Pfeff-Bot and Maximus Prime are back with another wild assortment of novelty gift ideas for the loved ones in your life – or for you! From Star Trek to The Good Place, this guide is sure to make your end of the year gift shopping easy and fun!
Check out our Holiday Geek Gift Guide 2020: Specialty Items below for thrills and inspiration!
If you’re looking for the perfect Valentine’s Day card for the special geek in your life, look to no one but the Ghost Girls, Laurie and Toni at Ghost Girl Greetings. In business over a year, the ladies have their own Etsy store where they sell pop culture and horror-themed greeting cards for all occasions, and celebrations. They gained some great momentum in 2018 when their cards were endorsed by Dana DeLorenzo, who played Kelly Maxwell on Ash vs Evil Dead and they even did an AvED collaboration with her.
Their latest series for the upcoming holiday of love features beautiful artwork as well as pun-tastic messages.
You know how it is with greeting cards: You pick a generic one with a poem or sonnet that no one ever reads and right after the holiday they’re dumped in the paper recycling bin. Well, not anymore. Ghost Girl Greetings is reimagining greeting cards with a pop culture twist, drawing and writing cards that are perfect for any occasion for all the horror hounds and geeks in your life.
Instead of the usual disposable cards, Ghost Girls Greetings’ offerings will become fixtures and talking pieces whenever people see them. The company has an Etsy store and was started by two genre-loving “ghoulfriends,” Laurie Necco and Toni Gabriele.
If you and your children felt overwhelmed at New York City Comic Con last month, then I recommend saving early November for Play Fair NY. This past weekend Play Fair NY took over the Jacob Javits Center in midtown Manhattan, and gave kids of all ages a reason to be very excited about the upcoming holiday season. Play Fair NY featured interactive toy and game areas, celebrity and character meet and greets, a 13,000 pound vat of slime, a Minecraft VR learning lab, and a chance to see all the toys nominated for 2017 Toy of the Year. The best compliment I can pay Play Fair NY though, is as a parent. Both my 13-year old son and 6-year old daughter did not want to leave and they were actively playing and engaging their minds and imaginations, rather than glued to a screen.
A few months ago, the U.K.’s Royal Mail released a set of stamps inspired by the works of Agatha Christie, one of the greatest mystery writers of all time, in honor of the 100th anniversary of her first detective story – The Mysterious Affair at Styles, which introduced Hercule Poirot, the famous fictional Belgian detective. But these are no ordinary stamps.
Each of the six designs is based on one of Christie’s popular novels and each contains hidden clues pertaining to its respective title — Murder on the Orient Express, The Body in the Library, And Then There Were None, The Murder of Roger Ackroyd, A Murder is Announced, and the aforementioned The Mysterious Affair at Styles.