Some of you got in touch after our email went out yesterday, pointing out that we could’ve been more inclusive in our definition of nerd. We definitely appreciate the feedback.
Thing is, we have a bit of a confession to make. Many of us have been looking forward to this email for weeks– men and women alike. See the thing is we are all pretty nerdy, and were pretty excited to share our extreme enthusiasm with you.
So here’s a gift guide for all the geeks, know-it-alls, and nerdy ladies and gents in your life.
The Art Nerd
One of our photographers, Adam, made an interesting revelation recently. He and his wife are part of a folk band that celebrates the lives of fine artists. Here they are, commiserating the fate of Camille Claudel to the tune of Man of Constant Sorrow.
For Adam, we recommend the Make Your Own Recorder Kit— which combines his love of art and music into one.
The Science Fiction Fan
Christine, our fabulous HR recruiter, loves to surprise people when she tells them she loves science fiction. “I’m from Brooklyn! People never expect me to like Star Trek or the Twilight Zone, but I do!”
For Christine, and others, who love the final frontier, we recommend our collection of space-themed home decor:
That futuristic ’60s chrome style just never gets old.
The Book Worm
And me? I just checked my Goodreads account and was startled to realize I’d read 50 books totaling 17,654 pages last year. And let’s not go into how many volumes I picked up from my neighborhood bookstores. I might have to admit that I have a book problem.
Luckily I know just what will support my habit.
iPhones of course bring us to the other nerd– the Geek.
We had a big debate here at UncommonGoods HQ about the difference between a geek and a nerd. Luckily, Cassie our community moderator (how appropriate!), settled things with this infographic:
Full image available at GeeksAreSexy.
Jess, our graphic designer, won the geek honors, saying that she and her partner own a collective of:
(2) iPhone 4
(2) Magic Mouse
With all that technology, she said she’d appreciate the simplicity of a Wood iPhone Camera Case.
But let’s not end things here. Gaby, our Community Assistant, and Brian, our Marketing Director, are history buffs (Classical Greek & Civil War respectively). Cassie loves Marvel superheroes. Nerds come in all colors. What’s your nerd pride?