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5 Father's Day gifts your dad will nerd out about (even if its not a nerd)

Looking for a last-minute Father's Day gift idea? We have you covered

Father’s Day, which falls on June 19 this year in the United States, is a wonderful day to celebrate all things dad. What makes a dad special will look different from person to person; perhaps it’s an older father figure, a pet parent, or even your own dad. Or in some cases, it's you.

There’s no wrong way to celebrate Father’s Day! If your dad happens to be a nerd like us, that’s even better. Finding dad that perfect nerdy gift can be daunting, so we’ve rounded up five unique gifts for every kind of nerd dad out there!

Star Trek Word Art Print Set
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Star Trek Word Art Print Set

This four-print set by word-art artist Scott W Smith of Skahfee Studio is undoubtedly a unique piece where no dad has gone before! Depicting famous ships from the Star Trek franchise, each vessel is made up of phrases from the show. Each giclee print measures 11" x 17"”", and is printed on glossy cardstock. These would look incredible hanging up in the hallway, or wherever dad likes to enjoy the finer things in life! $55

Superman Tactical Smartwatch
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Superman Tactical Smartwatch

If your dad is your favorite gadget-forward superhero, then this Superman Tactical Smartwatch is perfect for them! The band is made of high-grade silicone, which is both sweatproof and UV resistant. This smartwatch is compatible with every Apple Watch series, as well as other smartwatches, including Fossil and Samsung. The watch also comes with digital watch content, such as Watch Faces, which are exclusive to this smartwatch. If Superman isn’t your dad’s thing, there are also Green Lantern, Batman, Harry Potter, and Star Wars versions available as well! $39.99

TMNT Pink Bundle: Cowabunga! '80s Classics
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TMNT Pink Bundle: Cowabunga! '80s Classics

What dad doesn’t love the turtles in a half shell? This Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles pin-set from Zen Monkey Studios depicts Leonardo, Donatello, Raphael, and Michaelangelo on rose gold enamel pins. Each turtle has their signature weapon, and they’re even based on the original cartoon character designs. These are perfect to display or wear — but if your dad isn’t down with TMNT, Zen Monkey also offers a Legend of Korra set, a Lupin the 3rd set, and even a Sonic the Hedgehog set! $31.96

Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge: The Official Black Spire Outpost Cookbook
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Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge: The Official Black Spire Outpost Cookbook

Is your dad a Jedi Knight in the kitchen? Want to try some of the delicious food from Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge without visiting either Disneyland or Walt Disney World? This cookbook is absolutely perfect for him. Author Marc Sumerak takes your tastebuds to a galaxy far, far away with dishes such as Fried Endorian Tip-Yip, Bantha Chai, Yobshrimp Noodle Salad, and more. This cookbook even provides background on each dish, which truly brings you deeper into the Star Wars universe. $16.34

LEGO Marvel Infinity Gauntlet

Has your dad ever uttered the phrase 'I’ll do it myself'? I know my dad has! This 590-piece LEGO set will keep your dad (and maybe even you) entertained for some time. Coming in at 12.5” high and 5” wide, this is certainly not a LEGO set designed to be played with. Once complete your dad can proudly display this piece – after all, it is a wonderful conversation starter. LEGO also makes a ton of other sets aimed at older builders, so let your imagination go wild! $55.99

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Lauren Sisselman comes with years of prior experience, beginning with The Overstreet Price Guide before jumping into the online space with Bleeding Cool. They have written for local, Maryland-based tourism magazines and websites, and they have contributed their knowledge to a number of other books including The Art of Betty and Veronica, and Mine! from ComiXology. Lauren enjoys writing about their love of wrestling, old anime, pinball, and of course, old comic books.