THE BEST Awesome Gifts: 2010

Munitio BLK Bullet Earphones

Munitio BLK Bullet Earphones

An understated version of Teknine’s bad-ass Munitio 9mm earphones. The BLK earphones’ Suppressor [M]ic Control also lets you use them for phone calls on the iPhone or the Motorola Droid.

Dell Inspiron Duo

Dell Inspiron Duo

Dell’s convertible is now available. Runs touch-friendly Stage software in tablet mode and Windows 7 in netbook mode. Has a dual-core Atom CPU, 2GB RAM, Bluetooth, and Wireless b/g/n.

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OnLive Game System

OnLive Game System

Could this be the future of gaming? You’ll have to pay to rent games, but playing demos, uploading replay clips and watching others play in real-time are free. A 5mbps+ connection is recommended.

Autum Minion Bicycle

Autum Minion Bicycle

Autum’s Minion bike has an overbuilt cantilever steel frame, double spring linkage fork, polycarbonate pedals, extra wide 50mm aluminum rims, and 2.35”  balloon tires. Limited to 7 units.

Marshall Major Headphones

Marshall Major Headphones

Marshall has finally taken the wraps off of their headphones. The Major has the same vinyl exterior as Marshall’s famous amps, earcups that look like grille cloth. You can’t really stack these, though.

Most Stylish Toolbelt Ever

Most Stylish Toolbelt Ever

We dig the looks of 686’s functional/fashionable waterproof leather Snow Tool Belt, which includes a bottle opener, #2 Phillips and flathead on the prongs and 8/10/11mm wrench loop.

Pillow Remote Control

Pillow Remote Control

A universal remote control embedded in a pillow. It has easy to click fabric buttons and a smart shutdown feature. If you still manage to lose this remote, your house needs some major cleaning.

Hex iPod Nano Watch Band

Hex iPod Nano Watch Band

We’ve seen many attempts to create a watch band for the iPod Nano 6G, but none is so stylish and well integrated as the Hex watch casing, which truly gives Nano owners the coolest watch on the block.

Wool Praetorian Hoodie

Wool Praetorian Hoodie

Stylishly urban, Triple Aught Design’s Praetorian Hoodie is inspired by the legendary military force behind the Roman Empire and is made of naturally flame and odor resistant merino wool.

Threadless: 10 Years of T-Shirts

Threadless: 10 Years of T-Shirts

Let’s salute Threadless for the last 10 years of fun sidewalk brightening, thanks to their clever crowd-sourced tees. If you’re late to the party, jump in: it’s all chronicled in this truly entertaining book.

36-Shot (Glass) Bandolier

36-Shot (Glass) Bandolier

Ready to get your drink on? Next time you’re ready do do shots, show up wearing this bandolier, which conveniently holds 36 individual one-ounce shot glasses, complete with locking caps.

BoomCase

BoomCase

Mr. Simo turns vintage suitcases into boomboxes. They’re hella stylish and each piece is hand crafted and unique. BoomCases can be fitted with a rechargeable battery for added portability.

Roku HD/XD/XDS

Roku HD/XD/XDS

If you were thinking about the new Apple TV, but would rather have 1080p video and not be tied down to iTunes, Roku’s latest players look pretty sweet. Cheapskates: pick up the $59 720p version.

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Enterprise Pizza Wheel

Enterprise Pizza Wheel

The ultimate pizza cutter is full of win. The perfect blend of geekiness and utility, the stainless steel Starship Enterprise pizza wheel will get you through your pepperoni and cheese at warp speed.

Oops! All Cereal Marshmallows

Oops! All Cereal Marshmallows

Live out your childhood fantasy, eating only the best part of cereal, the sweet, crunchy, colorful “marshmallows” found in faves like Lucky Charms. Pimp out your All Bran, or eat ’em from the bag.

Droid 2 R2-D2 Edition

Droid 2 R2-D2 Edition

This limited-edition Motorola Droid 2 is decked out in the style of everyone’s favorite R2 unit, including a back that looks a little like R2 if you had run him over with a steamroller.

Wookie The Chew

Wookie The Chew

Chewbacca plays Winnie in James Hance’s mash-up of Winnie the Pooh and Star Wars. Han Solo is Christopher Robin and R2D2 is Piglet. Guess who (or what) plays Eeyore. More art here.

Camera Lens Mug

Camera Lens Mug

A great gift for photography junkies, the Camera Lens Mug looks almost exactly the same as a 24-105mm lens. It has a lens lid, focus grip and zoom rings, and even a moving auto-focus switch.

Switchkey

Switchkey

While the automatic switchblade action of the aluminum and steel Switchkey key holder wasn’t designed as a weapon, it certainly couldn’t hurt against would-be attackers.

Nikodama Googly Eyes

Nikodama Googly Eyes

Leave it to the Japanese to create an electronic gadget which lets you humanize any object. These Nikodama eyeballs can be stuck on the face of anything to give it more personality.

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Sentinel Playing Cards

Sentinel Playing Cards

These Sentinel playing cards, a collaboration from theory11 and Hatch, are absolutely gorgeous inside and out, from the original art on the cards to the metallic accents and on the sleek and sturdy box.

Leaf Personal Light

Leaf Personal Light

Yves Béhar’s striking LED Leaf light for Herman Miller allows the user to control the intensity and light color (warm or cool) by sliding a finger along a groove in the lamp base. (Thanks Ron!)

The Smoking Gun Cook’s Tool

The Smoking Gun Cook’s Tool

The smoking gun tool infuses foods and drinks with flavors like applewood, cardamom or earl grey. The heat is contained in the aluminum smoking chamber and releases cool smoke as a result.

RazorPit Blade Sharpener

RazorPit Blade Sharpener

The surface of the RazorPit is made of a rubbery material called Thermoplastic Elastomer (TPE). It gets rid of the dirt, hair and soap trapped in the blades, keeping them sharp for a long time.

Adjustable Heat Hot Sauce

Adjustable Heat Hot Sauce

The nozzle on every bottle of Dave’s Gourmet Adjustable Heat Hot Sauce has a lid that controls the mixture of two sauces stored in the bottle. This is just a good party game waiting to happen.

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