Buyer's Guides

When I say these are "unique" Father's Day gift ideas, I mean it. I put an actual modicum of effort sorting through all the typical, bland "Dad stuff," and rather than your standard 12-pack of golf balls (or 12-pack of beer) and random fishing lure suggestions, I've tried to come up with some gift...

Rosewell Woodworking Salt, Pepper & Coffee Grinders

Randy Rosewell of Rosewell Woodworking hand-carves and assembles all of his vintage-style salt, pepper, and coffee grinders from his studio in McDougall, Ontario. The grinders' antique aesthetic comes from their intricate...

I'm not calling this compilation Unique Gifts for Military Men to dog the ladies. I respect and admire all the fine soldiers and veterans, male and female alike, who have poured their bodies, minds, and years of their lives into serving their country...

Ferrari Coffee Table Book

I can't afford a new Ferrari. Aaaand, I can't afford a new Ferrari coffee table book either. Come on, Italian powerhouse founded by Enzo Ferrari in 1947! Where's the peek into the Ferrari Archives for those of your admirers...

My little buddies aren't so different than my big buddies. Sure, sometimes pocket-sized gadgets and gear don't include all the same skills and bells as their full-sized counterparts, but both have one very important thing in common: they always try to have my back...

The Best Han Solo Merchandise

Since Solo: A Star Wars Story sees its first nationwide screenings in theaters tonight, I figured I'd feed the Han mania - the Hania - by looking back at some of the best Han Solo-inspired merch we've seen over the past...

The blades in this collection of covert wearable knives aren't so much Bond gadgets or reliable self-defense tools as they are lifesavers in the arenas of cable- and cord-cutting, paper-slicing, and balloon-popping...

Tactical Vest Beer Koozies

It's military-strength protection for your beer this summer! These tactical vest beer koozies, complete with MOLLE attachments for toothpicks, cigs, and lime wedges, might be pretty cheesy, but the cheddar they're oozing...

Summer's best backyard games go well beyond croquet and bocce anymore. Not that there's anything wrong with the classics, but when you can elevate the classics to versions that are, say, more neighbor's-window-friendly, glow-in-the-dark, an adorable one-third their standard size, or a wicked 4 times...

Smartphone Text, Photo & Data Recovery Sticks

Paraben's Recovery Sticks for iPhone and Android claim to be able to undo your accidental or ill-advised deletion of:...

It's just what the plague doctor ordered: a curated collection of steampunk curiosities and designs. The 15 listings here sing odes to a mashup of times past, times yet to come, and a world we'll probably never see. But it's still fun to dream in eras Victorian and the Wild West meet a post-apocalyptic...

Essential Gear for a Perfect Day at the Beach

Even if it's only a day, I'd take a day at the beach right about now. But a week, or a month, at the beach would be even better. And what would I take when I take a day at the beach? Only the most essential gear...

Let's be clear: these so-called "weirdest men's grooming products" wouldn't make a single lady flinch. They could never touch the bizarre and freakish tinctures and tools women use to groom and beautify themselves (see: Pinky Queen nipple lightener [NSFW].) But for men, this collection of beard and...

The Best Safes & Stash Jars

Whether you lock it up, tuck it away, or hide it in plain sight, it's better to be safe than sorry. And it's a better safe that's going to protect you from the sorry. I'll grant, some of the best safes and stash jars...

The best boardshorts for men are board(short)ing now for summer. Whether you plan to get your surf on or stick to sunning on a sick pool lounger, you need some (very minimal) threads to assist in your chosen warm weather pastime. If you've got a lot of Dad Style in you, go ahead and keep wearing...

The Best Beach, Patio & Pool Loungers

To welcome and commemorate summer, the best season of the year, I've compiled a list of the best beach, patio & pool loungers. Because, in my opinion, there is no better way to take advantage of long, hot summer days...

What's better than a magic carpet ride? A big magical unicorn pool float. A giant pink flamingo party raft. A huge and handsome floating peacock island. All big enough to bob you and 5 of your best buds around the lake or ocean all day (all weekend! all summer!) long!...

Up in Smoke: Unique Pipes, Vapes & Smoking Gear

4/20 might be a "special interest" day for smokers and marijuana advocates, but for those who truly love smoking culture, this gallery of unique pipes, vapes, and smoking gear could be your go-to happy place all year...

Forget Halloween, these Jurassic World air-blown dinosaur costumes are #1 on my summer shopping list. T-Rex for the Jurassic World 2 release. Triceratops for San Diego Comic-Con. Blue the Velociraptor to surprise my fiancee with Cretaceous Period role playing games when she gets home from work!...

Take a Drive: Road Trip Essentials

The keys to a good drive? Check the pants you just tossed in the washer. The keys to a good road trip? Look no further than here...

Vibram, your Furoshiki wrap sneakers have floored me. See, I thought I'd pretty much covered all the wackiest (and also most visually assaulting) athletic / comfort shoes you can buy with discussions of Crosskix, KEEN UNEEK Sandals, and Teva Ember Moc S

The Best Coolers for Summer

We've had a cruel enough winter, so here's hoping for a cool, cool summer this year, starting with the best coolers to complement your camping trips, picnics, backyard BBQs, and water faring expeditions...

I rounded up some of the best BBQ gadgets out there and took them to my grill. And I said, "Hey grill, how you doin'? BBQ season is so close I can taste the smoked brisket and wet-rubbed pork - you ready to start cookin' up some fine food babies with your pitmaster?" And my grill, she blushed a charcoal-ember...

The Best Accompaniments to a Night of Netflix & Chill

Netflix & Chill. Netflix. And chiiiiillllll. The hookup term has to be one of the decade's - and maybe all of history's - best additions to Urban Dictionary. It's my own favorite catchphrase anyway. Well, favorite tied...