In honor of Father's Day, a collection of 25 unique, unusual, and occasionally useful gift ideas for as little as $8.
A wall clock pared down to the essentials. Hang it as-is in your minimalist living room, our surround it with family photos for a different looks entirely.
A feat of human invention and ingenuity in the service of laziness, these spectacles function like a periscope to allow you to watch TV (or read) while lying in bed.
Timeless how-to guide for outdoor sustenance, warmth, orientation and safety, and the perfect gift for the grad, dad, or survivalist on your list.
If you're stealing sips on the go, you could do a lot worse than the retro-styling of this hammertone green Stanley flask.
Everyone's favorite big, square, retro camera. Go charmingly analog in a digital world.
There's nothing like a few drinks to bring a bookclub together, and even better if they're literary themed. With concoctions classically entitled Vermouth the Bell Tolls and Romeo and Julep, you'll get the bookworm party started right.
A masochistic brainteaser for the expert puzzle fan. One thousand tiny pieces that are not only all the same shape, but the same color as well.
Earthlings have gazed at the dark, star-speckled sky for millennia, and this box of postcards compiles 50 impressions, from the scientific—such images plumbed from Galileo’s notebooks or the NASA archives—to the fanciful.
The Stirling engine was invented in 1816 and was meant to rival the steam engine. Nearly 200 years later, it still hasn’t quite made it to ubiquity, but works just fine. This one will get going on just a cup of water, either hot or iced.
Often overlooked as tourist destinations, cemeteries deserve a new life in the eyes of the traveler. This book pays respect to the incredible architecture, stunning landscapes, and intriguing histories of those oft-ignored spaces around the globe that exist to celebrate and honor life.
A walking dad joke if there was ever one.
Keep track of your travels with as much or as little precision as you choose.
Is it true that NASA spent millions of tax-payer dollars to develop a pen that didn't rely on gravity while their rival Soviets simply used a pencil? No, but it is true that this pen is one handsome and well-designed writing implement.
If you've ever spent time looking upward, finding shapes in passing clouds, this is the book for you. Learn to see clouds in a whole new light through the lenses of history, science, art, and culture. Perfect for weather enthusiasts and the curious-minded alike.
Made in the U.S.A. since the 1920s, this bone-handled folder is the official pocket knife of American boyhood.
Serious scientific answers to absurd hypothetical questions. For example, how many calories would you consume by eating this book?
Give your Wunderkammer an element of danger with this sample of uranium ore. The material included in this metal tin is safe to handle if you use common sense (don’t lick it), but is also certified to be measurably radioactive.
A surreal watch for surreal times.
Is it extravagant to designate a watch for weekend-use only? Yes, but given the price of this handsome watch, you can get away with it.
This book—the result of one man's passion for the art of tying—has become a bible for knot-makers the world over. From the most basic hitch to astonishingly complex decorative patterns, this is the only book on knots you'll ever need.
When my husband and I went sightseeing in Old Havana we asked a fellow tourist to take our photo in front of the Cathedral of the Virgin Mary. To our delight, he used a bluetooth printer to make a print of the picture on the spot.
With its aluminum face and walnut case, this retro-handsome radio seems a stylish relic of the hi-fi 70's. Inside the analog package, however, stirs a digital soul—inputs include internet radio, Spotify, and a Bluetooth® connection.
The Rolls-Royce of corkscrews, this handsome tool for the professional sommelier—or well-heeled wine hobbyist—is still handmade in France after 160 years.
"It has built-in speakers, it allows you to convert vinyl to MP3 format." — Melissa Ensell, Buffalo, New York
If, like me, you daydream about beautifully crafted objects that evoke another era, then let me introduce you to the Best Made Field Desk, “a ready surface that commands pen to paper” and “an implement worthy of great adventure writing.”
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