The Ultimate Christmas Loot Guide For Geeks [2016]

The Ultimate Christmas Loot Guide For Geeks [2016]

Once again, the tireless bargain hunters at Lifehacker have trawled the depths of the internet to find you the best geeky gifts for Christmastime. Whether you’re shopping for a gamer, a film buff, an avid reader or a pop culture fanatic, you’re going to find plenty of gems in this epic loot guide which covers every budget. We’ve also included online shopping links for all 60+ products.

The following geek goodies have been sourced from a variety of online stores with prices starting at just $4. Some products are only available from international sellers, but you should still get them in time for Christmas if you order in the next few days.

You should also keep an eye out for special holiday promotions in each store. For example, ThinkGeek is offering 20% off orders over $40 (use the discount code ‘SEASON’) as well as free international shipping for orders over $150 (use the discount code ‘GIFTYSHIPALL’.) Red Bubble is knocking 10% off for new members. And so on and so forth.

We’ve endeavored to link to the cheapest stores for each product (including shipping), but you might be able to find a better deal if you hunt around. Happy shopping!

$4 – $25

Pacman Stapler [$4]

If you’re looking for a secret santa gift that your co-worker can actually use, look no further.

Catwoman Dorbz Vinyl Figure [$4]

Doctor Who TARDIS Lighted Ornament [$10]

The Doctor Who TV Christmas special has become a traditional part of the holidays for geeks the world over, which makes this the perfect gift idea. You can also get Dalek and Cybermen variants.

Star Wars Accordion Sunshade [$US10]

Doctor Who River Song’s TARDIS Journal [US$12]

Doctor Who

Critical Hit D20 Mug [$15]

Nintendo Power Glove Oven Mitt [US$15]

Super Mario Bros. Heat Change Mug [$15]

Die Hard: The Authorized Coloring and Activity Book [$15]

Build-On Brick Mug [$18]

Sony GCM10 Game Control Mount [$19]


The Pokemon Cookbook : Easy & Fun Recipes [$19]

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Mad Max: Fury Road Blu-Ray – Black & Chrome Edition [$20]

Masters of the Universe – Skeletor Figure Building Set [$20]

Alien “Big Chap” Bank [US$23]

Teach kids the importance of saving money while also giving them nightmares. The sculpt is based on the original Xenomorph from the 1979 horror film Alien, complete with the creepy skull details you barely see in the movie.

Star Wars: Vader Down [$23]

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Minecraft Light-Up Torch [US$25]



Game Of Thrones [$25]

Game Of Thrones

Star Wars Han and Leia Bathroom Hand Towels [US$25]

Star Wars

Amazing Fantastic Incredible: A Marvelous Memoir by Stan Lee [$25]

Stan “The Man” Lee (the co-creator of Spider-Man, Hulk, Fantastic 4, The Avengers and countless other super heroes) gets the biography treatment in graphic novel form. ‘Nuff said!

Console Wars by Blake J Harris [$25]

Console Wars

Hang Out With Your Krang Out T-Shirt [$26]

Star Wars Sarlacc Toilet Decals [$27]


Empire Of Imagination by Michael Witner [$28]

Cosplay World [$28]

‘What If Zelda Was A Girl?’ t-shirt [$29]

written about this t-shirt before

Canned Dragon Meat [US$30]

AT-AT and Ewok Dog Costumes [$30], [$36]

The Big Bad Book of Bill Murray by Robert Schnakenberg [$30]

Say What Again! T-Shirt [$30]

Creativity Inc. by Ed Catmull [$31]

Jim Henson’s Labyrinth Artist Tribute [$31]


Poké Ball Serving Bowl Set [$35]

Adventure Time: The Official Cookbook [$35]

Makin’ pancakes, makin’ bacon pancakes!

Doctor Who Deluxe 12′ Scarf [$35]

Star Wars Rogue One: The Ultimate Visual Guide [$36]

20 Years of Tomb Raider [$37]

Yes, the Tomb Raider franchise really has been going for 20 years. (If you were around for the first installment; yes, you really are that old!) This deluxe 360-page hardback book charts the rise, fall and rise of Lara Croft across gaming and pop culture.

Playing with Power: Nintendo NES Classics [$37]

Star Wars Concept [$40]

Wonder Woman: A Celebration of 75 Years [$45]

Game Art by Matt Sainsbury [$46]

R2D2 Teapot [$48]

Alien: The Weyland-Yutani Report [$49]

This clever book presents itself as an official Weyland-Yutani document (AKA the sinister mega-corporation that pulls strings from behind the scenes in the Alien franchise.) It contains extensive information on the characters, locations, vehicles, and weapons from the movies, along with an in-depth breakdown of the Xenomorph’s life cycle – all written completely straight as if all this stuff really happened.

A Game of Thrones: The Illustrated Edition [$49]

The first book in George R R Martin’s A Song Of Ice And Fire saga now comes in an illustrated edition. There are 73 black-and-white illustrations, plus eight colour plates by various artists.


Art of Atari [$50]

Space Invaders Game Screenshot Printed Rug [$50]

Monopoly – The Legend of Zelda Collector’s Edition [$57]


Black Milk pop culture collections [From $60]

Twinkling Stars Skirt [US$60]

This cute skirt contains over 250 tiny LEDs that sparkle like stars. For the stargazer in your life.


LEGO Ghostbusters Ecto-1 [$70]

Monopoly Game Of Thrones Collector’s Edition [$78]

GRRM Leggings [$80]

Game Of Thrones

The Legend of Zelda Collectors Edition Chess [$98]

Remember Zelda? She’s back. In Chess form.

Yumi Ashigaru Stormtrooper Star Wars Action Figure [US$86]

Ever wondered what a Star Wars stormtrooper transported to Feudal Japan would look like? Wonder no longer! This fully articulated action figure boasts a range of weapons and stands an impressive eight inches tall.

Nintendo Entertainment System: NES Classic Edition [$99]

This is the holy grail Christmas gift of 2016. A worldwide units shortage coupled with online sales snafus has made this console frustratingly difficult to get hold of. Target will apparently be selling new stock this Monday. You can find additional buying tips here.


Yellow Submarine LEGO [$140]


Swann Sky Ranger 720p Video Drone [$159]

The Xtreem SkyRanger Video Drone is suitable for both indoor and outdoor use and shoots video at 720p, giving you a bird’s eye view of flights on your smartphone. Here are the features and specs.

BB-8 App-Enabled Droid by Sphero [$179]

Kylo Ren Force FX Deluxe Lightsaber Replica [$199]

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Star Wars R5-J2 Imperial Astromech Droid 1/6 Scale [$248]

Death Star Levitating Bluetooth Speaker [$249]

A Tiny Death Star Is the Only Reason You Should Buy a Levitating Speaker


Pip-Boy: Deluxe Bluetooth Edition [US$350]

Star Wars Art: Ralph McQuarrie [$365]

A deluxe coffee table book of original concept art for a little indie flick you may have heard of.

ZeroTech Dobby Pocket Selfie Drone [$486]

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Life-size R2-D2 [US$$7450]


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