Nerdy Summer Gifts for Outdoor Fun
Published on June 13, 2023

Nerdy Summer Gifts for Outdoor Fun [Gift Guide]

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How do you and your friends and family enjoy your summer fun? Are you a beach bum or perhaps the boss of the BBQ? Maybe you love glamping, or you go all-out for Independence Day. Whether you know someone with a summer birthday or you like to give seasonally-appropriate 4th of July gifts, we'll share some of our favorite outdoor gift ideas with you, from beach gifts to BBQ gifts and more! Of course, we'll have to inject this gift guide with a geeky dose of the spirit! Keep reading to see some of our favorite nerdy summer gift ideas.


Nerdy Summer Clothes

Nerdy Summer Clothes

The Child ShortallsFriday the 13th Button-UpBatman Co-Ord ShortsMonstars Jersey Tank Top
Boba Fett T-ShirtTie-Front NASA Tank TopThe Little Mermaid ShirtStar Wars Button-Up

We know it's hard to pack up our favorite screen-printed sweatshirts and geeky sweaters for the summer, but there's no shortage of nerdy apparel here! There are so many licensed t-shirts waiting to make their debut, and even a few tank tops if you don't like to wear sleeves in the summer. Also, don't forget about shorts or a pair of adorable shortalls. It's time to let those legs and arms out with these sweet summer gift ideas!


4th of July Clothes

4th of July Clothes

Stars & Stripes Summer SuitWomen's Stars & Stripes SuitAmerican Flag Summer SuitKids' Star-Striped PJs

Do you know someone who shares a birthday with Uncle Sam? Maybe the 4th of July happens to be someone's favorite holiday. (With firecrackers, BBQ, and brews, we can see why it might be!) These 4th of July clothes are great options to express yourself this Independence Day. While you can get a fully star-spangled suit set, these 4th of July summer outfits are much more comfortable in warm weather.


Casual Outdoor Games

Outdoor Games

Guesstures GameKool-Aid Jenga GameUno Splash GameFriends Trivia Coasters
FlamingolfThe Mandalorian TriviaKids' Spider-Man Bowling SetDisney Meme the Game

We love to play games outside when the weather is nice. Some games are better played outside, such as kids' bowling sets and Flamingolf, while others can easily be played outdoors. Would you like to chill on the patio with brews and trivia? What about a wild game of charades where you act out your prompts in the backyard? Fast and easy party games work great inside and outside, so get out there and snag some sun!


Nerdy Drinking Glasses

Drinking Glasses

4 PC Golden Girls Stemless Glass Set10 oz. Nightmare Before Christmas GlassesInuyasha Lidded GlassStitch Bamboo Straw Tumbler
5 PC MTG Shooter Glasses4 PC Disney Princess Stemless GlassesCreature From the Black Lagoon Geeki TikiDemon Slayer Straw Tumbler

Hot summer days and cool drinks just go together. We love to sip cold drinks on the porch, at the poolside, and at every summer BBQ or outdoor event. Anyone who loves to indulge in bubbly beverages outside may appreciate stemless glasses that are bottom-heavy to help prevent spills. Or, perhaps a lidded cup to keep the bugs out is just what they need. Of course, we also love the idea of filling a few Geeki Tikis with tropical beverages that have the taste of summer! These drinking glasses make great BBQ gifts or birthday gifts and at other events throughout the year.


Geeky Beach Gear

Beach Gear

Cheer Bear Pool FloatSquishmallow Maritza Cactus Beach BallStitch Swim MaskMHA All Might Towel
Maui Pineapple Squishmallow Pool FloatFortnite Rocket Launcher Super SoakerGrumpy Bear Pool FloatSquishmallow Gordon Shark Beach Ball

Stand out from all the swan and unicorn inflatables with these nerdy pool and beach toys. Squishmallow fans will love inflatables that look like their favorite plushies, and how cute are these Care Bear pool floats? A pop culture beach towel is always a plus, too! And who could resist a Fortnite-themed super soaker? People will want to know where you found your cool pool gifts!


4th of July Decorations

4th of July Decorations

Patriotic Mickey StatueUSA Star WreathUncle Sam NutcrackerPeanuts 4th of July Statue

People don't always deck out their homes as they do for Christmas and Halloween, but we can appreciate some fun 4th of July decorations. Find a prominent spot on a table, mantle, or even a door, and a good Independence Day decoration can put you in the holiday spirit. These 4th of July Jim Shore statues featuring Mickey Mouse and Snoopy are so cute, and who could resist an Uncle Sam nutcracker?

Nerdy Cooking Accessories and Grilling Gear

Cooking Accessories and Grilling Gear

Thor Mjolnir Meat TenderizerNY Giants Cutting BoardChucky Kitchen SetHarry Potter Spatula Bundle
Mr. Monopoly ApronSandworm Bottle OpenerRaptor Meat ClawsPatriots Cutting Board

Do you have a friend or family member who loves to grill? Give them the gift of geeky grilling with a Mjolnir meat tenderizer or a set of raptor meat claws! There are also quite a few fun aprons that would be a riot at any BBQ. (A Mr. Monopoly would make your grillmaster look so dapper!) However, don't skimp on other small gifts that would help to round out anyone's outdoor cooking experience. Bottle openers, spatulas, and small cutting boards are all great tools to have on hand at the grill.


Geeky Summer Swimwear

Summer Swimwear

Sheer Bear SwimsuitSpongeBob Swim SetShare Bear SwimsuitBoys' Vader Swim Shorts
Pac-Man Swim Trunks and Top SetUnique Vintage Barbie SwimsuitWonder Woman Swim TopCorona Swim Trunks

Stand out from the crowd with these nerdy patterned swimsuits! We're digging these swim shorts and top sets, and how adorable are the Care Bears swimsuits? (They're beary cute.) You can even get into summer cosplay form with a Barbie or Wonder Woman swimsuit! Whether you plan to get in the water or work on your tan, you make geek look good.


Fun Pools and Sprinklers

Pools and Sprinklers

Spider-Man Inflatable PoolSquishmallow Maritza Cactus SprinklerBarbie Inflatable PoolGorilla Sprinkler

When it gets hot, the kids may ask about hauling out the pool or the sprinkler. These unique inflatable pools and sprinklers help the kids cool off in style! Inflatable pools are an inexpensive and easy-to-store option for when you have little kids, and who doesn't love to run under the sprinkler? A giant (and adorable) cactus or gorilla in your yard will be tons of fun for your kids and any neighborhood friends!


Geeky Bonfire Gear

Bonfire Gear

Stitch Sweatshirt12 Pack Lanyard Glow Sticks1 Up Can KoozieSlurm Can Koozie

If you love summer bonfires or hanging out at the campfire, you know that a few gifts would pair well with your s'mores essentials. A unique can koozie can be easier to identify than writing names on cans, and glow sticks are great for kids who wander in the dark. Also, summer nights can be a little chilly, so having a hoodie or warm pullover never hurts, especially after you put out the fire and walk back to your home or tent. We want everyone to be safe and comfortable, and you can still be yourself with these geeky gift ideas!


4th of July Costumes

4th of July Costumes

Statue of Liberty CostumeUncle Sam CostumeRosie the Riveter CostumeAbe Lincoln Costume

The 4th of July is a day of celebration, and what better way to celebrate than by wearing a costume? You often see 4th of July costumes such as Uncle Sam and Lady Liberty at 4th of July parades, but you can also spot them at seasonal runs and other events. Whether you plan on participating in a patriotic parade or want to wear a Fourth of July costume for some other reason, these American costumes are all top-notch selections!


Are you ready for summer? (We sure are!) What's your ideal way to spend a summer day off? Would you like to see more nerdy and fun summer products? Give us some suggestions in the comments!

Angela Poch
Angela Poch

Angela Poch is an Inbound Marketing Specialist and Resident Crazy Cat Lady at, where she is an assistant editor and writes about Disney, Pokémon, and gift guides.

What’s fun for her? Angela keeps busy playing video games (Fire Emblem, Pokémon, and Skyrim are her favorites), drawing, sewing, and taking silly pictures with her cats. You can follow her on Twitter @AngelaPoch1 or her cats on Instagram @stardustnebulanova.