33 Geeky Gift Ideas For The Fandom-Obsessed Person In Your Life
I’m a loud and proud geek — and I’m sure there’s at least one person on your holiday shopping list who is too. It’s a super amazing time to be a nerd right now, so you’ll have no trouble finding a lot of geeky gift ideas for all the fandom-obsessed people in your life.
I have known I was a geek for as long as I remember. I grew up loving video games, trading Pokemon cards, and even started my own Hogwarts school with my three best friends when my letter seemingly got lost in the mail. Being a geek has taught me a great many things about life, love, and being able to be myself — and I know that I am better for all my fandom obsessing over the years. Honestly, it’s hard to say which fandom is my absolute favorite (Harry Potter, most likely), so I end up getting a fun mixture of geeky gifts every year.
Luckily, discerning what your friend or family member’s specific geeky loves will be is easy. Chances are they will mention it every third sentence, or their home will be plastered in it. Worst case scenario — just ask them! They’ll be happy to tell you all about their favorite characters and fandoms.
Perfect for the Harry Potter and/or makeup lover on your list — plus, how flipping cute are all your Hogwarts faves?
I can't say enough amazing things about this book. Written for fangirls by a fangirl, it's a must-have for any geeky ladies navigating the crazy geek world.
You and your gamer significant other might have to play a few games of HALO to determine who gets to be Player 1, but the sentiment will still be there.
A Cards Against Humanity-like game designed especially for people who like to sit around and argue which superpowered individual would win in a fight. The game is super simple — you play a fighter card paired with two superpowers — and includes a few different ways to play.
Batman Vs. Superman isn't out until March, so you'll have plenty of time to catch up on all their epic battles with this handy collection of comics. By the time the movie comes out, you'll be an expert — as if you weren't already.
Even robots have best friends. Show your BFF that you'll still be as close even after singularity.
Scarves are always an easy gift choice. You can choose between passages from Wuthering Heights, Jane Eyre, and Alice and Wonderland depending on your book lover's preference.
These Doctor Who -inspired earrings are cute and subtle enough to rock at a corporate office. Any fellow Doctor Who fans will automatically know who to debate the best Doctor with.
My boyfriend is a huge fan of Moleskine notebooks — he uses them for work and for everyday note taking — and this Hobbit one is gorgeous. The cover is embossed with a picture of the Lonely Mountain, and a quote from the novel.
10. Earl Grey Tea
The only stipulation with this gift is that whoever you give it to has to do their best Captain Picard impression in order to receive it.
Don't tell me you didn't tear up at this exchange between Katniss and Peeta — even if you were Team Gale. With the last movie out, this would be a great gift to commemorate the franchise coming to a close.
12. Planet Glasses
I think everyone can appreciate the beauty of the cosmos, but these would be particularly enjoyed by any astronomy geeks on your list. The set comes with all eight planets, plus Pluto and the Sun.
13. Fallout 4
Fallout 4 is one of the hottest games right now, and any gamer who doesn't have it will be thrilled to get it for the holidays. I highly suggest the PC version.
14. Pillow Cover
As a lady who wears glasses, I know how tempting it is to fill your home and wardrobe with items adorned with frames. This pillow is great as an accent piece for your otherwise boring couch.
Agent Peggy Carter taught us to know our value — and I would definitely value this awesome Pop! Funko likeness of her. Great for desk decoration, or a figure collection.
Inspired by the crazy concoctions in Alice and Wonderland, you can use this bottle to gift someone their favorite beverage in a cool way. And it's reusable!
It seems blasphemous to cut veggies on the iconic Millennium Falcon — but this is just too cool, right? The cutting board is made from hard plastic, and can act as a bit of kitchen decor when you're not using it.
These coasters are all around '90s geek nostalgia. Not only are they made from those little craft beads we all made ornaments from at least once, but they're in the shape of the floppy disks we used in our youth.
19. Disney Watch
This watch's beauty is a tale as old as time — get it? But seriously, this is a glittery reminder of fandom for any Disney or Beauty and the Beast fans.
20. Pokemon Posters
Pokemon was my jam as a geeky kid, and I know I'm not the only one who still keeps up with the franchise. Get the trainer on your list a set of the original starters to help turn their house into a Pokemon Gym.
Coloring books are supposed to be therapeutic, and this Sherlock one takes it above and beyond. It has 50 pages of scenes and images from the show, so you can create your own mind palace of images.
22. Star Trek Towels
Ever wonder what the towels were like on the Enterprise? Well, now you know — they're cool and subtle and soft as hell.
River Song is one of my favorite Doctor Who characters, and her famous quote is a great way to express a love for her or the entire fandom. Also, how cool is the space background on this bad boy?!
I like to think of these bookends as a sort of build-your-own adventure for your precious novels. They come blank so you can add your favorite LEGOs, Pixel Blocks, Mega Bloks and more.
I'm sure most of us can name a handful of popular comic book characters, but do you know some of the comic book industry's least popular creations? Believe me, there are some truly regrettable ones.
Represent five of the major Houses in the world of Westeros with a set of string lights. Perfect for indoors, outdoors, or spicing up your Christmas tree.
27. Doctor Who Print
Whether your friends or family are book lovers or Doctor Who lovers, this print works for both. Books really are the best weapons in the world!
The Flash is everyone's favorite Scarlet Speedster! You don't have to worry about this little guy zipping away, though.
Fans of Supernatural will recognize this bracelet as an homage to all things Winchester — Dean's amulet, the Colt, Castiel's angel wings, and more. The leather straps go perfectly with the rest of your hunter gear, too.
30. Deadpool Mug
Raise your hand if you're super excited for the upcoming Deadpool movie. You can bide your time until it comes out by sipping from this mug, and enjoying some Deadpool-approved chimichangas.
31. Star Wars Clutch
Now here's a clutch worthy of the Empire. It's the perfect size for going out, and a subtle Star Wars addition to your wardrobe.
If your Walking Dead-loving pals haven't read the comics yet, this is a good place to start. The compendium includes the first eight volumes of the series, which will get them all the way up to Woodbury.
A science geek will love this periodic table bathroom soap — and will also probably love the subtle nod to Superman's least favorite element.
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