Want to break up the grey of my cube!
August 22, 2011 11:26 AM   Subscribe

Is there a Canadian equivalent to Think Geek?

I am starting a new job in September. Yay employment! I would like to get some small expression of my personality to put in my cube. Please direct me to the best (Canadian!) online source of fun/amusing/cute mugs and miscellaneous other cube goodies-- I like a lot of the products on Think Geek, but sometimes shipping costs and times are a bit absurd coming from the US.
posted by torisaur to Shopping (6 answers total) 8 users marked this as a favorite
Geek Cantina seems to fill that niche.
posted by jedicus at 11:33 AM on August 22, 2011

Have you seen dealextreme.com? Shipping can be on the slow side but it's free, and they have some very amusing stuff, all of it quite cheap.
posted by kmennie at 11:50 AM on August 22, 2011

Note that it is nearly impossible to place an order with DealExtreme and not wind up adding at least a couple of units of their signature item (a pig-shaped LED keychain flashlight, for under $1 US). It's a great site, but be aware that the road to madness is paved with small white pigs with glowing pink noses.
posted by McCoy Pauley at 1:27 PM on August 22, 2011

Seconding Geek Cantina. It's the closest thing to a Canadian version of Think Geek that I've been able to find.
posted by asnider at 1:31 PM on August 22, 2011

A cheap idea that works for any nation: buy old calendars for cheap, cut the pictures apart, and decorate. I have a "Hawaii wall" in mine to greet people coming in.
posted by jenfullmoon at 2:35 PM on August 22, 2011

Geek Cantina is good, albeit not as furnished as Thinkgeek.

You may want to try browsing Etsy, for awesome apparel, accesories and various handcrafted or vintage goodies. There is a Geekery section full of super neat things, plus you can set these regional settings so you can have the Canadian $ currency and shipping prices for your region.
I can't vouch you will find everything shipping to Canada, or in the price range you'd like, but it's all different sellers there is no way you can never find a good deal.

Hope you can make yourself the geekiest office! :D
posted by CelebrenIthil at 4:17 PM on August 22, 2011

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