“Nerdy” pop culture isn’t going anywhere. As evidenced by the legions of superhero or comic book-inspired TV shows and movies, not to mention the burgeoning of franchises like Pokémon and Fortnite, each one of us has someone in our lives who lives and breathes for this stuff.
From fanboy/fangirl items to quirky, unique presents to futuristic tech gifts, there is a literal bounty to select from in 2019.
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Below, we’ve put together some of this year’s best geek gifts, sure to please even the pickiest of recipients.
For the Lego maniac
Some things never change. Lego has been a starring holiday gift since it first showed up on toy-store shelves.
Kids (and adults) of the nerdy persuasion can spend hours — and sometimes days, depending on the Lego set — putting together their masterpieces.
Star Wars AT-ST Raider Lego set, $69.99, available at Lego.com
Overwatch Bastion Lego set, $69.99, available at Lego.com
Star Wars Millennium Falcon Lego set, $179.99, available at Lego.com
For the security-obsessed
The meticulous among us want to make sure we’re safe, our families are safe, our pets are safe. There’s absolutely nothing wrong with that, especially when you see these sleek tech gadgets that, as children, we never would’ve thought could exist.
Tile Mate finder with 200-foot range, $24.99 USD, available at the Tile official site
Tile Sticker finder with 150-foot range (waterproof), $39.00 USD/2-pack, available at the Tile official site
Nextbase 522GW dashcam with Alexa built in, emergency SOS and Bluetooth 4.2, $259.99, available from Nextbase
For the Nintendo, Pokémon and/or video-game fan
Nintendo has been a staple for holiday gifts since the mid-’80s, and Pokémon has been around for more than 20 years. Both older and younger nerds can enjoy the bounties of these franchises, not to mention the endless other video-game-related options. Fortnite, anyone?
Nintendo Mario alarm clock, $34.99, available at EB Games
Pacman ghost light, $39.99, available at EB Games
Flame-action Charmander, $44.99, available at Toys R Us
Mario chain chomp lamp, $54.99, available at EB Games
Fortnite Risky Reeler Nerf gun, $69.99, available at EB Games
Fortnite Sneaky Springer Nerf gun, $29.99, available at EB Games
For the music lover
Is the nerd in your life constantly playing music? Are they never without headphones? Then this gadget might do the trick.
Sonos One built-in voice control wireless smart speaker, $249, available at Sonos.com
For the phone addict
Winter can be a tough time for phone-using commuters or outdoorsy people; taking off gloves just to type or search the internet can sometimes be too big a sacrifice. Suffer no more with these touchscreen gloves, insulated specifically for the cold weather.
Mujjo double-insulated touchscreen globes, $72.40, available at Mujjo.com (item ships to Canada)
For the unclassifiable nerd
A collection of geeky odds and ends, sure to please somebody.
Game of Thrones ‘Winter Is Here’ toque, $19.99, available at Retro Festive
Spider-Man blue crew socks, $12.99, available at Retro Festive
Rick and Morty Pickle Rick stocking with Santa hat, $19.99, available at Retro Festive
Naruto bust coin bank, $19.99, available at EB Games
Game of Thrones dragon egg ornaments, $9.99 each, available at Retro Festive
For more gift ideas, budget tips and the best (and worst) of holiday entertainment, check out our Holidays 2019 guide here.
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