February is here, and that means that it’s time for another Valentine’s Day. We’re no strangers to love (count it as a Rick Roll, if you’d like), and even some of our favorite nerdy movies revolve around two characters in live. Harry Potter, Star Wars, and The Nightmare Before Christmas are just a few of our favorite movies that have love entangled all up in them.
So, of course, when V-Day comes around, we start thinking about love in a different way. We’re not about buying roses, chocolates and teddy bears with hearts on them. No, we’re better than that. We look for new nerdy Valentine’s Day gifts that tell our soul mates we love them in our own way.
So if you’re looking to stay away from the cliché, check out these 14 cool nerdy Valentine’s Day gifts for your significant other:
1. 8-bit Legendary Hero Heat Change Mug
If you’re not looking to spend all of your rupees on one big gift, check out this 8-Bit Legendary Hero Heat-Change Mug. If they frequently drink coffee or tea, and are absolutely in love with all things Zelda, this mug is perfect. As the mug heats up, the life hearts on its side fill up. When it cools back down, the hearts drain, as if your life has been taken from you as the coffee has gotten cold. If they’re a gamer, this heat changing mug is one of the best of the cheap nerd gifts for V-Day.
2. Harry Potter ‘Always’ Book Page Necklace
Especially with the recent passing of Professor Snape (Alan Rickman), this Harry Potter-themed necklace that uses the actual book page from Snape’s most-quoted line makes for a great gift. The Harry Potter ‘Always’ Book Page necklace is the perfect way to say I love you this Valentine’s Day.
3. Star Wars Bouquet
ThinkGeek absolutely killed it this year with its handful of nerdy-themed plush bouquets just in-time for Valentine’s Day. Our personal favorite, of course, is the Star Wars Bouquet which features nine cutesy Star Wars characters.
4. Star Wars I Love You I Know Pillowcase Set
Give the bed you share a nerdy twist with this Star Wars I Love You I Know Pillowcase Set. One pillowcase reads, “I Love You” with Princess Leia, and the other pillowcase reads “I Know” with Han Solo. Put them together on the same bed, and you’ve got one of the most-quoted phrases in the Star Wars universe. Each pillowcase is 20″ x 30″, and made of 100% polyester.
5. Princess Bride Art Print
Want to know the key to a good, healthy relationship? When your significant other asks you for something, simply say, “as you wish.” It’ll let them know you love them without just saying “I love you.” This art print of the iconic quote from Princess Bride makes for a great nerdy Valentine’s gift.
Price: $15.00Buy it here.
6. Game of Thrones Inspired Necklaces
These Game of Thrones-inspired necklaces play off of Khaleesi and Khal Drogo’s nicknames, “My Sun and Stars” and “Moon of my Life.” Each necklace is made out of Tibetan silver and stainless steel. The necklace that says “My Sun and Stars” has a sun charm on it, while the “Moon of my Life” necklace has a moon, each of which have a unique design. The seller will also make them into keychains, instead, if preferred.
Price: $20.00Buy it here.
7. The Doctor/Companion Rings
If your relationship frequently touches on the topic of who would be the Doctor, and who would be the companion, these Doctor/Companion Rings by ThinkGeek are the perfect nerdy Valentine’s Day gift. They’re available separately, meaning if you both think you’re companions, you can get two companion rings. These rings are officially licensed, and they’re available in whole sizes from 6-11. They’re engraved in TARDIS blue, so even if you were to get just companion rings, there’s no doubt that they’re Doctor Who-themed.
$19.99 $9.99 (per ring)
8. Book Lovers’ Soy Candles
Now, here’s something you won’t find in stores: candles inspired by books. The fine folks at Frostbeard Studio, which is run by a married couple named Roxie and Tom, have crafted not only a great logo, but also great book-scented candles. Want your home to smell like old books? Winterfell? A wizardy buttery drink? The Shire? Well, the creative company has over 20 uniquely-scented and book-themed candles to check out.
Price: $18.00Buy it here.
9. Wonder Woman Printed Corset and Panty Set
If you’re looking to take the sexier route this Valentine’s Day, that does’t mean you can’t be nerdy. In fact, we’re firm believers that nerdy is sexy — the nerdier, the sexier! So, check out this Wonder Woman Printed Corset and Panty Set over at Fun.com. She’ll feel as fabulous as Wonder Woman, herself. Gold tiara sold separately.Buy it here.
10. Build Your Own Charm Bracelet
Sure, Pandora bracelets are cool, but how about NERDY Pandora bracelets? At ThinkGeek, you’re able to create your own charm bracelet, filling it up with things like an 8-Bit heart, the Serenity from Firefly, Daryl’s Crossbow, and more. There are Star Wars–themed charms, Harry Potter charms, and just about every sort of charm you could imagine. And yes, there’s a TARDIS.
Price: Bracelets start at $12.49, Charms start at $9.99 each.Buy it here.
11. Gold-Plated Tungsten Carbide One Ring
Our taste in jewelry is a bit different than the norm, and we can’t explain why we’re drawn to this Gold-Plated Tungsten Carbide One Ring, as if it has some sort of secret power or hold over us. Give her your very own precious and show her how much you love her.
Price: $99.99Buy it here.
12. DC Comics Bombshells: Joker & Harley Statue
A couple that drops bombshells together, stays together! This DC Comics Bombshells: Joker & Harley Statue is perfect for the Batman fan. It depicts Harley and the Joker in the style of 1940s pinup art. It’s designed by Ant Lucia and sculpted by Tim Miller, and there are only 5,200 of these statues made. The figure stands at 10″ tall, and if your significant other is a lover of one of the comic book world’s favorite villainous couples, this Joker & Harley Statue is perfect.
Price: $249.99Buy it here.
13. X-Wing Silk Tie
Unfortunately, life occasionally requires us to wear a tie. That’s a real bummer, but if you happen to need an elegant accessory for a more civilized get together, ThinkGeek has a great X-Wing Silk Tie. What’s great about this tie is that it doesn’t scream, “Hey, I’m a super duper nerd.” Instead, from far away, it looks like any other tie, until you get up close to it and observe that it’s covered in X-Wings. Not that we don’t support screaming you’re a super duper nerd, but sometimes, a more reserved nerd may be required.
14. Jack Skellington & Sally Kissing Salt & Pepper Shakers
Finding little ways to show your fandom is one of the many joys of life, and if your love is into The Nightmare Before Christmas — and who isn’t — Box Lunch Gifts has a great Jack Skellington & Sally Salt and Pepper Shaker Set that depicts the duo kissing.
Price; $21.50Buy it here.