Cool stuff for guys...
...if someone were to ask you what this was, you'd realize that we're really quite simple creatures.
As men, we like very specific things: women, beer, gear, gadgets, tools, cars, etc.
Some evil, and likely rich, genius came up with the idea to create a website that sells (with a few obvious exceptions) all the things we love.
This list is all the best sites to spend your extra cash.
Be careful though:
I only recommend visiting them after paying your rent and buying some groceries.
If you're looking for men's websites, that do more than just list products, check out this post.
13 Websites with Cool Stuff for Guys
Below, is our list of the top men's product sites. Next to each site, you'll see a few of their recent products and some of their best non-product posts.
Werd. is one of the best looking sites on the web.
They show you countless great products, all of which are backed by ridiculously high quality photos. Do you like cars? Werd's got you covered. They post plenty of badass cars, most of which you and I can't afford.
Great Non-Product Posts:
Huckberry brings the double threat: an awesome blog and great products you won't find elsewhere.
If I were to sum up Huckberry in one word, it would be an adventure. They sell products that are begging to be outside making you like Huckleberry Finn himself. I'm thinking that there's something behind the name...
3. His Potion
His Potion boasts some of the highest quality photographs on the web.
The site is the perfect mix of products, women, and generally entertaining posts. Their weekly post, the Friday Inspiration, is guaranteed to start your weekend off right.
Gamertelligence is your one-stop site for game reviews, walkthroughs, cheats, and more. If you're any kind of gamer—whether you're playing five minutes a week on Facebook or dedicating your weekends to your X Box—you can go here to find out which games are worth playing and how to play them.
Whether you're wondering about that game your friends are playing on social media or you need help getting past some big bad boss in your favorite app game, Gamertelligence can help, and keep you amused at the same time.
When you're ready to commit to a monthly subscription for something you love, it's time to take a look at the Unbox.
Unbox provides reviews and deals on some of the best subscription boxes on offer right now. Whether you want to get craft beer delivered to your home or find the best survival box for your training against the zombie apocalypse, you'll find everything on offer at Unbox.
Great Non-Product Posts:
- This is a product-focused site, but there are often deals and promos, so check back for those!
6. The Golden
We're all about dating here at Mantelligence, and if you ever want to date a girl long-term, you're going to have to invite her over at some point.
The Golden will help you find unique furniture pieces, yard and plant care tips, DIY tutorials, and other useful information that will make sure the ladies you entertain are impressed with your bachelor pad and how well you maintain it.
Great Non-Product Posts:
- The Golden is still in its early stages so be on the lookout for non-product posts in the future!
7. Cool Material
Cool Material put simply is "stuff guys want".
They bring a wide range of cool stuff for guys from tech to art. Their best post is the Tuesday Link Roundup. This links you to some of the week's best articles and photos.
8. Gadgets 4 Guys
Can you guess what their niche is? That's right: gadgets!
The vast majority of the products that Gadgets 4 Guys posts are gadgets. The best part is that you can actually afford most of the products they show! They feature a lot of tech products, but they also have plenty of other generally cool stuff for guys.
None - they stick to the products!
9. Man of Many
Man of Many comes straight from down under.
They provide everything from men's products to men's fashion. If you're like me, most of the sites you're visiting are based in the States. Man of Many brings a fresh perspective to things that you will see in their products and posts.
Great Non-Product Posts:
Uncrate in another beautifully designed website.
Their products lean on the expensive side, but that doesn't make them any less cool. They feature a lot of tech, including a plenty of new apps.
Great Non-Product Posts:
None - they stick to the products!
11. Dude I Want That
As their logo hints, Dude I Want That is a "Geek's Gift Guide."
They show a very wide range of products that cater to our inner geek. Aside from the products they post, the best part of the site is their product bios. They manage to add a humorous description to seemingly every product.
Great Non-Product Posts:
12. Joe's Daily
While Joe's does have plenty of great men's products, it also has a lot of just generally cool stuff. The site is a refreshing mix of products and entertainment.
Joe is also really active on YouTube. He puts out some very entertaining and informative videos on his feed here.
Great Non-Product Posts:
13. Bless This Stuff
"Stuff we drool about."
Bless This Stuff wins aside from the award for the best website slogan. This site is loaded with cool stuff for guys. They have a pretty wide range of products, but post a lot of techs and related gear.
None - they stick to the products!
101 Cool Things For Guys to Buy Right Now
Tech & Gear
101. Amazon Echo
Amazon Echo is a voice-activated personal assistant that allows you to control different aspects of your day-to-day life with simple voice commands. Powered by Amazon's "Alexa" voice-activated cloud service, you can ask Echo to do things like:
- Play music
- Update your schedule
- Check the weather
- Check the score of your favorite team’s game
- Virtually anything else you might need
Just turn it on and Echo can hear your commands and questions from up to 15 feet away.
Here's the bottom line:
Almost anything you can do with a computer, Alexa can do for you…all you have to do is ask.
100. EC Technology Foldable Bluetooth Keyboard
Sync the EC Technology Bluetooth keyboard to your smartphone or tablet...
...and you can instantly use a full keyboard in place of your device’s small, constrictive keyboard. When you’re done using it, fold it up and put it back in your pocket (it’s around 6” x 4” when folded).
It’s made from aircraft grade aluminum, meaning it’s not only lightweight but durable.
99. 36800mAh Portable Charger
The Mah portable charger has the highest power output of any charger currently on the market.
On one full charge, it can recharge an iPhone up to thirteen times, or two tablets at the same time.
It’s lightweight, compact and portable, making it great for travelers or people on the go.
98. ICE Orb Floating Bluetooth Speaker
This is definitely a case where form follows function.
Looking at the speaker, I’m sure you’ll agree:
This floating speaker looks awesome.
But by floating, the sound quality is also enhanced! With normal speakers, the sound waves come into direct contact with the surface the speaker is resting on. This muffles and dampens the sound.
By floating, the sound waves aren’t adversely influenced by any hard surface...
...creating a truly unique (and cool looking) sound-enhancing feature.
And it gets better:
You can even remove the orb and take it to go as a portable Bluetooth speaker.
97. Amazon Fire TV Stick
The Amazon Fire Stick plugs into the back of your TV, and allows you to watch Netflix, HULU, and HBO GO shows and movies directly on your TV.
You can store 1 GB of movies on the Fire Stick and even use it to display your phone’s screen on your TV (so you can use your useful smartphone apps on the big screen.)
Not only is the Amazon Fire stick voice activated, but it also comes with a wireless remote control (two powerful features you won’t find on the competing Chromecast).
96. LOHA Wide Angle/Macro Camera Lens Kit for iPhone/Android
The LOHA Camera Lens Kit for iPhone & Android instantly improves the quality of your smartphone’s camera.
It comes with two unique lenses (wide-angle lens and macro lens) that quickly and easily clip onto your phone’s built-in camera lens. The wide-angle lens increases the photo area by 30%, while the macro lens allows you to take photos magnified up to 10x your smartphone’s original capability.
Easily change the lenses to capture two distinct types of high-quality photos.
95. Mpow Swift Bluetooth Sport Headphones
Many people assume wireless headphones come with poor sound quality...
...and with many low cost Bluetooth headphones, that’s absolutely true.
But here’s the thing:
These Mpow headphones were designed with apt-X (which allows Bluetooth devices to stream full music files) and noise reduction technology to produce an exceptional sound quality.
They work from an impressive distance of 10 meters (about 32 feet) so you can play music from your smartphone without having to carry it around.
This far distance, combined with Mpow’s exercise-proof and sweat proof design, make them the perfect wireless headphones for working out or anyone with an active lifestyle.
94. DJI Phantom Drone V2.0
DJI is one of the top brands in the emerging drone market for two main reasons:
- Their drones are highly efficient (giving you more flight time.)
- Their drones are incredibly easy to use.
The Phantom V2.0 is DJI’s most popular model as it’s both reasonably priced and packed with features.
It can go up to 34 miles per hour and has a smart battery that provides up to 28 minutes of flight time (from an impressive range of 1000+ feet.)
The Phantom V2.0 even comes equipped with a GoPro mount... making it perfect for photography and film making.
Here's the best part:
Unlike many competing drone models, it can be flown right out of the box, with virtually no assembly.
93. Amazon Basics Indoor HDTV Antenna
So you’ve gotten rid of cable in favor of HBO Go, Hulu, and Netflix.
While you’re likely saving a lot of money...
...you've lost access to the important basic cable stations (like CNN, ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox) that bring you sports games and news shows.
Wouldn’t it be great if there were a way to get basic cable channels without having to pay cable's monthly fees?
The Amazon Basics Indoor HDTV Antenna lets you do just that.
The HDTV antenna picks up basic cable channels like CNN, ABC, CBS, NBC, and Fox… all for free. Just plug the included 18-foot coaxial cable into your TV, stick the antennae near a window, and you're ready to watch in full HD!
92. Glocalme Roaming Mobile Wi-Fi Hotspot
The Glocalme Roaming Mobile Hotspot is a powerful, portable WiFi Hotspot that allows you to connect to the internet almost anywhere in the world.
It’s powered by CloudSIM technology, which means two important things:
- You don’t need a local SIM card.
- You won’t pay data roaming fees.
Not only can you simultaneously connect up to five devices to the Glocalme via Bluetooth, you can also charge your phone from the device’s 10-hour internal power bank.
And it gets better:
With the Glocalme, there’s no monthly fee... you just pay for the data you use. The data is about the same price as it would be from your normal service provider (around $33 per 1 GB).
If you travel, the Glocalme is an absolute must-have device.
91. Dream Spa Color Changing LED Shower Head
Dream Spa created the ultimate LED shower head that’s both beautiful and highly functional.
The shower head glows a different color based on the temperature of the water:
- Flashing red=too hot
It also comes with five custom pulse settings (rain, massage, mist, economy, and water saver) that control the way you shower.
Here's the best part:
The LED lights are run by an internal power-generating turbine...
...so you’ll never need to change batteries.
90. Crosley Record Player
Record players are making a comeback for two reasons:
- They’re nostalgic and add a touch of class to any room they’re in.
- They produce a higher sound quality than today’s digital recordings.
You may be wondering:
With all of today’s modern advancements, how do record players produce a higher quality sound?
Music is added to vinyl (the material records are made from) through an analog recording. Analog produces a higher sound quality as it’s able to capture sound waves better than digital recording.
The Crosley Record Player is one of the most popular record players on the market because of its affordability and how easy it is to use.
Where most record players require you to buy an amp and speakers before you can play a record, the Crosley has both a built in tone control and full range speaker... meaning you can use it right out of the box.
At just $59... for a complete record playing solution... the Crosley is a great step into the world of vinyl.
89. Cube Digital Camcorder
At just 1 square inch (a quarter is about 1 inch wide) the Cube Digital Camcorder emphasizes the term portable.
This camera doesn't sacrifice functionality for size...
...it's capable of shooting wide-angle shots in both 780 and 1080P video.
Here's really makes the Cube a cool thing to buy:
You can mount it magnetically to just about any metal surface (think: the hood of your car, a selfie stick, your bicycle).
88. Fitbit Charge
Not only are Fitbits one of the most affordable, wearable fitness trackers on the market, but they’re also, by far, one of the easiest to use.
Strap the Fitbit Charge to your wrist and it automatically starts monitoring:
- Your heart rate
- Steps taken
- Distance covered
- Calories burned throughout the day
- Hours slept
- Quality of sleep
The Fitbit charge is one of the best and easiest tools on the market to help optimize your workout routines, your sleep patterns and your general health.
87. Fujikam Video Surveillance System
Fujikam gives you peace of mind when you leave the house…
…without the wallet-breaking price of most home-surveillance systems.
The Fujikam camera has a long list of powerful features like:
- One million pixel high-def video
- Remote pan and tilt functions
- Motion-activated sensors
- 12 IR LEDs for night vision capability
- Digital zoom
The video is saved to an internal SD card, but if you're away from home, you can live stream all your video feeds directly on your phone or tablet.
And here's the best part:
The entire system only takes about 30 minutes to set up.
86. Roadie Automatic Guitar Tuner
The Roadie Automatic Guitar Tuner is one of the quickest and most accurate guitar tuners on the market...
...but what makes it such an awesome thing to buy is how quickly and easily it tunes your instrument:
Just attach the Roadie to the peg of your guitar, strum the chord, and it automatically tunes that chord in seconds using the Roadie's built-in string winder.
Oh... and don’t worry if you’re in a loud bar or venue... the Roadie links to your smartphone and uses a special noise eliminating app to perfectly tune your instrument!
It has 8 pre-set alternative tunings, and even has the ability to create custom tunings.
85. iRobot Roomba 650 Vacuum Cleaning Robot
A vacuum on a list of cool things to buy?
Yes, and here's why:
All you have to do is press the “Clean” button on the iRobot Roomba 650...
...and then relax as this robotic vacuum cleaner automatically cleans your carpet, tile, or hardwood floors.
The Roomba 650 combines iAdapt software, sensors, and its patented 3 part cleaning system to spotlessly clean every part of your room (even areas you can’t easily reach like under the couches and beds.)
It also has Dirt Detect technology that uses acoustic sensors to find dirtier areas of your room and spend extra time cleaning them.
But here's the best part:
You can schedule the Roomba 650 to perform up to seven cleanings per week, even when you’re not home.
84. GoPro Hero
Founded in 2004, GoPro’s portable video camera exploded in popularity to become the world’s best-selling video camera.
How did GoPro do it?
Some smart marketing, a little luck and the camera’s ability to capture beautiful, and more importantly, highly immersive video.
What do I mean by immersive? Check these out:
The Hero is one of GoPro’s best-selling camera for two reasons:
- It captures GoPro’s iconically immersive video in stunning quality (it can shoot both 1080p30 and 720p60 video.)
- At just $129, it’s incredibly affordable.
You can mount your GoPro Hero to just about anything... your helmet, car, backpack, selfie stick, etc... allowing you to capture beautiful HD video of your experiences in either a first person or bird’s eye view.
83. Impossible Instant Photo Lab
The Impossible Instant Photo Lab lets you to turn photos taken with your smartphone, into beautiful, retro-style Polaroid photographs.
Just send your photos to the Photo Lab via a Bluetooth connection...
...and in seconds it will print them onto 600 series film.
If you like the nostalgic look of Polaroid photos, the Impossible Instant Photo Lab is a must-have photography tool.
Food & Drink
82. Molecular-R Gastronomy Kit
According to Dictionary.com, molecular gastronomy is “the application or study of scientific principles and practices in cooking and food preparation.”
Using it, chefs are able to manipulate the chemical and molecular properties of foods...
...to create exciting new flavors, textures and types of food.
- White Russian krispies
- Chocolate noodles
- Smoked beer
- Peanut butter and jelly caviar
This kit by Molecular-R provides home cooks with all the necessary tools to start this exciting new cooking method in their own kitchens.
81. Avalon Bay Air Fryer
The Avalon Bay Air Fryer gives you the taste and texture of fried foods...
...without the unhealthy grease and fats that come with conventional frying techniques.
To “fry” your food, it uses Rapid Air Circulation Technology. This technology combines the circulation of extremely hot air (removes fat and oils) and a special mesh metal basket (ensures that whatever you're cooking comes out extra crispy.)
Want to know the best part?
Everything is removable and dishwasher safe!
80. Corkcicle Beer Chiller (2 pack)
I think we can all agree:
Nothing is worse than warm beer.
The solution: the Corckcicle Beer Chiller.
This innovative new device attaches to your beer to keep it ice cold for well over an hour.
Just freeze the Corkcicle, secure it to the top of your beer bottle, and drink right through the top piece (called the "chillsner").
Unlike many other beer chillers out there, the Corkcicle is completely stainless steel... so it won’t water down your beer or add any metallic taste.
79. Beer of the Month Club
If you’re like me, you get sick and tired of drinking the same old beers.
What if I told you that there was a service that, each month, would send you a fresh batch of unique, high-quality beers... right to your doorstep?
Well my friend, it exists... and it's called a beer of the month club.
There are a handful of monthly beer club to choose from, depending on your tastes:
- Rare, hard-to-find beers: The Rare Beer Club
- Award-winning, domestic craft brews: The U.S. Microbrewed Beer Club
- International, exotic beers: The International Beer Club
If you, or someone you know, loves beer, joining a beer of the month club is a game changer.
78. Bakers Edge Brownie Tin
Everyone knows that the edge of the brownie is the best part.
With this specially designed non-stick cast aluminum brownie tray, each brownie is a perfectly cooked, delicious edge piece.
77. Cuisine Prefere Stainless Steel Cocktail Kit
The Cuisine Prefere Stainless Steel Cocktail Kit is a complete, all-in-one cocktail making kit.
It comes with all of the essential tools for cocktail making including:
- Mixing wand
The Cuisine Prefere Stainless Steel Cocktail Kit even comes with a storage rack so it doubles as a beautiful accent piece when not in use.
76. Mr. Beer Premium Gold Edition Home Brewing Kit
What if I told you that you could brew delicious craft beer right from your own home?
With the Mr. Beer Gold Edition Home Brewing Kit, you can!
This robust starter kit gives you everything you need to brew up to 4 gallons of beer:
- 2-gallon reusable, shatter resistant keg
- 11, 740ml reusable plastic bottles
- First time, step-by-step brewing instructions and DVD
- Ingredients for make two different batches of beer
And here's best part of this cool thing to buy:
All the components in the kit are completely reusable... all you need to do is buy new ingredients.
75. Cave Tools Pulled Pork Shredder Claws
Besides making you look like Wolverine, the most obvious and useful feature of these claws is their ability to quickly shred meat.
Shredding a whole pork shoulder (something that would normally take twenty minutes with two forks) is done in less than five with the Cave Tools Shredder Claws.
These shredder claws even double as heat resistant extensions of your hands... allowing you to easily grab and transport large, hot cuts of meat from your stove, oven or grill.
74. Corkcicle Whiskey Wedge
So... you want your whiskey chilled but you don’t want its flavor diluted?
Traditionally to chill whiskey, you add ice... but eventually that ice melts, which waters down your whiskey and dilutes its flavor.
The Whiskey Wedge was designed to prevent this from happening...
...by forming a huge ice wedge on one side of the glass. This giant cube melts much, much slower than individual ice cubes... effectively chilling your whiskey without ruining its flavor.
If you, or someone you know, loves whiskey, the Whiskey Wedge is a must have.
73. Hamilton Beach Breakfast Sandwich Maker
We all know that breakfast sandwiches are delicious...
...but we also all know they take forever to prepare and are a pain to cook.
So, to make breakfast sandwiches easy, some mad genius at Hamilton Beach created the Hamilton Beach Breakfast Sandwich Maker.
This incredible invention completely simplifies the breakfast sandwich making process...
...and produces a tasty, custom breakfast sandwich in just 5 minutes.
Here's how it works:
Choose your bread, insert eggs into the special tray, layer on any other toppings you want (like cheese, ham, onion, etc.), close it and push start. In under five minutes... you'll have a delicious breakfast sandwich.
But here's what makes it really cool:
All of its parts are easily removable and completely dishwasher safe.
72. James Scott 5 PC Crystal, Whiskey, Decanter Bar Set
Decanters are a must have for any whiskey enthusiast for two main reasons:
- They allow your liquor to breath, which can significantly enhance its flavor.
- They're a great way to display your bourbon, whiskey, wine, or scotch.
This James Scott whiskey bar set comes with one 750 ml decanter and four double Old Fashioned glasses. All the pieces are handcrafted and made of crystal (not glass like you’ll find in cheaper sets).
And when it's not in use, it acts as a beautiful accent piece to your bar or study.
71. Smart Planet Twinkie Maker
Twinkies are one of the most delicious and best “guilty pleasure” foods out there…
…and now you can make them in your own home in just seven minutes.
Turn on the Smart Planet Twinkie, pour in the mix, and in minutes you have six delicious Twinkies.
The Smart Planet even comes with a recipe book that includes everything from the classic Twinkie recipe to a red velvet Twinkie recipe!
70. Oggi Moscow Mule Copper Mugs
Fun fact: Copper is used in things like wires because it's an excellent conductor.
Besides conducting electricity, copper also conducts temperature... meaning copper mugs, like these Oggi mugs, are great for keeping cocktails cool...
...and a must for classic cocktails like the Moscow mule.
These Oggi Moscow Mule Copper Mugs incredibly affordable (just $12 per mug), and with their clean, polished finish and simple design, make a great accent piece for your home bar.
69. Beer Loft Magnetic Hanger
It’s the age-old problem:
Buying beer and then having no room in the fridge to store it.
The Beer Loft uses extra-strength, bull magnets to store up to 6 additional brews on the inside ceiling of your fridge (a space that you obviously couldn’t use before.)
With all that extra space you can store more stuff in your fridge... like beer.
68. Wine Enthusiast Allure Aerating Decanter
Decanting red wine is hugely important for two reasons:
- It gently and thoroughly aerates your wine, allowing it to open up. This adds oxygen to the wine and can improve its flavor and aroma.
- Some wines, like port and aged red wines, contain sediments (which have a bitter, astringent taste.) By slowly pouring wine into a decanter, you leave all the sediment behind... allowing you to fully appreciate the subtle flavors the wine has to offer.
Unlike most wine decanters, the Wine Enthusiast Allure Aerating Decanter is made with rippled glass.
Why does this matter?
As you pour your wine into the decanter, the ripples force the wine to spin and turn. This moves and mixes the wine, hugely improving the aeration process.
The Wine Enthusiast decanter even has an angled mouth to give you a drip-less pour.
67. The Complete Beer Course
The craft beer scene can be intimidating:
Not only are there seemingly endless styles of beer available...
...but there is also a specialized set of lingo and vocabulary.
This beer guide takes all of the confusion out of the craft beer scene by breaking down the ingredients, flavors, and brewing processes behind all the popular styles of beer.
It's broken down into a set of classes... with a class for each style of beer.
Read a little on a style, go out and purchase that style, and read the rest of the section as you enjoy the beer.
66. Himalayan Pink Salt Tequila Shot Glasses
Tequila without salt is like Halloween without candy.
Whether you prefer to sip your tequila, or take it as a shot, these Himalayan Pink Salt glasses add the perfect amount of salt to every sip (or shot) of tequila you take.
65. Preston Microwave Bacon Cooker
Everyone loves bacon...
...but a lot of people choose not to cook it at home for two main reasons:
- Cooking it is messy and disposing the fat is a pain.
- It’s unhealthy and contains a lot of bad fats
The unique design of the Preston Microwave Bacon Cooker eliminates these two problems:
Solution to First Problem:
Add up to ten slices of bacon to the Preston, throw it in the microwave and in minutes you have delicious bacon. Clean up is easy:
- The 2-inch deep bottom tray collects all the fat for easy disposal.
- Everything is dishwasher safe
Solution to Second Problem:
Its special racks lift the bacon above the microwave plate...
...letting the grease drip down and away from your bacon.
Now... here's the bottom line:
With the Preston, you get healthier, tasty bacon with an easy clean up.
64. Bellvanti Premium Whiskey Stones
So... you want your whiskey chilled but you don’t want to dilute its flavor... and you don’t want any ice in it. The answer:
Bellvanti’s Premium Whiskey Stones.
The Bellvanti stones are made of 100% soapstone which helps them to stay cool for more than an hour... that’s longer than ice cubes, without any flavor dilution.
The set comes with nine stones, a drawstring bag (which is great for freezer storage) and a lifetime guarantee.
63. De’Longhi EC15 Espresso and Cappuccino Maker
The De’Longhi EC15 is the best at-home espresso machine on the market.
It’s compact. It’s highly affordable. It works really, really well.
Unlike machines like Keurig and Nespresso, the De’Longhi comes with a bar pump. This allows you to make a wide range of espresso drinks:
- Espresso (duh)
And it gets better:
The EC15 has a patented dual-function filter holder...
...so you can use either ground coffee or pods (used by machines like Nespresso and Keurig.)
62. Wine of the Month Club
To most of us, the world of wine seems complex and overwhelming:
Not only does wine have its own confusing lingo (terms like “Riesling” and “tannin”)...
...but there are also countless types of wine, a very wide range of wine qualities and a special set of knowledge to fully appreciate wine.
Here’s the thing:
Depending on your tastes, there are countless clubs to choose from:
- You’re not sure what wine types you like: Wall Street Journal Wines
- You prefer trying a wide range of new and unique wine: Plonk Wine Club
- You like wines from small, family run vineyards: The California Wine Club
They’re an incredible gift to buy for anyone who loves wine (including yourself).
61. Meat: Everything You Need to Know
If you want to become a better chef... one of the most important things to master is cooking meat.
As I’m sure you know, cooking meat can be intimidating:
- There are multiple types of meat (chicken, steak, etc.),
- each with their own cuts (flank, fillet, sirloin), and
- there are a handful of cooking techniques to choose from and to master (grilling, roasting, pan frying).
To take the stress out of preparing meat, Pat LaFreida created Meat: Everything You Need to Know.
In his book, he shares his 30+ years of experience through an incredibly comprehensive, 256 page, full-color guide. It will teach you both basic and advanced techniques and information like:
- How to identify each and every different cut of veal, pork, lamb, beef, and chicken.
- How to cook different types of meat.
- How to dry age meat.
- How to order different cuts of meat from a deli or butcher.
And it gets better:
LaFreida included detailed, step-by-step instructions to prepare seventy-five of his family’s best recipes.
60. Spin Chill Portable Drink Chiller
We’ve all been there:
You want your beverage to be cold... but you don’t want to wait.
With the Spin Chill Portable Drink Chiller, you don’t have to... it cools any drink in a can or bottle in minutes.
Here's how it works:
The Spin Chill continuously spins your beverage in cold water or ice to significantly speeds up cooling your beverage because:
- It allows your beverage to be cooled evenly from every angle.
- It gently circulates the already cooler liquid, distributing it throughout the can or bottle
The Spin Chill is wireless, waterproof, and will never cause your drink to foam or fizz.
59. Bodum Eileen French Press Coffee Maker
If you love coffee, and you love the flavor of coffee...
...you need to try coffee made with a French press.
Unlike a common electronic coffee machine, a French press doesn't use a paper filter (which soaks up some of the coffee beans' flavorful oils.)
This means that when you use a French press...
...you get coffee that is richer, more flavor and slightly thicker than water.
This stylish gold-plated French press, from Bodum, is great, and such a cool thing to buy, for three reasons:
- It brews your coffee in just 4 minutes (much faster than a traditional French press.)
- All its parts are removable and completely dishwasher safe,
- The carafe (that part that holds your coffee) is made out of glass... not plastic.
58. Powerup 3.0 Remote-Controlled Paper Airplane
When I was younger, I remember spending hours with my dad making paper airplanes... trying to see who could make the one that went the furthest.
Here's the thing:
If only I had the Powerup 3.0, I would have won every time.
This easy-to-use electronic motor clips onto any paper airplane, instantly turning it into a smartphone-controllable drone.
And it gets better:
Not only is the Powerup 3.0 a ton of fun...
...it’s also educational:
Experiment with different airplane designs, to teach your kids lessons in physics, technology, and the science of flight.
57. Death Wish World's Strongest Coffee
Death Wish Coffee is said to be the “World’s Strongest Coffee.”
It’s made from Robusta coffee beans... which are much higher in caffeine than the traditional Arabica coffee bean.
This, combined with Death Wish’s unique bean roasting process, produces a coffee that contains 200% more caffeine than your average cup of coffee.
Death Wish’s high caffeine content isn’t the only thing that makes it a great coffee:
- It’s fair trade and USDA certified organic.
- It’s brewed in micro batches… meaning when you order it, you’re getting coffee beans that were roasted less than a week ago.
- It has a dark, rich, bold flavor (that’s not bitter from the high caffeine levels.)
And the best part?
If you aren’t totally impressed with your coffee, Death Wish will refund your money 100%. No questions asked.
Side note: Like I mentioned above, this is said to be the “World’s Strongest Coffee.” If you don’t have a high tolerance for caffeine, be careful drinking Death Wish.
56. Duck Hunt Flask
How can you improve the simple, effective design of a flask?
Make it look like one of the original and most iconic Nintendo games: Duck Hunt.
This flask is fun. It’s quirky. It’s an incredible gift to buy for anyone who’s lived in the 80’s or the 90’s.
55. World's Largest Reese's Peanut Butter Cups
Do you or someone you know love Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups? Are you sick and tired of the tiny, 0.75 ounce, Reese’s sold in stores?
Well... for peanut butter cup lovers everywhere... Reese’s created a massive, 8-ounce, peanut butter cup (over 10 times the size of the original).
They’re the world’s largest Reese's Peanut Butter Cups... and while they come in the familiar orange packaging, these bad boys weigh over one pound!
54. Lego Architect Series
Here’s something we can both agree on:
When you were a kid, Legos were a ton of fun.
The Lego Architect Series brings that same nostalgic fun for adults by giving them more grown-up themes to build like:
The Architect series is a great option if you’re looking for a fun, unique, and nostalgic gift for adults (and children).
53. Luckies of London Scratch Off Map
The Luckies of London Scratch Off Map is a must have for any traveler.
Every country on the Luckies of London map has a thin coating covering it. Each time you visit a new country, you scratch off the coating covering that country on the map (like you would a scratcher lottery ticket.)
Every country is color coded so the more you travel... the more colorful your map gets!
The bottom line:
This map is a fun and beautiful way to showcase, and keep track of, all the countries and places you’ve visited.
52. Mini Ballista Kit
Time for a quick history lesson:
A ballista was a large weapon used in ancient warfare to throw giant bolts or stones at opposing armies and fortresses.
This Mini Ballista Kit from Abong is small enough to fit on your desk and can accurately fire wood pellet over 35 feet.
It's the perfect weapon to wage "war" on your friends or coworkers.
51. The Big Bad Book of Bill Murray
Bill Murray is one of the most iconic and talented actors of our time.
He's famous for his work on Saturday Night Live, and movies like Groundhog Day, Caddyshack, and Lost in Translation.
But here's the thing:
While I'm sure you’ve seen his movies...
...the best parts of Murray’s career are the stories and anecdotes behind the movies (which, in Murray style are hilarious.)
During a career peak, just after releasing Lost in Translation, Bill accidentally agreed to be the voice of Garfield in Garfield: The Movie. Murray thought the movie’s director was the critically acclaimed Joel Coen (producer of Fargo) and not the light comedy producer Joel Cohen (producer of Cheaper By The Dozen).
The book has 272 pages full of stories, picture and quotes from Murray’s one-of-a-kind career.
50. Go Away Funny Glass Coffee Mug
This oversized, glass coffee mug is for everyone who isn’t a “morning person”.
It’s playfully marked with three levels that describe how ready you are for human interaction:
- Go Away,
- Not Yet, and
- How Can I Help You.
It's a great gift to buy for a coworker, boss, or family member who appreciates the importance of a good cup of coffee.
49. Power A MOGA Mobile Gaming System Controller
In the past 10 years, mobile game apps have come a long way...
...but there’s still one big frustration when playing them:
You’re forced to use your smartphone’s small screen and limited control options to play.
To create a hugely better smartphone gaming experience, Power A created the MOGA video game controller.
Simply attach the controller to your smartphone and you instantly get all the controls found on standard gaming controllers:
- Analog sticks
- Shoulder triggers
- Multiple action buttons
The MOGA comes with an adjustable bracket that fits all smartphones... no matter how large or small.
48. Bubble Calendar
Few things in life are as satisfying as popping bubble wrap...
....and this wall calendar lets you to do it every single day.
The bubbles are made from extra heavy material to ensure the perfect pop, every time.
And it gets better:
The calendar is huge. So... after you’ve gotten your bubble-popping fix... you can write notes and reminders to stay organized.
47. Abolish Sleevery Tank Top
There was a poll on Reddit that asked the age-old question:
“If all U.S. Presidents, at the age they were elected, were told to fight each other to the death, who would win?”
The winner was no surprise:
The 16th President of the United States of America, Abraham Lincoln. Maybe that's why he's so jacked on this fun tank top?
46. Joylabz Makey Makey
The Joylabz Makey Makey turns any object into an electronic touchpad that you can use to control games, instruments or just about any electronic devices.
The Makey Makey is much more easily understood when you see it in action:
The bottom line?
Makey Makey is an incredibly fun science experiment, that doesn’t require any programming or coding knowledge, with endless possibilities.
45. Bug-A-Salt 2.0
Here’s something we can both agree on:
When bugs and spiders fly and crawl around your home, it’s gross and annoying.
To help you kill insects from a distance, Skell created the Bug-A-Salt 2.0 (get it... bug assault). This handheld salt gun works by accurately shooting a small burst of salt at the bugs... which instantly kills them from up to 4 feet away.
It requires no batteries, and gives you whopping eighty shots before needing to be reloaded.
44. Miniature Wood Pallet Coasters (set of 4)
Do you love pallets?
No... Well, wouldn’t you love to protect your table and rest your beverages on these fun miniature wooden pallets?
A list of cool stuff to buy would be horribly incomplete without these unique, fun coasters. They’re 1/10th the size of an actual pallet, made from high-quality compressed fiberboard and a one-of-a-kind addition to any table.
43. Cards Against Humanity
If you haven’t played, or heard of, Cards Against Humanity...
...it’s essentially a dirty version of Apples to Apples.
Here's how it works:
In each round, one player (the card Czar) draws and plays a black card with a question on it. The other players then respond by playing their best white answer card. The card Czar then reads all the combinations aloud, and picks the funniest one.
In his new self-produced album, Kayne West raps over the sounds of...
- Powerful Thighs
- Sexy Pillow Fights
- Kayne West
- My Humps
It’s great for parties or any time you want to play a hilarious and incredibly fun game.
42. The 4-Hour Work Week
Have you ever dreamed escaping your 9 to 5, being your own boss, or travelling and working from anywhere in the world?
Well... Not only is The 4-Hour Work Week your answer, it’s your blueprint.
This famous book, by serial entrepreneur, Timothy Ferris is one of the most frequently recommended must-read books by other successful entrepreneurs:
- Ramit Sethi: I Will Teach You To Be Rich (his recommendation)
- D Roth: Get Rich Slowly (his recommendation)
- Stefan Pylarinos: Project Life Master (his recommendation)
Whatever your professional goals, The 4-Hour Work Week gives you a highly actionable and practical framework to achieve them.
41. HICKIES Elastic Lacing System
Replace the laces on any of your shoes with a set of HICKIES...
...and you'll instantly turn them into a slip on.
HICKIES are easy to install, inexpensive and made of a custom blend of elastic co polymers that allow them to stretch and contract while keeping a snug and comfortable fit.
Plus... each pack comes with 14 HICKIES... more than enough for a single pair of shoes.
40. MKTRENDZ 8 in 1 Super Opener
The MKTRENDZ 8 in 1 Super Opener is the ultimate opening tool for your kitchen or bar.
By using the Super Opener’s pressure release tool, you’ll be able to open extremely tight fitting lids... with ease.
In addition to lids, it can also open:
- Wine bottles
- Beer bottles
- Cans with pull tabs
- Medicine bottles
The bottom of the Super Opener even acts as a lid for any 12-ounce can, so you can save your carbonated beverage for later without having it go flat.
39. Clark’s Bushacre 2 Dessert Boots
Boots on a list of cool things to buy?
Absolutely... here’s why:
First, no man’s wardrobe is complete without a pair of stylish, timeless and durable boots.
Second, Clark’s Bushacre 2 Dessert Boots are cool because they're a classic chukka style boot. The chukka can adapt to whatever look you’re going for... from polished and elegant to relaxed and comfortable
The Bushacre’s high-quality design and construction give you the look of a much more expensive pair of boots, at a much lower price point. Plus, they come in a variety of different colors and variations of leather, so you can match them to your specific wardrobe.
Here’s the best part:
They’re designed to last. A pair should last you for about 3 years.
38. Gentleman Jon Complete Wet Shave Kit
Today, most men shave using the combination of aerosol shaving cream and a safety razor...
...but back in the day, wet shaving was once how every man shaved.
Recently, wet shaving has exploded in popularity because of its three big advantages:
Advantage #1: In the long run, it’s much, much cheaper.
Advantage #2: Wet shaving creams and soaps aren’t made with as many harmful chemicals as their aerosol counterparts... meaning that they’re better for both your skin and the environment.
Advantage #3: Wet shaving is less irritating to your skin and is less likely to cause ingrown hairs.
This complete kit from Gentleman Jon gives you everything you need to get started wet shaving:
- High-quality safety razor
- Badger hair shave brush
- Sandalwood shave soap
- Alum block (used as an aftershave to fight razor burn)
- Stainless steel shave bowl
- 5 Astra razor blades
At just $45, this is one of the highest-quality, most comprehensive wet shaving kits available.
37. BACtrack Smartphone Breathalyzer
A portable breathalyzer is perhaps the most important investment you can make for yourself or someone you love on this entire list of cool stuff to buy.
Now... just to be sure we’re on the same page:
A breathalyzer is an electronic device that measures your blood alcohol concentration (you’re legally drunk at a 0.08 BAC).
The BACtrack is one of the best portable breathalyzers for three main reasons:
- Incredibly accurate - It uses Xtend Fuel Cell Sensor technology (the same technology used by law enforcement and hospitals.)
- Powerful companion app – The breathalyzer wirelessly connects to BACtrack’s free app which saves and tracks your BAC over time.
- ZeroLine technology – It can even estimate when your BAC will return back to 0.00%
You might be wondering:
Why do I need to own my own breathalyzer?
Owning your own breathalyzer will allow you to test your BAC before you get behind the wheel... so you’ll never have to guess if you’re safe to drive again.
36. Kelvin 21 in 1 MultiTool
This robust multitool from Kelvin puts all of a homeowner's most essential tools into the palm of your hand.
It’s portable (it easily fits in your pocket) and has 21 important tools:
- Hammering surface
- Flat and Phillips head screw drivers
- Measuring tape
It’s an all-in-one toolbox replacement making it perfect multitool for your kitchen drawer, office or car.
35. Scorch Torch Skyline Triple Jet Cigar Lighter
The Scorch Torch is a compact, lightweight torch that combines an electronic ignition and three powerful jet flames to light your cigar even in the strongest winds.
It has a punch cutter tool (to cut the tip of your cigar before lighting), comes with a free velvet gift pouch and is backed by a one year hassle-free warranty.
The Scorch Torch is a complete, all-in-one tool and the perfect gift for any cigar enthusiast.
34. Orient EM65009D Automatic Diver Watch
Automatic watches are a classically masculine and timeless accessory for men’s wrists.
Unlike the more common quartz watches (which are usually powered by batteries), automatic watches are powered by your movements and their internal moving parts (like springs and gears).
They can get expensive... like thousands of dollars expensive.
But here's the thing:
At just $172, the Orient EM65009D Diver Watch is one of highest-quality, entry-level automatic watches you can buy.
It's one of Orient’s most popular models for two reasons:
- Its highly durable design – with proper care, this watch will work for years.
- Stylish design – it was made to look great with both casual and formal attire.
If you’re looking for a new watch... this is the one.
33. Man Up! 367 Skills for the Modern Guy
Man Up!, from Paul O’Donnell, teaches guys the essential skills they need to be a modern man.
This 336-page book combines easy-to-follow explanations with step-by-step, minimalist drawings to teach you how to do things like:
- Throw a punch
- Measure and cut a piece of wood
- Hold a baby
- Tap a keg
It’s a great gift for any guy... no matter what his age.
32. Keen Canvas Santa Cruz CVO Sneaker
Like boots, a good pair of canvas sneakers are a must have in every man's wardrobe.
Not only do these shoes look great... they’re also incredibly comfortable.
They’re lightweight and breathable (so your feet will stay cool) and have a memory foam foot bed to stand on (so your feet will be relaxed and comfortable.)
And here's the great thing about the Keen brand:
They're known for fitting true to size... so there’s no size concerns when ordering online.
31. Statgear Auto Rescue Tool
No one expects they’ll be in a car crash…
…but if it unfortunately happens, it’s important to be prepared.
The Statgear Auto Rescue Tool is a multitool designed by a New York City Paramedic as a complete auto rescue tool. It’s equipped with several critical tools:
- A spring-loaded window puncher (allowing you to easily smash windows)
- Stainless steel seatbelt cutter
- Large, stainless steel serrated blade
- LED flashlight.
Like the JUNO JUMPR Portable Jump Starter, the Statgear Auto Resuce Tool is a must have for car safety.
30. Pick Punch Guitar Pick Maker
All guitar players know:
Just like socks, guitar picks inevitably go missing.
With Pick Punch, not only will you always have a guitar pick, but you’ll also never have to buy one again.
Pick Punch works just like a hole punch:
Choose any thin, semi-hard material (like an old credit card) and Pick Punch will transform it into a perfectly shaped 351 guitar pick.
Unlimited... one-of-a-kind guitar picks.
29. MoMA Perpetual Calendar
The MoMA Perpetual Calendar turns your boring wall calendar into a piece of... well... modern art.
It beautifully tracks the date either mounted on your wall (mounting hardware is included) or freestanding on your desk, table, or shelf.
And the best part:
Since it has no moving parts, and is made from high-quality injection molded plastic, the MoMA Perpetual Calendar should last for years.
28. mStand Ergonomic Laptop Stand
Here’s something we can all agree on:
Laptops are great. They’re lightweight, they’re portable...
...but the fact that you have to crane your neck to see them is a huge drawback.
Doctors and physical therapists say that repetitive, prolonged slouching can cause the space between your back’s discs to narrow. This, in turn, can cause nerve irritation and pain in your neck.
To save your neck, Rain Design created the mStand Ergonomic Laptop Stand.
This simple device raises your laptop up to eye level (5.9 inches)... so you’re not forced to crane your neck to see your screen.
This simply adjustment significantly reduces the stress and strain on your neck.
And it gets better:
The mStand's tilt design brings your screen closer and even improves airflow around your laptop (which prevents overheating and extends the life of your laptop.)
27. JOBY GripTight GorillaPod Smartphone Tripod Stand
The JOBY Griptight GorillaPod Stand is an extremely versatile and portable tripod stand for your smartphone.
You can use it like a traditional tripod… or you can wrap its three bendable legs around trees, poles, or even your arm to take more stable photos wherever you go.
Pro tip: Take your smartphone photography to a whole new level, by pairing the JOBY Griptight Gorillapod Stand with the LOHA Camera Lenses.
26. JUNO JUMPR Portable Battery Jump Starter
With the JUNO JUMPR, you can quickly jump your dead car or motorcycle battery... without needing another car.
Its powerful 12 volts of output can jump a completely dead battery in seconds.
And the best part?
The Juno JUMPR is about the size of an iPhone. Jump your car, and when you’re done, just slip it back into your pocket (or glove box).
It can even charge your cell phone, tablet, or anything else that has a USB hookup.
25. GearWrench Gimbal Ratchet
Think of the Gimbal Wrench like an updated and upgraded version of a socket wrench.
Instead of having the large, clunky handle of a socket wrench...
...the Gimbal uses a 72-tooth ratcheting mechanism. Not only does this allow you to use it in small, spaces like engine bays or behind appliances, it also helps you tighten or loosen bolts with ease.
Think about it like this:
If you can fit your hand in the space, you can probably fit the Gimbal Ratchet.
24. Cool Mist Portable Humidifier
Humidifiers increase the humidity level in the air by turning water into vapor.
Here’s the thing:
- Help you heal faster from colds and allergies
- Ease asthma
- Alleviate snoring
- Support skin health
Unlike most humidifiers, at 4.8 ounces and just 6 inches long, the Cool Mist is extremely portable.
Here's how it works:
Drop it in any container of water (like a glass of water), plug it into a usb charger (like your laptop or your iPhone charger) and turn it on.
The Cool Mist Humidifier is portable, easy to use and, at $19, ridiculously affordable.
23. The Original Shot Flask
Flasks are great for taking your favorite liquor on the go...
...but I think we can all agree:
Drinking from a flask is not so great.
The Original Shot Flask comes with a collapsible, 8 ounce, shot glass that screws into the side of the flask.
When you want a drink, just unscrew the shot glass, pour in your favorite liquor from the flask, and enjoy.
22. Oregon Scientific Atomic Projection Clock
This Atomic Projection Clock brightly projects the current time onto any wall or ceiling.
Oregon Scientific used extra-large numbers and a soft, glowing red font to help you easily read the time from any spot or angle in your room.
It has a standard, backlit, display that shows the time, date and alarm settings, and will even automatically set the time based on the U.S. Atomic Clock.
This Oregon Scientific Automatic Projection Clock offers a unique and easy way to read the time.
21. Just the Ticket: Ticket Stub Organizer
Just the Ticket is photo album meets scrapbook... designed specifically for your ticket stubs.
It's the best way to remember and showcase all the concerts, sporting events, shows, and festivals you’ve attended.
It has 80 clear plastic sleeves... to display 80 ticket stubs... that are each lined with paper inserts to write down notes and memories about the ticket stub.
Keep it on a coffee table or dresser, and flip back through years of concerts and other events with friends and family.
20. Bespoke Post
What makes Bespoke Post different is that, each month, the box they send you focuses on a different central theme.
One month you might get a box filled with wet shaving supplies, the next you get a complete BBQ kit, and the next an in-depth beer appreciate kit.
Each month is a new surprise.
Not only is this really exciting...
...but it also allows you to try out a bunch of new, different manly goods each month.
It’s one of the easiest gifts you can buy for men (including yourself).
PS: Bespoke Post was listed as one of our 10 best websites for men.
19. Orblue Bag Heat Sealer
The average American household throws away $640 worth of food each year.
And a great way to save money on wasted food, is by using a heat sealer. Now... while most heat sealers are expensive and clunky... the Orblue Bag Heat Sealer is just $12 and fits in the palm of your hand.
Here’s how it works:
Just turn on the Orblue Bag Sealer, let it quickly heat up, then slide it across the open end of the bag that you want to seal. When you slide the Orblue, heat will create an airtight seal to keep your food fresher for longer.
The Orblue even comes with a 100% lifetime guarantee. If anything happens to your heat sealer, they’ll give you a full refund and ship you a new item.
We’ve all been there:
You’ve got a big meeting... you’re late... and your keys have mysteriously gone missing.
With the Tile, you’ll never again lose important items like your keys, wallet and cell phone.
Just stick a Tile on an item, like your key chain, and you’ll instantly be able to:
- See the item on Tile’s free app.
- Press a button and have the attached Tile emit a loud, 90-decibel sound, to help you find the item.
But what if you lost your phone... you can't use the app?
No problem. Just press your Tile and your lost phone will ring... even if it’s on silent.
17. Seiko SNK807 Automatic Field Watch
Like the Orient Diver Watch above, the Seiko 5 is an automatic watch powered by springs, gears and the movement of your wrist.
This SNK807 is one of the most popular entry-level automatic watches on the market for two reasons:
- At $63, it’s ridiculously affordable for such a high-quality automatic watch.
- It was made with the simple yet highly stylish field watch design.
And the best part of this cool thing to buy?
The Seiko SNK807 features a see-through back so you can watch the mechanical movement at work.
16. Tool Logic Credit Card Companion
The Tool Logic Credit Card Companion is a credit card shaped multitool... that’s slim enough to easily fit into your wallet...
...while still holding 9 essential tools:
- Detachable, serrated SOG knife
- Bottle opener
Unlike many mutlitools, that have a cheap, low-quality blade, the Credit Card Companion is made with an actual SOG blade (a company known for their high-caliber blades.)
15. Urban Shelf
With the Urban Shelf you can instantly add a nightstand or side table to your bed or couch.
There's only one step to setting it up:
Just slide the Urban Shelf under your mattress or cushion... and you’re done.
It even comes integrated with two cord holder (perfect for your phone or tablet charger.)
14. PocketMonkey Wallet MutliTool
The PocketMonkey is smaller than a credit card, just as thin, and is perhaps the most compact wallet multitool available.
Even though the PocketMonkey is compact, it still comes loaded with 12 important tools:
- A bottle opener
- A Measuring stick
- A storage notch to wrap your headphones around
- 6 hex wrenches
- 3 screwdriver heads
It’s 100% stainless steel and is even TSA-compliant.
Outdoors, Camping & Emergencies
13. Mpow Armor Portable Bluetooth Speaker
The Mpow Armor is all you can ask for in a Bluetooth speaker:
- Exceptional Sound Quality - It’s equipped with a 5W driver and bass radiator.
- Cuts Through Ambient Noise – Enjoy clear music, even in noisy environments.
- Durable – The Armor is shockproof, dust proof and water resistant.
- Long Battery Life – The battery offers up to 10 hours of continuous playtime.
And get this:
In the case of an emergency, it has a backup power supply that can charge your phone via USB.
12. The Friendly Swede Survival Grenade
The Friendly Swede Survival Grenade is a tiny 5.5-inch bundle that holds all the essential tools you need to survive outdoors for an extended period of time.
Packed into the Survival Grenade are 11 crucial survival tools like:
- Fishing hooks and line
- Eye knife
- A 500-pound paracord
- A fire starting kit
It's perfect for camping and hiking trips… or to throw in your car's glove box. Like all survival gear, you hope you don't need it….
…but in the case of an emergency, you'll be glad you have it.
11. Nemo Helio Pressure Shower
The Nemo Helio is a pressurized, gravity-fed shower that uses the heat from the sun to warm your water.
Maybe you’ve used gravity-powered portable showers before that just drip water...
...but the Nemo Helio is different:
Its unique design, combined with an easy-to-use foot pump, provide up to 7 minutes of constant, steady pressure.
Just fill the Helio bag (up to 11 liters), let it heat up in the sun or over a campfire, hang it (somewhere higher than your height), and you’re ready.
It’s a must have for campers, festivalgoers, beach bums and anyone who needs to clean off while away from home.
10. Smith's Portable Knife Sharpener
The Smith’s Portable Knife Sharpener allows you to quickly sharpen dull knives when you're on the go (like during camping and fishing trips, or while you’re working outside.)
It has two key features:
- Two different pre-set sharpening grooves to tackle common straight edge knives.
- A tapered round rod attachment that allows you to sharpen knives with grooves or hooks.
When you're done sharpening, the Smith's Portable Knife Sharpener is small enough to throw in your pocket, tool box or tackle box. It's easy to use, extremely versatile, highly portable, and a great gift to buy for anyone uses a knife for work or while enjoying the outdoors.
9. Etón American Red Cross MICROLINKFR160 Weather Radio
During a disaster or emergency situation, it's incredibly important to have access to updates from local authorities.
They might tell you to stay in your home (for example, because another storm or aftershock is coming) or they might tell you that there's emergency relief and supplies at a specific location.
Here's the problem:
Cell phone reception and power often go down during disaster and emergency situations... meaning you don't have access to your normal means of communication and information.
This is why an essential part of any emergency pack is an AM/FM/NOAA radio.
To produce MICROLINKFR160, Etón teamed up with the American Red Cross.
It has all the crucial features and a few extras:
- Access to AM/FM and NOAA weatherband
- Solar powered with hand crank tool in case there is no sunlight
- USB device charger
- 3 powerful LED flashlights
Like the LifeStraw, the MICROLINKFR160 is one of the most important tools to have for emergency preparedness.
8. Signstek Solar Powered Glass Brick
Signstek Solar Powered Glass Bricks immediately add light to a dark path or step in a stylish and unique fashion.
They were designed to look great as a paver (as shown in the photo) or as an accent piece (for example, on top of a step). They're made with heavy, tempered glass, are completely waterproof, and 100% solar powered.
And here's the best part:
Signstek Glass Bricks automatically power on at dusk… and off at dawn.
7. ThorFire Portable Crank Lantern
The ThorFire Portable Crank Lantern is a powerful, versatile LED lantern and flashlight that’s great for camping, hiking and in case of an emergency.
The ThorFire has different settings depending on how you want to use it:
- High setting - lights up an entire room.
- Low setting - great for reading in the dark.
- Flashlight mode - collapse the ThorFire and it turns the bright lantern into a concentrated flashlight.
But here's the thing that really makes this such a cool thing to buy:
It will never run out of power.
If the battery dies and you don't have anywhere to plug it in, you can charge it with the hand crank. The hand crank can even charge a cell phone in an emergency.
6. Zippo Hand Warmer
Hand warmers are essential in cold climates...
...but here's the problem:
Most hand warmers use a chemical reaction to produce heat... that only lasts a few hours. Once the reaction is complete, you're out of heat and the hand warmer immediately becomes trash.
Now here's the great part about the Zippo Hand Warmer:
It's completely reusable and produces heat for up to 12 hours. It does this by slowly and efficiently burning lighter fluid...
...and once it runs out of fluid... all you have to do is add more. With proper care, the Zippo Hand Warmer will be you go-to hand warmer for years.
5. Matador Pocket Blanket
The Matador Pocket Blanket is a compact, lightweight, and durable camping blanket perfect for any outdoor adventure.
It's waterproof, sand and dirt resistant and even comes with weighted corners so it won't blow away on a breezy day. Lay it down on the ground like a beach towel, wrap it around wet snorkeling gear, or use it as a blanket to keep warm.
Here's the best part:
When folded and stored in its pouch, it's small enough to easily fit in your pocket.
4. Eagles Nest Outfitters (ENO) DoubleNest Hammock
This portable and durable ENO hammock gives you the comfort and fun of a hammock…
...anywhere you want.
Unlike traditional hammocks that are bulky, and difficult to move, the ENO Hammock is compact and incredibly portable (when stored in its compression sack, it reduces to the size of a softball.)
It's incredibly easy to set up:
Just loop the adjustable straps around any two trees or poles, clip your hammock in with the attached Carabiners, and you’re ready to go.
And it gets better:
The ENO DoubleNest Hammock is capable of holding almost 400 pounds, and spacious enough to hold two people.
3. LifeStraw Personal Water Filter
The LifeStraw is a personal water filter that turns contaminated water, that's unsafe to drink, into safe, drinkable water in just three to five seconds.
It has won a long list of awards, including Time Magazine's "Best Invention of 2005", and is currently the leading water filter used by humanitarian groups.
What makes it so great?
Unlike many water filters that use harmful chemicals, like iodine and chlorine, the LifeStraw uses revolutionary hollow fiber technology. This technology:
- Removes 99.9999% of waterborne bacteria
- Removes 99.9% of waterborne protozoan parasites
The LifeStraw is by far the most important, must-have tool in any camping, survival or emergency pack.
2. Woodsman 4-in-1
"It chops, saws, pounds and pulls."
The Woodsman's small, 21 inch frame, packs four important camping tools:
- 5" Steel axe
- 15" Bow saw
- Tent stake puller
Use the axe and bow saw to cut and prepare wood for your fire... and the mallet and stake puller to set up and quickly take down your tent.
While the Woodsman was designed with camping in mind... it's still an excellent multitool to have around the house.
1. GoSun Solar Stove
The GoSun is the world's first portable, easy-to-use solar oven.
Its revolutionary design combines a tubular sleeve, two parabolic reflectors, and solar energy to cook just about any meal or beverage in as little as 10 minutes.
Not only can you cook up to 3 pounds of food in the GoSun, you can do it a variety of different ways:
- Add food and water and you can boil
- Add oil and you can fry
- Only add food and you can bake
And it gets better:
GoSun even offers a two-year, no-questions-asked warranty.
Guys, I know you're busy. You've got jobs, school, family commitments, and a ton of other things to take care of.
The great thing about these websites is that you can take care of all the things you have to in life and still find time to indulge in all the things you love.
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