Gift Ideas For Men Under $50

Tom Seaver: A Terrific Life at werd.com

Tom Seaver: A Terrific Life

Tom “Terrific” Seaver was one of the most talented and popular players in the history of baseball. The iconic Mets pitcher was a twelve-time All Star, three-time Cy Young Award winner & one of only two pitchers with 300 wins & 3,000 strikeouts. Hall Of Fame numbers. In this authoritative new biography, sports journalist and friend of Seaver, Bill Madden offers a deeply personal portrait of one of the greatest and most admired players of all time.

Be Water, My Friend: The Teachings of Bruce Lee at werd.com

Be Water, My Friend: The Teachings of Bruce Lee

In this new book by the martial arts icon’s daughter, Be Water shares the concepts at the core of Bruce Lee’s philosophies, showing how they can serve as tools of personal growth and self-actualization. With previously untold stories, each chapter brings a lesson from Lee’s teachings, expanding on his “be water” philosophy. Ideas that can bring us closer to our essential flowing nature and our ability to be powerful, self-expressed, and free.

Not for You: Pearl Jam and the Present Tense at werd.com

Not for You: Pearl Jam and the Present Tense

Not For You is the first full-length biography of America’s foremost rock band, Pearl Jam. Covering the entire timeline from Ten to Gigaton, the book explores the band’s origins and evolution over thirty years of evolving American culture. The band’s obsessive fan-base will find much to pore over—from untold tales to thoughtful critical analysis—within its densely-packed 440 pages.

Spin Your Way Through That Next Zoom with Paradox at werd.com

Spin Your Way Through That Next Zoom with Paradox

Posted in Gear for Men

The Paradox is a top. You simply spin it & watch it whirl. Part toy, part Zen tool, they are made with pure, high-grade materials: glass & brass, stainless, aluminum, and copper, milled to precision for flawless fitment in its perfectly balanced ring and axis design. The copper variant spins longest, clocking in at 4:40 before stopping. A funded Kickstarter.

Paul Thomas Anderson: Masterworks at werd.com

Paul Thomas Anderson: Masterworks

Writer and director Paul Thomas Anderson has been described as “one of American film’s modern masters,” and with 25 Academy Award nominations to his credit, his legacy is unrivaled. Masterworks spans his entire career so far—Boogie Nights (’97), Magnolia (’99), Punch Drunk Love (’02), There Will Be Blood (07), The Master (’12), Inherent Vice (’14) and more, exploring his influences, his style, and the recurring themes in his movies.

Made Men: The Story of Goodfellas at werd.com

Made Men: The Story of Goodfellas

This is the story of what many call the greatest mob movie ever made. Marking the 30th anniversary of the film’s release, this book takes readers behind-the-scenes of the Scorcese masterpiece. Film critic Glenn Kenny creates an intriguing chronicle of the making and afterlife of the film that introduced America to the real modern gangster—brutal, ruthless, yet darkly appealing. The book features interviews with the film’s major players, including Martin Scorsese and Robert De Niro.

Your Travel Shaver is Not This Small at werd.com

Your Travel Shaver is Not This Small

Posted in Men's Grooming and Shave

Evo is the world’s smallest electric travel shaver, designed for lightweight portability & a clean shave. Roughly the size of a sunscreen stick, its motor spins a beard-whizzing, self-sharpening blade at 60,000 rpms. An ultrafine metal mesh protects your skin while cutting hair down to .07mm. That’s clean. It charges via USB-C and you’ll get 50 shaves per charge. A funded Indiegogo.

You Ought to Do a Story About Me: Addiction, an Unlikely Friendship, and the Endless Quest for Redemption at werd.com

You Ought to Do a Story About Me: Addiction, an Unlikely Friendship, and the Endless Quest for Redemption

In 1990, while covering a story about homelessness for the New Orleans Times-Picayune, author & then photographer Ted Jackson encountered a drug addict sleeping under a bridge. Turns out that addict was 2-time Super Bowl cornerback Jackie Wallace. So begins an unlikely story that is both tragic and redemptive: the friendship binding the fallen-from-grace NFL player and a Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist. It offers a rare glimpse into the precarious world of homelessness and our incredible capacity for hope.

Wild Thing: The Short, Spellbinding Life of Jimi Hendrix at werd.com

Wild Thing: The Short, Spellbinding Life of Jimi Hendrix

Drawing from unprecedented access to Jimi’s brother, Leon Hendrix, as well as Kathy Etchingham and Linda Keith, the two women vital in Jimi’s rise to stardom, rock biography ace Phillip Norman traces Jimi’s life from playing segregated clubs on the Chitlin’ Circuit, to barely scraping by in New York’s Greenwich Village, to swinging London with the Animals’ on to international stardom & overnight guitar god status. Then he died. Mysteriously. In Wild Thing, Norman digs deeper than any Hendrix bio yet.

This Clock Gets Its Smarts from Google Assistant at werd.com

This Clock Gets Its Smarts from Google Assistant

Posted in Gadgets and Tech & Gadgets

The Smart Clock Essential from Lenovo is just smart enough. It’s powered by Google Assistant but provides only time, date, temperature, and alarms. Ok, there’s a bit more: select from countless clock faces & alarm tones to suit your style as well as getting alarm suggestions based on your schedule, timer-driven dimming/brightness of clock face & manual snooze function—just smack it. Also features a USB port for charging a device. Available later in September.

Mix Protein Shakes Like a Pro with ShakeSphere Tumbler at werd.com

Mix Protein Shakes Like a Pro with ShakeSphere Tumbler

Posted in Gear for Men

Lumps in the protein shake. Like eating dirt. If you’re not down with that, get yourself a ShakeSphere Tumbler. Unlike other protein shakers, this award-winning bottle doesn’t use a mixing ball or mesh grid to mix. Instead, the patented capsule shape does the mixing & nothing can get stuck in corners. Smoother shakes & smoothies & no lumps. It’s made from rugged, BPA-free Tritan plastic & features a leak-proof slide cap. 24-ounces.

And in the End: The Last Days of The Beatles at werd.com

And in the End: The Last Days of The Beatles

In this latest addition to the ever-growing annals of Beatles legend and lore, award-winning author Ken McNab reconstructs the final year of the ubiquitous band, 1969. With perspectives from all four of the band members themselves, And in the End paints a vivid portrait of a super-group spiraling into bankruptcy, heroin, & the creative and personal differences that would lead to their imminent demise—but not before releasing the incredible farewell of Abbey Road.

Look At It Closely: Multiplanes Dioramas at werd.com

Look At It Closely: Multiplanes Dioramas

Posted in Bath and Home Stuff

WUNDERSMACK showcases intricate laser cut art set in immersive multilayer dioramas. Each one features multiple layers that are packed with stunning detail and embellishments. They quickly and easily assemble in just minutes by simply dropping each frame into the numbered slots, then attach spacers and lock to secure the finished piece. Designed and hand-assembled in California by artist Jacob Morales. Choose from travel, film, and Disney-inspired designs.

Is This Anything? By Jerry Seinfeld at werd.com

Is This Anything? By Jerry Seinfeld

Billionaire & comedic genius Jerry Seinfeld is also a pack rat. Throughout a career that now spans 45 years, the stand-up legend has saved “everything that might be something”—ideas, bits, conversations, jokes—anything he may one day use as material for his act. Seinfeld plowed through thousands of saved pages from yellow legal pads, all kept in a giant file. He selected his favorite material for this book, organized decade by decade. With the original material paired with brilliantly crafted observations, readers see the evolution of one of the great comedians of our time. Due out: August 6.

Cling nanoSTRIPS Make Things Stick Around at werd.com

Cling nanoSTRIPS Make Things Stick Around

Posted in Gear for Men

With Cling nanoSTRIPS, you can secure anything, anywhere. From fixing photo frames to your wall, sticking your phone to the car dash, securing cables, or simply a place to hang your keys, these strips use nano suction technology to provide a durable, reusable, and longer lasting surface for things to cling. The Home Kit includes 16 different strips in various shapes & sizes for a range of uses.

Hydrapak Flux Water Bottle Puts a Liter in Your Pocket at werd.com

Hydrapak Flux Water Bottle Puts a Liter in Your Pocket

Posted in Gear for Men

Hydrapak’s soft-sided Flux hydration bottle eliminates the bulk of an empty water bottle while being 60% lighter than a hard-sided bottle. Made of durable dual-layer TPU w/RF welded seams, it is spillproof, packable, & screw-filter compatible. Ideal for hike, bike, & travel, weighing just 2.7 ounces. 100% BPA & PVC free.

Racer: John Andretti Biography at werd.com

Racer: John Andretti Biography

Son of Aldo, Twin brother of Mario, John Andretti was born into motorsports royalty. With deep insights into the family dynamic, it chronicles the versatile driver’s incredible life & wild career in racing; one that saw wins in NASCAR Cup, IndyCar, IMSA sports car racing, sprint cars, midgets and the rest. He also shares stories of winning the 24 Hours of Daytona, competing in Le Mans and even racing NHRA Top Fuel dragsters.

Whatever It Takes: Tom Morello Biography at werd.com

Whatever It Takes: Tom Morello Biography

There may be no other guitarist who’s worked with both Bruce Springsteen & Wu-Tang. But that’s Tom Morello. Impossibly versatile & just as influential. Especially to guitar nerds. As the cofounder and axe-man of Rage Against the Machine, Audioslave, and Prophets of Rage, Morello has made some of the loudest & most important rock-n-roll of the modern era. In this new biography he shares his incredible journey as a guitarist, songwriter, singer, and political activist.

Elway: A Relentless Life at werd.com

Elway: A Relentless Life

Hall of Fame QB, two-time Super Bowl Champ, and now GM of the Denver Broncos, John Elway has lived a truly remarkable life. The incredible upsets, awards, championship rings, broken records, “the play” & his welcome return to the gridiron after hardship… there are few athletes in the history of football as legendary as Elway. This is the definitive story of an NFL icon.

True Believer: The Rise and Fall of Stan Lee at werd.com

True Believer: The Rise and Fall of Stan Lee

Entertainment icon & Marvel Comics frontman Stan Lee created Spider-Man, the Avengers, the X-Men, Black Panther, the Incredible Hulk, Iron Man, Thor . . . and the list goes on. In this definitive new biography from acclaimed culture writer Abe Reisman, he pulls from more than 150 interviews as well as thousands of pages of private documents, turning up never-before-published revelations about Lee’s life and work. Known as much for his epic failures as his extraordinary success, it paints a vivid portrait of American success.