Geek Gift Countdown: GelaSkins

Imagine for a moment that you are young and broke and nerdy. Not so much of a stretch is it? Maybe you’re the kind of guy that goes into debt around Christmas time to give a few select friends cool gifts. Maybe your’e the Scrooge who doesn’t give anyone anything (dick). Now these two worlds can merge thanks to the affordable, yet awesomely geek approved arrival of GelaSkins. With the ubiquity of smart phones and laptops, the market for removable skins and covers blew up and GelaSkins pulled out a lot of stops in gathering up some of the geekiest properties to place on your gadget of choice.


The company has dozens of great looking skins, but if you want to show off your nerd cred, you’ll want to hit up the comics section. With retro cover art featuring Iron Man, Spider-Man, and The X-Men from Marvel, you can also grab cool designs featuring Dark Horse properties like The Goon or some covers featuring artwork from the delightfully macabre Tim Burton.

The real point is these are smart, thoughtful gifts that are cool and show you know your target nerd well enough to pick out something relevant to their interests, all without breaking the bank. You can cover your phone, or your friends phone, for an average price of around $15. It’s more expensive to cover laptops, but for stocking stuffers or gifts to friends you don’t like *that* much, they’re great.

How the Price Index Works:

For our ‘Price Index,’ we’ve devised a four-level scale based on the expense of the items we’re recommending. This is based on our research (mainly on Amazon and other fine retailers). It breaks down like so:

Dirt Cheap: Cost of $25 or less.

Affordable: Cost of no greater than $50.

A Worthy Stretch: Slightly more expensive, but no more expensive than $150.

For the Rich: Gifts for those you really, really love. $150 and greater items only need apply here.

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