Christmas Gifts
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Geeky Gifts: Christmas 2012

Yes, it’s that time of year again… The last twelve month have flown by as they usually do, and the temperature has slowly but surely taken a fall into the seemingly inescapable clutches of the next ice age.

On a positive note, it is always the season to be jolly, as they say, and that means re-mortgaging your home and selling your prized collection of Sonic The Hedgehog figurines in order to buy something for somebody else.

But what do you buy? Few of us have ever received a gift as cool as theses, but that doesn’t mean that everyone and their cat hates the nerd population; far to the contrary in fact, they simply don’t understand our needs as intellectual badasses. If you’re buying for a geek this year, maybe you should consider dropping the socks and shampoo (we won’t use it anyway) and try something a little unique.

8-bit Sunglasses

We’ve all heard about viewing the world through rose-tinted lenses, but these really take the phrase to the extreme! Every time I wear my pair of awesome 8-Bit Sunglasses the world seems just that little more… How shall I put this? Retro.

There are no fancy pixelation effects as you might initially think, but you’re sure to catch the attention of just about everyone you come into contact with. These are my personal favourites on the list, and at a mere $8 (approximately £5) they won’t break the bank either.

Star Wars Lava Lamp

Star Wars Luke Skywalker Lightsaber Lava LampIt’s a well known fact that all nerds love Star Wars; those who tell you differently are just being modest or flat out lying. Some may even claim to prefer Lord of the Rings, but trust me, that’s impossible. It doesn’t get much more badass than a lightsaber, and one containing hot wax and coloured liquid is quite possibly some kind of holy grail. If anyone I know is reading this, please for the love of Midi-chlorians buy me this at your next convenience!

So as you can see there really is no excuse for disappointing your socially challenged friends, especially with epic gift ideas like these. Perhaps you have some better ideas? Please, by all means share them with us in the comments below!

Daniel Crocker

Daniel is the founder and head of development for the Nerdscoop website.

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