At your next cocktail party, impress your geeky friends with this uber cool lab cocktail set. $45 at Uncommon Goods
I am unclear on why “For Reference” is the title of this piece but I don't really care. For reference, it's adorable. If you've got the less sentimental but still kinda sweet dad to buy for this Father's Day, this might just do the trick. It's a signed and numbered edition of 225, it's 18 x 25 inches and it's awesome. $30 at The Bird Machine.
Ever want to live in a LEGO world? Build your own home from those little plastic bricks and customize to your heart's content? You can, but it really wouldn't be practical, what with wind and rain and all that stuff. Instead, how about a JelliBrick bench? They come in one, two and three disk versions and look very similar to that famous toy, only plusher and more comfortable. Starting at $550 at Jellio.
This geometric take on Yoda is eye catching and clever, and it will still look reasonably grown-up on your couch. I mean, considering your couch is a futon and the only art in the room is unframed movie posters stuck up with thumb tacks. Yeah, this pillow is gonna be the most grown up thing you own. So you probably should buy it. Just kidding you guys, I know you have great taste and THAT'S why you want this pillow. (Other characters available, too!) $34 (pillow insert not included) at The Retro Inc.
Ok, I know you've read the title of this post and was like "What???" but trust me this one is good. I'm a big cross stitcher but I've always thought those cross stitch samplers just looked like a bunch of old, boring pieces. That is until I found this cross stitch sampler kit with "Word to Your Mother" on it. If you like to do needlework but hate those puritan looking samplers, then this one is perfect for you. There are several kits available including "B$tch Please" and "These Pretzels are Making Me Thirsty." Only $17.50 (for the basic kit, there are other accessories that you can get) at Disorderly Stitches.
Let your true hero know how you feel with this sterling silver necklace. Yep, that's Han Solo. It's kind of romantic...I guess...and after some conferring with the council of nerds, I have been informed that the marks on the back are Aurebesh for the word HERO. So I am sure your nerd will appreciate that. Starting at $110 at Paul Michael Design.
This pillow is genius. Because if you don't know, it just looks like a funky retro pattern. But if you do know...you're probably terrified right now. Yep, that's the carpet pattern from the Overlook Hotel and we all know what happened there. And if we don't, I'm not gonna spoil it for you. Just be aware, these ain't your average pillows. $14 for the small, $20 for the large at Horror Decor.
I always thought that plain toothpicks sticking out of appetizers was just so boring. We need to spice up those pastry puffs with some "dead" on cool party picks. I'm being so serious that I'm being "grave" with you all right now. That's why I think these Zombie Party Picks are just so apocolyptically cool. Ok, enough of the undead puns. You can pick up a dozen of these for $11 at Meninos
Sometimes I feel like if I don't do a geeky/nerdy post regularly, I might have to hand in my nerd card. So here is your nerd post for this month...How about a cool Storm Trooper belt buckle for the guy who wants to make love, not war? $19 at reganflegan.
Ok, so I am a Game of Thrones geek and there are lots of us out there. I've posted a few goodies related to GOT but I love this one. If you're a fan, especially of Jon Snow, then this Night's Watch t-shirt is perfect for you. It'd also make a great gift for the Game of Thrones fan in your life. $14.99 at Unicorn Tees
Ron Burgandy is the best newsman ever! I'm sure you've got an Anchorman fan in your life, I know I do...that's why this Channel 4 News Mug is the perfect gift. Whether it's morning coffee or a good scotch (like Ron drinks), drink like Ron Burgandy drinks! Only $16.39 at Firebox.
I admit that I have declared loyalty to the Baratheons, but I also admit that that could change by the time I finish the fifth book in the “Game of Thrones” series...but if you are feeling a little more Targaryen this tie would be a splendid addition to your wardrobe (and they do make other sigils, as well). Show your colors and declare your loyalties...and be a real nerd...why still looking stylish. All for only $17 at Storied Threads.
Ok, full confession...I have only seen two episodes of “Gravity Falls”, so you know that I am not one of the cool kids. One of the episodes did, however, include the Lamby Lamby Dance. But don't worry if you have no idea what any of this is, because you can just have an adorable lamby hat, made of fleece (synthethic, not actual lamby) to keep your noggin toasty this winter. $30 at Athenas Wink.
If you haven't read or watched Game of Thrones, you probably don't want to look too closely at this Periodic Table, it reveals the fates of a vast number of characters and if George R.R. Martin has taught us anything, it's that anyone can die at any time. If you are a little ehind in your reading or viewing, there is also a spoiler free verison available. $20 at The Geekerie.
Halloween is fast approaching, my fiends, and what better way to celebrate than by slicing into Franky's head for a bit some something tasty in which to dip your chip. This cute bowl would be welcome on my table year round, but if you are of the more seasonally appropriate type, now is the time! $19.00 at Sourpuss Clothing.
Ok, it looks like all the sweaters here are pre-order and very limited stock, so get in while the getting in is good! Because I know you know someone who wants a Sasquatch sweater. Heck, I want a Sasquatch sweater. $79.99 at Shredder's Knit Apparel.
Here's a very fine looking tie tack of everyone's favorite intergalatic bounty hunter. It would also look good on a lapel, or possibly on a hat. I don't think it will attach very well to your Stormtrooper helmet. But I could be wrong. Also, I don't think you should attach a bounty hunter pin to a Stormtrooper helmet, but go on. If it makes you happy. $26 at Sudlow Jewelry.
I am utterly confused by this Batman leg lamp. I mean, I love Batman, and I love A Christmas Story. And yes, Batman totally has the soft glow of electric...hmmm...maybe not. Still, it's a cute idea and if you love Batman, maybe you too will love this leg lamp. Just...maybe don't put it in the front window, ok? Pre-order for $44.99 at Big Bad Toystore.
The Haunted Mansion is one of the best rides in Disneyworld in my eyes. That's why I just love this Haunted Hitch Hikers decal. You might remember these guys if you've ever been on the ride. This would add a nice touch to the car for Halloween. Only $4 at Simply Vinylized.
Well, it's September and Halloween is right around the corner. So, I thought, why not get them thinking about the impending holiday with this awesomely bloody, Blood Puddle Cutting Board! I love it and want one, but my counters are too dark. You can pre-order it now at mzube for around $27 US. There's a matching spoon rest too.
I am not a Transformers fan. But I live with one and I work with another and they now both want their own Optimus Prime HelmHat. And here's the really scary part...they will wear them. $150 at The ArtZ R.
To be completly honest, I am mostly posting this t-shirt for the look on the model's face. But to be just as honest, I love Captain Jack as much as the next Whovian and I would totally give a big omnisexual kiss to anyone wearing this shirt. So...that's your honesty for the day. Starting at $20.99 at Think Geek.
Super cute for a kid's room, but also super cute for that nerdy guy who likes fun stuff. A sweet, geeky wall clock will let him know when it's time to suit up and be super. $44 at My Sweet Muffin.
Ok, this Thor's Hammer (you might know it by it's proper name...Mjölnir...) Nightlight is on backorder, so get on the waiting list because this is a pretty awesome way to light your night. $29.99 at Target.
This is the sort of geekery that satisfies on more than one level. Yes, it is true, I am a fan of Doctor Who. I am also a a fan of comic books and although I don't keep up with Spider-Man anymore, I am certainly familiar with a certain famous cover. Are you? $25.56 at Redbubble.
While I confess that I am a champion of House Baratheon (Mark Addy and Steven Dillane are two of my favorite actors, what did you expect?), this sporty House Star tie clip is a subtle nod to your geekery while in the office. There are also tie clips for almost every other geeky subject you may enjoy. $23 at The Little Saint.
Aside from all the other “things” that I have a “thing” for (i.e. Game of Thrones, Doctor Who, kitties, vegans, Sherlock Holmes). I also have a “thing” for stegosauruses...stegosauri? Whatever. They are my favorite dinosaur. So here is a belt buckle with a stego on it. It's cool and I like it. So there. $40 at Rhythmic Metal.
Ok all my sci fi geek friends out there, listen up. If you're getting married and you just cannot find that perfect ring, why not get yourself your very own geeky Wedding Band like this Stargate one at Wedding Bands Design for $2144. Or how about an R2D2 wedding band set from Paul Michael designs pictured below for anywhere from $1500 to $3700. Nobody said love was cheap, even Geek Love!
I give a lot of love to the Batman here, but I have to acknowledge my fondness for his grown-up ward as well, one Dick Grayson, a.k.a. Nightwing. He's pretty awesome too and you can show your love with this excellent bleach dyed shirt. $9 at Neolita.
Aw, there's something about the expression on the face of this “mini-guy” that totally charms me. A poseable, maple figure that really does look like he wants to SMASH with his tiny fists. He's adorable. $14.95 at Jim Penner Wood Toys.
I was at Comic-Con last week and one of the best geek outs I heard was a girl getting giddy to her cartoonist father about seeing Neil deGrasse Tyson. He needed an explanation of this teen heartthrob and was a little surprised when he discovered he was the astrophysicist and not some pop star with a similar name. I think geeks everywhere will appreciate this prayer candle, made in his image. $15.97 at Twerkstore.
I think this is a little creepy and I guess it could be Silly Putty with AI. Check out this freaky Magnetic Smart Putty. You get a super strong ceramic magnet to use or you can turn the putty into a magnet as well. Mold yourself a little terminator and make it move. Magnetic putty comes in two colors and is $14.99 at Vat19.
As you read this, San Diego Comic Con is ending...*sniff*. But if you want to keep your geeky light burning, here's an item just for you. A nightlight made with comic book covers. This one happens to be two of my personal faves, Hulk and Wolverine, but there several available. You can even add your own image and display it until the next con rolls around. $24.95 at Allyboo's Creations.
I am really digging this RibCage™ for the iPad. It's got that spooky, slightly creepy, yet terribly practical thing going for it. A reinforced protective shield for keeps it all safe, and the ribcage design adds structure and coolness. $34.99 at Switch Easy.
THWIP! Here's a super sweet little sculpture for the nerdy types in your life. Extra bonus, it's based on a sculpture of a hand saying "I LOVE YOU" in sign language, so it's romantic too, if you want it to be. It could even be a great reminder that "with great power, comes great responsibility." So it's very versatile. $25 at Moonlight Aura. (p.s. THWIP is the sound of webs shooting from Spider-Man's wrist...just in case you forgot.)
This is a really nice depiction of Capt. Quint from Jaws. It even has my favorite quote on there. But it appears that you can have any quote you want applied, or no quote at all. Something about the style reminds me of young adult books from the 50s and 60s. You know, those two color spot images? $35 at Castle McQuaid.
Oh, how we love our sci-fi around here. And it's not gonna stop any time soon because I just found these spiffy Star Trek prints and I am pretty sure you will get a kick out of them. There is a retro movie poster-style image for every episode of the original series, this one happen to be from set 6 and is truly a classic. Set 6 is $34.95 for four prints at Qmx online.
If you love your movies and wish you could take a piece of it home with you then you're in luck. Face of the Earth makes handmade terrariums with hand carved and painted wax buildings/features (don't worry, they're sprayed with a fixative to last). I love this terrarium of Bag End from The Hobbit. It's the perfect replica of Bilbo's home but without the lasting commitment. So cute, this will be a conversation pierce in your home for sure. This one will run you $250. You can also choose from Beetlejuice's house and a delightful scene from Breaking Bad. Or, ask for a custom order.
When I got married we had Dia De los Muertos figurines on our cake. That was, apparently, a little too edgy for some of our guests. I can only imagine how they would react to this amazing Cakezilla cake topper. It's so brilliant, that I almost want to get married all over again just so I can have this on top of my cake...almost. Customizable and made to order for $399. It's a little pricey, but oh the memories you will have! At Republic of Cute.
If you're a Game of Thrones fan, then I probably don't need to tell you who the Kingslayer is when he's at home (that would be Jamie Lannister, if you aren't a fan). And without giving anything away, let's just say, we all change over time. But you can still be totally metal in this rockin' shirt, paying homage to that bad boy of the Kingsguard. $20 at Busted Tees.
There was a time when most of my guy friends would not be caught dead in an apron. These days, most dudes cook, and their apron is a badge of honor. And geek dudes? Well, how about this for your geeky, comic-loving kitchen dweller? Inspired by one of the all time great comic villains, it's fun and silly but still managed to cover pretty much everything that could get splattered while whipping up those cupcakes...or whatever. $85 at HauteMessThreads.
If you're a Game of Thrones fan at all, then you know that King Joffrey is one of the most despised villains under the age of 20. So, if you hate him as much as I do, then you'll love being able to improve your aim with this King Joffrey shooting target. $24.70 at Redbubble. Get yours now because Winter is coming!
I know, I know, always with the Doctor Who stuff! But LOOK! THIS WALLET! Even if you don't love the good Doctor, you gotta admit that this horde of Daleks looks pretty cool, but if that still doesn't convince you, take a look around at Kitten Camaro, because they have all kinds of other themes and art and whatnot. And I have to tell you, this type of vinyl wallet is pretty darn sturdy. I've done my worst to them and they still keep ticking. And they are super affordable at just $14 at Kitten Camaro.
Do you have a kitty that aspires to be something bigger? Is your kitty run the house? They you might want to indulge that kitty with his own personal Lion Cat Hat! Customization is available as well as different colors. Prices range from $38 to $55 at Nesta's Nest (please be sure to read the shop information at the top of the shop page).
Yes, yes, we all know that I am vaguely obsessed with Doctor Who AND with bags. Here's a twofor for those keeping track. A tardis blue leather box bag, perfect for cosmetics, cables, or whatever you see fit to stuff in it. I am pretty sure it's NOT actually bigger on the inside, but it's pretty cool on the outside. $50 at Lines & Designs.
How about this for your movie room....probably the best. And, if you're a fan like I am, then you'd want it anyway. So, get yourself your very own Mystery Science Theater 3000 wall decal. You can get it in any of several colors. $34.99 at Walking Dead Promotion.
Lollipops have been getting a little out of hand lately from what I've seen. Now you can get custom images and the like in your lollipop!!!???? But, I really like these Vintage Map Lollipops. You can choose cities like New York, New Orleans, Rio and more! $12 for a set of 5 (custom ordered) at Vintage Confections.