So, it’s happened. You spent weeks preparing for the impending holidays and you realize that you have forgotten a gift for that one friend or that cousin who unexpectedly decided to come for Christmas dinner after all.
Never fear, NerdAtlas is here with some great ideas for last minute buys for nerds – no last minute iTunes giftcards here. All of these items are available in physical brick & mortar stores, or are direct digital purchases for your convenience needs!
Playstation Plus Membership – Applicable for PS3, PS4 and the Vita
These memberships are for sale at any Best Buy, Target or Walmart. A yearlong membership subscribes you to the PSN media network and provides access to lots of free and discounted games – a super wonderful value.
Saga, Vol. 1 – Best Comic of 2013
If your friend/loved one is into reading comics, Saga is a great choice. Sold at your local Barnes and Noble, this series has been acclaimed as some of the best of 2013.
Star Trek Catan – Fabulous Variation on Catan
For sale in both Barnes and Noble and Target, this variation on Settlers of Catan is a lot of fun for Trekkies, Sci-Fi nerds and Catan addicts alike.
T.A.R.D.I.S. – Whovian Swag
Surprisingly enough, your local Hot Topic has a tremendous amount of Doctor Who swag in stock right now. From beanies, to t-shirts, to plushies and more you can get any Whovian something special.
Audible Subscription – For Readers and Commuters
Audible is Amazon’s audiobook service – each month you receive a credit which you use to redeem an audiobook. If you know someone who drives long commutes, works out regularly or just loves audiobooks, this is a great gift.
Steam Winter Sale – PC and Mac gamers
For those who may not know, Steam is the best PC gaming service available online. The Steam Winter Sale offers steep discounts (from 33%-80%) on many popular, even recent video game releases. You can either send someone credit to purchase a game themselves or buy a game and send it directly to their email/account.
Good luck and happy shopping!