Face it: Gift giving is often difficult. Whether the gift is for a friend, a teacher, your grandmother or your geek boyfriend, finding the right item can be a challenge. But when it comes to buying for geeks, there is a certain category of gifts that are often appropriate. And when it comes to your geek boyfriend, there's no better way to celebrate him and his geekiness than by giving him the perfect geek gift.
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The hardest part about giving your geek boyfriend a geeky T-shirt is choosing one among the mass of available options. If he has a favourite television show, movie or video game, the task might be a bit easier. All-time favourites include "Star Wars," "Star Trek," Dungeons and Dragons, and, of course, "Dr. Who." In 2011, zombies and vampires are making their appearance on the T-shirt stage, too.
Indiana Jones Fedora (Official)
Here's the thing about geeks: Sometimes they wish they weren't geeks. Indiana Jones --- one of the most successful movie franchises of all-time --- is a character geeks can admire: smart (he is a professor, after all), self-deprecating, fearless, suave and adventurous, Dr. Jones is part-geek, part-hero. Now, an official version of the world-famous Indy fedora is available in most sizes. This gift is especially appropriate if your geek boyfriend moonlights as a Nazi-hunting archaeologist.
Classic geek board games such as Dungeons and Dragons, Axis and Allies, Risk and good old-fashioned chess are always appropriate assuming he already doesn't have a copy. Newer games, such as Settlers of Catan, Le Havre and Through the Ages, are fast becoming classics themselves. Board games also give you a chance to use your gift with your boyfriend --- and the many hours of board-game fun that will follow is a gift in itself.
Action Figures and Comic Books
Giving your geek boyfriend his favourite hero in action-figure form or buying him a favourite or long-sought comic book is cliched --- but it is cliched for a reason. Some geek gifts never get old, and if your boyfriend is an action figure or comics collector, these gifts might just do the trick. With services like eBay and craigslist, it is easier than ever to find that long-lost edition or hidden gem with a few mouse clicks --- and a credit card, of course.
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