. The LED lights make you look like you just stepped out from some Vocaloid hologram. Great gift, and you can choose from lots of different colors!
Available at Brookstone: $79.99
Most geeks love their phones and tablets, so they are bound to have lots of them. So, be a pal and help them charge their devices. God knows how many times I have run out of battery, so something like this would be super handy and would help them keep things more organized, too!
Available at Brookstone: $99.99
Know anyone with a passion for photography (who also coincidentally happens to own a 6S?) but no money to buy a DSLR? Fret not, and help your friend take professional photographs with the OlloClip! The bonus is that it also works as a case for the whole phone!
For the Comic Book/TV Show geeks in your life:
Available at Target: $29.99
No one’s too old for a night light! Got yourself a Marvel fan at home? Give them the power of the son of Asgard! This light is a hit with children and adults alike.
Available at Warrior Jackets: $129.99
Fancy yourself a Merc with a mouth? Get your geek friend a deadpool jacket if they’re into Marvel. He’s one of the funniest characters from the franchise and also was one of the most enjoyable characters on-screen as well. This jacket could also be used to complete a Deadpool cosplay.
Available at Hot Topic: $63.60
Doctor Who is nothing short of a cult classic, and anyone who loves the show is all too familiar with TARDIS – which each doctor uses for the purposes of traveling time. Conveniently, it looks like a phone booth and now you (or whoever you are gifting this to) can too! This can be used for cosplay as well as everyday wear as well, it’s that versatile.
Available at ThinkGeek: $14.99
DC fans, thought we’d miss you out? Na. This clever T-shirt reminds us of the Batman theme song that we all know and love, while incorporating the periodic table. Sheer genius. Na NaNaNa Batman!
Well, I hope this guide helped you out in deciding what to pick for your loved ones. Just get to know them better and these people will always have a lot to say about what they’re so invested in and you will have a better idea of what to get accordingly. Good luck!