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10 Geek-Worthy Gifts for the Season

Geek Salad handpicks ten geek gifts for the holidays.

Deciding which collector series comic book to buy your fanish friend can be difficult, but a Star Wars kitchen accessory — now that’s magic.  Nothing will curry favor like an unexpectedly geekish present.  I’ve vetted the webs for my top picks.  Here’s a Geek Salad-approved shopping list for all your geek holiday needs.

 

  1.  Throw Back Throw
Photo Credit: Hot Topic
Photo Credit: Hot Topic

Hot Topic has a barrage of geek-themed throw blankets, but this old school Nintendo console blanket would make me snuggly and nostalgic on cold winter nights.

http://www.hottopic.com/product/nintendo-nes-classic-controller-throw/10777002.html#q=Throw&start=30

 

  1. Star Wars Waffle Makers — BB8 and Death Star
Photo Credit: Think Geek
Photo Credit: Think Geek

Get out the maple syrup and powdered sugar. These single-serve waffle makers cook up a perfectly-formed Death Star or BB-8.  You’ll find your lack of plates disturbing.

http://www.thinkgeek.com/product/huik/

 

  1. Marvel Unlimited Subscription
Photo Credit: Marvel
Photo Credit: Marvel

If you’d like to splurge and make a comic book reader very happy, this is a great gift.  For $69 a year, you can gain access to thousands of online comics.

http://marvel.com/comics/unlimited/

 

  1. Harry Potter Triwizard Cup Lamp
Photo Credit: Think Geek
Photo Credit: Think Geek

Even as a casual Potter fan, I love the functional glow of this piece.  It’s tastefully geeky for a bedroom or office.

http://www.thinkgeek.com/product/jjok/

 

  1. “Chewie, We’re Home” Doormat
Photo Credit:: Floormatshop.com
Photo Credit:: Floormatshop.com

This is probably my favorite line from The Force Awakens. Who wouldn’t smile coming home to this iconic phrase every day.  You’d imagine Han’s lopsided grin every time you open the door.

http://www.floormatshop.com/Chewie-We-Are-Home-Starwars-Novelty-Doormat.aspx

 

  1. Geektastic Tervis Tumblers
Photo Credit: Tervis Tumblers
Photo Credit: Tervis Tumblers

I have a healthy obsession with these versatile cups.  My first one was from a secret Santa exchange,  and boy, did they know me.  I proudly sip my cold or hot beverages from my Yoda “Try not. Do or do not,” Tervis.  You’ll find a plethora of geek offerings on their website.

www.tervis.com

 

  1. Justice League Business Card Cases
Photo Credit: Think Geek
Photo Credit: Think Geek

There are subtle ways to show your geek side, even at work.  I’m sure Batman would have carried one if he did business cards.

http://www.thinkgeek.com/product/isls/

 

  1. Hobbit Key Keeper
Photo Credit: Noble Collection
Photo Credit: Noble Collection

This is a more pricey choice, but it’s a scale recreation of the iconic Bag End door to hold your keys.  I’ve already put this on my list.

http://www.noblecollection.com/Item–i-PLQ-HB-2435

 

  1. Classy Geek Drinkware

sass-is-strong-cup star-wars-wine-glass

Photo Credit: Charming Charlie

Coffee or wine?  You can still show your geek colors no matter what you sip.  This is subtle geekery for the discerning fan.

http://www.charmingcharlie.com/gifts/home-decor/galaxy-wine-glass.html#color=gold

http://www.charmingcharlie.com/gifts/home-decor/the-sass-is-strong-travel-mug.html#color=blue

 

  1. FUNKO Pop! Figures
Photo Credit: FUNKO Pop
Photo Credit: FUNKO Pop

Getting a FUNKO figure has been a staple at my geek-circle Christmas parties.  New versions come out every few seconds it seems.  Even for a big collector, you’re sure to find something fun…ko.  Ok, I’ll stop.

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/b/funko-pop/_/N-2ips

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Christie Hudon is a playwright, poet, and author of children's and YA books. Much of her work tends toward the realm of fantasy.
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