Seeing as today is a certain someone’s date of birth, a certain someone decided that it would be fitting for the Geek Gift Countdown to deliver some fancy gifts related to a certain someone’s favorite television franchise. Because you really don’t forget your first Doctor, be it Tom Baker, David Tennant or the latest incarnation played by Matt Smith. Or if you’re like me, you’ll always call Christopher Eccleston your first Doctor. Because you are from a younger generation. 27 is not that old!
So for every single Doctor Who fan on your Christmas list, it appears as if Think Geek has all of the best stuff that will make them smile and straighten their bow tie (bow ties are cool), making you the ultimate Doctor Who fan companion.
We shall take these from left to right, as they are seen in the image above. First up is the TARDIS 4-port USB hub, a little gadget that I have found to be both functional and fashionable. Yes, I have one on my desk. Who did you think I was talking about in that opening paragraph?! Alas, at the low low price of $30, this makes for a nice stocking stuffer (or more substantial gift, if its for someone you just sort of like). The light on top lights up and flashes when you plug in one of your many USB devices. And when you do so, it makes the TARDIS’ classic time-traveling sound effects. Because someone still has the parking brake on, after all.
Any time you can buy a chubby dude such as myself an XXL or XXXL t-shirt for under $20, it’s a damn steal. That’s what we have here. ThinkGeek lets these guys fly for $16-19 (plus shipping and handling, of course) and as you can see, they are quite fashionable. You get a bonus discount if your gift recipient can fit into a smaller size. Sorry, all of my loved ones, I just can’t keep my hands out of the cookie jar…
Speaking of cookie jars! (See what I did there?) “Great for Doctor Who fans who also love cookies,” states the ThinkGeek product description. I can’t imagine that the gap between loving Doctor Who and loving cookies is too wide. In fact, I don’t know too many people who don’t love cookies. So the chances of a true blue Whovian loving cookies seems high. It also makes sound effects and you can get it from order page to the door of your loved one all for under $40. Not bad.
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.