A Guide to the Nerdiest (Most Awesome) Gifts From ThinkGeek

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So, you're shopping for a nerd, eh? And by nerd, I mean a someone whose interests happen to involve things like cosplay, video games, super heroes, science, tech, Harry Potter, kitschy gadgets, and nostalgia. In other words, a cool human who likes fun things.


Well, lucky for you, ThinkGeek exists, and it's the best internet place to shop for gifts for the ultimate nerd—aka your friend.

In case you need some inspiration before heading over to ThinkGeek and finding yourself lost in a sea of Star Trek and comic book paraphernalia, I've put together a list of some of the best, most unique, and fun items the site has to offer. You're welcome.


Beetlejuice Handbook for the Recently Deceased Journal

You don't have to be a nerd to appreciate the awesomeness of this book. For any Beetlejuice fan, this is a must. There isn't actually anything written inside though—it's a blank journal. But it's what's on the outside that counts in this case.


Buy it here for $9.99.


Unicorn Sneakers

Light up unicorn leather sneakers? Um, yes please. These ridiculous sneakers are exactly what every unicorn lover needs. Plus, they come with their own built-in fanny pack.

Buy them here for $149.99.


Star Trek Bluetooth Communicator

Beam me up, Scotty. This Star Trek communicator pairs with your Bluetooth-enabled phone just like a wireless speaker or a pair of headphones. You'll be answering calls like Kirk and Spock, or you can use it to listen to music. It also charges your phone and comes equipped with authentic sound effects.


Buy it here for $149.99.

Shark Plush Slippers for Grown Ups

Does anyone need shark plush slippers? Probably not. But does everyone want them? Most definitely.


Buy them here for $29.99.


Planetary Glass Set

A set of 10 planetary glasses should make any professional or amateur astronomer happy. Especially those who like drinking liquids out of cool glasses.

Buy it here for $29.99.


Super Mario Bros. Holiday Sweater

It's never too early or late to buy someone a holiday sweater, because Christmas is always right around the corner. And you can't go wrong with Super Mario Bros. holiday sweater. Just look how happy this guy is.


Buy it here for $34.99.

Disney Princess Watercolor Wood Panel Art

Grown ups love Disney princesses too, OK? Choose from three watercolor wood panel art pieces: Belle, Ariel, and Snow White.

Buy one (or all three) here for $24.99.

Rick and Morty Pickle Rick Sleeping Bag

A grown up sized Pickle Rick sleeping bag, because why not? It won't keep you warm in the dead of winter, but it'll get the job done in the warmer seasons. Or if you're not the camping type, you can always wear it as a costume. Just don't plan on walking or moving much.

Buy it here for $39.99.

The Wizard of Oz 1000pc Puzzle

The perfect gift for anyone who equally loves The Wizard of Oz and puzzles. The puzzle features the original title page from the 1900 book, plus the scene where Dorothy meets the Cowardly Lion.

Buy it here for $14.99.

Dungeons and Dragons Expert Rules Pullover Hoodie

If you know someone who plays Dungeons and Dragons, they probably shouldn't be living their life without this hoodie.

Buy it here for $29.99.

Back to the Future Heat Changing Mug

If you can't buy your friend a DeLorean, you might as well buy a heat changing mug. When the mug hits 88 degrees, time circuits appear. When the first sip is taken, your friend will be transported back to 1985. That should be fine, right?

Buy it here for $19.99.

Pastel Unicorns Stationery Set

Unicorns are so hot right now, and this stationery set is so adorable and perfect. It includes a journal, gel pen, paperclips, binder clips, push pins, and corked glass jars for organizing.

Buy it here for $9.99.

Tiny Arcade - Licensed Retro Games

Listen, not everyone can buy their friends a full size retro arcade game. But you can certainly spring for a tiny one. Choose from Ms. Pac-Man and Space Invaders.

Buy it here for $19.99.

Harry Potter Wizard Chess Set

The ultimate nerd alert.

Buy it here for $47.99.

A Christmas Story Leg Lamp String Lights

What is Christmas without a string of A Christmas Story leg lamp lights?

Buy it here for $24.99.

Fraggle Rock Plush

The best way to force your friends' kids (or your kids) into liking all the things you liked as a kid is to buy them all the things.

Buy it here for $14.99.

Star Trek Wireless Vulcan Earbuds

Give your friends the gift of being able to "rock out with their Spock out."

Buy them here for $44.99.

Star Wars R2-D2 USB Wall Charger

Your Star Wars-obsessed friend will be pumped to get this R2-D2 USB wall charger.

Buy it here for $4.99.