Geeky gifts for the holidays, new year, and beyond
Written by Sarah Woloski:
Useful geek gifts last far past the holiday season. You can wear them, cook with them, read them, or travel with them throughout the year. Here are four items I recommend for the stylish geek in your life for the holiday season and beyond!
Po-Zu Shoes pride themselves on ethically-sourced materials. They are sustainable and extremely comfortable to boot! I first found out about Po-Zu through cosplay groups on Facebook, where we discovered that Daisy Ridley’s Rey wears mid-calf brown Po-Zu boots in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. The company has since acquired the Star Wars license and created some amazing Star Wars-inspired collections for men, women, and children. Though the shoes ship from the U.K. and prices are in British pounds, don’t let that dissuade you. I live in Los Angeles, and the shoes only took three days from *click* *buy* on my browser to arrive at my doorstep with free shipping. Those Han Solo Sneakers are going to look mighty good on my husband!
This year the advent calendar craze has taken over Instagram! People are unboxing LEGO advent calendars, chocolate advent calendars, and something new from Target: 12 Days of Socks! These are available for men, women, and children in all different fandoms. Harry Potter, Star Wars, Disney Princesses, Marvel, Game of Thrones, the list goes on. It’s the gift that keeps on giving because for 12 days you can open a new present. Who doesn’t love surprises every day? It is the perfect gift for any geek in your life.
Do you have a Harry Potter fan in your life? Do they already have T-shirts and wands and Funko Pops? Well, now you can surprise them with House-appropriate spatulas, aprons, and kitchen towels from Williams Sonoma! House crest cookie cutters and pancake molds also make great gifts for the baker. We all love new kitchen tools! Now if only you could wave your wand and have sparkling clean dishes.
With Walt Disney’s Mary Poppins Returns arriving in theaters this holiday season, new clothing collections and T-shirts are popping up everywhere. My favorite is the new Mary Poppins collection on HotTopic.com. It’s designed by Her Universe and contains everyday cosplay items including a white and red “Jolly Holiday” dress, a fantastic navy coat with capelet, and smart red shoes with pristine white spats. It really is a practically perfect completion to that Jolly Holiday Mary Poppins cosplay you’ve been creating.
Because all of these gifts are useful, you can gift them not just over the holidays, but throughout the new year. May the Force Be With Your Choice!
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