Can’t afford to gift your favorite gamer a brand new system, but still want to find the perfect gift without having to send a gift card? Here is a list of great gift options at reasonable prices for the nerd or geek in your life (even if it’s yourself).
12. “Its Dangerous to go Alone” Tee
Despite the item description, this tee would make any Zelda fan happy regardless of gender. The phrase stems from the first Zelda game, but is still well known today.
Price: $9.99 – $20.99
11. Solar Orbit Necklace
This beautiful necklace displays the sun, our moon, the nine planets of our universe (yes, even Pluto), and the asteroids between Mars and Jupiter. They are displayed on 3 strands. The 3″ extender has a star on the end to represent a comet. Most importantly, each planet is made from semi-precious stones.
Price: $17.99 (Original) or $59.99 (Sterling Silver)
10. Dr. Who Tardis Scarf
Dr. Who is still “in” this year, and so is this infinity scarf. The Dr. Who fan in your life will adore how easy it is to match this with their outfits. It can be wrapped once or twice depending on the desired length. Most importantly the double layering results in no seams being shown. In short, you can’t go wrong!
9. Game Boy Heat Changing Mug
Genuinely made by the geniuses at Nintendo, this mug is designed to look like an original Game Boy. When the mug is cold the Game Boy appears “off”, but after that fill it with your hot drink and watch the Game Boy turn on and be ready to play Super Mario!
8. Feisty Pets: Dragon
Everyone loves dragons. These creatures are loved by more than just the nerd and geek communities, especially when they’re this cute. That is until you squeeze its head, which turns the dragon into a ferocious beast.
7. Harry Potter Cauldron Mug & Spoon
Young Harry Potter has been enchanting the world for years now, with no end in sight. No matter which house you were sorted into, this mug is perfect for making all of your potions in. Just make sure they’re less than 16 oz.
6. 8Bit Retro Cube Speaker
This NES inspired speaker features a giant DPAD on the top. Despite its old-school inspiration, the speaker is Bluetooth compatible and has an 8-hour battery life.
5. Monopoly Game: Marvel Deadpool Edition
With all the new versions of Monopoly coming out, it’s no surprise there is now one for Deadpool fans. Prepare for the usual game play with some twists. Buy properties with Deadpool’s allies, some are Deadpools from alternate universes, and one is just Deadpool in a maid outfit.
4. Steampunk Little Lazies
These little monsters are looking for a new home. You never know which little monster you will get, as each one is custom made. Every little monster that is adopted comes with “adoption papers” including the individual likes and dislikes of your new monster.
Price: $25.00 (Random) or $29.00 (Choose your Color)
3. Funko Pop! Holiday Groot
Part of the Marvel Holiday Pop set, this Groot bobble is decorated with lights and bobbles for the holiday season. He is ready to party and dance from his flower pot.
2. Sally’s Potions Mini Fragrance Set
I’m sure you remember which three potions Sally added to the professor’s soup to slip out of the house. Now you can have your own bottles of Worm’s Wort, Frog’s Breath, and Deadly Night Shade. Despite also being functional perfume, they will look like a great movie prop next to your other Nightmare Before Christmas items.
1. Pikachu Animated Plush
I choose you, Pikachu! Another pet looking to be adopted this season is your own Pikachu. This officially-licensed Pokémon merchandise features three different modes: “demo” (Pikachu will only say phrases when you press his belly), “on” (Pikachu will occasionally say phrases on his own), and “off.” In addition to its ten phrases, Pikachu’s cheeks also light up and his ears move.