With advancement of technology, the time has changed; Nerds (also called geeks) are no longer considered a bunch of computer keyboard hitting lazy chaps whose social activity index is non-existent and who spend their weekends with their Nintendo and xBox Kinect on the couch! The rise of geek culture has spread into nearly every corner of the world and niche. And since, today’s most famous people include technological geniuses like the late Steve Jobs, Mark Zuckerberg and Bill Gates, it’s no surprise that geek culture has simultaneously become widely accepted everywhere.
Fashion in particular has embraced nerd culture, and designers are creating accessories filled with retro video games, outdated technology and other graphic icons of the technology world to appeal to fashionistas who want to flaunt their geek pride.
If you’re a nerd (or secretly want to be one), one of these top five best geek jewelry gifts will help you look like one.
Jewelry Created of LEGO and Board Game bits
Gr0glman (David P. in real life) started making jewelry out of LEGO and board game bits in high school, and eventually started this Etsy store to help make some money during college. There’s a lot of fun and funny stuff (Slave Leia necklace, anyone?) but I think my favorites are the D20 ring and LEGO stud earrings. Of course, while his medium does consist of retro toys and game pieces, it’s not all about Legos. You’ll find snippets of childhood such as Scrabble tiles and Monopoly pieces on rings, cufflinks, necklaces, and more!
Sure, some of this is probably fairly easy to make yourself, but if you’re looking for a cute, inexpensive under $10 geeky gifts for somebody who loves LEGO (or board games), check out Gr0glmann’s Etsy shop and take a look around.
Less Than Three Emoticon Ring
For the chat room romantic, this sterling silver ring should leave an impression. The “Less Than Three” unisex emoticon ring is a melding of traditional romance and millennium geek. Available in sizes 4 to 14, each ring is hand crafted and made with solid sterling silver. Prices start from US$55 from Etsy.
Apple Mac Computer Cufflinks
Are you an Apple fan? Then go ahead and show your Apple love with these blue Apple cufflinks. Great for all the Apple fans out there. These vibrant, blue cufflinks make an excellent geeky gift for Mac aficionados. The unique cufflinks would be a good fit for work or a night out on the town. You don’t have to be near a computer to show your passion for Apple!
Molded in blue enamel, these silver plated Apple Mac cufflinks comes in a attractive presentation box. These pair of super-geeky Apple Mac cufflinks can be yours for just $22.99 on Amazon.
Tdz Bronzed Chic Geek Glasses Necklace
This is perfect for the modern geek. Or for anyone that loves the latest chic think framed glasses trend. This necklace is a dramatic 30-inches long to pair with a Trendy Tee or cardigan. The charm is a bronze colored pair of glasses frames. Add some style and flare to any look! For just $8.99 on Amazon, this cute little gift will surely get your geeky girl go wow!
Evil Eye Beads for Geeks
If the geek inside you (or the geek whom you are gifting) is a big fan of horror Sci-Fi genre or Star War series, these evil eye beads should be your gift of choice. Evil eye beads might sound a bit scary, but in reality, they are far from frightening. From ancient times, people thought this “evil eye” piece of jewelry could keep them from being harmed by other people, or by evil thoughts. But hey! It doesn’t hurt as long as these beads make you look stylish and geeky at the same time.
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Perhaps you found something neat for your geek above, but even if not, I hope this post served as an inspiration. If you ended up going for a different geeky jewelry gift, I would love to see a link to it in the comments.