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Help me think of an awesome movie and/or geeky christmas gift for my brother!
posted by jaffacakerhubarb to Shopping (9 answers total)
So… it's getting pretty close to christmas, and I've yet to do any of my christmas shopping. I have, however, decided what I'm getting for most of my family. However, I'm not really sure what to get my brother. He and I share pretty similar interests, and I usually get him something along the lines of movie memorabilia or something geeky. However, as cool as toy DeLoreans are, I'd like to get him something with a bit of utility. If it's cool enough, this is negotiable, but either a movie/TV equivalent to a real object or a really well-executed tech toy would be perfect. For example, I've found a pizza cutter in the shape of the U.S.S. Enterprise and a Jedi robe dressing gown. Also, I discovered the 20Q toy here, which is exactly the sort of thing he'd really like, but that's more of a stocking filler than a main present. Any general pointers/specific ideas? He's just started studying physics at university, so awesome science-type stuff would be good too. Has anyone been to the Science Museum shop recently? Last time I was there, the selection was fairly generic (crazy goo! fragile RC helicopters!), but that was years ago, so yah.
Ideally, these items would be global merchandise-y enough that I can find them in the UK without too much trauma. MeFites have pretty damn good taste, so just reel off stuff that if you unwrapped it on Christmas day, you'd be grinning like a loon :D