5 Affordable Gifts to Give the Geek in your Life - Activfirst
With Christmas fast approaching, it can often be difficult to find the right gift for your loved ones. Especially nowadays when pretty much every family has got a geek in there somewhere! Trying to find a gift that they will appreciate young or old and that doesn’t empty your bank account is a task in itself. So, here is our top 5 affordable gifts to give the geek in your life this Christmas.
5 Affordable Gifts to Give the Geek in your Life
1. CLASSIC SEGA MEGADRIVE WITH 80 BUILT IN GAMES. RRP £49.99
So let’s start with a classic, if like us you can remember a time where you could play games without needing the internet, then this is the gift for you! This revamped Sega Megadrive comes with 80 built in games, wireless controllers, and still boasts an original cartridge slot for your old games (if you’re lucky enough to still have any of course.) So, if your geek enjoys beating up bad guys on Streets of Rage or outsmarting Dr Robotnic on Sonic The Hedgehog, this gift will be money well spent.
2. PLAYSTATION VIRTUAL REALITY. RRP £189.99
OK we know what you’re thinking; at £189.99 is this classed as affordable? Well if you shop around and don’t mind your tech from exchange stores or auction sites, you can pick these up for significantly less. But when you consider this piece of kit will completely immerse you in the gaming world of your choice, then the price tag isn’t too unreasonable. Running from dinosaurs in Jurassic World, Flying X Wings in Star Wars Battlefront, or actually feeling like you’re on the pitch in Fifa, is now a reality with Playstation VR. If all else fails at least you can laugh at the hilarious movements and reactions your geeks make whilst playing!
3. STAR WARS FORCE BAND WITH BB8 SMART ANDROID. RRP £69.99
Now I don’t care who your geek is, how old they are, or what they like. Is there a nerd on the planet who hasn’t at some point wondered what it would be like to be able to use the force? We definitely have! Well wonder no more, this Star Wars force band enables you to control BB8 with the force. Close your eyes, concentrate, and watch BB8 obey your commands with the force. The band also has a weapons training mode. PLUS find all your favourite Star Wars characters in your surrounding environment using the force sense mode when connected to your smartphone.
4. MR FROSTY SNOW CONE AND ICE LOLLY MAKER. RRP £ 19.99
Back to the classics we go, everyone had a Mr Frosty didn’t they? The idea that you could make your own snow cones and ice lollies at home for free! That was the dream for any kid back in the day wasn’t it? No more chasing down the ice cream man, praying he didn’t drive away before you got there. Ah bliss! OK so you may struggle to find a vintage Mr Frosty now (he’s had a few facelifts since the 80’s) but this remains a great gift full of nostalgia for a very affordable price.
5. STAR WARS JEDI CHALLENGES AUGMENTED REALITY. RRP £119.99
Yes, we’ve already had something Star Wars related, and yes, we know the price is creeping up again … BUT, just as every geek at some point wished they could use the force, they will have no doubt also wanted to use a lightsabre to battle some of their favourite Star Wars heroes and villains. Well now they can, from Lenovo and Disney comes Jedi Challenges. Don the head set, slide your smartphone in to the visor and experience augmented reality! Face your ultimate Star Wars enemies as part of the rebel alliance, the galactic empire, or the first order. You can battle to the death to decide who is the ultimate Jedi or Sith lord. The stuff geek dreams are made of right?
Over and Out!
So there you have it, our top 5 affordable gifts to give the geek in your life. Hopefully there is something in there for your nerd. If in doubt when trying to find the right gift, do, or do not, there is no try.
May the force be with us all over the festive period, and Merry Christmas from everyone at Activfirst!
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