Top 5 Geek V-Day Gifts

On this most auspicious of mass-consumerist holidays, I wanted to share my top 5 picks for Valentine’s Day gifts your geek-girl or guy is sure to love. 


There’s nothing hotter than a tech-loving-woman. Someone that we can share our hopes and Princess Leia-inspired dreams with. Someone who can stay up all night going head to head with us on the MS-Yahoo deal, Guitar Hero III vs. Rock Band, and James T. Kirk vs. Jean-Luc Picard. There’s an interesting site on exactly this topic -apropriately called And one of my very good friends – Neha Tiwari – just happens to be on there, and quite the popular tech girl. Craziest person listed on Meg Whitman of eBay. Who wants to be her beanie-baby’s-daddy? (By the way, there’s also a, so feel free to put me up there and vote for me, over and over again). In this spirit of male and female objectification, I’m compelled to wonder, what better to give your Princess Leia than her own listing on this site, so that other geeks can vote on her brains & beauty?


Now here’s a bit of tech-love trivia for you, according to AT&T, Valentine’s Day is the most popular holiday for text messaging. In a world where text-messaging is the least-personal-form-of-communication (it ranks below in-person, calling, writing a note, and emailing) what kind of douche sends a text. Gizmodo thinks it’s the type of douche who is desperately trying to get laid, and you just have to applaud that level of uselessness. But should you feel the need to try something more original, try singing your belle (or beau) a heartfelt rendition of Sexual Healing on The Ultimate College Idol. It’s like American Idol, but with avatars, and you record the song via pc or cellphone. Then you can email it, or embed it on blogs & social networks for all the world to see.



They say that Music is the language of the soul. No, I have no idea who would say such a think. But let’s be honest, nothing says “I Love You” better than Justin Timberlake, and if you’re not that serious about your partner, better him than you. What better than a sexy red or pink Zune. I know I want one. And if you want something more original (and overpriced), has an article on a new heart-shaped mp3 player. They find it tacky but I’ve always been a hopeless romantic.

Pink Zune for VDayHorrible_player_music


This brings us to our last two geek gifts for V-Day; here’s our runner-up:

This Valentine’s Day, give the gift that keeps on giving. No, not a vibrator – Microsoft Office Ultimate 2007 for only $59.95 if you’re a current college student.

Microsoft Office Ultimate at

Forgive me for that shameless product plug, I couldn’t resist, and I’ve been wanting to use that phrase in a marketing campaign for the past six months. For serious, though, kids, what could be better than some Office goodness. You could present her with a Office 2007 powerpoint extolling her virtues, much like Sir Gallahad in the days of yore, except now with 3D animations.


Finally, here’s my number one pick this Valentine’s for the best geek gift out there.

You can score one of these over at


Dude. Of course there’s a #0. And this is my top pick for Valentine’s Day. People, feel free to put it in the mail. My address is on my Facebook. Discovered thanks to Gina Hughes over at Yahoo Gadgets, Clocky is a new little friend from Nanda whose sole mission in life is to get you out of bed in the morning. Clocky will roll off the nightstand and run around looking for a place to hide. Even after you catch Clocky, it gyrates its body trying to keep you from hitting Snooze.

Check out the vid


4 thoughts on “Top 5 Geek V-Day Gifts

  1. THAT SHIRT. did i show you that shirt? i found it online several months ago and have been lusting heartily after it ever since. neither my boyfriend nor my brother will humor me. you are, officially, my secret nerdy valentine. ❤

  2. What an awesome countdown [great writing sir]…Thanks for the shoutout *blush*. There is also the Wired hotties list, for more cute tech girls. Something heart shaped and that plays music…That would get any guy laid [if you were 13].

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