Funny Crap Under $20 Is Your Secret-Santa-Best-Bet Deal of the Day

In case you forgot how Secret Santa/White Elephant/Yankee Swap/Hanukkah Harry/Totally Nondenominational Office-Appropriate Tchotchke Exchange works, here's a quick recap: the youngest gifter in the group gives their present to the tallest person, who then flips a coin and depending on the flip, has to give the gift to the host's dog. Oh, and no gifts can be over $20 or a similarly trivial amount. Rinse and repeat, until the unwrapping party gets to your gift, when your sense of humor where either be validated in front of your colleagues or judged by an awkward silence. But this time you actually found a deal on something funny that your giftee won't toss into the garbage immediately after the party, and everyone is cheering your name, and chanting "Real gift! Real gift! Real gift!"

Here are some Secret Santa best bets Dealzmodo found. All of these are on sale today, and all can be equally hilarious in the right situation:


Microbes, scaled up a couple thousand times, and made into cute plush toys. This cute guy is Herpes Simplex 2, but they're all on sale today, so there are lots of other options (A sperm cell! E. Coli! Ebola!) so you can pick the virus that best fits your giftee. $9 a toy. [Amazon]

Funny Crap Under $20 Is Your Secret-Santa-Best-Bet Deal of the Day


A UV flashlight which will helpfully point out your coworkers who spilled booze (or worse) on themselves this holiday party. Five bucks shipped. Sold out, but now Amazon's selling them for $7. [Amazon]

Funny Crap Under $20 Is Your Secret-Santa-Best-Bet Deal of the Day


For the old timer that still can't believe it's almost 2013: Marty McFly's cap (from the future!) Was $25, now $10. [Amazon]

Funny Crap Under $20 Is Your Secret-Santa-Best-Bet Deal of the Day


An absurdly over-engineered electric pepper grinder for insufferable foodies. Was $30, now $25. $13. The price gets cut in half once you're at checkout. [Amazon]

Funny Crap Under $20 Is Your Secret-Santa-Best-Bet Deal of the Day


Hasbro Hulk Hands. This present is perfect for your coworker who still doesn't know how to touch type. Now $11. Now $19. Bummer. Amazon's Hulk Hands sale is over. [Amazon]

Funny Crap Under $20 Is Your Secret-Santa-Best-Bet Deal of the Day


Yesterday, Gizmodo's best value earbuds were on sale for $35. They're back up to $49 now. Yeah, we tweeted it.

Top Deals

A Fancy Electronic Pepper Grinder of Dubious Origin ($12.51) | Amazon via Reddit | Originally $30 | 50% discount taken at checkout
Giant Microbes Plush Toys Sale ($8.95) | Amazon via Reddit | Originally $19
Hasbro Green Hulk Fists ($11) | Amazon via Reddit | Originally $20
UV Flashlight ($5) | Amazon via Reddit | Originally $20
Marty McFly Hat ($10) | Amazon | Was $25

Accessories

Belkin USB 2.0 4-Port Hub ($5) | Amazon via Reddit | Originally $10
16GB Sony Class 10 SDHC ($10.45) | Adorama via Brand Name Coupons | Originally $20
SanDisk Extreme 32 GB SDHC Class 10 ($31) | Amazon via Storageaholic | Originally $70



Black Casio G-Shock Riseman ($120) | Amazon via Reddit | Originally $200

Miscellaneous

UV Flashlight ($5) | Amazon via Reddit | Originally $20
Swiss+Tech Multi Tool ($7) | Sears via Dealzon | Originally $20
Rad Cycles Ceiling Mount ($8.88) | Amazon via Reddit | Originally $50
Giant Microbes Plush Toys Sale ($8.95) | Amazon via Reddit | Originally $19
Hasbro Green Hulk Fists ($11) | Amazon via Reddit | Originally $20
Lego Kids Star Wars Watch ($12) | Amazon via Reddit | Originally $25
A Fancy Electronic Pepper Grinder of Dubious Origin ($12.51) | Amazon via Reddit | Originally $30 | 50% discount taken at checkout
Transformers Optimus Prime Action Figure ($12.59) | Amazon via Reddit | Originally $25
Stratego Limited Edition ($18) | Amazon via Reddit | Originally $25
Logic Cast Iron Griddle ($33) | Amazon via Reddit | Originally $50
Lego Super Star Destroyer ($320) | Amazon via Brand Name Coupons | Originally $400

Apple

2011 11" Macbook Air ($700) | Mac Connection via Laptopaholic | Originally $800
64GB iPad 3 WiFi ($550) | Best Buy via Tabletaholic | Originally $650 | Apple sells refurbs at the same price

Gaming

XCOM: Enemy Unknown - Slingshot DLC ($4.91) | Green Man Gaming via Dealzon | Originally $7 | Use coupon code GMG30-DEC01-ARFC9
Sega Genesis Classic Game Pack ($5) | Amazon via Reddit | Originally $30 | They've all got STEAM KEYS
Faster Than Light ($6) | Good Old Games via Reddit | Originally $10
Warhammer 40k Space Marine PC Download ($7.49) | Amazon via Reddit | Originally $30 | Activates on Steam and you get $5 Amazon game credit
Endless Space ($10.49) | Green Man Gaming via Reddit | Originally $30 | Use coupon code GMG30-DEC01-ARFC9
Scribblenauts Unlimited ($21) | Green Man Gaming via Dealzon | Originally $30 | Use coupon code GMG30-DEC01-ARFC9
Hitman: Absolution for Xbox ($40) | Gamestop via Dealzon | Originally $60 | Use coupon code SAVER
Borderlands 2 ($45) | Steam via Reddit | Originally $60
Nintendo 3DS ($145) | Toys R Us via Ebay via Gamingaholic | Originally $170 | Also, your milage may vary, but I'm hearing that Target has them for $130 in-store. | Thanks, Lee!

Physical Media

Princess Bride on Blu-ray ($10) | Amazon via Reddit | Originally $20
Rushmore Criteron Collection ($19) | Amazon via Brand Name Coupons | Originally $30
Dark Knight Trilogy on Blu-ray ($28) | Amazon via Brand Name Coupons | Originally $50 No sale here.
The Complete Indiana Jones on Blu-ray ($40) | Amazon via Reddit | Originally $80

Clothing

Black Casio G-Shock Riseman ($120) | Amazon via Reddit | Originally $200

Dumb TV → Smart TV

Laptops

2011 11" Macbook Air ($700) | Mac Connection via Laptopaholic | Originally $800

Desktops

Anyone see any good deals out there?

Tablets

7" Lenovo Ideapad ($150) | Lenovo via Tabletaholic | Originally $200 | Use coupon code TABLETDEAL
64GB iPad 3 WiFi ($550) | Best Buy via Tabletaholic | Originally $650 | Apple sells refurbs at the same price

Screens

24" Viewsonic 1080p Monitor ($180) | Amazon via Reddit | Originally $300
55" Philips Smart HDTV ($780) | Amazon via HDTVaholic | Originally $1000
60" Samsung 1080p 120Hz HDTV ($1100) | Dell via HDTVaholic | Originally $2000

Portables

Audio Technica ATH-M50 ($104) | Amazon | Originally $150+ | After the Dealzmodo they bumped back up to $130 but now down to $104 again! Huzzah!

Camera

SSDs

256GB Samsung 840 + Assassin's Creed 3 ($164) | B&H Photo | Originally $200

Apps

iOS

Call of Snakes ($0) | iTunes via Appshopper | Originally $1
Garmin Fit ($0) | iTunes via Appshopper | Originally $1
The Original Swiss Railway Clock ($0) | iTunes via Appshopper | Originally $1 | Predates Apple's copyright infringement by a 3 years
Settlers of Catan ($3) | iTunes via Appshopper | Originally $5
VNC Viewer ($5) | iTunes via Appshopper | Originally $10

iPad Only

Batman Arkham City Lockdown ($1) | iTunes via Appshopper | Originally $6
Settlers of Catan HD ($3) | iTunes via Appshopper | Originally $5

Android

Guerilla Bob ($1) | Google Play via Apps-aholic | Originally $3
Quickoffice Pro ($5) | Google Play via Apps-aholic | Originally $15

Mac

Not today.

Hobomodo

Free 5 Hour Sleep Shot ($0) | 5 Hour Sleep via Reddit | Originally $2 | Kind of like a 5 hour energy that does the opposite
2 Free Postcards from Facebook Photos ($0) | Postagram via Reddit | Originally $3 | Your Facebook's gonna be involved

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