Does your dad embody the epitome of a nerd? Are you stumped (unlike he would be on any trivia question) on what to get him as a gift? Is his home office full of random collectibles from all of his favorite TV shows and movies? If so, then this list should be a big help on your next shopping venture. We’ve included something for all types of nerdy dads, no matter his “nerd genre.”

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This snarky game is perfect for the Lit Nerd dad. It is chocked full of questions that you would ask in today’s time and answered by direct quotes taken from Shakespeare’s works. This card set pulls quotes from all 38 of The Bard’s plays. Hand this to your dad and say, “I would challenge you to a battle of wits, but I see you are unarmed.” It is a game for adults, no kids allowed in this one.

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Time for a throwback. You may not even know what a floppy disk is, but I bet your nerdy dad does. Long before flash drives, cloud computing, and Bluetooth, there were floppy disks. Modern Coaster has turned this icon of “nerddom” into a coaster. If your dad loves computers and commiserates about his time on the Oregon Trail and recants his glory days computing in DOS, this one is for him.

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Coffee is life, and while that may not be a scientific fact, this molecular structure of caffeine is. This mug is an actual laboratory grade beaker made of borosilicate (say that three times fast) cup. It shows the molecular structure of caffeine and the potential state your dad would be in if he consumed it. Does he like science, coffee, and items of high quality? Then this would make a great gift for dad.  

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Shhh, don’t tell the Star Wars fans, but we’re throwing in an extra Trekkie gift idea for dad. This is a quad-copter-style remote control drone that looks like the U.S.S. Enterprise. Now, your dad can fly around his ship and recreate scenes from the show. That’ll give him something to write about in the pages of his Captain’s Log Notebook we listed previously.  


Not only can Star Trek U.S.S Enterprise NCC-1701-A actually fly, but it also features ten different sounds (yep, the phaser sound, too) from Star Trek and has blue LED tail lights. The U.S.S. Enterprise drone weighs in at 1.9 pounds, measures at 5.2 x 18 x 12 inches (you know, not huge but not tiny), and uses 4 AA batteries. Your dad is sure to enjoy zooming this around. Live long and prosper, Dad.

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Get ready for the Dad jokes with this one. “Luke, I am your father” — which isn’t actually the line, and if your dad is a Star Wars purist, he probably knows that. This Vader throw blanket with sleeves (yes, it’s like a Snuggie, only way cooler) will have your dad walking around singing The Imperial March while being exceptionally warm. We’re sorry in advance for the jokes he’s going to make.

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If your dad dreams of flying around in his own hot air balloon with a wild top hat on, he’ll love these Steampunk cufflinks. The brass gear can move but only if you do it manually, so heads up on that. They come with a snazzy display case and have design elements that your Steampunk Dad will cherish. Put him back in time (or is it the future?) with this gift for dad.

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If your nerdy dad is into Dungeons and Dragons, roleplaying, or even just drinking mead (and beer), grab this wooden beer mug. It features a stainless-steel cup part to avoid leaks. It would be an awesome gift for him to take along to his next LARP (that’s live-action roleplay for the non-nerds reading this) session when he roleplays the mead-loving barbarian that shouts at wenches in the local tavern.

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Classic video game nerds will get ultra-nostalgic with this retro gaming console. Not only does it play Classic NES games, but it also features a second slot to play Super NES games. Challenge your dad to Mortal Combat or see who can get the furthest in Super Mario Bros. This is the perfect gift for dads that like old school classics. It comes with two controllers so you can play with him, too.

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This is another gift for the dad who loves classic games. This is a replica of the Ocarina from Zelda, made from kiln-fired ceramic. The Ocarina is playable and has 12 holes dedicated to the notes that make the music. It even comes with a book to teach your dad how to play the songs from the game. In addition to the book, it also comes with a stand (which is shaped like a little hand) where you can rest the Ocarina.

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For the dad that loves puzzles, engineering, robots, and general tinkering, this wooden robot kit is great. It doubles as a functional music box and even has a light.  It plays the song, “Cycle of Happiness” and is made of laser-cut wooden pieces. The kit comes with detailed instructions and has everything you need to put the puzzle together. This one should keep dad busy for a while.

It can be hard to shop for the dad that seems to have everything. It makes it even more difficult to shop for dads that are into off-kilter nerd cultures. Spend some time with your dad to find out what he truly loves, aside from you. Examine his collections, as he’s sure to have some. Take a walk through his office or workspace and pick his brain to see what ignites his passions.  

The list we’ve provided for you can serve as a starting point. There are so many different types of dads and so many different genres of nerds. From movies to computers, engineering to gamers, the lists are endless. When shopping for your dad, make sure you’re going get something that shows you took the time to know what he would like.

When shopping online, be sure that you do as we have done, and check the reviews and the manufacturer’s credibility. Amazon Prime can reduce the cost and the waiting period of traditional shipping, so we recommend that service. In this list, we’ve eased the work on you a bit, if you’ve chosen something we’ve suggested. We know your nerd-tastic dad will be thrilled over anything you pick.