This special travel edition of Hasbro’s classic crossword game Scrabble has a grid that locks its tiny tiles in place, so you can even play while in the back seat of a moving car or on top of the bed without worry. Its flip-out word trays and folding board also mean you can save your game and resume later.
THE BEST Gifts
Jessica Ambats is passionate about both photography and aviation, and she’s quite the talent behind the lens. Her 160-page book features some of the spectacular images she’s captured over the past 15 years, with a unique focus on pilots who own and fly their own jets. Available as a digital download or hardcover.
MRF Multitools’ Adventur 3.0 is a card-sized multitool that gives you 40 tools in one compact package. You can use it as an axe, a spear, a shovel, a knife, a wrench, a screwdriver, a can opener and much more. It’s available in stainless, gunmetal, or patina steel, as well as titanium.
Etsy store Candlelit Desserts makes candles and soaps that look like a variety of food. Its bestseller is this candle that not only looks but also smells like Froot Loops. The 12oz candle comes in a 6″ bowl and has a spoon embedded in it. Not part of a nutritious breakfast.
From the creators of the YouTube cooking series of the same name, comes a cookbook filled with more than 60 tasty and easy-to-prepare recipes that will make you feel like you actually know a thing or two about cooking, and might actually impress your family and friends.
Between 1888 and 1913, Romeyn Beck Hough collected specimens of wood to create what would become the de facto standard for studying trees and wood. Taschen got their hands on a pristine copy of the 14 volume set, and photographed each sample for this 768 page book. A fantastic gift for any artist or woodworker.
Have a firefighter in the family? These bar tools from Halligan Bottle Openers make a great gift for our valiant first responders. The set includes a bottle opener that looks like a tiny Halligan pry bar, and a corkscrew that resembles a pickaxe. They come with red or black handles, and can be personalized for $10 extra.
Looking for a fun and nostalgic birthday gift for a parent or grandparent? Woodstock Candy packs gift boxes with candies that were available during the year of their birth – assuming they were born in 1989 or earlier. Depending on the year, they might find Razzles, Wax Lips, Pop Rocks, Zots, or Turkish Taffy among other classic sweets.
Put the moon in the palm of your hand with Shire Post Mint’s lovely lunar memento. Each coin features engraved detail of the near and far sides of the moon, struck into solid 999 fine silver. Available in 1″ (.25 troy oz.) and 1.5″ (1 troy oz.) sizes. Why can’t real currency look this awesome?
Mustard’s playful metal bookends make it look like you’ve pierced your collection of books with a samurai sword. The trick to the illusion is that the metal hides inside of the end books, and the faux sword parts hold in place with magnets. They’re perfect for storing your copies of Bushido and The Art of War.
Oklahoma leather goods maker Backerton handcrafts these substantial covers for your Moleskine, Field Notes, and other 3.5″ x 5.5″ journals. Each one features a bold image that’s been permanently fused into the surface of the leather. There are lots of cool designs to choose from, but Godzilla is our favorite.
Skip the bottle, and keep your hair clean with Duke Cannon’s tough-lathering shampoo pucks. Each one offers up to 175 washes, with naturally-derived fragrances, and scalp-stimulating ingredients like mint and eucalyptus, argan oil for conditioning, and oat kernel protein for strength. In Field Mint, Gold Rush Fever, and Barrel Char.
It might not feel like it, but it’s the end of the school year, and graduates deserve something extra special in a year when they couldn’t attend their ceremonies and celebrations in person. Everyday Carry shares 10 great gifts for grads that are sure to be cherished and remembered for years.
Discommon’s bottle opener is the most expensive opener we’ve featured, but it’s a beautiful work of art for the everyday carry aficionado. Thanks to precision machining, they were able to perforate its grade 5 titanium body, then hand-stitched leather in place for an elegant grip. Choose from orange/satin or navy/shiny finishes.
Gold Tone makes banjos, guitars, mandolins and ukes that look as good as they sound. They also use real guitar parts to make this cool shelf for music-lovers. It has a mahogany body and neck with interior detailing, shelves with binding, a walnut finger board, and a guitar hanger wall mount. Shredding talent not included.
Leave it to the crafters at Subversive Cross Stitch to create this timely DIY “Isolation Update” kit for tracking the number of days since you’ve last worn pants (or days without makeup, a bra, or crying) during the COVID-19 lockdown. Ideal for stress relief when you feel like stabbing something hundreds of times.
Fillit Pocket is a reusable stick-on pocket. It sticks to metal, glass, wood and plastic surfaces. It’s perfect for adding a pocket to your laptop for your dongles and peripherals. Our only knock on it is that it doesn’t have a flap or a zipper, so you always need to keep it upright.
This series of three jigsaw puzzles come together to form the major anatomical structures of a 5-foot-tall human being. Choose from head, thorax, or abdominal sections, each certified for accuracy by medical illustrator Mesa Schumacher. They make a great gift for biology students, or just anyone interested in science.
This red, white, and black bandana/wall hanging from Parks Project reminds us to be good citizens and leave things how we found them when camping and enjoying the great outdoors. Every purchase supports the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics. Measures 22″ x 21″.
DOIY Design and Haniboi’s playful wallet is a throwback to the good old cassette tape. While it won’t play you a mix, it will hold your spare change, bills and cards. It’s made from pliable silicone, and comes in grey, teal, neon yellow, and coral. And yes, it has both an “A” side and a “B” side.
63Above’s beautiful whiskey glasses are highlighted by a dramatic sculpture that resembles the peaks of Mount Everest. Each one is handcrafted from 100% ultra-clear lead-free glass, with its facets producing a wonderful shimmer beneath your favorite spirit. Sold in a set of two.
This intricate wooden sculpture offers a wonderful way to pass the time, first by assembling its 180+ laser-cut pieces to form its structure, then by guiding a marble through its 3D maze. In all there are over 150 obstacles to navigate inside of its acrylic cube. Includes everything you need – no tools or glue required.
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