Meet Our Sponsor: ThinkGeek

Welcome to GeekMom, ThinkGeek!

We’re pretty lucky here at GeekMom to have the kind of advertisers we do. Starting this month, we welcome ThinkGeek to our list of great sponsors! Most of you already know ThinkGeek well, but in case you don’t, they are a catalog company based in northern Virginia. They sell geeky things. Very fun, interesting, awesome, playful, silly, sick, twisted, awesome, useful, comfortable, and awesome geeky things. Their sales categories include T-shirts & Apparel, Geek Toys, Gadgets, Home & Office, Computer Stuff, Caffeine & Edibles, Electronics, Geek Kids, and Books. (I was pretty excited when they added the kids’ category.)

Sure, I get their catalogs. But it recently occurred to me just how much stuff is on their website that doesn’t fit in printed material. Spend just five minutes on their site and you realize the depth and breadth of their stock. Watch the video of their amazing new warehouse and it will be even more obvious. You must visit their website to see just how much geeky stuff they have. It’s a pretty fun way to spend a few minutes, since many products have wacky Customer Action Shots and the descriptive text for products is quite entertaining.

Their adorable monkey, Timmy, is always dressing up in geeky costumes, and whoever runs their Twitter account makes me laugh out loud at least once per week. They are also well-known for their April Fool’s Day emails, which for 2009 eventually resulted in the actual Tauntaun Sleeping Bag.

My personal ThinkGeek item collection is extensive. Most of it I bought myself or was given as a birthday or holiday gift. Just a few of my items include: BuckyBalls, Electronic Bubble Wrap Keychain, UV Monkey, Rock Paper Scissors Lizard Spock T-shirt, Star Wars Venn Diagram T-shirt, Timmy the Monkey T-shirt, LED Blow On-Off Candles, and the new Heroine T-shirts. They also carry the official GeekDad T-shirt. There are many other products on their site that I still covet, such as Robobox Stencil and Pen Set, and the book Fifty Dangerous Things (You Should Let Your Children Do).

Chances are great that there are at least a dozen things on their site that appeal to your particular kind of geek. And if you’re a frequent ThinkGeek shopper, don’t forget to sign up for their GeekPoints. The more you buy, the more free stuff you can get in the future. And the points take a long time to expire, so you don’t even need to make frequent purchases to make GeekPoints useful.

Stay tuned over the next couple of months for a ThinkGeek giveaway and product reviews.

The ThinkGeek folks are great people who carry a fun collection of products, and they support people like geeky musician Marian Call in addition to GeekMom. Help us support them!

Jenny Bristol is an Editor at GeekDad and a founding Director at GeekMom. She is a lifelong geek who spends her time learning, writing, homeschooling her two wickedly smart kids, losing herself in history, and mastering the art of traveling on a shoestring.