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10 Ways To Geek Out Your Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day is upon us, so it's time to come up with the ultimate plan for that special geek in your life. From cool activities to got-to-have gifts, here are 10 ideas for the perfect geek-tastically romantic day.
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Create A GPS Treasure Hunt
Send your love goddess or god on a geocache-like treasure hunt, where he or she can search for that trinket or gift that best symbolizes your affection.

After finding a secret hiding place to stash your Valentine's Day gift, preferably in a spot where no one else will accidentally stumble across it, take note of its location using coordinates on your smartphone's GPS app or geocaching app, said Steve Wood, founding member of Geocachers of the Bay Area. 

If you pick a hiding spot in an urban area, you'll likely have cell coverage to use your smartphone's GPS app. But if you choose a remote area to stash the gift, you'll likely need to use a handheld GPS device, said Wood. Such a device can cost anywhere from under $100 to $200 for an inexpensive model. Once you have your coordinates, pass them onto your sweetie, along with the GPS-enabled device, and send your love on the hunt.

(Image: Johan Larsson via Flickr)

Create A GPS Treasure Hunt

Send your love goddess or god on a geocache-like treasure hunt, where he or she can search for that trinket or gift that best symbolizes your affection.

After finding a secret hiding place to stash your Valentine's Day gift, preferably in a spot where no one else will accidentally stumble across it, take note of its location using coordinates on your smartphone's GPS app or geocaching app, said Steve Wood, founding member of Geocachers of the Bay Area.

If you pick a hiding spot in an urban area, you'll likely have cell coverage to use your smartphone's GPS app. But if you choose a remote area to stash the gift, you'll likely need to use a handheld GPS device, said Wood. Such a device can cost anywhere from under $100 to $200 for an inexpensive model. Once you have your coordinates, pass them onto your sweetie, along with the GPS-enabled device, and send your love on the hunt.

(Image: Johan Larsson via Flickr)

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kstaron,
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2/19/2016 | 3:38:35 PM
awww- inspiring
All of these ideas are really cute. I think I need that geek clock now. My valentine is away at the moment and we count down the days on our texts but this is so cute. I want to do the stars one for my littlest sweethearts too. Off to go check spotify for some cute sappy songs.
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Li Tan,
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2/14/2016 | 1:54:57 AM
Re: terrific ideas
I love the GPS treasure hunt - will it bring the real treasure to me? I did not get treasure yet but already spent money for gift to my wife.:-)
mak63
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2/13/2016 | 9:58:10 PM
terrific ideas
The clocks form TEcoArt are pretty neat. I wonder what they can do with a SSD. A digital clock?
All of these ideas are terrific. I like mostly the ceiling stars and the 3D chocolate print. Yummy!
Now, if I only have a date...
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