Looking for a quick gift for your brother, buddy or pater familias? Or did someone just ask what you wanted, and you didn’t have a handy answer? Whether you are dealing with the crafty, sporty, stylish or eternally boyish type, we’ve got ya covered.
Start with the Craftsman 3-Speed Impact Driver Kit ($99.99, above), featuring a powerful motor, LED lights to minimize shadows, a comfortable, micro-textured grip and an auto-load chuck for faster bit changes. With up to 3,200 RPM, it’s well equipped to handle almost any job.
Not quite your, ahem, speed? See more potent picks below.
This Body Solid 20 lb. Dual Grip Medicine Ball ($83.99) gets you ripped fast. You can replicate all kinds of sports movements with one- and two-handed exercises. The durable, easy-grip handles help you stay safe while toning and strengthening from head to toe. You know, if you’re into that kinda thing.
True story: My dad actually got DS Max Wireless Speed Bumper Cars ($24.99) for me for Christmas a few years ago. Drive one of these little remote-controlled jobbies around, trying to ram the buttons on the side of the other, which triggers the ejector seat. Fun for the whole family, for real.
The best thing about a corduroy blazer is, people always think it’s velvet. And even when they discover it’s not, they’re charmed. Such is the case with this sharp U.S. Polo Assn. Men’s Corduroy Blazer ($54.99), which features slim notched lapels, a discreet chest pocket and an air of debonair-ness.
Working in the garage or yard? Chances are your standard bluetooth speaker will get ruined by nature, sweat or grease. But the Craftsman C3 19.2-Volt Radio is up to the challenge. Through it you can listen to the radio or any beam tunes from your phone, which you can also power up thanks to a charging port and on-board storage device. Now crank up “Bad to the Bone” and get crackin’ on that DIY kayak, man.
For more gift ideas, check out our 2014 holiday gift guide.