You know who I am talking about. That nerdy friend that likes everything vintage media and art and everything not too mainstream. I know him, I am him. So here is a little list of perfect gifts for that friend.

Nerdy Christmas gifts

Crosley Voyager Black Portable Turntable with Bluetooth

CROSLEY VOYAGER BLACK PORTABLE TURNTABLE WITH BLUETOOTH

This portable turntable for the vinyl enthusiast operates at three speeds, 33 1/3, 45 and 78 RPM. It is fitted with RCA outputs so you can connect it to your existing setup. Or you can play music through the built-in stereo speakers. There is also a headphone jack.

A Typewriter

Hermes 3000 Typewriter
Hermes 3000 Typewriter Customized by Mr & Mrs Vintage Typewriter

I purchased this beautiful Hermes 3000 from Mr & Mrs Vintage Typewriters. They carry a huge range of fully refurbished typewriters and the effort they put into renovating these old machines is amazing. Some machines are refurbished into their original mint condition and some are customized as my Chrome Hermes 3000.

Retrospekt CP-81 Portable Cassette Player

RETROSPEKT CP-81 PORTABLE CASSETTE PLAYER

This minimalistic cassette player from Retrospekt with Koss headphones is something I would be very happy to receive anyway.

It also has something far less common on most vintage models: a mono line-in record capability allowing you to record directly from any audio source via an AUX cable. Add in a few blank tapes and your smartphone and suddenly you’re the new master of the lo-fi mixtape.

Poster “Use your fucking brain”

Use your fucking brain poster

This handprinted letterpress poster in A2 format is only made in 45 individual versions by Annamaria and Ema at Supersense.com.

LomoApparat 21mm Wide-angle Camera NeuBau Edition

LomoApparat 21 mm Wide-angle Camera Neubau Edition
LomoApparat 21 mm Wide-angle Camera Neubau Edition

Now this is a fun little camera for the experimental analog photographer. It is a analog film camera with lots of fun features. More than just being a style statement the LomoApparat is actually a good candidate to bring to a party, in part because it is wide-angle so works well in a crowded space. But also because of all it’s experimental features. Read more about the LomoApparat 21mm. Buy it at Lomography.com.

Star Wars R2-D2 White Tamagotchi

STAR WARS R2-D2 WHITE TAMAGOTCHI

Perhaps not everyones cup of tea, but I think it is funny.

Train R2-D2 to master various skills with the Star Wars R2-D2 Blue Tamagotchi. Take care of R2-D2 by keeping him charged, keeping him clean and playing two mini-games. There are 19 skills for R2-D2 to learn and seven mini-games for him to unlock depending on his skill level. Make sure you keep your R2-D2 happy — if you neglect him for too long, the Jawas may take him away!

Find it at Retrospekt.com.

Polaroid 600 Killer Acid Instant Film Camera

POLAROID 600 KILLER ACID INSTANT FILM CAMERA

You can never go wrong with a Polaroid camera! In this case we found a really cool customized version of Polaroid 600. People at the party will not only like to get pictures of themselves immediately but the camera in itself will be the topic of the evening!

Killer Acid is a publishing imprint created by artist Rob Corradetti specializing in screen prints, paintings, T-shirts, comics and psychedelic ephemera. The style is a blend of head shop and punk rock, hearkening back to Corradetti’s tumultuous technicolor coming of age in the early 1990s.

Killer Acid is a publishing imprint created by artist Rob Corradetti specializing in screen prints, paintings, T-shirts, comics and psychedelic ephemera. The style is a blend of head shop and punk rock, hearkening back to Corradetti’s tumultuous technicolor coming of age in the early 1990s.

Find it at Retrospekt.com.

Polaroid Rainbow Factory Track Jacket

POLAROID RAINBOW FACTORY TRACK JACKET

If you go with the Polaroid camera, here is the companion gift.

Hard to find Polaroid track jacket! Super silky athletic material, fits small so we recommend buying the next size up. Very dark navy blue.Please note this jacket does not have the tags and should be considered as very gently used. It has been laundered.

Shirt Brand: Polaroid Classics by Impossible

Head on over to Retrospekt.com to check out the Polaroid Jacket.

Heavy Metal Parking Lot 35th Anniversary VHS/Shirt Bundle

Heavy Metal Parking Lot

Now this is almost over the top. Over at Lunchmeatvhs.com the second limited run of 100 vhs cassettes is for sale now together with this awesome shirt. Go grab it before it is too late.

That’s it for today folks. If you just spend enough time browsing the web, you are bound to find the weirdest stuff sooner or later. Hopefully you found the perfect gift.

Franks Garage

Franks Garage used to be a one man online vintage store selling old boomboxes, typewriters, cameras, cassette tapes and just about anything modern society had discarded. However, now I just write about...

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