Having trouble finding the right gift for that person in your life whose tastes are – shall we say – a bit nerdy?
If you’re not into debating which is better “Star Trek” or “Star Wars,” spending a night playing Ticket to Ride or heading out to a three-day comic book convention, you can feel a bit out of your depth. You still want to give them something they will love.
We’ve come up with five great gifts your favorite geek.
‘The Nerdy Nummies Cookbook’ by Rosanna Pansino
The adorable Rosanna Pansino is bringing her extremely popular, geeky YouTube cooking show to cookbook form. Pansino bakes and cooks food with geeky themes while providing step-by-step instructions. She’s made items like Tetris Tater Tots, Super Smash Bros. Cupcakes and Captain America Pizza. The cookbook, priced at $21, will be released in November 2015 and can be preordered.
Loot Crate is a monthly subscription box that is filled with geek and gamer gear. The boxes are usually themed and include items like T-shirts, books and figurines from movies, video games and TV shows. But it’s all a surprise until the recipient opens the crate. Subscriptions range from $20 for a month to $215 for a year.
‘You’re Never Weird on the Internet (Almost)’ by Felicia Day
Actress, writer, producer and Internet star Felicia Day’s memoir chronicles her upbringing and rise to become “Queen of the Geeks.” Highlights from her fascinating history include stories of homeschooling, being a violin prodigy and her gaming obsession. ”Buffy the Vampire Slayer” creator Joss Whedon’s inspiring foreward introduces the memoir, which is even funnier as an audiobook narrated by Day herself. Price: $14-$18.
Find limited edition T-shirts created by artists from around the world. The collectible, pop-culture-themed shirts are available for only 24-hours, with a new one introduced each day. Also available are leggings, shoes, posters and more.
Know what fandom your favorite nerd loves? From “Harry Potter” to “Firefly,” find corresponding apparel, collectibles and toys for all ages at Think Geek. Also get fun gadgets that aren’t just for geeks, like on-the-go phone chargers, portable speakers and turntables.
Bonus gift idea
If your gift recipient is more of a gamer, look no further than digital game store Steam. Steam gift cards are available at Amazon, Target, Gamestop and other retailers. You can also gift specific games via the Steam website.
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