If you Google what geek chic means, one definition that pops up is “the dress, appearance, and culture associated with computing and technology enthusiasts, regarded as stylish or fashionable.” Everyone else defines it as people who wear glasses, like Harry Potter, read comic books, and play video games.
There’s so much more nuisance to being a geek or nerd. Our fandoms vary and our dedication runs deep. Growing up, being a nerd or geek was not cool. The good news is that this hasn’t stopped so many of us from being nerds for life!
That mentality has changed with many mainstream brands embracing the culture with stylish clothing, accessories, and even home décor. Indie designers and artists have always been a great source of all things niche but that didn’t always mean plus size babes got in on the action. Now with Marvel and Disney collaborations with major plus retailers, there is something for nerds at all sizes.
Stumped on what to get your favorite geek for Christmas?
Take a look through our Geek Chic gift guide for awesome, unique gifts that are next level cool!
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The Nintendo Switch Lite just dropped this September and is flying off the shelves. What’s the difference between a regular Switch and the Switch Lite you ask? The Switch Lite is strictly for handheld gaming. It is a portable, single player experience. It’s lightweight for on the go gaming. It still plays all of the same games as the original Switch. It also comes in three colors (turquoise, yellow, and silver).
This stainless steel bracelet comes in silver or gold tones but how it good it looks on your wrist is nothing compared to what it can do: charge your always dead iPhone. The hidden lightening connector charges your phone up to 50% in 40 minutes. Talk about coming in clutch!
Will Pigg is a Central Florida based artist who’s specialty is creating artwork that he hand cuts on paper. You read that right. That cute Jack and Sally is made out of paper! From Star Wars, to zodiac signs, there is a wide variety of choices. This in particular is great for a Disney lover who is trying to have a grown up piece of artwork and something unique hanging on their wall.
This toaster is everything. It’s perfectly sleek design will fit well into any modern kitchen. The Death Star is easily one of the most iconic and recognizable things from Star Wars. The fact that when it toasts bread, it imprints a Tie Interceptor (but if you call it a Tie Fighter, that’s fine too!) is pretty epic.
Funko POP! toys are the perfect gift because there is one for almost all the franchises you could think of! If they’re just starting their collection, or if they already have shelves full of them, POP! toys are an easy buy. This is perfect for the know-it-all in your life to pay tribute to one of TV's biggest geeky icons.
Talk about taking your tv watching to the next level! This Harry Potter inspired remote control wand is definitely for anyone from Slytherian to Hufflepuff. No matter which house the Sorting Hat has placed you in, you are bound to fall in love with pretending to do magic all while controlling your television. Imagine your loved ones face when they open this on Christmas Day.
The Ghostbuster Board Game came to life because of a Kickstarter in 2015 that raised $1.5 million dollars. Unbelievable right? 4 years later and it is still a much sort after board game. It has everyone’s favorite Ghostbusters. (But let’s be real, we’re all here for Slimer.) This one to four player board game is great for a night in with your favorite friends. A great gift for your nerd that likes to have game nights.
If they’re a fan of the Marvel Studios movies, (honestly, aren’t we all?) they will love to get their hands on all four phases of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Now that Endgame has come and gone, your Marvel fanatic can enjoy all the movies in the order that they were intended to be watched.
This Doctor Who Tardis backpack is great for someone who loves the show but might not be into a bag shaped like a Tardis. Perfect for your well traveled nerd who is looking for a spacious, fashionable bag. Guaranteed to be bigger inside!
Looking for something for a couple that is always together? This Batman and Robin Twinsie Union Suit is a great gag. Since Batman and Robin go hand and hand, so can they. These suits actually button together. Don’t worry, if they happen to break up they can be worn solo too.
For the plus size comic-book loving babe in your life, these are a fun cozy choice. Available up to a size 5, they work for a wide range of sizes, too!
From gamers and techies to Ghostheads and Trekkies, there’s no one kind of geek. Get your nerdy loved one a gift that pays tribute to their obsession when they’re making their morning toast or visiting their “throne.”
Find anything on this list that you’ll definitely put under the tree? Did our Geek Chic Gift Guide miss the one nerdy item on your wishlist?