Christmas shopping is already hard, but if one of your loved ones is a self-proclaimed nerd, the process can really make you question your sanity. Your special little nerd can’t just have ANY Star Wars memorabilia, after all. Anything you get them has to be associated with their favorite part of the Star Wars universe. “Don’t even try to pawn a Jango Fett on me! I said I wanted BOBA Fett, Mom!” You know the drill.
Here are some basic nerd gifts that any hardcore dweeb will appreciate.
1. Plush Three-Eyed Raven from Game of Thrones – $16.99
It may look like a Beanie Baby with an extra googly eye pasted to its face, but your favorite little geek will love it.
2. Fallout 4 Vault Boy Holiday Ornaments – $24.99
One of the biggest releases in video games this year was a dreary first-person RPG set in the aftermath of a nuclear meltdown. It may sound bleak, but the game is balanced out by the always adorable “Vault Boy” mascot. Trust me, if you put these guys on your tree, your gamer gal will appreciate it.
3. R2-D2 Tattooine Terrarium – $99.99
Normally, you’d have to pawn an R2 unit from Jawa Traders, but you can buy this Terrarium of Tattooine online, and it comes with a little figure of the lucky droid!
4. Justice League Steel Coaster Set – $51.00
Full glasses are like kryptonite to wooden coffee tables, and that’s why you should let these steel coasters emblazoned with the logos of the everyone’s favorite heroes swoop in to save the day.
5. “Free Rick” T-Shirt from Rick and Morty – $20.00
Rick and Morty are basically the Dr. Brown and Marty McFly of this generation. Long story short, Rick got in trouble with an inter-dimensional police force and was put in jail. Many fans of the show would like him to be freed, and would proudly wear this shirt every day until Season 3 airs.
6. Star Trek Phaser Universal Remote – $157.70
Star Trek fans already turn on the television like they’re wielding a particle-beam while shouting “Engage!” but this would really bring the fantasy to life. Trust me…I would know.
7. Legend of Zelda Link Robe – $59.99
The robes of the Hero of Time have been passed down for centuries in the Zelda universe, and only the chosen ones may wear them. Or you can just buy one for 60 bucks.
8. 3-D Spider-Man Wall Light – $29.99
With great power comes great responsibility, but this web-slinging light doesn’t require much power at all.
9. Level-Up Pipe Mug – $12.99
Probably the only reminder that Mario is a plumber is that each level is filled with these strange green pipes. Are we to believe that’s what our sewer systems look like down there? Something to mull over while you drink your coffee from this awesome mug.
10. Lord of the Rings Collector’s Chess Set – $420.95
It’s a little pricey, but this highly-detailed chess set based on Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings trilogy will probably be enough to get your man-hobbit to stop trying to explain the difference between Smeagol and Gollum to you.
11. BB-8 Desktop Lamp – $49.99
Who knows what the new Star Wars droid has to offer to the already beloved Star Wars franchise, but honestly, who cares?! This thing looks awesome! Even if all it does is light up like this, I’m still down with it.
That’s a pretty comprehensive list of nerd swag. Even if you don’t fully grasp the difference between Smeagol and Gollum at this point, I’m sure that your nerd will appreciate the effort.