Awesome Gifts: 2012

Luchador Bottle Opener

Luchador Bottle Opener

Kikkerland Design just put the bottle opener industry in a chokehold. Crowns will immediately tap out once these tough wrestlers get to them. Available in three different poses and colors.

Solid Gray Backpack

Solid Gray Backpack

Made from a durable, lightweight folded plastic shell, Solid Gray’s geometric packs look like something out of a science fiction flick. Originally only in white, we’re really digging the new gray one.

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LG Optimus G

LG Optimus G

A gorgeous, minimal Android 4 smartphone with a 4.7-inch 1280×768 IPS screen, 4G LTE, fast quad-core 1.5GHz Snapdragon S4 CPU, 8MP camera with live video zoom, and voice-based shutter activation.

iPhone/iPad Gramophone Dock

iPhone/iPad Gramophone Dock

Acoustically amplifies the sound from an iPhone or iPad. The iPhone dock works with all iPhones and the iPad dock works with all iPads and iPhones. Made by Matt Richmond for Restoration Hardware.

GoPro HD Hero3 Series

GoPro HD Hero3 Series

Not just one, but three new Wi-fi action cams, smaller and lighter than before. The White shoots 1080p/30 and 5mp stills, Silver gains 11mp stills, and Black does 1080p/60 and even 4K (at 15fps).

Vizio All-in-One PC

Vizio All-in-One PC

Vizio’s PCs have a strikingly sexy industrial design – flat screen all-in-one and touchscreen systems, with a matching subwoofer/power supply pod, multitouch trackpad and 2 HDMI inputs for game consoles.

K is for Knifeball

K is for Knifeball

K is for Knifeball: An Alphabet of Terrible Advice is a parody children’s book from Avery Monsen and Jory John, the demented authors who brought us All My Friends Are Dead. Video made by POYKPAC.

3M/Roku Streaming Projector

3M/Roku Streaming Projector

3M teamed up with Roku to create a portable home entertainment projector. It has a Roku Streaming Stick built-in and a battery good for about 2.5 hours. Its projection range is from 6″ to 120″.

Star Wars Eyewear

Star Wars Eyewear

Even with The Force on your side, sometimes your eyes still need a little help. Choose from Darth Vader, Luke Skywalker, R2-D2, Stormtrooper or Boba Fett frames, and then pop in your prescription.

Logitech Harmony Touch

Logitech Harmony Touch

The new Harmony Touch universal remote offers a smartphone-inspired, customizable touchscreen display, and supports swipe gestures to scroll between screens. Controls up to 15 devices.

Flat Time Wall Clock

Flat Time Wall Clock

Another piece from designer Finn Magee’s Flat Life series. Like the Flat Light, the Flat Time poster contains an illustration of an old LED alarm clock that is actually functional.

Rolling Rock Whiskey Glass

Rolling Rock Whiskey Glass

A whiskey glass with a twist. Instead of adding ice cubes or stones, this one holds a molded sphere of ice which rolls around your drink. Thanks to its shape, the ice melts slowly and cools drinks fast.

Whiskey Barrel Adirondack

Whiskey Barrel Adirondack

A gorgeous example of upcycling done right, Balaz Moldovan’s adirondack chair is made from old whiskey barrel staves. Also available as a rocking chair. Check out his Etsy shop for more.

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Kindle Fire HD

Kindle Fire HD

With 7″ 720p and 8.9″ 1080p models, it has a dual-core CPU, dual-band Wi-Fi (4G LTE avail.) and dual stereo speakers. It syncs book, movie and game progress, tightly integrated with Amazon’s services.

Fridge Locker

Fridge Locker

Because it’s too hard to catch and lock up people who steal your food, the Fridge Locker has a sturdy combination lock. And yeah, the TV commercial is cheesy, but they did hire a real bear.

Crystal DSLR Camera Bookends

Crystal DSLR Camera Bookends

A 2/3 scale model of the Canon EOS 7D made of crystal. It’s meant to be used as a bookend, but it’s also beautiful enough to be displayed alongside your camera collection or even on its own.

Gun Wall Sconces

Gun Wall Sconces

Looking for some wall lamps to go along with your gun table lamps? These deadly sconces by ceramicist Ryan Weigner of Loaded Objects should do the trick. Also available: an AK-47 floor lamp.

Nike+ Kinect Training

Nike+ Kinect Training

Combining Nike’s expertise in athletics and training with the motion control capabilities of the Xbox Kinect, this upcoming release aims to take things up a notch from the typical fitness game.

Marshall Amp Shoulder Bag

Marshall Amp Shoulder Bag

Marshall’s iconic amplifier design has made its way into headphones and fridges, so why not in a messenger bag? This bag fits 15″ laptops (and mini amplifiers) and has a port for headphone cables.

Beer/Shot Glass

Beer/Shot Glass

Mouth blown glasses that hold a pint of beverage on one side and a 2. oz. shot on the other. You can’t use a pair for old school Jagerbombs, but still, they’re versatile drinking glasses.

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Master Lock dialSpeed

Master Lock dialSpeed

The 1500eDBX electronic combination lock uses a simple but still secure directional code interface. It has a built-in battery that lasts up to 5 years.  More here. Now Master, about your naming scheme…

Garmin Fenix GPS Watch

Garmin Fenix GPS Watch

Not to be confused with Marcus Fenix, Garmin’s latest GPS watch includes route guidance, trip recording, altimeter, barometer, and compass. Also connects with ANT and Bluetooth devices.

Indiana Jones Collection (Blu-ray)

Indiana Jones Collection (Blu-ray)

The Blu-ray box set Indiana Jones: The Complete Adventures includes razor-sharp remastered HD versions of all four Indy films, along with hours of special features and commentary.

Pizza Cones

Pizza Cones

This kit turns everyday pizza into a handheld treat, served in the ever-popular cone form. The set includes everything you need to make your own pizza cones – except dough, toppings and oven.

Tsovet SVT-RS40 Watch

Tsovet SVT-RS40 Watch

A bold and clean analog watch with an unconventional, but easy to read numbering scheme on its dial. Water-resistant to 5ATM, and available in several band and face colors.

Philips Shoqbox Portable Speaker

Philips Shoqbox Portable Speaker

A stylish and powerful on-the-go speaker system, the Shoqbox is shock and splash proof, and works wirelessly with your Bluetooth-enabled gadget to play music or as a speakerphone for up to 8 hours.

HALO LED Sport Belt

HALO LED Sport Belt

Designed to improve safety for cycling and other nighttime activities, the HALO belt is a bright, wearable illuminated strip, alerting drivers (or other ravers) to your presence in the dark.

Grey Knight Armored Hoodie

Grey Knight Armored Hoodie

Chadwick Dillon’s hoodie has a fully retractable face plate and visor hood, plus a fixed breast plate, spauldrons and elbow couters. Allow 6 weeks for delivery, since each one is handmade.

Bushmills Irish Honey Whiskey

Bushmills Irish Honey Whiskey

Bushmills takes their triple-distilled Irish whiskey and ads just the tiniest hint of Irish honey to smooth out any rough edges. Thankfully, it’s not sticky or sweet, so the whiskey still shines through.

Mocubo Cutting Board

Mocubo Cutting Board

A bamboo cutting board with three removable clear containers that makes it easier to prepare ingredients or serve food. You can also use it as a snack tray or a mini hobby workstation.

Marshall Fridge

Marshall Fridge

Even if you can’t play a lick of electric guitar, you’ll still want this Marshall stack in your pad, once you discover that it’s actually a refrigerator. We’ll even forgive them for stocking this one with Bud.

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