Welcome to the third gift guide in the Ultimate Gift Guide series for geeks! This time I’m introducing you to buying gifts for gamer geeks. If you missed the introduction post  here’s a reminder of what an academic nerd is: Academic nerds are what most people think when you say ‘nerd’, and most geeks attribute nerdiness to academics and knowledge. An academic nerd could have a love for any academic subject; maths, science, history, philosophy. I’ll be leaving out technology, art and English as I’ll be covering those in the guides for Tech Nerds, Art Geeks and Book and Writer Geeks respectively. Some academic nerdsRead More →

Now that you’ve worked out that your geek is a gamer the next important thing to do is to find out which device they use if they are a video game player. This is especially important if you are going to get them a new game (I would suggest using their wish list so you do not buy one they already have) or a gift card (see below for details). There are multiple different devices now and if you don’t know which one they use then the chances of you purchasing something they can’t use is high. If in doubt; don’t buy an actual game.Read More →

Welcome to the first gift guide in the Ultimate Gift Guide series for geeks! First up is fandom geeks. If you missed the introduction post yesterday here’s a reminder of what a fandom geek is: Fandom geeks can be identified by their love for one or more fandoms; according to Urban Dictionary a fandom is: “A fandom is a group, or community, of people who like a game, book, or specific topic”. In the Ultimate Guides introduction we discussed how to identify your geek, and now it’s time to get to the fun part; shopping! This aim of this guide is to introduce you toRead More →

Introducing the Ultimate Gift Guides for the Geek in your Life

At this time of year there are a lot of gift guides around and I wanted to offer a slightly different take on them. As a geek I’ve found myself having to explain to parents many times exactly what I’ve wanted for Christmas, as well as then receiving completely random gifts from family members or from the work Secret Santa. So I figured it was time that someone helped everyone out; whether you’re the geek receiving the gifts or the parent or workmate buying for one this is the gift guide for you! In this series of guides I’ll be covering a range of differentRead More →

50 Things that make me happy Tag

My mental health has been up and down to say the least recently and every where I look this week all I seem to find is anger and hate. Whether it’s differences turning into hate fuelled by the political climate, anger and despair at games and game developers, or people complaining about the royal wedding and taking it out on two innocent children – it’s been a constant. So when Michelle of Lazy Day Project asked if anyone wanted to be tagged into a 50 things that make me happy tag I popped my name in the hat. As you know I love blog tagsRead More →