Emergency last-minute gift suggestions from a girl who knows about geeks

Editor's note: Liz Smith ("aka 'Dammit' Liz") is the geeky stage manager for W00tstock. She regularly caters to nerd royalty like Wil Wheaton, Adam Savage, Paul & Storm and Jonathan Coulton. One thing she’s learned is that one-size-fits-all does not apply to the nerdy persuasion. Based on her expertise (and the contacts in her phone), she offers these gift suggestions for the geeks and nerds on your list. Follow Smith on

For the geeky traveler (or soon-to-be traveler):

For the television series geek:

For the geeky adrenaline junkie:

For the beer snob geek: (advice based on conversations with Dikla Tuchman)

For the geeky pet owner:

For the science nerd:

For the video gamer: (who already has all the games)