Valentines Gifts for Geeks
Valentines gifts for geeks can be tricky to choose. Here are some great ideas for making your geek happy on Valentine's day.
Choosing a Valentine's Gift for Your Geek
Do you need to choose a Valentine's gift for your geek? Geek's can be tricky to buy for.
They're not usually keen on anything too slushy. They may actually prefer to let Valentine's day pass unnoticed. But if you find a cool geeky gift then they might just change their mind!
In this article we'll focus on Valentine's gifts for geek guys though many will appeal to geek girls too.
Tip: For Geeks Who Don't do Valentine's Day
If you have a geek, like mine, who doesn't do Valentine's day, then don't give them their gift on Valentine's day itself. Get them a gift at any time of year. Give it to them early, late, or in the summer. Then they won't feel like they're going with the crowd.
Or just give them something so cool that they can't resist!
LED Flashing Sweetheart Kit
This LED Flashing Sweethear Kit is a fun gift for a geek.
But you should make the kit yourself rather than giving them the kit - they'll be very impressed at the effort if you're not a geek yourself. (And if you are then you'll have fun making it anyway.)
You're going to need a soldering iron for this one. It's not that hard, honestly - it's just like using hot glue. (Tip: be careful if you have long fingernails - the smell of burning fingernail as you touch the soldering iron bit is horrible!)
Borrow his soldering iron, or ask one of his mates or your Dad or brother for help if you need it.
Plush Beating Heart
Most geeks aren't really into cuddly toys. But this plush beating heart is a bit different.
Just slightly gory, this approximately anatomically correct heart actually beats if you shake it.
It's a very cool object to have around and most geeks will find this infinitely preferable to a cuddly bear with 'I love you' on its tummy - that's much more likely to make a geek feel sick that this excellent heart-themed Valentine's gift.
Giant LED Table Lamp
This Giant LED Table Lamp will provide mood lighting in geek style!
LED stands for Light Emitting Diode. LEDs are small lights used in electric circuits. (If you get the LED heart kit above you'll get very familiar with them!)
The legs on this Giant LED lamp are bendable so you can get it into just the right position. And the lamp changes color too, cycling through colors automatically.
Aww, how cute.
Star Wars Lightsaber Candlestick
Will you be cooking a romantic meal for your geek on Valentine's day? If so we have the ideal gift. It's a Star Wars Lightsaber Candlestick.
Yes, that's right. A candlestick in the shape of the shaft of a light saber. Awesome. Its all metal contruction gives it a solid, quality feel.
You get three red candles included in the boxed set. Watch the video below to sample the atmosphere created by this candlestick.
Make a Valentine's Gift from Lego
Lego is very popular with geeks. There are lots of adult fans of Lego, and even if your geek isn't a collector there's a good chance they'll enjoy it.
Choose a box of Lego bricks with a good variety of colors - make sure there's some red in there! Now you can make a loving Lego sculpture.
You could make their name in Lego. Or I heart you - with a heart shape made from red Lego. Or maybe their favorite movie character, or your favorite place to visit. They'll appreciate the effort and then have some cool Lego to play with afterwards.
Make sure you take pictures of your creation, just in case they can't resist playing with their new toy.
The Lego Heart Valentine's book is a nice little extra too.
Valentine's Geek Mug
The All of My Base mug is a cute and geeky Valentine's gift. It's a little love poem for geeks.
Roses are #FF0000 (hex color code for red). Violets are #0000FF (blue - the geek in me is saying, but violets are purple, that doesn't rhyme though ...)
All of my base are belong to you - this is a play on an internet meme that has been around for a long time - 'all of your base are belong to us', traced back to early Japanese game translations.
This is a cute and clever mug and loving in a quirky way - not too slushy.
Geek Valentine's T-Shirt
Most geeks will not thank you for a t-shirt with a huge red heart on it, or a slushy slogan. You'd be wasting your money.
But this QR Code T-shirt is subtle. QR Codes can be scanned by smart phones to give you a text phrase or url. This is a how geeks say I love you t-shirt.
It's a nice gift for a geek because you and he will know what it says, but it won't be immediately obvious to anyone else.
I hope you found the perfect Valentine's gift for your geek.