Let’s admit a truth: geek gifts can be a little difficult to search for. As a matter of fact, “geek” is such a broad label. Is he the tech genius with all the latest gadgets? The science fiction-obsessive that knows all the lore of their favorite shows, movies, and games? The clumsy, awkward outcast with the heart of gold?
Finding the unique and cool gifts for those geeky friends and family members can often prove a challenge. There are so many different gadgets out there that it’s enough to make your head spin, so just where do you start?
Don’t panic. In this list, we’ll be taking a look at 37 great gift ideas for your loved ones this time of year. Whether it’s a stylish new MacBook case or practical weatherproof pen, and whatever kind of geek you might be shopping for, there is guaranteed to be cool stuff on this geek gifts list that your loved one will appreciate. In fact, they might even geek out over a few of these ideas…
Cool Geek Gifts
I'm Thinking T-Shirt
We all need a moment to buffer from time to time. For the thoughtful intellectual, this loading screen attire is an amusing and accurate reflection of their busy mind at work. The T-shirt generally fits as expected and is available in sizes small to XXX-large, so there should have no trouble finding one that will fit your neighborhood computer geeks.
The Mug That Won't Fall
When we geeks get started on a new project, we quickly lose track of the outside world. Unfortunately, incidents of spilled coffee damaging laptops and phones are all too common when fixation sets in. Do your geek friends a favor and save them a trip to their electronics repair shop with the cool gadget: “The unspillable cup”. Now your friends can enjoy 16 oz of liquid energy without endangering everyone and everything around them!
The Mighty Mug is available in a variety of colors, from the muted tones of black or white to the bright hues of teal and pink. The travel mug is dishwasher safe and fits in most car cupholders, an ideal gift for the geek who prioritizes convenience.
Iron Man Arc Reactor
Know a geek obsessed with the MCU? Of course, you do, no one can resist the fantastical battles of the Avengers and co! For those most enraptured by the “genius, billionaire, playboy philanthropist” Tony Stark, this convincing Arc Reactor replica is one of the best geeky gadgets for men that they won’t want to miss. Their hearts will soar when they unwrap this incredible Iron Man memorabilia. It’s not only proof that Tony Stark has a heart, but that you do as well.
The Swinging Sticks
The Swinging Sticks perpetual motion sculpture makes for a fantastic geek gift for the office worker in your family. The hypnotic design will help get them through those long days as they take the time to admire the beauty and serenity of this desktop accessory. Two spinning sticks twist and rotate in response to gravitational forces and magnets placed strategically throughout the model. It can also be a great addition to any home decor, immediately sparking conversation among your guests, or simply keeping your cat entertained while you are away.
Tony Stark & Peter Parker Edith Glasses
Affordable, well-made, and available in numerous styles, these beautiful lenses mirror those donned by man beneath the iron suit. These glasses could be the perfect finishing touch to any Tony Stark cosplay but are also attractive enough to be worn from day to day. They’re a subtle nod to the MCU for geeks unable to build their own robotic suit. The glasses come with a number of nice features included such as the leather glasses case, cleaning cloth and more, and are obviously packaged with consideration and care.
Iron Man Electronic Helmet
If the Tony Stark glasses or other marvel gifts were a little too subtle for your taste, then its time to suit up! You no longer need to be a billionaire to put on the Iron Man suit – anyone can become America’s favorite superhero. With a sleek finishing and light-up eyes, this helmet can take any Iron Man costume to the next level. If you know a geeky fan whose Marvel collection is lacking a certain iron mask, this is definitely the one you’ll want to pick. Save your loved one’s special day with the perfect gift!
Poké Ball Plus
Poke Ball Plus is more than a decorative collector’s item, it’s also a geek gift for gamers: it actually functions as a Nintendo Switch controller to complement both versions of the Let’s Go Pokemon games! Bring the Pokemon experience to life with your Poke Ball in hand; even when you step away from the game, you’ll hear your favorite friend inside itching to battle.
If your Pokemon fanatic doesn’t have the switch, the Poke Ball Plus is still an incredibly cool gift. The controller also functions in tandem with the Pokemon GO app, available on most smartphones. Don’t let your fellow gamer’s experience stay limited; experience the thrill of becoming a Pokemon trainer with the Poke Ball Plus.
Tap Strap Wearable Keyboard
As tech evolves, the keyboard as we all know it is becoming less practical. Texting on a smartphone or tablet can be quite a skill to master, and newer innovations such as VR eliminate any visual aid provided by the QWERTY keyboard. The tap strap wearable keyboard embraces these technological advancements, presenting all the computer geeks with an innovative new approach to typing. The full keyboard is now reduced to combinations of finger taps with this portable cool device. It may be hard to conceptualize, but the geeks in your life will no doubt love mastering this original approach to the face of typing.
13x13x13 Rubik’s Cube
While I’ve certainly never managed to do it, it is said that mastering the traditional Rubik’s cube is simple once you know the formula. If your friends or family fall into this group that understands the science behind the funny toy, it’s time you present to them a new feat. The 13×13 Magic Cube is monstrous in both size and difficulty, making it the ideal challenge for all the Rubik’s cube experts, geeks and gamers in the world.
500GB Ultra MicroSDX Memory Card
Human memory is imperfect and incredibly limited. One of the appeals of creating digital memories through photos and film is the ability to capture and relive specific moments exactly as they were. Even digital memories face limitations though, and for the avid photographers, videographers, or computer geeks, sometimes their device’s storage isn’t enough. For those individuals, the enhanced 500GB memory card can make the device’s storage capabilities almost limitless – take 100s of photos and still have space left over for the future. Now if only our brains were so easily upgraded…
HTC VIVE Pro Starter Edition
VR technology has made huge strides in recent years, and many are convinced that it is the future of the digital experience. What seemed like science fiction just a decade ago is now not only possible – it could be sitting in your living room! Geeks live for the exploration and understanding of the world’s far and near, real and fictional; VR is bringing these worlds to life like never before. Looking for geek gear for the man who has everything? Take a try with HTC VIVE Pro.
Social Media Shower Curtain
Social media is the backbone of many modern relationships. How many acquaintances would you have long forgotten if you didn’t get the occasional update from Facebook or Twitter? For your geeky friends that are particularly active on social media, the Social Shower Curtain is a humorous addition to their bathroom. Now they can remain online even in the shower! Just jump in the tub, insert your face in the blank profile picture and you’re on the web!
Logitech Wired Washable Keyboard
Calling back to the unspillable mug, the washable keyboard is an important cool gear for computer geeks on the klutzier side. This durable keyboard is built to withstand dirt, spills and anything else you can imagine, bringing an end to the struggle of literal sticky keys. The keyboard also includes several shortcut keys that are sure to please, such as the browser launcher and the instant email access.
iFixit Pro Tech Toolkit
It’s incredibly frustrating to flip open (or more likely, Google) an electronics repair manual only find that you’ll need a specific tool you’ve never heard of to make the fix. The Tech Toolkit ensures that you always have the right tools on hand to repair your broken phone, laptop, monitor or tablet, saving you the cost of visiting the local electronics repair shop. For those who love fiddling with cool tech gadgets, this toolkit is a great gift combining useful tools and features that will make your repairs all the easier.
No-Glow Trail Game Camera
First up is the Stealth Cam G42NG No-Glow Trail Game Camera, perfect for both nature-lovers and gadget-enthusiasts alike. This nifty little 10-megapixel camera can take photos whether it’s day or night, great for catching any unsuspecting critters as they go about their business. The trail game camera is also capable of shooting up to 180 seconds of HD footage, and just in case you want to be extra-sneaky there’s also a camouflaged edition that boasts a 12-megapixel camera and superior low-light performance.
Weatherproof Black Metal Clicker Pen
Ever needed to write down a great idea while caught out by the rain? Well, even if you haven’t this neat little weatherproof pen makes for an ideal gift for those outdoorsy geeks in your family. According to the product description, the pressurized ink cartridge is capable of withstanding temperatures from -30F all the way to 250F (though if you ever happen to find yourself in 250F weather you may be in trouble.) As an added bonus this pen is also capable of writing upside down, great for writing notes down in the middle of the night.
Black Panther T'Challa Pendant Necklace
Let’s face it, we all know that one friend who’s obsessed with comic books. While they may not be turning into a superhero any time soon, you can give them the next best thing with this Black Panther cosplay necklace. This nifty piece of jewelry is made from a zinc alloy and comes with a black leather cord so they can look the part. Better yet, if you happen to have a geeky partner this could also double up as an ideal romantic gift to show them that you care.
Electronic Word Clock
If you have a friend who always turns up late, they might finally take the hint with this snazzy electronic world clock. This stylish ornament comes with a classy metal finish that is guaranteed to liven up any home, and as a bonus, it makes for a great conversation piece. Rather than telling the time digitally, the clock uses letters instead. Think of a giant light-up Wordsearch, but cooler. In addition, the clock also comes with a USB connector meaning it can be plugged into any computer or laptop.
Dual Monitor for Laptops
If you know any workaholics that like to travel then this portable dual-screen laptop monitor makes for a perfect gift. Not only is it easy to set up, but it also comes with a plug n’ play USB cable meaning you can attach it to any laptop and get started straight away. This gift is particularly useful for those who find themselves working on multiple tabs or software, and the additional screen allows you to multitask whether you’re in your office, a coffee shop, or even on a train.
49 Port USB 2.0 Hub
These USB hubs are often used in professional applications, but they can also be used to simultaneously charge up to 49 separate USB devices, including Smart Phones, iPhones, Digital cameras and more. If you have that one messy friend who leaves their cables lying around then this may be the solution. Though, keep in mind that you’ll likely need to buy a separate power supply when buying. Nevertheless, if your friend always seems to be short of a USB port then this makes for an ideal practical gift.
Wearable & Stickable Remote
During this time of year, cold weather can be an audiophile’s worst nightmare. Ever tried to fumble with your phone or MP3 player while wearing gloves? Well, that’s where the Chubby Buttons Bluetooth Music Remote comes in. This handy little device straps around your arm for easy access and is great for those who love the outdoors. It also requires very little setup and can be used with all headphones and BlueTooth speakers meaning you can just connect it and go. With a waterproof shell, this remote is suitable for bathrooms, rainy weather, or even ski-slopes if that’s more your thing.
AI Smart Internet Security Firewall
For the more security conscious geeks out there this smart security firewall makes for a great gift idea. This cute little gadget allows you to monitor your network and devices, keeping them secure. Setting up this gadget is as simple as plugging it into your wireless router and installing the app. As a bonus, CUJO also features parental controls to help keep your young ones safe. If you’re looking for a practical gift to help keep your friends and family secure then this gift is a must.
LG Electronics 42.5" Screen LED-lit Monitor
If you have any friends who are looking to upgrade their setup this year then LG’s 42.5 inch LCD monitor is a solid choice. This screen is capable of displaying 4k, ultra HD resolutions making it ideal when watching films or playing your favorite video games. Not only is this monitor USB Type-C compatible, but it also comes with four separate HDMI ports and allows for split-screen. If that wasn’t enough, this sleek monitor also comes with a pair of built-in speakers allowing you to plug in and get started straight away.
Here’s a gift for all those night-owls in your family. This handy office lamp simply clips onto your monitor and plugs into any USB port. Not only does it help to reduce eye-strain while working, but it allows you to comfortably see your keyboard as you type. Perfect when writing up those late-night essays or work documents. In addition, the lamp also allows you to switch between three separate colors with ten different degrees of brightness. If you feel as though the default light is too harsh you can opt for warmer, more natural color.
Old School Artisan Leather Book case
If you happen to know any bookworms then this leather MacBook case is a great option. This sophisticated sleeve is shaped like a hardcover book and is handcrafted using genuine leather. It isn’t just for looks either. With a durable spine, this cover can help to protect your MacBook from any accidental falls, and you can even zip it up for security and easy storage. (Just hope that their friends don’t accidentally borrow it while mistaking it for an actual book!)
DJI Mavic Air Quadcopter
Finally, if there are any budding pilots in your family you might consider buying the DJI Mavic Air Quadcopter. This nifty little drone is capable of shooting stunning 4K video, perfect for those long outdoor hikes. For the more adventurous geeks out there this quadcopter is also capable of capturing in 120fps, allowing you to take spectacular slow-mo footage of the action. The drone comes with 8gb of internal storage and can easily be connected to your laptop through USB, and the additional Micro SD Card slot means that you won’t be running out of space any time soon.
Mark XLIV (44) Hulkbuster Collectible Figure
Marvel fans and sci-fi geeks everywhere will want this interactive model of Iron Man’s Mark XLIV suit. The Mark XLIV is a fully articulated figurine that stands about 11 inches tall. With LED lights located in the eyes, chest, palms, back, knees, calves, and soles, the Mark XLIV has a realistic look that any Iron Man fan would love. This 75 percent die-cast metal figure also includes a spring-loaded mechanical chest that reveals the Mark 43 base armor with its own LED-lit eyes and chest inside the Mark XLIV. This iconic suit of armor, nicknamed the ‘Hulkbuster’, is the perfect collectible to round out any collection.
Magic Array Wireless Charger
Help them forget the hassles of new-age technology and embrace the power of the arcane with the Magic Array wireless charger. Designed for fantasy geeks and students of the magical arts, the sacred circle summons unseen energy from the world around it to bring renewed vitality to their phone. Simply place the device in the center of the focusing glyph and watch as a magical array of graphics is illuminated, indicating that their device is charging. The power of the universe is at its disposal with this cool gadget.
Wearable Bluetooth Neckband Speaker
Do you have a geek on your list that seems to be obsessed with music, podcasts, or even listening to their favorite streamer 24/7? The Wearable Speaker system was created especially for people who are always on the go. The neckband sits comfortably on your neck, surrounding you with lightweight, Bluetooth speakers that have been upgraded for crystal-clear audio, and boasts a 12-hour battery life. Use your Wearable Speaker at the gym. With its built-in sweat resistance, you won’t have to worry about your Wearable Speaker system getting damaged, or smelling funky.
Retro Nerd Glasses
Geek gifts don’t get any more iconic than the classic geek chic Nerd Glasses. These glasses come with a plastic lens that can be worn for pure aesthetic gold, or a quick trip to the optometrist and they can have prescription lenses added to these 50s Wayfarer frames. Their original black color suits any attire, giving them that combination of intellectual and attractive that is sure to draw everyone’s gaze as they flaunt the geek chic lifestyle.
Casio Men's Vintage Calculator Watch
Don’t let your closest geek waste another second fishing through their pencil case at school to find their calculator. The Calculator Geek Watch has been created for just such occasions. This watch comes with a built-in 8-digit calculator, a stopwatch, auto calendar that has been programmed until 2079 and boasts an incredible five-year battery life. The Calculator Geek Watch looks futuristic and appealing, combining technological fashion with a functionality that will make fumbling through their phone’s apps a thing of the past.
3D Led Cube Light DIY Kit
When you think geek gifts, does your mind conjure images of space ships, aliens, and superheroes, or do you think about the thrill of building your very own piece of functioning technology? The 3-D LED Cube is a do-it-yourself welding package that gives you step-by-step instructions on how to construct a 3D matrix, made up of 512 blue LED lights. The 3D LED Cube is an amazing gift for beginners and experts alike with more than 20 kinds of stunning animation effects built into the mainboard.
Men's Bamboo Wooden Watch
For that geek on your list that takes pleasure in seeing natural resources used to make technological marvels, this Bamboo Watch comes to you already prepared in a beautiful gift box. The minimalist bamboo design captures the natural essence of traditional bamboo, with a subtle aroma and glass front for protection, while the continuously oscillating quartz crystal will intrigue and impress any mechanically inclined geek. The strap is made of smooth cowhide leather, allowing for maximum comfort, even over long periods of time. The Bamboo Watch relies on a 1 to 2-year battery to power an oscillating quartz crystal that requires no winding, whatsoever.
Wireless Bamboo Keyboard and Mouse Set
This Bamboo Keyboard and Mouse combination will bring a simple sense of class to any office, and a true revelation of innovation to any craft-savvy geek. Handmade using the finest bamboo, the Bluetooth compatible features of this cordless duo make it easy to connect to any computer. No matter their taste, this impressive set wields the power of wireless technology, while boasting an envious bamboo design, sure to make their friends and co-workers jealous. Made with gloss-coated bamboo, they never have to worry about sweat or stains marking their keyboard or mouse, and this product comes with free Amazon tech support included.
Transformer USB Flash Memory Drive
Original, thoughtful stocking-stuffers can be difficult to think of, but what could be more appealing to the geek in your life than a simple flash drive with the ability to turn into a leopard?! The Transformer Flash Drive looks great and is capable of holding up to 8 GB of information. This cat will make you purr featuring reliable storage and a true capacity, ensuring that 8 GB isn’t 7 GB in disguise. Just as much a toy as it is a handy, innovative piece of technology, just about anyone on your list would love the Transformer Flash Drive.
World’s Lightest Solid
Help your favorite geek enjoy hours of great science experiments with the World’s Lightest Solid. Sealed inside a 2 ml glass vial by a rubber stopper, these silica aerogel particles have been called many names, including blue smoke, solid air, and the frozen smoke. Aerogel is amazing for thermal insulation, having been used by NASA in the Mars Rover and their spacesuits. Even the US Navy Seals make use of it to keep their divers safe and warm. Designed to intrigue and develop their scientific mind, this geek gift is truly an innovation of the future.
Monitor Mount Stand Supports up to 6x28"
The Hex Monitor Mount will help any geek construct an organized, efficient, and aesthetically pleasing array that has been designed for functionality and style, with outside mounting heads that slide along the curved arms to facilitate different screen sizes. The Hex Monitor Mount features 360-degree rotation to accommodate landscape and portrait modes and is capable of holding up to six different monitors at one time. Help them utilize the full power of their gaming computer with the Hex Monitor Mount, and be prepared to be stunned by the behemoth visual display at their disposal.
Alienware 18-Inch Vindicator Backpack
For gamers and geeks on the go, the Alienware Backpack is designed with dedicated compartments for your laptop, tablet device, gaming accessories, magazines, USB/flash drives, and more. The extremely durable exterior will ensure that your tech is kept safe, and its ventilated back panel, and non-slip padded shoulder and chest straps make it comfortable, even over long distances. Your gear will rest easy knowing that the base of the Alienware Backpack has been reinforced and built to weather the elements.
Original Smartphone Controlled Paper Airplanes
Remember those school days where instead of paying attention in class and studying you would create tiny cool paper airplanes and throw them out of the window? Remember how you wished you could control better the length and direction your plane flew? This fantastic set will allow you to create cool paper airplanes as it includes a design for a crash-resistant design that will fly for about 180 ft (or 55 meters for those that don’t use Freedom Units) and a robotic base where you can mount your paper airplane in to be able to control it through an app that is iOS and Android compatible! perfect geek gift for those who are a big child wanting to experience a blast from the past.
For geeks out there, we want to inform you that this is the coolest, most amazing wallet you will ever see and it will blow your mind: this super cool wallet is equipped with the innovative, fancy flap feature. Put some money inside the wallet, close it and once it is closed the money will magically tuck itself away behind the straps! Isn’t that super cool! Have you ever wanted to be extremely elegant and classy even in the smallest details? Does your money always disappear in a magic way? Surprise your friends, your kids, your nieces, and nephews… become an everyday wizard with this magnificent crazy geek gift!
Linux Is User Friendly Geek Mug
Have one of those friends who is insanely crazy about Linux? Are you yourself one of those tech-savvy connoisseurs that can’t stop preaching about the amazing benefits of this Operating System as long as you know how to manage it? Need to gift a geeky friend that is into a tech-heavy profession (web developer, coding, informatics…), and you have no idea what to get them? This cool linux coffee mug could be the perfect gift for geeks! It is a cool gift for any Linux-crazed geeks to add to their probably already existing collection of Linux paraphernalia (no kidding, when someone is crazy about Linux they are REALLY CRAZY about Linux. Just pray they don’t already have this mug).
Adjustable and Folding Seat
Pretty much anyone could benefit from having this contraption in their lives: people that commute a lot and often are left without a seat in the metro, the elderly, people with joint inflammation or damage, people with professions that involve standing around a lot… so if you know someone that suffers from their joints, this Christmas make them joyous as can be by getting them this neat little geek gift.
Anki Cozmo Educational Robot
Cozmo robot will be a great geek gift for you and your kids if you have yourself a little scientist that is amazed at the mechanisms of electro domestics and the ins and outs of the processes that make electronics work. It has been thought, created and engineered with children in mind, so not only it is completely safe and durable even with a bit of rough treatment, but it also has no small parts and has a beginner-friendly interface so even really small children can have some fun interacting with this cute, loyal companion. and start them early into a lifelong love of coding and developing!
DJI Robomaster S1 Intelligent Educational Robot
Do you have a geeky friend who really adores science ? do they love dismantling things and putting them together again to learn how they work? Do they really like robots and their favourite movie is Wall-E? Then DJI Robomaster S1 Educational Robot is going to fill them with delight and wonder in equal parts. Combining competitive gameplay and maths and physics knowledge, it helps you learn as you have fun and develop all sorts of lateral thinking skills, so you can improve the knowledge of programming, mathematics, physics, robotics and artificial intelligence while helping you develop your creativity and critical skills as well!!