Shopping for the geek in your life? Looking for a way to ease the non-geek into your lifestyle? These practical and relatively inexpensive gift ideas are versatile enough to work for both!
Superhero hoodies: Clothes can be boring gifts, but hoodies are totally in now! People love ‘em, I know I do. I’ve got more than I can count and I’m still always psyched to see another one. I’ve seen some so good they border on ready-to-go cosplay. The geek will probably be happy no matter which hero or villain it features, and for the non-geek, it’s still a smart piece of pop culture fashion.
Superhero cookware: Saying these Batman themed ice cube trays are cool is a pun that probably not even Mr. Freeze would touch, but they ARE just so damn cool! Is this Superman shot glass a little too detailed for the non geek? I think they’d still get a kick out of it. There is so much fun stuff like this out there, and hey, everybody’s got to eat right?
Jewelry: Sometimes I make fun of Green Lantern for having his power be magical jewelry, but no way would I ever be disappointed with a replica Green Lantern ring! Knick-knacks like that are definitely in the spirit of the holiday, and they make for a fun way to put up your superhero flag for other fans to see. For the non-geek, you can easily ninja in some nerdiness with more generic looking items. Try this Lilith (praise Lilith) True Blood pendant, or a nice pair of Wonder Woman style cuff bracelets.
Toys: For kids this is a no-brainer, at least I think. Do kids these days even play with toys anymore? I bet at least the really young ones do, and as comics get more adult the movies and merchandise make for better ways to spark a child’s imagination and interest. I know who definitely plays with toys though, college students! Hook them up with a Spider-Man beach ball or a Wolverine frisbee. If they play Humans vs. Zombies an Iron Man Nerf blaster will make them stand out in all the right ways!
Gift cards: I used to think they were an easy out, but surveys show that people really like them! I recently saw one where 9 out of 10 people said they’d prefer one even to a gift of greater value. You can also go the e-card route too or spring for Amazon credit. I’d recommend going to your local comic shop, it’s always nice to support local business. Challenge the non-geek to find something they’d enjoy, especially if your shop has a wide variety. If it’s for a comic reader, tell them not to use their extra budget on their pull list. Encourage them to try something new, or to pick up a collectible that they wouldn’t normally splurge on.
How many Hoodies can one person wear Scorpio?
Great ideas! Thanks!
No such thing as too many hoodies. Just like there's no such thing as too much 'Hoff. 🙂
I usually go one at a time, but I haven't tested myself yet!
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