I know I’m not the only one turning to retail therapy in recent months. Sometimes purchasing a new shiny thing for a loved one or for myself brings a little light to my day. And it shines even brighter if I’m supporting a small business. Luckily for me and all of you who also embrace the soothing feeling of buying a trinket or two, there’s a new site supporting artisan makers of nerdy goods: Geeklery. Co-founded by Jamie Hollier of Balefire Goods, Geeklery is a new place for geeks to shop. They offer handmade jewelry, homewares, and more.
Rather than having set offerings, Geeklery will curate and showcase different artists. Pop culture inspires every piece on the site. And they’re adding new items and artists each week, so that’s an excuse for you to check in on their stock regularly. It’s where you’ll go for one-of-a-kind, limited edition, hand-crafted gifts. Currently you can find everything from a watercolor painting of a d20, to gorgeously detailed pendants, to papercrafts. Star Trek, Game of Thrones, Studio Ghibli, and more feature in these pieces.
Hollier said in a statement, “As a life long nerd and geek, it’s always been an interest of mine to include fine jewelry and fine art with the works that are inspired by the characters and stories that we all connect to. I believe that our shared love for these fandoms can be a bridge and build relationships that can be life-changing connections.”
On top of being a go-to source for unique, nerdy gifts, Geeklery is also participating in charitable efforts. Five percent of all sales will go to the non-profit Pop Culture Classroom. The group endeavors to use pop culture and the power of self-expression to foster a love of learning, literacy, and to celebrate diversity.
So, in other words: you have every reason to go shopping.
Featured Image: Geeklery