Gifts for Nerds
The nerd (or 01101110 01100101 01110010 01100100 in binary) is a fascinating creature who roams offices, computer labs, and Star Trek conventions across the globe. Easily distinguished by their proficiency with computer code, numbers, or other fields of expertise, these folks are highly sought after for their ability to perform highly technical tasks and fix things by which the general populace is bewildered. The various types of nerds are nearly as plentiful as these wonderful creatures themselves: from mathematicians crunching huge integers to scientists mapping the human genome, all share a common quest for knowledge that binds them in the fraternity of nerd-dom. If youre looking to purchase a gift for a birthday or anniversary, or you’re just wanting to wish congratulations on their discovering a new quasar, try rewarding their inner nerdiness, and theyll likely reciprocate by inventing something swell for you.
Not sure what type of nerd he or she is? Maybe your nerd doesn’t fall into a specific category. He or she is all nerd-encompassing. If so, check out these gifts that any geek is sure to love.
Revenge of the Nerds DVD
A classic favorite. Nerds fight back against the jocks and prove they can score cheerleaders and throw awesome parties too.
Unofficial Lego Builders Guide
He or she can finally learn how to build that working Death Star recreation out of Legos.
Sesame Street Word Is Nerd Tee
In case people aren’t completely sure your friend is a nerd, let the whole world know. Plus you can give mad props to the best learning show ever.
SwissFlash USB Key
One never knows when he or she will need a knife, a pair of scissors, and a USB drive all at the same time, Be prepared–that’s the Boy Scouts’ motto!
Hello Kitty Wink Beanie
I haven’t forgotten about the ladies. They can be nerdy too, and it doesn’t get any nerdier than walking around in public with this hat on.
You Can Hack It
For those who can look at screens of coding and understand what it means, hack into the Pentagon, and fix his or her computer in under five minutes.
WiFi Signal Locator
Without reliable WiFi, how is one supposed to purchase tickets for Comic-Con?
R2-D2 USB Hub
Deep down, you know your friend is both a computer geek and a Star Wars devotee.
For those dashing computer nerds/spies. Scan any document with this nifty little pen, then connect it to the computer’s USB port. Voila!
In case people weren’t already aware of his or her mad computer skillz, let them know with this shirt.
Perfect for the nerd on the go, this keyboard is made of silicone and easily folds up.
Do the Math
He or she laughs in the face of those who use calculators, knows the value of pi up to 20 digits, and can tell me the square root of 4,592 in under ten seconds.
Serve your math prodigy coffee in this nifty mug and offer up a piece of pi! Get it?!
Equate Board Game
Think Scrabble but with math equations. Yeah, it doesn’t get any geekier than this.
Everyone’s favorite irrational number!
The ultimate graphing calculator. Math nerds will be beside themselves when they open up this beauty.
A Beautiful Mind DVD
Brilliant or mad? You decide! Well, actually his doctors decided that one.
Blinding Them with Science
Whether your nerd is into chemistry, biology, or astrophysics, you can find the most geektacular gift around.
Giant Plush Microbe
Aww, deadly diseases can be so adorable sometimes! Curl up with a favorite flesh-eating disease.
Ant Works Ant Farm
This gift might give you the heebie jeebies, but I’m sure your science nerd will love watching these little creepy crawlies.
Desktop Carnivorous Plant Set
Does your friend have an obsession with Little Shop of Horrors? Feed me, Seymour!
Albert Einstein Action Figure
E=MC may sound like some bad rapper to you, but your mad scientist will appreciate all of Albert’s hard work.
Plug this mini microscope into the computer and get up close and personal with deadly microbes and plant cells on the monitor.
A Little Bit Convention-al
You can find this nerd on the prowl at conventions, most liking wearing cosplay or LARP-ing (live action role play).
DC Comics Batman Action Figure
It’s a bird! It’s a plane! Oh wait, wrong action figure. It’s just a dark and brooding man with a Batsuit.
Super Mario Bros. And Friends Messenger Bag
Koopa Troopas, goombas, Boo, and Bowser–oh my! You will make one Super Mario fan very happy.
One of the few good interpretations of a graphic novel. If your nerd owns it already, try X-Men or Resident Evil.
Halo Risk Board Game
Play as the Covenant, humans, or the Flood and take over the galaxy, one planet at a time.
Kick Ass Comic T-shirt
For the nerd who is marginally cooler than most because he or she loves a comic called Kick-Ass.
Sucker for Star Wars
The force is strong with this nerd. Come to the dark side…we have cookies!
Star Wars Box Set
A long, long time ago, in a nerd’s basement far, far away, rebel forces (aka parents) are trying to get their dear progeny to stop dressing up like the characters and get a job.
Star Wars Video Games
Your nerd is most likely a video gamer as well, so why not embrace multiple sides of the spectrum?
Star Wars C-3PO Buckle
Don’t be caught looking like a fool with your pants on the ground.
Star Wars Miniatures
For those who like collecting figurines and don’t want them to be called “action figures” because, you know, those are for kids.
Is the force strong with this one? A red lightsaber for the evil ones and a blue or green one for the good guys.
Boldly go where no nerd has ever gone before.
Rock Paper Scissors Lizard Spock
This shirt equals epic nerdiness and how epic Spock is for vaporizing rocks.
Star Trek Monopoly
Fight over who gets to be the Captain’s Chair and watch out for Tribbles.
Star Trek Red T-shirt
Warning: Wearing the red t-shirt will condemn your nerd to death.
Star Trek Phaser
You don’t have to be a kid to enjoy destroying stuff with your plastic phaser.
Star Trek Motion Picture Collection
Pick up the entire movie collection and your nerd might swoon with delight