Do you ever have days where you just want to let your geek flag fly? Maybe you’re tired of trying to act too cool for school, and you just want to nerd out for a bit with other people who share your affinity for all things geek.
Well, there’s good news: May 25 is your day. Geek Pride Day.
It’s believed to have originated in Spain in 2006, according to Wikipedia, and coincides with the 1977 release of the first Star Wars film, “A New Hope.”
If you want to commemorate the day by purchasing a gift for the endearing geek in your life, where should you start? Here are a few items that are sure to capture any nerd’s heart:
|Foursquare Mayor T-Shirt For the geeky social media addict, it doesn’t get much better than declaring you’re the mayor of … wherever by wearing this awesome T-shirt with pride. If Foursquare dubs it the “official uniform of Foursquare mayors everywhere,” you know it’s legit.|
|Multi-color iBath shower curtain “Ideal for iPhone lovers, it portrays bathroom activities as witty iPhone apps.” It’s no secret that iPhone owners are passionate about their phones, so for that person in your life, give them the gift of the comforting Apple design … no matter what they’re doing.|
|Warby Parker specs This suggestion might border on hipster, but most geeks can’t resist a great pair of black-rimmed glasses (which are all the rage right now). With options like the Thatcher and Preston, you’ll no doubt find the perfect pair for your vision-challenged friend.|
|1-UP necklace If you didn’t grow up with Super Mario, you didn’t have a real childhood. An Etsy artist has transformed the beloved “1-Up” phrase (adding a life to your character in the video game) into an adorable necklace. Go on with your game-loving self.|
|Keep Calm and Troll On T-Shirt You can never have too much geek apparel, and this piece of flair is a fond reminder of the obnoxious underbelly of the Internet. Whether your friend enjoys trolling people online or IRL, this is the perfect way to celebrate annoying the you-know-what out of people.|
|Anything by LEGODo you really need an excuse to build the Imperial Shuttle, the iconic Star Wars vehicle, out of LEGOs? This particular set includes five minifigures of Darth Vadar, Luke Skywalker and more. And while it is a bit pricey, you can purchase it through Fat Wallet and get 1.5% cash back.|
|Floppy disk mini notebook I’m definitely old enough to remember these cumbersome gadgets that were used to save Word files and the like before flash drives came around. It’s only natural that the creatively-inclined would help breathe new life into them by transforming them into practical notebooks. Full of nostalgia, they’re sure to transport the nerd in your life to a simpler time.|
This is a very short list in a world full of possibilities. How do you plan to celebrate Geek Pride Day?
This is a guest post from Erica Moss. Erica is the social media outreach coordinator for the online MSN program at Georgetown University, which has one of the nation’s leading nurse midwife programs. She also loves exploring NYC, photography and meeting new people in her free time.