And now, announcing my first gift guide! It’s the Gallant Galactic Geeky Gift Guide 2018! Just in time for your holiday shopping needs, you’ll find art, clothing, gear, jewelry, books, and more! Grab these for a loved one or for yourself. There are a couple high-end items, but most are under $50, and some are even under $15!
Art of Sara Richard: You may recognize the ethereal style of Ms. Richard from her work on Jem and the Holograms, My Little Pony, and many other genre favorites. Buy her phenomenal art at her online shop!
Dungeons & Dragons Logo Hoodie: WANT! Find it at ThinkGeek HERE.
Bob Ross Happy Trees Holiday Sweater: Wear those happy little trees on your ugly sweater! Find it at ThinkGeek.
JOYJULY Starry Sky Galaxy Star Space Printing Chiffon Long Wrap Scarves with Gift Box. Find this beautiful scarf at Amazon HERE.
I Wear This Shirt Periodically Periodic Table of Elements Funny T-Shirt. Such a fun shirt, find it HERE.
Doctor Who-inspired Charm Bracelet by BlingSoul Movie and TV Premium Costume Jewelry Collection. Find it on Amazon HERE.
Doctor Who Tardis Wooden Jewelry Box with Drawers, Hooks and Ring Inserts. I need this!! Find it here.
Mars Orbit Watch: this would make a striking gift! Find it at ThinkGeek.
River Horse Jim Henson`s The Dark Crystal: The Board Game Standard. This just looks amazing. Start your adventure HERE.
Star Trek Klingon Monopoly – Exclusive. If you’re a Star Trek fan, you’ve gotta have it! Find it HERE.
Literary Candles. I mean, candles with literary themes? Hello, NEED! Featured scents: Sherlock Holmes/221B Baker Street, Alice in Wonderland/A Mad Tea Party, Jane Eyre/Thornfield Garden, and Pride & Prejudice/Pemberley. Find them at UncommonGoods.
Penn Chemists candles, for the Steampunk aficionado in your life, or anyone! Choose from their best sellers.
HARRY POTTER™ RAVENCLAW™ Ultimate Silicone Spatula Set. Of course I, a Ravenclaw, really want these! But you can also get them in your favorite Hogwarts House! Find them at Williams-Sonoma.
The Planetary Society: “Support The Planetary Fund and help advance space exploration, defend our planet, and search for life.” Enough said! Head here and support space exploration and education!
Anker PowerCore 5000, Ultra-Compact 5000mAh External Battery with High-Speed Charging Technology, Power Bank for iPhone, iPad, Samsung Galaxy and More. This charger really saved me a several-hour book event! About the size of a roll of quarters! Find it HERE. Note, some people buy a lightning cable to go with it.
Rode NT-USB Versatile Studio-Quality USB Cardioid Condenser Microphone: Highly recommended by a podcaster friend. Get it HERE.
Cookbooks, because geeks gotta eat:
What’s Gaby Cooking Everyday California Food by Gaby Dalkin: Okay, you had to know that I was going to include my favorite cook’s new cookbook! Everything I’ve ever made of Gaby’s has turned out great. Lots of great ideas to fuel your geekdom here! Plus she is a major genre fan and her Instagram stories are the BEST! Get your copy HERE!
The Design and Engineering of Curiosity: How the Mars Rover Performs Its Job by Emily Lakdawalla. A great gift for Mars enthusiasts, find it HERE.
Chasing New Horizons: Inside the Epic First Mission to Pluto by Alan Stern and David Grinspoon. Who can forget the stunning images that we received from the New Horizons missions? Learn more about it HERE.
How the Squid Got Two Long Arms by Henry Herz: This delightful picture book gives a whimsical backstory for the origin of a squid’s two long arms! Great for your budding marine biologist, and has a great message to boot. Head HERE to buy.
Alice’s Magic Garden by Henry Herz: This is just a GORGEOUS picture book, with a valuable lesson. An absolute must for any Alice in Wonderland fan! Find it HERE.
Dog Man: The Epic Collection. My younger child LOVES THIS SERIES! Get it from Amazon HERE.
Mid Grade Sci-Fi & Fantasy Books:
The Serpent’s Secret (Kiranmala and the Kingdom Beyond #1) by Sayantani DasGupta: My middle schooler DEVOURED this book! Book 2 of the series arrives in February so catch up now! Get your copy HERE!
Artemis Fowl Series Set by Eoin Colfer: Read this hilarious, whimsical, brilliant series Colfer calls “Die Hard with Fairies” before the first one hits the big screen! Head HERE to buy.
Fantasy: YA, NA (new adult), Adult, Supernatural Books:
Mindful Things and A Time of Witches by Mya Duong are fantasy books that can be considered new adult, young adult, adult, or supernatural. When nineteen-year-old Lauren Reed experiences disturbing visions and receives threats of a possible abduction, she investigates her biological origins and discovers a world of dark and frightening magic. Learn more about this new series at Ms. Duong’s website HERE!
Books for Tolkien Fans:
The Great Tales of Middle-earth: Children of Húrin, Beren and Lúthien, and The Fall of Gondolin. This is a set of works that explore the history of Middle-earth. Get the set on Amazon HERE.
A Middle-earth Traveler: Sketches from Bag End to Mordor by John Howe. This is at the top of my wish list! John Howe’s beautiful Lord of the Rings and other Tolkien-inspired art are showcased in this book. Find it HERE.
Books for Vegan Friends & Loved Ones:
Beasts: Beginning of the End by Ana Levley: Science fiction author Ana Levely presents the first novel in her new series. “Lessers rise and humans fall: which side will Atlia save?” Get your copy HERE!
Mississippi Vegan: Recipes and Stories from a Southern Boy’s Heart: Because geeky vegans need to eat delicious and gorgeous food! This cookbook is a must for anyone! Buy it HERE.
Science Fiction Books:
Binti by Nnedi Okorafor: Read the start to this amazing, multiple award-winning series before it arrives as a series on TV! Get yours HERE.
Embers of War by Gareth L. Powell: Sentient ship! Epic sci-fi! What more do you need? You need THIS.
Heliopause: The Questrison Saga: Book One: Shameless plug by me! First in a sci-fi & fantasy epic saga, read what Kirkus Reviews calls “…a fast-moving adventure that involves aliens, telepathy and more than a couple of surprises.” Book Two arrives in Spring 2019 so catch up now!
Available in many formats and locations:
Amazon Kindle ebook
Barnes and Noble paperback
Barnes and Noble Nook Book ebook
Rakuten Kobo ebook
See my home page for more links, or ask your favorite bookseller to order Heliopause: The Questrison Saga: Book One!
Happy shopping, and may your holidays sparkle with joy. Ad astra!
Image Credit: Gallant Galactic Geeky Gift Guide by J. Dianne Dotson Copyright 2018