Here it is, the definitive GeekMom Mother’s Day shopping guide. I surveyed my fellow GeekMoms to see what everyone most wanted for Mother’s Day, outside of the lovely pleasantries of nice meals cooked for us, time spent with our adorable children, and moments of solitude. This is our list, and chances are there’s something on it for the GeekMom in your family.
16 rainbow-striped red resistors + 12 gold choke coils + 12 red and black diodes = geek chic with these earrings from Etsy seller girlgeekboutique.
For a GeekMom who travels with her lunch and wants to do it in style, give her the Thermos Dual Compartment Superman Lunch Kit with Cape. It also comes in Batman and Hello Kitty!
For the GeekMom who loves her iPod but would happily trade in playlists for liner notes, hop onto eBay or Craigslist and find her one of these amazing and stylish music credenzas. What home wouldn’t be better with one of these in it?
Sometimes mom just wants to curl up with a great new book, like Aimee Bender’s The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake or GeekMom icon Tina Fey’s new Bossypants. If you could magically create time for her to read it, that would be awesome, too.
For lounging and gaming, give the Sumo Omni Lounge a try. One GeekMom described it as the Best. Chair. Ever.
If yours is a steampunk-loving GeekMom, how about a lovely leather underbust corset?
If you read the Sleep Talkin’ Man blog, you’ll understand why a GeekMom will double over laughing if she receives this messenger bag that says, “Don’t leave the duck there. It’s totally irresponsible. Put it on the swing, it’ll have much more fun.”
Give a TV-loving GeekMom a box set of her favorite show, especially if it’s one you can watch as a family, like the Star Trek Voyager complete box set.
For some moms, gifts in tiny velvet boxes are a standby, surefire hit. The sure thing for GeekMoms comes in larger packages, say packages that are Nook Color-shaped, netbook-shaped, or the diamond of them all, the iPad 2-shaped.
Or, if she already has her dream device, pop over to Etsy and get her an handcrafted case, like these fabric covers from Etsy user dobeeubags.
Most of all, just throw some love your GeekMom’s way. And, as some of my fellow GeekMoms have pointed out, don’t forget to show a little extra love to the single GeekMoms out there.