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    Looking for new or unusual gifts for the missus and others. I'm especially interested in ideas for men in the $30 to $100 range. We host a Christmas Eve dinner for family and friends and we usually pass out gifts to the attendees. I heard a radio spot today ad for Mancrates and I like the idea of passing out small wooden crates with the supplied crowbar to open them up. They're overpriced given the contents, but still look pretty funny. And manly. My wife dishes out the girly stuff.

    I'm trying to find "Oh Wow!" gifts for different age groups without breaking the bank.

    If you've found something unusual, clever or anything else you're excited about giving this year, please report.

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    functioning mini cannons

    https://www.minicannontech.com/store
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    In our office gift exchange I drew the name of a guy across the country, with a similar spending budget. I wanted to send him some bourbon from High West distillery in Utah, but the Virginia DABC only allows delivery on orders over $100.

    So I went with Amazon's best selling hobby drone. It gets good reviews, and seems to be a good entry level choice for amateurs. It would be fun to play around with from time to time, and doesn't require an FAA permit.

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

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    Quote Originally Posted by old_gregg View Post
    functioning mini cannons

    https://www.minicannontech.com/store



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    Quote Originally Posted by old_gregg View Post
    functioning mini cannons

    https://www.minicannontech.com/store
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    Anova Sous Vide.

    Or that dorkfood thing. That looks cool.
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    I am glad you asked...

    The humping dog usb stick...

    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000LA8ZBA


    Bug shot gun... Great for back porch entertainment.

    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00STSZ77G/


    Something practical for the office...

    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00359L13S/


    The remote controlled recon tank with night vision...

    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0093285XK/


    Darth Vader Lightsaber Chopsticks...

    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B002KMK04M/


    A nice cardigan sweater... It wouldn't be Christmas if someone didn't get a sweater.

    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00FI3OKXC/


    Heads-up display for your car... Legal even in California.

    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01LX2XO5R/


    The cash money gun... because everyone knows that you are loaded.

    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0110RPJKW/


    Show people that you do actually care to give a...

    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B002P4J2P8/


    I don't know but it looks cool...

    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000T3MTDE/


    And if you say the hell with your budget, this is what I would go for...

    http://www.armslist.com/posts/461620...mm-live-cannon

    Or maybe a bat mobile...

    https://www.jamesedition.com/cars/batmobile
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    A belated thanks for the suggestions, including UT's pretty awesome list. I'm going with ammo boxes filled with manly items including a Swiss-army-like all-in-one tool, a grip strengthener, first aid kit for when things go awry, a DVD (various cinematic testosterone-fests, such as Hacksaw Ridge, Bourne, Die Hard, etc.), beer nuts, Lava soap, and a bag of beef jerky (the Traeger is currently cranking out a few pounds of it). The missus says I'm the "Martha Stewart of 50 caliber ammo boxes," which kind of undercuts the machismo I was going for, but still...

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    PAC with the power of pumice!
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    the bug shotgun sounds fun.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Lebowski View Post
    Anova Sous Vide.

    Or that dorkfood thing. That looks cool.
    Thanks for this! I had no idea what to get for my wife and didn't think of one of these. I've been wanting to jump on the "prison food" bandwagon for a while now. The bluetooth model was on sale for $100.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lost Student View Post
    Thanks for this! I had no idea what to get for my wife and didn't think of one of these. I've been wanting to jump on the "prison food" bandwagon for a while now. The bluetooth model was on sale for $100.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lost Student View Post
    Thanks for this! I had no idea what to get for my wife and didn't think of one of these. I've been wanting to jump on the "prison food" bandwagon for a while now. The bluetooth model was on sale for $100.
    Don't forget the vacuum sealer.
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