What should you get for the nerd in your life this Christmas? I can’t answer that question — but I can tell you an incredible place to start looking.
For more than a decade, Think Geek — located online at www.thinkgeek.com — has provided nerds of all kinds with geeky goodies.
Whether you’re a science lover, a gamer or an Internet meme connoisseur, you’re sure to find something to love. Think Geek offers a variety of goods in a wide range of prices, from fun desk knick-knacks that start as low as two or three bucks, to a “Mass Effect” replica gun that will set you back $400.
Not only does Think Geek have an awesome selection of products, they have an equally awesome team of employees who work hard to make the site fun. Even if you’re not looking to purchase anything, it’s always a joy to click on random products and read the silly descriptions the Think Geek crew come up with.
The site also offers more interactivity than most online stores. Whenever you purchase an item — no matter how big or small — you earn “Geek Points,” a form of digital currency you can redeem for select products on the website.
Think Geek even invites its customers to be part of the community by offering “Action Shots” for each product.
After you receive your loot, Think Geek encourages you to take a picture and email it to them. Then, they will post the photos on the product’s page for the world to see.
The store also is good about having frequent sales, not only during major holidays but also on geekier ones like Binary Day and Talk Like A Pirate Day. The shipping can be a little high at times but that’s common of all online stores, not just Think Geek.
So whether you’re shopping for the budding scientist or gamer in your life, or you’re just looking to kill a little time online with something besides YouTube, head on over to www.thinkgeek.com and embrace your inner nerd.
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