2016 may have had its issues, but we can all agree that it was a great year to be a geek. There were brand new offerings from sci-fi and fantasy franchises the world over, advances in tech and gadgets, and all manner of old school reinventions to celebrate. All told, there was plenty to geek out about in the past year, and what better time than Christmas to celebrate that fact? If you’re looking to snag a unique, geeky gift for someone special in your life this year (or if you’re just looking to get a little something for yourself), look no further. Here’s some gift ideas for geeks for Christmas 2016 for all the geeks in your life.
For the Pop Culture Geek
2016 ushered in a whole slew of new movies and TV shows to geek out about. The year kicked off with a brand new episode of Star Wars and wrapped up with HBO’s breakout hit Westworld and a brand new installment of the Harry Potter universe. So why not get your favorite geek something that celebrates their favorite sci-fi or fantasy offering of 2016? Not only is there a ton of merchandise available for the above-mentioned movies and shows, you can also snag a subscription to the streaming service that hosts your geek’s favorite content.
For the Tech Geek
There were gadgets galore released in 2016, and Christmas is a great time to scoop them up. What tech geek wasn’t excited about advances in virtual reality this year? Think about grabbing a new VR headset for the geek on your Christmas list. Not only is this gadget awesome in its own right, it will also allow for experiencing other geeky content in a whole new way. There were also plenty of other gadgets of note this year: from personal fitness trackers to intuitive speakers for the home. Whether your tech geek is into music, video, or personal health, there is a gadget out there that will be the perfect fit.
For the Old School Geek
Is the geek in your life more interested in kicking it old school than keeping up with the latest trends? Never fear, there were plenty of new releases this year that harken back to the good old days. Why not pick up a vintage gaming console, or invest in a refurbished vinyl record player? Gifts that let you experience vintage music and games in the way they were intended are excellent ideas for this particular kind of geek.
Whatever your special someone geeks out about, there’s something on this list for them! Now go forth and find that perfect geeky gift before Christmas rolls around.