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Nerd Holiday Gift Guide

While checking our webstats, I noticed that one of our most popular posts recently has been Jeeg’s post from September 2007 about gifts for nerds. In spite of the economic struggles, it seems people are still out there shopping for nerds and looking for good ideas. So, I thought I’d share a few more ideas for this holiday season.

Foam Finger Rocket Flyers
Here’s a nice stocking stuffer idea falling in line with a suggestion Jeeg made last year. Witnessing and even participating in a few rubber band fights in my days, these uber-rubber bands are great for office warfare.

Any current G.I. Joe Action Figures
These 25th Anniversary figures are amazing. I recently snapped an almost three year stretch of not buying action figures when I purchased a new Snake Eyes figure. These figures look like the way we imagined the toys looking when we played with them 25 years ago. And, while walking through the toy aisles, you’ll find they’re probably the only affordable action figure line left.

Griffin Clarifi case for the iPhone
Know a nerd who just got an iPhone and want to get them a really cool accessory? I can personally attest to the greatness of this gift. This case is more than just a case. It has a built in macro lens that slides in front of the iPhone camera lens. Perfect for capturing close up shots where you need a bit more detail.

Batman Animated Series Soundtrack
What other cartoon had cinematic-quality scores like 1992’s Batman: The Animated Series? The late Shirley Walker took Elfman’s basic themes and made them even greater. Now, in a limited release, this 2-disc set collects some of her most famous work.

Farberware Nonstick 4-Cup Egg Poacher
I’ve been making more and more poached eggs lately and they’re great. Here’s a way to poach four eggs at the same time. I hope to go more into exactly why you’d want one for yourself in a future post.

A-Team Sheer Shirt
I’ve been eyeing this shirt for a couple years now. But has tons of shirts that nerds would be interested in. From a Bluth Company shirt (from Arrested Development) to a replica of the shirt Sam Jones wore in Flash Gordon, there’s something on this site for the nerd you love.

Netflix Gift Subscription and Roku Player
Finally, if you’re looking for an excuse to keep the nerd you love off the streets, try this combo. A Netflix subscription along with the Roku Player will give that special nerd in your life plenty to do. They’ll never want to leave their house again! If there’s not a DVD in from Netflix, the Roku player fills the gaps by allowing Netflix’s “Watch Instantly” selections pipe right into the television.

I’d recommend one more thing, but sadly, this doesn’t come out until sometime next year.

By | 2017-03-17T01:02:37+00:00 December 6th, 2008|Categories: Article|Tags: , , , , , , , , |1 Comment

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  1. Jeeg February 23, 2017 at 4:00 am - Reply

    Great ideas all around.

    To supplement your suggestions, I have to give a shout out to the Nerf Ironman Blaster as my dart shooter of choice. And one of the recent updates to the Xbox 360 dashboard enabled Netflix streaming like the Roku player.

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