Being a geek may be a way of life for many, but it’s worth noting that not everyone who identifies as a “geek” considers that aspect of who they are to represent their entire identity. A person can be a geek and be plenty of other things as well.
For example, maybe you know someone who lives the geek lifestyle while also being a patriot. Perhaps you’re thinking about giving them a gift in the near future. If so, you might want to come up with an idea that honors both their geeky side and their patriotic side.
Consider the following examples. They’re the types of gifts the patriotic geek in your life may adore:
Being a geek isn’t just about having certain types of interests. It’s also about proudly sharing your interests with the world instead of being ashamed of them.
One way geeks advertise their interests is by wearing clothes that celebrate those interests. As such, your friend who is both a geek and a patriot may appreciate receiving apparel that reflects their love of country.
Captain America Merchandise
There are a number of characters from famously “geeky” properties and franchises who may share your friend or family member’s patriotic values. However, the case can easily be made that none are more iconic than Captain America. The character is practically the epitome of a patriotic geek’s dream hero. With this in mind, you might want to give someone a gift of Captain America merchandise. Luckily, there’s no shortage of such merchandise to be found.
‘Independence Day’ Speech Framed Picture
This is an idea worth considering if you don’t mind making a gift yourself (although you may be able to find versions of this gift online that others have already made).
Bill Pullman’s inspirational speech that sparked the third act of Independence Day has been celebrated and memorized by patriotic fans of sci-fi movies for decades. You could print out a picture of the character giving the speech with its text superimposed over the picture and frame it to create a fairly easy DIY gift that may nevertheless delight the person who will receive it.
Presidential Action Figures and Figurines
It’s no secret that many self-proclaimed geeks enjoy decorating their homes and workspaces with Funko Pop figurines and other such items. Many companies that create geek-friendly action figures and figurines even release some that are based on presidents and similar figures from history, such as famous generals. Search for this type of item and you’re sure to find plenty of options that may appeal to someone you’re giving a gift to.
Patriotic Video Games
There’s often quite a bit of overlap between geek culture and gamer culture. Many geeks are avid fans of video games. So are many patriots. Fortunately, from the original Medal of Honor games to the more recent Call of Duty franchise, there are many games that have been known to appeal to patriots due to the way they glorify the sacrifices of America’s troops.
If you know the person to whom you’re considering giving a gift is missing a title from this type of game genre in their collection, this is a solid gift idea. If you enjoy gaming as well, you might even be able to play the game you decide to purchase for your friend together.
Again, the main point to remember is that being a geek isn’t all a person’s identity may consist of. Your geeky friends and family members might also have a lot of love for their country. If they do, these are a few gift ideas they may be very happy to receive.