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  • 5 tech gifts you should get for kids this holiday season

    I’m a big believer in educational toys for my kids. Yes, we all know those moments when they're desperate for whatever the latest trend is. But I do feel there needs to be a balance between getting them something they desperately want because it's popular and getting them something that will teach them skills and grow their minds. Sometimes kids tech does this, sometimes it doesn't. For example, I have watched my eldest son's fine motor coordination improve when he began playing video games – this doesn't mean I want him to spend all day playing video games, but I...

  • Pippa’s guide to tech gifts on a budget

    We all know that buying gifts for a million people is tough. Especially at this time of year – there are just too many people to buy for! I try and keep my gift buying to a minimum to be honest – I buy for my kids and my immediate family because in today’s economic climate it’s just too expensive to buy for everybody! So what do you do when you’re strapped for cash but you just can’t possibly leave someone out? You go with one of these budget options of course… Gift cards I know gift cards might seem lame to...

  • Pippa’s guide to the 5 best gaming gifts this festive season

    Games are always a good buy for THAT person in your house (my household is full of them!), because it means they'll get hours of enjoyment out of them, especially if there's someone they can play them with. You know your partner/really close friend you don't mind spending money on/child is desperate for a new game this Christmas but you have NO idea what to get them. Maybe they've just got a new console and they need games to play on it, or maybe they're just finished playing everything else on their list and are searching for something new and...

  • 9 Valentine’s Day gifts that will melt your geeky love interest’s heart

    February 14th is fast approaching. That means you're either dreading the day, or are happily in love. For those who fall into the latter, we've hand-picked nine of the geekiest gifts imaginable for the nerd in your life. 1. The 8-bit flower Is this how Mario would have serenaded Princess Peach? ThinkGeek would like to think so: the flowers are 3D printed, beautifully pixellated and never, ever need watering. 2. Droid LTE 14K Ring This is the real deal, a 14 Karat white gold ring with gold, white gold, diamonds, created sapphires and it looks like a bloody R2-D2 unit from Star...

  • My geeky Valentine: 5 gifts for nerds in love

    I have real trouble buying Valentine’s Day presents for my husband. Either the things I want to buy are a tad too expensive, or we end up lapsing into buying the things we both love, which include graphic novels, game related paraphernalia or tattoos. I have however done a bit of research this year and managed to track down some awesome geeky bits and pieces that I think would appropriate for the technophile in your life. All of these range in price, so it always of course depends on how much you want to spend, but let’s pretend for a...

  • What to buy a geek for Christmas

    I know it can be hard for non-geeks to buy gifts for geeks at Christmas time. This year I’ve decided to make a little geek wish list so that we can end the reign of bad geek gifts. I’ve put together a list of 20 items that is pretty general so that there will be a gift for everyone in a fair price range too. I’ve left the obvious ones out like PS3 or Xbox and games etc... I'm sure that is a given. Right? There are also some RAD DC Universe Converse sneakers that I’ve seen around in stores...