As I've gotten older, I've realized that I have affected the Christmas present shopping in my household. And it's kind of for the better, at least in my opinion.
I have expressed my love of Think Geek here before. But it's become somewhat of a family staple. It all started around my sophomore year of college, where I had just discovered the site and did a wish list. My mother was just looking for something easy to get me for Christmas, and that was really easy. And then she kind of got sucked into the site. That Christmas she got something from that site for everyone.
That was just the beginning.
Now almost everyone ordered from Think Geek this year. My mom got me the Ingenui-tea tea brewer, which I find the handiest thing in the friggin' world. My brother got everyone's gifts from there, including my d20 fuzzy dice for my new car. However, he was following my lead, since I have done that every year for the past three years now. I got whiskey stones for my dad, caffeinated goodies for my mom, and personal soundtrack shirt for my brother. For the Boyfriend, a golf shirt with an 1-UP mushroom on it.
I think, combined with a couple of strange gifts for my friends, this was the nerdiest Christmas haul I ever had. I even got a book set in the new Starfleet Academy cast from the recent Star Trek movie. I expect it to be enjoyable trash.
With the new friends and the gifts from one of the nerdiest sites on the internet, I think Chirstmas is going to continue to be full of geeky goodness.