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30 Geeky Gifts for Dad

Scrambling for a last minute Father’s Day gift? Sure, you could pick up a tie, some Old Spice, or a pair of argyle socks, but why would you want to? There are tons of fun and unique gift ideas that will suit Dad and his interests better. If you’ve got a geek dad in your life – a Star Wars vs. Star Trek debating, science fiction reading, fantasy movie watching, comic book collecting, video game playing, science loving dad – this gift guide is for you.

If you’ve got a geek dad in your life – a Star Wars vs. Star Trek debating, science fiction reading, fantasy movie watching, comic book collecting, video game playing, science loving dad – this gift guide is for you.

Apparel for Geek Dads

A cool t-shirt is always a good bet right? I know it is for my hubby. I found some designs perfect for gift-giving. Every proud geek dad should have that Darth Vader one!

#1 Dad tee

#1 Dad Darth Vader T-shirt

My dad is cooler than your dad tee

My Dad is Cooler Than Your Dad T-shirt

Player 1 and Player 2 matching tees

Player 1 T-shirt and Matching Player 2 Bodysuit

Accessories for Geek Dads

I know I said no ties, but I’m going to make an exception for this one. When Dad’s forced to wear a tie to work, this little passive-aggressive number proclaims, “Ties Suck” in Binary Code.

Ties Suck Binary Code tie

I don’t think hubby even owns a French cuffed shirt, but if he did, I’d totally get him this pair of Princess Leia and Han Solo cufflinks. These Autobot/Decepticon cufflinks and Starfleet cufflinks are pretty cool too!

cufflinks for geeks

 This Monty Python watch channels John Cleese’s beloved Ministry of Silly Walks sketch and comes in a tin gift box.

Ministry of Silly Walks watch

Dad can proclaim his love for the Original Nintendo Entertainment System with this classic Nintendo controller belt buckle.

Nintendo Controller Belt Buckle

Mugs for Geek Dads

I found some awesome geek-themed mugs for dad. No boring old mugs here! He might have to hide his new mug in his desk to stop co-workers from “borrowing” it though. Unless he works with boring old guys. Then it’s probably safe.  

Build on Brick mug

Build-On Brick Mug

Lab beaker mug

Powered by Caffeine Laboratory Beaker Mug

D20 mug

Critical Hit D20 mug

World of Warcraft Tankard O'Terror

World of Warcraft Tankard O’ Terror

Books for Geek Dads

Geek Dad: Awesomely Geeky Projects and Activities for Dads and Kids to Share is the ultimate DIY project guide for techie dads raising kids in their own geeky image, in the spirit of The Dangerous Book for Boys.

Geek Dad Awesomely Geeky Projects and Activities for Dads and Kids to Share

Planets, galaxies, villains, heroes, the Doctor, the TARDIS and the time vortex are all intricately illustrated in this Dr. Who Adult Coloring Book packed with original Doctor Who art. With 96 stunning pages to color, plus all the best quotes from the beloved TV show, this out-of-this-world adult coloring book is perfect for any creative Doctor Who fan.

Dr. Who Colouring Book

What if Darth Vader had raised Luke and Leia? That’s the subject matter that Jeffrey Brown considers in Darth Vader and Son and Vader’s Little Princess. Hubby has both of these adorable volumes full of dad and Star Wars jokes.

Darth Vader books

Games for Geek Dads

How many sci fi TV shows and movies can you name that involve teleporting? Dad can Geek Out with his friends to see who is the geekiest of them all!

Geek Out

Firefly Yahtzee comes with a replica Serenity ship and Chinese dice. Shiny!

Firefly Yahtzee game

Geek Battle: The Game of Extreme Geekdom is the ultimate trivia challenge! Players divide into teams to battle their way through rigorous trivia categories, including sci-fi, fantasy, comics, video games, science, and technology. The goal is to reach the Inner Sanctum of Geekdom, the crowning glory for every geek!

Geek Battle

If you’re looking to splurge on something big, this Harry Potter Final Challenge chess set is inspired by the giant chess game played by Harry, Ron, and Hermione in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone.

Harry Potter Final Challenge chess set game

Kitchen Gear for Geek Dads

Dad can barbecue like a Sith Lord in this printed Darth Vader apron. There’s also Yoda, Han Solo, Luke, C-3PO, Princess Leia, and Stormtrooper versions.

Darth Vader apron

This Star Wars R2D2 Pizza Cutter cuts pizza and beeps. What else do you need to know?

Star Wars R2D2 pizza cutter

Or if Dad is more of a Star Trek fan, how about a Star Trek Enterprise pizza cutter?

Enterprise pizza cutter

Miscellaneous Gifts for Geek Dads

Stack the seven pieces in any combination and the Tetris light turns on! I actually reviewed this on the blog a while ago. It’s still a really cool convo piece!

Tetris light

Got a geek golfer? Pick up some Star Wars golf club head covers! Also in Yoda, R2D2, and BB-8.

Darth Vader golf driver head cover
Put Dad in charge of the pool as he relaxes this summer in a Star Trek Captain’s Chair Pool Float.

Star Trek Captain's Chair Pool Float

Chances are Dad’s been traumatized by the blue screen of death at one point or another. How about a blue screen of death night light?

Blue screen of death night light

These lightweight Portal bookends are inspired by the video game of the same name.

Portal themed bookends

This battery-operated Star Trek Electronic Door Chime has a door sensor that makes the classic Star Trek woosh sound or the alarm klaxon when someone enters Dad’s office space or man cave.

Star Trek Door Chime


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  • We actually have Geek Battle and it’s a lot of fun to play with our like-minded (geeky) friends. I want that Lego mug for me though!

  • My husband and I are both into gaming, so even before we started trying, I bought a bodysuit (similar to the one on this list) which said, “Player 3 has joined the game.” I gave it to him as a surprise when I found out I was pregnant. Nine months later, it was the first outfit we dressed our daughter in for pictures 🙂