Closet Nerd: A single minded expert in a particular technical field. Have a nerd in your life? We have you covered. From coffee, to coloring, to board games and books, please check out our collection of gifts for your particularly minded friend. You won’t find pocket-protectors on this list!

Copy of IMG_2098The HMM scissors from Martha Mae: Art Supplies and Beautiful Things are a 2 in 1 tool re-imagined with style. The unique design allows one flip of the tool to turn scissors into a box cutter. The custom-made magnet base keeps the square tip scissors on a firm footing. The blades provide a crisp, accurate cut for almost every type of project, and the wide blades and solid weight will leave you feeling confident as you work.

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The entire country needs your prayers, but so does RBG as she heals from her rib injury. Find out what dissent smells like and pick up this Ruth Bader Ginsberg Prayer Candle at Strange Cargo.

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Who said backpacks have to be bulky? Evenly distribute the weight of your copy of Becoming by Michelle Obama or Summerdale by David Jay Collins (see below) with this handcrafted leather backpack available at Milk Handmade. Its elevated style takes you from the office to cocktails without missing a beat.

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Whether you’re a Harry, Ron or Hermione, an evening of role-play isn’t complete without chocolate wands, chocolate frogs and a bevy of mysterious beans. Before you hop on the train to Hogwarts, make sure you pick up these Harry Potter Confections at Candyality.

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Wood Ornaments feature famous faces burnt into Baltic birch. Foursided is offering a wide variety to trim your tree with!


Give the gift of horror this holiday season – Four gay men. Four addictions. One landlord from Hell. Welcome to Summerdale, the beginning of a series set in Chicago’s Andersonville neighborhood by local author David Jay Collins. Get it here before Black Friday for a screamin’ deal.



Tired to straining to see the computer screen? Don’t be afraid to strut your nerdy self through Andersonville wearing these Tom Ford eye glasses from MyEyeDr.


Can’t get enough of these giftable items? View all of the 2018 Andersonville Gift Guides, or visit our Holidays in Andersonville landing page.