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We’ve got these awesome Nerd Gifts for Him that would make any greek proud. We all know the type: way too into computers, or music, or card games, a little eccentric, some might say nerdy, but we still love them and that’s why we’ve compiled this list of 25 totally righteous nerd gifts for men. Whether he’s a geek, nerd, or just plain weirdo, your bases are covered here! And look, there’s nothing wrong with being different—but it does make you hard to shop for, which is where we come in!
25 Totally Righteous Nerd Gifts for Him
We’ve come up with 25 ultimate nerd gifts for that geek in your life. From pop culture gifts to gamer gifts for nerds or even the unrecognizable type of nerd and those who love retro and old school gifts. No matter what type of geek you have to deal with, with our comprehensive list of the best nerd gifts for him you’ll definitely find something to make him happy.
Pop Culture Gifts for Geeks (Type 1 Nerds)
Contrary to popular opinion, a lot of nerds are really great carriers of the pop culture tradition. Whether it’s Pokémon or Star Wars gifts, they’re totally willing to lay down their dignity and social normalcy to remind the rest of us that there have been great geeky pop culture aspects that deserve our respect and memory. Here you’ll find a lot of awesome gifts for nerds of Type 1.
These mugs are so cool and they’re especially appropriate for a Star Wars nerd. Why are they special? Well, it’s because they’re not heavy-handed: the mugs don’t feature an entire Darth Vader, C3P0, or stormtrooper, but rather just enough to give you the idea of what they are. The handles of the mugs are all the “arms” of these characters. Really cool!
For those of us who have never gotten over Pokémon (you know who you are! Acting like you weren’t playing Pokémon Go for the last year and a half, stop lying!) this is a great little gift. Look, Pokémon nerds like stuffed animals like everyone else. Just make sure you keep your dog Mr. Scruffles away from this toy, because it’s just asking to be torn apart by the nearest canine.
Given the recent success of Marvel movies and their amazing story arch, a lot of marvel nerds have been coming out of the woodwork that have either been holding it in since the 80’s, or are recent converts to nerd-dom. This is an awesome handheld size Groot in a pot that dances like a bobble-head but better! I…am…Groot!
Sometimes you just need more Star Wars in your life. Well, maybe you don’t but the Star Wars fan in your life certainly does, and don’t act like you don’t know one of those! They’re everywhere. With a spate of new Star Wars movies coming out, you can be sure that this Star Wars rug will fit perfectly in the man cave or movie room of that super-nerd you know.
I was totally waiting for a Star Trek gift and this certainly doesn’t disappoint. They’re amazing ceramic cookie jars that depict some of the most iconic Star Trek characters out there, and who doesn’t need more Star Trek? Seriously though these things are just well-crafted works of art, no matter what you put in them. Beam me up, Scotty!
Nine for the Dwarf lords in their halls of stone…if you know what I’m talking about you need this map. A dark force is rising in the East, and you better know which way that is—well, you can with this Middle Earth map. This is a great gift idea for a fantasy nerd and can go right next to the map of Westeros.
If you really like Blade Runner…and I mean, really like it – you may remember the unique whiskey glasses that are used in that movie. Well, now they can be in the liquor cabinet of the super-nerd you know.
Oh…my…god. This is the greatest most flamboyant nerd gear of all time and it is absolutely amazing. It’s a functional motorcycle jacket (spine, elbow, shoulder and forearm protection,) but it makes you look like a straight-up Dark Knight. Look, if you can rock this, you don’t look like a badass nerd, you are a badass nerd!
In case you didn’t know, the French press is the greatest coffee making tool of all time. But there’s no need to use the classic glass design unless you’re into that kind of look. If you’re not, this R2D2 French press is an awesome choice, especially for the Star Wars nerd you know! What I like best about this press is that it has a pretty wide base so you’re able to put a bit more pressure on it than normal.
These superhero slippers are all based off of Marvel characters, which have been super-duper popular lately. And, they’re huge and warm! Winter is coming, so be sure to pick up the nerd you know some slippers before it gets too cold – he will appreciate it.
We all know the gamer nerd. Whether it’s on the computer, on a board game, or just good old Magic the Gathering – they’re dedicated to their craft. They don’t like to be bothered when they’re in the midst of battling dragons or Space Marines. If you know this is the kind of super-nerd you’re dealing with, these are some really great gifts for them! Just don’t be disappointed when they still use their beloved mouse and keyboard. Gaming is a serious thing for Type 2 nerds.
This is the perfect gift for a Type 2 gamer nerd because not only is it an amazing nerd gift for him, but it’s also basically 150 gifts in one. Why, you ask? Because this cool little gadget has 150 classic games installed on it. That’s one of the amazing things about basically living in the future, what used to take up a whole bookshelf of space now can be put into this handy little pocket-sized gift.
Monopoly is a classic game that really needs to be in every home for emergencies. You know, when the pesky in-laws’ children come over and decide they’re going to be “bored,” or just for the Game of Thrones nerd you know. Board games are a beautiful way to get people together and off the screens anyway, so why not pick up this G.O.T. themed monopoly set?
Now I’m going to give you one chance to answer this question, it’s really a gimme: what are the two most classic games of all time? Chess and Super Mario of course! These two came together somewhere and had a baby and now we have Super Mario themed Chess with all your favorite Mario characters. You get extra points if you can guess who is king and queen on both sides.
These kitchen magnets are epic. It turns your whole fridge into a giant food-filled game boy. Not only that, but you can write your to do list on the screen of the “Freezerboy.” This is a really cool throwback (for more of that, see 22 Must-Have Retro Throwback Gifts) gift for a gamer nerd. Because we all know nerds tend to forget to do things like, say, laundry. Maybe some extra organizational tools would be a good thing.
If you played Zelda, you’ll instantly recognize this symbolic night light! If not, it actually just looks like a nice modern night light, so it’s really a win-win. I for one remember the day when I hadn’t played Zelda before and declared triumphantly that I wanted to be Zelda in our role-playing game, not realizing that the real hero of the story is Link. Of course. Lesson learned!
Some of you all are too young to remember the epic game that was Pac-Man. Before it could be found on emulators everywhere, from PC to Nintendo, it was on a large arcade-style machine. These mugs rep the old-school game the way it should be remembered – on a daily basis, with coffee or tea. The only thing is this mug doesn’t depict the truth of the matter – which is Pac-Man is absolutely impossible to win.
Minecraft is something that has been gaining popularity for the last few years but is still known only to the most hardcore of nerds. For this reason, it’s really unique. It has maintained its nerd-dom without becoming infected with bandwagon players. This Uno game is great for nerds who are into both computer and card games!
This is an awesome ambiance light! It’s a Yoshi egg-shaped light and all it takes is a USB plug to light up, so it’s really perfect for a desktop computer table. That’s the kind of place where you may want some light but don’t want to have the whole place brightened up in case of screen glare. Trust me, the gamer nerd you know will understand.
Again, one of the wonders of the modern world is the ability to miniaturize things. What once took up a whole arcade game slot can now be put comfortably into your pocket. This is a full-on version of Pac Man…that can go with a nerd wherever they want. Pretty legit!
Nerds drink beer too. Or diet coke. Whatever. Either way, they’re probably going to want a nice Super Mario cooler to keep their drink cold. But that’s not the real benefit of this bottle holder. It also gives the glass a wider base, which means they won’t be spilling all over their laptop keyboard when they get excited.
Uncategorizable Gifts for Uncategorizable People (Type 3 Nerds)
Sometimes you just don’t know exactly what you’re dealing with. In that case, it’s best not to get a super-specific gift like Star Wars mugs for example, because you might be dealing with a Trekie! There is no worse mistake than to mix the two up. If you’re looking to air on the side of caution, but you know that you’re definitely shopping for a geek—these are some great nerd gifts!
Oh boy this is a really cool nerd gift for him but I’m not going to lie, your risk tolerance better be high if you’re going to be eating over at his house. It’s a cookbook with recipes from all the most iconic nerd TV shows and movies. Think Harry Potter, G.O.T., etc. You really don’t know what you’re getting into with this one, but I guarantee you it will be awesome!
This is a really really cool dragon mug for the Lord of the Rings or Game of Thrones nerd, it’s blue enamel on for the majority of it, but then the dragon is a rust color. It’s really a work of art and screams high quality. It’s something I would expect to see at a renaissance fair, or at the house of a really cool nerd.
Drawing is not magic, unlike everything Manga. But if you know someone who loves Manga and wants to start to create some of the magic themselves, this is a great how-to book that will have them making confusing romance stories in no time – complete with full-on anime illustrations. When it comes to gifts, this really is great for the manga sketch artist nerd – because we all know they’re out there in mass.
Being a geek is a way of life. Geeks also typically appreciate the beauty of mathematics. What screams way of life more than math socks? These are awesome socks that have mathematical symbols scrawled on them that are unintelligible to us uninitiated. Plus, you can’t beat black socks, ever. Perfect gift for the math nerd you know.
For the science nerd you know, these shot glasses (that come in a set of four, so no one will be left out!) are absolutely perfect. They’re just super mini versions of those beakers that are used in science lab. And yes, they’re beakers, not graduated cylinders (something we’ve all been berated about by our chemistry teachers at one point or another.)
In case you hadn’t noticed nerds make the world go around – from Microsoft to literally everything in Japan, the number of gifts and gear available for nerds is staggering. It can be difficult to know what classification of geek you’re dealing with though—can try figuring out what movies they like, if they’re into computer or card and board games, that kind of thing, or just let us do the work for you! Rest assured with the help of this list and our awesome gift guides for nerds and geeks you’ll be able to find something great for the nerd you know!
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