(CNN) — What would truly delight the geek in your life? It’s nearly impossible to know if you don’t share his or her peculiar tastes. It’s not good enough just to get them a Rubik’s Cube or copy of “The Hobbit.” (You know they could solve a Rubik’s Cube by the time they were 7, and they already own the complete collection of Tolkien in hardback.) Show them you care by learning about the things they like and demonstrating that knowledge with your gift choice. Start by determining what the geek in your life is obsessed with. Geeks are passionate about niche interests, and a little digging on your part is sure to result in a wide-eyed, bouncy, emphatic “thank you!” when it’s time to open presents. More..
Be sure to read our own Altaira‘s quote in the CNN article, and a link to our Tolkien Gift Guide!