It’s so tricky to buy gifts for the people you love. People’s interests continuously change over time; thus, it may be challenging to keep up with the perfect gift for a birthday or holiday, and what gift might seem detached and disingenuous. This can be especially difficult when getting niche gifts for your geeky friends! So, we’ve put together a list of fun, timeless examples of the best gifts for geeks!
#1 Watch Ya’ Mouth Family Edition – The Authentic Hilarious, Mouthguard Party Game
Price starts from $15.51
This top contender for geek gifts can be played either as a board game or a card game, depending on the preferences and play style of the 3-10 friends involved. As each of you plays, you will place a sort of plastic retractor in your mouth (sanitize between uses, please!) and attempt to say words or (kid-friendly) phrases. Anyone eight years of age or older can participate in making themselves look absolutely ridiculous with this game. The base game is meant for family use, but different editions and expansions are available:
- NSFW Expansion. Sick of your kids or younger family members always hijacking the fun from the rest of you? Buy the NSFW expansion of Watch Ya’ Mouth, instead of (or in addition to) the main game! This expansion is overflowing with adult humor, so unless you want to cover children’s ears throughout the game, get rid of those little buggers for now!
- ’90s Edition. This was requested by fans of the game and is packed full of references of the entertainment from one of the most beloved, nostalgia-inducing decades in recent history.
- Ultimate Edition. You’ll have the most variety in your game with this edition of Watch Ya’ Mouth! When you buy the Ultimate Edition, you’ll get ten retractors, a sand timer to add intensity and urgency to the game, and about 70 more phrases than the base game. Watch your friends drool and giggle as they struggle to speak through the mouthpiece with phrases from pop culture.
#2 The Geeky Chef Strikes Back
Price starts from $14.16
Occasionally, we are allowed to live out the geekiest fanfic that lives hidden away in the corners of our minds. Now’s the time to help your friend release the secret, fantastical part of them that’s been locked away forever, and get to some LARPing in the kitchen! With The Geeky Chef Strikes Back cookbook, your friend will be able to bring the whimsical desserts, meals, and drinks of their favorite make-believe worlds to life. The fictional cuisine doesn’t just stop there, though.
Ever wanted to know what it feels like to celebrate with your friends just like a Lost Boy in the movie Hook? Then sip on some Poe-Poe after following the recipe from the Non-Alcoholic Beverages section. When’s the last time you imagined just how mouthwatering Pumm’s Hot Pumpkin Soup would be if only you could visit the world of The Legend of Zelda? The authors of this excellent gift for geeks, The Geeky Chef Strikes Back, have taken it upon themselves to bring these lands of imagination to the real world, one recipe at a time.
#3 Marvel Iron Man Stark Industries T-Shirt
Price starts from $19.98
Thank goodness, an option for the hard-to-please geeks in your life (phew)! Some people prefer to keep things as simple as possible. So, the answer is not always a game, a new DVD, a freshly-released tech toy, or anything like that. At times, it’s as simple as getting your friend a reminder of what they love the most. For some people, the best thing that gets their geek juice flowin’ is the Avengers! Help them put their love for Stark Industries on display with this sleek T-shirt that is perfect for styling during the summer.
#4 Sony PlayStation Classic Console
Price starts from $73.95
Of course, this wouldn’t be a list of the “best” gifts for your geeky friends if it didn’t include the Mother of All geek toys, the PlayStation Classic console! The console features twenty classic PlayStation games. If your friend is unable to find games available to purchase for this console, they’ll still be thoroughly entertained without the extra hard discs. The pre-installed games include some exciting titles, including:
- Final Fantasy VII
- Grand Theft Auto
- Resident Evil Director’s Cut
This PlayStation can support some of the biggest, most beloved titles in the company’s history, such as Grand Theft Auto, Resident Evil, and, as previously mentioned, Final Fantasy. When you buy this for your geeky gaming friend, they may notice that it is about 45% smaller than the original PlayStation. But, hey, we all know what they say: Size doesn’t matter, it’s all about the joystick!
#5 Singing Machine / Karaoke Pedestal
Price starts from $199.99
This is the most straightforward, simple choice for your geeky theater friend or anyone in your life that loves (and we mean loves) music. Enjoyable, authentic karaoke nights are few and far between, especially now that everyone is restricted to their own homes. So, you can give your friend their 15 minutes of fame with this musical gift for geeks. It can play audio tracks through Bluetooth digital audio streaming, CDs, or other MP3 devices. It doesn’t come with earplugs, though; so, if you know your friend doesn’t quite have the pipes to pull off karaoke… maybe opt for another gift!
#6 DJI Mavic Mini – Drone FlyCam Quadcopter UAV with 2.7K Camera
Price starts from $399.00
This is the ultimate geek toy! Who better to appreciate the full range of applications and uses of a modern drone than your favorite geeky friend? The DJI Mavic Mini drone is an immensely powerful technological feat in a small package. This petite drone weighs less than 250 grams, making it perfect for flying anywhere in Europe and the USA without being held to standard restrictions (except in prohibited no-fly zones). This drone can capture 12MP still images and 2.7K HD video. So, your friend can live out their dreams of aerial photography and videography as soon as they receive what will surely be their favorite gift of all time.
Geeks can come in all shapes and sizes and originate from a wide range of social and cultural backgrounds. Get to know your friends as you look through this list and determine which would be the best item for them!