Welcome to the first installment of the Geek Hard 2014 Holiday Gift Guide. Over the next few weeks leading up to Christmas, Andrew and I will be putting up our suggestions for nerd Christmas cheer in the form of awesome gifts. Keep checking back each week to see what new gift ideas we have for every level of geek. We have gifts on the low end – less then $30 – as well as gifts that are substantially more costly. Regardless, enjoy the ideas and feel free to buy a gift and send it to us. We like gifts too. No really, we do. One of these items may be under your tree right now.
Gifts less than $300
The perfect toy to annoy your entire family with on Christmas morning. Get this little bad boy and fly it around, strafing grandma and the dog. Hard to not want one now, right? The very idea of a little helo-mayhem is sooo enticing.
Sideshow Collectibles is always a great source of really cool and awesome figures, statues and insanely priced items. Here you get a book that takes you back over some great photographs of the stuff they make to sell to us fanboys. A perfect gift for those who are Sideshow fans or someone who might enjoy the cool photography.
I always have watches on my list every year and this year is no exception. Here we have a great gift for the Marvel Universe fan: a S.H.E.I.L.D. watch. it almost looks like the kind you might get if you were an actual agent of S.H.E.I.L.D. minus the spy gadgetry components. But who are we kidding, it would still be an awesome addition to your watch collection.
Okay this might be the strangest and coolest thing ever. If you don’t remember the “Sad Keanu” period from a few years ago just google it. It was awesome and some of the memes that came out of it are even better. Here you can get your very own reminder of the “saddest day” of Keanu’s life. Gold Jerry, Gold!
A little something for the Doctor Who fans who might enjoy a little reminder while out on the town. From Her Universe, it is the vision of Ashley Eckstein, actress and voice of Ahsoka Tano in Star Wars: The Clone Wars. A simple but effective design for Whovians everywhere.
Another memory of the long past days of the video arcade. I spent many a day in my childhood sneaking off to the local arcade to play After Burner or R-Type… yeah it was a long time ago. But this cool idea gives you a chance to show off your love for the halcyon days of our past.
Like the Quadcopter at the top of the list, now we can also add a ground attack against grandma and Fido. They won’t know what hit them until it’s to late as you launch a sneak attack from another amazing Nerf product. I can’t wait to see someone mod this bad boy.
Another memory of my past. Simply one of the best TV shows to ever air. WKRP was funny but never before on home video has it been as complete as this set. The show used a lot of licensed music that didn’t transfer over to VHS or DVD. Now we have a set that has almost every original song ever played on the show. Plus, like I said, it was damn funny.
I love to grill me some steaks… truth be told I will grill anything suggested. It’s always so much fun but with this slick tech treat, I can relax while the Bluetooth allows my phone to monitor my food’s progress. A great gift for those who enjoy cooking as much I do.
If I need to explain this one to you, you are lost. From one of the greatest sci-fi films ever made and provided by one of the greatest manufacturers in the world (Lego), comes the X-Wing a Star Wars fan can really love. Like I said, it’s a no brainer.
So there you go. Some cool gift ideas for this festive season. Next week, Andrew will be here to show what he thinks should be under your family’s tree. Good luck with that.
If you’re gonna geek out, GEEK HARD!