- 1 For geeks outside at night: Albedo 100 Reflective Spray Invisible Bright
- 2 For tool geeks: Gator Grip ETC-200MO Universal Socket
- 3 For geeks with Essential Tremors: Liftware Steady Starter Kit
- 4 For painter geeks: Titan RX-PRO Red Series Airless Spray Gun
- 5 For geeks with pets: Pooch Selfie: The Original Dog Selfie Stick
- 6 For beard geeks: The Beard Bro Beard Shaping Tool for Perfect Lines
- 7 For neat freaks and cleaning geeks: The Best Mini Hand Broom with Electrostatic Bristle Seal Technology
- 8 For photography and spy geeks: ZEROTECH DOBBY Mini Selfie Pocket Drone
- 9 For cooking geeks: Quirky Mocubo Cutting Board
- 10 For farsighted geeks: ThinOPTICS Stick
Geeks are cool. Their interests run deep and wide. But sometimes it’s hard to shop for our beloved brainiacs. We compiled this helpful collection to help you select exactly the right gift for Christmas this year. When they ask how you knew what they wanted, you can tell them you just did the math!
For geeks outside at night: Albedo 100 Reflective Spray Invisible Bright
Geeks who bike at night can make themselves highly visible with this reflective spray from Albedo. It’s specifically designed as a temporary paint for clothes or just about any fabric.
The Albedo 100 spray is invisible during the day. Apply it to anything like a backpack, jeans, shoes, a coat, or a hat. Test it with a flashlight or a camera flash. At nighttime, the treated textiles will reflect back headlights just like a stop sign does.
With this nifty paint, geeks can create invisible signs that only show up at night. Wash the fabric and the paint disappears, or it dissipates on its own after about a week.
For tool geeks: Gator Grip ETC-200MO Universal Socket
What if you could replace a wide range of wrenches with just one tool? That’s what the Gator Grip does. It works in the place of any socket wrench from 1/4” to ¾” or 7mm to 19mm in size.
Tool geeks will appreciate the intelligent design of the Gator Grip. It has 54 steel spring pins that grip pretty much any fastener’s head. There’s no adjustment needed. Put the Gator Grip on hex nuts, wing nuts, lag screws, square nuts, or bolt heads, it’s all the same to this tool. It even works on broken fasteners.
Endeavor Tool offers a drill adapter and ratcheting socket wrench handle along with the Gator Grip Universal socket. It comes with a 1-year warranty.
For geeks with Essential Tremors: Liftware Steady Starter Kit
Eating seems like such a simple task unless you have essential tremors. Using regular tableware makes meals challenging because it’s hard to deliver food to your mouth when you’re shaking.
Geeks with essential tremors can now look forward to mealtimes with the Liftware Steady Starter Kit. They can eat independently at their own pace. Liftware’s sensors, motors, and onboard computer keep the spoon attachment level and steady so food won’t spill.
Besides the spoon attachment and handle, the Starter Kit comes with a carrying pouch and charger. Other attachments are available and sold separately.
For painter geeks: Titan RX-PRO Red Series Airless Spray Gun
Painter and construction geeks use paint guns to get the job done faster and neater than it can be done with brushes and rollers. But the quality of the paint gun is just as important as the sprayer itself.
Titan’s RX-PRO Red Airless Spray Gun is made for professional painters who want to lay down smooth coats without drips and spitting. The large diffuser and twist nozzle stays clog-free so you don’t lose time cleaning tips. In fact, you can simply flip the nozzle around and blow out the tip to clean it when you’re done painting.
The ergonomic handle is comfortable to hold and control. That’s important when there’s a long day of work ahead. And go ahead, swap guns. The Titan fits both Titan and Graco airless sprayers.
For geeks with pets: Pooch Selfie: The Original Dog Selfie Stick
How can you get a dog to sit for a portrait? Use the Pooch Selfie to capture his attention. Geeks with pets will love how easy it is to snap a shot of their buddy once they mount this on their smartphones.
The Pooch Selfie is exactly what it appears to be—it’s a squeaky tennis ball that clips onto any phone and over top of most phone cases. It leaves the front and rear camera lenses unblocked. Squeeze the ball, get the dog’s attention, take the picture. Owners are reporting solid success and posting lots of fun selfies taken with their furry friends.
Pooch Selfie isn’t just in it for the money. They donate a portion of each sale to help animals in shelters, so this is the geek gift that keeps on giving.
For beard geeks: The Beard Bro Beard Shaping Tool for Perfect Lines
Beards are awesome. Just look at the massive one on the king of geeks, Richard Stallman. If your geek loves to style his beard, the Beard Bro is the perfect gift. It takes the guesswork out of trimming and shaving.
This simple-looking tool can turn any beard into a carefully manicured work of art. It doesn’t matter if your geek’s beard is long or short. He can use a razor or clippers to shape the perfect neck and top lines.
If there’s any question about how to use the Beard Bro to achieve a certain look, they have a demonstration available online and offer full customer support.
For neat freaks and cleaning geeks: The Best Mini Hand Broom with Electrostatic Bristle Seal Technology
The right gadget makes cleaning more efficient and more fun. The miniWISP broom and dustpan set is a great gift for geeks who like to keep things neat.
The tightly packed electrostatic bristles on the 6-inch broom sweep up anything from broken test tubes to pet hair, ashes, and crumbs. They leave no trace of debris. But the bristles are soft enough to use on almost any surface.
The dustpan has a toothed edge on each side to make cleaning the bristles off fast and easy without getting your hands dirty. Once cleanup is accomplished, the broom snaps back into the pan for compact storage.
For photography and spy geeks: ZEROTECH DOBBY Mini Selfie Pocket Drone
Your geek will love seeing the world from an aerial point of view. They can snap photos or film full 1080p video overhead from the Zerotech Dobby pocket drone. Its software has facial recognition and target tracking, fun features for burgeoning spies. The stabilized images with quick syncing to smartphones make photography geeks happy.
The Dobby is super easy to control with a smartphone, especially iPhones. It launches with a voice command and can be controlled by swiping on the app’s interface. There are three pre-programmed flight patterns like Orbit, Follow Me, and Selfie Zoom-Out, plus it can fly home automatically.
It comes with a removable rechargeable battery that gives about 9 minutes of flight time, depending on conditions. Get your geek a spare so the Dobby will always be ready to fly. The maximum range of this little drone is about 328 feet. Once it lands, it fits in a pocket for easy transport.
For cooking geeks: Quirky Mocubo Cutting Board
An organized cook is a happy cook. Get your cooking geek this nifty bamboo cutting board with drawers and watch them have fun in the kitchen.
Mocubo used bamboo in their innovative board because it’s strong enough to resist knife marks, yet lightweight to lift and move. The rubber feet keep it still and stable while your geek slices and dices. Each freshly chopped item can be stored in one of the slide out drawers that hide under the board.
Washing up is a snap. Bamboo doesn’t absorb water as fast as some wood does, so it’s less likely to warp and swell over time. The board measures 11 by 16 inches in size and comes finished with mineral oil.
For farsighted geeks: ThinOPTICS Stick
Geeks who wear glasses for reading will be thrilled with ThinOPTICS. Instead of constantly buying new pairs to replace lost and broken glasses, the ThinOPTICS are made to stick close by…literally.
The featherweight lenses and frames are only as thick as a nickel and weigh about the same amount. There are no over-the-ear pieces to bend and break, only two polycarbonate lenses mounted in a non-slip titanium frame. They flex, they bend, and they stay put on the bridge of a nose.
ThinOPTICS come with a stick-on case that adheres to any flat surface like a Kindle as well as an entire phone case with a carrying pocket on the back. Your geek will always have their reading glasses at hand as long as they also have their smartphone.
For Apple geeks: NetDot 2 Pack 2nd Generation Magnetic USB Charger Cable Adapter for iPhone
Geeks who love their iPhones and iPads will appreciate these sleek USB charging cables. They are sleek-looking and gold-colored, a perfect match for Apple’s white and gold-toned devices. The cables work for both data transfer as well as charging batteries.
The magnetic breakaway ends keep disasters to a minimum just like a magnet-tipped charger on a MacBook. Pull on the cord and the cable releases instead of breaking. The end that inserts into the phone’s port can stay in place to keep dust out of the electronics inside.
The cables are 1 meter in length, the same size as a standard OEM cable. They come with a 1-year warranty from NetDot.
For geeks with guests: CordaRoy’s Moss Chenille Beanbag Chair, Full Sleeper
Buy this for your geek and you’ll always have a place to crash at their house. This comfy foam-filled beanbag chair converts into a full-size bed for sleepovers.
As a chair, it’s big enough for an adult to enjoy sitting in because it measures 42-inches wide. When it’s time for bed, just unzip the washable cover and pull it off. The bag opens up to an eight-inch thick mattress that measures 54 inches wide by 75 inches long.
CordaRoys says that their cotton/poly blend fabric is fully tested and tough. The foam inside doesn’t mash flat like Styrofoam beans do over time, it fluffs back up after each use. They guarantee this beanbag chair/sleeper for life.
For geek parents: BABYBJORN Travel Crib Light, Silver
Now geek parents can vacation anywhere and not worry if their baby will have a bed. The BABYBJORN travel crib is a very lightweight and easy to use solution for campouts, hotel rooms, and visiting relatives. It works well for children up to 3 years of age.
Can you believe this beautifully-designed crib only weighs 13 pounds? There is no hassle to set it up, simply unfold it. Put a sheet (sold separately) on the mattress and secure it with the Velcro straps.
The crib is very sturdy and strong, and the mesh sides make it easy to see if Junior is resting easy. When it needs cleaning, the mattress cover and crib fabric are machine-washable, non-allergenic, and tested to be safe for children.
For travel geeks: Henty Wingman Two-Piece Travel and Suit Bag
Does your geek carry his or her business suit on trips or need to do fast changes during the day? They will love this compact version of the traditional suit bag. The Henty Wingman is perfect for weekend or day trips where clothes need to stay looking good, but baggage needs to be light and portable.
The two-bag system was thoughtfully designed by pro athletes. The large bag compartment unzips to hold a suit or other clothing on a hanger. The smaller bag holds shoes, toiletries, and more.
Once all items are packed, the larger bag rolls up around the smaller bag, keeping wrinkles to a minimum. There’s a compartment for a tablet and other necessities right on the front as well as a padded carrying strap.
For preparedness geeks: Multi-Purpose Ball Fire Extinguisher Self-Activated by Elide Fire
When the balls reach 85 degrees C (185 F), they erupt automatically, giving off a high-pitched warning sound. The powder within dampens flames from Class A, B, C, and E fires, which means solids like paper and wood, liquids like oil, combustible gases, and electrical equipment under 5,000-volts.
Since the balls weigh only 2.87 pounds, even children can handle them in an emergency. Simply roll them or throw them into the flames to put out the fire. They can also be mounted around your geek’s laboratory just in case.
For superhero geeks: Forearm Forklift MovXing Cradle
Even better, they protect against strained backs because they promote proper posture while lifting and carrying. The next time your geek needs to move house or relocate heavy equipment, the Forearm Forklift will save the day.
For tech geeks and spy geeks: Hidden Television Mounts
This is a handy thing to have if your geek lives in a high-crime neighborhood, or if he or she simply wants to hide a secret monitor.
For pet owner geeks: PooTrap-Magic-Poop-Collector
What if youe geek never had to bend over to pick up poop again? That’s the idea behind the PooTrap Poop Collector for dogs. It can use almost any plastic bag for collection so no one needs to waste money buying special refills.
The PooTrap snugs around the dog’s body while its magnetic holder supports a collection bag right behind his anus. When the dog squats to do his business, feces fall neatly into the bag, not onto the ground. Although a pooch may find the PooTrap a little odd at first, the company reports that most dogs adjust to wearing it in just a few minutes.
Read more : What to get Geeks for Christmas 2016 (part 2)
Tips for Easy Christmas Shopping
Santa makes a list for a good reason—it helps him remember who wants what and where the best deals are! But not everyone tells us exactly what they want, so we end up guessing and stressed about deciding what to buy.
Calm the stress by making your own list for this holiday shopping season. Besides writing down who you want to give gifts to, make it easier on yourself with these ideas:
• What are their favorite hobbies, movies, TV shows, games, or activities?
• Besides what they want, are there items they need?
• What is your budget?
• If you’re buying gifts online, would it save you money to buy several at once in just one place and save on shipping costs?
• Does your store offer free gift-wrapping?
To really cut down on Christmas shopping stress, you can start earlier in the year and save a little money each month. Put it in a separate interest-earning savings account or in a piggy bank, however you like.
Gift cards are always a welcome choice. Just make sure the recipient will be able to make use of the card. Some require internet access and accounts to use online.
Watch for sales, but be prepared to make returns. You might find exactly what you want to give someone in September, but by November they’ve bought it for themselves. A good return policy means you can send back the item without losing money in the process. Plus, get a gift receipt if you can so they can make an exchange for a different size or color.
Christmas is meant to be a time of happiness. If your budget is just too tight this year to purchase all you want to, don’t despair. Give your loved ones the gift of your kindness and appreciation and attention. Chances are they will remember good times with you even more than that item you wished you could buy.