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100 Gifts for the Nerd

From Cinematic Sci-Fi Clothing to Galactic Beach Towels

— December 14, 2014 — Tech
Gifts for the nerd have to honor their interests: sci-fi, gaming and superheroes.

Nerds are cooler than ever these days. That statement might seem counter-intuitive, but it's true. "Nerd" is no longer an insult, nor does it exclusively refer to a computer-obsessed 26-year-old who lives in his mom's basement. There are plenty of hot nerds out there! Sure, they might prefer video games to small talk, but that doesn't mean that they're totally socially inept either. I'm thinking of the O.C.'s Seth Cohen, a lovable geek with a fast-talking charm that swept girls all over the nation off their feet.

This year, gift the nerd in your life with everything from superhero wrist warmers to retro gamer blinds to windable droid toys.
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High-Tech Educational Games
High-Tech Educational Games
The LeapTV Games Console Helps Younger Kids Learn Through Play
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99
Sci-Fi Cookie Cutters
Sci-Fi Cookie Cutters
These Galactic Doctor Who Cookie Cutters Make Baking a Futuristic Experience
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98
Antiquated Trekkie Lockets
Antiquated Trekkie Lockets
This Captain Spock Necklace Give Futuristic Characters a Vintage Twist
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97
Time Machine Blankets
Time Machine Blankets
This Doctor Who TARDIS Blanket is Perfect for Fans to Snuggle With
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96
Caped Crusader Undies
Caped Crusader Undies
The Batman Belt Caped Boxer Briefs are Perfect for Fans of this Classic Hero
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95
Oceanic Ocotopus Leggings
Oceanic Ocotopus Leggings
These Leggings Make it Look Like an Octopus is Clinging to Your Leg
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94
Galactic Beach Towels
Galactic Beach Towels
This Star Trek Beach Towel Celebrates the ‘Mirror, Mirror’ Episode
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93
Old School Gaming Blankets
Old School Gaming Blankets
This Supremely Snuggly Tetris Fleece Throw is Captioned 'Epic Fail'
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92
Time Machine Doormats
Time Machine Doormats
This Police Phone Box TARDIS Mat Lets Guests Know You're a Fan of Doctor Who
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Painterly Intergalactic Dresses
Painterly Intergalactic Dresses
This TARDIS Doctor Who Dress Looks Like a Van Gogh Painting
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90
Sci-Fi Sippy Cups
Sci-Fi Sippy Cups
This Doctor Who Travel Cup is Great for Journeying Through the Galaxy
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Knitted Fantasy Beanies
Knitted Fantasy Beanies
This Stark Family House Tuque Will Keep You Warm When Winter Arrives
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Adorable Sci-Fi Creature Tees
Adorable Sci-Fi Creature Tees
This Star Wars Ewok Tee is Perfect for any Dedicated Sci-Fi Fan
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Technology Jargon Card Games
Technology Jargon Card Games
This Tech-Themed Cards Against Humanity Set is Hilariously Funny
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86
Cinematic Elvish Vambraces
Cinematic Elvish Vambraces
The Vambrace of Legolas is an Ideal Lord of the Rings Costume Accessory
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85
Barrel Beer Mugs
Barrel Beer Mugs
The Urakita Studio Designs a Modern Take on the Classic Wooden Barrel
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84
Temporary Gadget Tattoos
Temporary Gadget Tattoos
These 'Tech Tattoos' Can Be Attached to Laptops, Smartphones and Chargers
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83
DIY Gaming Shirts
DIY Gaming Shirts
You Can Create Your Own Tetris T-Shirt Thanks To Instructions From Marc Kerger
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Time Travelling Sweaters
Time Travelling Sweaters
This TARDIS Doctor Who Crewneck Explains the Phenomenon of Space Travel
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81
Hot Sauce Hats
Hot Sauce Hats
This Spicy Red Beanie is Inspired by the Popular Piquante Condiment Sriracha
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Galactic Cube Fridges
Galactic Cube Fridges
This Tiny Fridge is Designed to Look like the Borg Cube from Star Trek
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Playful Puzzle Fridges
Playful Puzzle Fridges
The Rubik's Cube Fridge Keeps Drink Cool in a Playful and Colorful Way
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Gaming Controller Photo Series
Gaming Controller Photo Series
Javier Laspiur's Photos Depict Gaming Controllers Over the Years
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Zombie Wine Stands
Zombie Wine Stands
This Wine Holder is Designed to Look Like a Bloody Undead Hand
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Comfy Superhero Slippers
Comfy Superhero Slippers
The DC Comics Batman Batmobile Slippers Pays Tribute to an Iconic Car
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75
Stealth Ninja Sweaters
Stealth Ninja Sweaters
This Ninja Hoodie is Perfect for Wannabe Crime Fighters
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74
Nerdy Gaming Toiletries
Nerdy Gaming Toiletries
The Nintendo 64 Cartridge Soaps are Nerdy and Cute
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73
Superhero Batwing Cups
Superhero Batwing Cups
You Can Enjoy Your Coffee Like Batman With the Thumbs Up! Bat Mug
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72
Nostalgic Dual Controller Mugs
Nostalgic Dual Controller Mugs
The 2-Player Gaming Mug Set Makes Drinking Coffee with a Pal Fun
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Sci-Fi Pizza Utensils
Sci-Fi Pizza Utensils
The Star Trek The Next Generation Pizza Cutter is Perfect for Geeky Fans
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Portable Ping Pong Tables
Portable Ping Pong Tables
A Good Round of Table-Tennis is at Your Fingertips with Pongo
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Galactic Droid Backpacks
Galactic Droid Backpacks
These R2-D2 Backpacks is Perfect for Fans of the Star Wars Saga
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68
Galactic Commander Hoodies
Galactic Commander Hoodies
These Stark Trek TOS Zip-Up Sweat Shirts are Super Cozy
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67
British Sci-fi Wallets
British Sci-fi Wallets
Female Fans of Doctor Who Will Love the TARDIS Ladies Wallet
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66
Fantasy Throne Bookends
Fantasy Throne Bookends
This Game of Thrones Book Shelf Accessory is Perfect for a Fan of the Show
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65
Dragon Egg Data Devices
Dragon Egg Data Devices
This Fantasy USB Flash Drive was Inspired by HBO's Game of Thrones
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Anime-Inspired S'mores
Anime-Inspired S'mores
These Matcha Green Tea S'more Cookies Look Like the Bulbasaur Pokemon
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Spacey Party Plates
Spacey Party Plates
These Space Dinner Plates Are Perfect for Out of This World Entertaining
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Novel Scented Candles
Novel Scented Candles
These Frostbeard Fragrances are Inspired by Popular Fantasy Series
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Galactic Bottle Openers
Galactic Bottle Openers
This Doctor Who Sonic Screwdriver Opener is Great for Opening Beer Bottles
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60
Galactic Character Tees
Galactic Character Tees
This Star Wars T-Shirt Features a Close-Up Print of Chewbacca’s Face
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Gaming Console Cufflinks
Gaming Console Cufflinks
These Unique Cufflinks from Fancy are Made Using PlayStation Parts
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Immersive Gaming Vests
Immersive Gaming Vests
The KOR-FX Vests Allow Gamers to 'Feel' Explosions and Gunshots
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Windable Droid Toys
Windable Droid Toys
These Tin Wind Up Toys are Designed to Look Like Star Wars Characters
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56
Superhero Wrist Warmers
Superhero Wrist Warmers
These Knitted Gloves Are Inspired by Marvel Comics' Iron Man
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Sci-Fi Heroine Beanies
Sci-Fi Heroine Beanies
The Princess Leia Beanie is Perfect for Star Wars Fans
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54
Furry Sci-Fi Heels
Furry Sci-Fi Heels
These Ewok High Heels are Custom Made to Resemble the Infamous Creature
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53
Touchscreen Gaming Laptops
Touchscreen Gaming Laptops
The Lenovo Y70 Touch Gaming Laptop is Surprisingly Thin
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52
Console Tablet Cases
Console Tablet Cases
The Gamevice Controller is Perfect for Gamers On-the-Go
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Gaming Controller Clocks
Gaming Controller Clocks
The Clocker Controller Wall Clock Also Doubles as a Piece of Art
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50
Space-Age Statement Shoes
Space-Age Statement Shoes
These Gold Wedge Sneakers from Shop Jeen are Glamorously Galactic
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Geeky Denim Shorts
Geeky Denim Shorts
These Summer Jean Shorts Feature Several Pop Culture Characters
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48
Empire Patterned Tights
Empire Patterned Tights
The Monochromatic Star Wars Leggings Are Ideal for Fashion-Friendly Nerds
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Galactic Party Packs
Galactic Party Packs
The Out of This World Backpack Flask Completes an Adult Astronaut Costume
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46
Cinematic Sci-Fi Clothing
Cinematic Sci-Fi Clothing
This Summertime XLARGE Fashion Collection Pays Tribute to Star Wars
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Galactic Playing Cards
Galactic Playing Cards
This Star Wars Card Deck Shows the History of Darth Vader
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44
Galactic Toilet Paper Holders
Galactic Toilet Paper Holders
This Space Invader Paper Holder Adds a Geeky Touch to Your Bathroom
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Plush Superhero Knapsacks
Plush Superhero Knapsacks
The Batman Backpack Buddy is Ideal for Fans of the Caped Crusader
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Romantic Galaxy Mugs
Romantic Galaxy Mugs
These Han Solo and Princess Leia Mugs Capture the Couple's Love
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Retro Gamer Flasks
Retro Gamer Flasks
The Power Up Flask is Designed to Resemble the Game Boy
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40
Sci-Fi Steel Ice Cubes
Sci-Fi Steel Ice Cubes
ThinkGeek Designs Drink Coolers Inspired by Star Trek's Borg Race
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Gamer Portal Ice Cubes
Gamer Portal Ice Cubes
The Portal 2 Companion Cube Ice Cube Tray is Super Nerdy
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Galactic Feline Backpacks
Galactic Feline Backpacks
The Dark Star Kitty Backpack is Perfect for Back-to-School
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Superhero Infinity Scarves
Superhero Infinity Scarves
These Stylish Infinity Scarf Designs Celebrate Heroic Marvel Characters
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Gamer Console Mugs
Gamer Console Mugs
This Adventure Time Cup is Shaped Like the Character BMO
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35
Sci-Fi Computers
Sci-Fi Computers
The Ubi Computer Takes Commands Via Natural Conversation
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34
Gamer-Approved Tech Accessories
Gamer-Approved Tech Accessories
The Gameboy iPhone 5 Case from Celebrates the Retro Device
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Retro Gamer Knapsacks
Retro Gamer Knapsacks
The TravelBoy Backpack is Shaped to Resemble the Classic Game Boy
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Superhero Lighting Decor
Superhero Lighting Decor
The Batman Desk Lamp from Retro Planet Celebrates the Iconic Character
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Geeky Sci-Fi Hangers
Geeky Sci-Fi Hangers
These Star Wars Hooks are Perfect for Organizing Galactic Gear
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Superhero Cookie Stamps
Superhero Cookie Stamps
This Batman Cookie Cutter Stamp is Perfect for Nerdy Baked Goods
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Galactic Nutcracker Figurines
Galactic Nutcracker Figurines
CB2's Astronaut Nutcracker is a Futuristic Take on Festive Decor
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Galactic Keyboard Decals
Galactic Keyboard Decals
These Striking Nebula 3 Keyboard Decals are the Ultimate Tech Accessory
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Galactic Grilling Tools
Galactic Grilling Tools
The Darth Vader BBQ Fork Lets You Cook with the Force
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Nerdy 8-Bit Underwear
Nerdy 8-Bit Underwear
These Super Nerdy 8-Bit Panties are the First in the World to Exist
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Comfy Turtle Hoodies
Comfy Turtle Hoodies
These Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Cosplay Hoodies are Perfect for Fall
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Sci-Fi Toy Car Collections
Sci-Fi Toy Car Collections
The Star Wars Hot Wheels Set Boasts Loop-Ready X-Wings
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Sneaky Gamer Lighters
Sneaky Gamer Lighters
The Assassin's Creed Lighter Brand Lets Virtual Assassins Leave Their Mark
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Droid-Inspired Workout Wear
Droid-Inspired Workout Wear
R2-D2 Yoga Pants Let You Fly Your Geek Flag in the Goddess Pose
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Virtual Reality Headsets
Virtual Reality Headsets
The Totem Headset Has Two On-Board Cameras and HDMI Compatibility
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Graphic Comic Book Streetwear
Graphic Comic Book Streetwear
I Am Dope's Superhero Tee Boasts a Dynamic Character Print
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Superhero Wearable Sleeping Bags
Superhero Wearable Sleeping Bags
Marvel by Selk'bag Keeps People Warm by Channeling Superpowers
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Sci-Fi Cuddle Cushions
Sci-Fi Cuddle Cushions
The Star Trek Body Pillows Depict Sensualized Kirk and Spock
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Sci-Fi Character Rings
Sci-Fi Character Rings
This Ring Makes It Look Like Doctor Who is Hugging Your Finger
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Elemental Formal Wear
Elemental Formal Wear
This Nerdy Bow Tie Features the Periodic Table of Elements On It
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Nostalgic Gamer Lamps
Nostalgic Gamer Lamps
This Unique Lamp From Woody6Switch Will Make Any Gamer Light Up
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Gold-Plated Consoles
Gold-Plated Consoles
The Xbox One and PS4 Systems Get a Opulent Makeover in Dubai
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Colorful Chemistry Coasters
Colorful Chemistry Coasters
These Periodic Table Coasters Will Help You Pick Your Poison
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12
Caped Costume Rompers
Caped Costume Rompers
These Sexy Superhero Costumes From ThinkGeek are Comfortable to Wear Too
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Cult Crush Tees
Cult Crush Tees
This Seth Cohen Shirt Lets Future Suitors Know They Have Big Shoes to Fill
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Nerdy Dice Dishware
Nerdy Dice Dishware
This Nerdtastic D20 Bowl Set Design is Inspired by Dungeons and Dragons
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Dapper Halloween Apparel
Dapper Halloween Apparel
Sport a Fashionable Halloween Costume with Looks From OppoSuits
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Retro-Modern Gaming Systems
Retro-Modern Gaming Systems
The R-KAID-R Game Console Blurs the Lines Between Past and Present
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Retro Gaming Blinds
Retro Gaming Blinds
English Blinds Created a Cooler Shading Option for Geeks
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Transformative Gamer Cups
Transformative Gamer Cups
These Heat Change Mugs From ThinkGeek Have a Retro Video Game Theme
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Galaxy Print Bedding
Galaxy Print Bedding
This Out of This World Nebula Bedding Set is the Stuff Dreams Are Made Of
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4
Fantasy Phone Thrones
Fantasy Phone Thrones
This DIY Game of Thrones Phone Holder Looks Like the Infamous Iron Throne
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3
Dice Themed Cake Molds
Dice Themed Cake Molds
This Dungeons and Dragons-Inspired Cake Mold Creates 20-Sided Desserts
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2
Geodesic Camping Shelters
Geodesic Camping Shelters
This Cave Tent Design by Heimplanet Features a Sci-Fi Inspired Design
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Gamer Engagement Rings
Gamer Engagement Rings
The Intendo Ring Makes a Promise From One Nerd to Another
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