Gift Ideas For Men Under $50

Work: A Deep History, from the Stone Age to the Age of Robots at werd.com

Work: A Deep History, from the Stone Age to the Age of Robots

In tackling a topic as vast as “work,”anthropologist James Suzman approaches human history through a different lens. From the origins of life on Earth to our ever more automated present, it challenges some of our deepest assumptions about who we are. Drawing insights from anthropology, archaeology, evolutionary biology, zoology, physics, and economics, Suzman shows that while we have evolved to find joy, meaning and purpose in work, there’s a lot more to the story.

The Unusual Suspect: The Rise and Fall of a Modern-Day Outlaw at werd.com

The Unusual Suspect: The Rise and Fall of a Modern-Day Outlaw

The craziest stories are always true. Here’s another: in 2007, as the financial crisis began, British college student Stephen Jackley began robbing banks. Not for his own enrichment—he was on a Robin Hood mission. Steal from the rich, give to the poor. With no experience, he robbed 10 banks & began spreading his RH marked bank notes to the homeless. He was eventually captured & for the creation of this book, shared his complete diary with the author, offering an intimate look at the enveloping madness of the modern world.

Icebound: Shipwrecked at the Edge of the World at werd.com

Icebound: Shipwrecked at the Edge of the World

This astonishing true survival tale chronicles a 16th-century Dutch ocean expedition led by captain William Barents and his crew of sixteen, who ventured farther north than any Europeans before and, on their third polar exploration, lost their ship off the frozen coast of Nova Zembla to unforgiving ice. The men would spend the next year fighting off ravenous polar bears, gnawing hunger, and endless winter. Artfully merging a gripping tale of survival with a sweeping history of the great Age of Exploration, it is a timeless story of the strength of the human spirit.

The Code Breaker: Jennifer Doudna, Gene Editing, and the Future of the Human Race at werd.com

The Code Breaker: Jennifer Doudna, Gene Editing, and the Future of the Human Race

Bestselling biographer Walter Isaacson, who penned Leonardo da Vinci & Steve Jobs, is back with a gripping tale of how Nobel laureate Jennifer Doudna and her colleagues launched a revolution that will allow us to cure diseases, fend off viruses, and have healthier babies. As the lead developer of CRSPR gene-splicing & DNA editing tools, her team’s breakthrough is considered the most important biological advance since the discovery of the structure of DNA. Isaacson, tells an incredible tale & puts the science into context.

Point6 Base Glove: The Merino Makes It at werd.com

Point6 Base Glove: The Merino Makes It

Constructed from a quick-dry blend of nylon & natural merino wool, the Base Glove from Point6 runs double-duty as both a warm & functional tech winter glove on its own or as a liner for over-mitts on truly freezing days. Seamless 3D construction improves fit & a touchscreen-enabled index finger adds function.

Other People’s Pinot Can Now Be Yours at werd.com

Other People’s Pinot Can Now Be Yours

Founded in the early aughts by sommelier André Hueston Mack, Maison Noir Wines incorporate Oregon grapes and a trademark attitude deeply rooted in wine subculture. Their 2019 Other People’s Pinot is classic Oregon Pinot from the Willamette Valley and available everywhere by delivery. Look for earthy, spicy, floral, herb-framed flavors of cherry with gingery wood spice tones.

Fast & Versatile: The Wheel Driver Multi-Tool at werd.com

Fast & Versatile: The Wheel Driver Multi-Tool

Posted in Gear for Men and Tools

Designed for firm grip in the palm of your hand, the Wheel Driver is a multi-function EDC ratchet-driver that looks like a tire. Equipped with a central magnetic driver, it holds a range of tips that include Phillips, slot, Torx, & hex heads in various sizes. 16 bits in all-that are stored inside the Wheel. A funded Kickstarter.

The Invention of Medicine: From Homer to Hippocrates at werd.com

The Invention of Medicine: From Homer to Hippocrates

The ancient Greeks were incredibly influential—this new book shines a light on yet another area of cultural pioneering they explored and brought to humanity: medical thinking and observation. All the way back in the fifth century BCE, a Greek doctor put forward his clinical observations of individuals – men, women, and children in a collection of case histories known as—Epidemics! Acclaimed historian R.L. Fox puts this & the many moving pieces of history in a wider context, endorsing the view that the father of medicine, is the great Hippocrates himself.

Add the Dissim Inverted Lighter To Your EDC Arsenal at werd.com

Add the Dissim Inverted Lighter To Your EDC Arsenal

Posted in Gear for Men

The Dissim Lighter is a handsome, well-designed refillable lighter that uses standard butane for refills to create a consistent, low-pressure candle flame that burns clean, even when the lighter is inverted. It features cast metal components, adjustable flame, and weighs just 3-ounces. Its patent-pending circle grip makes it easy to clip to a ’biner or your EDC keyring. A funded Kickstarter.

Home Game: The Shining Escape Room Board Game at werd.com

Home Game: The Shining Escape Room Board Game

Posted in Game Room and Gear for Men

If you want to play Escape Room games anytime in the near future, you’ll likely be doing it at home.  And with The Shining: Escape from the Overlook Hotel, you get a two-fer. It’s an engaging at-home escape room game & it happens to be based on an absolute classic: Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining. Set in the fictional hotel, the game uses “a unique storyline mechanic that reveals codes, which players then use to unlock different parts of the board” and ultimately escape.

Cordless & Versatile LED Flashlight from Worx at werd.com

Cordless & Versatile LED Flashlight from Worx

Posted in Gear for Men and Tools

This 20-volt cordless light from Worx offers 4 functions for endless versatility—a bright 450-lumen LED flashlight with a 70º rotating head, 360-degree lantern, desk lamp, and flashing emergency light. Powered by Worx universal 20V & 40V batteries, it offers multi-mode brightness adjustment, a telescoping design & one-touch controls. Battery life ranges from 8-18 hours.

Stacked Deck: 007 James Bond Playing Cards at werd.com

Stacked Deck: 007 James Bond Playing Cards

Posted in Gear for Men

Nearly six decades after first appearing on screen in Dr. No, James Bond is still the world’s favorite secret agent. In celebration of the 25th film in the 007 series – No Time To Die – these premium playing cards match the sophistication and quality truly worthy of the official 007 trademark. They feature completely custom artwork in every aspect of the design, with the Ace of Spades, Joker, box design, and court cards inspired by iconic Bond films over the past 58 years.

Level-Up Your Camp Kitchen Gear at werd.com

Level-Up Your Camp Kitchen Gear

For mealtimes on the move‚ Wealer’s 11-piece camp kitchen Cooking Utensil Set is the perfect portable organizer—handy for backpacking, BBQs, camping, hiking, & travel. It includes flatware, cooking essentials, knives, scissor, cutting board, and space for other items—all neatly packed in a water-resistant zip-up carrying case.

The MeatEater Guide to Wilderness Skills and Survival at werd.com

The MeatEater Guide to Wilderness Skills and Survival

If you binged the Netflix show The MeatEater, this new book from the show’s host, Steve Rinella, is sure to whet your appetite. For those who spend time in the great outdoors, this book is packed with valuable info. Informed by Rinella’s real-life experiences as a renowned outdoorsman, it offers tried-and-true tips, techniques, and gear recommendations that will make any reader feel more comfortable and competent while out in the wild.

KG: A to Z: An Uncensored Encyclopedia of Life, Basketball, and Everything in Between at werd.com

KG: A to Z: An Uncensored Encyclopedia of Life, Basketball, and Everything in Between

Soon-to-be NBA Hall Of Famer and undisputed king of on-court trash talk, Kevin Garnett, aka The Big Ticket, spent 21 illustrious years in the league—racking up a championship with the Celtics and playing alongside legends like Bryant, Jordan, & James. From his groundbreaking leap out of high school, straight into the NBA to his decades on the court, KG tells the whole tale in his own candid words.

Ready Player Two: A Novel at werd.com

Ready Player Two: A Novel

The story that inspired Spielberg’s 2018 near-future sci-fi film Ready Player One, now has a sequel. The follow-up to the world-wide bestseller about a twisted VR future, is Ready Player Two, taking readers right where they left off in 2045 & going deeper into the dark virtual world of OASIS.

The Versa Hat Performs In All Environments at werd.com

The Versa Hat Performs In All Environments

Posted in Hats and Men's Clothing

When the crew at Western Rise set out to improve that good-old headwear staple, the basic ball cap, they went all out. The Versa hat features water & stain resistance, 4-way stretch, a crushable EVA brim, and a moisture-wicking sweatband for performance in all conditions. It’s also Bluesign certified for sustainable construction. A funded Kickstarter.

The Moth and the Mountain: A True Story of Love, War, and Everest at werd.com

The Moth and the Mountain: A True Story of Love, War, and Everest

Crazy book because it’s all true! A World War I veteran named Maurice Wilson hatched a plan: he would fly a plane from England to Mount Everest, crash-land on its lower slopes, then become the first person to reach its summit—all utterly alone. Dude had no clue how to climb. He barely knew how to fly. But he had the right plane, the right equipment, and a deep yearning to achieve his goal. In 1933, he took off from London in a Gipsy Moth biplane with his course set for the highest mountain on earth. Read it, see what happened.

Spark It Up with Exotac’s nanoStriker XL at werd.com

Spark It Up with Exotac’s nanoStriker XL

Posted in Gear for Men

The nanoStriker XL from Exotac is a heavy-duty waterproof ferro-rod with a compact, collapsible design. CNC machined from 6061 anodized American aluminum, the body of the nano uses replaceable rods & a sharp tungsten striker for a strong, reliable spark. An integrated lanyard loop keeps it handy in your EDC arsenal.