For Him

Unique gift ideas for him, gifts for husband, boyfriend, dad, brother, son, grandpa.

Pixel Heart Heat Changing Mug

Pixel Heart Heat Changing MugThis thing is cool! Or hot, when you put a drink in it.

Get your valentine a special mug that will warm their heart…or at least the mug’s heart! As you can see on the right there, the heart on this mug changes color based on its temperature. So with a fresh cup of coffee, tea, or whatever else you like to drink at high temperatures from a mug, you get a fully red heart. As the mug cools and your stomach fills, the heart will return to its lowly black state.

This is a great little gift, and even something you can get for guys because it’s kind of sort of techy. It does have an 8-bit style to it at least. But be sure that nobody throws it in the microwave or dishwasher. Those will each ruin the color-changing-ness of the mug.

Show your valentine they are loved, just like coffee.

Amazon’s Valentine’s Day Deals

Valentine's Day at Amazon.comWith Valentine’s Day just 10 days away (as I’m posting this), there is still a bit of time left to browse and find the best gifts at the best prices.

Amazon’s got the largest quality gift selection, as far as I can tell. The discounts range from 10% off all the way up to 60% off, in just about every category imaginable.

Here is just a quick list of categories you can check out with this link:

  • Beauty
  • Clothing (for him, her, kids)
  • Fragrance
  • Jewelry
  • Watches (for him and her)
  • Men’s Grooming
  • Sports Collectibles
  • Home Improvement
  • Plush Gifts
  • Crafty Gifts
  • Books for Kids and Teens
  • Kindle Gifts
  • Kitchen and Dining
  • Home Audio and Headphones

Click on over to Amazon.com to finish your Valentine’s Day shopping.

Swedish Fire Steel

Swedish Fire SteelHere’s a very practical gift idea. It’s a simple little key chain sized fire starter. When you slide the key looking thing against the little stick, sparks fly out at 3,000°C which is 5432°F. Yeah, that’s pretty hot.

The crazy little thing even works when it’s wet. I’m not sure anything will light when it’s when, but this thing will keep sparking. Get this for your closest friend who wants to go out and be like Bear Grylls!

Come on baby light my fire.

Carabiner Clip Watch

Carabiner Clip WatchCheck out these handy little watches. They have a carabiner built right into them as well as a powerful LED micro-light. Perfect for people like myself who don’t usually sport a watch on their wrist.

The little watches are water resistant up to 100 feet as well, so they make for a great hiking/camping companion. Clip them to your belt loop, back pack, or even your friend (if your friend has a weird loop thing that could handle something being clipped to it)! They’re only an inch and a half wide by three inches long, so they’ll fit anywhere.

Clip the time here.

Flexible Shaft Ratcheting Screwdriver

Flexible Shaft Ratcheting ScrewdriverI can’t count how many times this tool would have come in handy in the past. This is a great gift idea for just about anybody. It’s so annoying to find a screw that needs loosened or tightened but you just can’t quite fit a screwdriver in that spot.

This will let you get to tight spots and still get that screw tightened or undone. It has a magnetic hex tip so it will hold all the many bits it comes with. Here are those as well as the specs and warranty:

  • Has a standard 1/4” (6.35mm) magnetized hex opening to hold all standard driver bits
  • Comes with 15 bits (5 Phillips, 3 slotted, 3 Torx, 3 Hex)
  • Comes with 5 driver sockets (5/32″, 3/16″, 1/4″, 9/32″, 5/16″)
  • Dimensions: 12.75″ length (32.4 cm)
  • One year manufacturer warranty

Good stuff all in one tool, nice.

Work at better angles here.

Chicks Dig You Cereal Bowl

Chicks Dig You Cereal BowlThere’s nothing quite like a good morning affirmation. This is pretty awesome. The rim of the bowl has some good stuff, but the “Chicks dig you” in the bottom of the bowl tops them all. It reminds me of Gheorghe Muresan in his commercial for cabbage cologne: “Chicks dig it!”

So this is just a funny little gift idea to get for some guy who needs a little extra confidence boost with his bowl of fruity pebbles.

Boost his confidence here.

Nanotechnology is Huge T-Shirt

Nanotechnology is Huge T-ShirtSeeing how nanotechnology is all the rage at the moment, this shirt is full of wit and humor! See, it’s a pun, therefore, it’s “punny.”

See how it works is, nanotechnology is using super tiny microscopic things to do cool stuff. So really, it’s tiny, but since it’s so popular, it’s huge. Get it? Yeah?

Put a pun on somebody here.

8-Bit Dynamic Life Shirt

8-Bit Dynamic Life ShirtThis is pretty cool. ThinkGeek has a pair of t-shirts that will light up with hearts when you are near your loved one. So here’s what you do. Get two of these shirts, one for you and one for your significant other, and then when you’re apart, you’ll each have only 2½ hearts lit up, but when you’re near each other, all 6 hearts will light up. Pretty neat huh?

See the idea is, if you haven’t got it, to make it seem as though each of the t-shirt wearers are in a video game. In games, like Zelda, you want your hearts to be full, that means you’re strong and have perfect health. When they start to diminish, things aren’t looking so hot. So when you’re with your lover, things are looking good.

Of course, there are some things to do to get it set up right, like plug in a little transmitter that detects when the other person is nearby, but it’s totally worth it! You could both wear these shirts to a Valentine’s Day party or any other social event where you want to woo people with your love for each other. Could be a good time for everybody!

Let your hearts grow here.

Geek Work Shirt

Geek Work ShirtOh boy, this is great. Most geeks are usually seen either in a Star Wars t-shirt or something that seems to take away from society’s view upon them as a man. On the other hand, whenever you see a guy in a gray-blue button up shirt with a name embroidered into it, most of us think “Now there’s a hard working man.” Well, here is the solution to that dilemma for the geek.

It’s the Geek Work Shirt. Only the hard core geeks really know what it’s like under the case of a beast of a computer, just like a garage mechanic knows what it’s like under the chassis of a ’57 Chevy. So get the geek you love a shirt that will earn him some respect for the work he really does. Also, take a minute to read the description of the product at ThinkGeek, it blows mine away.

Work the Geek shirt here.

Mini Golfing Mario & Luigi at ThinkGeek

Mini Golfing Mario & Luigi at ThinkGeekYet another time killer for cubicle bound folks. I don’t know why I love stuff like this so much. Wait, I think it’s because I’m a fantastic waster of time!

You can get both Mario and Luigi, who come tethered to an old NES style controller. I’m not sure what’s going on with the brown colors, perhaps they’re going for the golf khaki look. Only the A and B buttons do anything, the rest is just cosmetic. Each comes with a couple teeny tiny “golf” balls that will need divine intervention to not get lost in the first week of action. There’s even a tiny little range-quality hole thing that you can aim for. I can’t imagine this is easy, but hey, it looks like a great time waster.

Maybe if you know somebody who can’t get enough Mario golf on their Gamecube. You can help them practice while at work!

Get Mario and/or Luigi at ThinkGeek.com

Climb@Tron R.E.X.

Climb@Tron R.E.X.This little dude will crawl anywhere there’s a smooth surface. It doesn’t matter if it’s vertical or horizontal, ceiling or floor. The little REX uses his suction cups to go up walls and upside down on ceilings.

I’d say it would make a great gift for someone who is stuck in an office all day. I’d love to see it in action. It’s pretty cheap, so who knows how well it works. I’m also not sure about how many people have walls that are smooth enough for this guy to climb on. I guess to test it out, you can get a normal suction cup and see if it sticks to your wall or ceiling. It probably only needs to stay there for a few seconds. I’ve got that textured stuff in this room, so I’m not sure it would work in here, but man it would be pretty cool to have a little robot thing just crawling all over the place.

Climb@Tron R.E.X.

Busted Tees Has Some Good Stuff


Busted Tees
For a quick and easy gift for a witty guy or girl you know, take a look at Busted Tees. There are plenty of t-shirt websites I’ve seen these days. I think Busted Tees has the best, and wittiest, selection.

Some of my favorites are Fantasy Football, The Second Amendment, and this one that has a picture of a football on it with the caption Soccer. Oh the cleverness!

Don’t be surprised if you end up buying a shirt or two for yourself as well. Most of the shirts will be a great conversation piece, or at least get you some pretty confused looks. Most of the shirts are relatively unoffensive, which is nice for a change. Check out the site by clicking the picture or the little link right below this here paragraph.

Link: Busted Tees