Valentine’s Day. That can be a tough one in the land of the Geeks. But don’t worry. We’re here to help you find the perfect gift for that special geek in your life. And if you’re a geek looking for something to wow your special non-geek, we’ve got a couple of ideas in here for you too.
Take a look at our top picks:
1. Geek Coffee Mug – Amazon
A coffee mug may seem a little basic but what better way to expresso your love. To share the warmth of your feelings. (OK, that’s enough goofiness.) The Doctor does have two hearts, after all, so how could she not know the perfect way to say I Love You.
2. 3D Vintage Retro Framed Poster Sign – Marvel Avengers Cast – Amazon
Poster art is a staple in geek interior design so why not go with a classic. After your geek finishes admiring all the details you can work together to find the perfect place to display the new acquisition. Just remember, in the closet is not an acceptable location.
3. Customized Any FIRST DANCE Song Art – Amazon
Most of our suggestions are great gifts FOR your geek love. We actually think this one is a great gift FROM your geek love. We geeks often get lost in our projects or games or fandoms or, well, you know, the list goes on. What a perfect way to show the one who accepts you just as you are that you too remember the special moments.
* Printed on fine art cotton paper using high-quality archival pigment inks
* Paper size: 10″x8″ or 14″x11″
* Frame and mat are NOT included. The frame shown in the picture is 14″x11″ frame from Michaels.
4. Star Wars Inspired “I Love You” / “I know” | Stainless Steel – Amazon
Han and Leia. A love story for the ages. But everyone already has the t-shirts and the hats and the coffee cups and the key-chains (I’ll stop here because we all know this list can go on forever). Take a look at this unique take on the “I Love You”/ “I know” exchange. These stainless steel spoons are stamped one letter at a time by hand and made with non-toxic ink. That means they can be displayed as a timeless addition to your collectibles or used for sharing a bowl of your favorite tauntaun stew.
5. Stained D20 Coaster Set – Dice Barware – Amazon
“Hey, Sweetie! It’s my turn to host the guild for game night. Is it ok if we set up in the dining room?” Don’t spend another night discreetly tucking napkins under cups and glasses during the game. Set your gamer up with these hand made wooden coasters. The whole guild will be impressed by the detail of the engraved D20. Or you can request a custom design from the artist for that super special touch.
6. Damn The Man Shirt Funny Geek Gamer Tee Valentines Day Gift – Amazon
Honestly, this one is just for me. Empire Records is one of my all-time favorite movies. .
7. The Mark Brothers – Cable Labels – Amazon
Yes, cabling is a serious thing. But why can’t we have a little whimsy too? These cable labels give you both. It’s great to be able to show the norms that geeks have a sense of humor too.
8. SoundBot¨ SB210 HD Stereo Bluetooth 4.1 Wireless Smart Beanie – Amazon
Since the Jetsons first aired in 1962 we’ve been waiting for all sorts of technological advancements to come our way. We now have cell phones and face time. We’re seeing an uptick in the self-driving car arena and the first “flying” cars are trying to get off the ground (so to speak). But what about clothing that has all the technology and do-dads we want? This Bluetooth Wireless Smart Beanie is a step toward that shining future world. And this gift is great for the geek and non-geek alike. You can listen to your favorite podcast, jam to that new band, or carry on a hands-free conversation with your bestie while keeping the ole noggin warm and not getting tangled in the cords.
SOFT, SENSIBLE, COMFORTABLE, & WARM
LOUD & HD MUSIC EXPERIENCE
ONE SIZE FIT ALL & UNIVERSAL WIRELESS TECHNOLOGY
HUMAN ENGINEERING DESIGN
9. TABLETOPICS Couples: Questions to Start Great Conversations – Amazon
This item is more of a couples gift. Use the questions to get to know each other better. Or find a way to turn it into a game. Get together with a few close friends and you could put on your own version of The Newlywed Game. (OMG! You don’t know what that is? Google it my friend. And make sure you watch the ones from the 70’s. Those are great.). With 20 different editions and more than 2 million copies sold, TableTopics are the #1 best-selling conversation starters.
10. Tile Mate and Slim Combo Pack – Key Finder. Phone Finder. Anything Finder (2 Tile Mate and 2 Tile Slim) – 4 Pack – Amazon
Who loses their stuff more often? The geek or the non-geek? Nevermind. Don’t answer that one. It’s just going to get you, and me, in trouble. If misplaced paraphernalia is a problem, try out this Tile Combo pack. I have a cousin who’s always losing her keys and she swears by this product.
11. Wang Yaqin NFC RFID Magic Ring – Amazon
Yes, NFC stands for National Football Conference. But no, that’s not what this is about. Have you ever wanted to be a real magician? Not card tricks but true, no tricks or strings, magic? Well, this ring gives you the chance to feel that powerful. It uses Near Field Communication technology and RFID to give you the power to access all your encrypted devices with a wave of your hand. Just remember, with great power comes great responsibility.
12. Critical Hit D20 12 oz Ceramic Mug w/ Lid – Amazon
Once again we have the classic role playing icon of the 20 sided die. Yes, your love could use this for their favorite hot beverage. But wouldn’t it be cool to keep all your dice inside the ceramic D20? Think about it and get back to me.
13. Nest (T3007ES) Learning Thermostat – Amazon
I know what you’re thinking. This is way too practical for a Valentine’s Day gift. But hear me out. This is a great little piece of technology. It can work with your Alexa device or your smartphone for remote control. It learns your routines and preferences. (Now that I type that one it sounds a little creepy.) And it can communicate with the full range of Nest devices as well as other smart devices around your home. (Yeah, that sounds even creepier.) You and your geek can take the first step toward your own smart home with this one simple device. But keep one door off the network just in case the house gets a little too smart.
14. Doctor Who Star Trek Crossover Wall Art – Amazon
We are divided on this one. My husband thinks this is awesome. And I do love both Star Trek and Dr. Who. But the mashup is weirding me out a little bit. Though, now that I think about it, I can totally hear Kirk trying to get Scotty to fix the engine on the Tardis. And I’m not sure if the Daleks and the Klingons would band together or try to kill each other. Ooo, I can totally see this poster leading to some great theoretical debates on the combination of the Whoniverse and Trek. Fun!
15. Whiskey Stones Gift Set – 8 Granite Chilling Whisky Rocks – 2 Crystal Shot Glasses – Amazon
“On the Rocks” takes on a whole new meaning with this gift set. Whiskey stones are actual rocks that you freeze and place in your glass to cool your liquor without watering it down. These should keep game night flowing smoothly with fewer breaks to “fix” watered down drinks. Storm the castle, my friends!
16. Ohuhu Ocarina from Legend of Zelda – Amazon
There are a wide variety of ocarinas on the market today. But this is a beautiful recreation of the Legend of Zelda classic. A great gift for the Zelda fanatic or the music lover in your life.
17. Geek Dad: Awesomely Geeky Projects and Activities for Dads and Kids to Share – Amazon
The best way to pass on your geeky fandoms to the next generation is to spend time doing them with your kids. The Geek Dad book series (and the incredibly popular GeekDad blog) is full of ideas for making playtime fun for everyone. From building the “Best Slip n’ Slide Ever” to flying a night-time kite ablaze with lights, you’re sure to find an awesome family project in these pages. And what better gift can you give the ones you love than the gift of your time.
18. Academy da Vinci Clock – Amazon
Da Vinci was undoubtedly a man before his time. If Science Fiction had been a “thing” in the 15th century, his sketches would have made him a master of the genre. This reproduction of a clock based on an escapement sketched by Da Vinci is somehow scientific and architectural at the same time. It will make a great addition to the collection of your own multi-dimensional geek.
19. Chemist’s Spice Rack, 14 Piece Chemistry Spice Rack Set – Amazon
Cooking is science. Just ask Vincent from Eureka. (Seriously. If you want to see what scientists run amok looks like you need to watch this SyFy series.) Now you can give your master of gastronomy what every 12-year-old scientist wants; their very own chemistry set. This one just happens to be a spice rack which is probably much safer. So whether you’re love is a mad scientist or just has mad skills in the kitchen, give them the proper tools to ply their trade.
20. Star Wars Millennium Falcon Waffle Maker – Amazon
We’ve been told our whole lives not to play with our food. But these Millennium Falcon waffles just beg to be flown before getting swallowed by the creature from that asteroid. (Just in case you’re wondering, this time the creature is you.) Every room in the house needs a little touch of geek. So make breakfast fun for everyone with this awesome waffle maker.