Father's Day Gift Ideas That Put the Chic in Geek

Your dad is a geek! This statement is true if your father is a computer or gaming person. Being a geek is not a bad thing - geeks run the world now. They are also easy to shop for on Father's Day. All you need to do is tap into their inner geek.

Buy dad a magazine subscription. There are many computing magazines out there. Some of the more prominent magazines are PC Computing, PC World Online, CNET, and Information Week. If your father is always buying new computer gadgets and keeping abreast of the latest price trends, then a subscription to Computer Shopper would be ideal.

Watch your dad when he is watching television or surfing online. Is there a particular new game or program that he is interested in but hasn't purchased? Look into buying that for him. Yes, you are supposed to be the child, but your dad likes to play, too.

If you want to see a geek running around like a kid in a candy store, take him to a PC or gaming convention. Conventions are held all over the country in almost every state throughout the year. Vendors from all the major gaming or PC brands will set up shop, in addition to other companies with the latest and greatest equipment and software. You will see a side of your father that is normally not seen when you go to a convention. Don't be afraid. He will return to normal within 24 hours.

Get your dad something that expresses his geekhood. Many companies have witty t-shirt with clever slogans or phrases. You can also find companies that will print up specialty merchandise. If you want, you have the option to print a shirt that says, "Boyz in the Geekhood." This type of item may sound silly, but if you purchased one for your dad, it will end up becoming his favorite shirt or item.

Geeks rule the world. The kid that was the class nerd in fifth grade is now the technology manager for a Fortune 500 company. Celebrate their accomplishments this Father's Day and get them something that makes them proud of being a geek. They will be happy to repay you by embarrassing you in front of your friends later.