THE BEST Awesome Gifts: 2010

ATHF Master Shake Cup

ATHF Master Shake Cup

Clear the area and let us drink our favorite beverages in this handsome little Master Shake Ceramic Cup, which includes no handles and a pink straw for accuracy, as well as manly charisma.

Zoku Popsicle Maker

Zoku Popsicle Maker

Want to chew on an icy kiwi-strawberry popsicle but too lazy to leave your air conditioned house? The Zoku Quick Pop Maker makes up to 9 delicious frozen treats in about 7 minutes, without electricity.

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Hulu Plus

Hulu Plus

Hulu Plus might be the dagger of death to US cable TV, streaming shows on the iPad, iPhone, PS3 and other connected devices over Wi-Fi and 3G for just $10/month. Still not ad free, though. Boo.

Logitech 1080p Webcam

Logitech 1080p Webcam

We’ve seen a million-and-one webcams, but Logitech’s C910 is the first we’ve found that can capture full 1080p high-def video. Video chats are still 720p, but the recordings go to 1920×1080.

Suunto Core Wristop Computer

Suunto Core Wristop Computer

The Suunto Core Wristop Computer Watch has built-in temperature gauges, altimeter, barometer and compass; it’ll also let you know when it’s time to watch the sunset after a long day of activity.

Anti-Theft Lunch Bags

Anti-Theft Lunch Bags

Anti-Theft Lunch Bags have mold-like marks, protecting your food by making it unattractive to would-be pilferers. They’re sold out right now, but you can still place a reservation.

The Slim New Xbox 360

The Slim New Xbox 360

Microsoft has revealed the much-anticipated “slim” black version of the Xbox 360, has a 250GB hard drive, built-in 802.11n Wi-Fi, is “whisper quiet,” and ships to U.S. retailers this week for $299.

Spyder III Arctic Laser

Spyder III Arctic Laser

This 1W laser not only cranks out a tremendously intense beam thanks to the blue-laser diode from a Casio projector, it looks like a lightsaber, and can inflict serious damage, even from a distance.

Carbon Fiber Biometric Wallet

Carbon Fiber Biometric Wallet

The carbon fiber iWallet biometric wallet can only be accessed by your fingerprint with its built-in biometric fingertip reader; also has an alarm to avoid potential loss and RFID theft prevention.

Gun Handle Mug

Gun Handle Mug

Hey! Watch where you’re pointing that cup of coffee! Show them you really mean business in your next meeting when you walk in carrying your cup of joe in one of these.

Canned Unicorn Meat

Canned Unicorn Meat

The unicorns of Radiant Farms are regularly massaged with Guinness and fed nothing but the best candy corn to make sure that their meat becomes more sparkly. Taste magic in every bite.

Magimix Glass Toaster

Magimix Glass Toaster

The Magimix toaster has extra-wide slots, 4 quartz heating elements and a glass viewing window to watch the awesome toasting action, which produces crisp, uniformly browned tastiness every time.

Wooden External Hard Drive

Wooden External Hard Drive

These handmade wooden external hard drives are crafted from repurposed materials by 2 furniture makers in Seattle. Each one comes with 500GB of storage and a USB 2.0 connection.

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Leather Copenhagen Chair

Leather Copenhagen Chair

Mid-century modern fans should enjoy this luxurious nod to Arne Jacobsen in this 1950s Leather Copenhagen Chair. It swivels 360° on a brushed aluminum base and is offered in 4 colors.

Coil Lamp

Coil Lamp

From the the whole-is-much-greater-than-the-sum-of-its-parts file: Craighton Berman’s Coil Lamp, made from a 100′ extension cord that’s wrapped around a laser-cut clear acrylic form.

Worst-Case Scenario: Man Skills

Worst-Case Scenario: Man Skills

A collection of the best of the Complete Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbooks, Man Skills outfits you with everything you need to know in the event of alligator attack, backyard BBQ fire or other crisis.

Ninjas Can’t Catch You

Ninjas Can’t Catch You

…if you’re on fire. Come to think of it, no one would want to catch you with flames shooting from your body. This high-level ninja technique is now passed down to us in the form of a t-shirt or hoodie.

360 Cola Flavored Vodka

360 Cola Flavored Vodka

When you drink cola, you’re probably looking to get a caffeine buzz. With 360’s eco-friendly cola-flavored vodka, you’ll get that other kind of buzz when you sip it down.

Rock ‘Em Sock ‘Em Robots

Rock ‘Em Sock ‘Em Robots

Did you know you could still buy this childhood classic? It’s great for taking aggression out on your workmates, and it’s an alternative to playing Roshambo to make your critical business decisions.

APL Concept 1 Shoes

APL Concept 1 Shoes

Athletic Propulsion Labs Concept 1 basketball shoe is made from space-age materials, including a special technology designed to give your vertical leap an instant boost. Up, up and away!

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Caffeine: Black Blood of the Earth

Caffeine: Black Blood of the Earth

This engineered coffee from Funranium Labs is “super-caffeinated”. Currently available only for “direct hand-off” in the SF Bay area, they’re working on a way to ship this stuff soon.

Brain Freeze Ice Cube Tray

Brain Freeze Ice Cube Tray

If you’ve got zombies clawing at your door, go out in style with a Brain Freeze Ice Cube Tray; the four frigid brains it makes may not be to their taste, but at least they’ll like the limb and tonic.

Ninja Tanto Battle Package

Ninja Tanto Battle Package

The stealth warrior’s equivalent of a Swiss Army Knife, the Ninja Tanto Battle Package features a full-tang blade with a hidden push dagger, three throwing spikes, and ten caltrops.

Mini Arcade Cabinets

Mini Arcade Cabinets

Just Whitlock’s Mini Arcade Cabinets are big on detail: amazingly detailed plywood replicas of classic video games, each cabinet is made to order and ships for free in the US.

Nau Fluent Stash

Nau Fluent Stash

Nau’s Fluent Stash is a modern version of the toiletry bag, updated to carry not only grooming essentials but gadgets and gizmos; it sports three stash pockets and a zip mesh pocket.

Alien Abduction Lamp

Alien Abduction Lamp

Your girl is probably not gonna talk to you for a few days, but this kitschy Alien Abduction Lamp Concept is geek decor at its finest; you can even choose from bovine and human abductees.

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