It’s almost here! I’m so excited. But wait… I haven’t done any shopping yet! Crap. I hate Christmas. You have to guess what people want. I always get it wrong. But you know what? You don’t have to! I’ve made a short list of 7 awesome things that any “dude” would think are cool gifts for Christmas. Let me know what you think, and if you have any other ideas I should add to the list, let me know in the comments.
It’s the rainy season so he’s going to have to carrier one anyway, might as well make a it cool. This umbrella is an awesome gag gift that could actually be used. There is an LED flashlight in the handle that points to the ground as you walk for safety. The LED fiber optic stem is of sturdy construction and flashes a myriad of colors or you can set it to just display one color at a time. The umbrella was first seen in the futuristic thriller “BladeRunner” back in the early 1980′s, but for some reason just trending now. You can grab it on Amazon for $26.99.
Why make that Apple nerd in your life carry that tacky bottle opener on their key chain, get them the iBottleOpener. The iBottleopener is constructed of durable hardshell plastic, and covered in a smooth rubberized coating. You can get the iBottleOpener in flat black or with your favorite college logo for just $19.95 ($24.95 with the college logo). Check them out at iBottleOpener.
I’ve been reading this book for while now, it’s kind of long, but still an excellent read. The biography is based on more than forty interviews with Jobs conducted over two years—as well as interviews with more than a hundred family members, friends, adversaries, competitors, and colleagues. Written by Walter Isaacson, the story take you on the roller-coaster of Job’s life and searingly intense personality of a creative entrepreneur whose passion for perfection and ferocious drive revolutionized six industries: personal computers, animated movies, music, phones, tablet computing, and digital publishing. You can get the Steve Job – Biography [Hardcover] on Amazon for $17.50.
Ok, the plots kind of trailed off there for the last two films, but they are still the Transformers! Every guy had Transformers toys when the they where younger so the movies strike a cretin nostalgia for all men. For a limited time get Transformers, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen and Transformers: Dark of the Moon together in the same Blu-ray triple pack. See how the battle unfolds as Sam Witwicky (Shia LeBeouf) and the Autobots™ battle the Decepticons™ in an epic showdown for the survival of mankind. You can get the entire Blu-ray triple pack on Amazon for $39.99.
Ok, so the dude you’re shopping for isn’t into the whole iPhone thing. Help him sport it with and Android Plush Robot. If I wasn’t attached to my iPhone like a life support system I would propably think this was way cool. You can find them at ThinkGeek.com for $9.99.
Ok, ok, it’s another stuffed thing, but it’s a stuffed Chewbacca! There are several different Star Wars plushes, but I have to say my favorite is the Chewbacca. Chewbacca come in four different sizes 4″, 9″, 15″, or SUPER HUGE 24″ and all come with the trademark Wookiee growl. You can find Chewy and the rest of the gang at Amazon for $39.99 (for the 15″ Chewbacca).
The large 24″ Chewbacca is $75.00 can be found here.
This last one is for the dude that loves to watch movie on his laptop. The screen is awesome but sound just can’t get loud enough. Well now you can solve that little problem for him with the Laptop Speaker Bar. This plug and play speaker, pops right onto the the top of your laptop and plugs into the USB cable and you’re good to go. You can order the Laptop Speaker Bar from ThinkGeek for $49.99.