To be a nerd used to be a badge of honor. But then there was a renaissance of nerds with the viral popularity of “The Big Bang Theory.” Perhaps it was the Star Wars movies that got more people needing out.
Now, being a nerd is sort of like being cool. You can geek out about almost anything, and if your friends don’t get it, that just means you’re smarter than they are.
Here are 8 unique, cool gifts for the nerd in your life.
If you know a dude who’s a real nerd and loves to dab, then you know it’s time to get your shopping gloves on and get ready to shop. Dab rigs are one of the most unique and, dare I say, beautiful gifts for a stoner buddy who loves the hobby of making the perfect hit. If your guy has ever had trouble with scorching hot nails or getting that perfect flavor of wax off the nail and into his lungs, then he’ll love a dab rig setup. While they’re a little pricier than your average bong, they will last a long time and provide way cleaner, thicker hits with little to no effort. The fact is, though, pipes and dab rigs can get clogged, and you need to be able to fix that problem without spending a lot of money. The good news is that we have a solution.DrDabber has a comprehensive guide on cleaning up dab rigs easily.
Anki Overdrive Starter Kit
This is the hottest nerdy toy of the year, and it’s not surprising why: the battle-racing cars are controlled by your iPhone or Android device, so there’s no need to buy another controller (which means you’re saving $60). The cars can perform stunts like jumping and spinning in place so that you can get lost playing for hours, and since the cars can be upgraded through power cards, the game won’t get boring anytime soon.
Fitbit Flex Wireless Activity Plus Sleep Wristband
This watch-like device tracks your steps, distance, calories burned and sleep patterns, syncs that data to your computer and smartphone and gives you reviews of how you’re doing via an app. The Fitbit Flex also tracks how long and how well you sleep at night using a vibrating alarm that wakes you up at the optimal time based on your sleep cycle (as opposed to waking you up with a loud noise right when you’re in your deepest sleep). While the pricier Fitbit Force is out of stock, the Flex comes with a wristband in three different sizes.
The Electronic Sports Scarf: For the gamer who is also a fashionista.
We’re going to get personal for a second. Open up your closet and take a look at all of your clothes. Look at the shoes, the shirts, the pants, the jackets. Now, look in the mirror and think about how you’re wearing them. Are they being worn in a way that accentuates your awesome personality? Do they properly reflect who you are as a human being?
The Scarf is a fun scarf designed to be worn with your gaming headset or even headphones. It features sound-activated LEDs that flash when you press any buttons on your controller or headset.
The Lego Desk
The Lego Desk is a unique desk for the modern-day tech geek. The Lego Desk consists of LEGO pieces that look like a traditional desk. This desk is made by using 1,500 Lego pieces, and it has the computer monitor built into it, and you can store away all of your important things. You won’t need a separate monitor with this desk since the surface is one big screen. All you have to do is plug in your keyboard and connect it to the computer. There are so many different things you can do with this desk, like use it to have a brainstorming session with your team or freeze it in the middle of a game so that you can come back to it later on.
The Coolest Laptop Stand: Upgraded Laptop Stand
This one is a tough one to top. It is a stand specifically designed to improve the airflow around your laptop. This is fantastic news for anyone who makes extensive use of a laptop, as the lack of airflow to the bottom of the machine can get pretty bad after a while. Nobody wants hot laptops! Additionally, if you’re looking at this item and thinking that it looks remarkably like a person standing up (just with a huge belly and no arms), you’re not alone.
The item comes with a rubber foot attached to the back, which can be removed if you’d rather display it differently. Otherwise, the foot can be used to steady the laptop stand on surfaces not made for holding flat items, such as carpet or bedding materials. Note: The stand does require assembly before it can be used, so set aside some time to put it together before gifting it.
A Samsung Galaxy Smartphone with a Built-in Projector
Forget about the guys who carry their love of gadgets around like a badge of honor. These guys talk about them the way some guys talk about their favorite football team.
The Samsung Galaxy Smartphone is just such a device. It has a 5.7-inch screen, 4G LTE connectivity and a pre-installed projector that lets you enjoy your favorite shows on any wall or flat surface. It’s even got built-in WiFi and Bluetooth.
This is not just any smartphone either. This one is geared specifically for the geek in your life.
The Arsenal Swiss Army Belt Buckle Knife
Who doesn’t love a good Swiss Army Knife? From the classic to the fancy, we’ve probably all used a Swiss Army Knife in one way or another. But have you ever seen one that came on a belt buckle? When you pick up an Arsenal Belt Buckle Knife, that’s exactly what you get. This is the perfect item for the man who likes to be prepared for everything.
The secret weapon of spies, warriors and collectors. It features an aluminum handle with a sleek, stainless steel blade that’s 2-1/4″ long when extended. The Arsenal Belt Buckle Knife also doubles as a bottle opener and screwdriver. Two knives in one! This knife is adorned with a brown leather belt buckle that has the Army logo burned into it. They don’t make them like they used to, but this is one time where that’s good news.