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Offbeat Christmas Gifts Part II

Adam Miller

Offbeat Christmas Gifts Part II

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas. No seriously. It’s that time of year, and you may still be searching for the perfect gift for those goofy friends in your life. So it’s time to take a trip down pop culture lane and find some gifts that are as oddly awesome as they are. We’ll help you get started:

Build On Brick Mug - Metallic

1. Build On Brick Mug

Who doesn’t love Legos? This wonderful mug is Lego compatible so you can build your creations right off of it. It’s perfect way to add some creativity to the morning routine. For the man child in your life (emphasis on child).  Buy it here: http://www.thinkgeek.com/interests/exclusives/

 

8-Bit Light-Up Menorah

 

 

 

 

 

2. 8-Bit Light up Menorah

I know this is a list of Christmas gifts, but why be exclusive? Get something for the Jewish geek in your life. It’s inspired by old school 8-bit video games and looks pretty sweet to be honest. Why not nerd out while sharing in some holiday cheer with your friends of other faiths? Buy it here: http://coolstuffdude.com/8-bit-light-up-menorah/

death star tea infuser

3. Death Star Tea Infuser

Star Wars and tea? Pretty great combo if you ask me. It’s a mini-model Death Star and Imperial fighter. With Episode 7 in theaters this holiday season, it’s the perfect time for this gift. Buy it here: http://www.thinkgeek.com/product/ed08/

the hobbit: pocket edition

4. The Hobbit Pocket Sized Novel

Any Lord of the Rings fans out there? Of course there are. This book is a classic that inspired 3 films and now it fits neatly in your pocket. For the reader who always wants their favorite book by their side. Buy it here: http://www.amazon.com/The-Hobbit-Deluxe-Pocket-Edition/dp/0544045521/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top?ie=UTF8

Up House Hanging Glass Terrarium Kit

 5. Disney Pixar’s UP Hanging Terrarium

UP is one of the best and saddest kid’s movies ever made. This miniature model is a  great decoration piece to remind you of one of Pixar’s greatest achievements. The amount of detail in it is crazy. Buy it here:  http://www.aliexpress.com/store/product/DIY-Glass-Ball-Doll-House-Model-Building-Kits-Wooden-Mini-Handmade-Miniature-Dollhouse-Toy-Birthday-Gift/631937_2031135186.html

 

Flux Capacitor USB Car Charger

 7. Flux Capacitor USB Car Charger

“Back to the Future” is a classic. Even if you haven’t seen the movies, you’ve probably heard of the flux capacitor. A car charger normally wouldn’t be a great gift, but this one? It’s a pretty great gift and it gives you the excuse to excessively quote the movie while you’re driving. Buy it here: http://www.thinkgeek.com/product/1dbd/

Monsters in America Map

 

8. Monsters in America Map

For the monster lover in your life. A handy guide to all the urban legends in America and where they come from. Ever wonder what state the Mothman might live in? Well now you don’t have to anymore. It might not help you in the hunt for Bigfoot, but it’s still pretty fun. Buy it here: http://www.hogislandpress.com/product/monster-map

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9. What If: Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions

We all have the friend who asks way too many weird questions. Next time they throw some weird hypothetical your way, tell them to just look it up. Let science explain it instead of you. Buy it here: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/what-if-serious-scientific-answers-to-absurd-hypothetical-questions-randall-munroe/1118864093

Litographs - Entire Books on T-Shirts

10. Litographs

Entire books printed onto t-shirts. It’s trendy, it’s weird and it’s got a sick design. Book lovers will be into this gift. Just don’t try to read the whole novel off the shirt. You’re going to have a bad time if you try that one. Buy it here: http://www.litographs.com/collections/t-shirts

R2D2 Measuring Cups

11. R2D2 Measuring Cups

This is for cooking in (geek) style. Measuring cups styled after the best character in Star Wars. (You can argue me on that if you like but it’s true). Perfect for making your pre-Episode 7 treats. Buy it here: http://www.thinkgeek.com/product/11be/

Giant Robot Slippers with Sound

12. Giant Robot Slippers

Let your inner child loose. Stomp around the house in your giant robot boots. This one is as ridiculous and impractical as it is fantastic. The perfect gift for your goofball friends. Buy it here: http://www.thinkgeek.com/product/153b/

 

Adam is a senior journalism communications major whose interests include vinyl collecting and ultimate frisbee.

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