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Etsy staff edit: Christmas gifts for a closet geek…

Dec 2, 2014

by Becky Jones handmade and vintage goods

Becky Jones, Etsy UK Press Office Intern

Christmas is just around the corner and here at Etsy’s UK HQ we thought we would share with you our Christmas wish-lists this year, and save you all that hard work (you’re welcome).

I’m a self-confessed closet geek for anything fantasy or sci-fi related.We’re talking Game of Thrones, Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, Doctor Who, the complete works. However, I don’t always let my inner nerdy girl out, mostly to save me from any embarrassing outbursts of inappropriate fan-girl squealing.

So here’s my edit of Christmas presents for that secretly geeky girl in your life (come on, we all know one).

Every fangirl needs a comfy geek-appropriate t-shirt to wear when settling in for a movie marathon, and this one tops them all.

R2D2 is super cute anyway, but on a cushion, why, he’s just adorable.

Keeping track of all the millions of places and gazillions of people in Game of Thrones is HARD (especially when they keep dying), but this set of retro travel posters will help.

The whimsical nature of the Hobbit etched on a drinking jar = a must have.

If the girl you’re buying for is an extreme closet geek, go for something understated, pretty and which still lets her show some love for HP (the boy wizard, not the sauce).

Know any budding fangirls? Introduce them to the wonders of Star Trek with this plush Spock.

This. Is. Amazing.

I’m still waiting for my owl from Hogwarts (it just got lost alright?!) but with this notebook you can totally just imagine going to spell classes instead.

Everyone has a different favourite Doctor, but luckily these prints are available for them all. (No. 11 is mine).

Yeah, science! Inspire great things with this nerdy notebook.

Sadly this will always be true for closet geeks. Might as well embrace it.

For more closet geekery, check out Becky’s Etsy favourites feed here. And look out for more Etsy UK staff Christmas picks coming your way this week.

More Christmas gift guides

1. Etsy UK’s 2014 Christmas Gift Guide: men, women, children & teens
2. Advent calendars: 10 alternative ways to count down
3. Christmas colour trends: 4 themes to get you inspired
4. Deck the halls: 15 of the best Christmas decorations


  • Huckabee1

    Maggie-Lee Huckabee said 5 years ago

    I love the quote is the very top image but can't see where I can order that (only all the things that follow). Can you help?

  • annecorr1

    anne corr from modestly said 5 years ago

    fantastic items.

  • LAccentNou

    Anastasia from LAccentNou said 5 years ago

    Awesome finds! Just love the last t-shirt! :)

  • SaraWen

    Sara from SaraWen said 5 years ago

    Geeks unite! :D

  • printsofheart

    Lisa from PrintsOfHeart said 5 years ago

    Are we allowed to Dr Who stuff now then?

  • teacuppiranha

    Ali Xenos from TeacupPiranha said 5 years ago

    Aww thank you for featuring my travel prints!! Love this blog post! <3

  • BeckyUK Admin

    Rebecca Jones said 5 years ago

    Maggie-Lee Huckabee - the print is by Fox and Velvet. If you click on the link underneath the image it will take you straight to it!

  • serenitycrafting2

    serenitycrafting2 from SerenityCraftingUK said 5 years ago

    great items ! I create fandom jewellery from scratch, using my own designs. If anyone is looking for unusual pieces, please pop by !

  • WildRoseAndSparrow

    Liana from WildRoseAndSparrow said 5 years ago

    THIS. IS. AMAZING.INDEED. I LOVE the notebook, I love the cool t-shirt. Fun , awesome , creative choices for creative, fun people in my life. Thank you.

  • jalyson

    Jane Zing Vintage from ZingVintage said 5 years ago

    Cool pieces! Why be a closet geek when you can be an out-and-out one like me? Etsy probably couldn't comment on the copyright laws from country to country per se as that is the responsibility of the seller. However, despite the Great Knitted Ood Debate of 2008 and the similar Definitely Not Jayne's Hat Battle of 2013, there are still these items for sale on Etsy...though it's definitely an area to research carefully... I think I'll stick to vintage! :-)

  • storysparkcreative

    Sarah Barrett from StorySparkCreative said 5 years ago

    Haha, I LOVE the GoT posters! Ring the nerd alarm.

  • abenakcreation

    Virpi Irene Bendandi from ABenakCreation said 5 years ago

    I am totally no sci-fi and no fantasy - fiction lover, but I do love these pieces!

  • WeAreUniqueTeam

    We Are Unique Team said 5 years ago

    Awesome finds! Its always great to see all the variety that the Etsy community has to offer... Wishing everyone a busy holiday season!

  • tripathismriti

    Smriti from DesiFabrics said 5 years ago

    Wow...just <3 the Star Trek toy :)

  • debbietodd61

    Debbie Todd from DebbieToddStudio said 5 years ago

    I love the tee, just what I need for my nephew,

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