- Super TV-B-Gone kit
Okay, it's $2 over an Andrew Jackson, but if there's any way to get kids interested in electronics, it's with guaranteed mischief, like secretly turning off any TV in the area just before The Biggest Loser is revealed. But maybe give it to him _after the big Xmas-day NFL game.
- MAKE: Warranty Voider - Leatherman "Squirt" E4 (electronics version)
I just traded a Swiss Army Knife for one of these for my keychain (I got the non-branded pliers version, but a laser-etched Make logo is easily worth the extra dough) and already I want to void a warranty with it. And yes, I'm advocating giving a pocket knife to a kid—just teach him or her not to stab living things with it and they'll be fine. Pocket knives, like fire, are a crucial tool for encouraging tinkering.
- ReMake America T-shirt
Remind everyone that tinkering, building, making and unmaking are part of the American spirit. Barack Obama himself says so.