Here's the thing: while I love to read those guides and drool excessively over them, I always wonder who the pants they think their audience is. Gifts tend to range from $50 up to the hundreds and frankly, if I love someone enough to spend $50 of my hard earned cash on them, I probably don't need your pantsing gift guide to give me ideas.
So, rest assured, the top gift in this list is $18.95. That's right, less than twenty buckaroos buys you the eternal appreciation of a severely under-appreciated geek in your life.
Because what non-geek out there doesn't need a little help buying for the geeks in their lives? None that I've ever met. So, I present to you...
Five Awesome Geek Gifts for Under $20
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You may have noticed that all these gifts hail from Etsy.com. There are a couple of reasons for that: I like to support small business people and nobody knows geeks like geeks. While there are t-shirts and the like to be found elsewhere, Etsy is really your spot for geeking it up. Trust me.
Also, official disclosure time: I am not affiliated in any way with any of the sellers mentioned above or Etsy in general. I did not receive any compensation for this post. These people do not know me and I do not know them. If I developed a sudden hunger for brains, they would all be concerned about the beginning of the zombie apocalypse, but none of them would be concerned that I was patient zero. That is all.
So, what ideas do you have for gifts of the geeky variety? Or are you just lost as to what geeks love? Have an idea of something I missed? Chime in, please. My self esteem requires your constant attention.