16 Unconventional Gifts No One Else Will Get Them
These 16 unconventional gifts are so described because they're unique. Standout. Awesome. They're gifts no one else will get them because no one else is as insightful, cool, and exhaustive in their searching as you are.
And by that I of course mean, no one else has a source as insightful, cool, and exhaustive in their searching as The Dude to consult while looking for unconventional gifts.
Note: All unconventional gifts no one else will get them are priced as they were at printing on November 14, 2023. Pricing, and availability, are subject to change.
Pavashot PenShot Self Defense Pen Launcher
Havashot at the Pavashot PenShot, and sendashot towards a human or animal attacker up to 30' away. The launching of Pavashot's proprietary PAVA aerosol powder will even expose a jagged-edged ring at the end of the self defense pen you can use for follow-up activities, such as glass breaking and eye gouging.
And when you're not PenShotting off its pepper spray alternative, you can use the Fisher Space Pen ink cartridge inside for PenningShot a note to your mama, or filling out the PowerBall ticket that will surely win you enough cash to hire a professional security team that will carry and use PenShots for you.
Alien Sleeping Bag
Don the Alien Sleeping Bag, and watch the tables turn on Bigfoot, Sasquatch, grizzly bears, and all the other beasts of the forest who will now tell campfire stories about and live in fear of you.
Muahahah- aaah owww! Who just shot me with bear spray?! Squatch, was that you?!
The Alien Sleeping Bag looks like someone just took a Selk'bag and sewed a Full Face Trapper Hat on top. Still, the results are magnificent. These are two excellent products whose excellence is amplified, like, tenfold when combined into a head-to-toe suit of warmth and anonymity, and I for one didn't think to do it, so kudos to whomever did.
Wayband Haptic Navigation App & Wristband
Hands-free? That all you got, newfangled tech? Well, Wayband sees your hands-free gadgets, and raises you one that's eyes-free and ears-free too. The Wayband Haptic Navigation App & Wristband is a personal navigator that relies on gentle vibrations to guide you where you're going - no looking or listening required.
No hands, either, just to cover that base too.
Octopus Headphone Wall Hanger
Guess how many pairs of headphones you can hang from the Octopus Headphone Wall Hanger. ... Wrong! Not eight, but nine. Nine over-ear headsets will fit on M3is3D's rockin' octo, because the pink 'pus is an audiophile itself, and willing to wear a pair over its own ears.
But if you aren't actually that into A/V equipment, or at least don't see a need to own more than the one pair of headphones, the Octopus Headphone Wall Hanger has stated it's cool holding onto other stuff, such as keys, hats, jackets, and bags of takeout from Long John Silver's, for you too.
14-Inch Industrial Grade Glow Stick
Technically, these 14-Inch Industrial Grade Glow Sticks are made for camping, power outages, and emergencies, but I know you dudes take one look at them and think the same thing I do: Schvrmmmmmmm! Kwishuuuuuuuuuu! Let the lightsaber battles begin! Anyone got an extra SaberForge hilt then can lend me?
Gear Shift Hoodie
Help your car chill out with one of these Gear Shift Hoodies, all hand-sewn to fit shifters 4" to 5" tall. The casual chic vehicular threads come in an assortment of colors, and are made of actual cotton fleece hoodie fabric. Completing the look is a paracord drawstring.
Squishy, spiny, toothy, fruity, and now spooky. Cartoonish sandals are making a run for the Shoe of the Summer, or perhaps Shoe of the Shower, title. These Skull Sandals are one-piece molded EVA slides suitable for wear at the beach or pool, in the gym locker room, or just around town, with or without socks, to look like a general rock & roll badass.
Or a frat bro. Or Dad trying to be cool.
Ice Cream Duck Night Light
It's an ice cream cone made of Vanilla Duck Butt with Candied Orange Feet. Or! It's a duck on his feet who's buried half his body inside an ice cream cone, because it's obviously easier for him to gobble out the no-chewing-required vanilla soft-serve than munch away on the cake wafer. Either way, this is a bizarre, quacky, and duckin' odd night light. Even more inexplicable than the passed-out-drunk duck night light. Why do all the night lights keep ridiculing the poor Pekin Duck? If they want to humiliate a breed of waterfowl, why not go after the Canada Goose? At least those assholes deserve it.
Crichton Coin Rolling Measuring Tools
Life (i.e., your carpentry or sewing project) throw you a curveball? Roll with it. Crichton Coins are simple measuring tools that roll around curves and complex design details to provide the accurate measurements that standard rulers and tapes - even the fancy laser ones - cannot.
This pair of Crichton Coins, one with imperial and the other metric measurements, comes from Silver Fox Tools. They are made of solid brass with engraved markings that won't wear off over time. A bullet start mark designates where to place the coin to begin rolling and tallying your inches or centimeters. The imperial Crichton Coin covers 6" per rotation, and the metric 15cm.
Toilet Sword Better-Than-a-Plunger Drain Snake
Toilet Sword, you have my attention. For your sword-y design, of course. For your self-description as "revolutionary." And most of all, for your claim that you are better than a plunger, because, as my post-Loaded Chili Totchos clogged toilet would indicate, better than a plunger is exactly what I need.
Tri-Pi Polish Lavvu / Shelter Building Tool
A Polish lavvu is a makeshift, temporary shelter built on-site, and originally used by the Sami people of the way up north parts of Northern Europe. The Tri-Pi is a sort of Polish lavvu starter kit, a 1.6-ounce, 3D-printed pyramid that fits way easier into a bushcrafter's or backwoods camper's backpack than even the most compact tent.
The Tri-Pi has a trio of holes on its bottom side sized to hold a stick apiece, each around 6' long. Once the sticks are inserted, you'll have the bones of a sturdy, 2-man shelter you can complete by throwing a 10' x 10' tarp over the top. No center pole is required.
Pixel Rider Sneakers
Are your feet ready to return to "an era where pixels fueled our wildest dreams?" Pixel Rider sneakers are a tribute to the pixelated lives - well, pixelated gaming lives, anyway - we all led in the 80s and 90s. Created by Andrew Kostman, they follow in the footsteps of brands like Loewe's Pixelated Clothing line, bringing some actual pixelated steps to your feet.
Pixel Riders are made in Italy from XL Extralight material. It's similar to EVA Foam, but 3 times lighter. Each sneaker has a layered, smooth-edge pixelated design that covers both the upper and the bottom sole of the slip-on shoe. Four dotted cutouts along the instep side provide some ventilation during wear.
Supernova Bluetooth Speaker & Lantern
The Supernova is coming to blast you out of your bedroom...with sound and light. Though possibly also with advanced mecha weaponry controlled by AI. Could really go either way these days.
Made by GravaStar, the Supernova is a combination Bluetooth speaker and lantern that pairs 25 watts of sound with a trio of immersive lighting effects. The 3" full-range speaker and 0.5" tweeter are made to deliver deep bass, clear mids, and crisp highs from anywhere. In particular, GravaStar recommends taking the Supernova camping, since its handle clips easily to packs, Bluetooth connection extends over 65 feet, and Camping Light Mode mimics the flickering effect of a campfire.
Hostage Tape - Mouth Tape for Better Sleep
Hostage Tape was created by Alex Neist, an elephantine snorer whose health and family life were suffering because of it. Despite losing 25 pounds and fine-tuning his sleep schedule, his wife still had to sleep in a separate bedroom. Then he read Breath: The New Science of a Lost Art, by James Nestor. Nestor wrote the book after participating in a mouth-breathing experiment at Stanford University Medical Center. He spent 10 days breathing only through his mouth. At the end of it he felt like his sleep, and therefore his body and mind, were wrecked. Using mouth tape, skin-friendly medical tape that forces wearers to breath through their noses, he was able to get back to normal, and then better than normal.
After trying Nestor's mouth tape method for one night, Neist noticed a drastic improvement in his own sleep, and never looked back. But he did seek to make mouth tape "more accessible...more comfortable...and more fun!" Starting, I presume, with the name "Hostage Tape."
Odin Wooden Watch
The only Odin I know much about also goes by the name "Mr. Wednesday," and had the honor of being played by Ian McShane...and then the dishonor of being run into the ground by poor writing and producing on American Gods. So I have a pretty bad taste in my mouth about Odin. No, had. Right up until I saw this Odin Wooden Watch.
Wow. What a tribute. One certainly worthy of a god.
Nordic Forces hand-carves the Odin Wooden Watch from bog oak and walnut burl wood, fitting the finished face and band with a Japanese quartz movement and protective sapphire glass. Joining Odin in the carving are Huginn and Muninn, ravens who, in Norse mythology, fly all over Midgard and collect information to bring back to their god.
Red Feather Canned Butter from New Zealand
Since New Zealand is better than anywhere else in the world, it stands to reason that butter from New Zealand is also better than butter from anywhere else in the world (no offense to Kerrygold). And lookee what we have here: Red Feather Butter from New Zealand.
Even better, this butter comes sealed up in a can, so it will basically last forever, and certainly for the length of time it takes to ship butter from New Zealand to America. In fact, its longevity makes Red Feather Butter as much of a choice addition to your emergency preparedness food stash and survival kits, as it is to your toast and shortbread cookies.