Sunday, 16 December 2012

Gift ideas for that geeky girlfriend or byte-loving boyfriend.

It’s that time of the year again. You have someone that you need to buy a present for, but you've already exhausted every possible gift idea. He has enough aftershave, and she already has enough mango body butter to keep an army of women smelling fantastic.

If your significant other is a little on the geeky side, these gift ideas are likely to induce a “nerd-gasm”.

The Dark Knight Rises Trilogy

Whether you are a fan of the bat or not, this trilogy was amazing. Guys and girls alike will appreciate this trifecta of awesome. You can pick it up from JB-Hifi for $46.98.  

A new-release video game!

It’s been a good month for gaming, and an even better one for our wallets. There are a few great new releases on sale at the moment. If your significant other is into vehicular carnage, stuff a copy of Need for Speed: Most Wanted ($68 at EB Games) in their stocking. If they are into shooting stuff, drop them a Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 ($88 at EB Games) care package. If they are silent but deadly (in a good way), hit ‘em with Assassin’s Creed 3 ($59 at JB-HiFi) or Hitman: Absolution ($69 at JB HiFi).

E-Reader. Reading 2.0

This is a neat little e-reader from Yellowstone. With a 7-inch screen, voice recording, video playback and digital radio capabilities, it isn’t a bad deal for $59 (JB HiFi).

A voucher for their favorite time-wasting mechanism!

If they already have everything they could possibly need, you don’t know what they will actually like, or if you are just out of time – a voucher will never be an unwelcome gift. Whether it is for the Apple Store, Xbox Live or a subscription-based game, you’re sure to please. These kinds of vouchers can be used to buy other games or subscriptions, such as Xbox Live Gold. Check out if you want to save a few coins on Microsoft points.

Small gifts and stocking stuffers

These ideas are cool and inexpensive. If you’re looking for something little to add to a larger present, or if you are a little strapped for cash – these gift ideas are enough to "geek-out" on.

Super Mario “?” coin bank

Have them jumping with glee, like a little moustached plumber. It’s a coin bank replica of the famous “?” box in Super Mario – complete with sound. It’s only $15 from EB Games.

Sudoku puzzle cube

This gift might not be for everyone, but it is a pretty cool concept. $11.99 from

Star Wars lightsaber lamp

It’s a USB powered lightsaber that glows blue when plugged in. This will have any die-hard Star Wars fan foaming at the lips. Order it from for  $26.99!

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