Need some stellar gift ideas? We’ve got you covered. Personally, I am a huge Christmas fan (I started celebrating in October) and am always on the lookout for unique gifts to give. This year, my gift to everyone is my secret stash of awesome gift ideas and online shops.
This week, I present to you a quick gift guide for all of those geeks, gamers, and techy people in your life. Feel free to purchase anything on this list and mail it to the Schipul office with an â€œAttn: to Brandi.â€
ALSO (BONUS!): If nothing on the list fits for your geek/gamer/techy then leave a comment that tells me a little about them and a price range and I will try to help you find something special! Or, tweet it using the tag #schipulcheer09.
And literally, in no particular order whatsoever, the gift guide:
Kikkerland Wind-up Toys:
These make for some great stocking stuffers, white elephant gifts, and toys for secret Santa. I have a large collection of them and have attempted to take them apart and rebuild them several times. Total choking hazard, by the way.
Mimobot Flash USB Drives:
These are totally rad! Perfect for someone needing information on the go and appreciates awesomely designed tech toys. And check out the Halo themed ones that are on sale!
You are the CSS to my HTML T-Shirt:
Declare your love in the best way possible. If your girl or guy doesn’t get it, then consider hooking up with a geek next time. Oh, and you can also buy it in button form.
Xbox 360 Text Messaging Kit:
If you are playing online and you really can’t deal with n00bs screaming through the headset you can attach a keyboard and type out your insults instead.
Price: $29.46 (regularly $29.99′ gee, what a saving)
Mr. Darcy (Pride and Prejudice) Locket Charm Necklace:
If you are a bit of geek (technically a nerd in this case) who happens to be dating a girl who is also pretty nerdy, this is a good option for jewelry. Some ladies like their Johnny Depps’ and Justin Timberlakes’ but nerd girls get a lil’ flutter for Mr. Darcy.
Sir Isaac Newton Action Figure:
You know who was the shiz? Sir Freakin’ Isaac Newton. True nerds will appreciate this figurine and forever keep it on their desk–which is most likely at NASA, ‘cus NASA totally gets it.
Harry: Thick Tendrils of Organization:
Geeks are already a little messy, so it is easier to just throw everything into a ball and declare it as being “organized.”
Price: $24.99 (regularly $29.99)
Super Mario Piranha Plant Scarf:
It may not get very cold in Houston (TX), but who the hell cares. IT IS A PIRANHA PLANT SCARF. I’d wear it in the freakin’ desert!
Someone needs to reassure me that I am not the only one who walks around expecting keyboard shortcuts to work in real world scenarios
Nintendo Controller Knit Hat (Reversible):
Gamers know their roots and no matter if they have moved on to the PS3 or Xbox 360, the still pay some homage to the NES. Note: A lot of gamers avoid the outdoors, so buying a hat to wear in cold weather may not be the most practical idea.
If you are a geek, you should go out of your way to make sure that every space in your home reflects your geekiness. These Russian doll.. uh.. things.. are great for storing cooking ingredients. Or just for show if you don’t really cook.
LEGO Mindstorms NXT 2.0:
Give the gift of a LEGO robot! Either give the gift to a friend or build the robot and offer it’s cleaning services to a loved one. Or buy one and keep it for yourself. Or buy thousands of them, build a robot army, and take over the world. Your call. I, for one, welcome our new robot overlords.
Etre Touchy Gloves:
With so many things that require you to touch them with your thumb and index finger, giving the gift of finger freedom is always a sweet idea. Or you can just cut and sew your own gloves if you’re one of those crafty types.
PS3 Blu-ray Disc Remote:
PS3’s makes for an amazing game console and blu-ray player. Being created for gaming first, the idea of having a remote (outside of the PS gaming controller) was not factored in until later.
Zelda the Solar Cyborg Bugbot v0.2:
I hate bugs, I’m not into the benefits of solar power, but holy wow do I love a good ‘bot. Nothing says “Merry Christmas” like a handmade toy that serves no real purpose other than ten minutes of amusement.
Nintendo Controller Bag:
If you don’t think your soon-to-be-gift-recipient needs a bag, then you are sorely mistaken. This. This bag. This is magic.
This little thing is great to have and is one of those “something extra” gifts. If you know an IT guy/gal who is always running around helping people, this tool can come in handy. It also opens beer. So, ya know, that is totally win.
MonkeyLectric Bike Wheel Light M133S:
I love my bike geek friends! No matter how many times I nearly run them over, they still get back up. These LED lights are super awesome and bring that something extra to a bike. And they are LED lights. LED lights are amazing… and can be used for some weird stuff.
Ahhahahahahahah ah hah ah ahahahaha hahahaha! Oh MAN! HAHAHA! Ok, ok, if you don’t get it, your gamer friends will. Especially if they are heavy coffee drinkers.
Firefly (The Complete Season):
This does not need any explanation or additional selling points. It is Firefly. That is more than good enough.
And so concludes this week’s gift guide. Still looking for something more? I’ll be posting a new guide each week! Next week we will list out some rockin’ gifts for those Designers, Crafties and Indie friends of yours.
But, before I skedaddle, I want to let everyone know about GiftBox! It organizes your present list(s), tracks how much they are, where they are, who they are for, if they have been purchased, how much money you have spent, and so much more! It’s a free service, so go get it!