I have way too many fandoms… Since I love all things Harry Potter, Doctor Who, Sherlock, Star Trek, Galaxy Quest, Men in Black, and Ghostbusters, I’ve only represented a few in my quest to find awesome nerdy Valentine’s gift ideas that are practical. Only a few are even remotely romantic, but that is par for the course for the way my husband and I celebrate Valentine’s day.
Meaning: usually, we forget. Don’t even ask about Sweetest Day! best nerdy gifts
If I do decide I want a gift, I’ll buy it for myself. There’s no shame in treating yourself to great travel gifts or one of your favorite geeky Valentine’s gifts, whether in a relationship or not. It’s all a part of self-care, which looks different for everyone.
2019 Nerdy Valentine’s Gifts for travelers
If you and your family travel frequently, practical gifts make a lot more sense. Do you still want to enjoy your favorite fandom a little bit? I do, too! I’ve compiled this awesome list of gifts that are practical nerd gifts for travelers. Some are useful and romantic! Take that, Hallmark!
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Nerdy Luggage Tags
While not at all romantic, tags for suitcases are a perfect gift for a traveler, nerdy or not! Here are some geeky luggage tags from some of my favorite fandoms.
Harry Potter Luggage Tags
First, Harry Potter’s Platform 9 and 3/4 luggage tag (click on the images to order and all are affiliate links). If I can’t yet get to Platform 9 and 3/4, at least I can bring a flavor of it to me.
Star Wars Luggage Tags
For your Star Wars loving friends or kids who travel, these are not the
droids bags you are looking for. I love this! Star Wars Valentine’s gifts are completely appropriate.
Batman LEGO Luggage Tags
Love Batman and LEGOS? We have you covered! I’m hearing Will Arnet as Batman just looking at this cool luggage tag. Forget me, my children would love this!
Love unicorns? Check out these super cool unicorn travel gifts, too!
Nerdy Toiletry Bags and Geeky Totes
Harry Potter Toiletry Bag
Does your special man (or woman) need a new traveling toiletry bag? I could use one, actually. I always need more Harry Potter in my life.
Tardis Collapsible Bag (Doctor Who)
This collapsible TARDIS bag from Doctor Who is awesome for travelers. On our most recent trip, we purchased some collapsible bags because we didn’t have enough room to bring everything home. I keep a collapsible grocery bag in my purse, too (which was a thoughtful gift from my friend and souvenir from Germany!) I love that they will fit in carry on luggage and are there if needed.
Plain Collapsible Duffel
Here’s a plain collapsible duffel bag, similar to what we used to bring home extra stuff during our last trip (we even checked ours without any issues and they were so stuffed we couldn’t fit another thing).
Fandom Passport Covers & Wallets
Harry Potter Passport Cover
When floo powder isn’t going to work, your Harry Potter fan is going to NEED an awesome passport cover! There are so many amazing options, the most difficult part is choosing which one.
Star Wars R2D2 Passport Cover
Make your Star Wars fan so happy (and possibly more excited to travel) with this leather passport cover featuring R2D2.
World Map Leather Passport Holder
I love maps, since they have to do with traveling. What makes this passport cover different? It’s customizable – you can add your beloved’s name. A personalized travel gift is a great way to make your Valentine feel special.
This wallet is everything! It’s a large wallet (not just on the inside), with good construction. If you’re wondering, it’s made with vegan-friendly material.
Distressed Doctor Who Wallet
Here is another awesome Doctor Who Wallet option. The TARDIS is going to start a conversation for sure, starting with, “is it bigger on the inside?”
Get your sweetie this Batman silhoutte necklace. This one is stainless steel with a lobster clasp. It comes in a cute little Batman box. I call this one nerdy, romantic Batman Valentine gift!
Wildforlife Star Trek Collector’s Edition Touch LED Watch
Keep your Star Trek fan boldly going on time with this fantastic watch. There are two unisex styles that are great star wars Valentine’s gifts for him or her! It will also make quite the conversation piece.
DC Batman Kitchen Timer – Bat Signal Lights Up When Done
Okay, this is totally not a practical travel gift, but it’s a lot of fun. It’s a timer that lights up the bat signal when it’s done. If you are looking for batman valentine’s day gifts, this one is awesome!
Enough with the Geeky Valentine’s Gifts
Okay, so maybe your significant other loves their fandoms, but you want to gift something a little different. Here are some romantic travel gifts, that are still (mostly) practical.
Ankor PowerCore 13000
I absolutely love having this along on my travels. Since my phone is older, it doesn’t hold a charge as long as it used to (even after getting a failing battery replaced). Now, I always travel with this. It doesn’t take up much room in my purse and I know I’ll always have a way to charge my phone during a flight or when I want to take a lot of pictures of a special place. While it doesn’t seem romantic at first, it is a gift that keeps on giving and can save your sanity on a long flight.
This is one of the more romantic, but still extremely useful gifts on this list! This is called a peshtamel and it’s billed as a Turkish towel with 101 uses from towel to scarf to blanket. As a family traveler who prefers to travel carry-on only (if possible), a beautiful item with multiple uses is definitely going to go in my luggage.
Scratch Off Map
For me, this scratch off map would be one of the more romantic travel gifts my husband could give me. I love maps and a map to scratch off all our travels would tell me he’s been paying attention to the subtle things that I enjoy.
These awesome stay-at-home date ideas are also perfect for travelers who can’t travel at the moment (and will spice up life!)
the most romantic Valentine’s day gift on the list
Plane tickets to a coveted destination. Okay, so that’s pricey, but travel doesn’t have to break the bank. Scour the air travel sites and jump on a good deal when you see one. If that’s still out of your price range, look into places within a few hours drive that have cabins and outdoor hot tubs. You can take a “romantic” weekend even with your kids along (but please be careful and use common sense about mixing kids and hot tubs).
Even if this trip won’t be taken for a few weeks or months after Valentine’s day (or after a birthday, because this list is good for those, too), having it all set up in advance just makes the happiness last longer.
Give Out Some Nerdy Valentines
Whether you are celebrating a nerdy Valentine’s day or not, there are so many wonderful gifts options. Go forth, travel, and celebrate your way! And bring the kids!
What useful and nerdy travel gifts would you add to this list? What’s one of the best nerdy gifts you’ve ever received?