All of the staff of the Curious George Store have their own quirky tastes: Jimmy LOVES Legos, Jane is mad about Mad Men, Sam is drawn to Doctor Who, and I am crazy for comic books. We are all united under the simple fact that we are nerds and geeks.
Everyone knows someone whose tastes lend themselves to nerdy things, and we have tons of cool things to shower them in for the Holidays, whether they’re itty bitty, or just young at heart.
My first crush at 6-years-old was Han Solo, so it’s obvious that I love Star Wars. Here are just a few of things we have that are popular to anyone, even from long long ago or galaxies far far away!
Star Wars Origami: comes with awesome tear out pagesin the back of the book with awesome designs to make your own characters and ships!
Thumb Doodles: Create illustrations of your favorite characters with just your fingers!
Light Saber Thumb Wrestling: It doesn’t matter if their Sith or Jedi, everyone will love this fun game!
A good friend of mine is a pharmaceutical chemist, and he absolutely loved the cool things we had to offer for his niece to “get her started young!”
Elemental Blocks: For the budding chemist on your holiday gift list, these elemental blocks are so so cool.
Smithsonian Crystal Growing Kit: If you’re super into this awesome activity, try making rock candy out of crystallized sugar as well!
Volcano Kit: This tried and true science project is still a super cool way to learn about the acids and bases.
We were super excited to finally start stocking Legos last month! We have all manner of different cool collections, from Star Wars to Lord of The Rings, to DC and Marvel Super Heroes.
Best of all of these are the books that we have for creative minded kids, no matter what the age of the little one on your list.
Super Hero Concept Books: These concept books will teach your little ones all they need to know about counting, opposites, and colors while showing some of the coolest characters in comic book history!
Sherlock Holmes Hound of the Baskervilles Sound Concept Book:
We all fell in love with the BabyLit book series, and this one is no exception. Teach your little ones about all kinds of sounds with this onomatopoetic concept book starring our favorite detective.
“Rosie Revere Engineer” by Andrea Beaty: I love this book so much. Rosie is such a creative and empowering figure for little girls who like being creative. If you have a little one girl who prefers Legos to Tutus (or likes to play with her Legos in a tutu), this is the book for her.
“Randy Riley’s Really Big Hit” by Chris Van Dusen: Randy Riley loves baseball and science, and this book brings together both of those things with seamless humor, illustration, and awesomeness.
Books for Older Kids and the young at heart:
“Find the Constellations” and “The Stars” and by H.A. Rey: Many people don’t know that the creator of Curious George also wrote some really fantastic books about observing the night sky. These books are incredibly informative, but illustrated in a very sweet and easily understandable way by the same hands that brought our favorite Curious monkey to life.
“Darth Vader and Son” and “Vader’s Little Princess” by Jefferey Brown: Do you ever wonder what would have happened if Darth Vader had raised Luke and Leia? Jefferey Brown definitely answers those questions with this adorable series of one panel comic strips, replete with references to everyone’s favorite trilogy (yes, trilogy). While these comics were created definitely with children in mind, they are also a great laugh for any parent as well. I bought Darth Vader and Son for my brother who just had his first son, and he could not have laughed harder.
These are some of my absolute favorite items from our store! I really hope that this has given you some ideas for the holiday season and some great gift ideas for the person in your family who may be as geeky or nerdy as I am!
Signing off, I’ve been your friendly neighborhood Events Lady, Felisia 🙂 Happy nerding!