It's almost Father's Day: let's get our budget-friendly geeky gifting on via ThinkGeek #Offbeat Papas#Shopping#Doctor Who#geek#gifts#holidays#star wars June 8 2012 | Offbeat Editors offbeatbride Photo by jandrdeutscher. I'm a big-time fan of giving gifts that have little to do with parental roles: many of the comments on gifts for Butch moms are the perfect example of this. Both of you KNOW that you're parents — so why celebrate a day about being a parent with kid-themed gifts? AS SUCH, here are a few of my favorite gifts for the geek you're crushing on in that partner-for-life kind of way: Under $10 I refuse to believe there aren't dudes out there who wouldn't LOVE a few Giant Plush Microbes. THEY'RE SO CUTE! If you're loving on a journaling type who also happens to enjoy Doctor Who, this Doctor Who River Song's TARDIS Journal might be peeeerfect. These Recycled Record Guitar Picks are $5 and THE gift for the music player in your life — they're not just for dads and dudes! This Grow Your Own Coffee kit is consistently one of my favorite ThinkGeek offerings: it's just brilliant for the coffee fan(s) in your life. If I saw this Shark Attack Mug at the bottom of my coffee I would LOL every single time. PLUS it's the perfect gift pairing with the coffee plant, am I right?! Related Post 12 dorky father's day gift ideas for foodies, fashionistos, and gear-heads Ooh, father's day is sneaking up (don't forget: June 19th!) and I've done some browsing to get some awesomely dorky gift ideas. Phasers set on... Read more Under $20 Living with a Dali fan? Snag this Melting Clock before it… melts away? OH HEY! The Camera Lens Mug is YET ANOTHER perfect companion for that Grow Your Own Coffee kit, mais non? Seriously, someone just buy it already. Please! The meh shirt: for the days where everyone's feeling a little apathetic. This one's unisex, and you can also get a Meh Hoodie and/or flask. Under $50 Ok, gaming nerds and friends: you can get your Portal Bookends RIGHT HERE. The Universal Gadget Wrist Charger may be one of the most GENIUS inventions ever. It's touted as being a perfect road trip companion — gamers can strap this on their wrist and plug in — but it could also be handy for any number of outings and events. I'm really not sure what I could tell you about the Star Wars R2-D2 Folding Armchair that would make you or your significant other want it more than you already do: it's R2-D2! On a chair! Take it to the beach, a jousting tournament, your back yard.. wherever, y'all. WHEREVER. CALLING ALL WHO KNOW A DOCTOR WHO FANS: Doctor Who Build Your Own Sonic Screwdriver. Why buy one when you could build your OWN?! You can also DIY your own Father's Day gifts… what will you guys be doing to mark the day? Reporter Name * Reporter Email * Original text Enter the original text here. Edited text* Enter your suggested copyedit here. Notes You can add a note for the editor here. * Required information. Fix Typo PREVIOUS What to do with a box full of kitschy swizzle sticks? NEXT First home? Big event? Major life goal? Get what you need to make it happen with Deposit a Gift Show/Hide comments [ 3 ] Um… can I just buy all of this for myself instead? I think I'll appreciate most of it more than he would. My dude is of the 'I don't need this so you can return it, mmkay?' breed so I let him pick out his own gifts. 🙂 Reply How about some bacon lip balm? http://www.thinkgeek.com/interests/giftsforhim/ce5c/ Mr. Ivriniel insists that most men don't like things that taste like fruit (I'm not sure I buy that one, but that's what he says.) so this might be a nice alternative. Thinkgeek has a wide selection of bacon flavoured products that you could use to make a themed gift: http://www.thinkgeek.com/brain/whereisit.cgi?t=bacon&x=0&y=0 Reply I lurrrve the thinkgeeks, but it's not so budget friendly when you factor in shipping 🙁 Reply Join the conversation Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Subscribe me to your mailing list No-drama comment policy Part of what makes the Offbeat Empire different is our commitment to civil, constructive commenting. Make sure you're familiar with our no-drama comment policy.