Baby gifts for the geek parents you know

by Kelly Wilbanks posted in Products & Prizes I married a man who hid his comic book collection until we were knee-deep in moving boxes. He's slowly introduced me to the world of Doctor Who, Marvel and DC Comics, Star Trek (thanks to J.J. Abrams), and Star Wars. I was already a fan of Harry... Read more »

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Kelly Wilbanks

posted in Products & Prizes

I married a man who hid his comic book collection until we were knee-deep in moving boxes. He’s slowly introduced me to the world of Doctor Who, Marvel and DC Comics, Star Trek (thanks to J.J. Abrams), and Star Wars. I was already a fan of Harry Potter and The Lord of the Rings, and we both fell in love with The Big Bang Theory together. One of our daughter’s first words was “Bang!” (with a fist pump) after we binge watched some episodes of TBBT on a lazy Saturday afternoon.

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So much geeking out happening in just one photo. And yes, we had Death Star waffles for breakfast this morning.

Please know that when I say geeky I say it as one who admires the term. I have grown to love a lot of these characters and storylines as great directors like Joss Whedon, J.J. Abrams, and Jon Favreau have brought them to life. I can’t call myself a Whovian, a Trekkie, or a comic book buff, but I have an admiration that’s grown as hot actors remakes resurrect these franchises.

But enough about me. You’re the one looking for some fun gifts to get for your comic-book-loving, binary-code-reading, Trekkie-in-the-belly friends. Or perhaps you’re trying to finish up that Firefly themed nursery you’ve been dreaming about since the show went off the air.

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Supergirl and batman. Photo credit: Jamie Kincheloe

There is so much fun, geeky baby gear out there; the challenge was narrowing it down. I found most of my items on Etsy. I love supporting small businesses and stay-at-home-parents are my peers and they make so much fun, nerdy stuff. So, I’m going to be sending you to Etsy, a lot.

If you do find something you like I encourage you to buy now, think later because these items sell out quickly. If you’re ordering something to have it ready for a baby shower give yourself some extra time if it’s a homemade or you request customization. Now please consider this slideshow a fun sampling of what we geeks really, really want.

Featured image photo credit: Jamaica Zoglman

I’d love to know what geeky gear you love?