Ask LH: What’s A Good $10 Secret Santa Gift Idea?

Dear Lifehacker, With the silly season round the bend, many workplaces are doing Secret Santa. Can you suggest a handful of $10 presents that would be good for gifting co-workers? The geekier, the better. Thanks, Secret Santa

Dear SS,

You want geeky gifts? You’ve come to the right place! Last year, we published two mammoth gift guides specifically aimed at geeks and gamers — you can check them out here and here, respectively. Despite being nearly a year old, the vast majority of these products are still available to purchase online.

While a lot of the suggestions are on the pricier side, there’s still a handful of great options for around $10. Our bet would be the Caffeine Molecule Stainless Travel Mug, Portal 2 Inter-Spatial earring or Aliens Plush Toy. Or maybe the Pulp Fiction Gimp action figure (if you want to make things weird.)

We’ll be running an all-new geek gift guide early next week, so keep your eyes peeled! In the meantime, you should also check out the retail chain Zing Pop Culture. It has a huge selection of geeky toys, games and merchandise ranging from Star Wars-themed Monopoly boards to Game Of Thrones action figures. It sells a lot of the same cool stuff as ThinkGeek, but without the exorbitant shipping costs.

We also want to hear from readers — what’s an ideal geeky gift for $10 or under? Share your suggestions (and links to buy) in the comments!


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