Finding the perfect gift for a geek is tough — they’re so picky, aren’t they? We’ve rounded up some awesome Christmas gift ideas that will make your geek’s Christmas totally perfect. If you’re stressed out about buying the right gift, there’s something in our gift guide that will suit your geek’s unique personality and tastes…and something that will fit your budget perfectly, too.
Whether they’re into Batman, Guardians of the Galaxy, Star Wars or anything inbetween, we have some great Christmas gift ideas for you. Here are the top 10 best geek gifts:
1. Groot Vinyl Bobble-Head by POP!
Possibly the biggest movie of 2014 was Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy which starred Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana and Vin Diesel — rather Vin Diesel’s voice. Diesel voiced Groot, a lovable superhero tree that basically plays the role of the strong oaf, and only mutters “I am Groot” throughout the movie. The vinyl Groot bobble-head stands at just 3 3/4-inch tall and will make a great addition to any fan’s collection. It’ll give him the excitement of Groot without having to deal with Vin Diesel at all.
2. ‘Batman: The Complete Television Series’ Blu-Ray
Holy memorabilia, Batman! Batman’s original television show from the ’60s hilariously depicts Batman & Robin in a light that today’s fans aren’t used to. Adam West as Batman takes on well-known Batman villains in a much more lighthearted version of Batsy than, say, in the Nolan films. The newly released Blu-Ray presents all 120 original broadcast episodes in fully remastered HD goodness, including 3 hours of all new extra features such as commentary from the cast about Batman ’66.
Price: $174.99 (35 percent off)
3. Cards Against Humanity
Cards Against Humanity has been all-the-rage among table top game lovers and card game lovers alike. The game box teases that it’s “the party game for horrible people.” It’s a simple game, one player asks a question from a black card, and then all of the other players try to put forth their funniest white card in response. The game contains 550 cards, with 460 of them being the white response cards and 90 being black cards. It’s truly uproarious, undeniable and simple fun for your favorite geek, and you can get it for less than $30.00. And, each expansion is just $10.
4. UDI U818A 2.4GHz RC Quadcopter Drone
Does your geek love to tinker with RC cars & airplanes? Check out the UDI U818A RC Quadcopter drone that’s strapped with a camera. It has a 6 Axis Gyro, which will allow him to control the drone with precision. It also has a high capacity battery that will allow for longer fly times, and has a remote distance of up to 30m. Your favorite geek can record flight footage right to an SD card contained within (which can be upgraded for more capacity). It’s not as badass as the Hubsan H107D FPV RTF helicopter that has a live feed and other features, but the UDI U818A is just half the price.
Price: $62.99 (3 percent off MSRP)
5. Chewbacca 9″ Talking Plush by Underground Toys
Nothing says I love you like buying your favorite geek something from the quintessential geek franchise: Star Wars. And what better way to show your support than by giving them a Chewbacca talking plush by Underground Toys for them to add to their collection, complete with the trademark Wookie Growl (Gwwrrrr….Gllllwwww…I can’t do it). As far as Star Wars gifts are concerned, you won’t find one any cuter. Underground Toys also has Yoda, Darth Vader, Jawa and RD-D2 talking plushes available.
Price: $17.95 (18 percent off)
6. ‘RoboCop: The Definitive History’ Hardcover
RoboCop is one of those geektastic action movies that you either loved or hated. It follows the story of a hero police officer in a near-future Detroit who is turned into a cyborg police officer following a vicious attack. To me, it was wildly entertaining, and the original movie from 1987 was a thrilling journey that was eons better than the Hollywood redo. If your geek is a fan of RoboCop, check out RoboCop: The Definitive History hardcover, which is filled with interesting tidbits regarding the two sequels, TV versions, merchandise and the latest film.
7. ‘The Walking Dead’ Monopoly (Survival Edition)
Is Daryl Dixon your geek’s most revered hero? Everyone loves a game of Monopoly, the classic board game, but what about Monopoly with a twist? There are now an astounding number of Monopoly variations to fit any type of fanfare — the New York Yankees, the Legend of Zelda, and now there’s a Monopoly: The Walking Dead (Survival Edition). In The Walking Dead Monopoly game, 2-6 players will compete for, then fortify the prime real estate and resources to sustain life. The game features 6 collectible Walking Dead-themed tokens, and has a board stylized after the Walking Dead comic book from Image Comics.
8. ‘Guardians of the Galaxy: Awesome Mix Vol. 1’
It’s a good thing that the Guardians of the Galaxy: Awesome Mix Vol. 1 is a fantastic collection of music, since it plays such a significant and prominent role in The Guardians of the Galaxy. Usually, I’m not one to recommend buying a physical CD — I mean, is this the 90s or? — but this is a collector’s item that would make a great addition to their wall of cool Marvel stuff. Awesome Mix Vol. 1 contains classic hits by The Jackson 5, Blue Swede, Tammi Terrell, The Raspberries and more. So get your geek ‘Hooked on a Feeling’ and put The Guardians of the Galaxy: Awesome Mix Vol. 1 in their Christmas stocking.
9. Knight Sword Umbrella
If you’re like me, you think umbrellas are generally nerdy, and not in the good way. But satisfy their inner-geek with the Knightly Sword Hilted Umbrella, a full-length umbrella containing a handle styled after a classic Gothic bastard sword. It also comes with a strap-on holder for your geek to sheath their
weapon umbrella onto their back. With this umbrella, your geek is sure to bring honor to House (insert your last name here).
10. Sonic Screwdriver TV Remote Control
It’s tough to recommend spending nearly $100 on a remote, unless it is a Doctor Who Sonic Screwdriver replica universal remote, that is. The Sonic Screwdriver remote has fully functioning gesture-based programmable features and is compatible with just about all home entertainment equipment. The replica is hand-polished, copper-plated, die cast metal to look just like the Doctor’s, as well as an FX Mode that has 13 authentic special FX sounds straight from Doctor Who. And, there’s an easy guided setup that teaches you how to use the remote with verbal prompts.
Price: $98.73 (18 percent off MSRP)