Stuff I Want (Holiday): Geek Clothing Edition
The secret to gift-giving is choosing something that shows the recipient that you just get them. For a nerd, that’s as easy as knowing their fandom of choice and purchasing accordingly.
A t-shirt or hoodie can take the guesswork out of the gift-giving experience and give the nerd in your life something unique without you having to find just the right gadget or title. We’ve rounded up our favorites, and bonus, most of these were created by independent artists, so the gift will be one-of-a-kind.
Chewie, We’re Home
This simple t-shirt designed by NerdMatters will warm any Star Wars fan’s heart. Quoting everyone’s favorite scoundrel’s line from the newest Star Wars movie and featuring a silhouette of the Millenium Falcon, this shirt encapsulates our hopes for the future of this franchise.
I can’t resist a good old-fashioned Captain America t-shirt, but Ben35dan’s messy take on the shield is refreshing to the traditional design.
With Captain America: Civil War coming out, you didn’t think we could include a Cap shirt and leave out Ironman? This mash-up of Parks & Rec’s Ron Swanson with Ironman from Austin Light’s Movie Title Typos series is perfection.
This t-shirt from designer Onebluebird features an illustration of kiddie Joker and Harley Quinn staring off into the sunset. It’s sinister in the most adorable way possible.
Leaf on the Wind
Vincent Carrozza’s design brings one of the most iconic lines from Firefly in the simple leaf and Serenity designs. This gift if perfect for all Wash fans, so pretty much everyone.
Ghibli Elemental Charms
For the anime fan in your life, you cannot go wrong with this beautiful design from IdeasConPatatas of the classic works of Ghibli Studios.
Quidditch House Outfitters
A hoodie for every nerd’s favorite sport? Please and thank you! Spacemonkeydr has a hoodie for each of the four houses from Harry Potter: Gryffindor for the brave, Ravenclaw for the intelligent, Hufflepuff for the loyal and Slytherin for the ambitious.
We Can Do It! (Furiously)
Artist HugoHugo brings a great mash-up of the famous Rosie the Riveter poster with current feminist icon Furiousa in this Mad Max t-shirt design.
Dwarven Cross Country Team
I’m a big fan of nerdy workout tanks in general, but combine fitness with a Lord of the Rings reference and they can just have my money. This may not be the most current reference, but it’s a classic line that still makes me laugh.
This is a minuscule sampling of the plethora of clothing options available. T-shirts for every fandom are out there, so finding the perfect t-shirt or hoodie for the nerds in your life should not be a problem. Just check out Ript Apparel or Teepublic for more options.