Looking for the best gift for your geeky partner who already owns every possible gadget? If you feel like there’s too much technology going on in your and your partner’s life, you can choose a non-electronic gift for them while still keeping it geeky.

Here’s our list of some of the best geeky gifts that a techie in your life will love.

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    The Best Valentine’s Day Gifts for Geeks

    Are you looking for a way to say “I love you” to a special nerd in your life but don’t want to get them a plain Harry Potter / Marvel-inspired T-shirt or a Pokemon keychain? Follow our V-Day gift guide and get inspired to get the perfect Valentine’s Day gift for your loved one.

    1. Portable Telescope

    Is your geeky Valentine a star trek or star wars fan? How about actual real-life stars? If the answer is yes, a portable telescope by Celestron will be a great gift for them.

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    With a large 70mm objective lens that provides bright and detailed views of the night sky, the Celestron telescope is probably one of the most romantic gifts that you can get. It comes with a tripod and a travel bag that you can use to take the telescope with you on the road if you’re planning any bird-watching or star-gazing this Valentine’s Day.

    You can get the Celestron Portable Refractor Telescope from Amazon for $86. If you want to add a Valentine’s Day card to your gift, you can select the This order contains a gift option at checkout. This option allows you to include a personal message (you can write something personal or reference your favorite meme), a name so that the person knows who sent it, hide the price, and even add gift wrap to the package.

    2. Board Game

    If your partner is a gamer, that doesn’t necessarily mean you should get them a Nintendo Switch or a video game. For those looking for an extra nerdy Valentine’s Day gift, we recommend getting their significant other a board game. Not just any board game but one that uses a mobile app to enhance the experience.

    Fantasy Flight Games

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    Lord of The Rings: Journeys in Middle-Earth by Fantasy Flight Games is a cooperative tabletop game where 1-5 players team up to create their adventures in Middle Earth. All players select a character and go through scenarios featuring epic battles against evil forces. The result will depend entirely on these characters’ choices throughout the 60 minutes+ long game.

    Lord Of The Rings board game has a companion app that plays the role of the Game Master. It shows players how to set up game scenarios, throw random events at them, and play enemy movements, making the game feel much more interactive and unpredictable.

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    Fantasy Flight Games has another board game that utilizes a mobile app – Mansions of Madness. Here the app also replaces the Fame Master and helps to streamline the players’ experience. A perfect gift for a fan of Lovecraftian horrors.

    Bezier Games

    If you’re not a fan of long gameplays and complicated scenarios, check out a short and easily explained game, One Night Ultimate Werewolf by Bezier Games.

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    This board game uses the concept of a popular Mafia card game but puts a fun werewolf twist on it. Instead of guessing who’s been giving the mafia cards, the group needs to figure out who holds a werewolf card (or cards), as well as who’s been assigned other roles with special abilities that also affect the gameplay.

    On One Night Ultimate Werewolf, the app also plays the role of a Game Master, meaning that everyone in the group gets to participate in the game actively. Each game lasts about 10 minutes, which makes it perfect for killing some time during a friend gathering or a party, as well as blowing off some steam with friends or roommates after a long day at work.

    Sadly, you won’t be able to play it as a part of your date night, as the game requires at least three players.

    3. Tech Organizer

    Does your partner own many gadgets and needs help organizing all of the cables and charges whenever you’re going on a trip? Then the TechCapsule tech organizer by PHOOZY might be the perfect gift for them.

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    TechCapsule is an ultralight compact case with two main compartments and zippered mesh pockets that will help you keep your cables, chargers, and other items like keys, AirTag, Stylus / Apple Pencil, power banks, hard drives, phones, and even small tablets organized. The capsule is made with premium waterproof material that will protect your accessories from heat, cold, rain, snow, and mud.

    The insides of the capsule are lined with antimicrobial linings to keep your devices hygienically clean. The TechCapsule comes with a shoulder strap, ready for you to take it on your next adventure.

    4. Laptop Stand

    If your Valentine spends a lot of time on their laptop, playing video games, or watching anime, for example, they’ll appreciate a gift that will help them improve their posture. A laptop stand does it by adjusting the height of your laptop and setting the ideal viewing angle for you so that you don’t have to slouch in front of your computer.

    The X-Kit by Ugreen is an ergonomic foldable laptop stand with four adjustable levels. Its light yet sturdy and feels stable on your desk. You can also use the X-Kit in bed for added comfort while watching Netflix with your loved one.

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    This laptop stand also comes with a USB-C port with five inputs. Most modern laptops don’t have enough ports for any hardware you might want to use, so the extra five ports will come in handy.

    The X-Kit stand is portable and light and will easily fit in your backpack if you want to take it to work or school. It’s easy to open and set up and doesn’t take up too much space. Using it to organize a workspace at any location won’t be a problem.

    5. Gift of LEGO

    Is your partner a LEGO fan? While that narrows the field of search for the best gift for them, it also doesn’t immediately tell you what to get, as there are so many different LEGO options out there.

    If your partner is also an art lover, you can get them one of the most beautiful LEGO building sets – Starry Night by Vincent Van Gogh. It’s a 3D LEGO brick art model of Vincent Van Gogh’s masterpiece – The Starry Night (1889).

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    This piece results from a creative collaboration between LEGO and The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA). It has 2316 pieces which you and your partner will both enjoy putting together. Plus, there’s an adorable Van Gogh minifigure holding his paintbrush and palette.

    When it’s finished, you can use the wall hook to hang your work at your personal LEGO art gallery at home.

    6. Waterproof Backpack

    A tech backpack is a perfect gift for someone who’s always carrying around their gadgets. Of course, you can use any bag to carry your gadgets, but you always risk getting your things wet and damaging them.

    Daypack by DryTide is a waterproof backpack created with one purpose – to keep your things dry. Regular fabrics don’t stop water and are generally not water-resistant. DryTide uses a production technique that doesn’t use stitches to put parts together, which makes their backpacks 100% waterproof.

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    The Daypack is made of high-quality, durable fabric that will stay dry even in the heaviest conditions, like rain storms or blizzards. You can use this bag to take your gadgets anywhere without worrying about safety. According to DryTide, you can literally throw their Daypack into the sea, and the things inside it will still stay dry.

    While they have backpacks of various sizes, the Daypack seems the most versatile choice. It can fit up to 30L, a comfortable size for daily and short trips. Daypack doesn’t have too many pockets, but it’ll easily fit your laptop sleeve. The shoulder strap and the hip belt are comfortable enough for you to be able to carry your things around for a considerable amount of time.

    7. Ultralight Cardholder

    If your partner is someone who can never find the right wallet, introduce them to the Carbon Fiber Cardholder by Ekster. This smart wallet is made of super light 3K space-grade carbon fiber, which makes it both lightweight and practically indestructible.

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    This wallet can hold up to 15 cards and bills (you can sneak a cute love card inside before giving it to your significant other). Thanks to Ekster’s patented mechanism, getting your cards and money out is easy with just a click of a button. The wallet features an expandable metal backplate that allows you to carry more notes and cards without expanding the cardholder, so the wallet will easily fit in any size pocket.

    One of the coolest features of this wallet is that it blocks RFID to prevent wireless theft from your cards. It uses a layer of carbon fiber to clock the electromagnetic signal emitted from your card. By creating this barrier, the wallet cancels out electromagnetic signals, making it impossible for thieves to use the cards you’re carrying in your cardholder.

    You can also get an Ekster Tracker Card to ensure your loved one doesn’t accidentally lose your gift.

    8. Nerdy Doormat

    Want your gift to stand out? How about getting your Valentine a cool doormat? A doormat as a gift might give some people the wrong idea. However, if you’re genuinely close with the person and know the type of things they like, they will see a custom-made doormat as a fun addition to their home.

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    You can find many doormats with various pop culture references on Etsy. The best part is that you can put anything you like (or anything your partner will like) on the doormat, from a Han Solo quote to a Disney print, to something only the two of you will understand.

    What’s Your Favorite Valentine’s Day Gift Idea?

    Finding the best gift for the person closest to you may be challenging. But most people appreciate the effort more than the actual gift. That’s why sometimes the best option is to opt for something small but personal.

    If you want to get your partner a truly unique gift, consider a DIY gift like a handmade Valentine’s card or a coffee mug with a picture of the two of you together.

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