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2013 Holiday Gift Guide: Assorted Geekery

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Get the geeks in your lives something they really want this year.

Here are our ideas for all of the Shadowhunters, Potterheads, and Demigods on your shopping list–and more.

Percy Jackson

  1. Demigods and Monsters [shameless self-promotion]. Spend a little more time at Camp Half-Blood with this anthology of your favorite authors discussing the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series. Edited by Rick Riordan, it also contains a glossary of Greek mythology.
  2. Camp Half-Blood Gym Bag. Don’t forget to pack your sword!
  3. Anaklusmos T-Shirt. Don’t feel bad about drawing your pen in this tee. Your foe has been warned.
  4. Demigod Copper Bracelet. This bracelet is just the thing for your favorite Demigod.
  5. The Lightening Thief Mini Book Locket. Take your favorite

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2013 Holiday Gift Guide: Joss Whedon

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All we want for Christmas is for our favorite Joss Whedon shows to stop getting cancelled.

Clearly Santa isn’t listening. Here are our suggestions for consoling all of your still-broken-hearted Browncoats.

  1. The Psychology of Joss Whedon [shameless self-promotion]. Revisit the worlds of Joss Whedon with trained psychologists at your side in this unauthorized exploration of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, and Firefly. Looking for other reading material on Joss properties? Check out these other Smart Pop titles: Seven Seasons of Buffy, Five Seasons of Angel, Finding Serenity, Serenity Found, and Inside Joss’ Dollhouse.
  2. Buffy Cup Set. The perfect vessels from which to spread the Buffy Kool-Aid.
  3. Iron Man Cufflinks. For the Iron Man or

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2013 Holiday Gift Guide: Anne McCaffrey and Pern

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In Anne McCaffrey’s Dragonriders of Pern universe, we like to imagine Santa’s reindeer battling Threads right alongside dragons between making holiday gift deliveries. 

If going to the mall this time of year makes you wish you could go Between just to get some breathing room, fear not. All of these gift ideas can be delivered right to your doorstep (maybe a dragon will even make the drop off).

  1. Dragonwriter. Our recently released tribute volume to Anne McCaffrey and Pern is edited by Anne’s son, Todd McCaffrey, and includes pieces from Anne’s friends, family, and colleagues, and an insert of Pern color illustrations by Michael Whelan. A must-have on any Pern collector’s shelf.
  2. Sky Dragons. Catch up on the Pern series with this latest

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2013 Holiday Gift Guide: Fanfiction and Fandom

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If you wish you lived in an AU where the holidays don’t exist, well, we can’t help you there.

But we can least make the gifting portion of the season as painless as possible. Just think of us as your shopping beta.

  1. Fic [shameless self-promotion]. Fic: Why Fanfiction Is Taking Over the World, by Anne Jamison and with a foreword by Lev Grossman, is a brand-new Smart Pop release that explores the misunderstood world(s) of fanfiction. Get it for the significant other or parent who doesn’t really get your fic habit, but wants to–or for the fic reader or writer who’d appreciate the excuse to fall in love with fanfiction all over again.
  2. Excuse Me While I Fangirl Out Keychain. We do

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2013 Holiday Gift Guide: Hunger Games

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Between that white beard and a name like “Snow,” the citizens of Panem probably thought they were getting a Santa figure for president.

Little did they know his favorite celebration is the Hunger Games. Bring some much-needed holiday cheer to your favorite Panem-ites with these goodie ideas.

  1. Mockingjay Knee-High Socks. Fashionable and practical for wearing to archery training.
  2. The Hunger Games Miniature Book Necklace. Take your favorite book wherever you go. (If you prefer Catching Fire or Mockingjay to the first book, they’re also available.)
  3. Victor Earrings. Show your District 12 pride.
  4. Peeta’s Pearl Necklace. Take a page form Peeta’s playbook and give your Katniss this keepsake locket.
  5. Spinning Quote Ring. Featuring the quote, “Every revolution begins with a spark,”

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2013 Holiday Gift Guide: HBO’s Girls

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The only white, powdery substance we’ve seen so far on Girls is not really of the winter wonderland variety.

Though that’s one idea for a gift, if you’d like to keep your presents more on the legal side, here are some alternative options of which we’re sure Hannah, Marnie, Jessa, and Shoshanna would approve.

 

  1. Girls Deborah Lippman Limited Edition Nail Polish. Maybe your best friend is a  Shoshanna and loves nail polish, or maybe you just really like the name “Virtuous Vivid Violet.” Either way, this Girls-inspired nail polish collection has a color for your needs and friends.
  2. DIY Phone Case. If you’re in the midst of writing your first book and, like Hannah, find yourself strapped for cash, this budget-friendly

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2012 Holiday Gift Guide: Assorted Geekery

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As geeks with discerning taste ourselves, we know they can be hard to shop for.

Whether you’re buying gifts for a Potterhead, Whedonite, Twi-hard, or Trekkie–or something that’s too geeky to name–we’ve got the perfect pick.

Harry Potter

  1. The Psychology of Harry Potter. Get inside Harry’s head, with professional help. [From Smart Pop]
  2. Accio Keys Keychain. Know someone who’s always losing their keys? They won’t be able to put down this eye-catching keychain.
  3. Golden Snitch Bracelet. 150 points to whoever wears this bracelet.
  4. Deathly Hallows Necklace. The Deathly Hallows may have originated as a children’s tale, but this necklace will delight Harry fans of all ages.
  5. Harry Potter Lightning Glasses Ring. Give the gift of a (removable) lightning scar.

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2012 Holiday Gift Guide: Hunger Games

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We don’t know if they have a winter gift-giving occasion in Panem.

But just in case, we’ve put together a (less deadly) cornucopia of gifts for the Hunger Games fans in your life–all of which can be obtained from the safety of your own home. Because let’s face it–the closer we get to Christmas, the more the mall starts looking like a Hunger Games arena.

 

  1. The Panem Companion. Shameless self-promotion: our brand new Hunger Games companion, written by V. Arrow (the creator of this super-cool map of Panem), comes out December 4! The grad-school class of Hunger Games books, it answers the hardcore fan’s most burning questions about Panem.
  2. Rue’s Song Print. For the musical Hunger Games fan, this print features the

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2012 Holiday Gift Guide: The Mortal Instruments

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Does the Clave have a position on the December holidays?

For us, they’re  a time when people are supposed to come together and put aside their differences, and that’s a sentiment with which we think our favorite Shadowhunters and Downworlders would wholeheartedly agree. So we’ve put together a set of gifts for the Mortal Instruments-loving mundane on your list. (Plus, it’s probably pretty hard to find time to shop when you’re busy, you know, saving the world.)

PLEASE NOTE: This gift guide includes official Mortal Instruments merchandise, but also a few endeavors NOT ENDORSED by Cassandra Clare. We’ve marked the official products accordingly, below.

  1. DIY Temporary Tattoos. Use this printable tattoo paper to make runes for your favorite Shadowhunter–no stele required!
  2. Runes Leather

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2012 Holiday Gift Guide: Hate Fifty Shades of Grey

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Do you feel like you’re being mentally flogged every time Fifty Shades is mentioned (which, let’s face it, is all the time)?

Shopping for someone who sees the Red Room of Pain whenever Christian Grey’s name comes up? Here are some gift ideas that show you feel their pain.


 
 

  1. Some good erotica. Know someone who resents Fifty’s claim to erotica fame? Here are some erotica titles they’ll actually enjoy: Bared to You by Sylvia Day; Laura Antoniou’s Marketplace SeriesThe Siren by Tiffany Reisz. (There’s also a whole recommended reading list in the back of Fifty Writers on Fifty Shades of Grey!)
  2. Fifty Shames of Earl Grey. One of the most popular Fifty Shades parodies, it’s sure to elicit

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