17 Smart Gifts For Nerds That They Will Geek Out Over

If you have a geek friend, you’re already well aware that they’re into all sorts of crazy stuff. But while some love playing video games 24/7, others are into more “sciency” things like tech gadgets or science books. To make your job super easy, here’s a list of the best gifts that any nerd will love – weird bizarreness included.

NES Retro Game Console

If there are two things geeks love is video games and everything retro. So imagine them going wild if you give them something that has both!

You can’t call yourself a gaming geek and not know of the classic Nintendo Entertainment System. The console comes gaming-ready with classics such as Super Mario, Pacman, Donkey Kong, and Legend of Zelda. 

What more is there to say except “Wazoo!” Your friend will get it.


The Book of Crazy Facts and Trivia

If you spent more than five minutes chatting to your geek friend (and you have), you know they are all about obscure trivia.

So why not make their bag of crazy facts even richer with the book that’s all about trivia? 

Crazy Facts packs history, movies, science, and yes, even space trivia into one big book. And you know how nerds are when it comes to space.


Star Trek Mug

Some people love Star Trek, and others pledge their allegiance to Star Wars. But a true nerd speaks Klingon and writes in Aurebesh. 

And like everybody else, a nerd loves a warm cup of tea from time to time. To put it simply, you can’t go wrong with a Star Trek mug or the Star Wars alternative.


Star Wars Boba Fett Figurine

So that Star Wars fans don’t feel left out, it’s time to talk about figurines. Figures decorate every nerd room, but a real nerd can never have enough.

Since we’re all nerds here, you can take our word that they will love the Boba Fett figurine

Just look at it! He’s the most fearsome bounty hunter ever, and best of all, you don’t need to travel to a galaxy far, far away to get one.


Raspberry Pi Computer

Time to get serious, and by serious, we mean computers. What might look like useless junk to you to your nerd friend is the door to a whole new world.

Raspberry Pi is a fantastic gadget that plugs in any monitor and allows the user to explore computing, learn programming languages, and all that computer stuff.

If you don’t see your friend for weeks after giving them this, that means they are going places. So you might want to stick to that friend because you just kickstarted their life career.


Audible Subscription

Yeah, the average nerd is all about books. But even they have only 24 hours in a single day.

Nevertheless, nobody has the right to strip them from the sweet feeling of learning new stuff wherever they go.

Getting them the Audible subscription means one of two things. Either they will spend the rest of their days with headphones on, or you just created your very own book summary machine.

Either way, it’s a win-win for both of you.


Mathematical Formula Pillow

It might come as a surprise, but even nerds sleep. Trust us, we checked. 

Although night owls, everybody needs to rest their brain. That goes for intelligent people as well. To ensure they don’t wake up with a stiff neck, they need a quality pillow.

What can be better than a pillow, you ask? Well, a science pillow tricked out with scientific doodles, of course.


Vintage Never Forget T-Shirt

Maybe you noticed a friend wearing the same shirt one time too often. 

Everyone needs to fresh up their wardrobe, so you might help them do it in style. It’s unlikely that your geek friend will settle for a Nike t-shirt, so you need something that’s down their alley. 

The vintage never forget t-shirt has everything. It’s stylish, it’s comfortable, and it won’t end up gathering dust in your friend’s drawer.


Wooden DIY Music Robot

Yeah, we know, geeks love robots—what a surprise. 

Just because it’s a cliche, that doesn’t mean you can’t be original with your robot gift. Not only will you be gifting a cool steam-punk robot, but it’s a robot your friend can assemble.

Don’t forget to mention that each piece is laser-cut with super precision—geeks love that. And let’s be honest, the figure will look fabulous no matter where you put it.


Handheld Mini Arcade Game Machine

Back in the ’80s, it wasn’t possible to buy an arcade machine as a gift. Those things cost a small fortune.

Fortunately, you’re looking for a gift in the 21st century. There’s no need to spend hundreds of dollars on an incredible gift.

We can’t even start to describe how cool this mini arcade machine is. On second thought, we can. It comes with 200 preloaded games, and it fits any nerd’s pocket.

Yes, everybody plays games on their phone now. But that’s precisely why your friend will feel special if you get them this sweet arcade machine.


Batman Leather Keychain

Have you wondered how come Batman never loses any of his gadgets? We’re sure your friend has.

We’re assuming your friend isn’t a crime-fighting vigilante, but we know they lost their keys at least a couple of times. Probably somewhere between watching a Batman movie and heading out.

This Batman keychain will make sure that it never happens again, especially if they dress up in a costume and jump from building to building every night.


Pandemic Board Game

Just because you’re buying a gift doesn’t mean you can’t buy something you will enjoy as well. Naturally, you don’t have to let your friend know about that.

What’s great about Pandemic is that you don’t play against one another. You play as a team of brave scientists who are trying to stop a dangerous disease.

Nothing says friendship like fighting a worldwide pandemic together.


Lord of the Rings Vinyl Clock

What time is it? It’s time to get the best gift for any Lord of the Rings fan. Conveniently, this Lord of the Rings clock also tells time. A true shocker.

We’re assuming your friend already has every LotR book and video game that there is. 

But we’re sure they didn’t think of buying a cool-looking clock to decorate their room wall. Just make sure to set up the time right.


Space Exploration Galaxy Puzzle

Many people find puzzles boring. Fortunately, your geek friend isn’t one of them, and we’re hoping you like them too.

The only way you can go wrong is if you buy a puzzle of some cheesy romance scene. You know, a couple kissing in the rain and such.

To ensure you don’t make that mistake, we advise you to go with the space exploration puzzle set. It’s zero romance and 100% space.


Star Wars Millennium Falcon Tie

Your friend probably isn’t the one to dress fancy. But the day to put a tie will come, even for that nerdy friend playing video games all day.

It might not be today, and it might not be tomorrow. But to make sure your friend doesn’t panic at that fateful moment, you might as well get them a tie now. 

Oh, did we mention it’s a Star Wars Millennium Falcon tie? Thank us later.


Floppy Disk Coasters

Here’s something for people who like to keep it simple and clean.

If you ever played a board game with your friend, you know how nervous they get when you put your beverage inches away from the game board.

One moment you’re enjoying a game. A second later, your friend is charging in with napkins like a raging bull.

To make sure the next board game night goes peacefully, get them floppy disk coasters. A clean table equals a long-lasting friendship.


Nintendo Labo Toy-Con

We’re not going to sugarcoat this. If you decide to get this gift, please call us to join the fun.

It’s too late to buy your friend a Nintendo Switch because they likely already have one. Or two.

What you can get them is Nintendo Labo Toy-Con. This combines video games, DIY, team playing, and virtual reality into one big bag of awesome.

To put it mildly, it turns your friend’s favorite video game console into a real-life experience.


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