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The Bestest Nerdiest Etsy Gifts For 2016 [Gift Guide]


We’re kicking off our holiday gift guides for 2016 with the best of the nerdiest stuff we found on Etsy this year. It’s a good place to start since you often need a decent lead time with made-to-order items. Check out our picks below—there’s a little something for everyone here.


Congratulations! Your toddler has achieved the rank of Captain—the youngest in Starfleet history. Sure, other candidates could read and were potty trained, but your kid has charisma.

This amazing Star Trek-inspired Enterprise rocker from GandGRockers will be his/her first command. You must be very proud.

Pokémon are hiding everywhere. EVERYWHERE. I saw a few hiding in my books the other day. Really tiny ones. What? No I’m not high. I’m serious. Yes, I have been playing a lot of Pokémon GO but I don’t have a problem. Listen…wait…YOU DON’T HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT ME. I AM NOT YELLING! NO, YOU CALM DOWN!


We simply can’t get enough of the nerdy fashions sold by Elhoffer Design.


The Star Trek movies and TV shows are all about exploration, which is why I find this adorable wooden Enterprise and accompanying Star Trek: TNG peg people crew so perfect. What better way to foster a love of space and exploration in your little one?


Etsy shop g2n17 believes that if you have to wear a tie, make it a nerdy one.


Etsy seller Lenny Mud has a love for all things ceramic. This includes, mugs, bowls, pencil holders, tea sets, and these adorably nerdy yarn bowls for those who enjoy knitting and crochet.


Etsy seller RainbowRollingPins has some of the nerdiest rolling pins we’ve ever seen (and we’ve seen quite a few). The shop features a wide array of laser-engraved, custom rolling pins with themes ranging from Sailor Moon and Zelda to LEGO.


Check out these awesomely geeky purses by BenaeQuee Creations. She has something for Who fans, Trek fans, and Star Wars fans, and lots more.


Getting someone a Funko Pop for Christmas? Etsy seller Shaylyn Made specializes in handmade knitted goods—which includes a whole line of colorful, super affordable beanie and scarf sets that you can add in as a bonus.


When winter comes, you’ll be glad to have this Dragon Scale Nomad Hood from Etsy seller Ember And Ash. In addition to the chunky scale pattern, the hood includes crochet extensions that measure 105 inches from end to end so you can wrap them around your neck like a scarf. Plus, there are loads of color options.

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Not since the Crystal Poke Ball phenomenon have we been more delighted by a Pokemon-inspired product on Etsy. AVioletAccord makes these dioramas in several styles that would undoubtedly look awesome on your desk.


Share your geekitude with your friends and neighbors with these Labyrinth door knockers. Offered as a set or separately, each knocker is resin cast, hand painted, and made to order.


Etsy seller MaryLouBangkok makes some super cute animal-themed jewelry featuring sloths, cats, dogs, hedgehogs and more.


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