I know, ties are so cliched. But these ties from The Tie Bar are 100 percent silk! And only $15! The sample tie I received easily rivaled the ties sold at department stores. It had a nice holiday pattern with bold red and green accented with thin gold stripes. Standard shipping is $6 per order, no limit. Buy it!
First it was the bacon salt. Then bacon-flavored mayonnaise, and now bacon lip balm! When will the bacon flavoring stop? I was, however, more excited about these items than my tester, who refused to smear his lips with bacon balm. His love for bacon only goes so far. But don’t overlook these as gag gifts. The baconnaise is $6. Bacon salt goes for $4.50, and the bacon lip balm is yours for for $4. Buy it!
Ewwww, that looks so gross. But really cool, too. Extreme Cuisine tests the limits of your gastrointestinal tolerance for wacky food. The fun book has mesmerizing pictures of 65 exotic dishes, from maggot cheese to scorpions and sea worms. Plus there are tasty tidbits about each, um, delicacy. At $10 you can’t beat the price for such a conversation starting gift. Buy it!
For the nerd in your life, check out ThinkGeek.com. Seriously, all my guy friends love this site (I happen to know a lot of nerds, though.) Is that a Lamborghini in your pocket? Why yes, it’s my $10 exotic remote control race car. Or how about a set of LOL cats magnets, for $20. Pricey, but very funny. A set of ice invader ice cube trays are $7. 50.
If you want to go lower: make him food. The quickest way to most men’s heart IS through his stomach.