When you don’t want to give dad the same boring tie or a friend another iTunes gift card, you can turn to UncommonGoods for some help. As the name suggests, they stock the kind of gifts that stand out. We dug through all they have to offer to select some of our favorite items for this holiday season.
These are perfect for the DIY guy who doesn’t want to lug around a loaded toolbox or the cyclist who needs some portable tools. The two sticks fit together to form a T-wrench which can help fix up a bike or handle tasks around the house.$30
For the guy who truly appreciates a good cup of coffee and some clever design, consider this Steampunk Coffee Mill. Each one is handmade in Missouri, and looks as good in use as it does simply sitting on a counter.$65
For his next feast that’s fit for a king, get him this 14th Century Beer Stein. The handmade stein has more character than an average pint glass and can be used with or without a crown.$34
It might not feel like baseball weather yet, but for the dedicated fan it’s the time of year for scouting free agents and possible blockbuster trades. If there’s a guy like that on your list, these blueprints make an awesome gift. Just make sure you don’t get a Fenway print for a Yankees fan.$185
Want to give the dad on your list a special gift? How about the gift of bonding? Handy Dad from HGTV’s Todd Davis offers 25 DIY projects that are meant for dads and their kids to do together.$15
You don’t need an expensive sous vide machine or all kinds of funky powders to pull off some molecular gastronomy at home. This kit is perfect for the foodie on your list who wants to elevate his home cooking game to an entirely new level. A level full of chocolate spaghetti and honey caviar drops.$30
Give a man a beer and he’ll drink for a day; teach a man to brew and he’ll drink for a lifetime. While we’re sure someone on your list would enjoy a six-pack of their favorite beer, the reward of drinking something they made themselves will make your gift far more memorable.$40