Gift Guide: Geeky Secret Santa Gifts Under $30

Wanting to add a little more geek-cred to your Secret Santa collection this year, but don’t want to break the budget? Try these awesome selections that would delight the geek in your office.

Amazon Kindle Voucher

We get it: you’re lazy. Don’t let your laziness ruin their Secret Santa gift, though. At the very least, go to Amazon and buy them a voucher for their Kindle books. You can get them in literally any denomination you like up to $2000, and you can send them any way you like too. Facebook, Email, or actually printing one out and giving it to them. They come in funky designs, so get off your arse and do the latter.

External Battery Charger

Everyone has a smartphone, and if they’re geekier than you are, chances are they’re on it a lot more. That means their feeble, overworked battery is going to want to pack it in sooner. Getting them this external battery pack means you’re giving the gift of life: battery life. This battery charger is 2400mAh in size, which means you’re giving them a battery that’s almost a third bigger than the one in the iPhone. More than enough to get them by!

LEGO Business Card Builder

Who said geeks couldn’t be professionals, too? Everyone loves a good business card, and this one made out of LEGO is perfect for geeks of any age.

Pick Punch

If have to buy a present for the office's resident rock star, there's no better cheap gift than the Pick Punch. Basically it's a hole punch that lets you stamp out guitar picks out of credit cards, gift cards or any other kind of hard plastic. Party on.

Wacom Bamboo Stylus

If your present needs to be for someone artistic, why not bring their work into the 21st century with the Wacom Bamboo stylus for tablets? Being arty has never looked so modern, and it's from Wacom so you know it's good.


If you’ve seen your giftee getting about in any manner of geeky apparel, they’ll really appreciate a bit of Threadless for Christmas. Gift Cards come in $25, $50, $75 and $100 denominations. Alternatively, if you’re not a fan of gift cards but know their size, try and find something cool in the store.

8-Sided Die Whiskey Stones

There's nothing worse than a watery scotch, and old fashioned whiskey stones are so last year. If you know someone who loves their RPGs in the office, this is the gift for them, and it shows off how much you know about good alcohol, too.

Nerf N-Strike Maverick Double Pack

Big boys toys! The Nerf gun is an ageless toy, and the N-Strike Maverick is the most fun you can have with foam. These double packs are a bargain.

What are you getting in your geeky Secret Santa? Tell us in the comments!

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