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10 Gift ideas for the nerdy guy

Erica Tiffany is a graduate from the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism at Arizona State University. She received her bachelor's degree in Journalism and Mass Communication with an emphasis in digital media. She has now joined the SheK...

Give your geek gifts he'll love

Find yourself falling for a nerd? That's great, but when it comes to getting gifts, geeks can be some of the hardest people to buy for. Get him exactly what he wants with these 10 techie-friendly gifts!

Holiday gift guide for him

Mac Daddy shirt

Let him show off his techie geek status with a humorous T-shirt. There are tons of these play on words shirts all over the internet to match any of his interests. We love this playful one from bustedtees.com ($20). And hey, by giving him a shirt, you're probably doubling his clothing options.

Mac Daddy shirt


Rubik's cube coasters

Is your man using moving boxes as a side table or an old comforter as a table cloth? Helping him convert his space into a livable place may take some time, but you can start with these cute Rubik's cube coasters. When he does finally graduate to a real coffee table, you can guarantee there won't be any ring marks. $20 at Thinkgeek.com.

Rubik's cube coasters


Call of Duty video game

If you don't mind aiding his video game addiction, then make sure to get him Call of Duty: Black Ops. If he didn't spend 24 hours camped out in line to get it when it first came out, this is the perfect gift to win him over. Call of Duty has a multiplayer option, so you can spend an afternoon together showing off your skills. Available for $50 at Amazon.com.

Call of Duty video game


USB wall plug

If your man is a true techie nerd, then he probably already has all of the latest gadgets. But don't let that discourage you from finding a gift he'll love! Give him this USB wall plug ($25 at Thinkgeek.com). This clever product gives you a place to directly plug in any USB chargeable device, without taking up valuable outlets.

USB wall plug


Password reminder book

Does that dreaded incorrect username or password error message constantly haunt your man? This password reminder book is an awesome stocking stuffer for the geek in your life. Its pages provide spaces for account names, usernames, passwords and password hints. Just make sure you never ask where that gift you got him last Christmas is, or he'll think you're trying to hack his accounts. $13 at Uncommongoods.com.

Password reminder book


Cookbook for geeks

Actor Anthony Michael Hall is God to geeky guys everywhere. In the movie Weird Science, Hall attempts to create the perfect woman through his computer. Since your man already has his perfect woman, now he needs to figure out how to make the perfect meal to impress her with. Cooking for Geeks presents recipes in a way only someone interested in science can understand. $23 at Amazon.com.

Cookbook for geeks


Analog/Digital Watch

This watch is the classy older brother to the digital calculator watches dorky guys are known for wearing. This watch is technically analog, meaning it looks like a traditional clock, but because of its unique design, it reads as a digital one. And he won't need to stress because this black watch will go with any of his Star Wars T-shirts. $100 at Thinkgeek.com.

Analog/Digital Watch


Touchscreen gloves

No one knows how hard it is to play games on your phone in cold weather better than a nerd. Without gloves, fingers freeze up while trying to enter in a game-winning word in Words with Friends. With gloves, he can only send one letter text messages. These $25 gloves from Muji are just the solution. They have conductive material sewn into the tip of the forefinger and thumb so he can tap away all season long.

Touchscreen gloves


Custom artwork

Has your guy been looking everywhere for an original painting of Worf drinking wine in a dapper Star Trek robe? Look no further because we've found it for you! Etsy seller AshtonAtelier accepts custom painting requests, no matter how strange your preferences may be. Price varies from piece to piece.

Custom artwork


Mathematics cufflinks

No matter what type of person you're dating, it's nice to go out on the town every once in a while. If your guy is not as suave as George Clooney, help him out by getting him these math symbol cuff links. They may just inspire him to dress his best in a black tuxedo, or they may only inspire him to work on his mathematical theorems. Either way, for $40 it's worth the shot!

Mathematics cufflinks

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