This handcrafted wood pendant features an original painting of a cute little bunny! The shop carries a variety of adorable animals to spruce up your summer outfits. $50 at I Am A Bird
I've said before how much I like a man in a bracelet, and it hasn't changed. This particular bracelet is interesting, what with it's herringbone chain and all the copper and whatnot. It's very different from the usual ID bracelet and would be a nice gift for the guy who isn't into looking like everyone else. $45 from Scarlet Garnet.
This little necklace caught my eye. I see a lot of “word” items with words that don't mean anything to me, but this one totally works for me. I also really like the copper and the hex bolt, it just all plays well together. So if you love is indestructible, or someone you know has survived the odds, maybe this is just the thing to show them you've noticed just how awesome they are. $36.60 at Jewelry by NaLa.
Here's a cool bracelet for an audiophile or vinyl fan. Or maybe even someone who just loves dogs. A vintage RCA Victor Victrola Record player label makes for a handsome bracelet. And it's upcycled, so it might appeal to the green in you as well. $35 for a very unique piece at Mad Mad Crafter.
Mother's Day is coming!!!!! Scary right, especially when you still haven't gotten your Mom anything. Well, if you live in a different state from your Mom, then this Mother's Day necklace might just be your ticket to Happy Mama. This is a handmade, customized necklace that is just too cute. You just give them your city/state and Mom's city/state and they will customize this just for you. $18 at Rock, Paper, Style, Shop.
Twin Peaks may be a little of a throw back these days. But those of us who remember, remember it fondly. If you find yourself in that category, perhaps these cuff links would “peak” your interest. Yes, yes, I know it's not spelled that way, it's a joke! (Also available as a brooch!) $24.06 at Kate's Little Store.
Sometimes when I post something, I think that I really don't need to write any copy. This ring post is one of those times. But I think I will mention that butchery has become a pretty hipstery hobby, and an awful lot of people seem to like bacon. $174.10 at Victoria Yez designs.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Here's a very fine looking tie tack of everyone's favorite intergalatic bounty hunter. It would also look good on a lapel, or possibly on a hat. I don't think it will attach very well to your Stormtrooper helmet. But I could be wrong. Also, I don't think you should attach a bounty hunter pin to a Stormtrooper helmet, but go on. If it makes you happy. $26 at Sudlow Jewelry.
Imagine taking the handwriting of a loved one and making it into a custom necklace that you can wear close to your heart. That's exactly what can be done at Brittany Leigh Jewelry. So pull out those old letters and make a special keepsake you'll always cherish. $135 and up at Brittany Leigh Jewelry
While I confess that I am a champion of House Baratheon (Mark Addy and Steven Dillane are two of my favorite actors, what did you expect?), this sporty House Star tie clip is a subtle nod to your geekery while in the office. There are also tie clips for almost every other geeky subject you may enjoy. $23 at The Little Saint.
Ok all my sci fi geek friends out there, listen up. If you're getting married and you just cannot find that perfect ring, why not get yourself your very own geeky Wedding Band like this Stargate one at Wedding Bands Design for $2144. Or how about an R2D2 wedding band set from Paul Michael designs pictured below for anywhere from $1500 to $3700. Nobody said love was cheap, even Geek Love!
Here's a simple and classic skull ring that's a little more for the weekend punk than the hardcore biker dude. Let's face it, sometimes we have jobs that don't allow us to rock out quite as much as we'd like to and budgets dictate that we cannot have that awesome, heavy and expensive skull ring, no matter how much we bang our heads. But don't worry. This is a totally affordable and stylish alternative. It's even adjustable, so you can share it with your favorite punk partner. $20 at Color Treasures.
We often feature cuff links here, because not all guys wear jewelry but cuff links are kind of like jewelry, only you really need to wear french cuffs to make any sense of collecting cuff links...and I don't know anyone who does. But I do know a lot of people wear ties and a sporty tie clip is one way to make an otherwise boring business look a little more festive. For your sea worthy wanderer or you pirate king, there is this little beauty. A silver ship that can be personalized with an initial for just $30 at I Adorn U.
I don't recall seeing a "fishbone" style bracelet before and that's a shame, because this is all kinds of groovy. It's listed as a men's bracelet, but I can totally see myself wearing it. Love the brass, love the fish, love the "love." It's an all around winner for either sex, if you ask me. Which you didn't. That's ok though because it's only $25 at Feroza's Jewelry for Men.
I think this necklace is sweetly sentimental without being too mushy. If you have a song, that is. And not everyone will know what that song on your necklace is, but you and your significant other will, and really, you are the only two that matter. And possibly the only two that care that your song is "Baby Got Back." $195 at Rickson Jewellry.
No, don't ask me. I don't know either. I mean, I do know that it's awesome. C'mon, it's a dinosaur and it's eating fried chicken and it's a ring. I don't think we really need to know more than that. Oh, except maybe the fact that it's $100 for gold brass at Verameat.
It took me a second when I saw this pin. And now I see it in my dreams. Perfect for any fan of The Big Lebowski but particularly good for those who also enjoy a beverage. $15 at ShellyMarz.
Oooh...it's not shiny, but it's SHINY in that it's awesome and cool and it's steampunky and...I really like this ring. It's very steampunk but still totally wearable and while not subtle...it's not gonna freak any one out. $230 at Swank Metalsmithing.
Here is another example of a gift that gives back. These pretty rubber bracelets seem to be a more modern and sophisticated take on jelly bracelets. And are sold to help raise funds for a center for homeless children in Senegal. Even better, they are made by a woman's co-operative in West Africa that pays a fair working wage to provide them with a means of support. $28 at Made with Love Project.
I am pretty sure any mom who receives a bracelet like this will totally burst into tears. Happy tears, but you know mom is gonna get sappy over this one. $135 at Surfing Silver.
Love the wide gunmetal band on this ring and its dark, intriguing design. This is the holiday Pointsettia taken up a sophisticated notch! $15 at BKD Signature
These intricately hand-woven earrings would make a unique, awesome gift for someone who loves showing off their rainbow pride. $30 at FrawgzDezignz
There's a Harry Potter fan in everyone's circle of friends. And, this would make a great gift for yours. Love this Sterling silver Harry Potter's glasses ring. It even has a lightning bolt scar. Available in oxidized and 18K gold plated. This one is $25 at Think Up Jewel.
I don't know if I could ever put these on myself but I just thought they were neat. Decorating your eyes up anytime you want in a unique way. These Candy Corn Eyelash jewelry is a perfect way to dress up for fall. There are lots of more styles of eyelash jewelry including cupcakes. The candy corn ones are $25 at Eyelash Jewelry.
I was browsing men's rings and saw a lot of fun geeky stuff, but then I ran across this simple and clever baseball band and thought..cool. And heck, I don't even like baseball. But if you've got a baseball lover in your life, this might make a nifty gift. It's pretty understated, but still recognizable. It's customizable as well, so you might be able to get a favorite team logo on there, but personally, I think the stitching works well on it's own. $49 at Custom Tungsten.
Ah, Spider-Man, who doesn't want a ring from you? Or a ring of you? Not I, Spidey, not I. I mean, I DO want a ring from you or of you. Right? Is that what I mean? Do you want a Spider-Man ring? Or do you know someone who might want a Spider-Man ring? Because you can get a nifty one right here. It's made of stainless steel and features our beloved web-slinging hero and it's $24.99 at SuperHero Stuff.
There's something both interesting and slightly scary about a guy who wears a ring made of a shell casing, don't you think? But hey, if he's a good shot, why not? You can even send in your own casing in, maybe from an award winning tournament? $55 at Impact Accessories.
Look, I am not going into what one might stash in a "stash pendant." I am just going to point out that this looks a lot like Robocop and Robocop won't put up with any of that nonsense. Also, Robocop would look great on your desk, or possibly your keychain. Maybe even as a toggle on your bag or jacket. He's $75 but he's awesome and unexpected. At Zentastic.
Looking to spruce up a bare wall in your home? Why not have a custom animated portrait done of you and your wee ones?! Just send in a photo and voila! Yes Birdies, you TOO can be transformed into your very own character--- and what a conversation piece for your guests! $13-25 (depending on size) at Fall Down Tree
Now, I know that jewelry for men can be kind of polarizing. But happen to like the look of a bracelet on a guy. And I particularly like a copper bracelet. So this shark skin-patterned copper cuff speaks to me. I think it would handsome with a casual look, jeans and a sweater, and kind of funky too. It's available in several widths, and patterns though, take a look around, see what you like. So if you are, or have a a gentleman that is not averse to jewelry, perhaps try this. $38 at Luster Metal Works.
This necklace is listed as "unisex" and we all know what that means. It means it's cool enough for you to want to "borrow" it from your man and possibly never give it back. That's what I'd do, because it's got that surfer style without being all...gnarly. Cute beaded leather choker will look good on both of you. And you know, summer is on it's way. Time to break out all that beachwear. $10 at Rock Bottom Beads.
I don't think the Harry Potter books or movies ever mention a class ring, but this sharp sterling silver one ought to do the trick. It bears the school seal and motto and certainly looks heavy. How cool would it be to flash this as your alma mater ring? $52.99 at Blackmore 5253.
I am not entirely sure who actually uses zip ties. But it really doesn't matter because this ring is cute and unusual. Maybe it would be good for someone involved in peaceful protests...don't they zip tie hands when they cart people off? I don't know but still think it's a cute design and you could always go for the "ZIP! You've tied up my heart!" line to make it romantic. $69.99 at Rock My World, Inc.
While searching for bacon themed Valentine's gifts for my husband, I came across this charming glass pendant. Now, my husband won't wear a necklace, but yours might. Or perhaps this would make and equally delightful key chain. Even better, you have the option to add toast or an egg to this lampworked beauty. $35 at Artwork by Jessica Landau.
I'm strangely fascinated by this necklace. They remind me of paper dolls in chic 70's wear. Totally unique and would make for quite the statement piece - a definite conversation starter! Great way to dress up a plain T-shirt or dress. $34.99 at ModCloth
With Valentine's Day just around the corner, I thought that I'd get a jump start on some ideas for unique V-Day gifts. Take a peek at this copper Brick Wall Heart necklace. It's pretty cool looking and a one of a kind gift. $60 at Parts By NC
It wasn't that long ago that I didn't know what a paracord bracelet was for. Now I do. I still don't understand the kind of person who would need one. What with their hiking and climbing and general outdoorsiness, but hey, if that's your thing, maybe this is a good idea. And for this particular style, 20% goes to a good cause. $10 at Big Jon Paracord.
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