If you have a nerd in your life, then consider yourself lucky.
They’re pretty much the easiest group of people to buy holiday gifts for, and their fascination with a TV show/genre/movie/character/technology can actually help you hone in on specific presents or stores.
Below, we’ve put together a collection of some of 2016’s best nerd gifts, from time-saving tech to items that feed fan worship.
Nintendo NES Classic Mini Awaken your ’80s or ’90s child with this throwback. Comes with 30 pre-installed games including Super Mario Bros, Donkey Kong, and The Legend of Zelda. Available at Best Buy (but due to high demand, may be sold out entirely in Canada), $79.99
Special Edition BB-8 Sphero With Force Band Having a moving, controllable droid is every nerd’s dream. Available at ThinkGeek, $199.99
Yumqua Wireless Roll-Up Keyboard Work, game and type pretty much anywhere you want with this portable accessory. Available at Amazon.ca, $29.99
Spektrum Anti-Glare Computer Glasses If your loved one is spending countless hours in front of a screen, these are a great gift to help protect those peepers. Available at Amazon.ca, $69.26
Downton Abbey Christmas Tree Ornament The ultimate symbol of the popular British program, hear this fully functioning bell ring every time you walk by your Christmas tree. Available at RetroFestive, $14.99
Marvel Groot USB Car Charger Arguably the most popular character from Guardians of the Galaxy, Groot dances when plugged in and turned on. Try to say no. Available at ThinkGeek, $39.99
Samurai Umbrella Forget those annoying $5 umbrellas available at any corner store — try out this bada** alternative. Available at Amazon.ca, $70.53
Star Wars Accordion Sunshade Be the envy of all your work and/or school colleagues with this gem. Bonus: it makes it easier to spot your car in a crammed parking lot. Available at Amazon.ca, $40.25
T-Rex Shower Head Imagine this furious fellow staring you in the face every morning. Yet another bonus: your kid(s) may actually want to shower. Available at Etsy, $26.28 – 38.75 (depending on colour/maker)
Glasses Grip Wax Everyone with glasses knows the struggle. Available at Nerdwax, 1 for $10 and 3 for $20, + $5 for international shipping (USD)
Samsung Fast Charge Wireless Charging Pad Sick of tangled and kinked wires? Who isn’t? Avoid that entire headache with this cool alternative. Available at Best Buy, $39.99
Star Trek: TNG Uniform Toddler Tee Get your kid(s) started on cosplay early with these scarily accurate T-shirts. Available at ThinkGeek, $16.99
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Lunchbox The TMNT have amazed us all with their longevity, so this gift is appropriate for kids or adults. Available at RetroFestive, $17.99
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