Is there a special geek or nerd in your life that you still need to get a holiday gift for? With Hanukkah upon us and Christmas less than 2 weeks away, you might be feeling the crunch. Well fear not. I have some suggestions for places to shop for those perfect geeky and nerdy gifts that will lift that stress right off your shoulders.
ThinkGeek.com – Join In. Geek Out.
Think Geek has all of the crazy geeky and nerdy gifts, that you’ve never heard of, but won’t be able to live without. Gifts like a Boba Fett Beanie for $19.99, the Walking Dead Risk game for $49.99, Game of Thrones Flasks for $24.99, and a Doctor Who Shower Curtain for $29.99. Shipping is generally a flat rate of $6.95, but right now there is a coupon code for free shipping. Each time an order that you have placed ships, you earn Geek Points (10 points for every $1 you spend). You can use these points, on your next order, for free bobbles like a Collapsible Shot Glass or a Vampire Pacifier.
EntertainmentEarth.com – Bring Hollywood Home
Entertainment Earth is a great source for collector’s items and gifts. Nowhere else can you find a Star Trek Classic White Handle Phaser for $39.99. You can also stock up on your favorite action figures and statues, like the Superman New 52 ArtFX Statue for $44.99 or the Batman The Dark Knight The Joker 1:4 Scale Action Figure for $99.99. For that LARPer in your life, Entertainment Earth has a World of Warcraft Alliance Wearable Tabard, normally $79.99, on sale for $29.99. From Star Wars and GI Joe to Assassin’s Creed and Donkey Kong, you are guaranteed to find something unique here.
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Featured Item Sites
Websites like Woot.com, DailySteals.com, 1Sale.com, and more, are places to find great deals. These websites have deals that change daily. Though these sites are not geared toward geeks or nerds, you can often find gems at a steal. On Friday, Daily Steals had HD Camera Goggles starting at $99, while Woot had Hello Kitty Junior Booties for $9.99. If you have a mini holiday budget, then I suggest checking these sites daily. You may just find a diamond in the rough.
DudeIWantThat.com – A Geek’s Gift Guide of Gadgets, Gears and Novelties
As my sister puts it, it’s like Sky Mall for Geeks. This website has gathered all of the coolest geek gifts into one place. Gifts like a Flux Capacitor USB Car Charger ($24.99 from Think Geek), Middle Earth Map Leggings ($10.99 from Amazon), and Official Cryptex Security Boxes ($275-3k from Cryptex).