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Great Gifts for Boyfriend: For the Nerd in Your Life

Updated on December 22, 2013

Boyfriend Gift Ideas for the Nerd in Your Life

We all know that the hottest and most attractive type of guys out there are nerds: you know, computer nerds, geeks, programmers, techies, designers, web developers, anime junkies or hobby enthusiasts. The best thing about having a nerdy boyfriend is their ability to create things with such passion and exuberance. That makes them sexy. Also, their ability to make something out of nothing and then make a lot of money from these said projects. Just sexy.

There are a lot of products out there on the market right now, particularly on the web market. If you are specifically looking for geek gifts for the boyfriend, prepare to be overwhelmed with the sheer volume of stuff for sale on the web. I've made a nice, comprehensive list of highly sought after gifts for him.

Arduino Board

Arduino is one of the best geek gifts you could buy.
Arduino is one of the best geek gifts you could buy. | Source


Arduino is an Italian made, open-source electronics prototyping platform based on flexible, easy-to-use hardware. It's made for artists, designers, hobbyists or anyone interested in creating interactive objects or environments. The Arduino platform is beyond popular among geeks from all over the world. In June 2012, Massimo Banzi gave a Ted talk on how Arduino is open-sourcing imagination.

Some examples of projects made with Arduino are:

  • Digital dice
  • Microcontrollers
  • Digital custom alarm clocks
  • Light controller
  • Garage door opener
  • Robots of all kinds
  • Robotic hand
  • Custom night light with built in alarm clock and body senser

Arduino users create projects based on online tutorials, hard copy tutorials (included in the starter kit) or projects can be created with no instructions at all. The Arduino starter kit has everything you need to start any Arduino project (besides the actual hardware you need, depending on the project you're making). A step by step manual is included and the idea is that every new project builds upon the previous one through step by step learning of concepts.

Arduino Alarm Clock Project

Great gifts for men: Arduino
Great gifts for men: Arduino | Source

Arduino Alarm Clock with 433.92 Mhz Nexa Integration

Samsung Galaxy Tablet

Great gift ideas for boyfriend: The Samsung Galaxy Tablet
Great gift ideas for boyfriend: The Samsung Galaxy Tablet | Source


Lucky for you, we are living in an age where tablet computers are highly developed, smartly designed and as cheap as they could be. If you're looking for gift ideas for boyfriend, a tablet computer may just be the perfect solution.

Tablets are great devices for checking your email, web browsing, social media ect. They are also lightweight and easy to transport. Tablets make great gifts for him (your boyfriend) because they are sleek, efficient and not-too-pricey.

As far as price is concerned, you can spend anywhere from $88 (7 inch Android 4.1 Jelly Bean Multi-touch 8GB Internet Tablet) up to $850 (Google Nexus 10 " 32GB Tablet with Dual Camera by Samsung).

Best Tablets

Top Tablets
Price Point
GB Storage
7 Inch Android 4.1 Jelly Bean Tablet
8 GB
Built-In 0.3M Pixels-Front Camera
Input AC100-240V, 50-60Hz, Output 5V 2A; 3.7V 3200 mAh Li-Polymer rechargeable battery; enjoy longer running time
M807T Dual Core 1.6 GHz Android 4.1.1 Tablet
8 GB internal flash memory (5.19 GB user accessible)
Built-in front-facing 0.3 MP camera, 2MP rear
1.6 GHz dual-core processor, Integrated IEEE 802.11b/g/n Wireless LAN
Barnes and Noble Nook HD Tablet
16GB16GB total memory of which approximately 13GB is available to store user content.
1 MP rear webcam
Extra-long battery life - up to 10 hours of reading; up to 9 hours of video
Samsung Galaxy Tab GT-P7510
16 GB
3 MP rear webcam
Average Battery life: 10 hours

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Backpack Equipped with Battery for Charging Smartphone/Tablet/eReaders

Ful Brand

  • On-board removable battery with built-in PowerVine System delivers a 3000mAh charge directly to where it's needed. That?s enough to charge the average smartphone twice.
  • Easily accessible pockets include dedicated Apple and M2 connectors with micro and mini USBs that allow you to charge Android, Blackberry, and thousands of other portable devices. Apple connectors charge your iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch.
  • The full-sized internal USB port allows you to charge almost anything.
  • Battery can be charged easily in or out of the bag with the included AC adaptor
  • Padded pocket safely transports a 14" laptop, tablet, or other devices.
  • On-board removable battery with built-in PowerVine System delivers a 3000mAh charge directly to where it's needed. That's enough to charge the average smartphone twice.

Powerbag Backpack Designed by ful with Battery for Charging Smartphones, Tablets and eReaders

An LED Watch

If you're looking for one-of-a-kind gifts for him, you should seriously consider buying your boyfriend an LED watch. It's smart, sleek and retro all at the same time. It's rare in this day and age to see people wearing watches, let alone LED watches.

About 2 years ago, I bought my husband a watch from kickstarter. It was a rubber band with the capability and hardware to hold an ipod nano. He still gets a double take every time he wears that watch. My point? Cutting edge watches can stand the test of time.

Anker® Astro E4 13000mAh Portable High Capacity Dual-Port External Battery Pack

  • Huge capacity (13000mAh) charges the iPhone almost 6 times, large-capacity phones like the Galaxy S4 more than 3 times or about an 80% charge to an iPad 3 / 4.
  • Super-fast charge output (5V / 3A total) through dual USB ports (5V / 2A and 5V / 1A) allow for simultaneous charging of your iPad, iPhone, Android, and more at high speed.
  • Smooth, ivory/ebony varnish allows you to power up in style, while 4 status LEDs keep you informed of remaining capacity. Built-in flashlight for dark or low-light environments.
  • Premium lithium-ion battery ensures quality, supplying 500+ recharge cycles over a lifetime. Use a 1.5A adapter (not included) with the included USB cable for fastest charging (6.5 hours).
  • Package contents: Anker® Astro E4 External Battery, Micro USB cable, travel pouch, instruction manual.

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Top PS3 Games

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Great Gifts for Him: PS3 Games

Games can be the perfect gift for the boyfriend, particularly if games are his pastime. Some of the top games for PS3 are:

  1. The Last of Us
  2. DMC Devil May Cry
  3. Bioshock Infinite
  4. Defiance
  5. Tomb Raider
  6. Mass Effect 3


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