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Throw your hands up, geeky gals and dorky dudes, it’s time to celebrate everything nerdy about you! Like attracts like, and there’s a good chance you have a friend that’s every bit as nerdy as you. Whether a tech head, a digital nomad, or a lover of travel, nerd culture, or that insatiable drive for one thing, in particular, we all share, here are gift ideas for the geeks in your life.
These are for the tech-heads in your life. You really can’t go wrong when it comes to finding interesting new tech and gadgets. Just look at the current trends and choose the one that best fits their personality. Are they a gamer? There’s a new trend of old consoles getting a bit of modern polish to bring all their classics back to life. Do they love their media? Get them a streaming device that lets them turn any TV smart.
If your dorky loved one has that one all-consuming interest, you probably already know about it. You can show that you get it and get them by helping them build a collection that really gets deep into it. Vintage comic books will always be like the Holy Grail to Marvel or DC fans. For those who love travel, shop for silver Krugerrands, silver Canadian mints, and other valuable coins to remind them of their favorite destinations. Contribute to a collection or kick-start a new one and they will love you for it.
It might not sound like the most exciting gift. However, if you know other digital nomads or people trying to build their own digital skills, you can give them the resources they need. Buy them a seat at a talk, a subscription to a course, or even some of the tools they’ve been needing to succeed. Not only is it a way to share what you know, but it shows that you are invested in their success and truly rooting for them.
Take them somewhere they can indulge in that dorkiness to the extreme. Comic Con and other pop culture conventions are pilgrimages that all nerds need to make at one point or another in their life. They might not have the funds or time to organize the trip on their own, so why not do it for them? It could be the opportunity they have wanted to meet like-minded people, as well as some of their favorite creators and nerd culture influencers right there and then. Just be warned that you might end up having to drag yourself along which can be quite an experience if you’re not as into nerd culture as them.
The truth is that nerds, geeks, or whatever you want to call them are actually one of the easier kinds of people to find gifts for. All you have to do is find out what makes them tick. They all have that one thing. For some, it’s tech, for others, it’s travel. Video games, movies, comics, books, history. Find that one thing and you have a constant resource on the best gifts to find them again and again.
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