Okay, it’s crunch time. It is less than two weeks until Santa’s annual grand trek across the world and you still haven’t found that gift for the geek in your life. Well don’t fret, the following ideas are guaranteed to save your bacon, not break the bank, and be available (in some fashion) by the time Santa touches down.
The idea of subscription boxes has always been fascinating to me. The concept of these boxes are great, yet the question for me is: do I really want to pay $20-$30 per month for stuff I really don’t need? Personally, that answer is no, but using these boxes as a gift is a great way of maximizing the bang for your buck and giving a loved one a gift that keeps on giving. One of the great things about many of these services is that you can buy individual boxes or gift a limited month subscription as well. Here are some examples:
- Loot Crate: Offering various boxes featuring comics, anime, and gaming properties, each monthly box includes a t-shirt and other items related to the monthly theme at a value of over $60. Individual boxes will cost you $24.95 while a three month subscription will cost you $71.85 ($23.95 per box) plus shipping and handling. Use their current promotional code: GEEKMAS20, to take advantage of their holiday deals.
- Game Box Monthly: This is a great service for anyone into tabletop games. This service offers a new independent tabletop game delivered to your door each month. One off boxes will cost $25 (plus S&H) and a 3 month subscription cost $24 per box ($72 plus S&H).
- The Indie Box: Unlike other videogame related boxes, this service actually gives you a videogame in each box. Each monthly offering feature a hard copy and digital to redeem a full indie pc game. Each box also includes the game’s soundtrack and other swag associated with the game. With an individual box starting at $24.99 and prices per box decreasing with 3 month, 6 month, and 12 month subscriptions, this could be a great gift for the gamer in your life.
- Pro Wrestling Loot: As you can imagine, this service is for the wrastlin’ fan in your life. This service’s offers a monthly box that includes wrestling related t-shirts, autographs, and other items per month for just $19.99. They are even currently offering a mystery holiday box that ships immediately for just $20.
While many of these won’t be under the tree by the time the big day comes, they will have the added benefit of extending the excitement of the season for months thereafter.
Check them out and let us know which ones you like the best!