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Geek gift guide: The ultimate holiday list for the nerd in your life

Nerd Gift Guide
The perfect holiday gifts for the nerd in your life. Getty Images

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.

<strong>Nintendo NES Classic Mini</strong><br /><br /> 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.<br /><br />Available at <a href="http://www.bestbuy.ca/en-CA/product/nintendo-nintendo-entertainment-system-nes-classic-edition-console-clvsnesa/10488665.aspx" target="blank">Best Buy</a> (but due to high demand, may be sold out entirely in Canada), $79.99
<strong>Nintendo NES Classic Mini</strong><br /><br /> 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.<br /><br />Available at <a href="http://www.bestbuy.ca/en-CA/product/nintendo-nintendo-entertainment-system-nes-classic-edition-console-clvsnesa/10488665.aspx&quot; target="blank">Best Buy</a> (but due to high demand, may be sold out entirely in Canada), $79.99
<strong>Special Edition BB-8 Sphero With Force Band</strong><br /><br /> Having a moving, controllable droid is every nerd's dream.<br /><br />Available at <a href="http://www.thinkgeek.com/product/jlol/?pfm=BlackFridayWeek2016_FeaturedHoliday_1_jlol" target="blank">ThinkGeek</a>, $199.99
<strong>Special Edition BB-8 Sphero With Force Band</strong><br /><br /> Having a moving, controllable droid is every nerd's dream.<br /><br />Available at <a href="http://www.thinkgeek.com/product/jlol/?pfm=BlackFridayWeek2016_FeaturedHoliday_1_jlol&quot; target="blank">ThinkGeek</a>, $199.99
<strong>Yumqua Wireless Roll-Up Keyboard</strong><br /><br /> Work, game and type pretty much anywhere you want with this portable accessory.<br /><br />Available at <a href="https://www.amazon.ca/YUMQUA-Wireless-Bluetooth-Portable-Waterproof/dp/B0155WLWN6/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1480021877&sr=8-1&keywords=wireless+roll+up+keyboard" target="blank">Amazon.ca</a>, $29.99
<strong>Yumqua Wireless Roll-Up Keyboard</strong><br /><br /> Work, game and type pretty much anywhere you want with this portable accessory.<br /><br />Available at <a href="https://www.amazon.ca/YUMQUA-Wireless-Bluetooth-Portable-Waterproof/dp/B0155WLWN6/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1480021877&sr=8-1&keywords=wireless+roll+up+keyboard&quot; target="blank">Amazon.ca</a>, $29.99
<strong>Spektrum Anti-Glare Computer Glasses</strong><br /><br /> If your loved one is spending countless hours in front of a screen, these are a great gift to help protect those peepers.<br /><br />Available at <a href="https://www.amazon.ca/Spektrum-Glasses-anti-reflective-anti-fatigue-Electromagnetic/dp/B00TWOOULU/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&qid=1480020294&sr=8-6&keywords=anti+glare+glasses+gaming" target="blank">Amazon.ca</a>, $69.26
<strong>Spektrum Anti-Glare Computer Glasses</strong><br /><br /> If your loved one is spending countless hours in front of a screen, these are a great gift to help protect those peepers.<br /><br />Available at <a href="https://www.amazon.ca/Spektrum-Glasses-anti-reflective-anti-fatigue-Electromagnetic/dp/B00TWOOULU/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&qid=1480020294&sr=8-6&keywords=anti+glare+glasses+gaming&quot; target="blank">Amazon.ca</a>, $69.26
<strong><em>Downton Abbey</em> Christmas Tree Ornament</strong><br /><br /> The ultimate symbol of the popular British program, hear this fully functioning bell ring every time you walk by your Christmas tree.<br /><br />Available at <a href="http://www.retrofestive.ca/downton-abbey-pull-bell-christmas-tree-ornament/" target="blank">RetroFestive</a>, $14.99
<strong><em>Downton Abbey</em> Christmas Tree Ornament</strong><br /><br /> The ultimate symbol of the popular British program, hear this fully functioning bell ring every time you walk by your Christmas tree.<br /><br />Available at <a href="http://www.retrofestive.ca/downton-abbey-pull-bell-christmas-tree-ornament/&quot; target="blank">RetroFestive</a>, $14.99
<strong>Marvel Groot USB Car Charger</strong><br /><br /> Arguably the most popular character from <em>Guardians of the Galaxy</em>, Groot dances when plugged in and turned on. Try to say no.<br /><br />Available at <a href="https://www.thinkgeek.com/product/jjpm/?pfm=HP_TopCMD_jjpm" target="blank">ThinkGeek</a>, $39.99
<strong>Marvel Groot USB Car Charger</strong><br /><br /> Arguably the most popular character from <em>Guardians of the Galaxy</em>, Groot dances when plugged in and turned on. Try to say no.<br /><br />Available at <a href="https://www.thinkgeek.com/product/jjpm/?pfm=HP_TopCMD_jjpm&quot; target="blank">ThinkGeek</a>, $39.99
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<strong>Samurai Umbrella</strong><br /><br /> Forget those annoying $5 umbrellas available at any corner store — try out this bada** alternative.<br /><br />Available at <a href="https://www.amazon.ca/Kikkerland-UM08M-PARENT-Samurai-Umbrella/dp/B001W9QUIE/ref=pd_sim_sbs_86_2?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=J7CZDJKTYD7M21RAX782" target="blank">Amazon.ca</a>, $70.53
<strong>Samurai Umbrella</strong><br /><br /> Forget those annoying $5 umbrellas available at any corner store — try out this bada** alternative.<br /><br />Available at <a href="https://www.amazon.ca/Kikkerland-UM08M-PARENT-Samurai-Umbrella/dp/B001W9QUIE/ref=pd_sim_sbs_86_2?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=J7CZDJKTYD7M21RAX782&quot; target="blank">Amazon.ca</a>, $70.53
<strong><em>Star Wars</em> Accordion Sunshade</strong><br /><br /> 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.<br /><br />Available at <a href="https://www.amazon.ca/Plasticolor-003700R01-Star-Accordion-Sunshade/dp/B00COYNZJ8/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1480022229&sr=8-1&keywords=star+wars+accordion+sunshade" target="blank">Amazon.ca</a>, $40.25
<strong><em>Star Wars</em> Accordion Sunshade</strong><br /><br /> 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.<br /><br />Available at <a href="https://www.amazon.ca/Plasticolor-003700R01-Star-Accordion-Sunshade/dp/B00COYNZJ8/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1480022229&sr=8-1&keywords=star+wars+accordion+sunshade&quot; target="blank">Amazon.ca</a>, $40.25
<strong>T-Rex Shower Head</strong><br /><br /> Imagine this furious fellow staring you in the face every morning. Yet another bonus: your kid(s) may actually <em>want</em> to shower.<br /><br />Available at <a href="https://www.etsy.com/ca/search?q=t+rex+shower+head" target="blank">Etsy</a>, $26.28 - 38.75 (depending on colour/maker)
<strong>T-Rex Shower Head</strong><br /><br /> Imagine this furious fellow staring you in the face every morning. Yet another bonus: your kid(s) may actually <em>want</em> to shower.<br /><br />Available at <a href="https://www.etsy.com/ca/search?q=t+rex+shower+head&quot; target="blank">Etsy</a>, $26.28 - 38.75 (depending on colour/maker)
<strong>Glasses Grip Wax</strong><br /><br /> Everyone with glasses knows the struggle.<br /><br />Available at <a href="https://www.nerdwax.com/" target="blank">Nerdwax</a>, 1 for $10 and 3 for $20, + $5 for international shipping (USD)
<strong>Glasses Grip Wax</strong><br /><br /> Everyone with glasses knows the struggle.<br /><br />Available at <a href="https://www.nerdwax.com/&quot; target="blank">Nerdwax</a>, 1 for $10 and 3 for $20, + $5 for international shipping (USD)
<strong>Samsung Fast Charge Wireless Charging Pad</strong><br /><br /> Sick of tangled and kinked wires? Who isn't? Avoid that entire headache with this cool alternative.<br /><br />Available at <a href="http://www.bestbuy.ca/en-CA/product/samsung-samsung-fast-charge-wireless-charging-pad-ep-pn920bbegca-black-ep-pn920bbegca/10389422.aspx" target="blank">Best Buy</a>, $39.99
<strong>Samsung Fast Charge Wireless Charging Pad</strong><br /><br /> Sick of tangled and kinked wires? Who isn't? Avoid that entire headache with this cool alternative.<br /><br />Available at <a href="http://www.bestbuy.ca/en-CA/product/samsung-samsung-fast-charge-wireless-charging-pad-ep-pn920bbegca-black-ep-pn920bbegca/10389422.aspx&quot; target="blank">Best Buy</a>, $39.99
<strong><em>Star Trek: TNG</em> Uniform Toddler Tee</strong><br /><br /> Get your kid(s) started on cosplay early with these scarily accurate T-shirts.<br /><br />Available at <a href="http://www.thinkgeek.com/product/itnm/" target="blank">ThinkGeek</a>, $16.99
<strong><em>Star Trek: TNG</em> Uniform Toddler Tee</strong><br /><br /> Get your kid(s) started on cosplay early with these scarily accurate T-shirts.<br /><br />Available at <a href="http://www.thinkgeek.com/product/itnm/&quot; target="blank">ThinkGeek</a>, $16.99
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<strong>Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Lunchbox</strong><br /><br /> The TMNT have amazed us all with their longevity, so this gift is appropriate for kids or adults.<br /><br />Available at <a href="http://www.retrofestive.ca/teenage-mutant-ninja-turtles-tin-tote-lunch-box/" target="blank">RetroFestive</a>, $17.99
<strong>Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Lunchbox</strong><br /><br /> The TMNT have amazed us all with their longevity, so this gift is appropriate for kids or adults.<br /><br />Available at <a href="http://www.retrofestive.ca/teenage-mutant-ninja-turtles-tin-tote-lunch-box/&quot; target="blank">RetroFestive</a>, $17.99

 

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