V-Day Gifts: The Geek

Valentine's Day: it strikes fear into the hearts of kids with crushes and married-fifty-years types alike. Why? It's just a day... Okay, a day fraught with overblown expectations and way too many stereotypes. That's why, this year, we're presenting gift ideas that will really mean something to the recipient and show them that you appreciate them for them. Over the next few weeks, we'll be suggesting gifts for the special someone in your life, whether they're the hunkamunk coworker you lust over from afar, your BFF, your new sweetie pie, or the sweet schmuck you've lived with for three years.

The Geek... Gadget obsessed, slightly awkward, but incredibly sweet and giving. Show 'em you care with a techno-cool gift, since they'd probably hate tango lessons or a big, fancy date night to a five-star restaurant.

Dream Big: - An Invisible Bluetooth Earpiece ($200) is the tiniest wireless headset in the world, originally designed for the Secret Service. It'll make any geek feel like a superspy. Warning: you may have to agree to play Pussy Galore to his Bond.

Doable: Every geek wants to be MacGyver. It's just in their blood. Have their geek friends oohing over their techno-improvisation prowess when they can whip out Steel Wallet Microtools. ($7-10 each) There are four to choose from, each about the size of a credit card: Spanner wrench heads, bottle opener, pop-out guitar picks, and an ice scraper. Heh heh, cool.

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