Buying gifts for nerds is always a good way to get in touch with your own inner nerd. Come on, who wouldn't want a 3D iPhone case designed to look like a rotary phone? Or a set of Death Star Coasters that form a full Death Star when stacked?
Gadgets that non nerds might find useless and a complete waste of space are worshipped and loved by the people who appreciate them most: nerds. That's why when you are tasked with buying a gift for someone with such nerd caliber (aka a rad human), you shouldn't settle for anything less than awesome.
To help you reach a high level of geeky awesomeness, we've rounded up some of the most absurdly random gifts that will score you major points with your nerdy pals.
10. Star Wars Death Star Toaster
Everyone loves bread, and all nerds love Star Wars. That's just the way the world works. The Star Wars Death Star Toaster imprints the Death Star symbol (pre-explosion) onto your toast.
This little slice of heaven is available for $49.99 on Amazon.
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9. M4 Vintage Apple Computer iPhone Stand
This gem of a gadget turns your iPhone into an old school desktop Apple monitor. Simply slip your iPhone into the stand for a perfect fit. You'll just need to buy a Bluetooth keyboard to go along with it (depending on how much you like your friend).
Available on Amazon for $29.99.
8. LEGO Bow Tie
If you run in a circle of geeks, you probably know at least seven people who need a bow tie made out of LEGOs. Made by Etsy user agabag, choose between many different colors and designs, or custom make your own design.
Buy it on Etsy for $45 and free shipping.
7. Pencil Through the Head Ear Buds
Perfect for your jokester friends, these ear buds make it look like you have an actual pencil stick through your head. So, that's fun.
You can purchase them at Fancy for $30.
6. LED Potion Desk Lamp
A color-changing desk lamp filled with magic potion (aka LED). The lamp is touch-activated and changes colors from solid red, to green, to yellow, to blue, or slowly fades across the spectrum.
Available at ThinkGeek for $29.99.
5. Star Trek Beer Koozies
For the beer-drinking (or soda-drinking), Star Trek-watching geeks, check out these Commander Spock and Captain Kirk koozies.
Get them on Amazon as a set for $15.97 (plus $4.98 shipping).
4. Super Mario Bros. Magnets
You don't have to be a nerd to be super into these Super Mario Bros. magnets. The pack feature 80 different magnetic pieces that let you to create your very own custom levels right on your fridge.
Get them on Amazon for $11.19.
3. Hatching Dinosaur Candle
This Hatching Dinosaur Candle starts out as an egg, then melts away to reveal a baby dinosaur. So, obviously it's a very necessary gift for anyone who loves dinosaurs.
Available to buy on Firebox for $39.
2. Knight Rider KITT USB Charger
No car is complete without the Knight Rider KITT USB Charger. It'll charge your phone, and will make you look amazingly cool in the process.
Buy it on Amazon for around $59.75.
1. Game Boy Heat Change Molded Mug
Coffee plus Game Boy equals happiness. Fill this 16 oz. Game Boy mug with hot liquid, and watch the screen change to a scene of Mario rescuing Daisy.
Available from ThinkGeek for $12.99.