29 Intellectual Gifts for Geeks

Updated on April 20th, 2020
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Geeks might not be the easiest people to buy things for. This is because they might have hobbies which we do not understand or only be interested in a few things. However, we have come up with a great list that will help you to find something. We have lots of great gift ideas so you should be able to find something really appropriate for the geek in your life. Whether you want something funny or more practical there is something that will work for them. There are gifts to suit every budget too so hopefully you will find the perfect thing.

These are fun trivia cards licensed by Nintendo Games. There are 100 questions and they are about 80’s gaming platforms. There are questions such as ‘Pikachu is one of the species of creatures in what series of games?’ and ‘in what year was Sony Playstation released?’ They come in a lovely box and so are easy to pack away and tidy up and also to take to places.  Comes with free delivery.

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This is a fun mug with a Spectrum computer design. It is mainly black and has a print that looks like the keyboard of the computer and has a white strip by the handle saying Spectrum 48k.  Any 1980’s geek will remember this gaming computer and the mug comes with a selection of retro sweets that will bring back more memories. Things like fizz wizz, jawbreakers, refreshers, kola cubes, pineapple cubes, drumstick and fruit salad.

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This is a fun Star Trek communicator. It is of the style used in the original Captain Kirk and Spock series. It is a square item with a flip up lid and a couple of buttons and lights on it. It is a replica of the design used in the TV series and has light and sound. There is also a 48 page book included on the history of communicators with full-colour photos inside.

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This is a fun recipe book called ‘The Geeky Chef Cook Book’. It has unofficial recipes from Doctor Who, Game of Thrones, Harry Potter and more so you can cook things like butterbeer and pumpkin pasties from Harry Potter, lemon cake and cheesy bread from Game of Thrones and plomeek soup from Star Trek. A fun book written by a cook who is a mega-geek comic lover, gamer and sci-fi and fantasy lover.

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This is a fun chocolate set in the shape of two games console controllers. They are made from 100% solid Belgian chocolate and each is 75g of chocolate. It has coloured parts where the buttons are for a more realistic look which are made from coloured white chocolate and dark chocolate with the main part being milk chocolate. The chocolate is made by Martin’s Chocolatier which produces high quality chocolate with great taste and texture and also brings fun to it as well.

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This is a fun short sleeved t-shirt. It says on it ‘tech support: A person who does precision guesswork based on unreliable data provided by those of questionable knowledgeable. See also: wizard, magician’. It is available in black, navy, royal blue, red and heather blue. It is sizes available for men, women and children. It is made from a cotton and polyester mix which makes it easy to wash in a machine and it is comfortable to wear.

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This is a fun book for a comic fan. ‘The league of regrettable superheroes’ by Jon Morris features strange superheroes that appear in comics. It is likely that many may have not been heard of as they are so odd. The book contains vintage comic book art and is a comical look at the superheroes that were weird, ill-conceived or just off target. Think Captain Tootsie, Bee man, Squirrel Girl, Prez and Skateman!

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This is a fun mug which can be personalised. It is a white mug with a flow chart design printed on both sides and a name at the top. The mug is made of ceramic and is 80mm diameter and 95mm high. The picture is printed with a high quality ink and it can be washed in a dishwasher in temperatures up to 45 degrees. The mug comes in polystyrene and a box so it is well protected and ready to give as a gift.

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This is a fun onesie which has the word Geek on the front in big letters. It is for children and comes in sizes 5-6, 7-8, 9-10, 11-12 and 13 years. It is available in different colours – black with green writing, black with red writing, black with white writing, black with gold writing or grey, red, neon green, neon pink all with black writing or turquoise, pink or red with white writing

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This is a fun sticker to go a light switch which would be great for any Star Wars fan. It has Darth Vader with a light saber at the top and says ‘dark side’ and at the bottom there is Yoda and it says ‘light side’. It comes in just black or there is an option with a green Yoda and red light saber and the rest is black. It is high quality print on vinyl with strong adhesive but it is removable, leaving no marks and is able to be reused.

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This is an interesting wooden brain teaser in a cube shape. The twist cube is designed to be taken apart and then put back together in a cube shape. The pieces are beads which are threaded together in a chain but it is much harder to put it back together than it might seem. It is 8 x 8 x 8cm and comes in a cardboard box so all ready to give as a present.

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This is a pair of fun socks in black. On the bottoms they have a design which is made form a non-slip material. It says on one foot ‘I am not a geek’ and on the other it says ‘I am just a gamer’ and has pictures of glasses on it. It is white and yellow. There are alternative designs one refers to playing Fortnight and the other says ‘do not disturb’.

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This is a great book for geeky children. It is ‘Difficult puzzle book for smart kids’ by M Prefontaine and has over 300 brain games for children ages between 11 and 14 years. There are 50 different types of brain teasing puzzles such as suduko, minesweeper, kakuro, killer sudoku, suko, futoshiki, battleships and similar. The book has large print for easy reading and is portable so great for car journeys or holidays.

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This is a fun novelty kitchen wooden spoon. It has ‘may the sauce be with you’ on the back of the spoon and on the handle any name can be engraved. It is made from sustainable sourced beechwood and uses laser engraving technology. It has a chunky handle which is ergonomically designed to make it comfortable to grip. It also has a pre drilled hole in the handle so that it can be hung up.

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This is a fun mouse mat with a picture of an ethernet cable on it and four small people in white boiler suits examining it as if it is a crime scene. A mouse mat can be a useful idea for anyone that has a mouse which needs a mat under it to make it run smoothly. It also  can just be a funny addition to a desk and a way to bring some comedy or excitement to something that might otherwise be pretty dull!

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This is a fridge magnet which says ‘you’re a geek but you’re my geek’. It is written in black on a white background with a green picture of an atom. It is 58mm and designed and printed by Funky Gifts. It is a fun way for someone to tell their partner how much they think of them and to show that they do not mind that they are a geek. Will brighten up any fridge.

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This is a silly mouse mat which says on it ‘Call me a geek all you like…I can make evil things happen to your computer’ and has a cartoon picture on it. It is 220mm x 180mm x 5mm and has an anti-slip rubber backing. The printing is high quality and vibrant and uses dye sublimation so it will not fade over time. This would make a fun, novelty gift for someone to use on their desk.

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This is a fun popsocket for a mobile device. It say dib it ;I may be nerdy but only periodically. The word nerdy is has the letters taken from the periodic table so the N is nitrogen, Er erbium, and Dy dysprosium. The grip allows the phone to be held more easily when stuck on the back but can also be popped out the be used as a stand when watching a film or using Skype or facetime. Can be removed and repositioned if required.

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This is a fun green badge which has ’history geek’ written on it in white writing on. It is 45mm in diameter and has a D pin on it with a safety pin. The badge is great for anyone that loves history or a history teacher. This will make a fun gift which can be pinned onto a lapel, hat, bag or elsewhere and it even comes with free delivery.

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This is a fun set of 7 emoji socks, one for each day of the week – ‘Moody Monday’ in blue, ‘Tired Tuesday’ in yellow, ‘Wacky Wednesday’ in green, ‘Terrific Thursday’ in red. ‘Funky Friday’ in orange, ‘Super Saturday’ in blue and ‘Sleepy Sunday’ in pink. The main sock colour is black and the colour listed refers to the colour of the writing and emoji and also heel and toe colouring. They are cotton rich and come in a variety of shoe sizes for boys and men.

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‘101 Jokes for Maths Geeks’ is a fun book by Elias Hill. You get great jokes like ‘what do you get if you divide the circumference of a jack-o-lantern by its diameter? Pumpkin pi’ and ‘I put my root beer in a square glass. Now it’s just beer’ or ‘maths. the only subject that counts.’ A fun paperback book which will hopefully bring a smile to any face especially someone who is a big fan of maths.

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This is a fun book called ‘The Nostalgia Nerd’s Retro Tech: Computers, Consoles and Games – All the Greatest old systems from Atari to Xbox’ by Peter Leigh. This book will provide a great trip down memory lane which will bring back what happened in the classic era where gaming first took off. Includes photos and descriptions of all of the old computers and hand held consoles by an author who has a vast collection of retro machines and games.

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This long sleeved sweatshirt comes in black with white writing on that says ‘board game geek’ and has a picture of a pair of spectacles. It is available in unisex sizes small to 2XLand is made form a cotton and polyester mix for comfort and fit. It is a classic fit with a twill taped neck. It can be washed in a washing machine on a cool temperature. Has free delivery.

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This book is ‘The Den of Geek Guide to the Movieverse Movie Geek’ by Simon Brew with Ryan Lambie and Louisa Mellor. It has behind the scenes stories about all sorts of movies including alternative ending, sequels you didn’t know existed, hidden subtexts in family movies and disastrous things that went wring on movie sets. Fascinating information for any movie fans and film buffs, entertaining too and will provide interesting information to share with others.

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This is a fun print with a physics definition on it. It is printed on white 300gsm photography paper on crisp black ink which is a very deep black. It comes in a choice of sizes : A6, A5, A4, A3 or A2. It says in it ‘the branch of science concerned with the nature and properties of matter and energy. The subject matter of physics includes mechanics, heat, light and other radiation, sounds, electricity, magnetism and the structure of atoms.’

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This is a short sleeved t-shirt which reads ‘Geek Life It’s kinds like normal life but there are space marines’ with a picture if a space marine. It comes in a choice of black or red and the writing and design on it is in white and red. It is an original TM licenced t-shirt and is made of cotton with a club collar. It is machine washable. It comes in men’s sizes small – 4XL.

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This is a fun print which has the definition of a Nerd on it. It says ‘Nerd : An intellectual badass. A person that all the cool kids end up working for’. It is printed on a white background which is a 300gsm photo paper with a crisp black ink. The prints come in a choice of different sizes: A6, A5, A4, A3 or A2 so you can choose one to fit the frame size of your choice.

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‘A Geek in Japan’ is a fun book by Hector Garcia. It has all sorts of interesting information about their cool culture from the traditional to the contemporary culture. It has hundreds of photographs, and covers topics such language, arts, symbols, practises, practices, daily habits and social values. It also has information on architecture, video games, Kyoto, favourite Tokyo hangouts and answers all sorts of interesting questions and debunks myths.

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This is a fun t-shirt for anyone that loves chemistry. It has a pretend chemical symbol Ah on it and underneath says ‘The element of surprise’. It is a short-sleeved t-shirt and made form 100% cotton. There is a choice of white or sport grey and the writing is in black so it really stands out. It is a unisex style and comes in sizes small, medium, large, XL, XXL and 3XL.

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