22 geeky gifts that every type of fandom will love

Everyone has that friend or family member who is passionately obsessed with something you’ve never heard of before. You want to be the cool gift giver, but how can you without diving into hours of research on Tumblr or Wikipedia just to understand what they like?

Don’t fret. We’ve thrown together a list of geek-approved items that any type of nerd would go crazy for. We’ve taken all types of budgets and fandoms into consideration. Whether they’re a gadget geek or scour the weird part of the web, there’s something here for everyone.

1) Harry Potter Hogwarts Battle card game

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Choose your favorite character from the Harry Potter series and get to defending the Wizarding World! A strong evil force has made its presence known and it’s your job to put it in it’s place. In this cooperative card game, you’ll have to master spells, recruit allies and uncover magical items to save the Potter-verse. But don’t worry, there’s seven different adventures to play, so each game will be just as unique as the last!

Price: $35.98 (regularly $49.99) 

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3) Cat Bread meme plushie

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What’s better than the meme of a cute cat stuck in a slice of bread? The plushie version, duh! This adorable kitty is stuffed and ready to snuggle. So now you can stop pestering your own cat by shoving his or her face in a slice of bread – they’ll thank you, we’re sure of it.

Price: $19.99

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5) Chain Chomp swivel desk lamp 

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Normally, you’d steer clear of Chain Chomp. But this darling room accessoy is about to light up your life (literally). The Mario Bros.-inspired desk lamp features a swivel head, so you can see clearly and stay on top of your work. Who knows, maybe it’ll make work more fun!

Price: $49.99

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6) Steam punk wine rack

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Wine racks are essential, versatile, tools. They keep your bottles organized and safeguard them from damage. But they also add some style points to your home décor category. And no, they don’t only have to be used for wine – stack your olive oil, vinegar and any other bottle of your choice. Plus, this one resembling a gear is so unique any geek would be ecstatic to show it off.

Price: $47.99 (regularly $50.99) 

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7) Interactive Pikachu coin bank

We know you’ve gotta catch ’em all, and no we’re not talking Pokémon here. In order to stay up-to-date with the latest Pokémon releases, you’ve gotta save your coins. And what better way to do it than in an ever-so-fitting Pikachu coin bank! The lil guy will even come to greet you everytime you make a deposit.

Price: $22.99 (regularly $39.99) 

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8) Handmade Nikola Tesla ornament

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Not sure what to get the engineer, teacher or electrician on your list? Fear not, for Nikola Tesla is here! Well, in ornament form, anyway. This sarcastic ornament is perfect for the science enthusiast with a sense of humor. This artisan-crafted ornament is designed with just the right amount of spunk to be hung up all year. But since it’s handmade, it’s recommended you order in advance to allow for production time.

Price: $20.50

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9) Mr. Meeseeks surprise coffee mug

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“I’m Mr. Meeseeks! Look at me!” That’s what this mug would say if it could talk. But alas, it’s an inanimate object so we’re stuck talking for it. But any Rick and Morty fan may argue that it’s for the best – as Mr. Meeseeks became more of a hassle than a help. Like most of the human population, the longer we’re awake and completing our duties the more sanity we lose. But unlike Rick’s black box-type warning of the featured creature, this mug won’t combust after fufilling its purpose. It’s meant to keep fresh steeps and brews hot, hence the heat-trapping lid. Giving a whole new meaning to “Mr. Meeseeks Box of Fun.”

Price: $19.99

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10) Internet medical ID bracelet

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We’ve all been in a situation where curiosity gets the best of us. You know, googling ridiculous things that either don’t make sense or are so straight forward we should know the answer like the back of our hands. Unfortunately, not all of us can be walking encyclopedias. Which is fine, since we have the internet. But for those of us that think a little more morbidly than the rest, the anxiety of someone looking at your browser history is enough to send you into a panic (if not give you heart palpitations). But that very real, yet irrational fear can be wiped out just by wearing this bracelet. After all, your closest friends will know what to do.

Price: $26.99

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11) Star Wars: The Ultimate Vinyl Collection

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There’s little that’s more recognized than the Star Wars theme music. But for the die hard Legion members, one song could never be enough. That’s why ThinkGeek had the entire sound track for Episodes I-VI pressed on vinyl. So regardless of which side you pledge, you can enjoy the compositions of the superior classic series.

Price: $119.99

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12) This waffle maker is bound to be a critical hit for any Dungeon Master. 

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We all have that friend who’s so obsessed with D&D and Magic: The Gathering that it’s making our lives chaotic. Luckily, they make shopping for them pretty simple. You could get them a new gameplay book, but that’s…boring. What’s not boring? A waffle maker! Plus for anyone that’s played D&D or Magic, you know that the games can go through the night. So what’s a better late night snack than a D20-shaped waffle? Nothing.

Price: $29.99

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13) Zelda: Breath of the Wild adventure backpack

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For anyone who’s played a Zelda game you know how easy it is to be completely absorbed by the universe. After all, Hyrule is much prettier than the geohell we’re currently living in. So why not gift your favorite Zeldork a backpack reminiscent of the world we wished we lived in? They’ll thank you for giving them a place to store their rings, boomerangs, arrows, keys and potions. It may even be large enough to carry a small shield, but don’t hold us to that.

Price: $37.49 (regularly $49.99) 

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14) Harry Potter Chess set

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Even if you’re not a Potterhead, you’re most likely familiar with that crazy chess scene in the first movie of the series. Who could forget nearly being crushed and killed by oversized chess pieces? Well now you can make that hellish scene somewhat of a reality for the wannabe wizard in your life. Just remember, it’s not safe to be a pawn when all the rooks close in on you. Zugzwang!

Price: $48.99

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15) Mario Kart LED bracelet

Mario Kart is a game of strategy. The claws come out once the countdown begins, which can really put a strain on a relationship. It’s not your job to let your partner win, they should be summoning their inner-strength to achieve that. But they may believe otherwise, in which case petty fights can escalate into unruly arguments. So what better way to say sorry than with some super sparkly? There’s no guarantee that you’ll be forgiven, but this light-up bracelet is a good place to start on the track to reconciliation.

Price: $59.99

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16) Kingdom Hearts papou friendship necklaces

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Kingdom Hearts fans know all about this fruit and it’s lengthy history within the universe. It’s said that two who share the star-shaped fruit, intertwine their destiny’s forever. That’s what makes them so damn special. So why not show your best friend just how much you appreciate them with a symbol that encompasses it all – even your shared fandom.

Price: $14.99

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17) 80-piece techie repair kit

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We all have that special person in our lives who rather fix the problem themselves, than send their equipment away or replace it. But in order to do so they need a tool kit that will work with them, not against them (like old and overused tools can do). That’s why the best thing you can give them this holiday season is a DIY repair kit like this one. With 80 pieces, including multiple screw heads, there’s nothing they won’t be able to fix. Just be wary, they may become too involved with the kit and start breaking things just so they can fix ’em.

Price: $24.49 

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18) Fallout Checkers

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Forget the wasteland and concentrate on your Nuka Cola caps! Checkers may not be as vigorous as Fallout, but regardless, you can’t afford to lose your Nuka Cola caps. Plus, this Fallout version of checkers is family friendly – so you can break it out during dessert (rather than deserting your family to play by yourself in your room).

Price: $19.99

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19) Pokémon Hoenn map puzzle

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It doesn’t matter how many times you walk through the wonderful world of Pokémon. You still have to refer to a map to get to where you want to be. And sometimes (if not most) you still get lost. That’s why you need a puzzle – to train your brain. But not just any puzzle will do. By hand-building the world of Hoenn, you’ll get a better grasp its layout (we hope).

Price on ThinkGeek: $10.99

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20) Portable Bluetooth speaker

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Whether you’re getting ready to go out, work out or finish your latest craft, everything is better when listening to music. But headphone wires just get in the way of whatever you’re doing and sometimes you need to pay attention to the sounds around you (is that an oven timer we hear?) – which is what makes portable Bluetooth speakers so great. They give you something you can use to enhance your surroundings, while sharing the sounds with friends and family. And the HDMX Jam may be tiny enough to fit in your purse, but it sure is mighty powerful.

Price on Amazon: $18.99+

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21) Atari Centipede board game

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Remember Atari? This Centipede board game will really refresh your memory. That is, if you need it. It is a perfect ode to what seems like yester-year. So grab a group of two to four players and face off as the infamous Gnome and Centipede. The first side to eliminate their opponent wins!

Price on ThinkGeek: $39.99

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22) Art history coffee mug

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We all have that special someone in our lives who seems to ramble off art history facts like their life is an episode of Jeopardy. Half the time we just nod and say “mhmm” when really we have no clue what they’re talking about. But there’s no better feeling than watching a loved one’s face light up as they discuss something they care for so dearly. So this holiday season, gift them something that’ll warm their body like they warm your heart. They’re guaranteed to love this art collage mug. Who knows? Maybe the next time they talk about something art history-related maybe they’ll use the mug as an example, and you’ll not only understand them, but learn something along the way.

Price on Amazon: $15.95

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