The Collectiva Diva’s Guide To Geek Chic Giving

Whether your geek is an Anglophile, a Trekkie or a member of Loki’s Army, here is The Collectiva Diva’s Christmas gift giving guide for the the chicest geek you know.

Keep it Real

The important thing to remember when shopping for a nerd is authenticity. Unless “knock off” is a term you want tossed around your Christmas tree, work on making sure the items you pick out are either a) kitschy and cute (ala Esty) or legit merch from the higher-ups. Networks like the BBCA and the WB have their own merchandise shops and pages such as ThinkGeek.com collect great nerd gear all on one website.

Official BBC Doctor Who bathrobes, $37-60
Official BBC Doctor Who bathrobes, $37-60

Be Unique

Most of the nerds I know have a really unique taste that reflects the fandoms they most fervently belong to. We all own a Mockingjay pin or Captain America shirt that we love, along with every other Hot Topic shopper out there. But, how many people own Death Star cufflinks they can show off at the office?

Death Star Cufflinks, Nordstrom $60
Death Star Cufflinks, Nordstrom $60

Ask A Nerd

If you’re not sure what to get your geek, JUST ASK. It’s better to lose a bit of the element of surprise than to get the fandom wrong. God forbid you get a True Blood fan a Vampire Diaries poster! *insert nerd-snort here*

They really are pretty similar.
They really are pretty similar.

It’s the Thought That Counts

No, really, it is. You don’t have to spend loads of cash to show the nerds in your life that you care about their fandom. You can get your mom to knit a Firefly hat, create a fandom board game or bake Dalek cookies. It’s all about knowing the person you’re shopping for and taking the time to create a gift giving experience they won’t soon forget.

Guess Who, fandom edition. cr: hiddlestalker.tumblr.com
Guess Who, fandom edition. cr: hiddlestalker.tumblr.com

Presentation Matters

Geek giving doesn’t end with finding the perfect gift. If you want the Winchester-obsessed Supernatural fan in your life to have a complete freak out session by the old yule log, take some time to wrap it like you mean it. Click these items right on over to your cart. Hurry up! Delivery deadlines are coming up quick if you want this stuff before Christmas.

Supernatural Inspired Bow, Etsy, $4
Supernatural Inspired Bow, PsychadelicSnowflake, Etsy, $4
A Very Supernatural Christmas gift wrap, Spoonflower, $15
A Very Supernatural Christmas gift wrap, Spoonflower, $15

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