For The Brainiac
You can never keep up with all that he's reading, and (let's be honest) you love it. Keep your bookworm in business with a personally curated book collection. You simply provide a bit of information and Book/Shop will do the rest, pulling together 10 unique tomes, both in and out of print (book---shop.com, $150).
For The (Thoughtful) Mountain Man
His backpack is always packed and ready to go just in case a last-minute outdoor opportunity crops up, and he can pitch a tent (the kind you sleep in) in one minute flat. Campfires? No problem. But your lover of the great outdoors also seeks to enjoy his natural habitat without hurting it, so he'll dig the Pack and Carry Fire Pit.
The ultimate camping gadget folds easily to fit in his pack, and then opens up for campfire fun without damaging the ground. Better throw in a bag of marshmallows he'll want to try this baby out straightaway (tortoisegeneralstore.com, $189.95)
For The Techie Shutterbug
Ah, the GoPro. So nerdy, and yet so ... cool. And a must-have for any techie or photographer. The GoPro HERO3 Camcorder not only taks high-quality photos and videos but is Wi-Fi enabled so he can control the camera from a compatible device or remote. Plus it's got myriad other techie attribute over which he can geek out (bestbuy.com, $249). Keep shopping...