Orange County School of the Arts

What to get for the nerds in your life

With Christmas only four days away, I’m sure most of us are still trying to figure out that one gift. Because nerdiness never goes out of style, here is a list of the best gifts to give the nerds in your life.

Whether it be friends, families, significant others, whoever, these gifts will surely have them squealing in nerd heaven.

1. Minecraft Foam Diamond Sword

In whatever adventures you embark on, creative or survival, this Minecraft Diamond Sword will help you on your journey. The rareness of the diamonds that make the sword are an added touch. A licensed Minecraft product made from sturdy EVA foam, this sword is guaranteed to withstand more than 1,562 uses. $14.99.

2. Tetris Stackable LED Desk Lamp

In case you ever get bored at work or school, just whip out these seven, glowing, Tetris blocks and get that high score! The LED lights switch on whenever the pieces are stacked together, and back off again when they lose contact. An officially licensed Tetris product that can be stacked into any shape imaginable, complete with an on/off switch at the base. These Tetris pieces will surely stack away the dog days. $34.99.

3. Tesla Watch

Have that one science geek that you just can’t figure out what to get them for Christmas? Well, here it is! The Tesla watch has a steam punk look with a weathered brass look, an analog watch, a leather strap, and the best part: two vacuum tubes with red LEDs that you can turn on and off with the flick of a switch, imitating an actual Tesla machine! Comes in a picture perfect tin gifting box and with the batteries included (that’s always nice), this gift is perfect for anyone looking to travel back in time to the science ages. $41.99.

4. Star Wars Jedi Robe Sleeved Blanket

It’s a Snuggie, but better! Because Star Wars makes everything better! Can be used for cosplay, or just a movie marathon, this Jedi robe blanket will get you comfortable, Star Wars-style. Emblazoned with the Jedi Order symbol and featuring a hood and two convenient pockets in front, this robe is made of warm, fuzzy fleece and machine-washable (which is almost as good as having the batteries included.) $21.99.

5. Build-On Brick Mug

Build up your coffee! Or tea. Or hot cocoa. Or seasonal beverage. Whatever you decide to put in it, with this LEGO base adorned outside, you can add literally anything to this mug. Also compatible are PixelBlocks, Mega Bloks, KRE-O, and K’NEX Bricks. Comes in three stylish colors: black, gray, and red. But, unfortunately, not dishwasher safe. Dang it. But still worth your money! What will your mug become? $1.99.

6. Executive Knight Pen Holder

Become bestowed with this blessed… I don’t know another word starting with “B” that can be substituted for “holder.” Anyway, this bowing knight will hold your silver pen out to you whenever you need it. Bonus, the pen’s included! And it’s got refillable ink!! You can’t go wrong with this kneeling silver knight that makes you feel royal every time you pick up the pen. $22.99.

7. Pac-Man USB Ghost Lamp

Waka, waka, waka, waka. A color-changing, sound-reactive, Pac-Man ghost lamp is exactly what that one gamer you know needs. Shaped like the iconic Pac-Man ghost, this lamp is 8 inches tall with two different modes. Mode one, “On,” cycles through 16 different colors, not only including Inky, Blinky, Pinky, and Clyde. Mode two, “Party,” changes the colors relative to the sounds surrounding the lamp, with a sensitivity dial so you can personalize to your level of audio surroundings. There’s no reason you shouldn’t “wakaway” without this product. $26.99.

8. Twitchy Kitty Electronic Tail

Everyone needs a moving kitty tail, that’s just the truth of the universe. It clips around your waist like a belt and has an on/off button for when you decide to have the tail twitching or not. Batteries (unfortunately) not included. $19.99.

9. Aliens Warrior Cookie Jar

No one will dare take a cookie from this cookie jar. Guaranteed to keep Predators away from your stash, this foot-tall Alien Warrior sculpture will definitely not kill you and use your body as a host. Probably. $39.99.

10. Captain America Civil War Distressed Shield Backpack

For those of you on Team Cap (traitors), this is the gift for you. Carry Cap’s shield on your back while also carrying your books. Including a laptop pocket, this backpack has padding along your back that replicates Cap’s uniform front. WARNING: does not obey the laws of physics at all! Team Iron Man is the best. $52.49.

11. Rampaging Kaiju Garden Gnome

It’s Gardenzilla! This polyresin, 9-inch tall Kaiju will protect your lawn from those pesky garden gnomes. Though we’re still unsure how Japanese scientists managed to shrink the Kaiju down to under a foot tall. $19.99.

12. Han Solo in Carbonite 3-D Wall Sculpture

Han Solo makes life better. And this light-up replica of Han frozen in carbonite will help you to always remember what a hero our scruffy-looking, nerf-herder actually is. 18 inches tall with red LED lights you can switch on and off and a stand if you don’t want to hang Han off the wall. $34.99.

13. Fantastic Beasts Magical Congress of the USA Banner

Support MACUSA (Magical Congress of the USA) with this 30 inches by 50 inches hangable banner. A replica of its “Fantastic Beasts” movie counterpart, this stately and official banner will have American wizards at your command. $19.99.

14. Harry Potter Quidditch Uniform Robe

Prepare for your next big Quidditch match with this robe modeled after Harry’s Quidditch uniform. Featuring two front pockets, the Gryffindor House crest, and the number 07 on the back, this robe fits both wizards and Muggles alike. $36.99.

15. Marvel Deadpool Fanny Pack

The holidays are nothing without the Merc with a Mouth. Hold all the goodies you get in this stylish fanny pack with four roomy pouches: three smaller with flaps and magnetic closures and one large with a zipper. The belt fits around your hips to give you the swagger of Deadpool himself, with his logo right up front on one of the pockets. And there’s a bonus internal secret pocket too (don’t tell anyone). $14.99.

Hopefully, you found some perfect gifts from this list. Or got inspired and went off to find your own. All products courtesy of thinkgeek.com. Merry Christmas! Happy Holidays!

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