Next up in this year’s holiday gift guides: The Well-Dressed Geek! Read about a few of our favorites from 2016. The GeekMom guides will run each week on Tuesday mornings.
Sometimes, all you need to carry is your laptop. You don’t need a bulky messenger bag, but you do need something protective which will also carry a few accessories. My favorite bag for this purpose is the STM Grace Deluxe Laptop Sleeve. More than a sleeve, it has handles and a zipper pocket large enough to hold smaller devices or a charging cord. The whole thing closes with a magnetic closure and is well padded and perfect for those days when your lifestyle is a bit more minimalist. Read my full review.
Because, pockets. This is why I love these pants. Scottevest has always worked very hard to add as much utility to their clothes as possible, without adding extra bulk. These extremely comfortable pants for women include an interesting comfort waistband and plenty of pockets for all your devices or hobbies or snacks for your kids. Come in black and olive. Read my full review. (Note: All of Scottevest’s offerings are now available on Amazon!)
The Maurader’s Map Scarf. Mischief Managed! Image: Hot TopicMaurader’s Map Infinity Scarf
Suggested By: Lisa Tate
Mfg: Officially Licensed Harry Potter merchandise
Price: $15 to $25, depending on merchant
Purchase: Maurader’s Map Infinity Scarf
This viscose scarf printed in the vintage Marauder’s Map design from the world of Harry Potter celebrates the style and mischief that makes the wizarding world so appealing to all ages.
This design seems to be selling out quickly on some sites but is available at popular sources like Amazon. You might have to do some searching of your own to find this scarf, but it is well worth it.
ThreadLab brings a fresh look to men’s clothes shopping. They brought together a team with a variety of backgrounds, not just in retail, but also in engineering, data mining, and process improvement. ThreadLab claims to set itself apart from other shopping services with its “unique technology” that helps a stylist really zero in on a perfect look for you. The user will start with questions about sizing, colors, preferred brands, and styles, even before setting up an account. Patricia’s family appreciated there not needing to set up a standing subscription, as well as a 365-day return policy. Read more about ThreadLab at https://geekdad.com/2016/07/threadlab-clothing-service/
Potterheads around the world are rejoicing in the release of Newt Scamander’s adventure in the Nomaj world. Show your beloved geek that you’re taking notice by giving them his authentic Hufflepuff scarf. Style points for geeks wearing this scarf with its heathered yarn in vintage Hufflepuff colors and Newt’s initials embossed on one end.
The best things in life are free. Memories, for example, cost nothing. They just sit in your noggin waiting to be brought to light. Why not remember the epic stuff, the stuff that made geeks who we are? With this novelty tee, we remember the way we consumed media before the internet,CDs, DVDs, and Blu-ray. We honor the time-sucking task of installing a program with 16 floppy’s made easier while taping Jane’s Addiction on MTV. This tee is available in 15 different colors, so you’re sure to find the perfect one for your geek.
Head into the forest with this Princess Mononoke vest. Image: Her UniverseStudio Ghibli Princess Mononoke Vest
Suggested By: Lisa Kay Tate
Mfg: Her Universe
Purchase: Studio Ghibli Princess Mononoke Vest
This furry, San-inspired vest from the animated anime classic “Princess Mononoke” is detailed enough for cosplay, but cute enough to wear all winter long. It comes is junior sizes, so remember “grown up” Studio Ghibli fans should buy a size bigger than they usually wear. It’s an online exclusive at Hot Topic, but they often offer reduced holiday season prices.
Deadpool Side Zip Moto Women’s Jacket Image: SuperHeroStuff.comDeadpool Side Zip Moto Women’s Jacket
Suggested By: Dakster Sullivan
Purchase: Deadpool Side Zip Moto Women’s Jacket
Be stylish with the merc with the mouth, Deadpool, in the Side Zip Moto Women’s Jacket with faux-leather feel and look.
Star Wars Death Star Reversible Women’s Hooded Cape Image SuperHeroStuff.comStar Wars Death Star Reversible Women’s Hooded Cape
Suggested By: Dakster Sullivan
Purchase: Star Wars Death Star Reversible Women’s Hooded Cape
Darth Vader isn’t the only one who should get to wear a stylish cape. This reversible one has a sleek black look on one side with a full-on battle scene on the other. Head to Rouge One like the rebel scum undercover or the proud imperial that are you.