[vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image=”3670″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center” el_class=”ing-responsive”][vc_column_text]It’s that time of year again, fitgeeks! People are holly and jolly, turkeys are gobbling and delicious, and if you’re anything like me, buying for the the geeks in your life is hard–so you need my handy-dandy nerdy gift guide.

Of course, if you’re also like me, then you aren’t just surrounded by typical geeks, but fitness geeks, too. Which is why I put this nerdy gift guide together in the first place. I went around, thought about what I’d want people to buy me, then posted it here so you can buy it for me your friends and family![/vc_column_text][vc_separator][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css=”.vc_custom_1479760432158{border-bottom-width: 3px !important;border-bottom-color: #939393 !important;border-bottom-style: solid !important;}”][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text=”Superhero Cape Socks!” font_container=”tag:h2|text_align:center” use_theme_fonts=”yes”][vc_column_text]I would be remiss if I didn’t start out a nerdy gift guide with an item that combines two of my favorite things in the world: superheroes and running.

While I’m pretty crazy about specialty running socks, I think I could make an exception for these. I’m partial to the Wonder Woman ones, honestly, but if you give me superhero socks with capes on them, I’m there regardless.

Did you hear me? CAPES! The socks have capes on them! Go buy them now![/vc_column_text][vc_raw_html]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[/vc_raw_html][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css=”.vc_custom_1479760432158{border-bottom-width: 3px !important;border-bottom-color: #939393 !important;border-bottom-style: solid !important;}”][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text=”Kindle Paperwhite!” font_container=”tag:h2|text_align:center” use_theme_fonts=”yes”][vc_column_text]Of all the devices I own, video game consoles, computers, GPS watches, and so on, my very favorite one is the Kindle Paperwhite. Hands down. No contest.

I read on this baby almost every night before bed, in the dark, while my wife is sleeping. It really does look like a slightly illuminated paperback. I don’t get eyestrain like I do with my iPad or iPhone’s Kindle app, which is why I wanted to include this on the list.

If you have a voracious reader in your life, you cannot go wrong with the Paperwhite. It’s just so good. That’s why I had to make sure it was this high on my nerdy gift guide. Heck, you can even read it while you’re on the treadmill or the exercise bike! #ftw[/vc_column_text][vc_raw_html]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[/vc_raw_html][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css=”.vc_custom_1479760432158{border-bottom-width: 3px !important;border-bottom-color: #939393 !important;border-bottom-style: solid !important;}”][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text=”Bose Soundsport Headphones” font_container=”tag:h2|text_align:center” use_theme_fonts=”yes”][vc_column_text]Preciousssssssss…stupid fat Hobbitses…stay away from my preciousssss….

*ahem* sorry about that. If you couldn’t tell, I am a huge fan of these headphones. I am not an audiophile by any means, so I am the last person you want to take sound equipment advice from. Which is exactly why I have these included.

Even I can tell the different between these headphones and other ones. My wife and I fight over who gets to run in these, and they’re the first headphones I’ve ever used for running that won’t fall out of my ears, get uncomfortable/itchy, or trap sweat inside so that I get swimmer’s ear.

In other words, these are well worth your money, and your fitgeek friends will love you forever.[/vc_column_text][vc_raw_html]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[/vc_raw_html][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css=”.vc_custom_1479760432158{border-bottom-width: 3px !important;border-bottom-color: #939393 !important;border-bottom-style: solid !important;}”][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text=”Ms. Marvel comics” font_container=”tag:h2|text_align:center” use_theme_fonts=”yes”][vc_column_text]Ms. Marvel is the weirdest comic series I’ve ever read. Hands down. It’s also the only one I keep up with all the time no matter what.

Kamala Khan is a pretty typical teenager who writes Avengers fan-fiction, becomes a superhero, teams up with Wolverine and a giant teleporting dog, and whose first nemesis is a cockatiel clone of Thomas Edison.

For real.

I told you it was weird. Now share it with your friends and family. #keepfitgeeksweird[/vc_column_text][vc_raw_html]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[/vc_raw_html][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css=”.vc_custom_1479760432158{border-bottom-width: 3px !important;border-bottom-color: #939393 !important;border-bottom-style: solid !important;}”][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text=”Lightsaber Water Bottle” font_container=”tag:h2|text_align:center” use_theme_fonts=”yes”][vc_column_text]Now, if any of you want to be awesome and buy little ole me a present this year from the nerdy gift guide, make it this one. I mean, I can pretty much guarantee that when I run one of the Disney Star Wars races, I will have one or two of these strapped to my side.

Not only will I stay hydrated like a true Jedi Master, I’ll be able to fight off any Sith Lords lurking around who want to slow me down.

Seriously, though, any Star Wars-loving runner will adore this. Take my word for it. If they don’t, send them to me. Or better yet, send the saber to me. #teehee[/vc_column_text][vc_raw_html]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[/vc_raw_html][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css=”.vc_custom_1479760432158{border-bottom-width: 3px !important;border-bottom-color: #939393 !important;border-bottom-style: solid !important;}”][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text=”A Foam Roller!” font_container=”tag:h2|text_align:center” use_theme_fonts=”yes”][vc_column_text]Oh, it hurts so good.

There is nothing like coming in from a long run and giving yourself a nice, long flagellation by a tube of hard foam and plastic. It takes a while to learn how to use, but there are few things in the world as awesome and as satisfying as massaging tired muscles by rolling them with these specially designed monsters.

If you want to make the fitness geeks in your family say both “thank you so much!” and “why would you do this to me?”, this is the right gift![/vc_column_text][vc_raw_html]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[/vc_raw_html][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css=”.vc_custom_1479760432158{border-bottom-width: 3px !important;border-bottom-color: #939393 !important;border-bottom-style: solid !important;}”][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text=”My Books!” font_container=”tag:h2|text_align:center” use_theme_fonts=”yes”][vc_column_text]Okay, so this is a little shameless, I admit, but they’re really good books!

If you’ve got some sci-fi lovers in your life, toss them my trilogy, The Technomage Archive. I always describe it as an epic-fantasy story in science-fiction world. I took a lot of cues from gaming and online communities–specifically MMORPGs–to build the world and the technology. I know I’m biased, but I gotta say, they’re pretty awesome.

And Nimbus is my standalone steampunk novel, so if you know a a steampunk fan, you’re in luck! If not, then know that Austin and I wrote this with the idea of writing “steampunk for people who don’t know they like steampunk.” It’s basically a fantasy novel that plays with steampunk conventions. Again, I think it’s awesome.[/vc_column_text][vc_raw_html]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[/vc_raw_html][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text=”So how was that for a nerdy gift guide?” use_theme_fonts=”yes”][vc_column_text]Hopefully, this list was able to help you out a little bit. And even if you didn’t find a specific item on my super awesome, spectacularly nerdy gift guide for someone you love (or yourself!), maybe it gave you some ideas of where to start as you poke around the dark corners of the internet for that perfect something for that special someone.

I hope you all have a stupidly wonderful and amazing holiday season. Thank you for being a part of the Geek Fitness family. I love each and every one of you like crazy. Don’t hesitate to reach out and say hi on TwitterInstagram, or Facebook.

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