Remember those grab bags you used to love as a kid? You'd pick one up at a fair or festival and shiver with excitement as you opened it up to peak inside.
Monthly subscription services such as Nerd Block Jr. elicit the same type of reaction, and you can purchase single or multiple months to thrill a special child, even one who lives far away.
Nerd Block Jr., available in boxes geared toward girls or boys, costs $13.99 a month. While the company claims its boxes include mostly geeky products, the items in my box, which I received free for evaluation purposes, would appeal to almost any kid.