Nerd-Approved Wows! Here are 15 Gifts for Nerds

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Are you looking for the perfect gift for the nerd in your life? We’ve got you covered. We’ve collected 15 of the best gifts for nerds to show you. 

From an IP address doormat to a Raspberry Pi, you’ll find something to fit any nerd’s style. A customized board game or a keyboard to make your gift even more special. Get creative with things like a 3D printer to make your custom toys, a virtual reality headset for the ultimate gaming experience, or a personalized antique telescope for the aspiring astronomer. 

Of course, no gift for a nerd is complete without a nerd mug. Whatever you choose, you’re sure to find the perfect gift for your favorite nerd. So go ahead, and show them you care with a geeky gift that’s sure to bring a smile to their face.

1. IP Address Doormat

Doormat showing IP address

We start with this cool IP address doormat. Not only is it a fun and unique way to show off their tech knowledge, but as with any mats, it’s also a practical way to keep dirt and debris out of their home. Whether they’re a computer programmer, network engineer, or just a tech enthusiast, this doormat is a good choice. 

2. Raspberry Pi 4

Raspberry Pi 4

Ignite your relative’s inner nerd with the Raspberry PI 4! This revolutionary product is the latest in the popular Raspberry Pi range of minicomputers, offering an incredible increase in processor speed, multimedia performance, memory, and connectivity compared to the prior-generation Raspberry Pi 3. 

3. The Tenth Doctor’s Sonic Screwdriver

The Tenth Doctor's Sonic Screwdriver

Bring a bit of the Doctor Who magic into your geek’s home with The Tenth Doctor’s Sonic Screwdriver! This 8-inch replica of the Doctor’s trusty tool features button-activated light and sound effects, a hidden ultraviolet pen and UV light that reveals secret writing, and a spare standard ink nib. You can also open locks, repair equipment, and even have a bit of fun with your friends by playing a game of “Who can unlock the door first?”

4. Custom Keyboard

Custom Keyboard

Next on the list, is a custom keyboard. Treat the nerd in your life to the ultimate gift – a custom keyboard! Create a unique keyboard that is tailored to their specific needs. With the custom keyboard service, you can choose from a variety of switches, keycaps, and other components to create a keyboard that is truly one-of-a-kind. 

5. Custom-opoly Custom Board Game

Custom Board Game

How cool is that! you get the classic Monopoly but with the ability to customize the entire game, you can create a board that reflects their personality and interests. Whether they’re a fan of superheroes, classic literature, or something else entirely, you can make this game truly special for them. Plus, it’s a great way to bring the family together for some quality time.

6. 3D Printer

3D Printer

This is a perfect gift for any tech enthusiast who loves to create and tinker. They can be printing whatever gift they wish for themselves from new game characters for their desk or a full chess set for their living room. The 3D Printer is a great way to bring their ideas to life. It comes with quick assembly instructions, so they can get started right away.

7. Meta Quest 2

Meta Quest 2

Quest 2 is the perfect gift for any tech-savvy nerd. With its all-in-one system, it allows users to explore virtual worlds with no wires or cables to limit their experience. The high-resolution display and 3D positional audio, hand tracking and haptic feedback make the experience feel real. With Meta Quest 2, family game nights will never be the same!

8. Personalized Antique Nautical Navigational Telescope

Navigational telescope in a case

A personalized antique telescope for any relative who loves the sea and the adventure that comes with it. It is made with excellent quality brass and has a stylish antique look. It is collapsible and can be extended up to 35 cm. With a range of up to 3 miles and a zoom of up to 10x, this telescope is perfect for any nautical enthusiast. To make it even more special, you can have up to 500 characters including spaces engraved on the telescope.

9. Nerd Mug

Nerd Mug

It’s hard to not appreciate a gift like this. It features a fun and quirky design that reads “You’re A Nerd But You’re My Nerd” and is sure to make them smile. The mug is made of high-quality ceramic and is dishwasher and microwave safe, so it’s perfect for everyday use.

10. Evolution Of The Video Game Console Poster

Evolution Of The Video Game Console Poster

Do you want to spark nostalgia and bring back fond memories of gaming with friends and family? Get your hands on this poster and show your loved one how much you appreciate their passion for gaming! The poster features a detailed timeline of the most iconic consoles from the past 50 years, including the Atari 2600, Nintendo, Playstation 2, and Xbox One. 

11. Useless Machine

Useless Machine

This will be a hit! Not only is it a fun and unique gift, but it also provides an opportunity for them to learn about electronics, soldering, and assembly. The machine is available in three different flavors, so you can choose the one that best suits the recipient’s skill level. The box is made from laser-cut poplar plywood, so they can customize it with paint, varnish, or wood stain. With the useless machine, your nerd will have hours of fun tinkering and learning.

12. Circuit Board Coaster

Circuit Board Coaster

A circuit board coaster is the perfect gift for any tech-savvy relative! Not only does it look great, but it’s also made from real circuit boards that were otherwise destined for landfill or incineration. The coaster has a perfectly smooth flat surface and is backed with natural cork, making it a stylish addition to any office desk or coffee table.

13. Floppy Disk Container

Floppy Disk Container

Continuing the mission of saving old tech, here is another great gift made out of recycled 3.5″ floppy disks. The floppy disk container is a two-toned container that is perfect for any tech nerd. It can be used to store pens and pencils, craft tools, post-it notes, small toiletries, air plants, and even 3.5″ floppies! It is a great gift for coworkers, IT professionals, and all-around technology nerds. 

14. Tesla Supercharger Phone Charger

Tesla Supercharger Phone Charger

This must be the perfect gift for any tech-savvy fan of Tesla or Elon Musk. The Tesla Supercharger phone charger is an awesome device that comes in the traditional white, red, and silver colors. It allows you to insert your own cable or even purchase it with an iPhone, USB-C or Micro USB cable. Go big on green energy – well sort of.

15. Gamestop Gift Card

And we finally made it to the safest bet gift. A GameStop gift card is the perfect gift for any nerd in your life. With the card, they can choose from the latest video games, electronics, consoles, collectibles, toys, and more. It’s like giving them the power to choose what they want, and they will love it!


We’ve come to the end of our list of 15 gifts for nerds. We hope you enjoyed our selection of geeky stuff. We will be expanding this list so keep it handy for later. Shopping for the perfect gift for a nerd can be hard, but with this list, you should have no problem finding something that your favorite geek will love. 

As a bonus, why not add an anecdote to make the gift even more special? For example, you can tell them a story about how you remember them playing a certain game or tinkering with a certain gadget in the past. It will make the gift even more special and memorable. Also, check out our post on Classic 90s Toys for some great ideas!

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