If you are anything like me, shopping for a man might just be the hardest thing to do in life. I never want to get them gifts that they won’t use or that are too practical. Ever since I got him an AWESOME first Father’s Day gift, I feel I am resorting to the same gift certificate to iTunes or some electronics store, instead of something unique. Ever since becoming a writer for GeekMom, I’ve found that there are geeky gifts lurking around every corner that are perfect for my geeky husband, in order to find them, you just have to know YOUR geek.
For the Bacon Lover – Bacon Jam
Think Geek has found another undeniably AMAZING bacon concoction to make your mouth water. Dad will likely want to eat this sweet and savory treat right out of the jar, but my husband thinks that it would be awesome in an omelet or on pancakes. I think it tastes a little like teriyaki beef jerky (which is a good thing in my mind). Trust me this will likely become as much a staple in your home as ketchup. I should mention that you will be supporting a small business as well!
For the Star Wars Bibliophile – Star Wars Bookends
For the avid Star Wars fan, check out these great bookends by ThinkGeek. Its as if the iconic Star Wars logo was severed by a light saber and stuck on a shelf. Even if your dad is not an avid reader, when pushed together, they still make a great decoration for the home or office. These bookends are great for holding books, DVDs, CDs, Cookbooks, kids bedtime books, bathroom reading material, or pretty much anything you imagine!
The Art of Star Wars the Clone Wars takes you behind the scenes of one of the most popular TV series on air today. Included in the back of the book are lithographs worthy of a nice frame.
For the Sock Enthusiast – Geek Socks
If your geek guy never really cares whether people look at him funny, because he is proud of his collection of thousands of brightly colored socks, then this is the gift for you. I love the bright colors and bold, print that is impossible to miss in passing. Make a statement, with your legs!
For the Whovian – Doctor Who Polo Shirt
Some geeks just want to be able to express their geekiness at work. Graphic t-shirts usually don’t count as work approved attire (in most work places), so these high quality polo shirts with embroidered Doctor Who symbols are awesome. These shirts look classy and yet still scream geek.
For the Portal Fan – Inflatable Turrets
Sometimes the only way to protect your lawn from your neighbors dog is to take matters into your own hands. A friendly Portal turret is the perfect way to keep pesky dogs off your lawn. So maybe it doesn’t really shoot bullets, but consider these inflatable friends as the modern scarecrow.
For the Chef – Zojirushi Home Bakery Supreme Breadmaker
So bread machines might seem a bit cliche, but when they are done right, the bread you make can save your family money and really taste delicious! GeekMom Arianne says, “My brother received one of these for Christmas from my parents a couple of years ago, and we’ve enjoyed all the breads he’s made for us. My husband wants one of these now too! I’m worried about all the delicious carbs he’ll be making, but there’s something to be said about making all your own homemade bread!”
For the Lego Lover – Limited Edition Lego Moleskine Notebook
Its good to have a place to jot down your ideas for that next new Lego CUUSOO model, or even what size screws you need to get for your latest robotic project. Moleskine notebooks are known for their quality and durability, add to that the iconic lego bricks and you have a winning combination.
For the World Traveller – Biscotti TV Phone
My husband travels a lot and phone calls are enough for me, but for my kids its tough not to be able to see the person on the other side of the conversation. The Biscotti Phone is a tiny device that ca easily be packed into a suitcase that will turn any TV with an HDMI port into a TV phone. You can can call via a Biscotti account or connect with a Google Talk account, both completely free. The camera is particularly nice, because even though it is the size of a biscotti cookie, it can focus an entire room into view, pan, zoom via a very small remote control.
For the Jokster – I Am Better Than Your Kids – by Maddox
Based on the website that went viral in the early 2000’s, the book features more kids drawing and hilarious commentary from the author. The destructive criticism will have you laughing out loud, if you enjoy a good swear word that is. Crude humor at its best, this book embodies everything a church book club would disapprove of.
*Note: Many items for this review were provided by the manufacturers for review, but opinions expressed are my own or those of other GeekMom’s as stated.