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Gifts for Geeks

10 Nerdtastic Educational Presents

— December 14, 2008 — Tech
Experiment with your gift giving style at ThinkGeek.  This site offers a wide variety of science-related novelty items for the resident geek in all of us.

There’s no harm in giving educational gifts as long as they are fun, and in this economy, why not give your kids a fighting chance at getting ahead with these brainy products? It beats plopping them down in front of their XBox and hoping for the best, doesn’t it?  ThinkGeek has plenty of educationally exciting items to choose from.

Here are my top ten picks:

Photo #1: An electrifyingly beautiful USB plasma ball.

Photo #2: Plushies in a petrie dish!  Biology has never been so soft!

Photo #3: For the spy in your house pick up a pair of night vision goggles. 

Photo #4: Train your own fish!

Photo #5: Does your kid love David Blaine?  Now he or she can levitate too with the Fly Stick Van de Graaff Levitation Wand.  I’m sure there is a logical explanation, I just don’t know what it is.

Photo #6: Astronaut Ice Cream, you know, to make you feel better after you lose your tool bag in space.

Photo #7: Your very own blood type testing kit for your favorite doctor (or vampire).

Photo #8: Give a gift that bites--literally. Grow your own carnivorous plants with this kit.

Photo #9: In case you have always wanted to cuddle with Albert Einstein.

Photo #10: Get in the holiday spirit with Instant Snow!