Have you ever read a gift guide and thought Oh! the person I’m shopping for is exactly that type of person, maybe they’ll have something that the person would enjoy. Only to be greatly disappointed by how lackluster and generic the gift guide actually was. Just me?
No, I know I’m not alone.
I’ve pulled together some websites that have amazing ideas to inspire you to find that perfect gift for young geeks. I won’t list specific items because I don’t know your people as well as you do. Instead, I’ll provide links to bestseller pages, gift shops, and other helpful resources.
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Gift Guide for Young Geeks
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This magazine franchise for animal lovers has something for everyone 0-12 years old. Zoobooks is for kids ages 6-12, Zootles for kids 3-6, and Zoobies for kids 0-3.
Zoobooks claim “award-winning photos and amazing illustrations captivate kids. The articles are packed with interesting, kid-friendly information. Teachers recommend Zoobooks because of the quality but also the fact that kids love animals and are highly motivated to read more about them.”
If a magazine is close, but your young geek is not the animal lover, check out these other children’s magazines at DiscountMag.com.
ISeeMe.com “offers high-quality gifts that have been featured nationally in People, In Touch and Parents magazines as unique gifts for newborns and young children.”
There is something here for everyone, literally. From the Super Kid personalized book to the personalized matching card games, all the children will love these gifts.
Want something for an older recipient too? They have you covered! Check out the personalized ornaments, coloring books, and books for adults too! My favorite is the Disney/Marvel tab with great stories waiting to be personalized and read.
“Whether you’re an experienced cosplayer, an amateur cosplayer, or just a fan of anime and manga, you can be sure that you will find characters and costumes at our store that will help you make your cosplaying dreams a reality.”
X-Coser has more than 5 thousand different items. The measurements page is really handy for custom orders too! Give the gift of the best costumes and accessories in town this year. You’ll only have to ask which character to pick.
Green Man Gaming
I simply love their value statement. “We are a fiercely independent force of nature. A company of freaks and geeks bonded by blood, sweat, and tears. Worshipping at the altar of the gaming gods, we drink beer and hug dogs. Fuelled by an unhealthy obsession to bring the magic of games to everyone. We vanquish mediocrity and get shit done. We spread the word of our belief to the world. Because life is better with games. We are rebels with a cause. We are Green Man Gaming.“
If you need a game for the PC, Mac, or PlayStation 4 console, then Green Man Gaming has you covered with the latest games, pre-ordering, and older titles as well. I even found a computer game originally released in 1991!
Check out the great savings on best-selling games at Green Man Gaming
GamersGate is “the leading digital distribution platform for PC and Mac games creating easily accessible gaming experiences for gamers worldwide – anytime, anywhere… With the largest catalog of games available for download on the web (currently over 6,000), GamersGate offers a strong selection of AAA publishers and a dynamic variety of niche and indie publishers.”
The kids’ section at GamersGate is much wider and easier to pick out safer options for the much younger gamers.
Whether you are a teacher, daycare operator, homeschooling family, or parent of multiple children, this site will prove invaluable. Heck, I have one child (for now) and I still see so much value in bookmarking this resource!
Check out the steep discounts on the clearance. See if the furniture you need replacing is best purchased here. Are there any areas of genius that you want to encourage more growth in your child? The curriculum materials can help you with that.
There are multiple ways of knocking the purchase price down and obtaining free shipping. Note the 110% price match guarantee too. If you find a better price somewhere else, they will beat that price by 10%. Amazing!
“CafePress is the world’s best online gift shop. With over one billion items, our purpose is to bring our customers’ passions to life by helping them express themselves and connect with others through unique designs and products.
Our massive array of designs are crowdsourced from a global community of more than two million independent designers. Our platform also offers the ability for customers to create their own individualized products, providing infinite possibilities. We have partnerships with major entertainment properties such as Marvel, Warner Brothers, 20th Century Fox, ABC, CBS, Peanuts, and Pixar, which allows customers to celebrate beloved brands.”
CafePress has gifts targeting various hobbies, favorite t.v. shows, and movies under different price points that you can set. The ideas are limitless but take a look through the gift section for some great ideas for your young geeks.
If these suggested websites don’t get you inspired on what the perfect gift is for your geeky kid, then I would wonder how well you may know this child. Honestly, children don’t “have it all” already. Even if yours did. I’d put money down that a technology-free activity with you is just what any kid wants. Ask them to teach you their favorite game. Make memories together. They will last a whole heck of a lot longer than any of these other gifts ever will.