Advanced search

whose dh is a geek? what are you buying him for christmas?

(20 Posts)
Whenisitmysleepytime Wed 12-Oct-11 13:07:35

dh is a massive geek.
we're talking computer games, comics, warhammer etc.

i am totally stuck as to what to buy him for christmas.
any ideas?

also it has to be on a budget of less than £40 as maternity leave has not been kind to the bank balance!

ToothlessHag Wed 12-Oct-11 14:56:05

so far ive got DH a tshirt from they have quite a lot of geeky tshirts. Will probably get him a tv series or a video game as well. Im on the sameish budget as you are

Tanif Wed 12-Oct-11 15:11:48

There's a new Star Wars video game due out on 22nd December that DP has been strongly hinting about. Might be worth getting him that? Zavvi have it for £32ish.

ToothlessHag Wed 12-Oct-11 15:38:24

oh also arkham city is coming out. That looks pretty good, DH is hinting at that.

Whenisitmysleepytime Wed 12-Oct-11 16:01:21

Yeah - he has t-shirts from threadless and arkham is already on his list.

Our dh's all seem quite similar hmm glad I'm not the only one with a massive geek at home! smile

chirpchirp Wed 12-Oct-11 21:02:33

I've got my DH this
which I think is double geeky wink.

KinkyDorito Wed 12-Oct-11 21:06:14

Got him Lego mindstorms last year, but that cost a bomb.

This year,so far, I've got a Bigtrak

And I've took a chance on some graphic novels I don't think he's read. I need to get my thinking cap on. I've spent the evening looking at t-shirts with Cthulu or Science slogans on them. Fun times.

I will be watching this with interest.

HidingInTheBathroom Wed 12-Oct-11 21:10:58

I once got my DH a Fred dibnah DVD about steam engines. I find it extremely boring

chirpchirp Wed 12-Oct-11 21:12:06

How about this lovely cthulhu christmas jumper!! kinky :P

KinkyDorito Wed 12-Oct-11 21:21:17


I want to live in America now as they have the best stuff. I've been looking for a pair of these for DD but the shipping on them costs more than the bloody slippers! (Check the zombie slippers out too.) I've found some in this country, but they are £40 with shipping which I think is a lot for novelty footwear.

StarryEyedMama Wed 12-Oct-11 21:47:20

Just brought DP a t-shirt from ebay with "Keep Calm and Kill Zombies" on it - I'm sure he'll love it. Not sure what on earth I'm gonna get to get with it, thinking maybe a GPS thing for when he goes out mountain biking.

KinkyDorito Thu 13-Oct-11 07:28:01

Starry Where is the T-shirt from - I like that!

inmysparetime Thu 13-Oct-11 07:35:31

I'm getting mine a periodic table shower curtain from Firebox (all round purveyor of all manner of geeky stuff)
DH is such a geek that in a software company, his boss got him a mug reading "office geek" - that's like "king of the geeks" given the general geekiness in the officegrin

StarryEyedMama Thu 13-Oct-11 21:39:45

KinkyDorito got it from ebay: here , also got him this one too: here

Just did a quick search for Zombie slippers and found these are they any good? May get some for DP but don't want to scare DS!

groak Thu 13-Oct-11 22:20:11

I got DH phaidons atlas of contemporary architecture last year, this..

this year he's getting the follow up, this....


twolittledarlings Thu 13-Oct-11 23:00:03

Have a look at this website. Loads of ideas for all sorts of men. I quite like a few of the items and some are really useful.

TheJiminyConjecture Fri 14-Oct-11 10:11:20

I got this for my DH's birthday. He loves it [nerd]

Star Wars Robe

clairefromsteps Fri 14-Oct-11 21:55:04

OP, if your DH likes Warhammer, he might also like D&D. There is a D&D Starter Box in the shops now for about £20 I think. Ideal if he's not played it before. If he played it in the 80s, he might like the new D&D 4E Essentials books that are out. Or the Pathfinder Beginner Box that's being released on the 1st November.

All are on Amazon. Sorry, I may be a geek, but I can't do links.....

BestLaidPlans Fri 14-Oct-11 22:22:55

Whole host of D&D geeks to buy for here, I'm liking these shirts especially the fantasy weaponry ones. Also knitting various dice bags including a cthulhu one.

Love the falcon shirt!

CubiksRube Sat 15-Oct-11 19:25:54

I'm the geek of the family (actually, that's a lie, we're both geeks but I'm the one who likes sci fi ...).

For my birthday DP got me a replica of the 11th doctor's sonic screwdriver, which is awesome.

Other cool things ... finger puppets of Einstein, Oppenheimer etc? Can't remember where I found them but they are the cooloest things ever!

Some people love the big bang theory, some people hate it. I love it - box set?

On my list this year:

Evolution of gamers tshirt:

R2D2 ice tray! In my humble opinion it simply doesn't GET cooler than this:

Join the discussion

Registering is free, easy, and means you can join in the discussion, watch threads, get discounts, win prizes and lots more.

Register now »

Already registered? Log in with: