While the flux-capacitor hasn’t been perfected, and we can’t help you fix any past holiday humbuggery, maybe we can help you get this holiday season off to a good start.

For the next 12 days (Dec 1st-12th), the staff of Nerd Bastards will be listing a few of their favorite nerdy things. Gadgets, doohickeys, thingamabobs and more – all sorts of  items that have been Nerd tested and Bastard approved.  Basically,  stuff you want, things you need, and everything you can’t have.

We hope you’ll  find some unique and nerdtastic gifts among our selections, and that they make their way under your tree, Menorah or Kwanzaa bush.

Hit the jump for Regina Lizik’s list of Nerdful things. Check back tomorrow for Jason McAnelly’s list. To see archive of this feature, click HERE.


I am desperate for a subscription to Loot Crate.  For about $20 a month (including shipping), a box of geek swag is delivered to your door filled with sample and full size products. This is a riff on the girly BirchBox and the dog-loving BarkBox (which I recommend, btw). Getting this would be like a having a mini-Nerdmas every month!



While it’s true that I am a coffee fiend, I also really love tea… and Star Wars. If you mix this Death Star Tea Infuser from ThinkGeek with these Star Trek inspired teas from Adagio Teas, you get the crazy fandom crossover experience without the squicky slash fanfiction.

For days when I am full of self-pity, I can just throw on this shirt and remember that it could be worse. I could be a dinosaur and all of my friends could be dead.

The first thing I’m going to do when I get my new iPhone (other than post a bajillon pictures of my dog to Instagram) is pick up this Farnsworth iPhone case so that I can pretend that I’m an agent on Warehouse 13.

At just over $575, it’s unlikely that anyone will ever buy me this steampunk keyboard, but a girl can dream. Check out more of the photos on Etsy to see close up images of the keyboard.

This brass cuff bracelet has the Sherlock Holmes quote “”Mediocrity knows nothing higher than itself, but talent instantly recognizes genius” set against a Victorian era map of London. It’s available on Etsy.

Most of my Sandman comics are pretty beaten up. It would be nice to have this Sandman Slipcase Set, so that I could own ones that haven’t been read to Death. (See what I did there?)

This Loki inspired leather headpiece by Faerywhere might not be the most practical gift ever but who said gifts had to be practical?

Fact: I brush my teeth with a Wall-E toothbrush. I suppose this Doctor Who Sonic Screwdriver toothbrush is slightly more grown up than Eve and Wall-E. Can sonic screwdrivers fix cavities?

A Wrinkle In Time (and my mother’s insistence that I read it) ignited my love for physics and all things science. This story had a pivotal effect on my life and for that reason, the graphic novel, adapted and illustrated by Hope Larson, is high on my holiday wish list.

I love magnetic poetry and ThinkGeek has a nerdy version so that I can wax poetic about USB ports.

My name means “queen” in Latin, so it’s only natural to assume that “Regina” and “Khaleesi” are interchangeable. Henceforth, I declare that all shall refer to me as KHALEESI – or just buy me this shirt.

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