The GeekGirlCon Staff Holiday Gift Guide 2018
We’re coming to the end of another year. For me, it was challenging. As I’m sure many of you did, I made some rough life decisions. But as I step back and reflect on 2018, I look to those who helped me get through it: my friends and my family. Because of them, I endured challenges and obstacles that I might not have been able to face alone. My close friends were there when I needed a shoulder to cry on, my mom and dad were a phone call away when I needed advice. They propped me up when I wanted to throw in the towel and stood by my side while I looked my demons in the eye. Now as I look back on the last twelve months, I feel the warmth that they shared with me.
The holiday season, regardless of what you celebrate, is a time to show your loved ones that you appreciate everything that they’ve done for you. Whether big or small, a gift is a gesture. It shows them that you care: that you care about their passions and interests and that you appreciate the time and effort they’ve put forth to support you. Whether a vinyl sticker of their favorite character or a book meant to inspire them the way that they inspired you, take the time this holiday season to express your love and gratitude. You never know how much that gesture might mean to them, too.
Curated by the lovely members of the GGC staff, without further ado, here is the 2018 GeekGirlCon Holiday Gift Guide:
A new staple for industry professionals and gamers alike. Women in Gaming: 100 Pioneers of Play features an amazing lineup of women working in the industry, including a few friends of the staff! Help inspire your geek, whether they’re interested in pursuing a career in gaming or simply interested in learning more about the development process and how these amazing women came into their careers.
What geek doesn’t have an ever growing collection of dice? While the “Spirit of Unicorn” set is my personal favorite, CritIt has a massive selection and they’re bound to have the perfect gift for your Dungeon Master!
Mars has been on my mind a lot this year. From the test launch of SpaceX’s Big Falcon Rocket to the InSight Lander, there’s a lot to celebrate! Commemorate these missions with a pretty bracelet featuring Mars and its moons, Phobos and Deimus.
Anyone who has listened to the RPG/comedy podcast The Adventure Zone will love this graphic novel interpretation of the first story arc. Relive the first season and join Taako the elf wizard, Merle the dwarf cleric, and Magnus the human warrior as they blunder through the lost mine of Phandelver.
I mean, enough said.
This inexpensive fountain pen writes well and is easily maintained. Plus, it looks like a shark! Just make sure to buy your geek a small bottle of ink to match!
Show your solidarity this holiday season and beyond! Buying this item (or anything from Louie’s store) means you are purchasing from a Native-owned and operated company based out of Seattle.
Perfect for your future scientist, Women in Science: 50 Fearless Pioneers Who Changed the World by Rachel Ignotofsky is a must. Bonus: your geek may also be interested in the matching postcard set!
I’m loving the new season of Doctor Who, and if your geek is too they’ll LOVE to find the 13th Doctor’s trenchcoat under the tree. Perfect for our local Seattle weather or a stroll through time!
Another hit for your little scientist, the work of Megan Lee is bound to enamor. From posters to t-shirts, Lee’s work is not only beautiful, but inspiring!
Astrologers, Trekkies, Whovians, oh my! Your space-inclined geek will be a star in this skirt.
I’m sure there are plenty of murderinos among us in the GGC community, so including this MFM makeup bag was an absolute must. Listening to Karen and Georgia discuss their struggles with anxiety and mental health (and, you know, murder) helped me overcome some of my own struggles. Stay sexy, and don’t get murdered!
Another inexpensive holiday gift for just about any geek: stickers! No matter what fandom they’re currently infatuated with, there’s an option for everybody.
While I’m personally hoping for this Captain Marvel sweatshirt, if your geek is as excited for the upcoming superhero flick as we are, there’s so much out there that they’ll absolutely adore. Welcome, Carol Danvers!