Hello, mes amis. We are getting close to Christmas, are we not? I was doing a post on my lifestyle blog regarding Christmas ideas and thought HEY…why not do an intriguing list for fellow geeks and otaku? Right? I mean we all need yet more things to drool over.I have therefor composed this list of goodies for people who are themselves geeks OR who are buying for their geeky comrades.
First of all, you need some music to get into the holiday spirit. I love Hue and Hum’s Christmas album. Go and get it now
and support this indie duo.
That’s better. Let’s begin.
Your gaming buddy ( or me) will absolutely start crying if you buy them the newest
You would be accepted more at work.
People may stop suddenly to bow down and worship you.
If you want my advice,
you could also pre order
Silent Hill Downpour
If you want them to propose to you,
get them a gift certificate at GOG.
The Photo Geek slash Hipster
Since Instagram has gained popularity, people are enjoying the look of
60s photography and toy cameras. Get your Instagram addicted
friend or hipster this Diana F plus Gold Edition.
Another great option is to get their pics made into an
Instagram book on Blurb.
The Anime Buff
Odd supernatural powers, assassins….thing that nerds dream of.
Why not get your friend Darker Than Black?
I myself would love to get Ergo Proxy.
The Horror Buff
This is a challenge, as each of us horror geeks have different horror preferences.
I myself love Argento and 70s-earl 90s stuff.
To play it safe, since this is the holiday season,
get them something themed, such as Black Christmas or Christmas Evil.
I love both, especially the latter.
I had the chance to see Black Christmas in LA,
and several of the actors came to speak. It was
an amazing experience.
NOTE: DO NOT GET THE NEW BLACK CHRISTMAS OR YOUR FRIEND WILL HATE YOU.
For the reader, I recommend getting the philosopher Huxley and God,
a collection of Aldous Huxley’s essays on spirituality
from the Vedanta society.
The Lovecraftian would probably have a heart attack
if you got them A Lovecraft Retrospective, but
if they survive it they will be your slave for eternity.
For the youngster who is a ‘reluctant reader’,
You Can’t have My Planet But Take My Brother, Please
is a fun read!!
The Religiously Inclined
I have a few shirts from WearableSermon and find them comfortable and uplifting.
For your Mormon pals, the Hue and Hum CD I mentioned is actually done
by a cool Mormon couple, so they may appreciate that.
Hindus with kids will love the comic books from Desi Kids.
Figures such as Gandhi and Ramakrishna are brought to life
in vivid colour. Even if you are not Hindu nor a child,
you will think they are cool.
For some reason, the Star Trek Cookbook makes me want to cry
it is so cool. Intergalactic food will do that to a person.
Kitchen Confidential is a must have, for serious chefs as
well as those of us who do what we can to make things taste
decently. Getting this as well as No Reservations are a Bourdain
package sure to please anyone ( even vegans seem to find Bourdain amusing…)
What are your must haves for Christmas?