Never go anywhere? Commemorate the fact with this pennant. $20 at Explorer's Press.
Never go anywhere? Commemorate the fact with this pennant. $20 at Explorer's Press.
You probably can't go wrong with a bottle opener and some beer for a nice gift. Assuming the person you are gifting drinks beer. If not get them a nice artisanal root beer. But definitely get them this bottle opener. Because it's awesome. $24 at Furbish Studio.
I don't know if mustaches are still a “thing,” but I do love the art on this iPhone case. And I am pretty sure walruses will always be a “thing.” Always. He kind of looks like someone you know, you know? Like that guy you went to high school with and had a moustache before anyone else could grow one. Or maybe your uncle. $20 at Fuzzy Ink.
I am afraid that I simply can not pass up a My Little Pony/The Outsiders mash up, and neither should you. Starting at $15 from Geek-lee-tist on Society6.
Let your true hero know how you feel with this sterling silver necklace. Yep, that's Han Solo. It's kind of romantic...I guess...and after some conferring with the council of nerds, I have been informed that the marks on the back are Aurebesh for the word HERO. So I am sure your nerd will appreciate that. Starting at $110 at Paul Michael Design.
As a collector of skulls, I am a bit fussy. I don't like them to look too scary, or mean, but they don't always have to be precious either. This lovely patinting hits just the right note for me. Add that to the fact that it's original art and very affordable and you might have to race me to the PayPal button. $55 at Pam Wishbow.
I have a squirrel problem in my backyard, I call it Squirrel-a-palooza. A bunch of these lil guys come down from their trees and eat all the seed in my bird feeder. There's no squirrel mafia to put a horse head in their nests but I can get this Horse Head feeder and maybe send a message...or make them look hysterical as they eat. $15 at Archie McPhee.
The Hoboroll is a sort of segmented duffel bag that closes at each end. It sounds crazy, but it allows your various items to remain in one place, even if you need to get at something else. And you can open it from either end, thus lessening your rummaging. Use one for the gym, or use many for your suitcase. $27.95 at The Grommet.
A Moscow Mule contains vodka and ginger beer. I like neither of these things. I do, however, like the tradtional copper mug in which it should be served. I think I will put something other than a Moscow Mule in mine, but you do as you see fit. Personalized and lovely for only $30 at Mark and Graham.
I am one of those people who thinks you can never have too many notebooks. So I get a lot of notebooks...and then I never write in them because I think that they are too pretty to spoil. So, if you are like me, or, even better, if you aren't and you WILL write in your notebooks, how about these spiffy bandana print notebooks? Pocket size and with an neat bullet point print, I am sure you will think of something to fill them with. $9.99 for a pack of three at Word.Notebooks
I don't know, it just made me laugh. A delightful print for the hunter, rocker or deer in your life. $30 at Flying Mouse 365.
When I made greeting cards, the one things people always asked me for was cards geared towards men. I found it difficult since not all men love bowling, golfing, beers or remote controls. And granted, not all men love fly fishing, but for one the one who does, here are six simple, elegant notecards that would serve equally well for thank yous and happy whatevers. $20 at Owen & Fred.
I am not fussy about my martinis. Shake them, stir them, wet or dry, as long as they make it to the glass quickly, I am happy. (Oh, wait, that's not entirely true, they must be gin. No vodka martini for me!) But if you are more particular and are not James Bond, this martini mixer might make a nice gift. It's handsome enough to leave on the bar so you'll be ready for a drink anytime. $69.95 at Williams Sonomoa.
If you love coffee, you'll love this mug as much as I do. A Coffee Bean Coffee Mug! That's right, if you don't have enough coffee in your mug, you can admire the real coffee beans on the outside of your mug. It's a handmade ceramic mug embellished with actual coffee beans. $14 at Just Perfect 4U.
This pillow is genius. Because if you don't know, it just looks like a funky retro pattern. But if you do know...you're probably terrified right now. Yep, that's the carpet pattern from the Overlook Hotel and we all know what happened there. And if we don't, I'm not gonna spoil it for you. Just be aware, these ain't your average pillows. $14 for the small, $20 for the large at Horror Decor.
I chose this particular pin because I have a nephew at Auburn. But there are many other universities and major league teams available. Even a few velvet flower lapel pins. I mean, if you are going to have to wear a suit, you might as well spiff it up the way you want to, right? $25 at Cufflinks.com.
It's just silly. That's why I like it. Do you really need to know more than that? Oh, I guess you should know that it's $14.99, it comes in an array of colors and sizes and you can get it at Funhouse T-Shirts.
I'm tired of my boring old desk accessories. I mean, I've got 2 mismatched, small black pen/pencil holders that can't even fit all my stuff. And, it's so drab and blah. Now this is what I'm looking for to snazzy up my desk area...this ultra cool Fox Pencil Holder! It's cool, it's big enough to fit all my pens and pencils and it's just going to impress anyone who sees it. Plus, they'll be jealous! It comes in white (which you have to assemble and they have a special right now on the white..you get two for the price of one) and this awesome stained cherry wood one. Either is only $16.65 at Shop Dululu.
This Narwhal necklace will brighten any outfit! $40 at Designosaur
Getting married? These cute paper vinyl record wedding invitations would be so cute for a rock n' roll type wedding. $6 at ElloThere
Let me begin this by saying that I love the phrase, “man candle” but since I also love the scent of whisky, I think this is a “wo/man candle”. That done, let me me also tell you that this candle would look lovely in my living room, would probably make a cold night seem a little cozier and might make me drink too much. Not all of these are bad things. And for just $14, they might even be good things. At Henceforth. And let me now tell you that after typing this I discovered that they also have a “Brony” candle that is said to smell of rainbows and hay. So...they win today. And possibly every other day, too.
Can you ever have too many pockets? Not when you have so many gadgets, you can't. How about a sleeve for your iPad or Kindle, with built in pockets for your phone, your iPod, your cables, your precioussss or...whatever else you might want to put in your pocketses, Gollum. Because you're gonna wanna fill 'em with something. $27.50 at Bramble and Beene.
This find may be a little more “mom of cool guy find” than “cool guy find”, but it's still cool and it still involves guys, sorta. It's a charming baseball glove charm, perhaps for the neck of the player's mother? Or maybe the player himself? Made of sterling silver and sold with a chain length of your choosing, it's a nice little token for your biggest fan or favorite player. $26 at Madison Craft Studio.
Here's a spiffy accessory for the sailor in your life. A little preppy, a little cool, and very stylish. $35 at SALTI.
Did you know that tiny terrariums might also appeal to the boyish sense of humor in all of us? Because I totally did not. But they do. And this wee example of a terrarium accessory made me ell oh ell. $16.95 at Fairie Nest.
This is not an inexpensive mug. So maybe it's not for the clumsy among us. But it is a very beautiful mug. So maybe it's for the massive fan among us. It's also made to order, so you're getting something truly special. So maybe it's for the collector among us. And it's got Jimi Hendrix on a field of poppies. How can that be wrong? It can't, my friend, it can't. $45 at Justin Rothshank Ceramics.
I always thought that plain toothpicks sticking out of appetizers was just so boring. We need to spice up those pastry puffs with some "dead" on cool party picks. I'm being so serious that I'm being "grave" with you all right now. That's why I think these Zombie Party Picks are just so apocolyptically cool. Ok, enough of the undead puns. You can pick up a dozen of these for $11 at Meninos
File this under “things you didn't know you needed, but you totally do.” Bags that help your cheese stay fresher longer, with a cool labeling system. They are also very stylish and we all know that everyone needs stylish cheese. $10 for 15 at Mignon Kitchen Co.
I can't tell you exactly what makes this tie appealing to me. Maybe it's the bright orange, maybe it's the quilted fabric, maybe it's just weird. But I can totally see this on a fun loving guy, maybe a sailor, or a frat boy. And I also think it would look good on a prepster, or a hipster. It would look good with khakis, with jeans and maybe even with a spiffy suit. So, weird aside, it's just kind of cool. $90 at Hickoree’s.
The use of hankerchiefs makes perfect practical and environmental sense, I suppose. But it freaks me out a little. Still, they are lovely just as an accessory or a prop if you are hesitant to use them. This 100% cotton set is beautifully printed and packages and would make a great gift. And $7 of the purchase price is donated to Sevenly's cause of the week. $40 at Sevenly.
Sharks scare the heck out me, so I am pretty sure this mobile isn't going to make me any happier. But it is pretty cool for that person who just can't resist “Shark Week.” $36 at Buy Olympia.
I'm not terribly graceful and I never really got the hang of roller blades, but I am thinking that since three is one more than two, I might have a better chance with these Cardiff Skates. Not to mention that one size pretty much fits all and they are easy on, easy off. Still, it's probably a better idea for you...I'll stick to keeping my feet firmly on the ground. $159.99 at Cardiff Skate.
Aren't these...things...lovely? But what ARE they, you ask? Paperclips? Moneyclips? Some sort of...clip? Nope. They are bottle openers! I would have never guessed, but I might have suggested that they would make a unique gift along with a nice six pack. Starting at $44 at Chay.
Sometimes I feel like if I don't do a geeky/nerdy post regularly, I might have to hand in my nerd card. So here is your nerd post for this month...How about a cool Storm Trooper belt buckle for the guy who wants to make love, not war? $19 at reganflegan.
I confess that I just bought this as a total last minute gift for my husband. I can't wait until he gets it. He hates to shave but has to, pretty much daily. And I am willing to bet that a lot of guys are in the same boat. Maybe this set with it's engraved razor will at least make it feel a little more posh. $40 at Harry's.
So, did you know that coffee can do more good than just waking you up? Hugh Jackman knows. He and his partners, David and Barry Steingard, have created a company where, “100% of Laughing Man Worldwide revenue goes back to education, community development and new business development.” And you can be in that just by getting your morning fix, or maybe giving a gift to someone else, like this mug and coffee set. $20 at Laughing Man.
Here's a handsome iPad case for the dude that wants to look a little bit executive, a little bit hipster and a whole lot cool. Made of felt and faux leather, it looks stylish but it's super affordable. And it's nicely packaged, too. $34 from West Elm.
Who can't use a wallet with which to hold all his moneys? Well, I guess first you need the moneys, then you need the pocket, then maybe the wallet. But when you are ready, please consider the “Animalia” wallet featuring Bellicose Bunny in a rather familiar swimming pool. Designed by artist Nathan Hamill and made of Tyvek®, you can't go wrong for $15 at Dynomighty.
Ok, let's begin this one by saying, “not in any way suited for vegetarians.” Now that that's out of the way...if you've got a meat eater for whom you need to find a pretty spectacular gift, maybe consider a membership in the Carnivore Club where, “Every month members of the Carnivore Club will receive 4 to 6 different selections of unique charcuterie, exotic terrines and artisan crafted jerky's from around the world.” And all for just $50 a month from Carnivore Club.
I usually post stuff for the guys, and to be fair, there are plenty of guys who will like this. But I love it because it's not often you find fun pin-up boys. Fresh meat, indeed. Starting at $13 at imagekind.
Ok, so I am a Game of Thrones geek and there are lots of us out there. I've posted a few goodies related to GOT but I love this one. If you're a fan, especially of Jon Snow, then this Night's Watch t-shirt is perfect for you. It'd also make a great gift for the Game of Thrones fan in your life. $14.99 at Unicorn Tees
Ok, I think this t.p. holder actually went out of stock while I was writing about it, but it's too awesome not to ask for a reorder. Just make sure to reassure your guests that it's not a funtioning camera, ok? $29.99 at ModCloth.
In some worlds this is a weird fandom mashup, Doctor Who meets Johnlock or something. But to the rest of us, this is an adorable hedgehog in a fez on a t-shirt. So, what I am saying is, it really should be suitable for almost everyone. $16 at Buy Olympia.
This bracelet caught my eye because I love the idea of giving a partner a compass. Show him he's your “true north” or show him how to always come home. This bracelet isn't an actual, working compass, but it's very handsome and would look great on the wrist of any man. $18.40 at Color Treasures.
Shaving every day can be a grueling task for some men. It's tough on the skin and you just have to get up and do it again tomorrow anyway. But maybe if he has some nice shaving products, it can take the edge off, just a little (the razor's edge?...no? not good enough?). How about this shaving soap in a gorgeous mahogany bowl? It will look great on the counter, smell great on his skin and maybe make his morning a little nicer. $40.05 at Old Faithful Shop.
Ron Burgandy is the best newsman ever! I'm sure you've got an Anchorman fan in your life, I know I do...that's why this Channel 4 News Mug is the perfect gift. Whether it's morning coffee or a good scotch (like Ron drinks), drink like Ron Burgandy drinks! Only $16.39 at Firebox.
Well, maybe it's a little formal for a dopp kit, but it sure is cute! Here's a dressed up version of a toiletry bag for the businessman on the go that might match his favorite tie. Even if it doesn't, it's sure to cheer up that hotel room a bit and help him keep orgainized to boot. $17.95 at Neato Shop.
I love having my herb garden but other than cooking, I have no idea how I can use my herbs. This Kitchen Medicine Poster lists all kinds of herbs and how they can be used to help common ailments like headaches, tummy troubles and more. Only $14 at Chelsea Granger Art.
Here's a super slim, super sleek electric razor for the man on the go. Extra special bonus-It's USB charged. So it really does GO. Maybe it would be handy for the world traveler. Or possibly the late sleeper that might need to tidy up once he gets to work, or, let's give him the benefit of the doubt and say, as he LEAVES work and heads out for an evening on the town. $29.99 at ShaveTech.
I admit that I have declared loyalty to the Baratheons, but I also admit that that could change by the time I finish the fifth book in the “Game of Thrones” series...but if you are feeling a little more Targaryen this tie would be a splendid addition to your wardrobe (and they do make other sigils, as well). Show your colors and declare your loyalties...and be a real nerd...why still looking stylish. All for only $17 at Storied Threads.