Nerdom comes in many forms, but some of its chief outlets are tech and books. And as the gift-giving holidays roll through, we’re celebrating those facets of geekhood with 38 nerd-approved gifts. You’ll find collectibles, the latest gadgets, and more that will thrill friends and loved ones who harbor these areas of interest. You may even help a nerd-in-training foster their new hobby.
This USB-C Hub Provides Big Connectivity
It’s hard to overstate the utility of this Satechi USB-C hub. At the cost of a single USB-C port, it provides a 4K HDMI port, a USB-C port, an ethernet port, an SD and MicroSD reader and three USB-A ports. Don’t worry; your nerdy friend will be much more excited.
This Dual Monitor Stand Makes Screens Maneuverable
After your nerdy loved one experiences the versatility of the HUANUO dual monitor stand, they’ll never go back to traditional monitors. Each arm can extend, swivel and turn so they always have eyes on the task. They can even rotate to turn a horizontal monitor vertically.
Provide a Night Light with This LED Neck Reading Light
This best-selling Glocusent LED neck reading light may be the best way to shed light on a book in the dark. With this around their neck, the nighttime reader you have in mind can stop relying on a dim lamp, flimsy page-clipped light or a too-bright overhead light.
This Logitech HERO Gaming Mouse Features 11 Buttons
Not only does the Logitech HERO gaming mouse sport an attractive look, but it has the performance to back it up. Namely, 11 programmable buttons and a highly responsive sensor that should ensure the gamer you know hits their targets.
Wrap Them a Rad RGB Mousepad
Does your favorite gamer have all the RGB accessories they could ask for? If so, you may still be able to surprise them with an RGB mousepad. The wide scrolling space and vibrant color options can only improve their setup.
This HyperX Wireless Gaming Headset is a Winning Option
This HyperX Cloud II wireless gaming headset is an accessory that’s inspired tens of thousands of 5-star reviews. And buyers aren’t shy about sharing their favorite features like comfort, easy connectivity and quality audio.
These Wireless Headphones Are Great on a Budget
These JBL Vibe Beam wireless headphones pack sound quality and bass you’d expect from a much more expensive pair, according to many buyers. And the solid battery life should enable long listening sessions.
Nab Them a Plug & Play USB Microphone
In addition to being affordable, this TONOR USB microphone can record right from any desktop with virtually no setup. Your vocalist loved one will also appreciate the included pop filter for smoother audio.
This Kindle Paperwhite is Like a Hand-Held Library
No bookworm should be able to resist the Kindle Paperwhite. Aside from the internal storage, which can hold thousands of titles on its own, it can provide access to millions of them. It’s even waterproof, so they can read without worrying about spills or splashes.
Provide This Stylish Bamboo Book Stand
Be it a book, e-reader or tablet, this bamboo book stand will surely be helpful for a loved one. It’s the best seller in its category, providing a stable and aesthetic way to keep media upright. And even better, it comes in multiple sizes.
This Ember Mug 2 Keeps Drinks at Temp
This Ember Mug 2 has garnered popularity with enjoyers of hot drinks. If it’s flown under your radar, this clever cup can keep drinks at your preferred temperature for up to 80 minutes, extending the life of that morning coffee or evening tea. It’s the perfect gift for anyone who likes to take their time with a beverage.
Snag Them This Useful Keyboard Cleaning Kit
New tech is always welcome, but they must spruce up their current setup. This keyboard cleaning kit will be helpful if smudges and debris plague their devices. It’s equipped to clean up screens, keyboards, earbuds and more.
This STAR WARS The Child Toy is a Faithful Figure
The irresistibly cute STAR WARS The Child toy comes from the acclaimed The Mandalorian series. Fans of the series can stand this little guy anywhere, from their desk to a shelf, with their other Mando merch. Aw, look, he’s using The Force.
They Can Piece Together Their Own Batmobile
Whether it’s for a child to play with or an adult to display, this LEGO DC Batman Batmobile set represents one of The Caped Crusader’s most iconic vehicles. It can even fire a little projectile to defeat the tiny Scarecrow villain.
Lip Smacker Marvel Lip Balm Features Flavorful Heroes
Before you ask, this Lip Smacker Marvel lip balm is not Spider-Man flavored, whatever that would be. Each superhero option has its flavor, such as Spider-Man’s Amazing Pomegranate or Captain America’s Red, White and Blue-berry. You can even pick up some Disney princess varieties, too.
These Flashlight Gloves Are a Novelty Buy
PARIGO LED flashlight gloves are almost like some superhero gadget, except they’re real. Powered by included batteries, each glove has both a pointer finger and thumb light, providing illumination at the tip of one’s fingers.
This Digital Photo Frame Can Display a Whole Album
This FRAMEO digital photo frame can display multiple pictures or videos toeing the line between modern and traditional. The device connects to WiFi, and your giftee can use the Frameo app to move media into it.
This Poké Ball Replica is Authentic as it Gets
Who doesn’t recognize Pokemon these days? Very few, that’s who. And perhaps most recognizable, besides maybe Pikachu, is the ball represented by a The Wand Company Poké Ball Replica. The stand and the ball itself even light up.
Gift a Vintage-Looking Atari T-Shirt
Atari may be past its heyday, but love for its games is still alive and kicking. And if a friend of yours harbors the fandom, they can show it off with a Ripple Junction Atari t-shirt. Plenty of people still recognize that iconic logo.
This Nintendo Switch Lite is Just as Good On The Go
The more portable and widely available cousin of the Nintendo Switch, the Nintendo Switch Lite, is an excellent present for gamers on the go. They can still play all their favorite games on the console, then tuck this bad boy in their pocket when it’s time to stop.
The Daxiongmao Borescope Gets Into Tight Spaces
If you know someone whose hobby involves engines or other large machinery, a Daxiongmao borescope is a device they may not know. But they’ll be so grateful once they try out this snake-like camera with a magnetic end for retrieving small parts.
Mount a Pair of Acoustic Audio Indoor Speakers
For audiophiles who enjoy true surround sound, Acoustic Audio indoor speakers are a strong option. Buyers appreciate the bang for your buck you get with these; it helps a lot that they can be mounted on the wall.
This Star Projector Casts Nebulas Indoors
Distant galaxies won’t feel so far away when your loved one switches on their SunTime star projector. Along with the included remote, they can select between eight mesmerizing nebula effects and toggle a field of stars.
This Solar System Planetarium is For Young Learners
Fostering their budding interest in astronomy will be easier thanks to a 4M solar system planetarium. It allows them to build and paint their planetarium, wherein all eight planets can rotate around a central sun. Pluto, you will be missed.
This Euler’s Disk is a Mesmerizing Gadget
This Toysmith Euler’s Disk takes advantage of some clever physics that should always fascinate your recipient. It’s a terrific toy for passing the time during boredom at home or the office.
These LED Wall Lights Are Loaded with Color
Govee Glide LED wall lights make a bold, bright statement on whatever surface they adhere to. With the app, whoever you gift this to can set the mood with all sorts of pre-made themes or create their own in the DIY section.
They Can Carry Their Lappy in This Shoulder Bag
This Lenovo laptop shoulder bag will be used by someone who works anywhere but at home or in the office. The sizeable interior of this best-seller can contain all sorts of laptops and other tech, and the additional pockets are ready for all kinds of accessories.
This Camera Watches Feathered Friends
Bird watching is more accessible when the birds come to you. And that’s the case with the NETVUE Birdfy Lite, a clever bird feeder with a built-in camera for peeping all the beautiful winged critters as they munch from the seed reservoir below.
Drape Them in a Nerdy Dungeons & Dragons Throw
D&D is simply a nerd staple – something you can bet your geekiest friend is into if you don’t already know. And that’s why this Dungeons & Dragons throw blanket can make an excellent present for them to keep warm under while roleplaying at their tabletop.
These Novelty Socks Should Get Some Chuckles
Lavley socks for book lovers have more than a few styles that celebrate all things books. And, for that matter, there are socks on other nerdy subjects, too, including math and astronomy.
This Nifty Book Page Holder Saves Thumb Work
You may have seen the TILISMA book page holder floating around the internet. But even if you haven’t, it’s clear to many buyers that it’s a great way to keep your place in a book while you read. With this equipped, your book-loving gift-getter no longer has to struggle to keep a big book open to the page they’re on.
This All-New Echo Show is Better Than Ever
The All-new Echo Show 5, the top-selling smart display on Amazon, packs better sound and strong bass than its predecessors. But its other winning features, such as access to Alexa, information on weather and news, and video calling, have stuck around.
Gift Smoothies with This Personal Blender
Shakes, smoothies and other blended treats are a cinch to make with a Nutribullet personal blender. And reviewers agree, praising this little machine for its usability and thoroughness when grinding ingredients.
This Infrared Thermometer Brings Tech to the Kitchen
Chefs with a nerdy flare will dig having an Etekcity infrared thermometer in their repertoire. This handy tool can quickly measure the internal temperature of all sorts of food, and it does so using some pretty cool tech.
Frank Herbert’s Dune Saga is a Masterpiece
Few Sci-Fi series’ have had as much acclaim as Frank Herbert’s Dune Saga. Featuring the first three books, this item can represent a collectible for a series lover or an introduction to Dune’s wild and dark world.
Oscar Wars Paints the Academy Awards in a New Light
Oscar Wars: A History of Hollywood in Gold, Sweat, and Tears is about the history and related drama surrounding its namesake award show. It may not be every book lover’s cup of tea, but we bet you know somebody who watches the show every year who would gain some insights from this novel.
Guns, Germs, and Steel Contemplates History in a Novel Way
History nerds will either read Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies or seek to do so. And after a few well-placed questions, you can find out whether to gift this recounting of humanity’s development and the cruelties that have often followed.
A Clockwork Orange is as Relevant as Ever
Despite being published over a half-century ago, A Clockwork Orange remains a poignant analysis of free will and the extremities of morality. It’s sure to stimulate thought in whomever you present it to, be they a bookworm or a reader of any age.