10 Valentine's Day Gifts for the Geek in Your Life

 
 
By Nathan Eddy  |  Posted 2015-02-12
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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    10 Valentine's Day Gifts for the Geek in Your Life

    by Nathan Eddy
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    2 - Flux Capacitor USB Car Charger, DeLorean Not Included ($24.99)
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    Flux Capacitor USB Car Charger, DeLorean Not Included ($24.99)

    Great Scott! It's not quite the same as the time-travel gizmo from Back to the Future, but this port can charge two iPhones at once and that beautiful Flux Capacitor light sequence we all know and love is front and center. As a bonus, the flexible arm pivots up and down so you can better customize it to best fit your vehicle's power port placement.
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    3 - The Science of a Good Scotch ($29.99)
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    The Science of a Good Scotch ($29.99)

    Made of borosilicate glass and stainless steel, this is the ultimate mad mixologist gift—just add alcohol. The Chemist's Cocktail Kit includes a graduated Erlenmeyer flask decanter, six graduated test tubes, a glass stirring rod, stainless steel shaker with strainer and a powder-coated steel rack. Why? Because science!
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    4 - Touch Mini Boombox Speaker Brings the Bass ($29.99)
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    Touch Mini Boombox Speaker Brings the Bass ($29.99)

    The perfect prelude to a romantic evening could be made by giving your loved one this 4-ounce, ultra-portable speaker, which recharges with a micro USB cable and works with virtually any smartphone or MP3 player—just pop the device into the side of the speaker and presto—instant amplification.
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    5 - Retro Gamer Cuff Links for Men Who Play ($49.94)
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    Retro Gamer Cuff Links for Men Who Play ($49.94)

    Relive the glory of hunting ducks or searching for the first princess in your life with these retro cuff links. Enamel-plated, the cuff links feature a bullet back closure and are approximately three-quarter inch in diameter. They are the perfect blend of style and Super Mario Bros. for the gaming aficionado in your life.
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    6 - Light Up a Radioactive Elements Glowing Coaster Set ($19.99)
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    Light Up a Radioactive Elements Glowing Coaster Set ($19.99)

    Featuring the atomic number and isotopic mass of the most stable or common isotope for their respective radioactive elements, these pressure-sensitive coasters light up when you put your drink on them. The set of four comes in a box with the radioactivity-warning symbol, and yes, this time batteries are included.
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    7 - Play With Pictures with Word Dominoes ($18.27)
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    Play With Pictures with Word Dominoes ($18.27)

    Thousands of combinations can be made with this genius combination of dominoes and Scrabble—it's a great way to challenge your other half. This creative new twist on two old favorites invites players to create words and phrases by linking images. Boasting 42 durable dominoes, 84 images and unlimited connections, it's the ultimate gift for a word nerd.
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    8 - From the Gatekeeper to the Keymaster ($35.00)
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    From the Gatekeeper to the Keymaster ($35.00)

    Who you gonna call (with your ghost trap phone case)? These Ghostbusters ghost trap smartphone cases are available for iPhone versions 4 through 6/6 Plus, as well as for Samsung Galaxy S3, S4 and S5. Cases come in snap and tough models, so they're fully functional, and they boast a brilliant design concept—just don't cross the streams, Egon.
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    9 - Build Your Own House of Love With Lego Architecture ($159)
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    Build Your Own House of Love With Lego Architecture ($159)

    Who ever liked using the instructions anyway? Build skyscrapers, museums, dream homes—you name it. The architecture buff in your life is guaranteed to get a major kick out of this white set of more than 1,200 Lego bricks. Plus, the package comes with a gorgeously designed book that can provide inspiration and would make a solid gift of its own. Get ready to help someone unleash their inner Gehry.
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    10 - Keep Your Partner on the Right Path With a Compass ($39.99)
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    Keep Your Partner on the Right Path With a Compass ($39.99)

    You know that you are your partner's true north, but perhaps he or she is likely to get lost from time to time. What better gift than a steampunk sundial, latitude finder and compass all rolled into one device? Made of antiqued brass with a heavy-duty brown leather band, the Navitron compass has a locking button. When your baby has finally found home, all of the features, including sundial and angular latitude arm, fold flat for a compact look.
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    You Didn't Forget Your Mother, Did You?

    You're supposed to remember your mom for ALL the holidays, but Valentine's Day is a particularly opportune time to express your love and gratitude for the person who brought you into this world. These python-embossed cases for the iPad Mini ($125) or iPad 2 and 3 ($145) can be personalized with Mom's initials so it's uniquely hers. They come in three sunny shades: mint, yellow and coral.
 

Flowers are so old fashioned, and they never last as long as you'd like. So with Valentine's Day fast approaching—don't forget it like you did last year— we've assembled a list of nerdtastic gifts aimed at the one you share your sci-fi marathons with. With all the candy, cards, champagne and fancy dinners, Valentine's Day is the ultimate Hallmark holiday aimed at busting your budget, so we've kept a lid on gift expenses with our selection of stylish, clever and unique gifts that won't put you in the red this weekend, even if you are surrounded by red roses and heart balloons. From retro cuff links to python-embossed iPad covers, portable Bluetooth speakers and super addictive board games, we've got you covered this Valentine's Day. We say, why not think outside the box when it comes to love—especially if it's an awesome box of Legos for the architecture aficionado in your life? We've also included a gift for Mom because, well, you should have been thinking about something to get her already, right?

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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