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WE MADE IT EASY TO MAKE HIS DAY

Pssst. Hey, you. Yes, you there! Did you realize Father's Day is on Sunday, June 17th? That's coming up so soon! If you haven't yet gotten your father figure that perfect gift that says "thanks for putting up with me through all those weird teenage years," we've got a few suggestions for you. Your dad deserves a gift that's as awesome as he is, so this Father's Day get him a present that will guarantee you that sweet #1 CHILD mug on your next birthday. Here are our top 5 Father's Day gifts sure to make your dad smile.


1. MARVEL THOR HAMMER TOOL SET


MARVEL THOR HAMMER TOOL SET

If your dad is anything like ours, you know that he can never have enough tools for all of his "projects." This Father's Day, tell that important geek in your life that he is worthy of finishing the work-in-progress that has been in the garage for six months with the Marvel Thor Hammer Tool Set. This 44-piece tool set comes in a molded case that looks the God of Thunder's Hammer! And the best part? The tool set's hammer doubles as Mjolnir's hammer. Just be sure to warn Dad that it probably won't return to his hand if he throws it across the workbench.


2. STAR WARS BEST DAD T-SHIRT


STAR WARS BEST DAD T-SHIRT

It's easy to claim your dad the Best Dad in the World, but get him a shirt that declares him the Best Dad in the Galaxy, and you'll definitely win your next argument of "my dad is cooler than yours." Also, if you're a hyper-intelligent baby that has access to money and internet, you can get yourself the matching shirt. Come on, you cool baby. You know you and your dad want to show up to the theater to see Solo next weekend in matching t-shirts.


3. BATMAN 3PC BBQ TOOL SET


BATMAN 3PC BBQ TOOL SET

Just because your dad is normally found in the shadows, it doesn't mean he won't come into the sun to throw some dogs on the grill! With this Batman BBQ Tool Set in hand, your reclusive billionaire father will finally come out of his Dadcave, cook up some burgers with you, and take you on that big crime-fighting trip he's been promising. So, what are you waiting for? If your father is more of a Star-Spangled Dad with a Plan or was sculpted from clay, we've got him covered too.


4. A HAWAIIAN SHIRT


JURASSIC PARK HAWAIIAN SHIRT

Nearly any Hawaiian shirt will do. Come on, he's a DAD!

Hawaiian shirts will never go out of style...and we have so many to choose from! The one above is perfect for an enterprising dad with a love of adventure, but no matter what kind of dad you have we have an unsightly--we mean, fashion-forward shirt for him. Whether your father figure identifies with an overworked small-business owner, a rebellious space outlaw, a master of dungeons, or some kind of otherworldly experiment, don't you think he deserves a vacation?


5. LEGEND OF ZELDA LEATHER WATCH


LEGEND OF ZELDA LEATHER WATCH

What time is it? You probably just checked your phone, but your dad definitely just looked at his wrist. Because he's a classy guy who wants his link to the past (present, and future) right on his arm. So get your dad this stylish timekeeping piece. It won't play the song of time or help him reconnect with his 10-year-old world-saving self, but it will tell him how many hours he has left at the office before he can get back home to his saved game. (And to you.)



How do you celebrate Fathers Day with the OG geek in your life? Let us know in the comments or get in touch with us by tweeting @thinkgeek or messaging us on Facebook.

So many Clippys.

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Happy Paper Clip Day to our favorite way to get to the reset button! We've all heard about Kyle MacDonald swapping one for a house, but did you realize that Norwegians used paper clips as a non-violent symbol of resistance against Nazi occupation during World War II? Celebrate the tiny demonstration of torsion that is the Gem paper clip. (Side note: we have magical paper clips available as part of our Pastel Unicorns Stationery Set, but your magic-ness may vary.)

The happiest birthday boy!

Happy birthday, George Lucas!

We have no gift for George Lucas equal to the one he gave each and every one of us. Without him, there would be many galaxies far, far away, but not the particular one he breathed life into which lit up imaginations around the world. We're going to leave you with a quote by him from the anthology The Meaning of Life, "In trying to figure out what life is all about, we ultimately come down to expressions of compassion and love, helping the rest of the life force, caring about others without any conditions or expectations, without expecting to get anything in return." Go do something nice today.

New Orleans!

Happy 300th birthday, New Orleans!

Three hundred years ago today, La Nouvelle-Orléans was founded. The marvelous mélange heritage of New Orleans has given us not only incredible architecture, culture, and food, but also a fertile location for horror, fantasy, and science fiction in all formats. Its dark streets have been haunted by Anne Rice's vampires and the characters of Poppy Z. Brite, and it gave us characters as diverse as Gabriel Knight, Benjamin Lafayette Sisko, and Gambit. Timmy wants to know: what's your favorite geeky thing that wouldn't exist without New Orleans?