1. A solar-powered, bug-like robot kit that follows the principles of "BEAM" robotics. Basically, it ain't programmed, and stores up energy to hop from place to place. Try Solarbotics, Ltd.
2. Remote-controlled mini helicopter for $25. Air Hogs Apache Havoc Helicopter (Target / Amazon)
3. Fiction by Douglas Coupland, Neal Stephenson, or if you can get your hands on a copy, "Zeraus"'s Daemon. (That last one should be back in print in a few months at normal paperback prices.)
4. The Tenori-On (US$1,200).
5. Something Arduino.
Bonus. A t-shirt that says "Initech" but not this t-shirt that says "meh."