Holiday gift shopping can be brutal, especially when your not quite sure where to start. Luckily our But Why Tho? Staff team has put together our Geek Gift Guide to help you with your holiday shopping. From quirky stocking stuffers to big nerdy purchases this list full of gift ideas that we hope will help you find a great gift for a friend, that special someone, or just a treat for yourself.
Godzilla Apparel Line – Mondo
Earlier this year, Mondo and the iconic Japanese studio Toei partnered to make a line of Godzilla apparel. With both Godzilla and Mothra gracing t-hirts and hoodies, this is one line that is a must for any kaiju lover.
CuriosityStream Subscription – CuriosityStream
If you love documentaries and learning then I can not recommend this streaming platform enough. I recommend this platform each year and this year is no different. It is also one of the cheapest streaming options out there starting as low as $20 a year.
Venom Tiki Mug – Mondo
Spidey’s greatest foe, now your greatest tiki mug- VENOM! Inspired by traditional moai statues, mixed with a lowbrow aesthetic, the Venom tiki mug is MASSIVE, holding 40oz of symbiotic fluid, or whatever else you choose to put in him. WE ARE VENOM! And thirsty!
Funko Pop! Figurines – Hot Topic
Funko Pop! vinyl figures make amazing stocking stuffers and with the constant sales on them going on at Hot Topic and the large variety of figures it also makes them great to get for good friends and secret Santas alike. With a Funko for just about every pop culture property, you’re bound to find one, or two, or ten.
Xbox Adaptive Controller – Microsoft
Everyone should be able to play video games and Microsoft’s Adaptive controller is a great gift to give to those in your life that may need it. Additionally, Logitech has come out with a gaming kit that allows for more customization.
Harry Potter Elder Wand Handbag by Loungefly – BoxLunch
Geek chic is geeky apparel and accessories that well, look chic and are easily worn in professional settings. Loungfly’s Elderwand purse is the pinnacle of this style. Simple black with a wand accent and a small Deathly Hallows symbol, it’s a perfect way to be geeky in every situation.
The Nightmare Before Christmas – Trinket Jar Set – Hot Topic
Looking to help a friend get organized or do they just LOVE The Nightmare Before Christmas? If the answeris yes to either of these, picking up trinket jars modeled off of Sally’s is a choice gift. When it comes to decorating with style, it’s hard to find ways to work in your favorite films, but items like this help.
ComiXology Unlimited – Comixology
This online reading service offers over 20,000 digital comics, graphic novels, and manga from DC, Marvel, Image, Dark Horse, and more. It is one of the most affordable ways to read comics and one of the best gifts you can give to comic fans.
While Funko may be what we think of when we hear “vinyl figure” Mondo offers up a great selection. This statue in particular is one of my favorites because it’s overloaded with cuteness. Whether you’re shopping for a big MCU fan or just someone who loves Groot and his daddy Rocket, this is a great choice.
Dragon Ball Z Kamehameha Anorak Jacket – BoxLunch
Channel all of your fashion energy into a look starring this dope anorak jacket. This waterproof, hooded, pull-over jacket features a black and orange Dragon Ball Z design.
Pro Gaming Headset – Logitech
With members of our staff using this headset, we can say how much we love them.
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Pikachu Edition Wired Fight Pad Pro Controller for Nintendo Switch – GameStop
Gear up for Super Smash Bros.™ Ultimate for Nintendo Switch with the Wired Smash Pad Pro! Pick your favorite character and challenge your friends (and enemies!) with this GameCube inspired Pro Controller. Customize your gaming style by playing with the traditional C-Stick or swap it out for a full-size stick with the innovative detachable design. The 10 foot USB cable gives you plenty of room to play and ensures you stay connected during crucial battle moments.
My Hero Academia Training Uniform Hoodie – Hot Topic
Colder weather means its time for hoodie weather. And no matter who your fave Class 1A student is you can rep the your UA Plus Ultra pride in this hoodie.The the perfect addition to any MHA fans hoodie collection.
What if the greatest villain in Gotham City was not the Joker, but Batman? That question is at the core of the epic eight-part limited series Batman: White Knight, which features the writing and art of Sean Murphy. This limited-run, full-color statue, captures Murphy’s take on an alternate-continuity Dark Knight. Full of intricate lines and details, this Batman statue is a must-have for fans of Murphy and the caped crusader.
Hercules Windbreaker Jacket – Disney Store
On your next flight to Mount Olympus zip into this heroic Hercules windbreaker jacket to keep the breeze (and mythical monsters) at bay. That’s one less trial for your travels!
C922 Webcam – Logitech
Whether you’re looking to build a stream studio or just looking for a good camera to chat with friends, this Logitech camera is tried an true by our founders. Having used it to stream and record, the camera has a built in mic in addition to shooting in 1080p.
Fresh delivery from Kiki! This grey cardigan from Studio Ghibli features a “Miss Witch” patch on the left chest, floral embroidery down the sleeves and two pockets.
Statues are great, and grabbing one of your favorite anime character is even greater. The Grandisto Nero Dragonball Z statues are unmatched. With detailing that brings out the best in our favorite Shonen rival, it’s a must buy for the weeb in your life.
Xbox Gamepass Ultimate – Microsoft
If you own an Xbox, you should absolutely own Gamepass Ultimate. It is worth every penny and has allowed me replay a lot of favorites on Xbox as well as introduced me to new franchises and indie darlings.
The Mandalorian – The Child Merch – BoxLunch
Baby Yoda, Yodito, Yiddle, Lil’ Yoda, whatever you call the child star of The Mandalorian he’s the cutest thing in any galaxy. Now, you can wear your love for the baby.
Disney Pixar Coco Remember Me Mini Backpack – BoxLunch
Seize your moment in style! Inspired by Disney•Pixar’s Coco, this Loungefly mini backpack will harmoniously complement your outfits. The magical graphics feature embroidery reminiscent of the marigold bridge from the film! Additional details include a front button flap pocket, main zip compartment, brand badge, guitar zipper pull, debossed details, gold-tone hardware, two side pockets, and adjustable straps.
Xbox Design Controller – Microsoft
Xbox Design controllers give the player ultimate customization. While new controllers are great, getting to pick the colors of your controller from the front, back, bumpers, buttons, and more offer up a way for gamers to express themselves to the fullest. And for a little more, you can even get it engraved!
Bring the best tea in Ba Sing Se to your own home! This teapot and cup is inspired by Uncle Iroh’s tea shop, The Jasmine Dragon, from Avatar: The Last Airbender. Uncle Iroh sits peacefully with the perfect cup of tea in a graphic on the pot.
Now this is a gift any Vegeta fan can use on a daily basis. Best part about it is when you pour in the hot beverage of choice, you can watch Vegeta power up thanks to mug’s heat reveal magic. And on the other side, Shenron appears too.
Far Cry: New Dawn – Ubisoft
In addition to a colorful art style, Far Cry: New Dawn was the perfect followup to Far Cry 5. A favorite for our Sr. Editor for its deaf accessibility options, the game features the wacky weapons and characters Far Cry is known for plus amazing shooting, combat.
Sailor Moon Bed Throw – BoxLunch
Fighting evil by moonlight and winning naps by daylight, you can feel like the one true sailor moon in this comfy throw that a replica of Usagi’s blanket from the anime.
Fitbit Charge 3– Fibit
This is a great gift for anyone who is into health/fitness, whether your a hardcore athlete or a beginner. The Fitbit Charge 3 has an advanced fitness tracker that uses 24/7 heart rate & personalized insights for your health.
Dragon Ball Z Fair Isle Print Union Suit – Hot Topic
It’s getting chilly outside and what better way to spend a snow day than getting cosy in these Dragon Ball Z Onsie pajamas. This great for lounging around the house or kick things up at an ugly sweater party. And best part, they have pockets too!
Outer Worlds – Microsoft
Obsidian’s latest sci-fi RPG is loads of fun. The universe is yours to explore in The Outer Worlds and its time for you to jump in. As one of the contenders for Game of the Year, get ready to game.
Fitbit Versa 2 Fitness Smart Watch – Fitbit
The latest Fibit Smart Watch has everything from Heart Rate tracking to built-in Amazon Alexa. If you are looking to upgrade your activity tracker this is not a bad option to choose.
Planet Zoo – Frontier
Planet Zoo is the latest simulation game from Frontier Developments. Build your own zoo from the ground up and become the ultimate Zookeeper.
Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Breakpoint – Ubisoft
Ghost Recon Breakpoint is a fun game to play with friends. Ubisoft just released the latest raid and with more content to come to be a nice gift to get with friends
The Child Plush by Mattel – Star Wars: The Mandalorian – 11′ – Disney Store
Now you can bring the cuteness of The Mandalorian‘s Baby The Child aka Baby Yoda (or Yodito as we like to call him) home! We had to end the holiday gift guide with the best.
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