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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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’.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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’.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Video Games Collection Puzzle
Give them a puzzle they can pore over with this 1000 piece jigsaw. Made up of a collection of vintage games, consoles, and controllers, the image on this puzzle is a gamer’s delight. Made from recycled chipboard, it would look fabulous framed and on the wall.
Rocket Sloth Shirt
You wouldn’t ordinarily put a sloth in the same category as a rocket – in fact, they’re polar opposites! But this tee features the laid back mammal with a rocket strapped to its back, proving that anything is possible if you set your mind to finding a solution.
Duck-billed Platypus Shirt
Few animals look as sweet and unique as the Duck Billed Platypus, which makes it a great choice for the front of this casual t-shirt. Available in a soft yellow that’s so befitting of this cheerful fellow, the tee also displays the platypus’ scientific name, to satisfy the scholars.
PhoneSoap Smartphone Sanitizer
The germs which reside on our mobile phones don’t bear thinking about, so make sure they’re eradicated regularly with this UV light sanitizer case that comes with acoustic speakers for uninterrupted listening.
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.
Galileo Globe Thermometer
If they’re into science, they will appreciate the beauty and usability of Galileo’s Thermometer. Made from glass on a beech wood stand, the water-filled circle contains several colored glass bulbs, which rise and fall according to the changes in the weather.
Sound-Activated Light Blocks
Bring a whole new dimension to LEGO with this set of sound activated light blocks. Choose from 50 or 240 pieces for this kit, which is compatible with other LEGO bricks, and can be used to build amazing models, lamps, and robots that light up, and can even react to sound.
Infinite Galaxy Puzzle
Just like space, this 131 piece puzzle is never-ending, as it can be put together in any number of different ways. Based on a photo from the Hubble Space Telescope, this infinite galaxy puzzle comes with no edges, no starting points, and no fixed shape, just a myriad of possibilities.
i eight sum pi plates
Feed their inner geek with this fun math equation plate which, when translated, reads ‘i eight sum pi’ and will make them smile every time they do.
They’ll be tied up for hours as they try to solve this intriguing puzzle that uses colored buttons connected by elastic bands, which need to be grouped together without getting all tangled up.
3D Tic Tac Toe
Tic Tac Toe has been a favorite game since the Roman Empire, but you can bet they never played it like this. Made from 100% sustainably sourced Indian Rosewood and Mango Wood, this frame allows players to play on a 3D frame for hours of friendly rivalry and fun.
Build Your Own Pinball Game
Pinball machines will always be the epitome of arcade games for many people, and with this kit they can build their own. Supplied with all the recycled cardboard pieces they will need, as well as bands, marbles, and other components, this working machine can even be customized with their own artwork.
Retro Cardboard Instant Camera
Made completely from recycled materials which add up to less than the packaging on a conventional camera, this vintage style model will provide instant photographs with a point, shoot, and crank operation.
Wooden Fractal Puzzle
Brainiacs will be totally absorbed in this puzzle, which comes with an unusual twist. Choose from Fractal or Snowflake designs, and puzzlers will be presented with an intriguing puzzle that requires them to create an interconnected but constantly-changing geometric field. Made from plywood, it’s suitable for ages 12 plus.
Light Up Face Mask
If we have to wear masks, at least we can wear ones that are funky, fun, and will totally stand out from the crowd. Made from nylon and fitted with fiber optics, this mask can scroll through one of the 7 color options and 11 settings for a constantly changing look.
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!
Tyrannosaurus Rex on a Bike Shirt
Lovers of dinosaurs will get a real kick out of wearing this fun t-shirt. Printed with eco-friendly inks, this tee features a ferocious looking T-Rex on the front riding a bike, with some scary looking teeth on display. Fun for paleontologists and cyclists alike, it comes in 4 sizes.
Dinosaur Wine Bottle Stoppers
They can drink a toast to history when they have one or more of these colorful dinosaurs guarding their wine. Made using open flame torches, these glass dinos have been created by lampwork artisans and set on top of chrome plated stoppers to keep wine fresh.
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!
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.
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.
Men's Utility Bracelet
With a knife and a screwdriver a man can tackle almost any job; luckily, this men’s utility bracelet features a blade which pops out, and boasts a flathead screwdriver on the end.
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.
Toggle Switch Plate
Fans of steampunk or just old-fashioned engineering will adore adding this switch plate to their home décor. Easy to attach over an existing light switch, this wood and metal mechanism will move up and down as the toggle is moved, and will add a touch of Victoriana to the home.
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.
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.
Star Wars Plunger Cookie Cutters
There’ll be a wookie on their cookie (and Darth Vader, C-3PO, and Yoda) when they bake with these Star Wars cutters which can also be used for pastries, sandwiches, and even icing.
Geeky Animal Shirts
You can put a pair of glasses on any face and it’ll look nerdy, which makes these cute animal t-shirts the perfect geek gift. Choose from the dozens of different designs – from a fish to a ferret – and they can wear these happy hipster tees with a smile on their face.
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.
Murder Mystery Puzzle Book
Wannabe detectives will delight in working their way through Murder Most Puzzling; a collection of twenty gothic murders, each with its own set of clues. With a mixed bag of characters, such as Augustin Artaud the ghost hunter, this will be anything but a peaceful read.
Glasses equal intelligence, at least by appearance, but even the biggest nerds need to take their specs off now and again. Hand carved by underprivileged artisans in India, this Sheesham wood holder will keep their glasses safe whenever they take them off, and looks amazing even when it’s not in use.
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.
Would-be astronomers with a sweet tooth will be fascinated with this set of Planet Lollipops. Beautifully detailed, these 10 stunning candies each represent a planet, with a 2D image of each encapsulated within. And with 10 delicious flavors to go with them, they will make a totally heavenly treat.
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.
Mobi Math Game
Family game night is meant to be fun, but do you know it can also be educational? Include the kids in a geeky game of Mobi, the math game that’s played like Scrabble. Presented in a cute whale-shaped pouch, it’s suitable for even the youngest of mathematicians.
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.
Picture Puzzle Doormat
These picture puzzle doormats are so much fun, and will add a touch of intrigue to anyone who visits the home. Available in 2 designs, this mat is based on a rebus puzzle, which uses pictures and letters to spell out the message that visitors need to decipher.
Smart Lighting Panels
These stunning lights can be arranged in any geometric configuration, and then controlled via a phone using the included app. With customizable colors to reflect mood, atmosphere, or even the time of day, these lights can also be set to dance to the beat of any music that’s playing.
Dragon's Blood Gaming Candle
Aficionados of DnD will be able to add to the atmosphere when they have this Dragon’s Blood Gaming Candle. Made from soy wax with a spicy aroma, this candle might not grant the user the ability to cast sorcerer’s spells, but it will make the room look and smell awesome.
1000 Colors Puzzle
Test their problem solving mettle with this 1000 color puzzle. Made up of 1000 pieces – each in a different shade – this puzzle doesn’t have a picture to work to, just a beautiful rainbow effect as the colors move from blues through to orange and yellows.
Hairy Pawter Shirt
They’ll be the boy (or girl) who lived in their favorite tee when they get their hands on this cute Hairy Pawter t-shirt, which features a cute bespectacled beagle.
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.
Galileo Globe Thermometer
Not just for geeks and nerds, the Galileo Globe Thermometer will appeal to anyone who loves beautiful things as they watch the colorful bulbs rise and fall with the temperature.
Super Hero & Villain Undies
A quick peek at their nether regions will enable anyone to identify a superhero with the help of their underpants and this fab poster, which features 30 smalls as worn by heroes and villains.
Sound-Activated Light Blocks
Building blocks used to be the domain of tiny tots, but with this set anyone will have fun creating and building a light up masterpiece that also comes with a sound-activation feature.
Edge Light Clock
Two-for-the-price-of-one is always a good deal, and this compact lamp can be used for reading in bed, or flipped upside down to dim the light and reveal the digital alarm clock.
Periodic Table of Presidents
Make studying the history of American presidency a whole lot more fun with this ‘periodic table’ which shows each president in order, and also in column
Smartphone-Controlled Paper Airplane
Paper airplanes have always been fun and bring us back to a less technology-filled time. Now the two come together in this Bluetooth-enabled paper airplane which can be controlled from their own phone.
Magnetic Balance Lamp
Perfect as a desk or nightstand light, this lamp uses two magnetic spheres to operate – lift the bottom sphere for light, and lower it when it’s time to switch it off.
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.
Wooden Fractal Puzzle
Not for beginners but perfect for nerds, this geometry puzzle uses geometric plywood pieces to complete the complicated challenge which comes in two different designs.
Aurora Borealis Sand Art
This mesmerizing gift will keep them spellbound for hours, as they watch the colored sand shift in the water against a backdrop of the beautiful Northern Lights.
Shakespearean Insults Chart
Have them curse in a much more creative way with a poster which is FULL of Shakespeare’s most-loved insults, and divided into sections to match the snark to the situation.
Master Theorem Book of Puzzles
Not your average puzzle book, The Master Theorem is filled with 40 conundrums, aka theorems, which include drawings and photos to help them complete the challenges as penned by the mysterious ‘M’.
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.
Video Games Collection Puzzle
Gamers rejoice! This puzzle consists of 1000 pieces which all join together to unveil a huge collection of consoles, cartridges, and controllers from the yesteryear of gaming.
Picture Your Pet - President
This is a gift to trump all others and is perfect for the fur parent in your life, as it seats their dog or cat firmly behind the desk in the President’s Oval office.