We all have at least one nerd or geek in our life. And shopping for them can either be the most fun experience you had in a while, or a complete nightmare – depending on whether you have inspiration and access to a variety of geek-approved items or not. When it comes to inspiration, we got you, bro! This ultimate gift list has it all – from science fiction fun, and bizarre oddities, to some serious and useful things we all need.
The useless box kit
If you haven’t heard about it, the useless machine, or the useless box kit is a device with a function, but no purpose whatsoever. It is intended to either make a philosophical point or to make some kind of intellectual joke. The person should assemble it by him/herself, it has a switch on top, and once the switch is flipped, a finger comes out and flips it the other way. And that’s it. That is all that this kit does. In other words, a useless box kit is the perfect gift for someone who always wonders what that switch does.
Food-shaped bath bombs
We all love food, especially attractive food such as glazed donuts, cupcakes and pizza. However, our waistlines don’t love the fact we love that food. That’s why a couple of smart engineers and scientists have invented food-shaped bath bombs – they have zero calories, but smell like our favorite baked goods, and their cute look adds fun to any space, especially bathrooms. You can even make them yourself.
Brainwave cat ears
Is your nerdy friend all about cosplaying? Well, with these, he/she is going to cosplay like never before. Conceived in Japan, these cat ears use research-grade brainwave technology in order to mimic cat ear twitching. If something catches the eye of a wearer, the ears are going to perk up. If the wearer is showing high interest in something, the ears will perk up and wiggle, and if he is chilled out, the ears will drop down. They are fun for cosplay parties, Halloween parties or for hanging out with real cats.
Minecraft foam sword or a Minecraft mask
If he/she is a Minecraft pro, there is no gift such as EVA foam Minecraft sword or a cardboard Minecraft Steve or Creeper mask. Perfect costume accessories as well as essential parts of any Minecraft memorabilia collection.
Periodic table shower curtain
If there is one thing nerds love, it is definitely learning – at all times. Even during shower sessions. This is why a periodic table shower curtain is the perfect geeky gift for your nerdy friend. Not only does it make a perfect addition to any true science lover’s bathroom, but it also presents the most productive way to prevent flooding the bathroom.
Keeping their technology safe is really important to our geeks. This is why an iPad clutch is a great gift idea. Get one with multiple partitions, so he/she can store things like their phone, notebook, charger, headphones and a couple of pens in there as well.
Does he/she constantly complain how outdated his/her laptop is and how he/she needs a new one? Is this an important occasion when you want to splurge a little bit extra on the gift? If the answer is yes, you should definitely get him/her an Asus Zenbook laptop – with its Intel core i5 7200U processor, 8 or 16 GB SDRAM (depending on the model) and illuminated keyboard, this laptop is the ultimate nerd fantasy.
Video swim mask
Science is simply amazing. Now, you can combine scuba diving with taking underwater photos and videos. If your nerdy buddy is a diving enthusiast, this is simply the perfect gift. It features goggle lenses with tempered glass, integrated waterproof digital camera and allows hands-free operation. Now everyone will have to believe him/her how big the jellyfish he/she saw was.
Did someone say retro? The iCade 8-bitty is a wireless controller for Android, iPhone and iPad that fits in your pocket and features 8 buttons for game controlling. It allows you to play dozens of retro games on the Atari app.
Inflatable tentacle arms
Fun and ridiculous, inflatable 3-foot-long tentacle arms are perfect for costume parties and casual walks around the block. And let’s be real here – all of us wanted to have tentacles instead of arms at least once in our life.
Is he/she a couch potato and at the same time a huge Marvel fan? If the answer is yes, there is no better gift than a cozy bathrobe inspired by his/her favorite hero.
How did you like these ideas? Which one is your favorite and do you have some more suggestions? Feel free to comment.