by Jake Smith
We all have that one friend who passionately lives every geek movie and can name all the wookies to ever have been shown in a Star Wars movie, know all the gaffes made in the Marvel films or can quote the Matrix script.
So, if you’re looking for an appropriate gift for that one dear friend, have a look at the options mentioned below. Each one of these will make them extremely happy and you may even be named ‘friend of the year’!
1. Periodic Table Shower Curtain
If you’re watching the Big Bang Theory, then you know what we’re talking about. If not, it’s a shower curtain (usually from vinyl) that has the periodic table imprinted on one of the sides. This is a gift for anyone who enjoys science, a chemist, or even a fan of the beloved TBBT series.
Furthermore, it’s also a practical gift as the curtain is very useful in preventing the shower water from flooding the bathroom.
2. Camera Lens Mug
This one’s best fit for a photographer because the mug is shaped like a camera objective. If you have a friend who is a photographer, you’re probably fed up with stories about their camera and objectives and how they fit together depending on the lighting and other conditions.
3. Personalised Plates
If your friend is passionate about cars and is always filling your ear with technical details you could care less about, get them a personalised number plate! You can order them online, without going to the DVLA, and your friend can legally install them on their car.
The pun with this gift stands in the combination you manage to get. You can make it funny, it can be their name, or it can be a hobby they enjoy just as much as cars. The sky is the limit in this situation and they’ll think of you every time they see their car!
4. Doctor Who Sonic Screwdriver
For the friends who enjoy the adventures of the Time Lord, a Doctor Who Sonic Screwdriver replica can be the perfect gift! That if they don’t already have one, so make sure to do your research.
You can find a wide range of models online, but we recommend looking for the ones that have other features besides looking like the movie prop. Some models even have an integrated spring that opens the screwdriver when you press a button, flash green lights and emit sounds just like in the BBC series.
5. Minecraft Light-Up Redstone Ore
Minecraft has long surpassed its status as a video game and is by now a full-grown culture! People from all over the world enjoy spending time in this amazing universe and nothing could make a fan happier than a nightlight that looks like a Redstone Ore.
Some designs react to touch and change the light’s display, to make things a bit more interesting.
Of course, the list could go on, but you get the idea. The best way to shop for a geeky friend is to know their passions and their toys. Once you identify these two aspects, it’s easy to learn what they’d appreciate the most.