Shopping for that guy in your life (you know the one I mean) can be notoriously difficult. He either has everything he wants, says he doesn’t need any gifts for the holidays or just has unusual taste. What do you buy him? How do you satisfy this person with an awesome gift, especially if you don’t know what others are getting him?
Well, don’t get all stressed out about it. That won’t help anyone. When it comes to shopping online, there are a plethora of gift ideas out there you probably would never think of. Here are five unique gifts any man who’s a fan of pop culture or cool gadgets will enjoy for Christmas. (And let’s face it: That’s almost every man ever.)
1. The Lands of Ice and Fire
Who isn’t a fan of Game of Thrones at this point? Whether you watch the show, read the books or both, almost everyone is into George R. R. Martin’s fantasy series at this point. While waiting for The Winds of Winter or the fifth season to start up, how do you get your Westeros fix? Easy! Just get that man in your life The Lands of Ice and Fire. It’s a collection of detailed maps of the land of Westeros in full color. It’s beautiful and a must-have for any collector or diehard fan of the franchise.
2. Boba Fett Print
You saw the trailer for Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens, right? Course you did. Who hasn’t? I’m sure I’m not the only one stoked for another Star Wars flick (especially one without Lucas involved). Nurture your overloaded hype levels with this beautiful 9-by-12-inch print of Boba Fett comprised of quotes from the movies and remorse when you realize the famous bounty hunter is still dead (at least as far as the movies are concerned).
Price: $19.99 (50 percent off MSRP)
3. What If?: Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions
The creator of the famous xkcd web comic series started a What If? series not too long ago where he took the time to explain hypothetical questions readers sent him. Questions like, what height would humans reach if we kept growing through our whole development period at the same pace as we do during our first month? or, if every person on Earth aimed a laser pointer at the Moon at the same time, would it change color? These questions demand answers! Luckily, there’s a book full of answers you can buy right now to stimulate the mind of that hard-to-shop-for guy in your life.
4. Light-Up Shades
This is for the guy who likes to stand out. He’s going to Christmas and New Year’s parties, but all he’s got is an old blazer and some of those terrible 2015 sunglasses. If he expects to get any attention, he needs something different. That’s what these neon, light-up shades provide. The battery-powered accessory comes in a wide variety of colors and are sure to call attention to anyone who wears them.
Price: $24.97 (30 percent off MSRP)
5. Clocky Alarm Clock
Do you know a guy who has a hard time waking up in the morning? Does he sleep through his alarm clock after hitting that snooze button four times? Maybe this alarm clock is for him. When the alarm goes off, the clock jumps up to 3 feet in the air, hits the ground and starts rolling away, beeping like R2D2. If an annoying, mobile alarm clock doesn’t get someone jumping out of bed, I’m not sure anything will.
Price: $39.95 (10 percent off MSRP)
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