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Get Your Nerd On: 10 Nerdy Gifts For Beloved Nerds

Dec. 18, 2013
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From the tech obsessed to the avid gamer, there’s one special person in your life who is the ultimate nerd. With that in mind, our gift guide is dedicated to the nerdiest people in your life who you love no matter how nerdy they are. Although you can buy your favorite nerd (or nerds!) from regular stores, why not change your holiday shopping course to indie artisans who sell nerdy, handmade goods? Not only will you send a one-of-a-kind, handcrafted item to your special nerd, but you’ll also get major brownie points for indulging your favorite nerd’s nerdy side with a fabulous, handmade gift! Find more indie seller coupons in our indie coupon directory.

Sherlock Holmes Book Purse

by Novel Creations

Give the bookworm in your life a book purse from Novel Creations! This particular book purse is made from a hardcover, classic Sherlock Holmes book, which gives it an antique, one-of-a-kind appearance. When opened, this purse reveals a spacious, fabric-made interior that allows you to store all your belongings. With five handle options to choose from, you can customize this book purse to fit any style. Novel Creations’ shop has many other book purses in various, famous titles, so be sure to browse through this nerd-tastic shop for more nerdy gift ideas!

 Steampunk Ornament

by Splendid Colors

Add an edge to your Christmas tree this holiday with Splendid Colors’ steampunk gear ornament! Made with various sizes and colors, this steampunk ornament is composed of gears and snowflake gears made from laser-cut, recycled cardboard. You can select from many color combination choices for this gear ornament listing. Find other steampunk ornaments in various colors and designs in Splendid Colors’ shop!

Wrench Ring

by Dan’s Magic

If you’ve got a mechanic or a handy(wo)man in your life, Dan’s Magic’s wrench ring is a perfectly nerdy accessory for him or her to show off their love for tools! Made with a wrench design, this ring comes in both sterling silver and 14k gold. There is also a wrench bracelet in Dan’s Magic’s shop to match this unique ring, which makes a great accessory gift set.

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 Doctor Who Tardis Mini Trinket Box

by Krissi’s Art Studio

Doctor Who fans can now have TARDIS in their hands with Krissi’s Art Studio’s TARDIS mini trinket box! This small trinket box has a hinged lid along with magnetic closures to ensure security of your private belongings. Whether for jewelry or money, this trinket box is a great hideout for your treasures. You can add a St. John Ambulance badge to this trinket box to really get Doctor Who fan gears going!

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Caffeine Molecule Necklace

by Science Stuff

Combine science geeks and coffee lovers and what do you get? Science Stuff’s caffeine molecule charm necklace! Featuring a unique molecule charm, this necklace is a fun way to stay trendy and nerdy at the same time. An informational card about this particular molecule is included in the gift box for this necklace, which makes it a wonderful stocking stuffer for your loved ones. Science Stuff also has many other molecule charm necklaces for you, so find the best molecule necklaces for your gift recipient list!

 Math Equation Chalkboard Cuff

by Neurons Not Included

Accessorize in a mathematically stylish way with Neurons Not Included’s math equation chalkboard cuff! This bracelet cuff mimics a chalkboard with loads of complex math equations written on it. In black and white, this classic bracelet cuff is sure to fit any of outfits. Neurons Not Included has a wide collection of nerdy bracelet cuffs for your choosing!

 Personalized Star Map Necklace

by Sky And Light

Give your accessory-loving friends and family members their own galaxy with Sky And Light’s personalized star map pendant necklace! Simply give the date, location and time of a special occasion in your gift recipient’s life with your order to get a personalized, hand-painted star map. Sprinkled with silvery glitter and set in resin, this glossy pendant secures the star map for a long-lasting accessory. You can have this necklace gift wrapped with a kraft envelope, gold tinsel and informational card for the perfect gift presentation.

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 Blue Circuit Board Cufflinks

by Hard Resols

Dress up the computer nerd in your life with Hard Resols’ blue circuit board cufflinks! Crafted from real circuit boards and sealed under resin in high quality, antique cufflink trays, this cufflink set makes for a fancy yet nerdy accessory for men. Find other nerdy cufflinks in Hard Resols’ shop in various colors and cufflink shapes.

Cross Stitch Chemistry Hoop Art DIY Kit

by Nerd Jerk

Make Nerd Jerk’s cross stitch chemistry hoop art with this DIY kit, and give it as a meaningful, handmade gift to the chemistry-obsessed person in your life! This easy-to-make hoop art kit provides the necessary tools to create this hoop art. Perfect for favorite chemistry teachers, scientists, doctors and more, this chemistry hoop art DIY kit can also be a great gift itself, giving the recipient a fun activity to do as well as a fantastic office or home decor item.

 Doctor Who Soap Set

by Bunnies & Buggies

Wash up in a nerdy way with Doctor Who’s soap set from Bunnies & Buggies! This soap set includes three DALEKS and one TARDIS shaped soaps and comes in a variety of fruity aromas and colors. Perfect for the Doctor Who fanatic in your life, this fun soap set is sure to be a great present to add to your list.

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All kinds of nerds exist in the world, and there’s bound to be at least one nerd on your holiday gift list this year. Whether it’s a bath & body item or a fashionable purse, nerdy gifts can be found in all forms, so be sure to think outside the box when holiday shopping for the nerds in your life.

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Written by Emily Nguyen, a core contributor to NerdWallet Shopping.