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Best Gifts for the Geek Who Wants Nothing

Every year my family complains that I am just plain difficult to find gifts for and not because I have everything but because often there is little that I do want. I’m certain most people have a fantasy/science fiction geek in their lives with just the same sort of problem. Frustrating right? Well, if they are anything like me then what they want is to be surprised with what feels like a genuine effort. A perilous undertaking for the serious gift giver, I know.

As a source of continued gift-giving annoyance, I figured the least I could do this Christmas season is to share some unique gifts for the geek in your life.

Ruminant on its beauty ans lose yourself in the magic of Tolkien's world
Rivendell Pipe

Stunning and sure to take a prideful display spot the Rivendell Pipe is great for collectors or the pipe enthusiasts alike. Shire Pipes has an assortment of artfully made pipes but it’s hard to beat the elven elegance in combination with the comfort of hobbit woodworking. While this gift is easy to come by I do warn you that Southfarthing Old Boy pipeweed, the finest smoke in all the land, has yet to include delivery.

A strategy gift for your favorite geek

In a time with less and less face time a good board game is the gift that keeps giving. Why? Because it brings friends together and allows your dearest geek to crush hearts, of course. Besides the premise of Scythe is just durned awesome: It is a time of unrest in 1920s Europa. The ashes from the first great war still darken the snow. The capitalistic city-state known simply as “The Factory”, which fueled the war with heavily armored mechs, has closed its doors, drawing the attention of several nearby countries

Lead your faction to victory, building mechs, working the land, and exploring the mysterious factory, all while protecting your territory from the mechs of other encroaching factions

Womena of Wonder
Give the gift a scifi greats and the tradition on which the genre stands

The Women of Wonder series spans the eras of sci-fi storytelling. This collection of best short fiction from female science fiction authors, including Octavia Butler, Connie Willis, Angela Carter, and more.

Book Ends / Dragon Book End - $49.99 / Yoda Book End - $24.99

Dragons to hold your books and nefarious dungeon master schemes
Who doesn't like a gothic dragon?

Do or Do Not with Master Yoda this Christmas season
Lifting x-wings to books

Ok, these two book ends are sure to delight. Though the aesthetic is different the appeal is obvious to see. If you have a bibliophile, proud lover of bookshelves, and general geek cave creator either one of these gifts is certain to enliven their space. The Dragon Book Ends are perfect for the dungeon master and fantasy nerd in your life, and the Yoda Book End will no doubt have all the kids believing in the fore.

The Stone Dragon Inn will whisk you to a warm hearth and sound of bard song
Candles are perfect for immersion

I have a special place in my heart for this small business and let me be the first to say that their quality is second to none. Story, immersion, and beauty is at the core of the Midnight Stray ethos. Every product is designed to subtly lull you into a different world. That is why I included them with my high fantasy novel in my very first Kickstarter, allowing my readers to light their candles and immerse themselves in the cold northern setting in which Ascendant: Saga of Valor takes place. This is a gift for readers and Dungeon & Dragon players alike.

Game Thrones meets the kitchen
Fantasy & Cooking. . . umm yes!

Oh, how could I forget to mention the cultural phenomenon known as Game of Thrones? Based on the brainchild hit fantasy series, a crew of talented chefs and fans combine the art of food and story to bring you one magical cookbook. Ever wonder what it’s like to attend a feast at Winterfell? Wish you could split a lemon cake with Sansa Stark, scarf down a pork pie with the Night’s Watch, or indulge in honey fingers with Daenerys Targaryen? George R. R. Martin’s bestselling saga A Song of Ice and Fire and the runaway hit HBO series Game of Thrones are renowned for bringing Westeros’s sights and sounds to vivid life. But one important ingredient has always been missing: the mouthwatering dishes that form the backdrop of this extraordinary world. Now, fresh out of the series that redefined fantasy, comes the cookbook that may just redefine dinner . . . and lunch, and breakfast.

The best part of this gift? Hopefully, it will end in you getting one of these delicious meals.

Ascendant Saga of Valor - Softcover $21.99

Ascendant: Saga of Valor is the best gift when it comes to High Fantasy books
Coming of Age, High Fantasy, Flintlock, Dystopian, Magic

It is my book and I would be remiss not to include what I biasedly believe to be a great story.

The sound of Valor shall resound, piercing even the deepest reaches of the city, and in the end, not a soul will be untarnished. . .

Until now, no one has managed to end the Lord Prime's tyranny.

Dirk Ava wants the same things as any other teenager.

Someone to love her. The freedom to do as she wishes. . . and the chance to overthrow the Lord Prime. Daughter to a rebel extremist, Dirk Ava has been groomed for rebellion before she could even walk, but when the magic of the Ascendants appears within her, Ava's life is turned inside out.

Set on a soul-shattering quest, Ava's coming-of-age story requires her to master her powers, overcome betrayal, and slay the Lord Prime or lose everything and everyone she loves.

This is her destiny, but where good comes at the cost of evil, will Dirk Ava be able to keep her soul untarnished? Or will she become the very monster she hates?

Give the gift of discovering a new author and supporting small businesses. What's the worst that could happen they hate it. . . oh, that could be bad. Hmm, your geek will love it!

Ok, I hope that this helps your gifting endeavors!

Live long, and May the Force be with you!

Izaic Y

P.S. This blog contains affiliate links for all the Amazon links. Shopping with that link costs you nothing and helps support my business as Amazon sends a small kickback based on your purchase. These kickbacks are not limited to the products above but any shopping done through the portal of those links helps us thrive and keep this ship afloat.


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