Entertainment

The Field Guide to Dumb Birds of North America

$10.97 from Amazon »

With his Field Guide to Dumb Birds of North America author Matt Kracht, well, takes a solid Kracht at convincing me to buy a book about a topic I'm otherwise uninterested in. Birds, bird watching, bird feeding, knowing...

World's Smallest Glo Worm

$8.73 from Amazon »

Relive your days of collecting caterpillars in bug houses and - admit it - fading into dreamland snuggling a full-size Glo Worm in the 80s - with this ultra-mini version of Hasbro's light-up plush toy. Hasbro calls it...

Nerf Fortnite Blasters

$9.99 - $49.99 from Hasbro Pulse »

Looking for gifts for fans of Fortnite (i.e., yourself)? Nerf's forthcoming line of Fortnite Blasters is up for pre-order, with dart shooters, super soakers, and Micro-Shots firing to your doorstep this spring...

Retro-Inspired Portable Briefcase Arcades

$979 - $1,300 from Etsy »

Jason of JF Cade hunts down and upcycles classic briefcases into cases for his retro-inspired portable arcades. Use an 80s era Samsonite to look like a trendsetting professional on the outside, and then pop open the front...

250 Best Meals in a Mug

$21.69 from Amazon »

I guess if I had to cook myself a meal, and I ran out of frozen meals, and Ramen meals, and cereal meals, I'd be interested in knowing how to make a meal in a mug. Bonus points to this cookbook for incorporating a microwave...

AAXA S1 - 120" Mini Projector for Nintendo Switch

$269.99 from Amazon »

It's not likely you'll find yourself screen-less with a Nintendo Switch in hand no matter where you travel. And I'm not just talking about the 6" single-player screen built into the console itself. TVs and monitors are...

Star Wars: Women of the Galaxy

$19.46 from Amazon »

Add Star Wars: Women of the Galaxy to my list of Valentine's Day gifts for her. Author Amy Ratcliffe explores sides Dark and Light, and all the female-driven galactic stories, in between in this collection of insights...

SUPERRIDE Self-Balancing Electric Unicycle

$1,399 from Amazon »

Polar vortex got your car buried under 10 feet of snow? Grab your SUPERRIDE S1000 and go all self-balancing electric unicycle on Mother Nature. No winter storm stands between you and your access to The Tamale Spaceship...

Segway Roller Skates

$399 from Amazon »

I'll bet before you saw Segway's Drift W1 eRoller Skates you thought riding a Segway couldn't get any more fun. And that the likelihood of sustaining an injury while doing it any higher. That's what I thought too, but...

Linen Art Rocking Monsters

$119.99 from Amazon »

Before we get too far into talking about these wicked kids' Rocking Monsters, maker Linen Art would like to make one thing clear: Rocking Monsters are safe! Neither Shark, nor Octopus, nor Ghost is going to eat or otherwise...

Dick Match Party Game

$20 from Amazon »

By party game, Dick Match must mean bachelorette party game. Because the last thing I want to see when I walk into a Saturday night dinner party at my wife's co-worker's house that I only agreed to go to because she said...

Abusive Birthday Balloons

$10.99 from Amazon »

The manufacturer calls these Abusive Birthday Balloons a "conversation starter." Ha! I'll say. A conversation about what a jerk whoever threw this birthday party is...

100 First Words for Little Geeks

$9.99 from Amazon »

Any geeks out there planning to have a New Year's baby this year? Any geeks out there planning to make a New Year's baby this year? 100 First Words for Little Geeks is an alphabet book for the progeny of the Potterheads...

Watercolor Brush Pens

$72.99 from Amazon »

I'm not sure combining a paintbrush and a pen, 2 instruments I'm not very skilled at using, is going to enable me to produce dashing pieces of watercolor art, but at least Genuine Crafts' Watercolor Brush Pen Set will...

Conversation Casanova

$14.99 from Amazon »

"What if you could turn any conversation from boring to 'sexual'?" Ahem, what, Conversation Casanova?! Who says the opposite of boring is sexual? And who's to say that the "boring" conversation going on is boring to the...

Honda Sound Sitter - Car Engine Noise Baby Soother

Honda's Sound Sitter, a new concept stuffed toy (yes, we live in a time where a "concept stuffed toy" is a thing) for babies and fussy kids, is powered by the idea that taking crying littles for a ride in the car helps...

PhiTOP Physics Egg

$35.95 from Amazon »

While the fidget toy fad has finally spun itself into the grave, the PhiTOP Physics Egg still merits some attention, and maybe a twist of your wrist. The ellipsoid spinner is, as its name suggests, more of a top than...

What's That Smell? Party Game

$12.72 from Amazon »

The What's That Smell? party game sounds - and probably smells - like a great way to get people not to come to your parties anymore. Well, at least 4 of the scent cards in the 48-smell deck, identified as STANK cards...

DIY Automata Paper Machines

$19.99 - $25.99 from Amazon »

Designed by Keith Newstead these DIY Automata Paper Machines are fun and educational crank mobiles that require no tools for assembly except dexterity and glue. So terrific gifts for kids 7 and up who have moderately...

Subatomic: An Atom Building Game

$34.99 from Amazon »

Hey kids, would you rather find coal or chemistry in your stocking this year? Subatomic: An Atom Building Game is another Genius Games release for STEM superstars 10 and up. The deck building card game endeavors to teach...

Dungeon in a Box RPG Subscription Box

Take your D&D fantasies a little deeper - let's say, dungeon deep - with Dungeon in a Box, a new monthly RPS subscription box developed and curated by David Crennen of Dungeons & Dragons show Crit Juice...

Monopoly for Millennials

$42.45 from Amazon »

Just glancing at the box for Monopoly for Millennials, which taunts, "Forget real estate. You can't afford it anyway," made me think it was some sort of April Fool's joke. And it only gets worse from there. Apparently...

FlipBooKit Maker Kit - DIY Hand-Cranked Movie

$44.95 from Amazon »

FlipBookit began as a low-tech DIY gadget whose stark contrast to all the hi-tech amateur image / video devices and software available only made it more charming. The company ran a crowdfunding campaign several years...

Perpetual Disappointments Diary

$8.41 from Amazon »

Despite its name the Perpetual Disappointments Diary has made my day. The satirical journal and calendar / weekly planner from Asbury & Asbury serves as a charming and funny reminder, especially at this chaotic time of...