Pop Insider Editor-in-Chief Ali Mierzejewski stopped by Good Day Baltimore to show off some of the best geeky gift ideas for the holidays. For more on the products featured in this segment, check out the product notes below.


  • In the era of the original Enterprise, space did seem a whole lot bigger. They were a little slower to invoke the Prime Directive; a little quicker to pull out their phasers. There were Romulans behind every nebula, constant threats of war with the Klingons, and no holodecks or replicators to take the edge off of living in space.
  • That means the Star Trek TOS Robe needs to be sturdy, 100% cotton, and able to withstand the daily trials of going where no one has gone before.
  • Choose Blue (Science and Medical), Red (Operations, Engineering, and Security), or Gold (Command).
  • Waffle texture fabric with braided gold ranks on the sleeves.
  • One size fits most adult humans.
  • Officially-licensed Star Trek: The Original Series merchandise.
  • A ThinkGeek exclusive.
  • MSRP: $59.99
  • Available: ThinkGeek.com



  • Take a break from gaming and enjoy a cuppa along with a tasty cookie or biscuit with this stylish Game Boy Cookie Mug. The perfect gift for gamers, this ceramic mug features the iconic Game Boy design as well as a nicely placed pocket where you can store your cookie.  
  • First introduced to the gaming world in 1989 (1990 in Europe), Nintendo’s Game Boy revolutionized portable gaming. Instantly becoming a hit across the world, selling over 118 million units, the Game Boy transcended gaming markets to become a definitive pop culture icon of the time.
  • With its retro cool design, the distinctive build and color of the Game Boy has widespread appeal among modern gamers and fans of the original alike.
  • Wake up to memories of your favorite Nintendo characters, every morning. Enjoy the perfect start to every day and never be late for your next adventure!
  • You can change the time using the console’s buttons on the front, and set the alarm with ease. Sleep easy knowing you’ll be up in time for anything!
  • Wake up to memories of your favorite Nintendo characters, like Mario, Donkey Kong and more, as this fabulous clock plays the official Super Mario Land theme tune when the alarm sounds, offering pure nostalgia for lovers of the franchise.
  • MSRP: $19.70-$29.99
  • Available: Paladone, Amazon


  • Kids can now train like a wizard with the Harry Potter Wizard Training Wands.
  • There are 11 different spells for kids to learn and master using the included spell training guide.
  • The wand recognizes movement to know when kids have cast their spells. The wand provides sound feedback that the spells have been cast correctly.
  • Each wand includes five modes of play: two modes of standalone play and three modes to play with a friend. The light-up button allows them to select which mode to play.
  • The assortment includes Harry Potter’s wand, Albus Dumbledore’s wand (i.e. The Elder Wand), and Lord Voldemort’s wand.
  • MSRP: $24.99
  • Available: Amazon, Target, Walmart


  • Jada takes iconic Hollywood film and television vehicles from both the past and present and brings them to life with four-wheeled, metal die-cast replicas.
  • Each vehicle features a die-cast body and rubber tires and is a must have in any pop culture collection.
  • The line features cars from popular entertainment franchises including Transformers, Marvel, and DC.
  • Each vehicle features an pening hood, doors, and trunk.
  • All of the 1:24 scale collectibles feature exterior styling directly from the movies.
  • MSRP: $19.99
  • Available: Amazon, Target


  • RISK: Game of Thrones Edition Game escalates Risk, the classic game of strategic conquest, to an epic level of chaos and war in a battle for the Iron Throne.
  • Featuring striking game packaging, two custom-designed game boards, three ways to play, seven finely sculpted armies, and more than 650 total pieces, this game of strategic conquest will test the wits and bravery of both Risk and Game of Thrones fans.  
  • So, ready your swords for battle as you vie for domination of the Seven Kingdoms and beyond, because in RISK: Game of Thrones Edition Game only one victor can sit on the Iron Throne. 
  • MSRP: $74.95
  • Available: Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Target


  • When you travel through time and space, it’s nice to have someplace to keep your stuff.
  • But it is a great place to store your jewelry. You wouldn’t want your jewelry galavanting off through time and space without you, right?
  • Now most of these don’t exist as jewelry any more, but if they did, this jewelry box could hold the Firestone, the Great Seal of Diplos, River’s earring with the Callisto Pulse inside, your bracelet that protects you from the Dalek Asylum’s nanocloud, any bio-damper pieces you might own, and your free-with-purchase Adipose Industries pendant.
  • MSRP: $29.95
  • Available: ThinkGeek.com, Hot Topic

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Bill Reese

Bill Reese

Bill Reese is Business Operations Manager at Adventure Media & Events, where he's worked since 2014. A former editor at Playbill and graduate of SUNY–Purchase, he spends most weekends rooting for the New York Red Bulls pro soccer team and making subway systems out of Brio trains with his little boy Jonah.