You don’t need to use the Force to find the perfect gift for the sci-fi nerd in your life, we’ve got you covered with this exhaustive list of presents for every kind of science fiction fan. Here, you’ll find inspiration in collectibles, books, and bottle openers, from classic science fiction to the latest and greatest.
With that in mind, it doesn’t matter if you’re a seasoned science fiction nerd or novice or just trying to shop for one. You’ll find something perfect for everyone in this guide of science fiction gift ideas. Are you ready to take the plunge into a whole new world full of nerdiness and geekiness? Allons-y!
Gift Ideas For Sci-Fi Geeks
1. Classic Science Fiction Literature Box Sets
This year, why don’t you treat your favorite sci-fi nerd with some of the best sci-fi gifts known to nerdkind: boxed sets of science fiction classics, from Asimov to Vonnegut. It’ll be the easiest “I’ve always wanted these, how did you know?” in the history of gifting to science fiction enthusiasts ever.
2. Spaceship Figurines
Don’t just tell them to shoot for the stars. Give them a ship to get them there! Well, I mean, these are more for display than practical use, but it’ll still be an inspiration, right?
Either way, they’ll enjoy assembling these spaceship models from their favorite shows almost as much as they’ll enjoy showing them off once they’re complete!
3. Millennium Falcon Drone
The card you give with this gift should say something like, “Time, it is. Be behind the controls of the Millennium Falcon, you must. Counting on you, the Rebel Alliance is.”
You’ll make someone’s year when they get the chance to pilot this Millennium Falcon drone while they’re definitely not imagining that they’re Han Solo.
4. Jedi Bathrobe
Let’s be honest. There are a lot of Star Wars movies; how are you supposed to remember which ones they like?
Skip the fuss of carefully probing questions and unleash your loved one’s inner Jedi Knight with this soft, warm hooded fleece robe with wide sleeves. They’ll thank you when they can roll out of bed and right into a Jedi robe.
5. Alien Xenomorph Salt and Pepper Shaker
Imagine the screams, the shock, and the delight when your Alien fan cracks open their present to find these terrifyingly adorable salt and pepper shakers nestled inside.
Since you can’t give them Sigourney Weaver, how about a taste (get it?) of their favorite science fiction horror film? Whether on display or the kitchen table, they’ll thank you for these charmingly horrific shakers.
6. Star Trek Socks
Remember how disappointing it was to get socks for Christmas? Turn those disappointing memories into delightful trips down memory lane when you gift these to a Trekkie in need.
Give them a chance to choose their rank with this three-pack of Star Trek: The Next Generation uniform socks. Let’s just hope they’re not a yellow shirt!
7. Science Fiction Book Cover Postcards
Move over, landscape photography and scenic sunsets. Hello, science fiction book covers! From their favorite cult classics to the books that continue to shape the genre, this collection of 100 sci-fi book cover postcards will invite someone special to enjoy and share the imagery of their favorite science fiction novels.
8. Firefly Playing Cards
“Everything’s shiny, Captain!” Give them the chance to make every game of cards, from poker to Go Fish, an opportunity to delve into the unique world of Joss Whedon’s Firefly with this beautiful set of high-quality themed playing cards.
Each card features iconic imagery from the show. Don’t worry! You might not get all the references, but they will.
9. Star Wars Blueprints and Storyboards
These books of blueprints and storyboards will delight and enthrall your favorite Star Wars fan for hours and make excellent coffee table books, too!
Let them dive deep into their favorite sci-fi franchise with blueprints of the Millenium Falcon, the storyboards that were just the beginning, and behind-the-scenes action they didn’t know they’d been missing.
10. 2001: A Space Odyssey Figurines
If you’re looking for a gift for that classic science fiction film friend, look no further! These models are in mint condition, making them perfect for collecting, displaying, or (for the rebel sci-fi fan) cracking open and assembling. The only question is, which one are you gifting and which one is for keepsies?
11. TARDIS Water Bottle
Wibbly-wobbly, timey-wimey…water bottle? The first question your Doctor Who fan will ask when they see this water bottle is, “Is it bigger on the inside?” and the answer is no.
However, it is beautifully decorated as the Doctor’s TARDIS in its form of a police telephone box, and you can rest assured its Time and Relative Dimension in Space is fixed…for now.
12. Kindle Paperwhite
Reading never goes out of style. It just changes its shape and form. For the book lover with no more room for books, gift a new Kindle, with or without the Kindle Unlimited plan.
Pros: they can now read basically anything, anywhere. Cons: They may never look directly at you again.
13. “Baby Yoda” Grogu Tiki Mug
If you don’t buy this adorable mug, I might have to! This tiki-inspired “Baby Yoda” cup is sure to put a smile on someone’s face every time they look at it, whether it’s full of something vital or their favorite pens. Note: they might not even need to be a Mandalorian fan to like it!
14. Back to the Future Slippers
Give someone a blast from the past with these cozy, handmade Back to the Future slippers! We maybe haven’t gotten to self-lacing sneakers, but we can fake it!
These will make a great statement piece, whether they’re wandering the house in their favorite loungewear or strolling all the way to the mailbox.
15. Terminator Head & Mug
“Come with me if you want to live.” If you haven’t seen it, you’ve heard enough about it, and someone in your life has a (un)healthy love for this cult classic film franchise.
Gift them the opportunity to store trinkets in the Terminator’s skull or to drink from a tankard while holding his hand (in a totally not weird way).
16. Blade Runner Origami Unicorn Pendant
If you have that friend who can spend hours breaking down the complexities of Bladerunner and likes letting their nerd flag fly, this pendant may be the perfect gift for them.
Rest assured that every time someone comments on it, they’ll drown everyone in the vicinity with a flood of theories and find more friends along the way!
17. Jurassic Park Mosquito in Amber
The only way I like my mosquitos: locked in amber. For the friend who binges the Jurassic Park movies at least once a year, this beautiful prop replica will make a fun, if subtle, paperweight for their desk, a Jurassic reference on their shelves of knick-knacks, or a cute addition to their vanity decor!
18. The Matrix Morpheus Glasses
This year, give the gift of the red pill and free that special One from the Matrix forever with these replicas of the legendary Morpheus’s glasses.
Disclaimer: legally speaking, I cannot promise you that these “prop replica glasses” will help you, or anyone else, be freed from the Matrix. “Follow the white rabbit.”
19. Rick & Morty Hot Sauce Challenge
Challenge a Rick and Morty fan near you to a battle of the tastebuds with this collection of six officially licensed Rick and Morty hot sauces, ranging in heat from light to extreme!
Who will feel the burn? Whose tongue will never be the same? Who’s the Morty to whose Rick? The choice is yours.
20. Demogorgon Figurine
Did you think we were moving beyond movie monsters? You were right! This one’s a TV monster (and honestly, I think it’s cute in a creepy kind of way). This 7” tall Demogorgon figurine has a ready and welcoming home out there with a Stranger Things fan who didn’t even know it existed.
21. Star Trek Captain’s Log
“Captain’s log, stardate… um, today. I’ve discovered a listing on a website for what appears to be a physical form of a captain’s log, made with paper. If I understand its function, it’s made for taking down handwritten notes. It would be a good gift for someone who enjoys journaling and history.“
22. Captain Picard Facepalm Statue
Somewhere in your life, there’s a Picard stan who will love this faux bronze bust of their favorite captain captured in an iconic moment and a huge mood. Its small size makes it a perfect statement piece, whether it’s displayed on a bookshelf or desk, without taking up too much space.
23. Infinity Gauntlet Bottle Opener
“What did it cost?” “Not as much as you’d think.” It may not be real, but this resin cast Infinity Gauntlet bottle opener is carefully detailed to replicate the Gauntlet from the Marvel movies.
It is bound to get attention at any get-together. To be safe, you might want to get one for each of the Marvel fans you know, just to avoid another Civil War incident.
24. Alien Xenomorph Mask
Give someone a taste of horror with this mask celebrating a fan favorite monster, the alien from Alien (sorry, not sorry!).
This mask vividly displays teeth upon teeth while protecting the wearer from everything from pollen to exhaust and everything in between! Best gifted to someone who likes making people look twice.
25. Dune Board Game
If the science fiction nerd in your life loves Dune, they probably have a copy of the book, right? Maybe so, but they probably don’t have the board game!
Give them this fantastic game, focused on the complexities of warfare and diplomacy from the novel, and spend a couple of hours with them learning about Dune in a fun, interactive way with up to six people!
Find more gifts for Dune fans here.
26. Predator Funko Pop
“Okay, we get it. Alien is popular,” you say. “What about Predator?” This Predator Funko Pop may be the most creepy cute thing on this list, featuring the predator itself in heat vision.
In a Venn diagram that I never considered, this satisfies the fan of Predator and Funko Pops in your life with one single gift.