Each of the unique gift suggestions below makes a reference to geeky video games, TV shows, and science. If you and your partner take the word “geeky” as a compliment, then you’ll have no shame expressing your love in the most adorkable way possible.
For this gift, SNES stands for two things: “Super Nintendo Entertainment System” (obviously) and “Someone Needs Energy, Stat”! These two controller mugs can help you both level up for the day with a cup of coffee. I recommend giving your partner the Player One mug — no one wants to start the morning with an argument.
You can find heart-shaped necklaces in virtually any jewelry store, but it’s rare to find one that’s anatomically correct! This necklace was created by the wife of an ER doctor, and it’s handmade out of sterling silver and white bronze.
These cheesy but genius t-shirt pins are the geeky way of communicating love. Each pin has an interactive LED badge. When close together, all 6 hearts are fulfilled in the health bar. When apart, a lone heart blinks and the other 5 are empty. It’s a metaphor that any gamer can understand.
One of the most important parts of your gift is the card that comes with it. At Etsy, you can find a funny card featuring basically any TV show, movie, or video game. The ones pictured above are inspired by Breaking Bad, but they’re also perfect for plain ol’ chemistry geeks. If you’re not married, this seller also has a card that spells out “lover” and other words in periodic elements.
If you plan to finish your Valentine’s Day with some wine, why not fill it up in a Game of Thrones glass? Each one has a golden rim and includes a symbol from each house: Stark, Lannister, Targaryen, and Tyrell. You can buy the set of 4 or choose whichever house your partner likes best.
Tired of buying flowers that just die? This 8-bit bouquet doesn’t need any special care — it will live on forever! The gift includes both a folding stand and holes in the back, so it can either be displayed on a table or mounted onto the wall.
Here’s the Nintendo way of saying “be my Valentine.” Pokémon fans from all generations will love this design, which is available for both men and women. You can choose between a handful of colors and have the design printed on a t-shirt, tank top, crew neck, pullover, zip up hoodie, phone case, art print, or even a sticker!