Everybody loves getting a good gift. Nerds, geeks, or poindexters are no different. But what makes a good nerd gift? That can be tough question to answer, especially for nerd loving parents or spouses that don't happen to be nerds themselves. Sure there are the old standbys like DVDs, video games, role playing books or accessories, and obscure European board games. However, there are also some unconventional choices that you may not have thought of, but are nerd approved.
The Presto Pizzazz pizza oven – Nerds aren't necessarily known for their culinary skills or interests, but they do love frozen pizza. The only thing better than cooking a delicious, piping hot pizza is cooking a delicious, piping hot without leaving the living room recliner or the basement session of Dungeons & Dragons.
Nerf NStrike Blasters or Buzzbee Air Blasters – Psychiatrists would probably chalk up many nerd activities to arrested development and engaging in foam dart gun battles is no exception. That being said, how many psychiatrists have had the thrill of wielding a foam shooting double barreled shotgun? For the exceptionally lazy nerds out there, PC controlled foam missile launchers or rocket launchers provide a less strenuous alternative to all the moving around and aiming and whatnot.
A Red Swingline stapler – Everyone needs a stapler and true nerds prefer the Swingline 747 in Rio Red, of course.
One of these?
On its own, an ice cream maker doesn't earn the same nerd respect as the Pizzazz. Ice cream does run in the same junk food circles as pizza, but homemade ice cream entails more time and effort than most nerds would care to undertake. But what if the ice cream maker comes from a renowned science fiction author? In my world that confers a special nerd status that would also apply to gifts like a juicer from Leonard Nimoy or a Hulk Hogan's Ultimate Grill from, well, Hulk Hogan.
What other out of the ordinary gifts (other than pants, PLee) are on nerds' wishlists?