The Twelve Days of Geekmas, 2011 Edition


That’s right! It’s the holiday season once again, which means we’re here to help you shop for that important geek in your life. Time to Geek up Christmas with a silly song, the How-To Geek way!

For maximum effect, try to read through the list to the tune of The Twelve Days of Christmas.

Image by Florian

On the twelfth day of Geekmas, a dear friend gave to me…

12 Gigs of RAM

12 gb ram

This 12GB RAM kit is just what you need to give your geek’s tri-channel gaming rig some love. [link]

11th Doc’s sonic screwdriver

11th doc sonic screwdriver


10 wiggling piggies

vibram five-fingers

They may look eccentric, but Vibram’s Five-Finger KSO shoes give your toes the freedom of natural movement. [link]

9 circles of Minecraft

circles of minecraft

Does your geek love crafting and hate creepers? This t-shirt shows off the 9* circles of the Minecraft world. [link]

*only 6 are available in Beta

8-bit holiday wreath

8-bit wreath anim

Spice up your holiday décor with this 8-bit pixelated, LED-powered wreath. [link]

7 inches of Kindle Fire

kindle fire

This little tablet is hot item! It’s hackable, multi-functional, and cheap, and be sure to check out our review for more details if you haven’t already! [link]

6 gears a’clicking

kinekt gear ring

This super-geeky gear ring spins and clicks to entertain your inner engineer, and it’s the height of geek fashion. [link]

iOS 5


Tablets are definitely in this year, and Android’s not your Geek’s OS choice, the iPad 2 will fill in nicely. [link]

4-driver earbuds


Show your hardcore audiophile some love with these Westone in-ear monitor. 4-drivers in each ear means acoustic heaven. [link]

3-level precision cutting board

OCD cutting board

This triple-precision cutting board will ensure your geeky chef gets all the dimensions and angles right! Warning: Not for those without a love for significant figures. [link]

2.5” SSD

Corsair Series 3 SSD

This 120 GB solid state hard drive makes for a solid upgrade. [link]

1 pint of Aperture-endorsed brew

aperture pint glass

Cave Johnson approves of this Aperture-certified beer receptacle. Drink and be merry! [link]

We hope our song sounded a bit better this time around!

And, to help edify your holiday, we’re here to remind you that the Twelve Days of Christmas – also known as Chrismastide or Twelvetide – don’t actually start until Christmas. Thanks to Chappers, a commenter on last year’s Geekmas list.

Yatri Trivedi is a monk-like geek. When he's not overdosing on meditation and geek news of all kinds, he's hacking and tweaking something, often while mumbling in 4 or 5 other languages.