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The 20 best gifts for nerds of 2019

Ashley Barry-Biancuzzo, Reviewed.com

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Best gifts for nerds 2019: Alienware M15

Now that the gift-giving season is in full swing, you're probably wondering what to get that one nerdy friend of yours. Don't worry, the nerdy folks from Reviewed are here to help. From powerful laptops capable of running the latest e-sports games to customizable Xbox controllers, we've got something for every kind of buyer on this list. 

1. For the young Potterhead: This Hogwarts Tulle Dress is perfect for the holidays

Best gifts for nerds 2019: Hogwarts Tulle Dress

With its detailed embroidery, fluffy sleeves, and sparkly neckline, this Hogwarts Enchanted Tulle Dress from Boden is super adorable. Reviewers say it runs a little small, though, so you may want to order a size up.

Get the Hogwarts Enchanted Tulle Dress on Boden for $90.00

2. For the experimental cook: This Chemist Spice Rack is really customizable

Best gifts for nerds 2019: Chemist Spice Rack

This Chemist Spice Rack from Uncommon Goods is great for home chefs. The test tubes and Erlenmeyer flasks are made of glass, so they look really high quality. It also comes with 36 ingredient stickers, allowing you to customize however you want to. 

Get the Chemist Spice Rack on Amazon for $59.91

3. For the makeup artist: This Wizardry and Witchcraft Eyeshadow Palette is positively spellbinding

Best gifts for nerds 2019: Wizarding World Eyeshadow Palette

If you're looking to add a little color to your everyday look, you should check out this Harry Potter-inspired palette. It includes matte, metallic, and pearl eyeshadows. Reviewers say the formula is blendable and doesn't smear. Plus, it's cruelty-free. 

Get the Wizardry and Witchcraft Eyeshadow Palette on Ulta for $55.00

4. For the fashionista: This Solar System Necklace is out of this world

Best gifts for nerds 2019: Solar System Necklace

This versatile necklace from Uncommon Goods is perfect for the office or a night out on the town. The best part about this necklace is that it includes Pluto in its planetary lineup. Go, Pluto! 

Get the Solar System Bubble Bib Necklace on Uncommon Goods for $55.00

5. For the chic geek: This Star Trek Wallet is adorably retro

Best gifts for nerds 2019: Star Trek Wallet

This Star Trek-inspired wallet is as cute as it is functional. It has seven card slots, two cash pockets, an ID slot with a clear window, and one zippered coin pocket. Reviewers say it's made of sturdy material and the cash pockets are surprisingly spacious.  

Get the Uhara Retro Space Ladies Wallet on Amazon for $29.95

6. For the Star Wars fan: This Blu-ray set includes all six movies

Best gifts for nerds 2019: Star Wars Blu-ray Box Set

This 12-disc set is the ideal gift for the die-hard Star Wars fan. It has all six movies (episodes one through six), extended and alternate scenes, interviews with the cast and crew, concept art, and audio commentary from George Lucas himself.

Get Star Wars: The Complete Saga Episodes 1 - 6 (Blu-ray) on Amazon for $81.75

7. For the bookworm: This Game of Thrones Book Set is a great gift for fans of the show

Best gifts for nerds 2019: Game of Thrones Box Set

From fearsome dragons to vicious rulers, Game of Thrones is no doubt a thrilling television series. That's why the book set makes such a great gift for fans of the HBO show. Smaller than standard hardcovers and bound in leather cloth, they're both gorgeous and easy to travel with.

Get the Game of Thrones Leather Box Set on Amazon for $57.28

8. For the Minecraft player: Minecraft is a cool game for creative kids

Best gifts for nerds 2019: Minecraft

From building a grand castle to digging your way to the center of the earth, Minecraft is a lot of fun to play. Unlike most games, there are no structured quests, so you can explore the world freely. It's a great way to exercise your creativity and work on your problem-solving skills.

Get Minecraft for Mac/PC on Amazon for $26.95

9. For the Pokémon fanatic: This new Pokémon game is fun for the whole family

Best gifts for nerds 2019: Pokemon Shield

If you grew up in the 90s, chances are you were swept up in Pokémon phenomenon. Well, this franchise is still going strong. Pokémon Shield, the latest game in the franchise, looks like a ton of fun. The game releases on November 15th, but you can pre-order it now for the Nintendo Switch. Amazon Prime members even get a $10 credit.

Pre-Order Pokemon Shield for Nintendo Switch on Amazon for $59.99

10. For the Nintendo Switch player: This case will keep your console safe

Best gifts for nerds 2019: RDS Travel Deluxe Case

The RDS Industries Game Traveler Deluxe has everything you could possibly want in a console case. Not only is the screen protector soft and cushiony, but it also serves as a buffer between the storage pouch and game cartridges. It also comes with two transparent containers that hold four game cartridges each.

11. For the Xbox player: This controller is both comfortable and customizable

Best gifts for nerds 2019: Xbox One Elite Controller

When it comes to console gaming, it's important to have a comfortable controller (callouses are the worst). The Xbox One Elite Wireless controller is sturdy and comfortable to hold for long periods of time. You can also swap out the joysticks and directional pad (D-pad) for taller and/or domed gripper sticks.

12. For the laptop gamer: This Alienware laptop packs a lot of power

Best gifts for nerds 2019: Alienware M15

If you're shopping for a gamer, then you should definitely check out the Alienware M15. This laptop comes equipped with a Nvidia GTX 2070 graphics card, last year's Intel Core i7-8750H processor, and 16GB of RAM. In other words, it's a real powerhouse. It offers a ton of ports too, including an HDMI port, a mini-display port, and a Thunderbolt port for external hard drives.

Get the Alienware M15 on Amazon for $1,999.00

13.  For the gamer on a budget: This Acer laptop is under a grand

Best gifts for nerds 2019: Acer Nitro 7

When it comes to the Acer Nitro 7, you're getting a lot of bang for your buck. Under the hood, you'll find an Intel Core i7-9750H processor, a Nvidia GTX 1650 graphics card, and 16GB of RAM. That's enough power to maintain high frame rates in visually-demanding games like Rise of the Tomb Raider and Metro 2033. The battery will last you about four hours on a single charge, too.

Get the Acer Nitro 7 on Amazon for $949.99

14. For the desktop gamer: This Asus monitor has a higher-than-average refresh rate

Best gifts for nerds 2019: Asus ROG Strix XG32VQ

If you consider yourself a PC gamer, the 32-inch Asus ROG Strix XG32VQ monitor is a great value buy. It's relatively easy to set up and the curved screen has a higher-than-average resolution (2,560 x 1,400), so you can expect a pretty crisp picture. You're also getting Asus' sleek aesthetics.

Get the Asus ROG Strix XG32VQ on Amazon for $499.96

15. For the competitive gamer: This gaming mouse is sturdy and not too button-heavy

Best gifts for nerds 2019: Mamba Mouse

The Mamba Tournament Edition Mouse has just the right amount of weight to it, making for more precise shooting in battle royale games. In addition to the durable build, we also like that it's not too button-heavy.

Get the Razer Mamba Tournament Edition Mouse on Amazon

16. For the serious PC gamer: This keyboard delivers reliable performance

Best gifts for nerds 2019: Logitech Keyboard

With its reliable performance, compact size, and robust feature set, the Logitech Pro Gaming Keyboard has a lot to offer. It has quick travel and the keys are pleasantly clicky. The center-based layout makes it easier for gamers to use the WASD keys. The minimalistic design is also a nice departure from the flashy gaming aesthetic. 

Get the Logitech Pro Gaming Keyboard on Amazon for $99.99

17. For the wine connoisseur: This Dragon Wine Pourer allows for fast pouring

Best gifts for nerds 2019: Dragon Wine Pourer

We all have that one friend that's obsessed with Game of Thrones. If that friend happens to love wine, then you need to get them this Dragon Wine Pourer ASAP. Not only does it help prevent leakage, but it also allows for fast pouring. Reviewers say it's relatively easy to clean as well.

Get the Dragon Wine Pourer on Amazon for $13.99

18. For the person who likes flying drones: This affordable drone has great video quality

Best gifts for nerds: Potensic Drone

The Potensic T25 is a good drone for beginner flyers. For well under $200, you're getting rock-solid stability, a 1080p camera, GPS access, and more. It's a variable speed drone, meaning you can fly it slow or fast. Video quality is also good and the one-axis gimbal lets you move the camera up and down.

Get the Potensic T25 on Amazon for $118.98

19. For the gadget lover: This paper airplane makes for a unique gift

Best gifts for nerds 2019: Smartphone-Controlled Paper Airplane

This Smartphone-Controlled Paper Airplane from Uncommon Goods is a cool gift for gadget lovers. All you have to do is fold the carbon fiber material into a plane shape, stick the Bluetooth device inside it, download the smartphone app, and start flying. It can even reach up to twenty-five miles an hour, which is pretty darn fast.

Get the Smartphone-Controlled Paper Airplane on Uncommon Goods for $45.00

20. For the board game aficionado: This matching game is a ton of fun

Best gifts for nerds 2019: Qwirkle

Qwirkle is a fun game where you line up wooden blocks according to matching colors and shapes. As gameplay continues, the complex grid you end up building is really cool and mentally challenging. It's a good way to further hone your problem-solving skills.

Get Qwirkle on Amazon for $14.95

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