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SLIS’s 2016 Holiday Gift Guide: Best Geek Gifts

SLIS’s 2016 Holiday Gift Guide: Best Geek Gifts: the best pop culture geek gifts of the year. 

**UPDATED with Cyber Monday Deals!

The holidays are almost upon us, can you believe it? Are you panicking about figuring out what geek gifts to buy the picky, pop-culture obsessed nerd in your life?

Well take a deep breath and relax. We have it all worked out for you, with our list of the best movie, TV and other forms of geekery goodness. So whether you’re looking for spectacular gifts for Star Wars junkies, Trekkie’s, Marvel and DC fanboys and girls or other nerd-friendly items we have you covered with items from Thinkgeek, Entertainment Earth, ModCloth and Amazon.

Entertainment Earth

If you want to preview/buy any item, simply click on the product image or text link. We get a portion of each sale which helps keep this site running, so thanks in advance if you buy through us! And I have all Cyber Monday deals highlighted in blue.

Let’s begin.

STAR WARS:


Star Wars Chewbacca Slippers With Sound – Exclusive by ThinkGeek

Star Wars Chewbacca Slippers With Sound - Exclusive by ThinkGeek

 

Perfect slippers for a walking carpet to walk on carpet.

BLACK FRIDAY DEAL! Only $19.99 (normally $29.99)


Star Wars R2-D2 Coffee Press by ThinkGeek

Star Wars R2-D2 Coffee Press by ThinkGeek

The Art of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

Concept art from the hotly anticipated Star Wars prequel.

 

 

The Princess Diarist

Carrie Fishers juice tell-all from her days as Princes Leia while shooting Stars Wars Episode IV. .

 

Star Wars Rey’s Backpack

Star Wars Rey's Backpack

A fashionable and handy carry-on for Jedi’s in training.


Star Wars Millennium Falcon Micro-USB Charging Cable by ThinkGeek

Star Wars Millennium Falcon Micro-USB Charging Cable by ThinkGeek

A bucket of bolts that’s still full of surprises.

BLACK FRIDAY DEAL! Only $9.99 (normally $19.99)



Star Wars BB-8 USB Car Charger by ThinkGeek

Star Wars BB-8 USB Car Charger by ThinkGeek

Your own robot companion for all your top-secret rebel missions (via automobile).

CYBER MONDAY DEAL: 17.99 (normally 29.99)


Star Wars BB-8 Measuring Cup Set by ThinkGeek

Star Wars BB-8 Measuring Cup Set by ThinkGeek


Star Wars Darth Vader Nutcracker

Star Wars Darth Vader Nutcracker

 


Star Wars Character Heads Charm Bracelet

Star Wars Character Heads Charm Bracelet


Star Wars Ewok Ladies’ Robe by ThinkGeek

Star Wars Ewok Ladies' Robe by ThinkGeek

Ridiculous yet adorbs.


Rogue One K-2SO Outline Ladies’ Tee – Black, 3X

Rogue One K-2SO Outline Ladies' Tee - Black, 3X

Some fashionable Rogue One gear.



For Sidekicks and Giggles Skater Dress in Chewie – $69.99

from: ModCloth

Best. Dress. Ever.

 


For Sidekicks and Giggles Skater Dress in Artoo – $69.99

from: ModCloth

A close second.

 

Star Wars: Rogue One Large Tin Tote

Star Wars: Rogue One Large Tin Tote

The most stylish way to transport your PB&J.

Star Wars Art: Ralph McQuarrie

An expansive collective tome chronicilling all of McQuarrie’s concept art behind the original Star Wars trilogy.

 

Star Wars Boba Laptop Backpack

Just make sure you don’t text and walk lest ye fall into a Sarlacc pit.


Star Wars Santa Yoda Fabriche Tablepiece Statue

Star Wars Santa Yoda Fabriche Tablepiece Statue

I don’t really understand the whole Yoda/Santa concept here, but the fact it exists is kinda wonderful.

 

STAR TREK:

This year marked the 50th anniversary of Gene Roddenberry’s iconic sci-fi franchise, and here are some great items to mark the occasion.


Star Trek TOS Ships Holiday Sweater – Exclusive – Navy/Yellow, 3X

Star Trek TOS Ships Holiday Sweater - Exclusive - Navy/Yellow, 3X

Live long and wear ugly sweaters…

CYBER MONDAY DEAL: 40% off at $29.99 (normally $49.99)


Star Trek Tribble Faux Fur Coat – Brown, 3X

Star Trek Tribble Faux Fur Coat - Brown, 3X

Am I weird for wanting one of these?


Star Trek 50th Anniversary Trivial Pursuit

Star Trek 50th Anniversary Trivial Pursuit

Trekkies can get their nerd rocks off celebrating all the obscure factoids from their favorite show (just don’t invite William Shatner over to play).

 

RISK Star Trek 50th Anniversary Edition Board Game

Strategize Trek style, with any captain of your choosing.


Star Trek TOS Uniform Skirt – Blue, 3X

Star Trek TOS Uniform Skirt - Blue, 3X

SUPERHEROES:

The Mysterious World of Doctor Strange

For newbies in love with the new film, here’s a primer on all things wonderfully weird about Marvel’s Sorcerer Supreme.


Deadpool: Drawing the Merc with a Mouth

Deadpool: Drawing the Merc with a Mouth


Deadpool Insult Loading Tee

Deadpool Insult Loading Tee

The greatest gift for the smartass in your life.


Deadpool & Snowflakes Holiday Sweater – Exclusive – Black/Red, 2X

Deadpool & Snowflakes Holiday Sweater - Exclusive - Black/Red, 2X

Tis the season to dress like a foul-mouthed superhero.

CYBER MONDAY DEAL: 40% off at $29.99 (normally $49.99)

 

Batman Vinyl Clock

Holy Bat-vinyl timepiece Batman!

Wonder Woman 75th Anniversary Box Set

Wonder Woman is going to have a busy 2017. This 75th collection is a perfect primer for those wanting to familiarize themselves with Earth’s most heroic Amazon.

 

Wonder Woman – Handmade Vinyl record wall clock 

 


Justice Served Hot Mug – $14.99

from: ModCloth

Even superheroes need a caffeine jolt in the morning.

 

The Big Book of Girl Power (DC Super Heroes)

This book is the perfect introduction for young girls to a lifetime of comic geekery and good life lessons of empowerment. 


Punisher Gingham Short Sleeve Shirt – Black, L

Punisher Gingham Short Sleeve Shirt - Black, L

For the preppy Punisher fan.

 

Batman: Facts and Stats from the Classic TV Show

 

Batman: A Celebration of the Classic TV Series

Two new behind-the-scenes books from the iconic 60’s Bat-series.

Click here for another Adam West related item.


The Dark Knight Returns Collector’s Edition Boxed Set

The Dark Knight Returns Collector's Edition Boxed Set

The iconic Frank Miller tale in handsome hardbound edition.

 

Goodnight Batcave

A mad parody of the beloved children’s classic. I know what I’m getting my baby for Christmas now!


Batman v Superman Armored Batman Hooded Costume

Batman v Superman Armored Batman Hooded Costume

Don’t go into a bank wearing this. I don’t think they’ll see you as the hero.


Batman Blue Suit Cookie Jar – Entertainment Earth Exclusive

Batman Blue Suit Cookie Jar - Entertainment Earth Exclusive

 


Marvel Thanos Infinity Gauntlet Molded Mug – EE Exclusive

Marvel Thanos Infinity Gauntlet Molded Mug - EE Exclusive

For the power-hungry caffeine addicted Marvel fan.


Marvel Civil War: Choose Your Side Cutting Board – Exclusive by ThinkGeek

Marvel Civil War: Choose Your Side Cutting Board - Exclusive by ThinkGeek

The most heroic of kitchen accoutrements.

CYBER MONDAY DEAL: currently only $14.99 (normally $24.99)


Marvel Guardians of the Galaxy Groot Mr. Potato Head

Marvel Guardians of the Galaxy Groot Mr. Potato Head

A Groot Mr. Potato! What’s not to love?


Rocket Raccoon Backpack Buddy – Exclusive

Rocket Raccoon Backpack Buddy - Exclusive

The backpack which all other geek backpacks must now be measured against.

 

ALL THINGS ALIEN

Hallmark 2016 Christmas Ornament Alien Queen from Aliens Ornament

Nothing says ’tis the season like a murderous mother of alien parasites.

 

Aliens: The Set Photography

Brand new book featuring many never-before-seen production stills from James Cameron’s blockbuster sci-fi-sequel

 

Alien: The Weyland-Yutani Report

Mock files from the shadowy corporation of the Alien universe, which acts as a primer for all the essential need-to-know elements of the variable franchise before Alien: Covenant drops in May.


Alien Facehugger Bottle Opener

Alien Facehugger Bottle Opener

Keep it at a safe distance while opening bottles.


Alien Egg Distressed Lunch Box with Thermos Exclusive

Alien Egg Distressed Lunch Box with Thermos Exclusive

A must have for Alien fanatics.

MISC: The Best of The Rest

Everyone’s favorite show of 2016 had an amazing score by Austin group S U R V I V E. Now you can gift their two soundtrack volumes to the biggest fan of this 80s-tastic series.


Stranger Things Eleven with Eggos Pop! Vinyl Figure

Stranger Things Eleven with Eggos Pop! Vinyl Figure

El in shaved head and wigged form.


Stranger Things Demogorgon Pop! Vinyl Figure

Stranger Things Demogorgon Pop! Vinyl Figure


Stranger Things Barb Pop! Vinyl Figure

Stranger Things Barb Pop! Vinyl Figure

Barb was the Boba Fett of Stranger Things: she was hardly in it, died unceremoniously, yet became a fan favorite. And now she’s forever memorialized in Funko Pop form.


Jim Henson’s Labyrinth Board Game

Jim Henson's Labyrinth Board Game


Labyrinth: The Ultimate Visual History

Labyrinth: The Ultimate Visual History

Two must have items for Bowie and Henson fans.

Click here for our list of Best 2016 Music Box sets featuring from Bowie and many more.

 

Legendary Big Trouble In Little China Board Game

If you know anyone obsessed with all things Pork Chop Express, buy THIS.


Solar Orbit Necklace by ThinkGeek

Solar Orbit Necklace by ThinkGeek

CYBER MONDAY DEAL: 30% off at $27.99 (normally $79.99)


The Unofficial Pokémon Go! Tracker’s Guide

The Unofficial Pokémon Go! Tracker's Guide

Because I had to include at least one item for Pokémon junkies.


Harry Potter Triwizard Cup Lamp

Harry Potter Triwizard Cup Lamp

And something for Potter fans to drool over…or under.

CYBER MONDAY DEAL! Only $34.99 (normally $49.99)


The Last Unicorn Ladies’ Tee – Navy, L

The Last Unicorn Ladies' Tee - Navy, L

I don’t know why you’d want to wear a shirt from this weird-ass disturbing children’s film. But it exists for that special someone.


Twinkling Stars Skirt – Blue, L by ThinkGeek

Twinkling Stars Skirt - Blue, L by ThinkGeek


Gremlins Gizmo Dancing Plush with Sound

Gremlins Gizmo Dancing Plush with Sound

A perfect gift for Christmas-time. Just keep away from water.


Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer Santa Traditions Statue

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer Santa Traditions Statue


Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer Fun Box Tin Tote

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer Fun Box Tin Tote

Keepsakes from the unstoppable Christmas classic.


The Twilight Zone Kanamit’s Diner Polo T-Shirt

The Twilight Zone Kanamit's Diner Polo T-Shirt


The Twilight Zone Pin Mate Set of 6 – Convention Exclusive

The Twilight Zone Pin Mate Set of 6 - Convention Exclusive

Cute and colorful Twilight Zone figurines to gaze at during commercial breaks for the upcoming Twilight Zone New Year’s Marathon.

Twenty Five Mystery Science Theater 3000 Films That Changed My Life In No Way Whatsoever

TVs Frank recounts the MST3K films that left a lasting mark on his experience with the movie riffing cult series.

 

The Jaws Log: Expanded Edition (Shooting Script)

All you’d ever want to know about Stephen Spielberg’s classic film.

Duddy In Motion Custom Prints

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Image from duddyinmotion.bigcartel.com

Before we wrap things up, I must give a shout out to my friend Dustin Pace who does amazing custom prints from current and classic horror films, like the above piece from The VVITCH. Click here to see his work. 

Well that concludes our guide for the must-have holiday geek gifts from 2016. You can click here for more ideas from our 2015 edition, and be sure to check out our lists of best music box sets and Blu-ray gift suggestions as well.

Be sure to check back over the next week as I’ll be updating with any Black Friday or Cyber Monday deals!

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