My wife recently asked me what I’d like for my upcoming Birthday. Depending on your type of geek it probably won’t be found at your local retail store. Here is a list of things I would love to see on my “Special Day”.
Since the first time I saw this I wanted one. I can’t count the amount of times I have been without a cross over or loopback cable at the exact time I needed one. If this works as advertised it will be awesome. I’m also thinking I may give them to my team as a present this holiday.
For my birthday 2 years ago I received this gift back when the Ghost pepper was the big kid on the block. That plant has been transplanted twice and is still alive. I haven’t recieved a single pepper from it but this year I’ll be moving it outside to give it a fighting chance. Furthermore who can say they have a three year old impotent Ghost pepper plant? Now the crown has transferred to the Trinidad Scorpion Pepper and I guess I’m a gluten for punishment. I’ll write up a “tips” article for growing these peppers in a can later on.
Coolest freaking Geek toy I’ve seen. An RC car that has an internal combustion engine. Are you kidding me? The first time I saw one of these I couldn’t believe it. They are ridiculously fast and unbelievably cool. The link is for a Traxxas model but there are others out there. Any Geek would be head over heels for one of these. Here is the wikipedia article scroll down to Nitro-powered models to learn more.
This is not just a ploy to get you to buy a gift card using my link. I recently won some money and I wanted to put $200 in my Amazon account. My wife (I love her) suggested that this be guilt free money to spend on anything my heart desired. It was so nice to be selfish for once it was the most fun $200 I have ever spent.
Make magazine what can I say? It is the seminal magazine for makers and Geeks. If you think print media is dead than you haven’t read Make. If your particular geek is into making cool things or awesome weekend projects than they have to have copy of make. Not to mention the maker fairs and community that comes with the whole maker/DIY movement. This is a can’t miss gift.
Let’s face the facts. There are a million types of geeks and not all are like me. Some are into online role playing games and some are into building models. Some are engineers and some are science fiction fanatic’s. It doesn’t really matter because ThinkGeek pretty much covers them all. If you are really lost on what to buy your Geek for a birthday or other holiday than a ThinkGeek gift card will do the trick. If they have seen the site before than they’ll love it but if your gift is their first introduction to ThinkGeek then they’ll think you are a genius.
Special Note to my Wife: Completing the whole list earns extra points