Gift Ideas For Men Under $50
Designed for high-demand industrial work and used by mechanics and techs from NASA to NASCAR, Grypmat tool mats keep your tools safely stored, handy, and organized. Made of a rugged yet silent & soft material, they’re chemical and oil resistant and they don’t slip off of whatever surface you place them on. Made in bright, high contrast colors, they simplify visual management for keeping track of nuts, bolts, parts and tools. Multiple sizes are offered.
This new book is a deep dive into the life and work of the iconic Hollywood auteur who brought us Good Will Hunting and Psycho to name just a few. In this unique collection, the author breaks down the director’s creative process and his output. Along the way, details are filled in with a profusion of unpublished interviews rare photos, and Van Sant’s own words.
A more modern and functional dog leash seems a bit overdue. Enter GPCA and their X Clip PRO Set. It’s a full 360º system that features a re-designed stainless clasp and a carabiner handle that can be clipped to your belt for hands-free walking. It can also be configured for no-pull leashing for those dogs that take YOU for a walk. Choose from titanium or steel carabiner. A funded Kickstarter.
Comedian Mel Brooks is 95-years old. He’s also an EGOT. That means he’s won Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, & Tony Awards. Surely an entertainer worthy of an autobiography. So the spry old guy wrote one. All About Me is a riot and deep look into Brooks’ ridiculous and influential work—full of never-before-told, behind-the-scenes anecdotes and remembrances from a master storyteller, filmmaker, and creator of all things funny.
The Joy Of Pizza is a sweeping, in-depth exploration of the world’s most beloved food. A guide to the craft and an ode to its simple origins. Written by Dan Richer, master pizzaiolo and owner of Razza—voted by The New York Times as NYC’s Number One Pizza Place (even though it’s in Jersey) it goes deep, giving readers step-by-step instructions to make incredible pies at home.
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Tolkien published The Hobbit in 1937 and The Lord of the Rings in the mid 50s. But he continued to write about Middle-earth right up until the years before his death in 1973. The Nature Of Middle Earth, is the first ever publication of these final writings on Middle-earth, covering a wide range of subjects for fans of The Silmarillion, The Lord of the Rings, Unfinished Tales, and The History of Middle-earth. Hardcover available Sept. 2.
Traveling light remains the focus of the Matador brand. Their Flat Pack Toiletries collection is a capsule of waterproof roll-top bags that pack flat and keep your luggage light. Choose from the 2-liter toiletry case, Soap Bar case, and TSA-approved toiletry bottles. All are soft-sided and pack completely flat.
The Erazor is the first portable electric shaver to be equipped with diamond-sharp ceramic blades. The triple-blade design spins at 6000RPMs and will stay sharp for years as well as remaining clean & rust-free. It offers 60 days of power & recharges via microUSB. It’s rated IPX7 for waterproofing & weighs just over 2 ounces. A funded Kickstarter.
With its rechargeable battery and integrated laser pointer, this pen light from Milwaukee is a handy tool for all kinds of jobs. Toggle between two light modes: 250-lumens & 50-lumens for the torch. Or flip on the laser and point it out. The handle end of the light features a rubber bite-tip so you can safely hold it in your mouth, hands-free. Run-time is 2-8 hours depending on mode, and a 3-color battery indicator let’s you know how much life is left. Recharge via MicroUSB.
Ultra-thin and compact, the PlugBug Slim is a space-saving 20W USB-C wall charger that plugs into even the tightest spots, like behind furniture up against the wall. And at just .67” thick, it fits. For iPad & iPhone users, it makes plugging in easier everywhere. And when it’s go time, the plug prongs fold away for streamlined packing & carry.
Real-life serial killer Ed Gein was the guy who made lampshades out of human skin. He also served as the inspiration for fictional killers Norman Bates (Psycho), Leatherface (The Texas Chain Saw Massacre), & Buffalo Bill (The Silence of the Lambs). In this true crime graphic novel, readers get a fresh & in-depth look at one of America’s most notorious & deranged killers.
Like a tool off Batman’s belt, The Scraper Utility Tool from ToughBuilt converts instantly from box-cutter to blade-scraper with a single click of the button. Going from scoring drywall to scraping paint without missing a beat. The rugged 6-inch handle offers secure grip in either cutting mode & flips wide-open for easy blade replacement.
Author Peter Bergen is the world’s leading expert on Osama bin Laden. In this definitive new biography he provides the first reevaluation of the man responsible for precipitating America’s long wars with al-Qaeda and traces forward the jihadist ideology his beliefs inspires to this day. With exclusive interviews of family and associates, and documents unearthed only recently, Bergen’s portrait of tells the tale of the failed religious fanatic that Osama really was.
With a design that looks like a little explosive mine, this hands-free magnetic task light sticks to metal at any angle, providing bright LED when & where you need it most. Roughly the size of a golf ball, it gets into tight spots your other lights won’t and carries easily on your keyring or sticks to your toolbox where it’s easy to reach.
With a purposeful design made from recycled materials, Puebco’s Vintage Bivouac Trivet is a simple way to keep hot pots and pans from burning the countertop. Constructed of recycled canvas material from lean-to tents, they are tough, heat-resistant, and because they’re handmade, each one is unique.
With the safe, secure hold of the OtterBox Mobile Gaming Clip for MagSafe, you can easily use your Xbox controller with your phone anywhere, anytime. Designed for seamless interaction with Apple MagSafe technology, it performs perfectly with zero interference with your Xbox controller functions. One-handed angle adjustment and tilt provide non-stop gaming comfort.
Drawn from more than than fifty hours of unreleased interviews with family, friends, and those who knew him best, Eruption: Conversations with Eddie Van Halen, gives readers a new look at the late rock guitar god. It covers his greatest triumphs—including a deep dive into his masterpiece 1984 & takes an unflinching look at his early struggles as young Dutch immigrant unable to speak English, which led to lifelong issues with social anxiety and substance abuse.
With a title inspired by his beloved grandmother, Academy-Award winning comedian Jamie Foxx takes up a more measured tone in Act Like You Got Some Sense; as he opens up about his role as father to two very independent young women, Corinne and Anelise. Sharing both his struggles and his most profound joys, the book is a guide to parenting—all of which Foxx learned from his fierce grandmother, and spins into hilarity like only he can do.
Metallica super-fans will be fiending for this one. In it, renowned rock writer Ben Apatoff takes the ultimate deep dive into the dark legend of Metallica, one of rock’s weirdest and most fascinating mysteries. With chapters devoted to each member, each album, touring, fashion, books, film, influences, fandom, history, and more, it takes you to the very core of the world’s most influential metal band.
For your equipment, tools, toys, and gear, Sidiocrate is a tougher, more technical storage crate. Designed for stable stacking and custom organization, they feature a straight wall w/ structural ribs, removable dividers that move easily to keep stuff from shifting and sliding around. A padded bottom mat and a snap-on lid seal the deal to keep your stuff right where you want it. Sidiocrates measure 18.5” X 12.5” X 6.5”