To help you solve this problem, we (Ruby and Vanessa) created a list of gift ideas for your nerdy girl friends. We aren't getting any sponsorship out of this (even though this seems like a giant Etsy add). Mostly this is a list of things we found to be awesome and would secretly like one of our friends to find, be influenced by, and buy for us this holiday season. *hint hint* If you don't like Pinterest, then you should probably just come back next Monday when we write something more substantial and aren't just posting links and photos.
JewleryJewelry is a simple gift, but getting something that re-purposes electronics and other engineering things makes it unique and more thoughtful than your standard pair of cubic zirconium studs. It's only secretly nerdy, because most "regular people" don't even recognize this stuff as being related to engineering.
|This necklace is geeky, but totally wearable. It's $31 on Etsy.|
|This necklace is handmade, and can be found on Etsy for $20|
|This solar system necklace was worn by the Chief of Science at Nasa! It is $400 though, so perhaps out of the average price range.|
|It's $31.95 on Etsy.|
Or you can always go the superhero route. Here is an example of a superhero piece that isn't too bling-y or blaringly obvious.
|This Wonder Woman necklace is $49 on Etsy|
Other Wearable Things
|This T-Shirt comes in all sorts of colors and sizes and cuts, and is $28.|
And while we're still talking about clothes, what about the batman apron. It's not subtle, I grant you. But it is both nerdy and practical if you have a nerdy friend who likes to cook. Or in Ruby's case, if you're a nerdy girl who likes to bake and bake and bake. It also has the added benefit of supporting your friend's habit of feeding all of her friends tons of sugary treats. This means that she (and you since you know her secret) can look good next to them in all the holiday pictures this season.
Christmas Tree/Hannukah Bush Ornaments
|Einstein Ornament $12.50|
|Darth Vader Ornament $27|
Odds 'N Ends
Okay, I straight up give up on trying to even categorize these things.
|I didn't even know coffee stencils were a thing, but these are $24 for a set of 3|
Or if your nerdy friend is in the car a lot for commuting to and from her off-site plants, conferences, and meetings, an audiobook can be a practical and thoughtful gift. Plus, something as amusing as "Confessions of a D-List Supervillain" is going to have her considering becoming a super villain herself and joining the dark side of the force.
|You can get this from amazon here!|
No matter what you get or give this holiday season, we here at Pocket Protector and Heels wish you all a very happy holidays!
Vanessa and Ruby
PS. What "nerdy" things are you hoping for this holiday season?