GeekGirlCon Holiday Gift Guide

’tis the season!

At 9am on Thanksgiving morning, my father was in the kitchen cooking our turkey and heating up sides that were prepared the night before. By noon, after we were done eating our “Thanksgiving Brunch,” my mother began fluffing one of her five synthetic Christmas trees. At 4pm, we went to go see Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them at their local theatre, and proceeded to spend the car ride home defending it to the nonbelievers (I’m looking at you, Pat). Finally, at 8pm we were all stringing up twinkly lights, and ogling at our massive, life-accrued collection ornaments whilst decorating the tree(s) as a family.

The Holiday season is officially upon us, and we are all abuzz with family traditions, seasonal drinks from your local coffee joint, and time with laughing with your friends and family. We are a diverse community that celebrates a plethora of different holidays. My family personally celebrates what we like to call “Commercial Christmas,” as we are avid fans of baking cookies and watching our favorite holiday movies on repeat. Regardless of which holiday you celebrate, or which traditions your family shares, many of us are looking for the perfect present to give your loved ones to let them know how much you care.

In order to help you take a step back and enjoy the holiday season that much more, or give you more time to finish up your last bits of work before hunkering down to spend some well deserved time with family, we’ve curated some of our favorite books, games, and festive plush toys that your geeky loved one will absolutely adore. Whether your geek is a big fan of Supernatural or renewing their love of Pokemon with the recent release of Sun and Moon, we’ve got something for every geek…and maybe just maybe, a little something for yourself!

 

Coloring Books, Novels, and Art

For your book-worm geek we’ve put together a list of coloring books (because those are trendy, right?), a unconventional YA series about a 16 year-old female assassin who takes on a world of magic, graphic novels, and art books detailing the beautiful concept work from the latest Disney flick:

 

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1. Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur

 

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2. The Art of Moana

 

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3. Doctor Who Travels in Time Coloring Book

 

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4. Star Trek: The Next Generation Adult Coloring Book

 

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5. Throne of Glass by Sarah J Maas

 

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6. Boss Babes: A Coloring and Activity Book for Grown-Ups

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6. Supernatural: The Official Coloring Book

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7. Wonder Woman 75th Anniversary Box Set

 

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8. Art of Disney’s Dragons

 

Games, Movies, and Music

We’ve found some great stuff for your media-obsessed geek. Whether your gamer has been plugging away since they could hold a controller, or is even newer to the gaming scene, we’ve got a few video games that are breaking the mold with fabulous female leads and compelling stories. We’ve also found an amazing but lesser-known film from some of our absolute favorite studios, Studio Ghibli, following a woman as she looks back on her childhood. Included are also a couple of coffee table books highlighting the history of Tomb Raider and the film Aliens’ cinematography.

…oh, and did someone say Hamilton?:

 

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1. Gravity Rush Remastered

 

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2. Life is Strange

 

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3. Only Yesterday

 

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4. The Hamilton Mixtape (Explicit)

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6. Hamilton the Revolution

 

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7. Aliens: Set Photography

 

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8. 20 Years of Tomb Raider

 

Festive Fun

Does your geek have an annual countdown to the holiday season, to when it’s appropriate to wear “ugly” Christmas sweaters and listen to nothing but Carol of the Bells for two months, non-stop? Well, that’s my kind of geek and I’ve got you covered. For my festive friends, we’ve got sweaters and other snuggly gifts, plush toys wearing plush sweaters, and nerdy cookie kits:

 

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1. Harry Potter Olivander’s Wand Shop Ornament

 

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2. Star Wars Rebel Friends Cookie Cutters

 

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3. Fallout Holiday Fleece Sweater

 

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4. Holiday Eevee Plush

 

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5. Embossed Captain Marvel Mug

 

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6. Corps Cardigan

 

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7. Mini Pusheen Christmas Wreath Plush

 

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8. Original Pixel Pokemon Throw Blanket

 

 

…and even more!

Whether you’re looking for stocking stuffers, or something a little extra special, we’ve also put together a ton of miscellaneous gifts. Scarfs and shower curtains for your science lovers, cosmetics and bath bombs for a little self-love, and PUSHEEN! We wanted to make sure that there was something for everyone under the tree or by the fireside:

 

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1. Teacup Pusheen Coaster

 

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2. Millennium Falcon Lavender Bath Bomb

 

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3. “Stone of Space” Nail Polish

 

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4. Fibonacci Scarf

 

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5. Moon Prism Playing Cards

 

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6. Kymera Magic Wand Remote Control

 

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7. Brilliant Ideas Launch Pad

 

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8. Elementary Plastic Shower Curtain

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9. Vintage Styled Hogwarts Express Puzzle

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10. Dinosaur Kale Enamel Pin

 

 

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Indigo is a freelance writer & narrative designer in the games industry. She is grossly obsessed with her cat, classic tropes in horror, and loves recreating food from Studio Ghibli films.

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