2018 is a great year for nerds, or geeks as they like to be called. “Avengers: Infinity War” finally released after 10 years of build-up, “PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds” is taking over mobile gaming by storm, and “Game of Thrones” won Best Drama Series at the Emmys again. This week alone we are going to get the latest “Assassin’s Creed” game and “Venom” in cinemas on the same day.
With all these nerdy franchises hitting it big this year, it is not surprising that we see a lot of merchandise on sale for fans to collect. As holiday season is closing in, this might be a good time to get your favourite nerd a holiday present that is not a damn gift card.
Here are some examples of what to get your nerdy friends for Christmas or for their birthday this year.
1. A onesie
Let’s be real for a moment, nerds are not exactly the best-looking when it comes to fashion. The heavy graphic clothes they wear with a large headshot of the Joker plastered on the front is not helping either. However, a onesie that is designed according to a movie, TV, or video game character does look cute on everyone.
2. High-tech gadgets
Nerds and gadgets go hand in hand. So, it is only obvious that you get a cool high-tech gadget for your favourite nerdy friend. An Amazon Echo which has Alexa installed, a Bose wireless earbuds to adapt with your jackless iPhone, or a VR set are all great gifts not only for nerds but also for everyone else.
3. Collectible figurines
One thing that nerds go crazy about are collectibles. Be it a figurine, a rare “Star Wars” Blu-ray cover, or an actual prop from a movie, these people have a deep appreciation for this kind of things. There is even a certain set of rules on how to take care of them which can be ridiculous at times. Therefore, if you get at least one collectible item for them, your respect stat will immediately level up to over 9000.
4. Thor’s hammer
Out of all the props from superhero movies, Thor’s hammer, Mjölnir, is probably the most wanted one among comic book fans and nerds alike. The fictional mystical hammer has made its big screen appearance in several Marvel movies since 2011’s “Thor” and fans have been dying to get one. So, you know, they could boast around of being worthy.
5. Funko Pop!
If the above items listed are a little too expensive, Funko Pop! can be your last-minute gift idea as it is affordable and are sold everywhere. There are a wide variety of Funko Pop! characters to choose from so you can get one according to your nerd’s favourite pop culture product.
If you were a nerd, what would you like to receive as a gift? Any specific item from a particular movie, TV show, or video game? Do tell us in the comment section below!