We all love a good geek; be it yourself, a friend or a family member. Getting a gift for your geeky sci-fi friend is a lot of fun, especially when you know what you’re looking for, and we have dug out a few of the best for you.
Star Trek Fans
As a general rule, anything that’s kind of nerdy is enough for us to geek out over; this spy wear, for example, is always an excellent choice – or read more about other cool tech gadgets we’d love to get our hands on in 2017.
If you are a fan of Star Trek, you have a lot to choose from in terms of gifts. Some of them are pricier than others, so we tried to balance it out with a mix of both; give the most expensive one to whoever you like the most and keep the cheapest one for yourself. This pizza cutter, for example, is an officially licensed collectible and in the price range of the perfect gift for your binge-watching Star Trek friend.
If the happy recipient is too young to know that you already love the show, you can get them started early with this lovely Mr. Spock bear – it’s in the same price range but a lot softer than the pizza cutter. For the friend who has it all, and who bought you an expensive gift last year, so you feel like you owe them something similar, go all out with a Hallmark Keepsake for Star Trek’s 50th anniversary. It’s not of much use, but it sure looks awesome.
Dr. Who Fans
Again, as a Dr. Who fan, you risk getting lost in the vast collection of gift ideas. Even though you’ll have a lot of fun finding the right kind of gift, it’s easy to waste a lot of time out there. Make the search a bit shorter; this Tardis mug is sturdy, handsome, and even claims not to be your average drink cup – whatever that’s supposed to mean.
If you can’t be bothered to find out or you’re too much on the go to have a hot brew at home, consider a good-looking travel mug instead. You’re able to flaunt your fandom, as well as being the proud owner of a heat reactive ceramic mug; choose which design you prefer, from Tardis to the weeping angel.
For the friend who can’t get enough of Dr. Who and would like to wake up, thinking and breathing the show, you can surprise them with a traditional alarm clock. It even plays Tardis-sounds to wake you up, and if that wasn’t enough, it also projects the current time on the wall or the ceiling. Batteries are not included, by the way, so make sure you have some at hand when it arrives.
Star Wars Fans
A Star Wars fan is going to look through the Internet for some time, paving their way through an amount of puzzles and building kits. Make the gift a bit more unusual with Star Wars-themed salt and pepper shakers to add a bit of the show to every meal, as they say. Another gift idea that is both fun and practical, for once, is this awesome lightsaber umbrella. You can choose between seven different colors, and it even has UV protection.
The great thing about gifts like these is that they’re not remotely practical or even pretty to look at – but they are a surprising amount of fun and will force a smile out of even the most cynical person.