3-in-1 Tripod Flashlight

We were looking for some camping accessory gift ideas that would be a nice complement to the two room family tent we featured and came across the Stanley 95-155 3-in-1 Tripod LED Flashlight which looks like a cool item for your camping trip; it also looks like a great item whenever you need some added light (e.g. home project, in the yard at night time, etc.).

The Stanley 95-155 3-in-1 Tripod LED Flashlight can be combined and used as a regular high powered flashlight; it can be separated into three individual flashlights; and the tripod offers hands free operation, a must when that extra hand is needed.

Check out the Stanley 95-155 3-in-1 Tripod LED Flashlight, it makes a bright gift idea!

Men's Toiletry Bag

For the guy who travels at all, we like a men's toiletry bag as a gift idea. This Genuine Leather Shaving Toiletry Travel Bag w/ 2 Zipper Compartments looks like a nice option: it's leather; offers two main compartments; a side handle for carrying; and zipper compartments on the front and back.

Be sure to check out the dimensions for sizing requirements (that goes for any toiletry bag you might consider), it does have some nice customer reviews.

Top Rated Cocktail Shakers

A cocktail shaker is a must have component for any home barware set. We recently featured a deluxe cocktail shaker and now wanted to highlight some additional top rated cocktail shakers for your review. By the way, cocktail shakers make a great gift for the person who maintains a home bar.

When considering a cocktail shaker as a gift or for your own use, there are a few factors worth considering. The design or how it looks is certainly worth considering. This is a personal preference but the shaker should fit the taste and decorating style of the person the shaker is intended for. Additionally, cocktail shakers come in different sizes. When considering which size shaker to buy, you should determine if it will be used mainly for entertaining guests or for personal use (however it is used, please remember to drink responsibly). Some of the cocktail shakers we came across come with added accessories. So you might consider whether these added bar tools are desired or simply the shaker itself makes the most sense.

Selecting the perfect shaker really is very subjective, I do find it helpful to review customer reviews, when they are available, to see what past buyers liked or didn't like about the product you are considering.

We hope you found these thoughts helpful in your search for a top rated cocktail shaker. Cheers!

Kindle DX Wireless Reading Device

What a cool gadget for the guy into reading and certainly a great gift idea for a birthday, Christmas, Father's Day, retirement or any other special occassion.

The Kindle DX: Amazon's 9.7" Wireless Reading Device (Latest Generation) is as thin as a magazine and holds up to 3,500 books, newspapers, magazines, and documents. For travel, he no longer has to pick and choose which reading materials to fit in the carry-on; he can now carry his personal and professional libraries with him.

The Kindle DX has more cool features than we can mention here, click here>> for the many great reasons why the Kindle DX should be considered as your next gift idea for him.

Ice Cream Ball Ice Cream Maker

The Play and Freeze Ice Cream Maker (The Ice Cream Ball) looks like a really fun way to make ice cream this summer and would make a cool gift idea for anyone (including for yourself).

This ice cream maker is lightweight, portable and easy to clean; ideal for camping, boating, picnics, parties, travel, and more! Just add ice and rock salt in one end and ice cream mix in the other and then have a "ball" as you shake it, pass it, or roll it. Be sure to try out a variety of flavors or create your own!

Available in a couple sizes and a variety of colors.

Play and Freeze Ice Cream Maker (The Ice Cream Ball) @ Amazon.com.

CD & DVD Data Destroyer

Great gift idea and product for the home office (and regular office for that matter). Norazza's CD and DVD Data Destroyer damages disks on both sides making your unwanted DVDs and CDs unreadable. This helps prevent unauthorized use of data stored on discarded CDs and DVDs and eliminate the risk of corporate and identity theft. The Data Destoyer "destroys" fifteen disks per minute and is compact and easy to store and use.

Norazza DD3001A CD and DVD Data Destroyer @ Amazon.com.

Extra Large Bodyboard

Summer is here, the weather is warming and it's time to think of some beach gift ideas for him. This extra large bodyboard looks great for the bigger guy (or gal) who enjoys getting out for some bodyboarding and cooling off in the ocean while participating in this fun water sport.

Wave Rebel 45" XXXL with Bat Tail @ Amazon.com.

12 Ounce Beverage Can Insulator

Here's a nice gift idea that helps you keep your twelve ounce can insulated and cool. The Thermos 2700 12 oz Beverage Can Insulator features a stainless steel interior and exterior, double wall vacuum insulation, sweat proof design, and holds a twelve ounce can.

Be sure to check out some of the great customer reviews over at Amazon.com!

Thermos 2700 12 oz Beverage Can Insulator @ Amazon.com.


Men's Hawaiian Shirt

A men's Hawaiian shirt is a must have for any guy's wardrobe and a cool gift idea. It is great for a summer party, a night out, or for just hanging around. Be sure to check out the merchant's sizing charts for the right sized shirt for him.

Midnight High Surf Men's Hawaiian Aloha Shirt in Royal Blue @ Amazon.com.

Click here>> for more Men's Hawaiian Shirt ideas also from Amazon.com.

Practice Golf Balls

Practice golf balls make a great gift idea for the golfer so he or she can get some easy practice time around home, and the featured P3 Almost Golf Practice Ball is a great option. The Point3 golf practice ball has a limited distance flight of 100 yards max (40 yards with wedge) but responds like the real thing. It is "off course safe" and lightweight at just 13.5 grams - 1/4 of a traditional golf ball.

With the ball tube, you can retrieve your practice balls without bending over, and then easily release them by hand or foot. This item comes with twenty four practice balls so golfers can turn their backyards into a true driving range experience for real results out on the course.

P3 Almost Golf Practice Ball 24 Ball Tube - Yellow @ Amazon.com.

The Art and Colour of General Motors

The Art and Colour of General Motors was published at the 100th Anniversary of General Motors and features the photography of iconic classic car photographer Michael Furman, and lively, entertaining essays by America's most distinguished classic car historians and journalists. This superbly produced volume celebrates the design excellence that has stirred the American imagination for decades and showcases the cars that created General Motors' legacy for the past 100 years, including the 1950's "Motorama" dream cars that defined a generation.

Written by a collection of leading automotive writers, The Art and Colour of General Motors benefits from new Furman photography of historically important General Motors cars, as well as from major museums and private collections across America. GM Archives also provided historic images, many of which have not been seen by the public for decades.

This book is a must-have for auto aficionados young and old, and will appeal to everyone who has a love affair with the design, romance and beauty of great American automobiles.

The Art and Colour of General Motors (Hardcover) @ Amazon.com.

See what people are saying about The Art and Colour of General Motors:

“A stunning visual history of the company and its most notable cars…Michael Furman's technically exquisite studio photographs of classic cars capture the vehicles' grace and elegance…experts offer lively and substantive essays…a strikingly beautiful and substantive history of GM. Highly recommended.” -Library Journal

“A fitting tribute for the carmaker's 100th anniversary.” -Autoweek

“Car nuts will linger over this beautifully designed book, a love letter to classic GM cars…this collection is the stuff of dreams.” -Miami Herald/McClatchey News

“Shows General Motors at its best and most memorable.” -San Diego News

Rooftop Cargo Box

Just in time for summer vacations, the rooftop cargo box is a great item for people who travel and a great gift idea. The rooftop cargo box is perfect for providing extra room for luggage, tents, golf bags, boots, and other gear, and gives your passengers more room inside the vehicle. We're featuring the hard-shell carrier in this post.

SportRack A90275 ABS Aero XL Rooftop Cargo Box (shown above) @ Amazon.com.

Click here>> for more hard-shell carriers.

Thermoelectric Cooler

One of the "cooler" gift ideas for the guy, gal, or family on the go. The Koolatron™ Voyager Thermoelectric Cooler uses a 12-volt power outlet from the car or boat to keep the food and drinks cold. There is an optional multi-purpose adapter also available that would allow the cooler to be plugged into a 110-volt outlet.

This cooler is great for for tailgating, picnics, and road trips. The Koolatron Voyager Thermoelectric Cooler can accommodate up to forty-eight twelve ounce cans without the use of ice.

Koolatron Voyager Thermoelectric Cooler - P-27 @ Amazon.com.

Portable Outdoor Gas Grill (Weber Q 320)

Guys and barbecuing go hand and hand and what a cool gift idea, a portable outdoor gas grill from Weber. This portable gas grill offers an electronic ignition, two stainless-steel burners, and 21,700 BTU-per-hour input. There is 462 square inches of total cooking space, plus a 69-square-inch warming rack. Be sure to check out the customer reviews, some really great feedback!

Weber 586002 Q 320 Portable Outdoor Gas Grill @ Amazon.com

Compact Binoculars

I like binoculars as a gift idea, every home should have a set. They are great for sporting events and concerts, trying to spot some wildlife, or getting a closer glimpse of points of interest while on vacation.

The compact binoculars are nice for people on the go as they offer easier transport. The Bushnell Powerview 8x21 Compact Folding Roof Prism Binocular (Black) are shown above.

Bushnell Powerview 8x21 Compact Folding Roof Prism Binocular (Black) @ Amazon.com.

More Compact Binoculars @ Amazon.com.

Tequila Shot Glass (Set of 6)

This set of six, Tequila Shot Glasses would make a great addition to the home bar set and a cool gift idea. The shot glass shown is made of premium Italian glass and has a wide rim for a sophisticated look. They are perfect for tequila with plenty of room for salt and lime. Each Tequila Shot Glass is 2"W x 3.5"H with a two ounce capacity.

2 oz Tequila Shooter Shot Glass - Set of 6 @ Amazon.com.


Midland Weather Radio (WR-300)

The Midland WR-300 Weather Radio with Civil Emergency Monitor would make a great gift idea. You can get local weather reports when you need them most. It offers Digital PLL tuning for clear reception; S.A.M.E. localized reception; 30 programmable county codes so you can receive alerts about one county or many counties... from your home, to your vacation property and where your loved ones might be. This weather radio also acts as a full function alarm clock and has a built-in AM / FM radio. The Midland Weather Radio is powered by included AC wall adapter and 4 AA batteries (not included).

Midland WR-300 Weather Radio @ Amazon.com.

Homer Simpson Slippers

I know of at least one Dad getting these for Father's Day and they look like a really fun idea for the guy who enjoys his relax time at home, and of course, Homer Simpson, an all-time favorite Dad himself.

These Homer Simpson slippers are plush with non-slip soles.

Homer Simpson Plush Slippers for Men @ Amazon.com

More men's slipper gift ideas also @ Amazon.com.

Curves of Steel

Just in time for Fathers Day, and featuring the photography of Michael Furman, considered the world’s preeminent photographer of classic cars, Curves of Steel, one of the most celebrated and anticipated fine art automobile books of the decade, is now available for the first time as a trade book, published by Coachbuilt Press and distributed in North America by W.W. Norton & Co.

It was originally created as a limited run, hardcover deluxe “catalog” for the highly acclaimed 2007 “Curves of Steel” exhibition at the Phoenix Art Museum and until now, the sold-out initial run of Curves of Steel was only available at the museum store and online at the Coachbuilt Press website. The museum exhibition was widely celebrated in the media, from Architectural Digest to The New York Times to CBS Sunday Morning.

Curves of Steel @ Amazon.com.

You can also order copies signed by Michael Furman @ www.coachbuiltpress.com.

See what people are saying about Curves of Steel:

“Simply a must have for any enthusiast.” RM Magazine

“Filled with sensuous photographs.” Architectural Digest

“Wow! What a lineup of automotive historians and superb writers…will rank among the most beautiful examples of automobile photography ever printed.” ClassicalDrives.com

“Michael Furman's coolly elegant studio photography captures a collection of stunning Paris gowns on wheels…while expert text reveals the stories.” Edmunds.com

Portable Radio with Flashlight and Cell Phone Charger (Solar-Powered & Self-Powered)

Check out this gift idea. The American Red Cross FR150 Microlink Solar-Powered, Self-Powered AM/FM/Weatherband Portable Radio with Flashlight and Cell Phone Charger offers some great features in a compact design. This ultra-portable device is ideal for when he's roughing it or as part of any emergency-preparedness kit. The user can turn the hand crank to power the unit, capture the sun’s energy and run it on solar power, or use an optional AC power supply (not included). Along with the AM, FM and NOAA Weather Band tuners, he can also tune in to the FCC and EAS public alert systems. It can also be used as a flashlight and cell phone charger.

A very, versatile little device. A great gift idea for him.

American Red Cross FR150 Microlink Solar-Powered, Self-Powered AM/FM/Weatherband Portable Radio with Flashlight and Cell Phone Charger (White) @ Amazon.com.

(Also available in red).

Baseball - A Film By Ken Burns

What a great gift idea for the guy into baseball. Appropriate for anytime of the year, but seemingly fitting now as we are in the heart of the baseball season.

From Ken Burns, well known for his work on other historical documentaries, "Baseball" offers an epic of American history. Told in "nine innings" with narration by John Chancellor and the voices of Paul Newman, Jason Robards, Billy Crystal, and other stars, the series covers 150 years. It starts with the myth debunking tale of baseball's true beginnings, followed by the growth of America's National Pastime. Through the decades of glory and record-setting achievements, as well as the scandals, the bigotry, and the big money. The series portrays the game as a mirror of America itself.

"Baseball - A Film By Ken Burns" @ Amazon.com.