Geek out with GeekHive’s Geek Holiday Gift Ideas 2018
December 5, 2018
Out geek cred is strong here at GeekHive–it’s in our company name after all! We know geeks, and more importantly, we have geek holiday gift ideas for that geek on your shopping list. Now is the time to pick up that perfect present for the geek in YOUR life. We’ve broken down the GeekHive Holiday Geek Gift Guide 2018 by price point, so there’s something gloriously geeky here for every budget. Happy holidays, and have fun giving these amazing gifts to the geeks on your list–and maybe pick up a little something-something for yourself while you’re at it.
Geek Holiday Gift Ideas Under $20
No Mario Party would be complete without this Nintendo-themed favor: A canteen (aka flask) disguised as a Super Mario game cartridge. Fill it with your favorite “fruit juice” and no one will know where you get your special power-ups during the next video game tourney.
View Master joins the 21st century with this VR upgrade to the classic photo-viewing toy. Enjoy a 360-degree virtual experience, as the View Master surrounds you with images no matter which way you look or move. One click, and you can explore the View Master VR world!
Here’s a great pastime for video game fans that doesn’t involve actual gaming: Photographer Jim Golden captured this stunning video game imagery, comprised of vintage games, consoles and accessories, and transformed it into a 1,000-piece puzzle, a perfect gift for joystick jockeys of all stripes.
Bibliophiles love books but hate to loan them and lose them. Luckily, this Personal Library Kit makes that angst a thing of the past! Using these well-established library circulation techniques, lost loaners will never be an issue again. Embrace the due date!
Fans of Netflix’s retro horror series “Stranger Things” will NOT want to miss this Official Behind-the-Scenes Companion book, chock full of goodies from series creators Ross and Matt Duffer. It will turn your world upside down! (But hopefully won’t summon a Demogorgon.)
Vintage is always in fashion, even for tech geeks. So these Retro Floppy Disk Coasters are the perfect gift for a geek who loves their decor. Eco-friendly and dishwasher safe, this set of 4 coasters comes with blank labels that you can update on your own. (Label one “Top Secret” and watch your guests go bonkers!)
This Mystery Dice Set from KrakenDice.com is like a gift INSIDE a gift: Once the recipient unwraps it, they’ll be blown away when they open the blind bags to find the mystery 7-piece dice set! You can get colors not available yet, or hot sets that are out of stock–either way, that’s a win-win for gamers.
Give your TV room a chromatic makeover without lifting a paint brush. These easy-to-install LED strip lights attach to the back of your TV (up to 60 inches), and come in 16 colors in four dimmer modes complete with remote control. Set a theater-quality mood with the touch of a button!
Geek Holiday Gift Ideas Under $50
Ugly Sweater parties are all the rage during the Christmas holiday, so get in on the trend and showcase your love of the hit Adult Swim animated series “Rick and Morty” while you’re at it! Festive, fun and frightful to look at, this Rick and Morty ugly sweater will be the perfect wardrobe for those holiday family greeting cards, too!
Tor.com is THE site to visit for short-form original science-fiction stories. (Seriously, bookmark it now if you like sci-fi.) The publisher collects a decade’s worth of its best contributions to the site in one handy volume, with stories that include Hugo and Nebula Award winners.
Whovians and doll collectors don’t normally cross over. But we’re guessing this latest offering from Mattel will change that: a Barbie doll of the new 13th Doctor! Complete with sonic screwdriver and a spot-on likeness of “Doctor Who” actor Jodie Whittaker, this doll has everything we want out of life–except a working TARDIS.
Nothing’s worse than walking into a dark home or apartment–especially if you live in a remote area with no neighbors. That’s no longer an issue with these Smart WiFi Switches from Leviton: Just download the app to your smartphone and integrate it with your Alexa or Nest device (sold separately) to use voice-activated commands, or use your smartphone to schedule the lights, create fun lighting environments and more.
White socks are SO 2000–there’s nothing better for the fashion geek in your life than some brightly colored dress socks adorned with trendy patterns. Check out SockItToMe.com for a fashionable selection of men’s and women’s socks and delicates sure to punch up any wardrobe.
Geek Holiday Gift Ideas Under $100
Got a DIYer on that gift list? It’s hammer time this year! The Thor Hammer Tool Set includes 44 everyday tools you’ll use around the house, including a claw hammer, tape measure, sockets, pliers, a level and much more. The only thing it can’t do? Summon lightning.
Be the most fashionable mutant on the planet with this must-have accessory, adorned in the crimson and gold color scheme of the X-Men’s super-psychic, Jean Grey. Your wardrobe will rise from the ashes once you add this Dark Phoenix handbag to your arm!
Magic: The Gathering fans can be a fickle bunch when it comes to protecting their beloved cards. Capture those favored images forever thanks to Etsy vendor Pigminted, who re-creates Magic cards as custom wooden creations. These replicas can even deflect damage points!
For that gamer on your list, nothing says “I love you” more than a set of personalized gemstone dice from Level Up Dice. Hand-crafted from semi-precious stones including amethyst, blue turquoise and many more, these sets of dice will elevate your campaigns to a whole new level.
The original voice-activated home assistant is still considered the best option by some GeekHive staffers. Use your Echo to connect to Alexa to play music, organize your house, make and take calls, get info from the web and much, much more. And as Alexa gets smarter, you’ll get more features and functionality!
Geek Holiday Gift Ideas Under $200
Party like it’s 1976, Fallout fans! This Fallout 76 Pip Boy 2000 replica kit–based on the famous survival accessory from the alternate history multiplayer RPG game–includes over 150 parts, so you can enjoy the nuclear post-apocalypse in style.
This ThinkGeek.com exclusive is the perfect way to unwind after a long day of trying to catch Pokémon. Snuggle up with the snoozing Snorlax, play some video games, or just catch some Zzz’s with this adorable, gushy bean bag chair.
This special edition tome engages in a chronological campaign that examines the history of the iconic role-playing game, Dungeons & Dragons. Look for special spotlights on beloved characters and motifs, as well as behind-the-scenes stories on the game’s development and history, collectible art prints, and much, much more. A must-have gift for any and all D&D fans!
Voice-activated assistants are all the rage these days, and now the ubiquitous Google gets in on the trend with its first release, the Google Home Assistant. Use it to help you get organized, play music, answer questions, and help optimize your daily routine.
Geek Holiday Gift Ideas Under $500
DC absolutely owns the animated space when it comes to its power-packed roster of heroes, and this special box set proves it. This 10th Anniversary Collection includes a WHOPPING 30 DCU animated movies, plus fan-fave extras such as 20 hours of special features, collectible exclusive coins, and a 40-page adult coloring book featuring DCU animated movie art. Up, up and away to make popcorn and watch ’em all!
One thing a developer will tell you: If there’s a way to automate something, do it and make your life easier. That goes for the all-important breakfast meal as well, and that’s where the PancakeBot 3D Food Printer comes in. Download the free, easy-to-use design software, and you can program it to make everything from Eiffel Tower to Ewok pancakes!
Well, we’re officially living in the future now that there are self-flying cameras to take our selfies. The AirSelfie AS2 can fit in your pocket, weighs less than 3 ounces, and features a 12-megapixel HD camera complete with anti-vibration shock absorbers, and 16 gigs of storage space.
The classic arcade games you loved as a kid are back in full force–and slightly smaller scale cabinets, so they won’t take up your entire household! These 3/4 scale fully detailed and functional game cabinets each house four classic games, with titles such as Centipede, Joust, Rampage, Tempest, Asteroids and more to choose from. Best part? No coins required!
It’s the next best thing to having Batman on speed-dial–just fire up this awesome replica of the Bat-Signal, and the Caped Crusader will come running! Weighing in at around two pounds and measuring 6” by 6” by 8”, the Bat-Signal Prop can display Batman’s iconic symbol between 7-10 feet, making it the perfect addition to any Bat-aficionado’s collection.
Powerful enough for ridiculous gaming fun, but portable enough to take it anywhere you want to go, the Nintendo Switch has been called “a gaming console for adults” by our staff. Plus, it features insanely fun gaming titles starring iconic favorites such as Mario, Link from Zelda and much more. Switch on the fun for the holidays!
Programmers, many of whom are certified Geeks, can develop bad backs from working hunched over a keyboard for 8 to 12 hours a day. A standup desk, such as these Varidesk options, forces the worker to engage those pesky core muscles, and gets them up on their feet as well, making it a must-have, more healthful work accessory for the geek desk set.
Geek Holiday Gift Ideas Under $1,000
If virtual reality gets any better, no one will ever come out of it! With some of the most vivid colors and most detailed graphics ever conceived, the VIVE Pro from HTC makes its case as one of the best VR sets on the market today. Immerse yourself in the fun for the holidays!
If you’ve got a Star Wars fan on your list who also loves LEGO (or vice versa!), this is the ultimate construction set for them: the 7,541-piece Millennium Falcon! It comes with 7 LEGO Star Wars Minifigures, and measures 33 inches long and 22 inches wide. The only thing missing is a working Hyperdrive!
Perfect for home or office use, the Ultimate 3D Printer boasts ultra high-precision 3D capabilities, professional-grade production features, Windows and Mac compatibility, and a geared, anti-jam feeder for filament printing on longer print jobs. If you can design it, you can make it (within size and performance constraints), thanks to the Ultimate 3D Printer!
Geek Holiday Gift Ideas Under $5,000
To paraphrase Star Wars: That’s no moon…it’s a fire pit designed to look like a space station! Made from carbon steel and available with an optional ceramic coating that’s good up to 2,000 degrees, this custom designed Death Star Fire Pit would be quite the outdoor statement piece for any Star Wars collector. Let’s just hope THIS version has protected those pesky exhaust vents from attack!
Whether you’re shopping for the Geeks in your life on a budget, or looking for a major splurge, as you can see, there’s something here for you. What are you going to get?
Please note: We are not affiliated with any of these products or sellers, and we get no commission from any sales of these products. These are actual recommendations from our team’s own wish lists!
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