Last Minute Gift Ideas For Nerdy Foodies [Feature]

You probably have a geek on your shopping list who enjoys cooking, drinking, homebrewing, or just loves coffee or tea. If so you’ve got it easy because there are tons of perfect gifts in this category. Additionally, it’s simple to take these ideas and build upon them. For example, if you get someone a TARDIS teapot you can include a box of their favorite teas, an infuser, and a blue teacup. If you choose a Star Wars apron, wrap it up with similarly themed cookie cutters or spatulas. It can be fun!

If you’re looking for a last minute gift, there tons of nerdy examples after the break.


Princess Bride Wine
Inconceivable! This wine is for drinking (or to use in battles of wit) or just to put on display. I can’t think of a better present for a fan of this film and book. $28 and up –

007 Champagne
It is James Bond’s 50th anniversary, and champagne is an ideal way to celebrate it. Pair it with some Blu-rays or books by Ian Fleming. $200 – The Whisky Exchange

Discworld Ale
The Terry Pratchett enthusiast will love you for this set. Order soon though – it ships from the UK. $32 – Discworld Ales

Millennium Falcon Bottle Opener
What better tool to open your beer than this space ship bottle opener? It’s not the only one available with a Star Wars theme either. $19.99 – ThinkGeek

Game of Thrones Shot Glass Set
Few television shows are more suited for drinking games than Game of Thrones. Get this set featuring house sigils for a friend you watch the show with you and you can enjoy the gift too. $69.90 – HBO

Marvel Superheroes Pilsner Glasses
The mask design on these glasses is stylish and subtle, and they probably make the contents taste better. $29.99/set of four – Big Bad Toy Store

Coffee & Tea

Death Star Tea Infuser
A person who drinks loose leaf tea can never have tea infusers, and this one will probably be cooler than anything the recipient already owns. $19.99 – ThinkGeek

Star Trek Earl Grey Tea
It was only a matter of time; give this with the Death Star tea infuser for laughs. $14.99 – ThinkGeek

Han & Leia Mugs
This design is classic and if you’re buying for a couple you can take care of two presents at once (Liz Lemon would love these). Check out more mugs if these aren’t your cuppa. $32 – Lenny Mud

11th Doctor Bow Tie Mug
If you know a Whovian who is constantly on the go, consider this 11th Doctor travel mug. It’s like a cup that cosplays. $12.99 – Entertainment Earth

Travels through time and space and pours the perfect cup of tea. $34.99 – ThinkGeek

MODOK Coffee Mug
Nothing makes morning scarier than a MODOK mug! $14.99 – ThinkGeek

TARDIS Mug, Coasters, and Lunchbox
Coasters are a natural companion to cups and this set has both plus a lunchbox to carry them around in. $24.99 – Entertainment Earth

Apron Crazy

Thor Cosplay Apron
Baking the perfect pie can be a superheroic act, so someone may as well dress the part while he or she is in the kitchen! The seller has plenty of other villain and hero options available. $85 – Darling Army

Disney Princess Aprons
This lets anyone be a princess – even when covered in flour. Too freaking adorable. $30 and up – Lover Dovers

Star Trek Half Apron
Boldly go where no chef has gone before with this chic half apron. $28 – Jordan Dene

Click here to check out more nerdy apron ideas.


Pi Cake Pan
Pi isn’t just for March 14th, it’s fun year round. Encourage someone to bake math symbols with this cake pan! $12.99 – Perpetual Kid

Nerdy Cookie Stamps
These neat-o stamps let you imprint everything from Mockingjays to a direwolf to the Green Lantern symbol on cookies. They’re unique and fun. $11.95 – Totalum

Superhero Ice Cube Trays
Sure they’re called ice cube trays, but they make better chocolate molds. $12.99 – Superhero Stuff

Wolverine Cookie Jar
Let’s face it, Wolverine would look awesome on any counter. $44.99 – more nerdy cookie jars at Entertainment Earth

Star Trek Cookie Cutters
Geeky cookie cutters are the best kind to gift. $19.99 – ThinkGeek


White House Beer Kit
If this beer’s good enough for the President, it’ll do for any homebrewer on your list. $10.50 and up – Northern Brewer

Custom Beer Growlers
These custom growlers are great for anyone who goes to the trouble to make beer at home. They’re handmade and fabulous. Prices vary (order soon) – Handmade Growlers

Beer Soap
Wash with beer but don’t smell like you did with these handcrafted soaps made from homebrewed beers. Yum. $13.95/set of 6 – Homebrew Soaps

Granted, some of these gifts might arrive after the holidays, but better late than never eh? Good luck finding the perfect present!


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