Part of the fun in attending a geek convention like Clover Con, Dragon Con or the Steampunk World’s Fair, is a tour of the vendors area and the artist’s alley/art show. Since I don’t have a million-dollar budget to buy everything I like, I pick up vendor business cards for future reference.
Both amazon and elfster have little dashboard buttons so you can automatically add stuff from other websites to your wishlists! Please consider adding some of these geeky merchants/artists to your wishlist for the holidays!
This Etsy shop, run by Thomas Nackid (who bears a bit of a resemblance to Mark Ruffalo) has beautiful geeky jewelry with cool quotes on it.
Pins, prints, bookmarks, stationary and jewelry made with images of the fantastical cats she paints!
Beautifully fluffy cat ears and tails, stuffed monster dolls, and a few other surprises!
Cast paper originals, fine woven tapestries, high quality prints, digital downloads.
Pretty fantasy kitty themed art, plushies, keychains, enamel pins, wallets, etc.
So many geeky holiday ornaments! So many fandoms! Game of Thrones, Fairies, Doctor Who, Harry Potter, etc.
Geeky dinnerware, posters, prints.
“Old-fashioned arts and crafts like your grandma would make…if your grandma was disturbed in some way.”
Transfiguring Adoption Your purchase goes to support resources for adoptive/foster families and children. They’ve got shirts, coffee mugs, stickers etc in their site’s shop.
“On average, across the U.S., current foster care rates (of compensation provided by govt.) must be raised by 36 percent in order to reach the Foster Care Minimum Adequate Rates for Children (the “Foster Care MARC”)…. In some states, rates are less than half of what it actually costs to care for a child in foster care.”
If you’d like to sponsor a Foster Placement Surival Kit yourself: Click here
Survival Kit Details
-Papa John’s Gift Card ($15)
When your normal routine is disturbed it causes stress. Having to cook dinner just adds to the stress of the day.
Many foster children have had traumatic events happen at night. A night light is an essential item that can easily be forgotten on the shopping list.
-Trust Based Relational Intervention DVD
This DVD introduces parents to vital information from Dr. Karyn Purvis and Dr. David Cross that will show foster parents how to handle/understand behaviors in foster children.
-Build-A-Bear Gift Card ($15)
Some children were NOT allowed to bring toys or clothes with them when they left their birth family’s home. Build-A-Bear offers foster parents the opportunity to bond with the child by helping them make a new stuffed animal friend.
-Children’s book about foster care
This tool is imperative as kids will be confused about the situation they find themselves. A book opens up an opportunity for discussion and bonding.
-Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone Book
-Foster – Adoptive Discussion Tool for Harry Potter (First 3 Chapters)
A sample of Transfiguring Adoption’s online tool that allows foster families to open up the channels of healthy and nurturing conversation with the children in their care.
-Wooden Fidget Puzzle
Foster children are dealing with a lot of change that is out of their control and this is paired with all the existing trauma. A fidget is designed for any age person to play with or handle to help calm themselves. These can help parents stop a meltdown as it starts.
-Robbie the Rabbit Foster Care Brochure
Robbie the Rabbit is a series of books designed to help children understand foster care and adoption. The brochure made for children briefly helps a parent talk to a child about foster care and see if the child might benefit from their helpful books.
All kinds of cool socks! Chemistry, math, geeky media, creative patterns, etc.
Plush stuffed animals – featuring poseable & wearable shoulder dragons / dragonets and a veritable menagerie of other mythological /fantasy creatures.
Stained Glass window clings, tshirts, prints, etc. Firefly, Star Trek, Harry Potter, and many more!
Quote prints & jewelry, mugs, lip balm,