The holidays are coming and your little geek-in-training deserves more than the average mundane baby gifts out there. Never fear, I found 20 presents sure to grow your child’s geek cred. (And your geek parent status too.)
With these fabulous baby and toddler gifts you will simultaneously stimulate their brain, while introducing them to geek culture. I only scratched the surface of what is available. Once I went down the rabbit hole it was hard to keep my picks to only 20!
Babies love poking buttons and chewing on things... like calculators. Let baby safely sink his or her teeth into this wooden Calculator Teether from 3PrincessesStore on Etsy. They'll be doing math in their head before you know it (especially if you pair it with a copy of Introductory Calculus For Infants).
It's never too early to introduce a geekling to computer code. Web Design for Babies is a fun, lift-the-flap book teaching about the inner workings of websites. This author also wrote HTML for Babies and CSS for Babies. You know, these could be more helpful to adults than those "For Dummies" books.
Between nap time and diaper changes, your little superhero is busy serving justice to the citizens of the toy box. These bodysuits are sold individually at ThinkGeek and available up to size 24 months.
No matter how good your warranty is, it's risky to let your smartphone become baby's teether. Even if your little one isn't fooled by the switcheroo, having their very own wooden phone teether will boost their sense of toddler tech savvy. As for the teething discomfort, maybe someday there'll be an app for that? 3PrincessesStore also offers personalization!
There's no doubt that reading is great for babies. Board books are ideal and often teach simple concepts such as letters, colors and numbers. Geeklings will delight in the Star Wars series of learning books such as this Star Wars ABC book available at ThinkGeek.
Just about everyone has a "Baby's First Christmas" ornament. Go a step beyond with this Star Wars inspired "Baby's First Life Day" ornament, hand stamped by Spiffing Jewelry. (Life Day is a Wookiee holiday celebration.)
Tired of reading about that starving caterpillar? Introduce your little one to The Very Hungry Zombie! The book's description on ThinkGeek states it uses humor and playful art rather than scary images. Maybe keep this one for daytime reading just in case.
Baby will feel secure with this Hearthstone Blanket from Summer Wood Crafts on Etsy. Inspired by World of Warcraft, this blanket looks very much like the hearthstone players use to magically transport back to the inn.
Thank goodness for great chemistry. We'd like to take all the credit for our geeklings, but we know deep down science gets (most of) the credit. Compliment your baby with this geeky Perfect Arrangement poster from RoseandJulepPaper on Etsy.