Whether the geek in question is your best friend, dad, or boyfriend, we know the truth — geeks are pretty cool and deserve an awesome gift. These gifts are smart, a little offbeat, and deliciously nerdy.
Illumibowl “Glow in the Dark” Toilet Lights, $25, TouchofModern.com
No more waking up from bright lights, stumbling in the dark, and falling in the toilet.
littleBits Smart Home Kit , $249, littlebits.cc
This kit can turn any object into an internet-connected device. Maybe they want to automate curtains to open at sunrise. Or make a remote controlled pet feeder. The geeky options are endless.
FluidStance Level, starts at $289, Fluidstance.com
Any quality nerd spends a whole lot of time at their desk, and sitting is the new smoking. Bringing movement to their workday is the best way to optimize their health.
Star Wars BB-8, $150, sphero.com
Meet BB-8, the app-enabled Droid that's as authentic as it is advanced!
RepairSquare, $3, repairsq.com
A perfect stocking stuffer for someone who is always finding themselves replacing expensive cables and headphones.
Grohe Aquatunes Bluetooth speaker, $149, Grohe.com
This speaker is the perfect way for podcast enthusiasts to make the most of their morning routine and get their fix in the shower. Aquatunes uses Bluetooth wireless technology to deliver users their preferred music.
Cooking for Geeks, $24, Amazon.com
For the geek in your life who loves to cook, this may be the ultimate gift.
Bluesmart Suitcase, $399, BlueSmart.com
Bluesmart is a tricked out, smart suitcase sure to please any tech-loving geek.
CHI Touch 2 Dryer, $190, ulta.com
For the beauty geek, this is the world's first touch screen dryer to customize their blow out depending on hair type.
PhoneSoap Charger 2.0, $60, PhoneSoap.com
A quality nerd will never want their devices to be less than pristine. The PhoneSoap Charger is the first and only charger that cleans and sanitizes your phone in less than five minutes while it charges.
Flexson VinylPlay Turntable, $499, Flexson.com
What is old is indeed new again. This is the turntable for the digital music age.
Man Crates Retro Gamer Crate, $100, mancrates.com
Man Crates is a really fun gifting service in the form of an industrial wooden crate filled with all things guys love.
Oral-B PRO 7000 SmartSeries Electric Toothbrush with Bluetooth, $190, Target.com
This "smart" toothbrush connects to the enhanced Oral-B App that provides real-time guidance while users brush, and records brushing activity that they can also share with their dentist on their next visit.
TAPfit Tap Dance Fitness DVD series, $129, Tapfit.com
Yes, tap dancing has a nerdy rep, and is thought to be only for Shirley Temple types. But when it comes to workouts, the Johnson Sisters from Australia understand that you need to have fun in order to keep up with workouts.
Shure MV5 Digital Condenser Microphone, $99, Shure.com
There’s many reasons the nerdy guy or gal you love would want a personal recording microphone. This one is designed to be an affordable recording alternative for podcasting, audio for video chat, and home studio recording.
Voxx Myris Eyelock, $280, Staples.com
Any geek will want a USB powered Iris Identity Authenticator. The recipient will never have to type a password again and can easily keep nosy friends and coworkers out of their digital world.
Li-Lac Chocolates Chocolate Typewriter, $25 for a box of two, li-lacchocolates.com
If your nerdy friend is a teacher or writer, they’ll especially love this chocolate typewriter from Manhattan’s oldest chocolate house.
1 Customized Foot Insoles, $149, Sols.com
With just a few photos from that iPhone, SOLS can make a three-dimensional map of your recipient's foot.
Linda Lauren Vibe Energy Clearing Spray, $8, LindaLauren.com
Nerdy kids may grow up to be successful adults, but they get a lot of grief on the way to getting there. This vibe energy spray may be a stocking stuffer they’ll uniquely appreciate. It uses a combination of essential oils, herbs, and family recipes to clear spaces of negativity and create a more positive, uplifting environment.
ConnectSense Smart Outlet, $80, Amazon.com
Geeks looking to inexpensively automate their homes can now turn traditional devices into smart devices.
Mini Wood Speaker, $30, personalcreations.com
The speaker features a rechargeable lithium batters and is compatible with any device that plays music.
Ringly Smart Rings, $195, ringly.com
Ringly creates smart jewelry that syncs with your phone so you can stay connected to people, messages, and notifications.
Pals Socks, $10, PalsSocks.com
Pals is a Brooklyn-based unique apparel company based on the idea that it’s fun to be friends with someone unexpected and different from you.
Loot Crate Star Wars Limited Edition Mystery Crate, $100, lootcrate.com
Loot Crate is a monthly subscription box for geeks, gamers and pop culture lovers.
Canary All-in-One Home Security Device, $179, store.canary.is
A great, practical gift that will also make a tech nerd’s heart sing.
Xtreem Gravity Pursuit 1080p Video Drone, $299, swann.com
This drone boasts an onboard HD camera that takes flying to a new level.
Customized artwork, starts at $199, dna11.com
Create art from actual DNA.
KontrolFreek Call of Duty Black Ops III, $18, kontrolfreek.com
Thumbsticks are a fun geeky gift for gamers.
Gramovox Floating Record Player, $400, gramovox.com
A gift for vinyl nerds (they’re everywhere!), the Floating Record player allows you to experience the visual aspect of music simultaneously.
Razor Hovertrax, $600, Razor.com
Any "Back to the Future" fan will tell you there’s nothing cooler than a hoverboard.