If you are an engineer, mathematician, computer nerd, Trekkie, or bookish type - either by trade or by ambition - then you are going to love perusing the ThinkGeek ("Stuff for Smart Masses") online store.
This is one fun shop for intellectual folks...or those who wish to be.
As I scanned the ThinkGeek catalog, I found myself smiling (okay, laughing...) at all of the excellent geeky products and references.
I'm not sure if I fall into the nerdy category or not (If my sisters are reading this right now, they are all nodding their heads and saying that I most certainly do since I read voraciously, want to go back to school to get my Ph.D., and I get a kick out of playing Boggle...). Okay, so maybe I am a nerd. But I digress...
Anyway, here are some fun, educational, and reasonably priced stocking stuffers to consider for your kids this Christmas:
Astronaut Ice Cream ($2.99) - Available in three decadent flavors (neapolitan, mint chocolate chip, and chocolate, chocolate chip), this freeze-dried ice cream may or may not tempt their tastebuds. BUT they'll love the thought of munching on ice cream that lasts for three years and that can be enjoyed in space.
Glow in the Dark Mars Mud ($3.99) - This amazing substance stretches, bounces, and glows in the dark. If that's not instant entertainment for a child, I don't know what is.
Rubik's Cube ($9.99) - Calling all brainiacs! This little cube is bound to keep restless hands and minds entertained for hours. Can you beat the current world champion's time (20 seconds!)? The only way to find out is to try.
And that's just in the Geek Kids section, my friends. There's so much more to explore for the adults on your list...
WIN IT! One winner will receive a $25 gift certificate to ThinkGeek. To enter, peruse the ThinkGeek website and leave a comment on this post stating what item(s) you would want to buy prior to Monday, December 15 at midnight (don’t forget to follow the rules). * Winner must provide a U.S. mailing address.
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*UPDATE* The winner is #119 Chris Swan. Congratulations!
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I would so buy the I love my Geek tshirt -- My hubby is such a geek!
Glancing at my husband's ThinkGeek wishlist, I see he would like the LightWedge Reading Light, which is probably what I'd choose. Tough call, though! Thanks for the giveaway---I confess we're ThinkGeek fans around here!
Electronic Drum Kit Shirt would be my choice
I've actually had astronaut ice cream before and it isn't too bad. I would get some for my son and then let him pick out the brainiac toy of his choosing. : )
I have three kids that this would work out great with. One is totally into rubic cubes but the other two are more into your chemistry and stars. Would love to win.
i would buy the Self-Powered Emergency Radio with Flashlight
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The cubed electronic game puzzle looks like it would a good pick.
as a huge nerd, I love the Solution babydoll shirt!
I would get the LED Faucet Lights, I think my kids would really like these.
I would buy the Electronic Drum Kit t-shirt -- how cool!
My son would love the Pirate set!
They have some really funny t-shirts. I like "I never finish anyt"
Well Zack just told me 2 days ago that he needed a new Rubiks Cube, so since today is his birthday, I would grant his wish.
I would buy the Electronic Drum Kit Shirt. I am amazed that is soooo cool. You can even wash it. WOW.
I would buy the USB Robot Owl.
I am always looking for cool, new things for my kids. Marshmallow shooters are too cool.
3D Star Wars Starfighter Kites
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I would get the Marshmallow Shooter for my for my kids they would have a blast.
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I am a total geek, but I'm going with something different: Shower Shock Caffeinated Body Wash. I wonder if that works or if the fish in the local river would be affected more than me.
I'd also grab some Spazzstick Caffeinated Lip Balm.
I'd probably grab a usb toy or two while I'm at it. Fun stuff!
I would get the LightWedge Reading Light.
My husband is always kidding me that he had no idea (37 years ago) that he had married a geek, but then we didn't have the great technology of today. I love it all, and spend a lot of time with my "geeky toys!"
I would personally love the Luxeed LED keyboard. but, my nephew has been dying to play the Abalone game. Seems like something perfect for him too.
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The laser guided scissors and the staple free stapler look pretty cool to me! thanks
I would buy the Ulimate Survivor Kit in a Water bottle for my husband. Thanks!
i should get the digital alchol detecor for my sister... my bro loves this place.
I'd buy the Castle Logix games.
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What a fun and interesting site. These items fit my youngest son to a tee. The "Curiously Strong Magnets" look like something he would really enjoy!
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One of my Christmas presents came from ThinkGeek (my husband can't keep a secret, especially when it's the size of an R2-D2 Wastebasket). I love Star Wars, and they have a lot of nifty toys and collectibles. Next on my list - the R2 Peppermill and the R2 USB hub. $25 would really help justify the order.
The Castle Logix game looks fun
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The electronic drum kit shirt is sooooo cool!
The I void warranty's shirt for my oldest and some space ice cream for all of them.
I'd get the Aeropress Coffee Maker
I'd buy a Rubik's cube to show my kids
Doctor Who Tardis 4 Port USB Hub
I'd buy astronaut ice cream - have always wanted to try it
fun, fun, fun
I might keep this one! Well, they now have kid's t-shirts, so I'd have to get my daughter a match of the shirt I already have. "Come to the dark side...we have cookies! --V" This got a huge laugh when I wore it selling girl scout cookies.
All right...Geeks rule! My son is really freaky about magnets. He would love the Curiously Strong Magnets. That would put him in seventh heaven.
Lots of stuff that my husband would love but we would get the Star Wars: A Pop-Up Guide to the Galaxy.
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This is a great gift for kids, young and old alike! I might put this towards a USB Rocket Launcher, or perhaps the R/C Desktop Forklift? There are so many fun gift ideas on here, I'd love to win and pick out something for my boyfriend! Thank you!
Wow!! I love this site the only problem is there is too much I like about it :)!! The fish traing kit, the levitation wand, and of course the rocket launcher and for desert the astronaut ice cream I LOVE THESE and would love to intrduce these great wonders to my son.
MicroFly Tiny R/C Hovering UFO looks like a lot of fun, and something different fo Xmas.
I would choose the Teach Me Time clock..that is a super idea and would be helpful for my daughter!
I use to have one of the sock monkeys as a child and would love to win one for my child. Count me in!
I love the sock monkey!! Thats what I would get.
oh my - those fingers drums are hysterical! could buy hubby a few fun toys.
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What a fun store...totally up my husband's alley...I'm eyeing the DIY 3-D Picture Frame Kit!
I think the cold soldering tool would be great for my niece, she loves doing different bead projects and working with different metals, it would be a safer way for her to do it..thanks for the giveaway..
I'd get either the Original Sock Monkey or the Castle Logix Kids Logic Game. Thanks for the giveaway!
I love the Wi Fi Detector tee!
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Cool site! My girls would love the astronaut ice cream and the rubik’s cube.
the boys would like the Marshmallow Shooter
Hmm, I really like the mozart magical cube. It sounds perfect for my little one who already likes music inside the womb, haha.
I love the Clocky Robotic Alarm - that's gotta be funny when it jumps off the nightstand and hides from you!
This is one of our favorite sites! I usually buy something every year from them, for my hubby and kids. I think I'd buy the Smart Mass Thinking Putty and the Singing Monkey Bars.
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I would get the Wooden War ENgine set and the bow and mallow marshmallow set. My brothers would love that and my son. THis is a neat site, I like places that you don't see the typical things for children. Thanks for the heads up and the giveaway.
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The Gorilla Pod
My nephew would go nuts for the Wood Stacking Robots. Thanks.
What an awesome store for the geek in me. My niece who is 4 would love the Catapult Kit or the Trebuchet Kit. Our local museum has a large trebuchet that kids can play with. She loves it.
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My husband would love the Periodic Table Fridge Magnets.
3D Star Wars Starfighter Kites would be my choice.
I am longing to buy the LED Binary Watch as a gift for my son!
ThinkGeek is absolutely one of my favorite sites. They have the coolest stuff. I was actually just looking at their site the other day and laughing so hard at the "if you aren't part of the solution, you are part of the precipitate" shirt. I LOVE it! (I used to be a Chem teacher pre-kids).
I like the Ultra-thin Digital Voice Recorder! It looks so neat and thin.
Rubik's Mirror Blocks Cube my oldest son has solve the regular cube.
I love thinkgeek! I have bought a few T-shirts from them for my super geeky computer science dork boyfriend. I would have to go with the New Caprica Cylon action figure this time!
I love this store! I'd get the "if you're not part of the soultion.." tshirt for my sister.
The optical illusion rulers are so cool :)
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I would get the I Can Has Cheezburger? book.
I love the Gorillapod...just what I need for my camera!!
Thanks for the giveaway!
I think my son would love the optical illusion rulers....or the LED faucet light-- how cool!
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Wow, what a cool site! I found several stocking stuffers. My pick is the fun Fly Stick Van de Graaff Levitation Wand!
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how funny - my HUSBAND loves this website!
Wow. love this site! I'd want digital photo frame or a good camera!
I love Think Geek! I bought my husband a cute shirt from there a couple years ago. Their stuff is so cool! What I would really love to have is the Wi-Fi Detector shirt.
Castle Logix Kids Logic Game for my son
I'd like to get the AlcoHawk Digital Alcohol Detector for my brother in law. :(
This is one of our favorite sites. The kids like to play with tangrams, so I think they would really enjoy the Fractiles Magnetic Tiling Set.
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I think the Glow Brick is really neat, but my kids are crazy for Astronaut Ice Cream...
I would probably buy the LED faucet lights. They are very unusual. I would love to have the virtual laser keyboard though.
I am totally bookmarking this website!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I would have to get the light up tshirts!
i want to buy the UMPC Laptop Sleeve. i could use one of those. thanks for this giveaway!
I would buy the DIY 3-D Picture Frame Kit
my kids each need a rubik's cube :)
I adore the pet cactus!
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I like the plush spaceman playset. Cool store!
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I would probably get the Star Wars: The Complete Visual Dictionary...but I would need to look some more to see if that is what my son would like to own.
My son would dig this site...it is right up his alley!
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Love the come to the dark side kids shirt
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My kids are fascinated by Astronaut food so I would splurge and get them some. Thank you!
The DIY Drinking Strawz are fun!
My husband recently brought this site to my attention when I asked for his Christmas list...now I'm hooked on it too. Personally, I like the cube people...they make me laugh and bring back memories of when I had a corporate job!
Oh man, not another site to bookmark! Seriously cool stuff that my whole family would love. My son was especially taken with the Cthulhu Plush!
I would love to buy the tee that says No I will not fix your computer for my son!!
What an awesome website!! JUst love it! I'd get the super mario figures for my husband!
I would love the bilbo imagination toy for my son. Sure, it's slightly out of the gift card range, but it's totally worth it.
So many choices! But I think I would choose the The Winkel Teether And Grasp Toy.
I'd get the Marshmallow Shooter for my son. It looks soft enough (I hope!).
I would buy pixelblocks and hello kitty ornaments
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That's such a fun website! I remember eating astronaut ice cream back in the day. The R2 D2 backpack looks pretty neat (and I'm not even a big Star Wars fan.) I think my son would like the plush pirate set.
I would love to get the The Bilibo Imagination Toy I can only imagine what fun games my little one could think up with this. Great website.
Oh my - way too many choices...
I think the Pet Cactus is adorable!
I'd get the plush pirate set.
astronaut ice cream and mars mud- neat site
Oh, I most definitely think of myself as a nerd. A cool nerd, though. And I hope my kids grow up to be the same, proudly. Can we please play with the Mars Mud? Now? :)
My brother-in-law would love to see my son wearing the shirt that says, "No I will not fix your computer" since that's what he does for a job! And my cousin the science lover could definitely use that astronaut ice cream. Thanks!
My P.E. husband loves solar powered gadgets. He'd like the Remote-Controlled LED Solar Spotlight. Also the Kill-A-Watt EZ looks very useful and might help use cut down on our energy useage. Thanks.
I'm in desperate need of some coffee candy!!!! They have the coolest things there at thinkgeek...seriously, I love this place!!!
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Personal Embedded Equalizer.. is a shirt I've been wanting for a LONG time! I want to give this to my son, so when he's in class, his shirt is monitoring his talking!!! Hehehehe.. and it's cool!
I like the Castle Logix game or the Plush Spaceman playset.
My husband would roll on the floor reading the Despair, Inc. calendar. I would totally hang it on my wall! And anyone who knows my daughter would crack up seeing her in a shirt reading, "Come to the dark side. We have cookies." She's a 3 year old star wars nut with an evil streak!
This is a great giveaway - thanks!!!
I want the desktop carnivorous plant set. I'd also buy some owl pellets for my middle schooler. She just dissected one in school and thought it was gross but so cool!
Well I need caffeine to keep up with the kids, so I love the Aeropress Coffee Maker. I've been looking for a good 1 cup system.
Oh cool, I love that site, so does my son, he's been wanting this capaulte (?) thingy they have, this would be great to win!
Oh, this is a fun one. Tough tough choices out there - there's a lot I would love to have! But the coolest thing I ran across was the LighTalk II. It definitely comes first on my list! (I can be selfish and not do the shopping for my kids, right? Though, truth be told, the whole family would get a kick out of the LighTalk II!)
My husband does his Christmas wish list from ThinkGeek every year. At least when they get older, my kids won't have to resort to getting him a tie or Old Spice - they can just pick something out from ThinkGeek. LOL
What a cool site! I think my kids would like a ton of things from there! I think the Optical Illusion Motion Rulers are cool! Great giveaway - thanks for offering them! It's been fun checking out all the differnt sites!