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9 Valentine Gift Ideas to Bring Out the Geek in You

Valentine’s is all about recognizing the uniqueness of your significant other — after all, there’s only one of them, and that’s what drew you two together in the first place! We’ve scoured the Internet for ideas on how best to mix the celebration with our love of knowledge in all its aspects and, so far, we’ve arranged these ideas in different academic themes.

Some of the objects we’ve run into, however, didn’t make the lists as they don’t fall squarely into a single field. Just like our better halves, they are unique, we like them very much, and the celebration just wouldn’t be the same without them. So here are the coolest, geekiest Valentine gift ideas that were just too themselves to fit in our well-ordered lists.

Posters

That old-timey recruitment poster is still strong in these posters, and they’re bound to light a little spark of adventure whenever your boo sees them — an adventure they’ll love to take you along for. Extra V-points if you pair the “Empire needs you” poster with a Darth Vader mask. One that you’re wearing, of course.

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  Explorers wanted                                                Empire poster                                               Surveyors Wanted

Einlove!

Show them how you feel with Banksy’s “Love is the answer” poster, feat. Einstein. Available in different sizes.

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Deep sea diver

Just look how adorable this guy is. The perfect gift to ensure your tea-loving SO is thinking about you with every cup of brew — and to bring a chuckle to their cheeks. Other models are available, this is just my favorite one.

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Put the Moon in the palm of their hand

Love makes you do silly things — things like promising your paramour you’ll bring the moon down in the palm of their hand. Obviously, since it’s so far out there (pun intended) that nobody actually expects it to happen. It’s just a nice, sweet nothing to be shared among lovers.

But just how awesome of a Valentine will you be when you actually do it? Cosmically awesome! Take the Moon lamp put the moon in your date’s hand.

 

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And the stars at their fingertips

The second part of the “moon and stars”, this chart will both look awesome and educate. Can’t beat that combo. It’s quite big, so it would probably work best if you can set it up beforehand. So if you’re living with your Valentine (lucky you) or if you can otherwise prepare the chart before the big night, present them with the moon first and sweep them off their feet with the stars when they least expect it — once everyone’s back home.

Oh, also, it’s handmade.

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Encyclopedia Prehistorica

It’s not all about looking up at the sky. Sometimes, our better halves are happier when digging through the mud in search of behemoths long gone. Those are pretty rare halves, but everybody loves dinosaurs. So save your washing machine the trouble and keep their interest occupied with the wonderfully whimsical Encyclopedia Prehistorica, a pop-up book of our long-extinct favorites.

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Beanying bad

TV-show enthusiasts will appreciate this quote that they can wear, and you’ll be happy knowing their ears are always properly warmed wherever their chemistry professor leads them!

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Make sure they never feel blue

With the BioGlo. Filled with thousands of non-toxic, bioluminescent dino(flagellates), this aquarium will emit natural blue light when swirled. Nurture them together and your Valentine won’t ever have to brave the dark of nights alone! Keep in mind that the dinos themselves will be shipped separately (as they are living organisms) at no additional cost, after you receive the aquarium.

Bioglo.

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Coffee with a twist

Sadly, we all have to wake up and go to work eventually — so make sure your special someone always enjoys their morning coffee with this Beaker mug. Peer-reviewed flavor guaranteed!Beaker mug.

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15 Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas for Doctors and Medical staff

If your Valentine is a doctor or training to be one, but you still have no idea what to get him/her, here are a few suggestions:

1. Medical design pens and post-its

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In a hospital or clinic’s turmoil, pens are lost every day. Nurses and doctors fight over the remaining ones all the time. Make sure your loved one has a particular writing tool, that stands out and impresses everyone from the practice. It might not seem like a big or important gift, but rest assured: they will be forever thankful.

2. Funny Mug for Vets 

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Let’s not forget that veterinarians are doctors as well. Or should I say ‘dogtors’? This mug surely makes me giggle every time I see it.

3. Anatomy coaster set

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Medical employees tend to be clean freaks, let’s be honest. Make sure this year that you will score some points by showing that you care about the furniture by buying a set of coasters.

4. Brain hat

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This brainy knitted hat is the most awesome way your SO will be warm and comfortable. Let’s not mention it’s funny as hell.

5. Unisex Galaxy Print Glow in the Dark V-Neck Scrub 

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Make your loved one feel the universe is there for them. Reach for the stars even in gloomy days with an awesome scrub that glows in the dark.

6. Prescription wine glasses

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We all need from time to time to relax. Even doctors.

7. Silver Lifeline Pulse EKG Heartbeat Charm Necklace

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Women like jewelry but they love jewelry with a message. Saving lives is her purpose. She will adore this gift, as it will make her feel you truly get her.

8. Doctor Wine Holder 

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Doctor figurines that are there for you and hold the booze, too. What can be more romantic than spending Valentine’s day with your loved one and this little guy?

9. Sterling Silver Medical Caduceus Cufflinks 

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For special occasions, but not only. Your man will feel distinguished wearing these silver cufflinks that symbolize medicine. It’s a reminder of hard work and dedication, and they will wear them proudly.

10. The New Yorker Book of Doctor Cartoons

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Humorous doctor cartoons that will make anyone crack-up. Laughter is the best medicine, right?

11. Synapse Receptor Watercolor Print 

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Great for a neurologist’s office, or even for the living room. Nothing says ‘I love you’ more than knowing your significant other’s true passion.

12. Silver Lifelike Anatomical Heart Locket

 

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Cardiologists have the biggest hearts. This necklace is unique and will offer you a place in her heart forever.

13. Red anatomical heart pin

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Just imagine how cool this pin would look on a white doctor’s coat.

14. Radiology bone socks

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Radiologists are old fashioned, they prefer black and white movies and photos. Why not buy them a pair of bony black and white socks?

15. Heartbeat hoodie

 

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Show your lover your heart is theirs and you don’t mind it. These cool hoodies are unisex and come in different colours such as black, white, grey, maroon and red.

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4 Awesome Gifts for Your Geeky Valentine

Congratulations! Now that you’ve found the Han Solo to your Leia (or the Uhura to your Spock), it’s time to say goodbye to Singles Awareness Day and hello to Valentine’s Day, the most romantic holiday of the year. And because geeks do it better, there are certain things that are expected of you even if it’s just participating in what some would call a mere Hallmark holiday. So what do you give that special geek in your life? Do you settle for flowers, chocolates or a cheesy card that says ‘XOXO?’ Before you try that tired old tack, check out these five romantically geeky gift ideas first.

#1 Amazon Kindle Paperwhite

Said to be the best e-reader on the market today, the Kindle Paperwhite comes with a front-lit screen that makes reading a more pleasurable experience. The increased contrast is said to “come much closer to the ideal of blank ink on white paper,” which we think would make any hardcore real book advocate reconsider. And unlike other tablets, the Paperwhite has a flat matte screen so your sweetie wouldn’t be distracted by the reflection of his/her lovely visage while reading his/her favorite e-book. It’s also lightweight, with a long battery life and is reasonably-priced at $119.

#2 Pen Sized Scanner

You may have heard of the pen being mightier than the sword, which we don’t actually subscribe to since we own a pretty badass Master Replicas Yoda Force FX Lightsaber. But we’re willing to admit that there are cases where, indeed, the pen could be as amazing as any toy sword. Enter Hammacher Schlemmer’s Pen Sized Scanner that can record voice memos and take pictures. Boasting 1GB of storage, this nifty gadget has a five-megapixel image sensor combined with an autofocus lens, which your beloved can use to take photos of anything from receipts to letters and highly classified documents. It also has an integrated microphone so your adorkable sweetheart can record wonderfully awkward love notes and more in WAV format.

#3 i’m Watch

Why give your dearest a Rolex when you can give him or her a smartwatch with 4GB of built-in storage? Sure, it’s not the sexiest watch you can give a special someone; it’s a bit bulky, and some may even find it uncomfortable to wear. But it’s the perfect companion to your honey’s iPhone or Android phone— aside from being a functional time-telling device, of course. With its touchscreen interface, users can easily answer calls, receive text messages, emails, and other notifications. It can also perform as a speakerphone, run its own apps, and even access social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter. It’s a bit pricy though, and it can set you back $1049 if you get the Titanium version. You can, however, get the most basic i’m Watch at $349. It’s still pricy and we wish that it comes preloaded with a RingCentral call forwarding app; but given its other capabilities, we are willing to bet that your darling will love it.

#4 Classic Nintendo USB Controller

Simon Pegg once said that being a geek is “basically a license to proudly emote on a somewhat childish level rather than behave like a supposed adult.” And if there’s ever an authority on geekiness, we would trust the guy who co-wrote Shaun of the Dead and played Montgomery “Scotty” Scott in STXI. Now, speaking of emoting on a somewhat childish level, we are quite sure that a Classic Nintendo USB Controller is one of the best ways for your baby to relive some of the classic games of our childhood such as Super Mario Bros., Double Dragon, and Punch Out.  Not only does it work for both PC and Mac, it also features convenient plug-n-play USB connectivity, and is powered by generous gobs of nostalgia.