We are quickly approaching the time of the year where roses are red, violets are blue, to open your wallet and give your bae something new – Valentine’s Day is almost here. If you have plans of spoiling your loved one this year with a nice gift, hear me out – I have some great gift ideas for your geeky boyfriend or girlfriend. All of the gifts below have a wide price range, and they amazing, unique and super-duper cool. Let’s celebrate geek love!
1. Makeup Bag (Starting at $39.99)
Back in November of last year, I found an amazing Etsy store that sells handmade makeup and makeup brush bags, and I just had to bring it back for the Valentine’s Day gift ideas. NotYourMamasBag’s bags and sunglasses cases are inspired in popular comic book superheroes, Game of Thrones, movies and video-game characters we all love. The bags are beautifully crafted and durable, and they can also be used as a clutch. Expect great customer service and an overall experience – you will not be disappointed. But…don’t stop here.
If you want to go the extra mile, fill up that cute bag with makeup, a makeup box subscription or a gift card for Ulta or Sephora. You’r honey-boo will love a pretty nude lipstick from Kylie Cosmetics or a nude eyeshadow palette from Urban Decay, Anastasia Beverly Hills or Morphe. If she (or he) enjoys a pop of color, go with Moondust Palette from Urban Decay or the Nyx Ultimate Palette. Beauty Bakerie is another brand you should definitely check. They offer amazing food-inspired makeup and the packaging is delightful.
2. Magic Wand Remote Control ($60.95)
What kind of sorcery is this? A magic wand remote control? This gift will be perfect for your boo’s inner wizard. She will be able to control almost anything that can be remote controlled: TVs, DVDs, DVRs, and you. The wand it’s pretty awesome looking and any Harry Potter fan will definitely appreciate it.
3. Last Jedi Backpack ($79.99)
Everyone needs a good and sturdy backpack and if you are a Star Wars fan, I just happen to find the perfect backpack for you. This version of Rey’s backpack is an officially-licensed Star Wars: The Last Jedi merchandise, and includes brass-colored metal findings and adjusted padded straps. There are plenty of side pockets for storage and is beautifully designed. Check out this link for a preview and more details on the backpack!
4. My Geek Box Subscription (Starting at $24.99)
There are subscriptions for everything: makeup, magazines, food, you name it. It was only a matter of time for someone to come up with this idea and oh, what a fantastic idea! With the “My Geek Box”, you can chose to receive up to 3 different boxes per month. Each box includes 4-7 geek articles featuring limited edition Pops, t-shirts, hats, wallets, glasses – anything you can imagine and your heart desire. The company creates up to 10 different themed boxes so you have the freedom to choose the goodies you would like to gift. You may cancel the subscription at any time you want but I ask, why would you want to do that to your loved one? Pick the first box (or boxes) for Valentine’s Day and also gift a few extra months of geeky goodness. Check out this unboxing video so you can have a better idea on what you can expect!
5. Chocolate PS Game Controller ($14)
HELLO? It’s chocolate. Handmade. Milk. Dark. White. Chocolate. I was mesmerized when I came across Chocolates Unlimited Etsy page. The Pennsylvania chocolatiers offers scrumptious-looking chocolates with unique designs. You will find plenty of options to satisfy your geek girlfriend – PS Game Controller, DC Comics, Pokemon, Emojis, and Spiderman are just a few of the themes you will find in their store. #takemymoney
1. Movie Tickets for the Captain Marvel Premiere ($12+)
Captain Marvel is scheduled to be released on March 8 and what better way to celebrate Valentine’s Day with the excitement of having Captain Marvel’s tickets in your hand? Reserve your seats at fandango.com, print the tickets and slide them inside your Valentine’s Day card. You are welcome.
2. Captain America Illuminated Sculpture ($129.99)
This gift can get a little pricey but this sculpture is probably one the coolest sculpture I have seen in my 10 years of being a geeky shopper. There are a lot of superhero figures out there but this one is impressive. The sculpture is handcrafted, hand-painted, and is officially licensed. Bradford Exchange is a legit and secure site with a wide range of gifts and collector’s items that you won’t be able to find anywhere else. If this sculpture is too “heavy ” for your pocket, browse the website to find a budget-friendly gift.
3. Oculus Rift + Touch Virtual Reality System ($348)
If you like games, and you only see owning a VR headset to play more games rather than VR experiences, the Oculus Rift is for you. This VR system is a big investment but it delivers the best gaming experience technology can currently offer. The Oculus is easy to setup and is compatible with Xbox One controllers but having a good PC is a must. If you are prone to motion sickness, stay away from all the games marked “Intense”. Oculus Rift + Touch Virtual reality System is the dream for the gaming geek.
4. GameFly Membership (Starting at $9.50)
GameFly is a video gaming rental service that gives you access to thousands of console games, DVD and Blu-ray movies. After you make your account, select your plan and place your first order, it usually takes 2 days to receive a game/movie in the mail. Once you are done with your rental, it is required for you to mail it back. GameFly definitely works and it’s an overall great service. He will love this!
5. Game of Thrones Single Malt Scotch (Starting at $30)
HBO has teamed up with the British beverage company, Diageo, to create a line of single malt scotches inspired by Game of Thrones. You can now pre-order a bottle of fine Targaryean scotch or any of the other 7 Westerosi houses. “The Night’s Watch” scotch bottle has also been added to the line. This gift suggestion might be a little tricky to purchase if you reside outside of the UK – visit Malts.com to find where these fine spirits are being served and sold.