Holiday Gift Ideas for Geeks

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!

Jordandené is one of my new favorite geeky small businesses, with shirts, aprons, kid clothes, and other accessories. If I had my pick, it would be this Harry Potter quote tank.

I love Boutique Academia too, and I especially love their Molecule Necklaces. They’re just so dang pretty!

I also love their Binary Geek Messenger Bag though I suspect I lack the coding chops to back it up.

For the geek who’s fighting the good fight against bigotry in all its unpleasant forms, head to Etsy and pick her up a Social Justice Warrior SJW Potion Bottle Necklace from ReluctantFemme.

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!

Etsy seller thelovelyyteaspoon makes these fantastic Scrabble tile necklaces. (Some of the language in the examples is NSFW, just a warning if you’re in the office.)

Megan Lara is one of our fave artists, and her Samus Nouveau shirt is great for gamers. My seven year old son has one.

This Retro Space Rocket pendant from Etsy seller NeverlandJewelry is fab for the science fiction fan.

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!

El Deafo by Cece Bell. On my list of good comics about growing up. Trials and tribulations of elementary school and junior high with a hearing aid strapped to your chest. Great comic memoir.

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?

Prince of Cats by Ron Wimberly, with letters by Jared K. Fletcher. From my list of epic comics about history, legends, and myths. A hip-hop ninja Romeo and Juliet remix about Tybalt. You’re welcome.

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.

16 thoughts on “Holiday Gift Ideas for Geeks

  1. Rebecca

    I really, really want the Wonder Woman mug. Reminds me of my favorite Wonder Woman Underoos I had as a kid. I loved those things! And Linda Carter, of course.

  2. alyssa

    These are way too fun!!! I just posted a similar one on booky gifts for christmas! I am too in love with an etsy seller who makes book-themed candles.

  3. Brittany

    I’m in ‚̧ with that tank! I’m looking at the store too. *swoon* Their sweatshirts are everything.

    I’m putting ALL of those graphic novels on my ‘to read’ list. Lazarus looks especially nifty.

    Don’t get me started on that laser cut necklace. Lovely.

  4. Abby

    Your Geeky themed gifts are adorable & fun! Hard to pick, I like the necklace and the Wonder Woman gift a lot. For Christmas I really want everyone to be happy and healthy most of all. Happy Holidays everyone! :)

  5. Skye

    Thanks for stopping by everyone! I had so much fun doing this post, I’ll have to do another one next year… if not sooner!

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