Department and toy stores are filled with small trinkets and gadgetry this holiday season. Some of it is neat, some of it is the kind of junk that ends up in the back of your closet or in a box in the garage. How do you sort through the world of shiny items and get a growing geek girl cute stocking trinkets she'll actually like?

I suggest doing a bit of product and personality research. If your geeky gal isn't quite old enough for a fancy digital camera get her an inexpensive camera with fun features. If she's in school get her a flash drive that's as lovable as it is practical.

For a selection of my favorite mini geek treats scroll through the widget below.