14 Nerdy Valentine’s Day Gifts
Valentine’s Day is fast approaching! For many people, this can be a stressful time, but if your SO is a nerd like us, we’ve got you covered. Here are fourteen gift ideas of all sizes and prices.
1. Subscription to Loot Crate
Loot Crate is a subscription service that delivers monthly boxes (or “crates”) full of geek and gaming-related merchandise (“loot”). Each box has such a variety! From t-shirts to coffee mugs to art, your sweetie is sure to love all their new merch. I actually purchased the Lord of the Rings specialty boxes, and I’ve loved all my stuff. Especially some art that I proudly display on my Tolkien wall in my bedroom. And because it’s a subscription box, this gift keeps on giving! Start your subscription here for $24.99 a month.
2. Subscription to Book of the Month
Is your partner an avid reader? Consider getting them a subscription to Book of the Month. This is another subscription box, but this one is strictly books. It’s something new to read every month! You can add on books if they’re a fast reader, or skip a month if they’re a slow reader. They won’t charge you for months you skip. You can give a three-month, six-month, or twelve-month subscription here. Prices vary depending on the length of the subscription you buy.
3. Nanoblock Pokémon
Nanoblocks are basically teeny tiny Legos. If you and your partner prefer to give something small for Valentine’s Day, this is the perfect gift. It brings them back to childhood and is super fun! Not to mention absolutely adorable. You can choose from 21 Pokémon, so you’re sure to find their favorite. This is just a cute way to give a little something to show them you care. Find them on Amazon for $10.08.
4. The Unofficial Harry Potter Cookbook
Spend your Valentine’s Day at home with this gift! You can use the recipes found in it to make all their favorites from the Hogwarts kitchen. Or, make a date out of it and cook together! This book has everything for a great meal—drinks, entrees, desserts, etc. Make any occasion a Great Hall experience! Each recipe contains a small excerpt from the books too, so you and your partner can remember the beloved series together. You can buy the book on Amazon for $10.95, but it is also available at Barnes and Noble.
5. Dancing Groot Funko Pop
Bring a smile to your partner’s face with this adorable little gift. All Marvel fans love Groot (and if you don’t, you’re lying). It’s a bobblehead, so it actually does dance! Stick this baby in their car and turn up your song. It’ll serve as a sweet reminder of how much you love them. And it’s Groot! Get it on Funko’s website for $8.
6. Dungeons & Dragons Starter Kit
If your partner is only just now discovering the wonderful world of D&D, get them something to make them eager for more. This starter kit includes: a 32-page Starter Set rule book, a 64-page Lost Mines of Phandelver campaign book, 6 sets of polyhedral dice, 6 black bags, and five pre-generated characters. Additionally, they will email you a printable Bonus Pack which includes: 30 paper figures, 1,000 basic pre-generated characters, a blank horizontal character sheet, a horizontal DM screen, 2 types of 1-inch grid sheets, and an e-book “How to Roll Dice to Get Best Results”. This is the perfect gift to include your partner in your hobby. Or, if you’re just starting out together! Get it on Amazon for $39.99.
7. Game of Thrones Bottle Opener
Who says you have to drink wine to be romantic? Crack open a cold one with the moon of your life to your sun and stars with this Game of Thrones bottle opener. It comes in the shape of the Hand of the King/Queen pin worn by a few different characters throughout the show. It has a magnet on the back to keep it on your fridge for easy access. With this, you and your special someone can (responsibly) drink away the pain of the finale. It still hurts. We know it does. Get it on Amazon for $14.99.
8. Lord of the Rings Jewelry
If there’s one series that gets accessories down, it’s Lord of the Rings. Jewelry is a pretty customary Valentine’s Day gift, but you can show your partner you know them by getting something from this well-loved franchise. From the One Ring to the Evenstar pendant, there’s a lot you can get to give your love some bling. You can get the One Ring here for $9.99. Or the Evenstar here for $49.00. You can even really show off your knowledge and get Galadriel’s ring, Nenya, here for $71.14.
9. Wonder Woman Tiara Necklace
Is your lady your Wonder Woman? Show her that she is with this lovely pendant. It’s got a 16-inch chain, with an extender, so she can wear it with lots of different necklines. The pendant itself is only 3 inches wide, so it’s not too much either. It’s a subtle and cute nod to this iconic character. Also, it isn’t sparkly, so it’s great for those who don’t like bling. You can get it on Amazon for $5.16. Who doesn’t love that?!
10. The Actual Wonder Woman Tiara
Okay, let’s say your partner is not subtle at all. Or they’re into cosplay. Get them the Wonder Woman Tiara! This one is actually metal so it’s made with quality. It also has combs on the side to secure into the hair. It comes already distressed to get that vintage look. And what better way to show someone they’re royalty in your eyes than with a tiara? Get it from Amazon for $25.95.
11. Why So Ever Bards Dispense Profanity
Thrill the theater geek in your life with this Shakespearean Cards Against Humanity. It comes with 100 “mock-serious” questions, with 375 answer cards that come right from the Bard himself. Each answer card is a line from Shakespeare’s works. Honestly, this could be a Valentine’s Day gift for yourself or your friends too. It’s just something for everyone to enjoy together. The day is all about love, but you can make it a little bit mean if you want with this one. Get it from Amazon for $24.95.
12. Go In Together On a New Game or Console
If gaming is how you and your partner spend quality time together, consider treating yourselves for Valentine’s Day and going in on something big together. It’s so hard to get a lot of the newest items around Christmas when everyone is shopping. So, now that that madness is over, take your time to pick out something you both will enjoy. Did you miss out on the Nintendo Switch? Get it here for $299. When you split the price, it can be your gift to each other! This is a great way to invest in your relationship. It’s something new to do together and it shows you’re committed when you share something like this.
13. Candy Controller
If you’re all set on video games and devices, get each other some sweets while still celebrating your love for gaming! You can get a gummy controller like this one or a chocolate controller like this one too. You can even make your own chocolate/candy and put it into molds like these! This is an especially nerdy twist on a traditional Valentine’s Day gift.
14. Baby Yoda Jigsaw Puzzle
How obsessed is your partner with Baby Yoda? Because you could honestly make their Valentine’s Day with this Baby Yoda jigsaw puzzle. This is another gift that creates something for you and your partner to do together, and jigsaw puzzles are loads of fun. Plus, they take time. Especially this one, which is 500 pieces. You can open a bottle of wine, talk about your day together, and work on the puzzle. It’s the perfect night in! Also, it’s just hella cute. Get it from Amazon for $6.97.
Valentine’s Day is meant to be a fun celebration of love. While I talked about these products in the context of couples, they can really be enjoyed by anyone. Show your friends, family, or even yourself some love too. And from all of us at Word of the Nerd—Happy Valentine’s Day!