10 Under $70
10.) Nina Ottosson Dog Toys, $21 and up from Paw Lickers. These dog toys are more complicated than the usual "shake a treat out of a kong." Think of them as a brain teaser for you pup.
9.) Cheese Dome, $25 from Crate and Barrel. This adorable cheese board/dome combo is perfect for holiday entertaining. Plus, it makes late night clean up a snap.
8.) Salad Wrenches, $23 from Atypyk. These wooden salad tongs are shaped like tools! How quirky and imaginative!
7.) The Alinea Cookbook, $32 from Amazon. Tons of gorgeous pictures of people making science/food. Sure to entertain both foodies and scientists alike. Just don't try to cook anything, unless you want to invest in an anti-griddle.
6.) Leather Mahogany Candle, $35 from Burke Decor. This candle smells like the library of your British grandfather at his country estate; dark stained wood, worn leather club chairs, a vase of wildflowers, and a lingering of men's cologne.5.) Cow Anatomical Model, $35 from Kikkerland. A cute accessory for the meat-eater's kitchen- you can see where all your favorite cuts of beef are while you cook. Very Alton Brown.
4.) Bow Appliqué T-Shirt, $50 from J Crew. Super soft knit tee with bow appliqués, though the snowflake one is a personal favorite, and you can wear it all winter.
3.) Digital Camera Gift Card, $50 and up from Target. Boys are hard to shop for, so sometimes it is easier to let them shop for themselves. This gift card from Target is also a tiny, flat digital camera, which is cool and gadgety.
2.) Batman Legos, $50 from Lego. Your boyfriend wants legos. He also likes Batman. Note: Since I picked this item, it has sold out or doubled in price from other retailers. Fortunately, your boyfriend probably also like Star Wars or Indiana Jones (the classic collection is best), or Ferrari, which are all available and come in various price ranges.
1.) Landmark Bookends, $65 from Restoration Hardware. Cute bookends fashioned in the likeness of your favorite city landmarks and surprisingly less ugly than bookends usually are. I like the Brooklyn Bridge ones best, but they appear to have sold out, boo.
Coming Friday, 10 under $200...