Gift Ideas For Men Under $50
Made from materials that will outlive us all, the ForeverPen is a super-tiny inkless pen made to hang-out on your keychain. Built to deliver more words than 500 standard pens, it uses a “silverpoint” tip, an ancient writing technique that works on all surfaces. It writes upside down, underwater, resists the elements, and even opens boxes. All while being barely noticeable—until you need it. A funded Kickstarter.
Designed to work with all iPhone 12 models, Nomad’s MagSafe Mount is designed to provide your MagSafe Charger with a secure base to charge your device. Machined from solid stainless, it anchors your MagSafe Charger to your desk, allowing you to charge up & when you want to pick-up, the charger stays put.
Built to last a lifetime, Stanley’s stainless steel Camp Pour Over set makes it all but effortless to brew a perfect pour over. It uses a stainless steel filter which allows the coffee’s natural oils to more deeply infuse flavor. The mug is double-wall insulated & both components are finished in Stanley’s classic hammertone Green.
The Qi charging coils inside the AimCharge auto-align with your device so that no matter where you place your phone—any phone—it’s perfectly lined up for a Fast Charge. This clever technology eliminates slow charge/no charge, overheating, & the hassle of lining up your phone in the right spot. A funded Kickstarter.
Long-considered the world’s leading authority on Bob Dylan, biographer Clinton Heylin dug deep into Dylan’s kaleidoscopic and seemingly endless archive to better understand the life & work of the Nobel Prize “poet.” From boxes of small notebooks filled with microscopic handwriting, his drafts, notes & ideas stretch from 1967 to today, including undocumented works for Blood on the Tracks; multiple drafts of his novel, Tarantula; plus letters, contracts, & ephemera as well as countless song drafts for most of his key songs.
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Designed specifically for 12 series iPhones, the Magnetic Wireless Battery Pack from HyperJuice is a slim 5000mAh magnetic backup battery that will recharge your phone with 7.5W wireless Qi charging. It attaches & aligns to your phone perfectly with MagSafe technology. And with its USB-C input/output, it can be used to charge a range of devices. Weighs just 4 ounces.
Measuring 24 x 20 inches when you finally finish, the LEGO Rainbow Brick Puzzle is a challenging one, made for masters. Its 1,000 pieces come together to reveal bricks in all shades of the LEGO rainbow—from Bright Red to Earth Blue to Cool Yellow and everything in between. The gradual color gradients will truly test your skill.
In Heart and Steel, Bill Cowher the Super Bowl–winning, Hall-of-Fame Pittsburgh Steelers coach, and host of CBS’s The NFL Today takes readers along on his extraordinary life journey. From his days as an unlikely NC State linebacker, to the Browns and Eagles, to his first forays into the world of coaching, he shares untold stories and insights as well as lessons he’s learned along the way. Release date: June 1.
Adding the utility of a versatile multi-tool to a PopGrips phone holder seems like a great idea. To pull it off, PopSocket teamed up with knifemaker SOG. Their collab PopGrip adheres to the back of your phone or phone case. There’s a lost in the Grip that holds a 5-function stainless steel microtool. Functions include slotted screwdrivers, 2X hex driver, bottle opener, and pry bar.
Featuring colorful art borrowed from vintage bookcovers, Bookworm’s Well Read leather wallet collection keeps your love of literature in the back pocket. Choose from several wallet designs featuring either American Lit classics or your favorite Sci-Fi, like Dune & Brave New World.
Igloo’s ECOCOOL collection are the world’s first hard-sided coolers made entirely from recycled plastic. They are made in the USA with a recycled resin compound derived from post-consumer plastics like yogurt cups and milk jugs. The collection spans the entire line from the lunch-size Little Playmate to the 90-Quart roller. An astounding 58 tons of resin was used in the initial product run, the equivalent of 10 football fields worth of landfill plastic. Available April 22.
HyperWhistle is the world’s loudest human-powered whistle, capable of eardrum-shattering volume up to 142 decibels & audible at a distance of 2 miles. For reference, a Boeing 747 hits about 140dB on takeoff. Its compact size makes it ideal for self-defense, survival, & emergencies as well as use by referees, coaches, instructors, & other public address needs. Includes re-usable hearing protectors and an easy-clip neck lanyard.
The new Pro2 is 8BitDo’s most powerful bluetooth game controller yet. They added a pair of Pro back buttons to keep your thumbs in play at all times. Another sweet feature allows you to toggle through 3 preset player profiles. Mode Switch allows users to easily swap from one mode, like Switch, to Android mode without a restart. It runs the brand’s Ultimate Software through the Pro2 app which allows you to customize, map & re-map the buttons & functions as needed.
If the tactile feel & blue-light-free pleasure of reading actual paper books is your thing, the Bowio booklight will brighten up your evenings. Designed by a team of avid readers who are also engineers, it features a unique design that floods the pages with warm LED light while keeping glare to a minimum. Made from your choice of top-grain leather or synthetic vegan PU, its strap design uses magnets to clip easily & securely onto hard & paperbound books.
The X.10 from Melbourne-based EDC specialist Tactica is a perfectly balanced pro-grade bottle popper. Finished in smooth, shot-blasted stainless steel, it weighs a hefty 3-ounces, providing a solid hand-feel for the effortless cracking of all sorts of sodas. Choose from raw stainless, PVD-coated black & PVD-coated orange.
Created in collaboration with Jim Morrison’s estate, the forthcoming The Collected Works … is an almost 600-page anthology of the writings of the late poet and iconic Doors’ front man. It is a landmark publication—the definitive opus of Morrison’s creative output—and the book he intended to publish. In addition to the writings, it features rare photographs and numerous handwritten excerpts from his 28 privately held notebooks. Available June 8.
For all 20 of the various Leatherman multi-tools that feature a bit driver—cranking down screws is about to get easier. The Ratchet Driver snaps on to your bit driver, adding the leverage power of a 3-way locking ratchet system to your tool. With its magnetic mount, it fits all standard ¼” bits.
As the world’s only 2-in-1 solution for cleaning up dog poop, the PooPail eliminates the part of pet ownership that really stinks. The 4-gallon pail carries comfortably with an extended handle & flips open allowing you to scoop in the waste with a handy scooper, then lift it to close, sealing the poop in the odor-less bin. Biodegradable poo bags keep the pail clean.
The FishFace from True Utility is an 18-in-1 EDC multi-tool no larger than the other keys on your keychain but it puts in overtime. It features Phillips and flat screwdrivers, wrenches, hex drive, pry bar, file, nail tool, bottle opener, box opener and cutter. Made of stainless steel with a black titanium coating, it’s built for daily duty & with its sprung ’biner clip, stays right by your side.
The Pocket Mini Blanket will literally save your butt. It provides a clean, dry seat for two. Great for walks, hiking, parks, or shared public seating … you’re covered. Pocketable and weatherproof, it spreads out to a picnic-friendly 44” X 28”. When you’re ready to go just jam it back into the integrated stuff sack. Weight 1.3-ounces.