A Geek Girl’s Gift-Giving Guide

This year, do the holidays right. Get your geeky gal the perfect gift, and avoid the pitfalls that will land you in the doghouse this holiday (not only is it cold, the WiFi reception sucks out there).

I love this time of year. I love the holidays. I love the hustle and bustle and clamor of my fellow shoppers. I love pinpointing just the right gift for everyone on my list. I’m in my prime right now.

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My husband, on the other hand…

Lord knows I love the man, but he is not (not!) allowed to shop unattended because last Christmas, my one and only, the love of my life, thought it was a great idea to buy me…

(ya’ll ain’t ready for this one)

…a vacuum cleaner and a carpet steamer.

Boom. That just happened.

Don’t be that guy — shop smart. 

This holiday season, buy this, not that, and don’t get caught out there as your gift-giving efforts go awry.

Aprons

Surprisingly, an apron can be a valid gift, but

Don’t buy something that belongs in granny’s closet.

Frump.

Do check this out —

Much better.

Don’t gift your culinary goddess something that’s as played out as those “sandwich” jokes. Lamesauce. Spice it up with a fun and funky variation of an old classic and help her keep clean and cute as she ventures through the kitchen. 

 ($85 at DarlingAmy)

 

Baby Carriers

Hands-free time is a Godsend for moms. With all of the options out there, the world of carriers can be difficult to navigate. Seriously!

But don’t get something as ridiculous as this. Not now. Not ever. Not for anyone. 

What the what?

How about treating the humorous mom to something, oh, I don’t know, less upsetting?

We can work with this

($65 at NaturallyCraftyShop)

 
Planning a Proposal?

Now is prime time to get swept up in romantic grandeur and *gasp* pop the question. No pressure, no pressure, BUT for the bride-to-be who lives life on the edge, forgo the usual engagement ring, and opt for function over form:

POW!

I’m just sayin’, you never know when skulls may need a’crackin’.

 

Woo Her

Speaking of romance (or something like it)…

Pro-tip: there are better ways to hint at wanting a one-on-one tryst than stuffing both of your bodies into one pair of underoos. No, seriously, there are.

Skip these:

Splurge on this sexy, formfitting little number for your superwoman:

Va-Va-Voom!

Don’t worry — you (probably) won’t look like a creeper. Unless you are a creeper. That’s outside of my realm of expertise. Sorry.

 ($39.99 at Superherostuff)

 

 For Fitness Buffs

Nowadays, most folks are into fitness or want to be so inclined. Still, it is probably not the best idea to surprise your sweetie with a gym membership, nor is it the most creative. So skip that, and wow her with this:

This is what I figure

Hooping is a huge fitness trend, and far more engaging than slaving away on the treadmill. I believe in doing things in style, and damn if this ain’t style. 

($225 at LEDCreations)

 

 

 


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