Giving Gratitude to our Geeky Genes: Fifteen Father’s Day Gift Ideas
Father’s Day is just around the corner, and if you’re anything like me you’ve yet to actually purchase your dad a gift. To help get you kick-started, and maybe give you a few gift ideas along the way, here are fifteen (geeky) Father’s Day gift ideas.
If you’re looking for something simple, then how about giving him a wooden mustache keychain. Let him always keep a reminder of you with him wherever he goes (along with a reminder of the awesomeness of moustaches).
If your dad likes the feeling of the great outdoors to accompany his coffee drinking experiences, he may enjoy this rustic mug. Sure to make any father feel super manly in the mornings. And to go with his mug you could get him…
… this ”I Like Dad” mug cozy. Then not only will your father feel all macho whilst drinking his morning brew, but he won’t burn himself while he’s at it!
Set phasers to “wow!” and show your father he really is the captain of your household with this Captain Kirk Star Trek Bathrobe. (If your father’s more of a Spock, Uhura, or Scotty, those versions of this bathrobe are available as well.)
I guess you really can’t argue that Darth Vader is, hands down, the most famous father in all movie history, so it goes without saying that there is an abundance of Vader gear catered towards Father’s Day. If this is dad’s first Father’s Day, why not gift him with a matching Darth Vader T-shirt and baby outfit for him and his little tyke. And speaking of Darth Vader…
There are plenty of homemade Darth Vader Father’s Day cards floating around the interwebs. Most of the cards emphasize how your dad totally rocks in comparison to Vader, which – unless your father goes around choking people with the power of his mind – is most likely true. All three of these cards are currently being sold on Etsy (and can be found here, here, and here).
Does your dad love imps, dragons, beheadings, twincest, and cooking? Well here’s the perfect cookbook for him. The Unofficial Game of Thrones Cookbook contains the greatest recipes in all of Westeros! And, of course, your Dad can’t be a successful cook without…
… a Dexter Apron! Perfect for all his killing needs- uh, cooking. I meant cooking needs.
A shirt for only the geekiest of dads. Let him show off to his his fellow geeks that he’s a proud dad with this “Dad” binary t-shirt. Best suited for geeks who don’t mind answering the age old question “What does your shirt mean?” multiple times in the same day.
Is your dad always stuck in office meetings? Can he never seem to get away from work? Well why not give him one (or all three) of these Geek Insignia Ties. That way he can bring his geekery to work with him.
How about getting him one of these three Geek Dad books? There’s Geeky Projects, Aspiring Mad Scientists, and Guide to Weekend Fun. Best suited for any geeky father with an equally geeky family; otherwise it may get a little trying every time dad tries to show off his newest creation at the dinner table.
Okay, yes, another Vader gift, but it’s too precious to pass up. Any father would be lucky to be bequeathed this Darth Vader and Son book from his own son for Father’s Day. Let’s just hope it doesn’t contain a page where little Luke loses his hand at an outing to the zoo with his Pop.
If you’re looking for a more practical gift for your father, a Batman Money Clip might do the trick. Just think how handy it will be storing all of his cash, and how much easier it will be for him to find said cash the next time you ask to borrow some.
Feel like splurging on a Father’s Day gift for your dad this year? Then consider getting him this ultra cool Uzi Protector Watch. Not only will it make him look like a complete badass, but it features tritium illumination as well. Let the inner techno/chemistry geek in your dad run wild.
REALLY want to spoil your dad this Father’s Day? Well then get him this pair of QuietComfort Noise Canceling headphones. Running at $299.95, these puppies will fit snuggly on his ears and eliminate the distractions of the world around him for many years to come.
This guest post was put together by Julia – thanks!