It's a truth universally acknowledged that every single dad is a nerd in their kids' eyes. But "nerd" isn't the insult it used to be. Instead of being code for pocket protectors and ill-fitting pants, nerdy is now more of a synonym for enthusiastic, sentimental, or nostalgic. Especially when it comes to dads. So the Groupon Coupons team put together this list of "nerdy" Father's Day gift ideas sure to please any dad this year.
Send your dad on a nostalgia-fueled trip back to his own childhood with a classic game like Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robots. Popular since the mid-'60s, the toy has undergone updates to keep up with pop culture, but this version is old-school, just like your nerdy dad.
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This is kind of a gag gift, but also kind of genius, too. Dads will love it because kids will surely want to die of embarrassment if their friends see them using it. But moms, dads, and kids will love it too because of its practicality. The bib corrals pesky beard clippings, keeping them off counters and sinks and minimizing bathroom cleanup.
We're really leaning into the nerdy = Star Wars thing here, but we've never really met a dad that didn't like Star Wars. This is a slightly more sophisticated way to show off dad's fandom than say a collection of dolls … er, action figures!
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We're all guilty of it, we get busy with our own lives and don't check in with dear-old dad or grandparents as much as we should. But these Thinking of You lamps make it easy. They are synced via wifi, and light up whenever you or your long-distance loved one touches them. It's a sweet, sentimental way to let your nearest and dearest know you're thinking of them.