Five Low-Tech Gifts for Geeks

As the biggest gift-giving holiday of the year quickly approaches, many of us are still left with the question of what to get the geek (or geeks) left on the shopping list. Sure, you might know exactly what they want, but how do you summon the means (or will) to cough up the money it would take to purchase the kind of gadgets that would truly make them happy?

Contrary to popular belief, you can make a geek very happy with a gift that doesn’t require batteries, an outlet, or any other external power source. There are plenty of creative gift ideas that can put a smile on even the most critical geek’s face without breaking the bank. Believe it or not, some of the best gift ideas can be found for under $40.

Here are five low-tech gifts for geeks that are sure to make them very happy this holiday season.