20 Gifts For Nerds in 2022

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Welcome to a list of twenty awesome gifts for geeks. These things may or may not be on your checklist when you are out shopping, but we think they’re things that your particular nerd would appreciate.

We’re going to kick off this list with a bit of context to help you get into the mood.

If you’re like most nerds, you probably have a plethora of interests. Well, it’s high time you started marketing toward them with some special present ideas. We’re heading back toward the intersection of product interest and your love for this person (or people), and we’re going to churn some out tomorrow.

Tomorrow morning we’ll have the second half of the list for you, and we’re going to end with a few gift ideas for the rule-breaker. This one here is for the standard shopper or rule-follower.

NameCategoryProduct
LEGO Star Wars Ultimate Millennium Falcon 75192 Expert Building Kit and Starship ModelBest OverallLEGO Star Wars Ultimate Millennium Falcon 75192 Expert Building Kit and Starship Model
HONB Unisex Zinc Alloy Bat man Money ClipBudget PickHONB Unisex Zinc Alloy Bat man Money Clip
nuraphone — Wireless Bluetooth Over Ear HeadphonesUpgrade Picknuraphone — Wireless Bluetooth Over Ear Headphones

1. LEGO Star Wars Ultimate Millennium Falcon 75192 Expert Building Kit and Starship Model

Our rating: 9 / 10

LEGO Star Wars Ultimate Millennium Falcon 75192 Expert Building Kit and Starship Model

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The LEGO Ultimate Millennium Falcon is the kit many have been waiting for all their lives. This one ships directly from Germany, and if you’re lucky enough to get one, you’ll be guaranteed a very enjoyable and pleasurable building experience.

It’s not very often you get such a huge number of bricks with an equally huge instruction book. The Falcon is big and sturdy, the attention to detail is magnificent, and the model can be assembled to exactly the movie version or to your liking. The price may seem a little steep at first, but you need to realize the sheer size of this thing. It’s around three feet long and at least a foot wide, and weighs a few kilos more than a baby. The bricks are a little smaller than normal as well, and the 1504 pieces of this set have a high number of warped ones, making the build one of the most interesting ways to spend your time.

The model is packed with a ridiculous amount of details, including a complete cockpit where you can sit your action figures, a handle for carrying it around, opening mandibles, moving wings, and two control rooms.

2. Set of 8 Star Wars Silicone Ice Cube Molds

Our rating: 9 / 10

Set of 8 Star Wars Silicone Ice Cube Molds

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Pros:

  • Cool looking
  • Great fun either standing alone or with drinks
  • Easy to clean
  • Fun way to chill drinks

Cons:

  • Spongey quality silicone, requires something to weigh down bottom molds
  • Cleaning brush was too flimsy to clean bottom sides of each mold.

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3. Harry Potter Hogwarts Battle Cooperative Deck Building Card Game

Our rating: 9 / 10

Harry Potter Hogwarts Battle Cooperative Deck Building Card Game

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Block-shaped pieces featuring artwork of Lego figures based on the popular Harry Potter franchise. Beeping, flashing, talking wands are paired with collectible golden snitch and Harry Potter’s cloak!

Uses voice recognition to control a video game with a few spoken words, and it can be paired with other voice-enabled devices.

A great book for young readers to be inspired by their favorite movies, imagining what their video gaming characters would do if the games came to life.

4. LEGO Boost Creative Toolbox 17101 Fun Robot Building Set and Educational Coding Kit

Our rating: 9 / 10

LEGO Boost Creative Toolbox 17101 Fun Robot Building Set and Educational Coding Kit

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Pros:

  • Build 161 combinations with 847 pieces
  • Includes a LEGO intelligent brick to get started
  • Fun, easy and quick to build and not limited to the number of pieces used
  • Coding creates true understanding
  • Great for all ages
  • No wires, no motors, just a friendly and new way to play
  • Can brick-ify ten brand new Boost accessories that will inspire, engage and at times, challenge builders to create their own unique robots.
  • Build and become a LEGO – certified Robot Engineer

Cons:

  • No batteries required
  • Fun and easy, but limited only by imagination

LEGO Boost is a creative building set and coding kit that enables kids to play and create with real robotic sensors and motors, to either jump-start their interest in coding or better support and develop existing abilities.

Award-winning robotics expert David Gilday has created a visual coding language and intuitive drag-and-drop building app. Kids simply build the models throughout the 70-page building guide, using the real LEGO brick as a machine controller.

The LEGO Boost app then automatically translates their behavior into code, so they can customize their models and their programing skills as they go.

5. R2-D2 App-Enabled Droid

Our rating: 8 / 10

R2-D2 App-Enabled Droid

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R2-D2 App-Enabled Droid is a remote control droid from the Star Wars franchise that interacts with your phone. It appears in the form of a toy to deliver a voice from the Star Wars world, complete with beeps and boops.

The R2-D2 toy is built with an array of sensors to detect objects. It is a little bit slower than it should be when it moves, but it covers ground alright. The droid comes with a wireless remote control and can speak the upcoming catalog. It can even move around objects, though this can be tricky as it could get stuck easily.

6. ThinkGeek Star Wars R2-D2 Measuring Cup Set

Our rating: 8 / 10

ThinkGeek Star Wars R2-D2 Measuring Cup Set

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The ThinkGeek Star Wars R2-D2 Measuring Cup Set is an obvious gift for a Star Wars fan. This unique kitchen gadget is modelled after R2-D2.

Not only is this R2-D2 measuring cup set a novelty present, it is also very functional at measuring your baking ingredients. The design is of an entire cup, but it is attached to another cup. These cups can be detached to other cups in descending order.

What makes this product a plus is that it is dishwasher safe and can be disassembled easily for thorough cleaning.

7. Monopoly: Super Mario Bros Collector's Edition Board Game

Our rating: 8 / 10

Monopoly: Super Mario Bros Collector's Edition Board Game

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8. Bubble Wrap Calendar

Our rating: 8 / 10

Bubble Wrap Calendar

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Pros:

  • It improves your punctuality … if one is capable of not popping the bubble
  • Works with wall calendars or free-standing on a desk
  • Each bubble is about 3.5” in diameter

Cons:

  • Not available in all countries
  • Not even available in many countries because its creator, the Warner Paper Company, only has a distribution deal in the US and Canada
  • It’s not the most aesthetically pleasing calendar in the world … unless you look at it as an item for nerds

This is an excellent calendar for the break room, the office or your home. It is a desk calendar with each day’s date printed on it.

However, each day also has a bubble positioned over it. When you want to mark that day, you have to pop the bubble.

Because it has 2-ply, semi-thick paper over it, popping each bubble doesn’t just leave a tiny burst but a satisfying pop that leaves a small “crack” behind.

9. Oculus Go Standalone Virtual Reality Headset

Our rating: 8 / 10

Oculus Go Standalone Virtual Reality Headset

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10. Google Nest Learning Thermostat

Our rating: 8 / 10

Google Nest Learning Thermostat

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The Nest Learning Thermostat is one of the coolest thermostats that you can buy. It’s easy to install and it’s compatible with more than 95% of all HVAC systems. One thing that users love about it is how it can be controlled remotely from anywhere there is an Internet connection.

Unlike many other smart thermostats on the market, this one works with many different heating and cooling systems, including furnaces, heat pumps, boilers, and some gas and electric furnaces.

This product uses sensors to monitor and adapt to your usage patterns. Over time, the Nest learns the temperature that you like and when you like it and will automatically adjust your setting.

11. Entertainment Earth Minecraft Light-Up Redstone Ore Statue

Our rating: 8 / 10

Entertainment Earth Minecraft Light-Up Redstone Ore Statue

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Pros:

  • Makes a great decorative toy for adults
  • 10 beautiful LED colors to choose from
  • Can be reprogrammed to different colors
  • Can be programmed with different patterns (e.g. flashing, fast pulsing, etc.)
  • Bright enough to watch while you are in bed
  • The Redstone ore is 1.5 inches in width
  • Can be used horizontally or vertically
  • USB rechargeable (charger included)

Cons:

  • Light can be distracting while watching TV late at night
  • Some users have reported that the statue stopped working after several weeks of use
  • USB cable is short

This stylish 2.5” tall Redstone ore from Minecraft is a neat edition to any nerd’s collection of Minecraft memorabilia. The durable plastic is designed to resemble Redstone ore, and it is the perfect decoration for your Minecraft-themed bedroom.

This decorative collectible will look great in a child’s bedroom, but it also makes a wonderful addition to an office desk or entertainment center. The LED lights are powered by a USB cable, which means you can use it even when the rooms’ wall outlet is occupied.

12. ThinkGeek Star Wars Death Star Waffle Maker

Our rating: 8 / 10

ThinkGeek Star Wars Death Star Waffle Maker

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Pros:

  • Makes death star waffles
  • Makes regular waffles too
  • Has a 320-degree rotating indicator light
  • Includes a 3-year limited warranty

Cons:

  • Makes waffles that are expensive
  • Takes four minutes to warm up
  • Is not light saber-resistant

Are you looking for the perfect Star Wars themed gift? This waffle iron may be just what you’re looking for. It can make waffles with a Death Star design in one side and the words ‗D… or ‗Rebel Scum‖ in the other side.

This waffle iron is made of metal and plastic. It has a 5-inch diameter and a 7-inch diameter round waffle. The waffle maker has two small parts that can be removed and stored. It also has a handle for carrying it to the table after each waffle is finished.

13. Nintendo Switch

Our rating: 7 / 10

Nintendo Switch

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Pros:

  • The quality of the Joy-Con are state of the art
  • The Joy-Con sync instantly, improving your gaming experience
  • The design of the Joy-Con allows for different hand and grip options … and the controller sync automatically!
  • Games are loaded onto the console instead of the controllers
  • It plays the game from whichever screen you’re not using
  • Left/Right Joy-Con have internal gyro sensors, making motion controls more precise
  • Can link multiple Nintendo Switch consoles together for local wireless play
  • The tablet screen acts as the primary display, with the dock acting as a secondary display when docked
  • Ability to slide into a game-pad for portable gaming on the go
  • Easily hold up to six games at once

Cons:

  • Joy-Con controllers need to be charged by flipping the controller over and pressing a button on the tiny, but easily accessible, embedded panel on the back.
  • It can get a little hot after playing for an extended period of time
  • It is a little difficult to slide the controllers on and off the screen when docked
  • The online features are a little confusing

14. The Geeky Chef Cookbook: Real-Life Recipes

Our rating: 7 / 10

The Geeky Chef Cookbook: Real-Life Recipes

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Pros:

  • Contains recipes for foods you’re familiar with from popular fantasy series
  • Covers the most current fantasy series
  • Has delicious recipes that will make anyone drool with anticipation
  • Includes a glossary of terms used in the book
  • Not for guys only
  • A fantastic book to add to your collection

Rather than simply provide you with recipes that aren’t real, the book spends the first chapter discussing how you’d actually be able to make these fantasy foods real. It explains how to make Gilly’s Goat, Fleur de Sel, or Worm Spit. It covers foods from almost every major fantasy series and explains the science behind why they’re made the way they are.

The second chapter is useful for geeks who are always looking for interesting ways to bring fantasy into their own lives. It covers recipes for popular beverages and their inspiration, as well as recipes for children’s books, video game foods, and even a few recipes from fantasy series that aren’t covered in the first chapter.

15. nuraphone — Wireless Bluetooth Over Ear Headphones

Our rating: 7 / 10

nuraphone — Wireless Bluetooth Over Ear Headphones

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Pros:

  • Noise cancelling
  • Can connect to multiple devices
  • 20 hours play time
  • Active noise cancellation

Built-in Microphone.

The biggest people who would appreciate the Nuraphone headphones is someone who has had hearing problems or just someone who loves the idea of personalized audio.

This is not a pair of headphones that you will want to listen to outside of the house. If you are looking for a great set for that, check out the Sennheiser HD 280 Pro or the Audio Technica M50x.

16. Heng Balance lamp

Our rating: 7 / 10

Heng Balance lamp

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Pros:

  • 4-in-1 air fidget spinner
  • Cool 3D fidget spinner
  • Super smooth spin
  • Dynamic balance fidget spinner
  • Strong ABS body
  • Smooth bearings
  • High speed & Long spin

Study, Bedtime Kids, Laser Lamp, Make your own, LED Paper Lantern, Colorful LED Flower Lights, LEGO Star Wars Edition, Stellatio Star Wars R2-D2 Lamp, Illuminated Daba Table Lamp, Get Charged.

Our rating: 7 / 10

Doctor Who Tardis Cookie Jar

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Pros:

  • Display your love for Doctor Who in a decorative way with this Tardis cookie jar, which is perfect for cookies or small items
  • Music and sound effects included with this fun collectible
  • Stash treats in this tall blue Tardis police box that also comes with a convenient lid, so you’ll never miss an episode

Cons:

  • It’s a cookie jar… you think you can microwave your Oreos or something? You can’t! There’s no heating element in this cool Tardis.

The Tardis cookie jar has some sound effects from the popular Doctor Who TV series. It’s just enough to fun enough that you can play it in the evening while you’re eating your Oreos. You can even stash a small item in the Tardis, but you’re going to have to order a bigger cookie jar if you want to eat any more than a few cookies.

18. Star Trek Phaser Remote Control Replica

Our rating: 7 / 10

Star Trek Phaser Remote Control Replica

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Pros:

  • Original series phaser replica control unit
  • Retains its power-setting functionality
  • Replica phaser sound effects
  • 2,500 channels and 3,000 films on the worldwide grid
  • Stylish ergonomic shape
  • Ventilation ports to permit the safe use of live ammunition
  • Six laser settings, including light speed pulse
  • One-button frequency lock

Cons:

  • Original series controls do not work as TV remote
  • Low-power button fires laser
  • This prop is not recommended for actual use as a weapon
  • Shows no preference for cats or dogs.

After logging many years of human-alien action on hundreds of worlds across uncountable light years, the original-flavor Star Trek Phaser Remote Control Replica is still able to control your TV. The original-series phaser was the first-ever science fiction show to beam our televisions without being tied into our power grid. Program your own remotes with the retro original series TV autotuner, now. (This prop is not recommended for actual use as a weapon.)

19. HONB Unisex Zinc Alloy Bat man Money Clip

Our rating: 6 / 10

HONB Unisex Zinc Alloy Bat man Money Clip

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Pros:

  • Great for a stocking stuffer
  • Sturdy clip
  • Metal clip is different from the plastic

Credit Card Holder, Gift for Him, Wallet.

If you are looking for a DIY-gift, then HONB is a perfect choice. It is made from zinc alloy, and it’ll definitely be something different from chocolate money clips. HONB is also very well made and can be both a wallet and a card holder. HONB is packaged in a cool gift box and makes a neat present for any guy that you know.

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20. ThinkGeek Star Trek Enterprise Pizza Cutter

Our rating: 6 / 10

ThinkGeek Star Trek Enterprise Pizza Cutter

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Pros:

  • Very sharp
  • Nice design
  • Precision blade
  • Solidly built

When people hear about Star Trek, the first thing that comes to mind is the Enterprise ship, which means it’s no surprise that ThinkGeek came out with the Star Trek Enterprise Pizza Cutter. This is a fun gift for any self-confessed nerd. This Enterprise Pizza Cutter has a super sharp stainless-steel blade and aluminum body.

This pizza cutter is a great gift for any Star Trek fan and is a unique gift for any occasion. It also comes with a coupon code that gives you a 10% discount at ThinkGeek.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

What should I get my nerdy friend?

Nerds deserve gifts too! While it may seem like the task of finding a gift for a nerd is daunting, in reality, there’s a gift out there for every type of nerd. Here’s a handy guide for buying gifts for the more obscure nerdies.

What do you get a science nerd?

If you don’t know a whole heck of a lot about science, you may not know what to get a science nerd. After all, most nerds are so into their science that they already know everything about it. However, some non-nerdy people out there are actually intimidated by science. They may know some science but are unsure how to relate to a science nerd. Here are some great gift ideas for science nerds of all interests.

What are some cool gifts?

What to get someone who loves computers?

Conclusion

Of course, we don’t want to leave out the best gifts for nerds from our 2022 list! This is the twenty best gifts for nerds that we believe you should be checking out this year. Don’t forget to put this list on your scrolling holiday gift guide.

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NameCategoryProduct
LEGO Star Wars Ultimate Millennium Falcon 75192 Expert Building Kit and Starship ModelBest OverallLEGO Star Wars Ultimate Millennium Falcon 75192 Expert Building Kit and Starship Model
HONB Unisex Zinc Alloy Bat man Money ClipBudget PickHONB Unisex Zinc Alloy Bat man Money Clip
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