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    Updated on Dec 6, 2019. Posted on Nov 28, 2019

    31 Gloriously Geeky Gifts For The Biggest Nerd You Know

    ♫ Deck the halls with fandom merch, falalalalalalalala ♫

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    1. A dancing Groot bobblehead who'll guard their desk or dashboard just like he guards the galaxy.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Get it from Amazon for $10.99.

    2. A real-life invisibility cloak (!!!) that comes with a code for an app that'll allow them to use the cloak like a green screen to take Muggle-world-defying pics and videos. The least they could do to thank you would be to sneak into the Restricted Section and find some scoop on Nicolas Flamel for you.

    Amazon

    You guys I am straight-up sobbing rn because it actually comes with a little note that says "Use it well." in Dumbledore's handwriting. 😭 Seriously, the packaging is gorgeous and perfect for gifting to someone to make them feel like they're living Harry's first Christmas at Hogwarts. It even comes with a little tripod to help them capture the magic!

    Promising review: "First of all, I have never seen my kids run to the door when Amazon delivered a package like they ran for this one! We're HUGE Harry Potter fans, so this was something they wanted as soon as they heard about it. It did not disappoint. There was a little learning curve in taking the photo (where the cloak makes you disappear) just because you really DO need to keep the camera super steady, but it was fun seeing the floating head in the photos. The green side of the cape makes you disappear (like a green screen does on a TV) and the other side you can just wear as a costume. I have a feeling one of the kids will be wearing this for Halloween. All in all, a really fun piece of Harry Potter nostalgia." —Carolyn West

    Get it from Amazon for $74.99.

    3. The Art of Disney: The Golden Age (1937-1961) card book, a collection of 100 gorgeous postcards with artwork from different stages of the animation process of classic Disney films. It's basically a history of Disney in a box, so prepare for geeky gushing.

    amazon.com, Amazon

    Promising review: "These are absolutely amazing postcards that show all the hard work that went into the classic Disney films. The postcards feature scenes, concept art, character designs and backgrounds from some of Disney's most iconic films. The images are beautifully presented and the cards and are perfect for framing or sending! The set contains postcards from films like Snow White, Pinocchio, Sleeping Beauty, Peter Pan, 101 Dalmatians, Cinderella, and Alice in Wonderland. They're a must-have for hardcore Disney, animation, or art fanatics!" —OSU Fan

    Get it from Amazon for $18.56 (postcard sets also available in other themes, like the women of Star Wars or Pixar art).

    4. A Bob's Burgers wall calendar so they can ring in 2020 with their faithful friends the Belchers.

    Amazon

    Each month features a LOL-worthy screenshot and quote from the show, plus it comes with STICKERS!

    Get it from Amazon for $13.49.

    5. The Geeky Chef Cookbook: Real-Life Recipes for Your Favorite Fantasy Foods for anyone who has ever wanted to try Romulan ale or pumpkin pasties IRL, or who needs motivation to step away from their books and games and actually cook for once.

    Amazon, amazon.com

    Promising review: "I love this book. If you watch sci-fi or fantasy shows then this is the book for you! I love that there's a combination of recipes from all sorts of fandoms like Firefly, Futurama, Legend of Zelda, Game of Thrones, Harry Potter, etc. When the title says 'geeky' it lives true to its word. The recipes are decent as well. I've made a few for my children and their friends and they were quite the hit. So many recipes, so little time." —kwilliams

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99.

    6. And a set of appropriately fandom-themed wooden cooking utensils they can use to make cooking even more fun.

    Amazon

    The set comes with a spoon, slotted spoon, single hole spoon, a slotted spatula, and a curved spatula.

    Promising review: "The hubby ordered them as a surprise when he saw I'd been looking at them on here. I'm not sure yet about the durability because I haven’t used them enough, but visually, they are stunning. They look way better than I expected, and I absolutely love them!" —kevin martinez

    Get a set of five from Amazon for $14.29+ (available in 11 designs, including Star Wars, Harry Potter, and The Nightmare Before Christmas).

    7. A Hawkins Middle School A.V. Club sweatshirt to comfort your friend who feels like their world will be turned ~upside down~ once Stranger Things ends.

    Amazon

    On a scale of one to ten, they'll rate this gift an Eleven.

    Promising review: "I love this sweatshirt! I'm not exaggerating when I say I was waiting by the mailbox for this to arrive. I'm 5'7" and weigh 165 lbs. and bought a size medium. It fits perfectly. I have room in the arms but the bottom hemline stops right at my hips. This sweatshirt is pretty thin, but for Stranger Things geeks such as myself, it's a must-have. Love this thing!!!" —Meri

    Get it from Amazon for $20.95+ (available in sizes S-5X and in four colors).

    8. A Super Mario-themed chess set that comes with a bright board and super-detailed figurines, but unfortunately not with a flagpole onto which you can jump when you emerge victorious.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "We love this chess set! Honestly all the people in my household both large and small are geeks of one kind or another. We all game (except for the newborn of course) and we all love Super Mario Brothers. It is wonderful to go from a screen to having a game that we can touch. We homeschool, and chess is a logical game great for learning. It's a bonus that these pieces are very well made, as is the board. I have also purchased this game as a gift. I think this game, if kept intact, could last many many years. I know my husband would love to play this with me and the kids in our golden years and I can so see that happening!" —Kimberly Storms

    Get it from Amazon for $48.48.

    9. Squee-worthy Pickachu soap sure to be their best friend when it's their hygiene they must defend.

    3Ddreaming/Etsy

    Get a set of five from 3Ddreaming on Etsy for $11.59+ (available in five scents, with or without glitter, and in 39 colors).

    10. A geeky enamel pin or two (or more), because it's an empirical fact that there's nothing geeks love more than decorating their bags and con lanyards with flair.

    HappilyMoose/Etsy, SatmollyIllustration/Etsy

    Get the Heart of the Cards pin from HappilyMoose on Etsy for $12 and the Bughead pin from SatmollyIllustration on Etsy for $10.

    11. A Harry Potter origami book for the friend who's searching for a magical new hobby (or who just needs something to do with their hands other than munch Bertie Botts during their next HP movie marathon).

    Amazon

    It comes with special illustrated paper for each design, pages covering origami basics for before you get started, and tips on storing and preserving your creations!

    Check out more geeky finds under $10.

    Promising review: "I wasn't expecting much in this little origami book, but I just picked it up and I'm so excited. It's got gorgeous illustrations and imagery throughout. The step-by-step instructions are also full color and have the steps highlighted in circles, unlike the Star Wars or Pokémon origami books. The book suggests completing the projects in order and I agree — unless you're a master origami make you really have to do it like that! Perfect book." —Hannah B.

    Get it from Amazon for $7.29.

    12. A gorgeous set of three Aladdin makeup bags that'll make it easy for them to pack for their journey to a whole new world.

    Box Lunch

    Get it from Box Lunch for $23.92 (originally $29.90).

    13. A truly terrifying Pennywise mug with a creepy-yet-convenient balloon spoon that's sure to ~float~ any horror geek's paper boat.

    Hot Topic

    Get it from Hot Topic for $9.95 (originally $19.90).

    14. A LOL-worthy set of dry-erase magnets so they can make their fridge look like their beloved gaming console of yesteryear.

    Amazon, amazon.com

    Get a set of six magnets from Amazon for $24.99.

    15. Aww-worthy socks paying homage to Dobby that'll set any Harry Potter fan free and then make them cry.

    Amazon

    Get them from Amazon for $4.59+ (available in eight colors).

    16. A badass Wonder Woman tiara necklace to make them feel powerful every dang day.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "I love this necklace! It's a perfect accessory for my Wonder Woman dress or just to add a little geek chic touch to office clothes." —Ashley Q

    Get it from Amazon for $5.16.

    17. A gorgeous dragon-emblazoned mug any LOTR or GOT fan, or any other geek whose fandom can't be represented by one of the aforementioned acronyms, will love.

    pagepottery/Etsy

    Get it from pagepottery on Etsy for $48.

    18. A Black Panther-inspired necklace, which may not be made of genuine Vibranium, but will help ensure they never freeze.

    Amazon, amazon.com

    Get it from Amazon for $9.49.

    19. LOL-worthy Superman socks complete with a cape that'll have them saying "It's a bird, it's a plane, no...it's novelty footwear!"

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "A little snug but that helps keep them up under extreme wind conditions. The best part of them though is the extra LIFT I get from the cape keeping my ankles in a proper flying position for tight turns around buildings that otherwise might make me look dorky. All in all, I really love these socks and I will probably wear them till they eventually burn up in the atmosphere upon reentry." —Gunnboat

    Get them from Amazon for $8.73.

    20. A Nightmare Before Christmas wreath that they'd actually consider to be a ~dream~ to hang up before Christmas.

    Hot Topic

    Get it from Hot Topic for $24.95 (originally $49.90).

    21. A Tardis throw blanket any aspiring Time Lord (be they two- or four-legged) will wanna curl up with.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "My father is a huge Doctor Who fan so I got this blanket for him for Christmas to compliment his Doctor Who-themed study. He loves it and takes it all over the house. Great product!" —Richie Reviews

    Get it from Amazon for $20.14.

    22. A Triforce lamp for a gamer gift that totally Hy-rules.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "This was an awesome gift for my Zelda-obsessed sons and husband! It's the perfect nightlight, not too dim and not too bright. I love that it projects the Triforce symbol on the wall." —Ronald Callahan

    Get it from Amazon for $35.99.

    23. Pun-tastic Hamilton or Gilmore Girls colored pencils guaranteed to ~brighten~ every fan's day.

    Pop Colors

    The Hamilton pack includes colors like "Burrple" and "Your Daddy's Got $," while the Gilmore Girls one features shades such as "Jess Marooniano" and "Coffee in an I.V."

    Get the "Hamiltones" set or the "Oy With The Colors Already!" set (12 colors each) from Pop Colors for $14.95. Find more fandoms here, and find bundles that also come with fandom-themed coloring pages here!

    24. A cool Captain America backpack with plenty of pockets plus a laptop sleeve sure to become the new hero of your commute.

    Spencer's

    Get it from Spencer's for $54.99 (originally $109.99).

    25. Or a chic mini backpack that'll stand in Stark contrast to all the other significantly more boring gifts they'll get this year.

    Box Lunch

    Get it from Box Lunch for $44.79 (originally $68.90).

    26. A squee-worthy set of 10 Eeveelution enamel pins (including a *sparkly* Sylveon) so your fave Pokémon trainer really can catch 'em all.

    BonniesLab/Etsy

    Get it from BonniesLab on Etsy for $95.

    27. A cute mug sure to make them say, "You know me so well!"

    Human

    Get it from Human for $14.99+ (available in two sizes).

    28. Absolutely adorable slippers that just might be the Miyaza-key to keeping their ~toe~-toros warm this winter.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "These are very soft and comfortable. I bought a size 8.5 for my daughter who usually wears a size 7.5 and they fit perfectly! She was very happy to receive them as a gift." —Sheila R.

    Get them from Amazon for $19.78+ (available in four styles and three sizes).

    29. An "Inconspicuous fanfiction notebook" so your favorite author can jot down their ideas for new situations in which Archie and Jughead ABSOLUTELY HAVE TO share a bed.

    Redbubble

    Get it from Dork-Side-Inc on Redbubble for $12.62 (available with lined or graph paper).

    30. A Sherlock typography print featuring the iconic detective and printed with quotes from the show to prove you've got this geeky gift-giving thing on (Sher)lock.

    Amazon

    Get it from Amazon for $15.

    31. A Stark Industries baseball cap for anyone whose love for Tony is ~endgame~.

    Box Lunch

    Get it from Box Lunch for $23.12 (originally $28.90).

    Me when anyone gives me a gift not related to one of my fandoms tbh:

    Warner Bros.

    The reviews used in this post have been edited for length and clarity.

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