Buying a gift for a geek or nerd can be challenging as they are more than likely to have the hottest new toys and electronics already. However, you can still support their passion with some of the hottest gifts this year with a gift to celebrate their birthday, anniversary or another special occasion.

Upcoming games

On 15 May 2020, Crystal Dynamics, best known for the Tomb Raider franchise, is launching Marvel’s Avengers which features Captain America, Iron Man, Hulk and Black Widow who reform to save the world from an imminent threat. For Stadia, Windows, PS4, Xbox One

The Last of Us is considered one of the best post-apocalyptic fictions ever created. Available on PS4, the second installment is due out on 29 May 2020 and sees an older Ellie set out for revenge against unknown enemies and appearing to reunite with her surrogate dad Joel along the way.

From the creators of the Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, the September release of Cyberpunk 2077 on Windows, PS4, Stadia and Xbox One is expected to be one of the biggest hits this year. 

In time for Christmas 2020, as one of the flagship launch games for Microsoft’s Xbox Series X, Halo Infinite will be the sixth installment of the Halo series. 

Traditional gifts

There will be some occasions where a traditional gift will be a great gift to a geek or nerd. suitable. Flowers and chocolates are welcome gifts whether it’s Valentine’s Day, Easter or Christmas. These gifts can be unique and unusual. There is an anniversary gift list for every year that lists materials, gems, and flowers that mark each year. The first anniversary gift is paper, which could be a pack of playing cards, which you could make special by gifting a pack coated in gold. 


Gaming PC

A monitor can often be overlooked when upgrading the specifications of a PC. You can find a gaming monitor with every feature, or ones that are more focused and possibly cheaper. The best gaming monitor at this time is the 27-inch 4K Asus ROG Swift PG27UQ, though the cheaper HP Pavilion 15-cx0001na is also good.


Upgrade their laptop to the slim, lightweight, waterproof and powerful Dell XPS 13. Different versions have non-glare screens, Full HD or UHD and touchscreen, but each weighs just 925g with 20-hour battery life. The 2020 model is due to be launched on 4 February 2020.

4K TV 

The 55-inch Panasonic TX-55GZ2000 with HDMI 2.0 x4, USB, and Wi-Fi is the best TV currently on the market, offering accurate pictures thanks to HCX Pro Intelligent processing 



Choose Noise-cancelling headphones like the Sony WH-1000XM3 which have good sound quality, touch controls and a battery that lasts up to 30 hours. Yet gamers need a headset with a microphone that allows team chat for multiplayer games and are comfortable to wear for long periods. Headsets offering virtual surround sound help to pinpoint in-game enemies, a significant advantage. 

Speakers and soundbars

The UE Megaboom 3 is the best Bluetooth speaker with excellent sound quality and fantastic value better than any of its rivals. With a 20-hour battery life can also link with other UE speakers.

The Sonos soundbar remains the best wireless, multi-room system around for a starter price. Otherwise, choose the more expensive Sonos Beam. 


Subscription boxes are a gift that keeps on giving throughout the year, delivered to the door each month. Loot Crate was one of the first in the business and is the biggest name in the nerdy subscription box that always contains a magazine, a T-shirt and other items, though the boxes are not personalized, so it’s likely some items will be of no interest. There is the more expensive Loot Crate DX or sign up to Loot Gaming which is more niche

ComicBoxer sends out a box that will be filled with comics that remain a mystery until you open the box. Whilst some may be a surprise, there’s the chance that your recipient will find a new favorite. 

Subscription boxes can be found for almost every geek and nerd, from retro candy, lego, craft beer, knitting patterns and much more.