GeekMom 2013 Holiday Gift Guide: A Hodgepodge of Geek-Parent Gifts

Here at GeekMom, we have no shortage of recommendations for what to get the geek on your holiday gift list. This time we have a little of this, that, and the other. It’s a mix of things dedicated to that geek-parent you might not know how to shop for.

Check out our other gift guides for more suggestions!

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Espionage Cosmetics Steampunk Collection. Image: ThinkGeek.com

Espionage Cosmetics Steampunk Collection Espionage Cosmetics combines geek and chic like no other makeup company. Their newest collection of shiny eyeshadows is an homage to the earthy tones of steampunk, and they’re not just limited to eyes–the cosmetics are safe for hair, eyes, cheeks, and nails. If you have a steampunk fan in your family who likes to get glittery from time to time, this is the collection for her. $28.99

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Googaro Subscription Box. Image: Googaro.com

Googaro Subscription Box Googaro is a new subscription service that will send a curated box of 4-5 full-size items each month based on the child’s age (from 0-3 years) and gender. The brands are high-end, and the goodies are the kind of things that moms might not think to pick up in the store but really appreciate having. Everything is “organic, BPA-free, and eco-friendly.” You can give a single gift box or pick the number of months you’d like to send as a subscription. $35/month

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Itzbeen Pocket Nanny. Image: Amazon.com

Itzbeen Pocket Nanny For the new geek-parent on your list, an Itzbeen meter is the perfect techy way for them to keep track of sleeping, eating, and diapering schedules. The little gadget fits nicely in a stocking, too.

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Octopus Print Wrist Wallet. Image: Amazon.com

Octopus Antique Travel Print Wristlet Wallet Wristlet wallet printed as a vintage map with inky octopus in tea stained shades. Accordion style for extra storage space. Fully lined with durable water resistant material. Eight card slots and one window ID slot. Detachable wristlet. One zipper pouch. Two slots for cash and checkbooks. Full zipper. $32.94

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OrbitBaby Stoller. Image: Copyright Orbit Baby

Orbit Baby G2 Stroller and Car Seat Set This stroller and car seat set is pricey, but it is a workhorse. Other seats in the Orbit Baby system are interchangeable with the stroller base, including the bassinet–so you can get out for walks around the neighborhood if your baby needs motion to fall asleep. The seats can swivel all the way around in the stroller base, which is lightweight and easy to fold up for storage. The safety ratings for the original first generation system were conflicting–Consumer Reports hated it, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) said it passed with flying colors–but it was completely revamped in 2010 and the old model discontinued. The G2 system has excellent safety ratings, and this system is just not to be beat. GeekMom Jackie swears by it. $940 (less on Amazon)

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TMNT shell backpack. Image: Nickelodeon

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Shell Backpack If you know someone who loves the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and wants to show off that love, this backpack is a perfect gift idea. The backpack is padded and very high quality, and holds quite a lot of things. Great for school or sleepovers, or for just wearing around town, the backpack also comes with accessories to complete the look. $30-45

Gadgets and Accessories TyIt Energi+ Backpack, Image TyIt
TyIt Energi+ Backpack. Image: TyIt

Tylt Energi+ Backpack This fantastic backpack combines the ability to charge your gadgets with a quality backpack that has plenty of room to carry the rest of your stuff. It can charge three devices at once, including a tablet, and comes with not just the battery but all the cables you need to keep your tech powered up and ready. $199