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We all have at least one among our family and friends. Who am I talking about? I’m talking about a nerd of course! There is an estimate out there that one in ten Americans is either a nerd or a closet nerd, so if your ten friends and family aren’t nerds, it may be you! The important thing is that you’re looking for nerd gifts or geek gifts and that’s what our list is all about.
Nerd gifts are specialty gifts that only a nerd could love and are typically science, superhero, computer, gadget, electronics, science fiction, computer game or fantasy game-related. They are typically made up of geek gadgets or nerd devices, but there are other types as well. Although most probably think of them as gifts for men or cool gadgets for men, women have not escaped the nerd gene and many love gifts for nerds.
We searched everywhere for nerd gifts that only a geek could love, and we think we found a list of 25 that will knock their white socks off.
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Take a look through our list and see if one of these nerd gifts is the best gift for your nerd!
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This CHOETECH SUNPOWER 19W 2-Port Solar Phone Charger features a high-efficiency solar conversion rate that will allow your giftee to go virtually anywhere in the great outdoors like the park, camping, tailgating, sporting events, and many more without having to worry about running out of power. They simply spread out the panels or attach to their pack using the rugged, built-in stainless steel eyelets, plug in their devices, and the charge will do the rest. Your giftee will get dual 5V/2.4A ports designed for a wide variety of portable electronic devices and it will auto-detect Galaxy S7/S7 Edge, iPad Pro, iPhone 6S/6/6 Plus, Nexus 5X/6P devices and more. It’s very compact and lightweight measuring only 10.2 x 6.3 x 0.7 inches folded and weighing in at only 16.9 oz. The panels can really take a beating thanks to their industrial-strength PET plastic-faced solar panels and the high-wear polyester canvas outer cover. Their devices will be protected from damage by both short-circuit and surge protection. It also comes with a long 18-month limited warranty.
Getting friends and family together for games is one of the most fun things to do. How about a game that actually uses real-life Google Autocomplete searches as the basis for a game? Your nerd will love the nerdy Query the Game gift. It’s perfect for teens and adults as an ice breaker to make new friends or for playing with their closest friends. In this hilarious game, the dealer chooses a Query card to read which has a query beginning such as “Does a se…” or “When it rains what…” Each card also lists four endings actually taken from Google Autocomplete searches. The endings are funny and that sparks laughter, that only stops with beginning of each new card. It comes with 300 double-sided cards, 6 dry erase markers, 6 dry erase answer boards, and a dry erase Query Master score sheet.
Winner of the Gift of the Year Award in 2013 in the Branded/Character category, Paladone Tetris Constructible Light USA reminds everyone of the game of Tetris beloved by people of all ages and cultures around the world. It’s deceptively simple which draws you in and then you’re addicted. The same could be aid for this Tetris Constructible Light that is made up of 7 interlocking tetromino pieces that can be stacked together in any combination to form a bright, neon magic-cube design. It’s fun to look at, fun to assemble and disassemble, and is a great geeky conversation piece for any room. The light turns on like magic when the pieces are stacked together and then off when they are disassembled.
Everyone loves to doodle, especially nerds, and the MYNT3D Professional Printing 3D Pen will allow your giftee to doodle, sketch, and paint in 3D creating amazing three-dimensional masterpieces with as much precision as they want. It features a variable extrusion speed with adjustable temperature control from 130-240 degrees C in 1-degree increments that helps fine tune the thickness and flow rate of the extruded material. It also has a large OLED display to help them monitor the heat and help them create a range of special effects. They get a complete 3D drawing kit including a lightweight, ergonomic, precision-crafted stylus, ABS plastic material in 3 colors, and a 100-240V AC 50/60Hz adapter. It can be used safely while doodling on the porch or deck outdoors in addition to indoors. When that special nerd idea comes to mind, let them turn that into a 3D work of art.
No nerd should be without a multi-tool. It comes in handy in so many nerd situations like constructing science projects or find their way out of sticky situations. The only multi-tool for your nerd is the award-winning Leatherman 83102 Super Tool 300 Multi-Tool. Recommended by Scouting Magazine, Military Times, and Popular Science, this Leatherman has 19 integrated tools in a very compact design measuring only 4-1/2 inches closed and weighing only 9.6 oz. Designed to be equally easy to use with gloves or not it has an easy-grip body and some tools that are subject to wear are actually replaceable. The body and handles are made from heavy-duty, durable, heat-treated, high-carbon stainless steel for superior wear resistance and it comes with a premium, protective universal nylon and leather sheath so they will be able to take it everywhere. Complete with two sets of extra-strong pliers (needle-nose and regular), two knives (420HC clip-point straight edge and 420HC sheepsfoot serrated), a wood/metal file, saw, electrical crimpers, both bottle and can openers, 9-inch/22-cm ruler, awl with thread loop, wire stripper, three sets of wire cutters (154CM replaceable standard cutters, 154CM replaceable hard-wire cutters, and stranded cutters), and four screwdrivers (5/16-inch, 7/32-inch, 1/8-inch, and Phillips, your nerd will have a mini-toolbox in the palm of their hand.
One of the coolest new gifts that any nerd would love is the PowerLead Flat F400 Wireless Bluetooth 4.1 Levitating Sound X-1 Speaker. The 5W speaker literally floats above the base as if defying gravity and can rotate 360 degrees. It makes a great icebreaker and conversation piece and it not only looks cool; it has some built-in modern technology that makes it a great wireless speaker. It has 3D surround effect aided by its special guide cone design and an NFC function which allows them to simply place their smartphone or tablet close to the speaker to pair with it automatically. It charges through a built-in USB port in the base which can also be used to charge portable electronic device. High-quality construction and materials means they will be able to enjoy their music for years to come and it comes with a 12-month limited warranty with 30-days free exchange. It comes with a charger, a USB cable, and a charging cradle. Perfect for your nerd, by them the gift of a technological music masterpiece.
Nothing says nerd like carbon fiber and especially carbon fiber accessories like the Common Fibers Men’s Max Real Carbon Fiber Bi-fold Wallet. It’s not just made from lightweight, high-strength, aerospace-grade carbon fiber, has a tough rip-stop interior, and it’s also sleek and functional. It comes with 6 credit card slots, 2 hidden compartments, a cash fold all integrated into a thin wallet design. Security is important these days more than ever and one risk is the possibility that someone might steal your credit card information from a distance while you walk by. This wallet comes with built-in standard RFID protection. It’s also nice that it’s handmade in the USA.
Nerds don’t use jumper cables. They choose to carry a portable compact lithium battery booster like the Antigravity Batteries AG-XP-1 Multi-Function Power Supply and Jump Starter. An Antigravity Batteries battery jump starter is a device that allows you to start your vehicle quickly and safely when it has a dead battery without jumper cables, a Good Samaritan, or a donor vehicle. They are all the rage because they don’t just boost your battery, they are capable of charging portable electronic devices like mobile phones, cameras, tablets, PDAs, and GPSs, and have a built-in high-power LED emergency flashlight that can send emergency signals. Your nerd will love this model because it’s the world’s smallest at only 6 x 2-7/8 x 1 inches and very lightweight at only 13 oz. That’s small enough to fit anywhere in their car or even in a pocket. Despite its diminutive stature, it’s very powerful even capable of starting V8-powered light trucks. Maybe most importantly, it’s safer than jumper cables incorporating over-charge, over-discharge, and automatic power-off protection. It comes with a variety of tips to fit a large number of portable electronic devices and a convenient carrying case. Give your nerd the power to jump start their own vehicle or charge their phone.
No nerd these days should be without their very own 3D desktop printer and a perfect example is the Alunar 3D Desktop Printer. Made by Alunar, pioneers in 3D printers, this model features revolutionary technology and only the highest quality components. Particularly appealing for those on a budget, this model has excellent usability and performance as well. It doesn’t matter if your nerd is an advanced user or a newbie, the printer is easy to setup and use and is capable of supporting the needs of personal, business, or educational use. When you buy your nerd this gift, you’re also buying them something they have to assemble which will enhance their experience and give them a much better understanding of how it works. If you would rather get your giftee an assembled gift, they also make a 3D printer that is already assembled. Help your nerd achieve his 21st century dreams! Get him a desktop 3D printer!
The future is no longer in the future when it comes to virtual reality (VR) glasses, goggles, and headsets. If your nerd doesn’t already have a VR headset, it’s up to you to correct that injustice. The HooToo 3D VR Headset with Magnetic Trigger is the perfect choice. A VR headset will allow your nerd to display 3D films, amazing 360 degree interactive photos and videos, and dedicated VR websites. This is an entry-level model for the budget-minded, but even so it features a lightweight, balanced design, a fully-adjustable focal length (2.1-2.9 inches) to accommodate almost everyone’s vision, super wide 102-degree field of vision, maximum heat dissipation to protect their phone, and an ergonomically placed magnetic button for extra control. Your nerd will love this headset that will transforms their smartphone into a reality-shattering portal. Get them the gift of the 21st century so far.
Nerds only please. The DCI Matte Black Powder Coated Metal Mathematics Blackboard Pop Quiz Clock will only be read by true nerds. It features hours marked by a simple-for-nerds math problem that yields the time when solved. This battery operated clock is a full 11-1/2 inches in diameter and has a blackboard-like matte black powder coated metal finish. Your nerd will be the only one in the room that knows the time. This unique gift is sure to make your nerd feel special whenever they tell time.
The Messy Desk Designs Keyboard Waffle Iron is a unique gift designed for nerds that love breakfast. It is a true waffle iron that will make the best waffles in the shape of a computer keyboard. Finally, the internet has merged artificial intelligence with breakfast to create some really geeky food. Don’t be fooled. This is no gag gift. This diecast aluminum, non-stick, easy-to-clean iron with its comfortable heat-resistant curved Bakelite handles has a unique wide format plate that will give your giftee delicious Belgian-style waffles in the shape of a QWERTY computer keyboard. Just make the batter, pour, and waffles! Designed to be used with a kitchen stove backyard BBQ, or outdoor camping grill it has no cords making it easy to carry to any breakfast get-together. It even comes with a free digital recipe book that will have your nerd making amazing classic, paleo, vegan, and gluten-free waffles in addition to hash browns, paninis, brownies, and more. Give your breakfast-loving nerd a one-of-a-kind gift that they will use for years to come.
Coffee and energy drinks are an essential part of a nerd’s survival kit, so why not get them a Premium Laboratory Beaker Mug that let them geek out while enjoying their coffee? This 14-oz. capacity real laboratory beaker mug features borosilicate glass construction, is dishwasher safe, and features the words Powered by Caffeine, a Caffeine molecule, and a funny level of consciousness graduated scale on the exterior. Coffee is a chemical compound like everything else and your nerd will want to show off that fact every time they drink a cup. Get them a gift that they use over and over to replenish their stores when their coffee-low light comes on.
What can you say about this Lego Series 7 Computer Programmer Mini Figure? It’s really the perfect gift for the nerd programmer in your life. They can add it to their collection of Lego figures or let it stand alone on their desk to proudly declare their nerdness. If you’re not a programming nerd, you probably won’t understand how meaningful this Lego gift is and how much they will appreciate it. Give them the nerd gift that they will identify with and love.
Drone quadcopters are all the rage and nothing says nerd like the UDI Freedom U32 RC Mini Quadcopter Drone RTF. Don’t let the size put you off. This is one powerful, capable drone that’s perfect for beginners and experts alike. It features a highly elastic, protective frame, strong stable motors, and lightweight 8-oz. design that excludes it from FAA registration. The frame protects the propellers in flight promising this ultra-durable quadcopter a long flying career. It’s no slouch in maneuverability with 4-channel functionality that can produce awesome stunts and tricks including flips. Easy to fly, it has a one-touch Return Home function and built-in 180-degree right flip, 180-degree left flip, and 360-degree flip functionality that will make them look like professionals right off the bat. It comes with a bonus battery for double the flying time and has built-in LED lights that will make it fun to fly at night. Get your nerd hours and hours of fun that may lead them to bigger and better things.
Randall Munroe could be called the funny leader of the geeks because of his huge, passionate following on his xkcd.com website and his hilarious stick-figure drawings about science, technology, language, and love. Over the years, people have asked him many strange questions that push the boundaries of the mind and he finally decided to answer some of them by running computer simulations, poring over stacks of declassified military research memos, solving a bevy of differential equations, and consulting with nuclear reactor operators. He has compiled his answers in a thought-provoking, masterful, hilarious, comic-filled book called “Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions” that should be on every nerd’s shelf. Your giftee will find new and never-before-answered questions along with updated and expanded versions of the most popular answers on his website. Give the gift of mind-blowing answers.
Nothing will look nerdier than a Set of 6 Blank Labeled Retro 3.5-Inch Floppy Disk Silicone Drink Coasters sitting on their coffee table, end table, or nightstand. Each disk is its own non-slip, soft high-end silicone, heat-resistant drink coaster that has been formed in the shape of a life sized 1.44MB floppy disk. Now your nerd can save their furniture while impressing family and friends with this reminder of the good ole days of computing. Each six-pack features diskettes in four colors including blue, red, black, and grey with empty labels begging for a retro comment. They are eco-friendly, top-rack dishwasher safe, microwave-safe, freezer safe, are even suitable for outdoor use, and will work just as well as spoon rests, barware sets, or table pads. Give your giftee a retro gift that they will love to show off.
What could be better than an 8-Inch Touch and Sound Activated Plasma Nebula Ball Lightning Electricity Party Light? It’s the kind of gift that everyone will want to play with and is a great ice breaker or conversation piece. It responds to touch, music, and voices creating beautiful swirling formations of lightning. When your giftee touches this large ball the lightning will follow their motions and when placed in sound mode it will react to music and voices with rhythmical flashes of lightning that will mesmerize everyone. Suffice it to say that this is a very cool gift.
#19 – RAVPower FileHub Plus, Versatile Wireless Travel Router, SD Card USB Reader Portable Hard Drive Companion, DLNA NAS Sharing Media Streamer 6000mAh External Battery Pack
Nerds love multi-function technology and maybe the perfect multi-function example is the RAVPower FileHub Plus Wireless Travel Router, Portable Hard Drive Companion, Media Streamer, and Power Pack. All of this fits in a very transportable, lightweight package that your giftee will carry everywhere with them. This RAVPower model features a built-in dual-band travel router that turns any wired network into a wireless one, a powerful 6000 mAh power bank for recharging portable electronic devices, an SD card USB reader and Media Streamer that allows them to stream media to up to 5 mobile devices simultaneously, a portable hard drive companion that supports reading USB hard drives up to 4TB and SD/SDHC/SDXC cards up to 256GB, and a Wi-Fi extender that lets you share hotspot access with all your family and friends. This is truly an amazing device that can solve so many of your giftee’s technology problems while traveling. Get them the MacGyver of electronic devices.
These days mouse pads are a statement accessory allowing computer users like nerds to show everyone their style. Nerds tend to be gamers and PC gamers know how important the right mouse pad or mat can be to the whole experience. The Razer Firefly Hard Gaming Mouse Mat features a hard, micro-textured finish with an optimized, consistent reflective surface for the best possible in-game responsiveness, speed, and pin-point precision. It even has built-in Razer Chroma customizable lighting along the left, right, and bottom giving it infinite personalization options. Your nerd can choreograph a whole spectrum of effects with 16.8 million color choices that will add to their gaming sessions.
If you’re not sure what bitcoin is, you could ask your nerd. Suffice it to say that if your giftee is into bitcoin, they need the KeepKey Simple Bitcoin Hardware Wallet. This USB device is designed to store and secure their bitcoins using bank-grade security. Featuring an interactive OLED display and confirmation button that allows them to review and approve every bitcoin transaction, it virtually eliminates the threat from virtual attackers like malware or viruses that try to steal bitcoins. It works in conjunction with bitcoin wallet software on their computer to take over the management of private key generation, private key storage, and transaction signing. PIN-protected, the device is useless to thieves if it is stolen and can be safely recovered without compromising the private keys. If they dabble in other coins, they will get support from KeepKey for Testnet, Litecoin, Namecoin, Dogecoin, and Dash. Get your bitcoin-loving giftee a device that will protect their investment.
The latest thing is to stream digital media in Full HD to a flat screen TV or projector from a laptop, PC, cable, Netflix, YouTube, PS4, or Xbox One. Wireless video transmitters make this possible and the Nyrius ARIES Prime Wireless Video HDMI Transmitter Receiver is a great example. If your nerd has any of these devices, it’s almost guaranteed that at some point they have wanted to watch the content on their HDTV instead of their portable device. You just can’t beat the screen size. It’s like the difference between watching a movie on a small TV and watching it in the theater on a giant screen. This model will let your giftee watch all of their content, even 3D, in razor sharp, uncompressed full HD 1080p video with no loss of picture quality. The digital signal can be transmitted through walls, ceilings, and floors. Easy to setup and use, it’s plug and play with no software required. Give your nerd the gift of media freedom by getting them a wireless media transmitter and received.
Sure, everyone has a flash drive, not just nerds, but few have the Special Edition Cryptex 16GB USB Flash Drive. This flash drive is actually a special container penned by renowned designer Stanislav Tatarinov and engineered in accordance with the original sketches of Leonardo da Vinci, with a mechanical combination lock similar to ones used hundreds of years ago to protect their secrets. Your giftee will use its 5 rotating rings with letters or digits to access their USB flash drive or other secrets. Only your nerd will know the code that unlocks access. This is not only a great way to protect data, but it’s also a fun device that makes using a flash drive much more interesting. It features metal and bonded leather construction, has an included velvet storage pouch, and comes with a 16GB USB 3.0 flash drive already inside.
Inside every geek or nerd is the desire to be a Jedi Knight. Now your giftee can settle disputes the old-fashioned way with the Star Wars Lightsaber Thumb Wrestling Ring. Actually a book that converts into a battleground, your giftee will get hours of fun fighting thumb-wrestling masters or schooling their apprentices. They just Velcro on a blue or red lightsaber, open the book to one of seven durable Star Wars classic battle boards, stick their thumb through the hole, and wrestle to victory. Give this fun gift that will let them dream of being a Jedi Knight while kicking some serious thumb.
Every nerd has owned or wanted to own an electric slot racer racetrack to battle with friends. The future of racetracks has hit the market and it lets them use their mobile devices to challenge friends in a game of skill that doesn’t require slots and is completely customizable. They will race robotic supercars of the future Skull and GroundShock that come with unique weapon systems and AI technology in the Anki Overdrive Racing Starter Kit. It comes with everything your racer will need (except iOS or Android device) to take command of real robotic racecars on epic battlefields that go together in seconds. Expand the battle with additional cars or customize their cars to improve speed, weapons capability, and defensive tools using in-game upgrades. Nobody around to play? They can go head-to-head with artificial intelligence-controlled Commanders to challenge for supremacy in an Anki OVERDRIVE Tournament. To get started all they have to do is open the starter kit, build a battlefield, download the Anki OVERDRIVE app to their iOS or Android device, and start racing. Get them the newest racing experience that features endless combinations of racing action with multiple battle and race modes.
As a bonus, we couldn’t leave the Rock ‘Em Sock ‘Em Robots: Batman v. Superman Edition off our list. Inspired by the popular Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice movie, it’s a new twist on an old classic. Everyone loves Rock ‘Em Sock ‘Em Robots, but now Batman and Superman are duking it out. Your nerd will try to move the two legendary superheroes into position and hammer the other until their block goes flying. Well-placed hits will even send the other hero right off the platform. Battle action is enhanced with realistic sounds and jaw-jolting action until finally the perfect punch triggers the victorious K.O. sound. Your giftee will control the intensity of battle with their thumb speed and expert battling skills. Get them exciting boxing action where superheroes maneuver and fight to the finish.
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