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57 Geeky Gifts Every Nerd Will Geek Out Over

Everyone loves at least one nerd or geek. You might be one yourself. Shopping for nerds and geeks is a lot of fun, especially when you have access to a variety of geek- and nerd-approved items. This list of gifts includes techie trinkets, science fiction fun, and bizarre oddities that will appeal to the geekiest people you know!

Useless Box

Useless Box

This box is absolutely useless, and serves no purpose at all except to confuse people. With a single switch on the top which visitors will be compelled to flick, they will be astounded (and a little freaked out) to see a finger creep out and switch it off again.

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NES Classic Edition

NES Classic Edition

Gaming geeks will go nuts for the NES Classic Edition, which is smaller than the original and comes preloaded with 30 games included old favorites such as PACMAN, Zelda, and Donkey Kong.

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Cheese Printer

Cheese Printer

They will literally be speechless when they rip off the paper and find this box inside. Totally genuine-looking, this box shows a gadget that can print pictures onto cheese, but much to their relief (or maybe disappointment) it is just hiding their real gift inside.

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3D Star Wars Lamp

3D Star Wars Lamp

The perfect gift for a Star Wars fan, this impressive lamp will look great on the nightstand or coffee table. Made from acrylic, when the lamp lights up it gives the illusion of being 3D, and because it is remote controlled, they can choose how they want the light to shine.

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Loot Crate Subscription Box

Loot Crate Subscription Box

Give a gift that lasts all year with a subscription to Loot Crate, who will send a treasure trove of geeky gifts based on whichever fandom your lucky recipient favors.

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World's Smallest Violin

World's Smallest Violin

This geek gift could be given to those who are always looking for sympathy, those who refuse to give it out, or the virtuoso in your crowd. Presented in a sweet instrument case, this tiny violin replica is hand crafted in exquisite detail, and comes complete with a miniature bow.

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Infinity Cube

Infinity Cube

Fidgets will have their hands full with the Infinity Cube. Perfect for relieving stress and anxiety, the Infinity Cube is also a great replacement for unwanted habits like nail biting. Small enough to fit in the palm of the hand, they can constantly rearrange the cube in endless configurations.

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Super Nintendo Mini

Super Nintendo Mini

This cloned video game system will play both North American and Japanese Super Nintendo games, and comes with console, two controllers, S-Video, plus stereo, audio, and video cables and AC adapter.

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Sky Lite Laser Star Projector

Sky Lite Laser Star Projector

They can sleep under the stars every single night (without giving up home comforts) with this BlissLights Sky Lite. Using lasers, optics, and holographic technology, this lamp will project an ever changing galaxy of beautiful stars and blue nebula clouds across the walls and ceiling of the bedroom, bathroom, or living room.

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The Book of General Ignorance

The Book of General Ignorance

They can forget everything they ever learned at school with this book, which blasts common misconceptions out of the water; did you know that a mushroom is the largest living thing?

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LED Clock Fan

LED Clock Fan

Give them a way to keep cool without losing track of the time with this intriguing desk fan. USB powered so it’s perfect for work or gaming, this adjustable fan gives off a gentle breeze, while the soft blades provide a light-up clock face that seems to float in mid-air.

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Star Wars Death Star Popcorn Maker

Star Wars Death Star Popcorn Maker

Remove the top half of this impressive looking Death Star and they’ll discover a popcorn maker which uses air instead of oil, and a Star Wars themed bowl to catch it all in.

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Geekey Multi-tool

Geekey Multi-tool

This amazing tiny tool incorporates an astounding 16+ functions into one little utensil. Made from stainless steel, the Geekey can be carried on a lanyard or keychain and will do the work of screwdrivers, bike spoke key, wrenches, can opener, wire stripper, serrated edge, and many other invaluable functions.

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LIGHTSABER CHOPSTICKS

LIGHTSABER CHOPSTICKS

Star Wars fans will make light work of food with this twin pack of light-up light saber chopsticks, which come in red and green and can be operated at the touch of a button.

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6-in-1 Multifunction Tool Pen

6-in-1 Multifunction Tool Pen

A handy geek gift for anyone who loves DIY, this working ballpoint pen incorporates a ruler, spirit level, stylus, and both a Phillips and flathead screwdriver for a smaller-than-pocket-sized multi tool.

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Kinetic Art Asteroid

Kinetic Art Asteroid

This is the perfect geek gift for anyone with more than a passing interest in space. Made from metal, the kinetic sculpture includes nine round spheres in bright, metallic colors, and once it’s set in motion the ‘planets’ will sway continuously until it is stopped.

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Gameboy Heat Changing Coffee Mug

Gameboy Heat Changing Coffee Mug

Gameboy geeks will be more than hydrated when they have this mug to drink from, as they will want to make the magic happen over and over again. When it’s cold, it displays a blank screen, but once it’s filled with a hot liquid, the Mario game ‘loads’ and the game begins.

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Sarcasm Science T-Shirt

Sarcasm Science T-Shirt

There’s a rare and often unwelcome chemical reaction that occurs when you mix Sulfur, Argon, Calcium, and Samarium together – it’s called sarcasm and this t-shirt explains it better than we could!

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7 in 1 Tech Tool Pen

7 in 1 Tech Tool Pen

If they always like to be prepared for any eventuality or emergency situation, this multifunction pen will keep them equipped. As well as writing, this pen also houses a stylus, bottle opener, flat head and Phillips screwdrivers, ruler, and phone stand, and it fits neatly into a pocket or bag.

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3D Puzzle Music Box Wooden Craft Kit

3D Puzzle Music Box Wooden Craft Kit

Robots have always been fascinating, but with this kit they can build their own. Orpheus is a wooden robot that comes flat packed; engineers can assemble him in 2 – 5 hours. With moving gears, working lights, and arms and legs, this little hand-cranked robot can also play a sweet and gentle melody.

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Geek Battle: The Game of Extreme Geekdom

Geek Battle: The Game of Extreme Geekdom

Geek Battle is no ordinary game of trivia – it’s a game for the nerds and boffins to battle it out as they’re tested on their knowledge of fantasy, gaming, and of course, science fiction.

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I Paused My Game to Be Here Shirt

I Paused My Game to Be Here Shirt

If they eat, sleep, and dream gaming, this t-shirt is a must for their wardrobe. Available in a casual sport gray, this lightweight tee is printed in big bold black letters with ‘I Paused My Game to Be Here’, so everyone knows how honored they need to feel for their presence.

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Legend of Zelda Wallet

Legend of Zelda Wallet

If the Legend of Zelda is their game of choice, this wallet will make a great gift idea. Made from PU materials in a striking green and brown design, this bi-fold wallet has 3 horizontal slots for cards, an ID window, and space for cash, as well as the iconic metal badge.

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Star Wars Not The Bag You Are Looking For Luggage Travel Tag

Star Wars Not The Bag You Are Looking For Luggage Travel Tag

Make sure they always get their own luggage back with this funny Star Wars travel tag. Brightly illustrated with C-3PO and R2-D2, this tag states that it is ‘Not the Bag You Are Looking For’, so that other travellers don’t take the wrong luggage home.

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Math Wall Clock

Math Wall Clock

Math nerds will keep an eye on the time with pleasure when they have this clock on their wall. Designed to look like a chalkboard, this round clock features math equations instead of numbers, with each sum written in bright white ‘chalk’.

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Lightning Reaction Reloaded Shocking Game

Lightning Reaction Reloaded Shocking Game

A truly shocking gift, Lightning Reaction Reloaded is a game which requires super-fast reactions to squeeze the trigger when the light turns red, or risk receiving the electric shock.

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HODOR Door Stop

HODOR Door Stop

This wooden wedge, which comes in three beautiful finishes, does exactly what is says (or sort of says) – it holds the door, something only fans of Game of Thrones will understand.

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Engineering Cup

Engineering Cup

Have you ever wondered what goes into making an engineer? This mug gives a list of ingredients, starting off with critical thinking and finishing with a smidgen of wrong answers and caffeine.

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Star Wars Death Star Waffle Maker

Star Wars Death Star Waffle Maker

Whether they side with the Empire or the Rebel Alliance, this Death Star waffle maker will ensure they eat a hearty breakfast in preparation for the battles that lay ahead.

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Pi People Pi Pie Pan

Pi People Pi Pie Pan

This Pi Pie Pan makes a great geek gift for anyone who likes math and baking. Made from aluminum, this pie dish will bake both sweet and savory pies in a perfect Pi shape. Measuring 13.25 x 10 x 1.25 inches, it makes the perfect gift for math teachers or professors.

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Geek Wisdom: The Sacred Teachings of Nerd Culture

Geek Wisdom: The Sacred Teachings of Nerd Culture

Filled with profound quotes and lines from the world of movies, games, TV, books, and more, this book examines each one and explains it in a mind-blowingly in-depth way.

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Star Wars Millennium Falcon Tie

Star Wars Millennium Falcon Tie

Give him a smart but nerdy twist to his office attire with this awesome Millennium Falcon tie. Made from 100% polyester, this tie comes in 6 different colors, and features the blueprint of Star Wars’ most enduring spacecraft.

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Literary Insults Chart

Literary Insults Chart

Whether they’re Booklovers or book haters, everyone likes a good insult, and this poster features many of the funniest insults of all time, as penned by some of our literary greats.

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Pew Pew Wars Shirt

Pew Pew Wars Shirt

Can anyone get the sound effects from Star Wars right? Featuring the iconic Star Wars font, this black shirt is printed in yellow and white with the various humanoid noises fans make to try to emulate the space age sounds, like ‘pew pew’ and ‘Vroosh’.

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Nerdy Loading Shirt

Nerdy Loading Shirt

Anyone who spends time on a computer or games console will be familiar with the annoying ‘loading’ circle. Give a deep thinker one of these fun t-shirts that shows the circular icon on the front, along with the words ‘I’m thinking…’ underneath. Available in six sizes.

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Nintendo NES Cartridge Coasters

Nintendo NES Cartridge Coasters

Old school gamers will instantly recognize these coasters as the game cartridges from The Nintendo NES. Made from sturdy hardboard, each coaster features the graphics from a classic Nintendo game, including Mario Bros. Donkey Kong, and The Legend of Zelda, and is printed on both sides.

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Smart Lighting Panels

Smart Lighting Panels

With 9 panels included, and an expansion pack available, this geometric light fixture can be configured any way they like, and can be linked to music so it ‘dances’ in time to the beat.

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TEARS of My Enemies Flask

TEARS of My Enemies Flask

It’s anybody’s guess what’s in a hip flask – it could be whiskey, coffee, or even cough syrup for those with a cold. This flask tells people exactly what’s inside, though. Made from high-grade stainless steel, this flask is printed with ‘Tears of my Enemies’ to prove they’re not to be trifled with.

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Lovebox Spinning Heart Messenger

Lovebox Spinning Heart Messenger

Love letters have been given a digital upgrade with this sweet heart box, which spins to let your lover know they have a message that is displayed on the mini screen inside.

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Smartphone-Controlled Paper Airplane

Smartphone-Controlled Paper Airplane

If building paper airplanes isn’t enough of a skill, try them with this awesome kit. There are two templates (one for beginners and one for advanced), carbon fiber ‘paper’ to make it crash-proof, and an amazing Bluetooth enabled device that allows it to fly at up to 25MPH!

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Star Wars Socks

Star Wars Socks

Officially licensed, this pack of Star Wars socks features four of the franchise’s most loved (or loathed, in the case of one), characters and come in both men’s and women’s sizes.

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Aurora Borealis Sand Art

Aurora Borealis Sand Art

The Northern Lights are at the top of many people’s bucket lists, but not everyone will get to see them. This beautiful Aurora Borealis Sand Art will give them an ever-changing landscape, as the multi-colored sands and water shift and change against a background of the magical Northern skies.

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Apple Byte Desktop Sculpture

Apple Byte Desktop Sculpture

Crafted from acacia wood and discarded motherboards, this beautiful apple ornament has a chunk removed to reveal the internal workings of a computer, bringing nature and technology together.

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Time Since Launch Clock

Time Since Launch Clock

This Time Since Launch Clock begins its count-up from the moment the pin is pulled, and will keep counting for 2,738 years, marking any significant event’s actual inception for generations to come.

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Blown Glass Radiometer

Blown Glass Radiometer

For lovers of science and all things inventive, this blown glass radiometer will spin when the light hits it, just as Sir William Crookes’ original invention did back in 1873.

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Mars Dust Globe

Mars Dust Globe

Snow Globes make great collectibles, but if you’re looking for something less girly and more geeky, this Mars Dust Globe will be perfect. Filled with red ‘Martian dust’, the globe can be shaken and then observed, to reveal Valles Marineris, Olympus Mons, and a parent and child astronaut duo.

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Shakespearean Insults Chart

Shakespearean Insults Chart

It goes without saying that Will Shakespeare had a way with words, and some of the best insults came from his pen. Enrich someone’s vocabulary with some of the bard’s best put-downs by gifting them this awesome poster. Divided into categories, it will ensure they’re never lost for words again.

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RGB Cloud Lamp

RGB Cloud Lamp

A beautiful addition to any room, this cloud lamp is fitted with a rainbow of lights which can react to music, or flit through the spectrum for a relaxing ambience.

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Do Anything Smart Button

Do Anything Smart Button

If you thought buttons were only good for clothing, think again, because these clever versions can locate misplaced items, make calls, take photos, and even lock and unlock doors.

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Master Theorem Book of Puzzles

Master Theorem Book of Puzzles

Puzzle masters will spend many happy hours poring over the conundrums in The Master Theorem Book of Puzzles. Witten by the mysteriously named ‘M’, this book is filled with 40 theorems that need to be solved using code-breaking skills, logic, and perseverance.

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Star Wars Darth Vader Buddha

Star Wars Darth Vader Buddha

Some people like their Zen to have a little bit of a dark side, which makes this Darth Vader Buddha perfect. 3D printed using PLA plastic, this statue comes in small or medium and a huge range of colors so it can even be matched to their meditation room décor.

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Custom Portrait

Custom Portrait

Let them see themselves as others see them with one of these brilliant custom portraits. Delivered as a digital file for printing on t-shirts and posters, etc., this portrait will include the person of your choice sitting at a computer, and surrounded by some of the things that are relevant to them.

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Personalized Constellation of Love

Personalized Constellation of Love

Replicate the night sky on a special date with one of these personalized constellation maps, which feature the stars exactly as they shone and comes with names and the date being remembered.

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Cosmic Exploration Chart

Cosmic Exploration Chart

More than half a century’s space exploration is detailed on this stunning wall chart, which features every vehicle which has ventured into space from 1959 to 2015 along with their trajectories.

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Molecular Gastronomy Kit - Cuisine

Molecular Gastronomy Kit - Cuisine

Let them loose in the kitchen with this molecular gastronomy kit, which will allow them to solidify liquids, liquefy solids, and even transform chocolate into a fine dusting of powder!

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At Home Escape Room

At Home Escape Room

This kit is perfect for fans of Escape Rooms. The host can set the scene by turning their home into an exclusive ‘art gallery’ and hiding clues in random, hard to find places. The guests must crack the clues to find a way out before the 60 minutes is up.

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Game of Phones

Game of Phones

We’re glued to our phones most of the time, so it makes sense to incorporate them into game night with this scavenger hunt which uses phones to search for the items on the cards.

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