I started to write this as a personal wishlist post… and then I realized that just about everything I want might be great for lots of other geek girls – and guys as well! So we’ll call it a gift guide, and clearly I am helping with your holiday shopping for the geeky people in your life.
Even if that person is you!
I also love their Binary Geek Messenger Bag though I suspect I lack the coding chops to back it up.
I am craving this blue Wonder Woman mug from ThinkGeek. I have a yellow Wonder Woman mug already and this would go great with it in the cabinet, doncha think?
Also from ThinkGeek, make Death Star ice cubes!
Megan Lara is one of our fave artists, and her Samus Nouveau shirt is great for gamers. My seven year old son has one.
Studio Ghibli enthusiasts love soot sprites! I heart this Cute Soot Sprites with Stars art print from Etsy seller PrudencePrint,
Comic book junkies will appreciate having a POW! headband or lightning bolt headband to wear to conventions. Or, you know, to the grocery store. Etsy seller JanineBasil has more designs and colors, too!
If she’s a DC fan and a gal (or likes girl-cut tees), a Black Canary shirt might be a great pick.
And then, since one of my specialties around here is comic book recommendations, here are 6 great graphic novel choices for geek gals and fellas. If you know someone’s taste in movies, that’s often a great guide to their taste in comics, because comics are like a cross between books and movies in a way.
(Just a heads up that my book posts use affiliate links, but check your local library too!)
Hopeless Savages by Jen Van Meter, with various artists. From my recs for comic books with GLBTQ characters and also on my YA comics recommendation list. Two punk rock musicians got married, moved to the suburbs, and started a family. Hijinx ensue.
Secret Identities: The Asian American Superhero Anthology edited by Jeff Yang, Parry Shen, Keith Chow, and Jerry Ma. From my post of great comics about race and social justice. Fantastic mix of stories here!
Lazarus. Written by Greg Rucka, art and letters by Michael Lark with Stefano Gaudiano and Brian Level, and colors by Santi Arcas. From my post-apocalyptic comics recommendation list. Dystopia. Conspiracy. Lies. Woman kicking major ass. Need I say more?
Umbral by Antony Johnston, co-created and illustrated by Christopher Mitten, with additional art by painters John Rauch and Jordan Boyd, and Thomas Mauer. From my post of comics about magic. Dark magic. A girl with amazing hair. Read it now.
And finally, my favoritest and most cherished desire right now, the Geek laser cut necklace in stainless steel. Be still my heart! Except then I’d be a zombie or a vampire.