It might have been a different story a decade ago, but nowadays it's cool to be a geek. Whether you're into The Walking Dead or The Legend of Zelda, I recommend wearing your geek badge proud. Whenever I gush about a new movie or video game, I always end up making new friends. I'm not sure about you, but I've never felt more at home in a community.
If you're looking to surprise a fellow Star Wars fan with a unique gift, well, you're in the right place. ThinkGeek, the go-store store for all your pop culture needs, is the best place for nerdy gifts. This guide will (hopefully) give you the insight you need.
8-bit Flower Bouquet
This colorful home decoration is great for fans of old school games such as Tetris, The Legend of Zelda, and Mario. You can stand it up on your work desk or apply an adhesive magnet to the back of it and stick it to your fridge door. This bouquet will add a lot of personality to your home, for sure.
It's the perfect gift for a friend that's feeling a little blue. After all, nothing eliminates sour feelings quite like pixelated flowers. You don't even have to water it, which is ideal for folks who can't keep plants alive.
R2-D2 Measuring Cup Set
R2-D2, the fiery robot from Star Wars, wants to help you in the kitchen. Well, maybe. I can't promise the tube-shaped robot won't spit out a line of sludge or shoot you with a bolt of electricity. Droids, am I right?
This measuring cup set is perfect for new homeowners who are looking to add a little flair to their kitchen. It's a bit morbid, but you have to disassemble R2-D2's body to use the individual measuring cups. The droid is broken up into three different sections from crown to base. Is this the measuring cup you're looking for? No? How about this one?
Minecraft USB Charger
I love Minecraft, the popular computer game where players construct worlds using blocks. The game not only challenges your problem-solving abilities, it also encourages you to collaborate with others.
This Minecraft USB Charger is a wonderful gift for fans of the sandbox game. It charges two devices at a time, and the redstone torch functions as a night light. Cool, right? Who knows. Maybe the light will keep creepers and Endermen at bay. They're creepy as heck.
Millennium Falcon Cutting Board
Who doesn't love the Millennium Falcon? The boxy ship from Star Wars successfully navigated the Kessel Run in less than twelve parsecs (whatever that means). It might be an old clunker, but fans will always cherish it.
This cooking board resembles Han Solo's beloved ship. It's a neat product, but the size concerns me. I prefer bigger cutting boards, as I like having a lot of space at my disposal. Judge me by my size, do you? Yeah, I do.
Tetris Heat Changing Mug
Tetris, the classic puzzler, is one of the most well-known video games of all time. If you type Tetris into your Amazon search bar and hit enter, thousands and thousands of products will turn up.
This product is cool (no pun intended) because heat alters the image outside the mug. In other words, hot water makes more tiles appear. When the mug is unused, you'll see about half as many tiles.
Han Solo Fridge
Okay, so this fridge is out of my price range, but it deserves an honorable mention.
If you want a mini fridge that doubles as a super nerdy decoration, well, you're in luck. This portable fridge captures the moment Han Solo, the antihero of the original Star Wars trilogy, gets frozen in carbonite.
This fridge holds up to 18 cans of soda and can be used as either a heater or a cooler. I'd say it's a good present for a college student. If anything, it'll definitely make a lasting impression (ha) on their roommates.
Game of Thrones Salt and Pepper Shakers
I know. I've been leaning heavily on the Star Wars stuff, so let's shake things up a bit.
The political intrigue in Game of Thrones is downright thrilling. Cersei Lannister, the villainous woman who stops at nothing to secure her place on the throne, is one of the most compelling characters I've ever seen. Unsurprisingly, the stellar cast makes Game of Thrones one of hottest shows on television.
These gorgeous salt and pepper shakers remind me of chessboard pieces. They represent two great, but warring houses. Will you go for House Stark or House Lannister?