I am very excited to be posting this article; mainly, because being a ‘geek’ has lead me to a lot of great opportunities over the years, such as, making new friends, finding new hobbies, and even meeting career goals. Seriously, I started my own blogging business thanks to the many connections I have with online gurus. Yes, that’s right. I’m a geek! As is my husband, my best friend and my brother. And all four of us are very proud of this fact, for as I just mentioned above, having a wonky hobby can lead to life-changing opportunities, as well as adding a great amount of joy to your (or someone’s) life. The pitfall (or downside) to being a committed geek however, is that some family members, co-workers and friends who are not geeks themselves, have difficulty trying to figure out what gifts to pick-out for Christmas and Birthdays. Some people tare the hair-out over it, when there is really no need too. For like I’ve been saying throughout this blog- Christmas is not about the gifts people receive, it’s about spending time with those we love. And anyone will be thrilled that you thought of them at all. But if your heart is set on getting some ‘geeky’ gift ideas for the holiday season, I am more than happy to help! In fact, I have comprised a list (I know, huge shock right?) on The Best Christmas Gifts for Geeks!
But before we dive in, let’s have a quick discussion about the different types of Geek Categories out there.
The Different Types of Geek Categories:
- Fantasy. Fantasy lovers are those who adore both creatures and universes that are fictional, and often read and watch stories centered in this Genre, such as, ©The Hobbit, ©The Lord of the Rings, ©Harry Potter, ©The Adventures of Merlin and other similar works of fiction. Basically, if you know someone who speaks highly of dragons, magic, fairies and dwarves- then you know a fantasy geek! (I personally, fall into this category 😉 )
- Science Fiction. Those who love science fiction are often devoted to thoughts of the future and intelligent life in outer space. Spaceships, advanced (future) technologies and star constellations will often be lively topics of conversation with Sci-Fi lovers, and if you hear talks of TV Shows such as, ©Doctor Who, ©Star Trek or ©Stargate– then there is no doubt that you know a Sci-Fi Geek! (My brother falls under this category).
- Math. Yep, there are math lovers out there! Often math geeks are either Engineers or teachers who work in the field of advanced mathematics such as, Algebra, calculus, combinatorics, logic. Number theory, and mathematical physics. If you have someone close to you that has helped you with your math schoolwork, or who likes to teach others about advanced math problems on a regular basis, whether they are interested or not- than you probably know a math geek! Math geeks often fall into the Sci-Fi category as well 🙂
- Tech.Techno geeks are those who love (and often work) with computers, printers, and sound systems. Most people who fall under this category often go into computer science, and spend much of their down-time creating their own computers or disassembling old ones to compare the old technology with the new. Animatronics is also a common interest to techno lovers. Animatronics in the creation and workings of animal (or sometimes human) like robots that are often gigantic in size and are used in film creation and amusement parks. If you know someone who does (or speaks of) any of these things than you know a techno geek!
- Gaming. This is a category that almost everyone falls under at some point or another. Whether it is board gaming, role play, video games or all of the above- it falls under the gamer title. Especially, when individuals participate in these activities regularly. Signs of a dedicated gamer are those who spend long periods of time using gaming consoles like the ©Xbox One, or the ©PS4, and frequently get excited whenever a new game or console product comes into creation. My husband is a HUGE gamer and speaks of different games and gaming characters every single day. 🙂
There are a lot more categories out there, but the five I just listed are the most common, and should be kept in mind when you are looking for gift ideas. As you read the list more carefully, you will probably realise that you fall under one or even two of these groups yourself. And that’s awesome! I am a proud geek too, and wouldn’t give it up for anything in the world. Being a ‘geek’ is part of who I am!
Anyway, you are investigating this page because you want to see the best Christmas Gift ideas for bookworms like me, so let’s get on with the list shall we?
The Best Christmas Gifts for Geeks
Fantasy (None Licensed Products)
Price: $CAD74.92 + 24.99 Shipping
This gorgeous figurine is modeled after Merlin as he first appears in Geoffrey of Monmouth’s Historia Regum Britanniae; BEFORE ARTHUR! The figure is 11″ tall, 6.75″ long and 3.75″ and is hand painted. Thus, the figures colour may differ slightly from the product sale image.
Price: $CAD 26.27 + $3.24 import fees Deposit & Free Shipping. (CLICK HERE for details)
Similarly to the Merlin statue above; this wizard is made from Poly-resin and measures 7.5 inches tall with high quality detailing. (The wizard is not hand painted)
Price: $CAD58.11 +11.42 import fees Deposit & Free Shipping. (CLICK HERE for details)
As you can see from the title, this adorable statue is also made by SteelStreet. The dragon holds much of the same qualities as the wizard statue including, high quality detail, height (7 inches) and material. (Poly-resin)
Price: $CAD 39.23 +24.99 shipping
This item is targeted to a much more specific audience than the others, as it is quite feminine in appearance. The fairy measures 4.5″ tall, 5″ wide and 4.25″ deep, and just like the Merlin figure- it is made from resin and is hand painted with exquisite detail. The fairy would make a great gift for any gal (or even guy) who has a place in their heart for winter themed fantasy creatures.
Fantasy (Licensed Products)
Price: $15.99 +free shipping with Amazon Prime
We all know and love the amazing ©Golden Snitch from JK Rowlings ©Harry Potter. And now, you can have one of your very own! Only this time- it can’t get away from you! The item is as pictured. (Gold coloured with silver wings and chain) Perfect for any ©Harry Potter fan. Especially since the colouring allows the pendant to blend with almost any outfit!
Price: $CAD19.15 + Free shipping with Amazon Prime
Do you know someone who enjoys adult colouring books? If so, than you can help theme colour-it-up GEEK STYLE with a ©Lord of the Rings colouring book! The booklet has detailed images of all your favourite characters and scenes from the famous trilogy films.
Price: CAD$32.95 +free shipping with Amazon Prime
I don’t think there is anyone out there who wouldn’t go bonkers for this novelty mug! It is highly detailed and absolutely adorable. The owl can hold up to 20 ounces of fluid and has an easy grip handle. However, it is NOT MACHINE WASHABLE.
Price: $CAD26.99 + 4.50 Shipping
This clock was cleverly designed in a shadow image that not only sets the mood of the story from which it is based- but the shadow design also lets the clock blend in a little with every day decor, so if you (or someone you know) would like to put the clock in a work office- it won’t be immediately noticeable as a ‘geek’ item to those who do not like such themes. The clock required AA batteries in order to operate and the ©Lord of the Rings clock face is a decal. Material is vinyl.
Price: $CAD11.59 + free shipping with Amazon Prime
These comical geek socks would make a super awesome stocking stuffer for any fan! They can be warn by both men and women and are sports style. The socks are made from 80% Cotton, 15% Acrylic, 5% Spandex as well.
Okay, when it comes to finding a Christmas gift for a ©Lord of the Rings fan you really can’t go wrong with this one! The ring is 18K gold plated with elvish style writing all the way around it. You can pick a ring size too, so your friend or loved one can actually wear it! (I have a similar one myself 😉 )
Science Fiction (Licensed products)
Price: $CAD16.99 + 8.00 shipping
I don’t know about you but I think this pun is blooming excellent! Any ©Star Trek fan would certainly get a kick out of it, and to top things off it’s Christmas themed! So you really can’t go wrong here. (In my opinion that is). The design on the mug is lead free, and the mug itself is made to last and machine washable.
Price: $22.08 + free shipping with Amazon Prime
These novelty ornaments come in a set of four and are highly detailed; measuring 2.25 inches tall. PERFECT for hanging on your (or someones) Christmas tree!!!
Price: $CAD 79.95 + free shipping for Prime Members
Bluetooth is really ‘in’ these days, only now this popular technology has made it possible to create GEEK OUT BIG TIME! The communicator connects to all phones and tablets that have Bluetooth capability,and using the communicator’s built-in microphone you can have conversations with family and friends while you are all dressed up during a convention- Absolutely awesome! Any fan would flip at the opportunity to communicate 24 century style!
Price: $CAD17.99 + Free Shipping with Amazon Prime
This book is pretty much the same concept as ©The Lord of the Rings Coloring book I listed, except it is designed for ©whovians! fan’s can colour beautifully detailed images of their favourite characters and scenes from the treasured ©BBC TV series. A great gift idea for sure!
Price: $CAD 31.29 + free shipping with Amazon Prime
‘Be the character’ – brilliant! With this apron ©Star Trek fans can partly transform themselves into the famous ©Captain Kirk while they cook! The apron is mostly male oriented, however, the apron is one size fits most, so gals who are head over heals in love with the good ol’ captain can wear it too! A great ‘Santa’ gift!
Price: $CAD 17.63 + free shipping with Amazon Prime
This gift idea is both fun and practical! The book features unique recipes that are all based on the ©BBC Doctor Who TV series, and can be a great activity people can do to bring family closer together. Share the fandom!
Price: $CAD 9.11 + 5.99 Shipping
OMG PI is everywhere! 😉 Socks always make such fabulous stocking stuffers, and I can’t think of anything better than PI unisex socks for a math expert! As you can see the socks are very colourful and are made from 98% Polyester, 2% Spandex, Soft, Lightweight and are made to be soft to the touch and long lasting with included breath deep heals.
Price: $CAD10.50 +7.59 Shipping
Whether you (or a special someone) is male or female, gardening is tons of fun. And now, people can take one step further in making their garden their own by planting a fun algebra flag, so all the neighbors will know that math rocks! The flag can fit standard flag poles and is made from durable materials that are fade resistant. Colours come in black or white.
Price: $CAD 9.23-19.99 (Shipping cost unknown)
I may find this shirt a bit more humerous than most people because my brother is an engineer and I purchased a very similar t-shirt for him last year. T shirts like these are great for those who work hard and need a laugh! The tee must be washed with cold water and the sizes range from Small to 3X Large. The bigger the shirt size is, the more it will cost. I recommend contacting the seller for shipping details.
Price: $CAD 11.53 +5.54 Shipping
HA! I’m not sure that I understand this joke 100% but any math geek would! The mug is heat sensitive, so it will appear as plain black until you poor hot liquid inside. After that it will turn white just as you see in the photo! A nifty little surprise I think. The mug holds 11 ounces of fluid and is made from durable materials. However, I never recommend putting novelty mugs in the dishwasher.
Price: CAD$12.00 + 7.00 Shipping
I always jump up and down when I see a gift idea that has Christmas in mind- those ones are just so perfect for this site! Anyway, if you are always asking a friend or family member to help fix your computer than they will really appreciate this tree decoration! The ornament is made of porcelain with a glossy finish and measures 3 inches in diameter.
Price: $15.99 + free shipping with Amazon Prime
Plasma balls are hands down the best Christmas gift for a techno geek. They are highly entrancing and will follow your finger as well as act as a light of sorts. The ball works via a simple USB computer plugin or ,it can run on it’s own after inserting AAA batteries into it.
Price: $11.06 +10.48 shipping
I have worked with many Technicians in my time, and every single one of them were worked to the bone and didn’t have much spare time for themselves- but they kept doing the job anyway because they loved it, however, there are days where technicians can feel unappreciated as they are not always recognized for the hard work the do, thus, little gifts like this mug here will go a long way to making them smile! The mug is made from high quality materials and is dishwasher and microwave safe.
Price: $CAD 10.91 + free shipping with Amazon Prime
This beanie is quite similar to the ©Star Trek communicator I listed earlier. The beanie can sink with any device that has Bluetooth capabilities, so you may listen to music and accept (or decline) phone calls while on the go! An amazing stocking stuffer idea!
Price: $CAD 16.99 + 6.95 Shipping
‘Yeah, you know it!’ This particular geek shirt is made from 100% combed-cotton and is extra soft for an easy fit. Sizes range all the way from a US Small to US XXXXL. An excellent Christmas gift for gamers and programmers.
Price: $CAD 10.70 + 3.59 Shipping
As mentioned above, the pillow cover measures 18X18 inches and is sold by itself. The pillows themselves will need to be purchased separately. The pattern on the casing is double sided and is made from long lasting fabrics. The cushion also has a hidden side fastener to keep the item looking stylish! A great gift for a gaming room. (You will need to contact the seller to ask if the cushion is machine washable).
Price: $39.00 (Shipping Unknown)
I have been married to a gamer for several years now, and I can guarantee you that every time I ‘disturb’ my husband while he is gaming, an adult tantrum ensues. But that is what keep out signs are for! Or in this case- an I’m busy sign. The decal measures 24cm and can be inserted on glass, tile doors and windows. The sticker is also made from none toxic environment friendly materials. A great gift for serious gamers.
Price: $19.45 + 11.45 shipping
‘If only it were true! ‘This mug is a wildly popular item to all game fanatics as it emphasizes an important phase in the gaming universe as well as makes a humerous joke about immortality, that all gamers wish they could reach! The mug is printed on both sides and is made from high grade ceramic materials. (I would double check with the seller before putting it in the dish washer though!) Mugs like these make great Christmas gifts for almost anyone who enjoys video gaming on a regular basis.
Well there you have it.
I had a great time creating this listicle, and I hope it helped you get some ideas for the Christmas season! Feel free to leave a comment below, and don’t forget that gifts don’t really matter in the end- it’s the thought that counts. Your friends and family know that Christmas is not about the getting– it’s about the loving.
Warm wishes to you all!