12 dorky father's day gift ideas for foodies, fashionistos, and gear-heads #Offbeat Papas#Shopping#geek#gifts#holidays#star wars#video games June 8 2011 | Ariel offbeatbride ThinkGeek kinda owns the market on dorky Father's Day gifts Ok, so don't get caught unawares: Father's Day is sneaking up: June 19th! 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… Foodies 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. Related Post It's almost Father's Day: let's get our budget-friendly geeky gifting on via ThinkGeek 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... Read more 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. DILFy fashion 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. Gadgetry 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. 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 Ariel Author of Offbeat Bride: Creative Alternatives for Independent Brides, Ariel acts as the publisher of all the Offbeat Empire websites. She lives in Seattle with her son, and if she's not reading or writing, chances are good that she's dancing and happy-crying. PREVIOUS So you think you ought to clean today: A systematic approach, part I NEXT So you think you ought to clean today: A systematic approach, part II Show/Hide comments [ 9 ] Hehehe, I did the lightsabre for Christmas. I was eying the robe, but it's just out of the price range I'm looking at for Father's Day. Reply I got my pizza-loving husband the Enterprise pizza cutter for Christmas, and it was a big hit (we are both bit Star Trek fans). Thankfully it's not just a show piece – it's a pretty decent pizza cutter. Reply Neato ideas. I already bought a creme brulee blow torch for my husband for father's day, but I love the other foodie ideas here for future gifts. Reply I love the scandalous photo idea! : ) Reply Ooo, bootle opener cufflinks! Perfect for my dad – he's a well-dressed lush, and proud of it! Reply Among all that awesome stuff, we also got one of the Geek Dad stickers from Think Geek. We got Funk the "Episode IV Comes First: It's Just Good Parenting" 🙂 Reply My dad got the Enterprise pizza cutter for Christmas from his brother. He is probably one of the biggest trekkies alive. He used to dress me up as Deanna Troy and take me to the conventions with him. Lol, who woulda thought a pizza cutter could bring back so many memories! Reply Fantastic! Great tips….I'm feeling very inspired 🙂 Reply i personally love the r2d2 trash can from thinkgeek 🙂 also, buckyballs are amazing! Reply Join the conversation Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *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.