Amy over at Geekparenting.com has posted her own list of great geek gift ideas. As a public service, we hereby post the first five. You’ll have to stop by her site to see the rest.
Top 10 Geeky Holiday Gifts For Your Oddball Child
- Gelli Baff
We can thank our friends in jolly ol’ England for this concoction. Gelli Baff is a special bubble bath that turns your bath water into goo. Of course, by "goo," they are referring to the interdimensional ectoplasm that Carol Anne was covered in at the end of Poltergeist.
Still, this looks like a great way to coax your dirty child into a bath.
Children can learn about biology with these plush, over-sized germs. From the common cold to Staph, various beasties are rendered as lovable, huggable GIANTmicrobes. You may want to save this company’s newest line, Venereals, for when you sit your child down for "the talk."
- Fly Catcher
This ingenious device offers a practical, yet entertaining way to catch the flies around your house. Kids will love watching the plastic Venus fly trap "eat" the insects that land in its mouth. It even burps when it’s finished! Watch the Fly Catcher in action here.
Cold War Unicorns Play Set
highly recommend this product to homeschooling parents. As far as I’m concerned, nothing better explains the complexities of the Cold War to children than unicorns. Nothing. I am particularly impressed with the names of the two unicorns: Commie and Freedom. U-S-A! U-S-A!
- Horrified B-Movie Victims Figure Set
My husband and I were over the moon when we saw these figures at our local comic shop. The versatile toys appear to be running scared from something, be it your son’s favorite dinosaur or your daughter’s over-sized Dora the Explorer. They provide endless fun and will always give you a chuckle when you’re tossing them into the toy box.