Celebrate your love for old school cassette tapes with this useful desktop organizer caddy. Instead of magnetic recording tape, it holds sticky Scotch tape, and it’s got storage cubbies for pens, pencils, thumbtacks, or other small items. Available with a grey, blue, or pink label.
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This playful pair of books from Flipboku is packed with fun drawing activities. The first book, Dots, has dot-to-dot puzzles which form six professionally-illustrated cartoon animations when complete. The second book, Lines, offers up six brain-bending animated optical illusions.
This collapsible carbon steel and aluminum shovel fits inside of a compact carrying bag, yet offers 16 functions. In addition to shoveling, it works as a saw, hammer, axe, wire cutter, screwdriver, hacksaw, knife, hook, hoe, ice pick, firestarter, whistle, disgorger, ruler, and even a bottle opener. A must-have in every car trunk.
Fans of the classic Volkswagen Beetle will want to grab Troika’s officially-licensed mini version. The shiny chrome-plated cast metal object perfectly captures the iconic bubble style of a 1964 bug, and its headlights double as an LED flashlight. Measures 0.71″ x 2.17″ x 0.59″.
MecArmy’s X7S is a kit that comes with a 130 lumen flashlight and a refillable lighter. The great thing about the kit is that you can connect the two tools and carry them as one, or you can use them separately, thanks to the included connecting capsule, which doubles as a storage cache.
Astrophysicist and author Sarah Barker teamed up with illustrator Maria Nilsson to create this great book for beginner stargazers. It offers up informative details and viewing tips for things you can glimpse when you look up with off-the-shelf binoculars or a telescope. The glow-in-the-dark book cover is a nice touch.
We love a good sippin’ bourbon as much as the next guy, but whiskey also goes great with mixers. Amy Zavatto’s colorful book is filled with 100 great drink recipes, including the perfect versions of classic cocktails, and drinks grouped by sweet, savory, spicy, sour, and other flavor profiles to suit every taste.
Handmade in Santa Clarita, these natural soy candles from California Handcrafted offer scents inspired by some of the state’s greatest locales. For instance, Big Sur is a delicious mix of lemon, wood sage, sea salt, and beach juniper. Packed in 8oz or 16oz travel tins. Buy two and get one free with code THEAWESOMER (expires 1/31/20).
Give a truly personalized gift with one of these handmade custom bobbleheads from AllBobbleHeads.com. Simply send in a photograph of your subject, and in 4 to 6 weeks, they’ll produce a unique figure just for your recipient. Grab a 50% off deal in The Awesomer Shop.
NERF’s toy arsenal gets bigger and badder thanks to the N-Strike Elite Titan CS-50. It’s a minigun-style launcher that can fires eight darts per second from its spinning barrel. It has a 50 dart capacity, and comes with 50 foam projectiles and a shoulder strap to carry some of its weight.
Do you or someone you care about really, really love chocolate? Kekao offers monthly subscriptions and gift boxes, each loaded with some of the most delicious craft chocolate bars from around the globe. It’s a great alternative to the ordinary Valentine’s Day heart-shaped box. They also sell individual bars starting around $4.50.
Roxon’s versatile, yet compact tool offers up six useful features for outdoor cooking: fork, spatula, knife, tongs, bottle opener, and wine corkscrew. It’s made from food-grade 430 stainless steel, and comes with a nylon carrying pouch. Measures about 11″ long when folded.
Larch Wood Canada creates beautiful cutting boards using meticulously-selected sticks of Canadian larch. The end-grain pieces are lined up by pattern, revealing repetitive shapes that occur in nature. They also make custom countertops. See how they’re made here.
The latest version of MRF’s credit card-sized multitool packs 60 survival functions in one, including knife edges, an axe head, firestarter, sundial, wrenches, a hex driver, and more. Made from 440c high carbon hardened stainless steel for durability. Comes with a leather carrying case to protect you from its sharp edges.
This limited-edition Monopoly board features 3D layered art by Charles Fazzino. The Atlantic City locations have been replaced with great cities from around the globe, each colorfully illustrated. Its set into a black frame with tempered glass to protect the board, and includes a matching parts box for storing game pieces.