THE BEST Gifts

The Art of Atari

The Art of Atari

If you grew up in the ’70s or ’80s, there’s not much more iconic than the box art from classic Atari games. Authors Robert V. Conte and Tim Lapetino explore the history of videogaming’s great forefather, and the artists and creative process behind these now classic works.

Stress Tardigrade

Stress Tardigrade

Rid yourself of the tensions and pressures of life with this extra squishy foam stress relief toy from Archie McPhee. Based on the nearly indestructible microscopic organism, it’s designed to absorb all of your anxiety, then scatter it into the ether as it slowly recovers to its original form.

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X-Wing + TIE Fighter Candlesticks

X-Wing + TIE Fighter Candlesticks

Alex Dodson of Burned by Design makes some pretty sweet Star Wars fire pits. But if you’re looking for something you can burn indoors, check out this dogfighting duo. The pair of steel candlesticks is handmade to order using laser-cut steel, and will look great sitting on your bookshelf as the Empire and Rebellion battle it out with fire.

Victorinox SwissTool BS

Victorinox SwissTool BS

A very special edition pocket multitool from Swiss knife and watch maker Victorinox. The SwissTool BS is murdered-out in black oxide steel, and includes 29 useful functions in one, including pliers, screwdrivers, saws, wire tools, openers, knives, rulers, and more.

Nite Ize Financial Tool

Nite Ize Financial Tool

This slim stainless steel tool serves multiple purposes, working as a minimal money clip and credit card holder, flat and phillips screwdrivers, hex wrenches, mini ruler, scraper, and a bottle opener in one. Available in black or stainless finishes.

Cryptex Puzzle Gift Bank

Cryptex Puzzle Gift Bank

Make your gift recipient work for their prize with this see-through gift container. It provides enough space for small items like cash, candy, or gadgets, and requires that its recipient guess a 5-letter combination to open it. You can program it to the word of your choice and provide them with an appropriately challenging clue.

Travel Decanter

Travel Decanter

Aged & Ore’s thoughtful and portable decanter is designed for carrying spirits without the flavor alterations that can come with metal containers. It features a 500ml handblown bottle which is nestled safely between a pair of double-walled, insulated sleeves which convert into tumblers for enjoying your drink.

Pulp Fiction Geeki Tikis

Pulp Fiction Geeki Tikis

Geeki Tikis‘ limited-edition tiki mugs are based on the likenesses of Jules Winnfield and Vincent Vega from Quentin Tarantino’s 1994 classic Pulp Fiction. Each one holds up to 18 ounces of booze or your favorite beverage. Best enjoyed alongside a Big Kahuna burger or a Royale with cheese.

2019 Amazon Kindle Oasis

2019 Amazon Kindle Oasis

The latest iteration of Amazon’s best e-book reader gets an adjustable light which lets you change screen color from white to amber, for a more personalized reading experience. Its razor-sharp 7″ 300ppi display is as close to paper as we’ve seen, and it’s IPX8 waterproof for bathtub or poolside reading.

Self-Destruct USB 3.0 Hub

Self-Destruct USB 3.0 Hub

Cube-Works’ four-port USB 3.0 hub is a nice gift for fans of action or sci-fi flicks. It has two toggle switches, a keyhole and of course a red button. When you toggle the controls in the right order, the hub will play an explosion sound effect.

Stay Fine Wood Watch

Stay Fine Wood Watch

This slimline 40mm wristwatch from Stay Fine features an African blackwood backdrop to its dial, giving it a natural look, while its sapphire crystal, shiny stainless steel case, and leather strap make it more refined than other wooden watches. Plus, it’s quite the bargain.

LEGO Micro Cities

LEGO Micro Cities

Expert LEGO designer and builder Jeff Friesen presents an amazing book for LEGO fanatics, architecture fanatics, and anyone who enjoys building things. It includes plans for building 50 different models as part of 8 fantastic LEGO micro cities.

Pelican Sport Wallet

Pelican Sport Wallet

Get the durability, water-, and dust-resistance of Pelican’s renowned cases in a pocket sized case. This crushproof wallet features dual mesh pockets inside and is perfect for carrying cards, cash, and keys during boating or other outdoor activities. Measures 5.75″ x 3.5″ x 0.5″.

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Magnetic Wall Scrabble

Magnetic Wall Scrabble

This metal Scrabble board hangs on your wall and comes with 100 magnetic letter tiles and four hanging metal tile racks to hide your letters. It’s even got a dry-erase surface for keeping scores. Measures 17″(w) x 13.50″(h). Scientifics Online has a larger version with wooden tiles.

Acadia Bicycle Multitool

Acadia Bicycle Multitool

Uphill Designs Co.’s handsome leather-wrapped gadget includes a variety of useful tools for bicyclists, including 3 to 8 mm allen keys, 8, 9 and 10 sockets, and phillips and slotted screwdrivers. Choose from four shades of leather here.

Greenlight TV & Movie Cars

Greenlight TV & Movie Cars

Greenlight makes these collectible die-cast car models based on iconic vehicles from TV and movies. They include Smokey and the Bandit’s Trans Am, John Wick’s ’69 Boss Mustang, Starsky & Hutch’s striped Gran Torino, and The Dude’s beater Gran Torino, Jake and Elwood’s The Bluesmobile, and even the A-Team’s GMC Vandura.

Melomania 1 Wireless Earphones

Melomania 1 Wireless Earphones

Alternatives to Apple’s AirPods from high-end audio equipment maker Cambridge Audio. The Melomania 1 wireless earbuds last up to 9h per charge, and their portable charging case adds 36 more hours of playback. They are water-resistant and have microphones for calls.

Klean Kanteen TKWide Bottle

Klean Kanteen TKWide Bottle

Klean Kanteen’s fat-mouth insulated bottle is compatible with three different caps. The Loop Cap provides easy access to the bottles’ full opening, the Café Cap lets you sip drinks, and the Straw Cap has a stainless steel and silicone straw. In 12oz, 16oz, 20oz, 32oz, and 64oz sizes.

Tooletries

Tooletries

Tooletries are removable and reusable silicone tiles that hold your grooming essentials, such as your toothbrush, soap and razor. You can mix and match the pieces and even take them with you when you travel.

Travelock 2S

Travelock 2S

The Travelock 2S is a padlock that uses your fingerprint as the key. It has a sensor on either end that detects fingerprints in just half a second. It can store up to 10 fingerprints, is water-resistant, TSA-approved, and lasts up to 2 years per charge.

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Transformers G1 Super Cyborg Figures

Transformers G1 Super Cyborg Figures

Super7’s Transformers G1 Super Cyborg is a line of action figures that depict our beloved Autobots and Decepticons in their classic cartoon style, with the added bonus of a removable chest plate that exposes their inner workings. The Megatron figure is available from TF Source.

Passport Go USB Charger & Adapter

Passport Go USB Charger & Adapter

Zendure’s Passport Go is a must-have for travelers. It combines a four-port USB charger with an international adapter, so you can charge up to five devices at once from practically any outlet in the world. It has one USB-C port and three USB-A ports.

POW Mo Bluetooth Speaker

POW Mo Bluetooth Speaker

POW’s portable wireless speaker has a couple of nifty features: it can attach to the back of your smartphone using a magnetic mount, and its body is expandable, offering a fuller sound when you want it. The mount also includes a wallet module for times when you’re not carrying the speaker.

Nintendo Game Boy Color Watch

Nintendo Game Boy Color Watch

We think the original Game Boy watch is the bees’ knees. But if you’re more of a ’90s kid, check out Firebox’s follow up. This officially licensed Nintendo watch is based on the blue Game Boy Color. It makes the handheld’s sounds when you press its buttons.

Practical Father’s Day Gifts 2019

Practical Father’s Day Gifts 2019

Looking for a last-minute gift for Dad? Everyday Carry presents a collection of 30 great tools, knives, watches, bags, tech gadgets, and other items that your pop will use all the time. We really love that Big Idea titanium adjustable wrench.

P Is for Pterodactyl

P Is for Pterodactyl

Is your kid good at spelling? Throw ’em a curve ball with P Is for Pterodactyl: The Worst Alphabet Book Ever, an A to Z guide to a few of the many quirks of the English language, with its silent consonants and other rule-breaking pronunciations. (Thanks Nathan!)

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