Gadget Gift Ideas: The Geek Girl
What do you buy the Geek Girl on your holiday shopping list? Just because they’re a girl, it doesn’t mean they want to get perfume or gift certificates to Victoria’s Secret. Here are some ideas for the Geek Girl on your shopping list:
Giant Plush Mircobes
Microbes can be adorable when expanded 1,000,000 times and then fashioned into cuddly plush. Even though she’s a geek, what gal can resist adorable little plush microbes? Pick up a Giant Plush Microbe and keep one (or more) on your desk to remind yourself that there is an “invisible” universe out there filled with very small things that are really disgusting and can make you sicker than you’ve ever been. Then go and wash your hands and use that hand sanitizer. Choose from one of 28 different microbes from Herpes to Salmonella to E. Coli for $7.99 each.
Cost : $7.99
No, I Won’t Fix Your Computer Babydoll Tee
Just because she’s a girl, that doesn’t mean she doesn’t know what she’s doing around a computer. There is nothing more frustrating on this earth than constantly being asked to help other people with their petty computer problems. Pick up the “No, I Won’t Fix Your Computer” Babydoll tee from ThinkGeek to help your Geek Girl cope with the incessant questions for $17.99.
Cost : $17.99
Super Mario Galaxy
It’s probably a sure thing that your Geek Girl has a Nintendo Wii. What better gift for your gaming girl than a copy of the hottest title for the Wii this holiday season: Super Mario Galaxy!
Mario returns and takes his next adventure into space. Follow him as he travels from planet to planet bending the rules of gravity. Players experience perspective shifts as they run upside down through alien worlds. Meet challenges like surfing on a ray in an ocean in the clouds, rolling a ball through a treacherous garden, or floating in a bubble over a poisonous swamp. Control Mario with the Wii Remote and use the Nunchuk to perform his special moves. Pick it up at Amazon.com for $49.99.
Cost : $49.99
Planet Earth DVD Set
You know your Geek Girl has a high-def television. What better thing to play on that high def television (and HD-DVD or Blu-ray player if she’s a true A/V geek) than the documentary series from the Discovery Channel: Planet Earth? More than five years in the making, the 11-part Planet Earth series redefines natural history filmmaking and is narrated by award-winning actress and conservationist Sigourney Weaver. You’ll be amazed by never-before-seen animal behaviors, startling views of locations captured by cameras for the first time and unprecedented high-definition production techniques. Pick up a HD-DVD or Blu-ray version for $79.95 or the regular DVD version for $59.95.
Cost : $59.95
Aquajet Foot Spa
Just because she’s a Geek Girl, doesn’t mean that she doesn’t get sore, tired feet from being on them all day (most likely from fixing all your computers). It also doesn’t mean that she can’t enjoy a little pampering at the end of the day.
The Aqua-Jet Foot Massage Spa has two adjustable therapeutic rolling hydro jet nodes massage arches and stimulate important reflexology zones to relax her feet and its 115 degree water temperature sooths and relaxes her at end of a hard day. It also comes with removable pumice stone that can be added to the warm water to exfoliate rough and dry skin during the massage for nice soft tootsies. It also comes with a remote control! What gadget geek doesn’t love a remote control?
Cost : $99
Apple iPod Nano
Apple’s 3rd generation iPod Nano has great new features over the last generation model: an anodized aluminum top and polished stainless steel back, five eye-catching colors and a larger, brighter display with the most pixels per inch of any Apple display ever.
And it’ll wow your Geek Girl for hours. Play up to 5 hours of video or up to 24 hours of audio on a single charge. All that staying power and a wafer-thin, 6.5-mm profile makes iPod nano one small big attraction. Get the 8GB model in black (shown – $199.00) or one of the 4GB models in one of the 5 different colors ($149.00).
Cost : From $149
Motorola Ming Cellphone
Need one gadget for your Geek Girl that will do it all? The Motorola A1200 “Ming” phone is the answer. This Linux-powered (+10 on the Geek Cred Scale) PDA phone sports a 2-megapixel camera, a huge display, quad band support, plus all the bells and whistles you’d expect on a high-end handset, including Bluetooth, a music player, a document reader, and much more. And when you want to get down to business, there’s even a business card reader for rapidly capturing contact info. Pick up a state-of-the-art PDA for your smartphone loving geek that’s unlocked for use on any network for $259.00.
Cost : $259
Ms. Pac-Man/Galaga Retro Arcade Cabinet
If you really want to splurge on your gaming Geek Girl, pick up the Ms. Pac-Man/Galaga Arcade Cabinet. Gobble glowing ghosts in Ms. Pac-Man while the music increases its tempo. Eat a power pill and then race around the maze chomping for points. Shoot down alien creatures in Galaga and get sucked into the mesmerizing vibrating cone to double your firepower. This gift is not for the spendthrift: the cabinet is $2,995.00. But who can put a price on retro gaming happiness?
Cost : $2,995
Looking for other people to buy for, check out our other 2007 Christmas Gadget Gift Guides.