So you managed the impossible and convinced someone to marry
you. Better yet, you have beaten the odds and made it to an
anniversary. Britney Spears envies you, but that won't help
you if you screw up in the gift department.
So we here at RevolutionSF have compiled the first of a series
of lists of gifts for the geek couple. We have even gone as
far as to scour the Internet to find places for you to buy the
gifts without leaving your favorite gaming chair or having to
interact with something as scary as a salesclerk.
Warning: These gifts are meant for the geek couple.
If you have been unlucky, or unwise, enough to marry outside
the culture, we have included the traditional suggestions as
well in order to help you maintain marital harmony. And still
be allowed to play City
of Heroes every Wednesday night.
Enjoy your first five years.
The first year is over and you can finally stop counting your
monthly anniversaries. This requires an appropriate celebration
of your geek love.
Traditionally you would give a paper gift for this momentous
occasion, say money or a check or a membership to your favorite
convention (like say, Polaris).
Or you could just buy your one true love the new Harry
Floppy disk journals: $6.99
to $ 19.99
Seal of the Geek greeting cards: $15.95
CTU seal design notepad: $2.99
Wolfram & Hart notepad: $1.99
A couple of years have passed for the perfect couple, and you
are both still in love. In all likelihood one or both of you
have stopped shaving. Traditionally you would have bought your
love something made of cotton, but since you both already live
in your jeans we have taken our inspiration from the modern
Geek: Whatever your fandom, whatever your budget, there
is a collector's plate out there for you.
Stargate SG-1 collector plate: $19.95
R2-D2 8-inch collector plate: $39.99
Roswell crash dinner plate: $9.99
Lord of the Rings collector plate: $39.95
Xena and Gabrielle collector plate: $19.95
And if you can't find that special Manimal plate —
you know, the one where the dude turns into a panther —
own. RevolutionSF does not endorse piracy of any kind. When
The Man is watching.
The number three has been accorded a great deal of significance
in Western culture. So has the collector glass in geek culture.
So it makes perfect sense that we pair the two of them for your
third anniversary. Why not toast to your geek love using one
of our suggestions?
And if these don't rock your boat, hit the
eBay or Craig's List,
where you can find lots of glasses from lots of fandoms. Some
of them may even not be stolen!
Now if you want to buy traditional but still be geeky, we
suggest you hit your local Ren
Faire or SCA meeting for
gifts. But stay out of the adult store, because no matter how
much Hentai you've watched, you are not that flexible.
Jonny Quest collector glass: $20.00
Spider-Man collector glass: $9.99
Cinderella and Prince Charming personalized set of 2 champagne
Lost Dharma rocks glass, set of 6: $22.95
A quartet of years have passed and some of the cheap plastic
crap you got for your wedding has started to break down. Since
Aunt Mathilda was too cheap to buy the extended warranty, it's
time to replace it.
If you've already got all our suggestions, check out the Original
Panel, a fabulous product from Spain that will allow you
to turn your frontloading washing machine into a replica of
Imagine what the maid will say!
Star Wars R2-D2 projector with DVD Player and iPod
dock (comes with a Millenium Falcon remote): $3,928.13
And soon you can buy Tie-Fighter
And someone built a custom Death
R2-D2 trash can: $150
XP3 programmable message clock: $59.99
X-Men Wolverine phone: $59.99
Half a decade has gone by. The person you crawl into bed with
at night still makes your heart skip a beat, whether due to
love or fear. Maybe a little bit of both, and that's not a bad
The traditional list would have you buy something out of wood,
but that is really not geeky enough. Instead we turn again to
the modern list for inspiration, and one of these would make
a wonderfully geeky addition to any table.
Mickey Mouse 20-piece flatware set: $24.99
Stainless steel wrenchware set, 3-piece: $17.99
Wenger giant Swiss army knife v. 1.0: $1,200.00
Doctor Who Dalek bottle opener: $16.99
Spider-Man dinner spoon and fork: $6.99
Of course you might want to protect that table from the third
anniversary's glassware. For that we suggest a high-tech horizontal
device, otherwise known as the coaster.