THE BEST Gifts

Tokens & Icons Baseball Watch

Tokens & Icons Baseball Watch

Official baseball merch rarely gets off the bench, but the limited-edition Los Angeles Dodgers game-used watch from Tokens & Icons sports a leather face made from a baseball used in a MLB season game. Each face has red stitching, scuffs from field action, and an authenticity number linked to the ball’s game history. Also at Sundance.

Spalding Globe Basketball

Spalding Globe Basketball

Spalding’s mashup of globe and basketball is perfect for your next game of Around the World. It’s an official, regulation-sized rubber ball, and would look great sitting in your living room on a globe stand when not in use. Exclusively available from Urban Outfitters.

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Pangram Pangram x CASETiFY

Pangram Pangram x CASETiFY

Type foundry Pangram Pangram teamed up with CASETiFY to create a series of unique iPhone cases and Apple Watch straps. Each one features a bar-code label inspired by travel, shipping, parking, or shopping. The baggage tag design can be partially customized with text of your choice.

Pantone The Game

Pantone The Game

This colorful card game is the perfect gift for graphic designers and other visual artists. The game challenges players to use creativity to assemble abstract images of characters using 15 official Pantone colors. Opponents earn points guessing the images with as few clues as possible.

Studio Ghibli Collectible Postcards

Studio Ghibli Collectible Postcards

This boxed set comes with a total of 100 full-color postcards, with more than 20 unique designs, each based on the final frames of one of Studio Ghibli’s incredible feature-length animated films. Each 5 1/2″ x 3 3/4″ card would make a beautiful piece of wall art, individually, or framed together.

Monti-Taste Beer Glasses

Monti-Taste Beer Glasses

An elegant and unique collection of beer glasses from Swedish glass maker Sempli and designer Daniele ‘Danne’ Semeraro. The set includes IPA, Pils, Pint, and Birra style glasses, each featuring a bold modern outline, and a mountain peak at its bottom.

Mistaken Lyrics Coasters

Mistaken Lyrics Coasters

We’ve all misunderstood the lyrics of songs from time to time. These amusing coasters from Bright Beam Goods memorialize some classics, from “I’ll never leave your pizza burnin'” to “Rock the cat spa” to our favorite “She was a fax machine, she kept her modem clean.” Sold in themed sets of six cork coasters each.

Fright-and-Seek Coloring Book

Fright-and-Seek Coloring Book

Master doodle artist Lei Melendres‘ creative coloring book sends you on a mission to explore weird and creepy scenes filled with hundreds of wacky characters and hard to find objects. Once you find your objectives, simply color them in, then move on to the next challenge.

The Art of Rick & Morty Book

The Art of Rick & Morty Book

Ease the wait for Rick and Morty‘s fourth season with Adult Swim’s The Art of Rick and Morty book. It contains never before seen sketches and designs for the show’s characters, details of the writer’s room and more. It’s also available as an eBook.

Multi-ccino Mug

Multi-ccino Mug

Designed by Josh Corn, the Museum of Modern Art’s glass Multi-ccino Mug is printed with indicators on the outside that shows you how much espresso, water and milk to add to make a certain coffee drink. You get seven recipes in one handy chart.

Super7 MLB ReAction Figures

Super7 MLB ReAction Figures

Toymaker Super7 presents a series of retro-style action figures inspired by major league baseball players, including greats like Willie Mays, Ted Williams, Jackie Robinson, Joe Dimaggio, Yogi Berra, and more. They even have the oddball Phillie Phanatic. Here’s hoping for more players and mascots in future.

Music Genius Playing Cards

Music Genius Playing Cards

The perfect gift for music lovers of all types. Each of its cards features an image of a famous musician by artist Rik Lee. Pop = Hearts; Rock ‘n’ Roll = Spades; Folk & Country = Diamonds; Soul, Blues & R&B = Clubs. There’s also a version for art lovers by Rebecca Clarke.

Stührling Original Aviation Watch

Stührling Original Aviation Watch

Stührling’s everyday wristwatch is inspired by the flight instrumentation that might be found in vintage military planes. It’s got an easy to read dial, skeletonized hands, day/date functionality, and luminous markers and numbers. The case is stainless steel, and the band is riveted leather.

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5.11 Operator Compact Axe

5.11 Operator Compact Axe

5.11 Tactical’s 10″ long tomahawk-style Operator axe is great for throwing, cutting firewood, or other chopping tasks, but packs a few other handy features, including a hammer, ruler, wrenches, hex bit holder, nail puller, and an emergency metal cutter.

Snea-Key Fob Stash

Snea-Key Fob Stash

Festivaults’ Snea-Key Fob Stash looks like a typical car key fob, but it’s actually a secret stash. The space inside measures 1″x 0.5″x 2″, enough to store pills, bills, and other small items. Just don’t try opening your car with it.

NES Cartridge Drink Coasters

NES Cartridge Drink Coasters

Show your love for classic Nintendo games with this set of eight pressboard drink coasters made to look like flattened cartridges from the 8-bit gaming system. Includes Zelda, Metroid, ExciteBike, Mario Bros, Donkey Kong, Duck Hunt, and Super Mario 2 and 3 designs.

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.

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.

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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.

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