Last Minute Geek Gift Ideas

Hacking the Holidays

It’s down to the wire — and you still have shopping left? Well, if the people you have left to buy for are into geek culture (like you, since you’re reading this) then we are here to help. Here are a few last minute suggestions that you can still purchase and have in time to give for Christmas Day.

Steam Games

Not games that use boiling water. Steam is a digital distribution platform developed by Valve Corporation. It is used to distribute games online, from small independent developers to larger software houses. Games can be purchased and sent to friends and loved ones from some of the best gaming companies including: Bethesda Softworks, Activision, Rockstar Games, Square Enix, 2K Games, Telltale Games and Electronic Arts. Best of all, they are also having a huge sale right now!

A gift subscription to Wired Magazine

Truly the gift that keeps on giving — for the next twelve months. Your gift recipient will receive the magazine that reports on how new and developing technology affects culture, the economy, and politics.

Kindle Book Gifts

The Amazon Kindle and the new Kindle Fire allows you to choose a specific e-book to give as a gift. In addition, Amazon allows you to schedule a delivery date for the e-book(s) so they can arrive on the morning of December 25th or the date of your choosing. Even if the gift receiver in question does not have a Kindle, the Kindle app is available on all devices as a free download. If you need some suggestions on books to give, here is a list of the top 5 best-selling books overall:

  1. Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson
  2. Bossypants by Tina Fey
  3. A Stolen Life by Jaycee Dugard
  4. The Mill River Recluse by Darcie Chan
  5. In the Garden of the Beasts by Erik Larson

Then again, if you would like a book from a GeekDad or GeekMom author, be sure to click on their names to see their complete works (in random order):

John Booth
Corrina Lawson
Ken Denmead
Kathy Ceceri
Jason Cranford Teague
James Floyd Kelly
Ethan Gilsdorf

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