I always see so many things after the holidays that I wish I'd asked for before the holidays. This year was not a very geeky haul for myself (I was focused on crafting supplies), but I did gift lots of zombie-killing video games, some K'nex robot kits, and a set of robot pajamas — I even gave TechRepublic members a list of geeky gift ideas.
- An (adult) friend of mine got two different LEGO sets, including the one where Dobby saves Harry from Malfoy. I don't know if it gets geekier than LEGO Dobby. (Unrelated: Have you seen the new LEGO Ninjago series? LEGO ninjas! Now we just need LEGO zombies and we're set.)
- Oh wait! It does get geekier than LEGO Dobby. One TechRepublic reader was gifted a laptop repair manual. She's very excited about the included flow charts.
- JackofallTech received a tiny stuffed Gandolf, which really isn't quite as geeky as the binary blanket he got last year.
- Tink! gave her significant other an MMORPG pet. All the cozy of a kitten without the litter box mess.
- One member gave the gift of full access bars to his whole family by moving their access point to a more central location. Geeky and inexpensive!
- A Doctor Who disappearing Tardis mug was given to someone special. Tip: they aren't kidding when they say it is NOT dishwasher safe!
- robo-dev gave out zombie blood because it's red like Christmas.
- Hex bug sets were a geek favorite.
- HAL 9000 gave the gift of IT snark to an obnoxious client. This might be the best geek gift ever!
- Newsletter Editor felt like a geek when giving her boyfriend a USB hub. Giving it isn't nearly so geeky as asking for a USB hub!
Tell us about the geekiest gift you gave or received over the holiday season. Even better — send your geek gift action shots to mary dot weilage at cbsinteractive dot com. (Please include who should be credited for the photo you submit.) You might get featured in a TechRepublic gallery.
A photo of one of the gifts I gave: the K'NEX Ferris Wheel. (Credit: Nicole Bremer Nash)
A photo of one of the gifts I gave: the K'NEX Stomper Robo-Battler. (Credit: Nicole Bremer Nash)
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