When it comes to buying gifts for athletes, all of the usual suspects (alcohol, candy, wine etc.) are off the table. So how do you go about finding a gift that is fun and exciting, yet still in keeping with a fitness theme? Well actually it’s probably easier than you think! In our Gifts For Men: The Athlete Gift Guide we’ve compiled a list of products that make the perfect gifts for the athletes in your life.
Designed by Gusztav Szikszai The Ring Clock ($185) is one of the coolest designs I've seen in a while. It's made up of three rings, the top one is a 24 hour clock, the second gives you the minutes and the bottom ring keeps the seconds. With a twist of the ring the time illuminates for about a minute. It also includes a wireless charge station (see after the break), ultra-thin battery, and energy-saving LEDs. You do have the option of getting the LEDs in blue or orange. The one downside is that the battery has a 3 year life span and isn't replaceable. Regardless this would make a pretty cool conversation piece. The crowd funding is being run through Indiegogo and expected delivery is in April of 2014.
Update: Crowd Funding has successfully completed for the Ring Clock and they are currently taking pre-orders on their website. Congratulations guys, and good luck.
(The Ring Clock Charger)
If you need a multi-purpose case to hold your small items then you need to take a look at the Hard Graft Box Card Case ($80). It was originally made to hold business cards but it can do much more. You can use it to hold your computer accessories, like headphones and cables, use it as a small wallet to carry credit cards, cash and coins, or use it to even carry your keys. The case measures 3.7" x 2.5" x 1", has a secure metal snap closure, and is handmade in Italy with premium vegetable tanned Italian leather. It can fit up to 30 business card or 15 credit cards.
Every so often a movie comes along without a great deal of hype that captures the imagination of the nation and makes everyone sit up and take notice. One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest ($4) is one such movie that almost 40 years later still makes an impact with its mixture of comedy, pathos and tragedy. Jack Nicholson in a pivotal early role is the guy committed to the asylum who rallies his fellow inmates into a mutiny against the dreaded nurse Ratchett. If ever a movie deserved to be called a classic it's this one.
Looks like today is the day for lighting because I've got another one for you. The Luna Moon Lantern ($70+) has just kicked off its IndieGoGo crowdfunding campaign, and the offering is simply amazing. The Luna Moon Lanterna resembles the moon, I mean exactly like it. It is made from glass fiber and non-toxic latex. It has a dimmer and can be installed on the ceiling or placed on the floor to create a conversation piece for an empty corner. Seven sizes are available. They range from 3.2 inches all the way up to 23.6 inches in diameter. The bigger lamps come with a cord and use Halogen bulbs, The smallest of the bunch is a little different and comes with an LED bulb and battery instead of a chord.
The Italian Fashion Label BePositive has come out with its take on the military boot. The BePositive Army Boot ($440) is a leather boot made from printed leather, hints of camouflage around the ankle, and a rubber sole. These boots will look great with your favorite pair of khakis or jeans.