Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, which means that most people will be waiting until the last minute to head out to the shop to buy their significant other something special.
If you are stuck for geeky or tech-driven ideas as to what would make the perfect gift, do not fret, as we have you covered. We have trawled a couple of place to find you the perfect gift for this Valentine’s Day, which is sure to bring a smile to your partner’s face.
Star Wars Darth Vader Bouquet
Every girl (or guy) needs to at least get a bunch of flowers for Valentine’s Day. But if you are a geek (or just slightly geeky), then you know that ordinary flowers simply just won’t do. For this special occasion you are going to need something special to knock her (or his) socks off. Well, in this case Star wars is coming to the rescue with a bouquet of eight Storm Trooper plushies surrounding a Darth Vader one. What better way to say ‘I love You’ than with a bouquet of Storm Troopers.
From: Think Geek
Braun Cruzer 6 Beard & Head Trimmer
Every man, whether they would like to admit it or not, loves to be pampered. If the man in your life has a full beard or just likes to keep things tidy, the Braun Cruzer 6 Beard & Head Trimmer will make sure that he looks his best for your special date – or every day. The model comes in both the cordless and corded varieties, and from a one-hour charge can be used for 40 minutes. The trimmer has an adjustable head that will allow you to trim whatever facial hear at 12 different lengths – 1 to 11mm for the beard trimmer, and an additional six settings from 10 – 22mm for the head trimmer.
Back to the Future Flux Capacitor Wristwatch
Get ready for 1.21 gigawatts of love between you are your partner, because whoever ends up with this Flux Capacitor wristwatch has a keeper on their hands. In case you missed the reference (and if you did, I don’t think we can be friends anymore), it is from Back to The Future and it features the famous flux capacitor from the DeLorean time machine. The watch shows the time and the date, with the Fluxing lights indicating the time of day, while the time circuit LCD shows you the date. It doesn’t get any geekier than this, and no BttF fan should be without it!
From: Think Geek
Canon PIXMA MG3640 Red Multifuntion Printer
If you are going to be taking tons of pictures on the special day of love, you perhaps want a little more to hold on to than just digital images. For that reason, you might want to get your significant other a really cool printer – and in red, even. Printing pictures at home is one of the most cost-effective ways to frame your lovable pictures. This particular model is a Wi-Fi All-In-One, meaning that you can hook it up to your local WiFi connection, and print from anywhere in the house. It can print two-sided copies, and can even use Canon’s XL print cartridges.
Dr Who companion rings
If you want to go super geeky and both of you are massive Dr Who fans, what better way to show your love for each other than with a pair Dr Who rings. These aren’t just any kind of rings, as one ring says ‘The Doctor’, while the other one says ‘Companion’. The problem that you could potentially have with these rings however, is deciding on who exactly is going to be wearing the Doctor ring, and who has been relegated to simply being the Companion. Don’t look at us, we know that relationships are almost as complicated as a season of Dr Who.
Price: R150 each
From: Think Geek exclusive
Fujifilm Instax Mini 8 Camera Rasberry
If you already have a printer, like the really cool Canon from before, you obviously have no need to buy another one. What you might want to do instead, if have a camera that can print out pictures as soon as they are taken. Now that is cool, isn’t it? Well, look no further as this funky Fujifilm is sure to put a smile on anybody’s face. In case you didn’t know, it is just like those old Polaroid cameras from year’s gone by. You snap the scene, and it pushes out a credit card-sized picture – wait a couple of seconds and the photograph will start to appear. Nifty! It has an Optical 0.37x Real Image Viewfinder and Auto Exposure with Manual Switching.
Star Wars BB-8 charm bead
If your significant other a massive Star Wars fan? Have you see the latest film? Of course you have, and you can prove just how much you love them (and Star Wars) with this really adorable charm bead featuring the little BB-8 droid. You just need to remember that it is the bead only, and it doesn’t come with a strap – that you will have to buy separately. But what better way to start a charm bead collection than with one of the most lovable characters from the new film. Oh, and you don’t need to worry about imitations, as this bead is part of the official Star Wars merchandise catalogue.
From: Think Geek
Sony Playstation 4 1TB Console Bundle
Valentine’s Day gifts don’t have to be just about love and all that, right? Well, we know that your partner will absolutely love Sony’s latest gaming console – the PS4. At a really good price, it doesn’t get any better than this (for as long as the rand holds up, at least). In the bundle, you will get the PS4 console, three games (God of War 3, The Last of Us, and Uncharted Nathan Drake Collection), as well as a 1TB hard drive. What more can we say? It is a PlayStation 4 console with three games and at a ridiculously low price. If this doesn’t bring tears of joy, then nothing will!
8-Bit Dynamic Life Pin Set
Now here is something that every geek and their partner should have! To show your affection and just how much you can’t stand the fact that your partner is outside of a hug’s length, this 8-Bit Dynamic Life pin shows how much of your life force has been drained the further you are apart. Once you get closer to the person wearing the other matching pin, the LED life bar (which consists of a number of hearts) starts filling up – showing just how much you appreciate them.
From: Think Geek[Image – CC by 2.0/Black Zack]