When the word “nerd” rose in popularity in the 1980s, it was considered derogatory, undesirable, and rude. It was the equivalent of being called “weird” or a “freak” today. The connotation of nerd has evolved over the years and continues to be used, however the meaning behind it can be considered more favorable because it represents someone’s passion for a specific topic or fandom.
Here at markITnerds, we embrace our nerdiness in many forms. Around our office different memorabilia represent each colleague’s personality and interests, without the feeling of being judged or criticized lurking. We want to represent companies that consider themselves a nerd for their trade, whether it’s IT, cybersecurity, and more.
This holiday season, we want to highlight the best gift-giving websites to find all the specific, quirky gifts for your inner nerd and the nerds in your life.
We’ll list out some of our favorites that will help you find the best gifts for your inner nerd:
The website thinkgeek.com has the slogan of “Join In. Geek Out.” We couldn’t agree more. This gift site is one of our favorite go-tos for finding the perfect present for the nerds in our lives, and even treating yourself once in a while.
This site is a little less fandom centric but equally as unique with the products it offers. From planetary wine stoppers to long-distance friendship lamps, you can find an assortment of unique items. For your travel-loving nerd, your wine aficionado, and more, this is the site to shop.
Once you’ve explored this site, you’ll realize just how much you’ve been missing out on. Fandom gifts and all kinds of random stuff, they understand what you want and why you went to their site. If you’re not trying to break the bank this holiday, they have an easy slider to set your spending limit.
This one might pull at your purse strings a little bit but you’ll be surprised to find many of the fun, useful tech gadgets are under $30 such as the glare blocking visor or stealth ear amplifier. If the tech products here are not up to your speed, check out this next suggestion.
The techy site is exactly where your circuit-loving loved one can go to build the next Johnny 5 (if you don’t know what that is, Google it!) But seriously, there’s all kinds of awesome and unique gadgets and circuitry on this site that you won’t be able to find as easily anywhere else, so if “Neotrellis” and “Feather Board” sound familiar, give this website a look.
Of course, you can default to any of the major online retailers to find gifts but why not venture far, far away to get a gift that will really bring a smile to your loved one’s face. We hope that with these recommendations from us here at markITnerds you’ll find holiday shopping to be a breeze.