I was doing some browsing of my own over at ThinkGeek, and I thought I’d share some of their awesomely dorky gift ideas for food-lovers, clothes horses, and go-go gadget dads.
So, set your phasers to stunning the papa (or other dad-like parent) in your life, and let’s dive in to some nerdy gifts…
Guess who’s tooootally making vegan corndogs for the whole dang family!?
…and then slicing the pizza in the final frontier?!
Literal sauce is literal.
This kit that contains everything papa needs to get started with molecular cuisine, including 50 individually portioned thickeners, emulsifiers, and binders that, when mixed with your ingredients and using the included tools, can make extruded spaghetti-like strands of arugula, glistening pearls of balsamic vinegar, or stratified towers of jellies, cremes and foams.
We’ve seen several Offbeat grooms rock this 8-bit tie, and it’s pretty much always a winner.
Binary dad tshirt! PS: 01101001 00100000 01101100 01101111 01110110 01100101 00100000 01111001 01101111 01110101
Cuz, you know: sometimes a Jedi just needs to lounge around after a shower.
Four words: bottle opener cuff links. You know, for when papa needs to get dressed up AND drunk at the same time.
Your eco-homeboy loves his iPhone, but wants to give it a nice, earthy feel. VOILA!
Ooh, it’s a watch with a USB flash drive hidden inside. For added bonus, pre-load the drive with A) happy family photos B) scandalous photos of yourself C) BOTH!
This grassy patch transforms that snake pit of charging cords and cables into a little lawn of charge-tastic zen.
Yeah, that’s the real deal. We featured an Australian Star Wars wedding on Offbeat Bride recently, where the bride and groom had a set of these, and the comments were filled with OMG WHERE DID YOU GET THOSE LIGHT SABERS. This is where. Not cheap, but also not chintzy.
These are just a few of my favorites — I’m sure you’ll get a looooot more ideas over at ThinkGeek.