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I Survived a Meeting Award

I Survived a Meeting Award

And The I Survived Another Meeting That Should Have Been An Email award ribbon goes to… the tens of millions of employees around the world who are bogged down by corporate red tape. A silly knick knack by pop artist Will Bryant.

The Adjustable Clampersand

The Adjustable Clampersand

Equal parts decorative and functional. Designer Tony Ruth recommends “using it to clamp verbally associated objects together into some sort of visual pun: bacon and eggs, salt and pepper, turner and hooch.”

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Mokuyobi Threads Patches

Mokuyobi Threads Patches

Brooklyn-based clothing shop Mokuyobi Threads (Mokuyobi is Japanese for Thursday) has a large selection of beautiful iron-on patches. The themes include space, nature, sports, travel and the tragedy of dinosaurs and hotdogs.

Beard Baubles

Beard Baubles

Designers Mike Kennedy and Pauline Ashford originally made Beard Baubles for an ad agency’s Holiday greeting card. They’re donating all proceeds to a melanoma awareness group. Sadly, it’s out of stock as of this writing.

BirdieBox

BirdieBox

BirdieBox is a subscription service for avid golfers. Each month you’ll receive a pack of golf, health and nutritional items worth $100 or more. Male and female packs are available. There’s also a one-time Holiday gift box.

Mister Rings

Mister Rings

If you’re looking for cool yet affordable stocking stuffers, check out Mister. The accessory shop makes rings in a variety of designs, often available in black, raw steel and gold finish. Some of the rings can also be engraved.

Tool Pen

Tool Pen

Back in stock! This handy gadget combines a writing instrument with a stylus, philips and flathead screwdrivers, level, 3-scale ruler and an eraser all in one. Available in yellow, black or silver; ballpoint or rollerball variants.

Carbon Flyer

Carbon Flyer

An R/C plane with a body made entirely out of carbon fiber, making it extremely durable yet lightweight. Its swappable battery lasts about 3min. per charge. It has a 640×480 camera, but you can’t stream the video feed live.

Architect’s Cubes

Architect’s Cubes

A set of eight 1.25″ square blocks made from natural and composite building materials including maple, bakelite, cork, granite, EVA, silicone, acrylic, and aluminum. Building a structure out of these could get expensive quick.

Abusive Balloons

Abusive Balloons

(PG-13 Language) Abusive Balloons will add a bit of irony or sincere bitterness to any celebration. Each pack comes with 12 balloons, each printed on both sides with one of three cynical slogans.

Super Retro Gamer Man Crate

Super Retro Gamer Man Crate

Man Crates’ Super Retro Gamer Crate is filled with a RetroDuo v2.0 portable game console, two randomly selected Super Nintendo games, and enough candy to keep gamers buzzing through Donkey Kong Country for days.

Strip Club LEGO Set

Strip Club LEGO Set

LEGO would never in a billion years even think of releasing Citizen Brick’s new LEGO-compatible playset. The Citizen Brick Center for the Performing Arts is “a place where dreamers can dream, and dancers can dance.”

Tactical Holiday Stocking

Tactical Holiday Stocking

ThinkGeek continues to tacticalize all the things. This stocking has MOLLE straps, two carabiners, two quick-release clips on the toe, a hook-and-loop panel, a bi-directional side zipper and is of course black. MOLLE Christmas!

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Last Exit to Nowhere Stickers

Last Exit to Nowhere Stickers

The excellent fan-made movie merchandise shop Last Exit to Nowhere now sells stickers of some its popular designs. The initial release consists of four sets of four stickers each. Set four is going to be a hit.

Sriracha2Go

Sriracha2Go

Spike your food with your favorite condiment anytime and anywhere with Sriracha2Go. It’s a stupidly simple knickknack – a refillable 1.25oz bottle that comes with a carabiner. It doesn’t actually come with sriracha though.

Kinekt Gear Necklace

Kinekt Gear Necklace

Like the Gear Ring, Kinekt Design’s Gear Necklace has moving gears at the core of its design. They let you slide the heart-shaped pendant along its ball chain. The ring and the necklace are also available in a discounted set.

MOSS Robot Construction Kit

MOSS Robot Construction Kit

From the makers of Cubelets comes a more advanced modular robot kit. MOSS uses magnets embedded in each block along with steel bearings to create connections. There will also be Artist Series sets with themed paint and graphics.

3D-Printed Custom Head

3D-Printed Custom Head

If you find custom 3D printed figurines out of your price range, perhaps a miniature copy of your head will do. You won’t need a 3D scanner either. Just send Firebox a front and a side shot of your head and they’ll do the rest.

Transformers x Sega x Sony

Transformers x Sega x Sony

TakaraTomy’s consoles in disguise. Optimus Prime transforms into the original PlayStation, complete with a controller and a memory card, while Megatron turns into a Mega Drive with a controller and a Sonic cartridge.

Lil’ Mikey

Lil’ Mikey

An adorable 9″ tall vinyl figure of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ Michelangelo, based on one of pop artist Mike Mitchell’s illustrations in his awesome Just Like Us series. We hope he makes a cheaper bobblehead version.

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Takara Tomy Earth Rider RC

Takara Tomy Earth Rider RC

We’ve seen quadcopters that can also drive around on wheels, but the Earth Rider R/C vehicle can go over land, air and water. The downside? Engadget says it only lasts up to 5min. per 30min. charge. P.S.: It’s Cheaper in Japan.

Cash Cannon

Cash Cannon

Water gun? Airsoft? Nerf? Pffff. Talk to this motherflippin’ cannnon. Make it rain with the tackiest rich man’s toy you’ll ever see. The Cash Cannon fires bills or any similarly sized object. Runs on a 9-volt battery.

Maurizio Cattelan: L.O.V.E. Trinkets

Maurizio Cattelan: L.O.V.E. Trinkets

The Museum of Modern Art partnered with the irreverent Italian artist Maurizio Cattelan to release small replicas of L.O.V.E., his infamous anti-Fascist sculpture. Available as a snow globe and as a rotating music box.

Pillow Band

Pillow Band

We’ve featured DOIY’s weapon-shaped pillows, but if you’re more of a lover than a fighter, check out the store’s Pillow Band. The set consists of three small pillows. Two are shaped like a guitar and one looks like a mic.

Never Ending Slinky Machine

Never Ending Slinky Machine

Clearly inspired by Slinky on a Treadmill, Creatables Labs’ Project NESM (Never Ending Slinky Machine) is a small USB-powered treadmill made specifically to keep a Slinky coil and uncoil continuously. Because why the hell not.

The Men’s Soap Shop Aftershave

The Men’s Soap Shop Aftershave

The Men’s Soap Shop packages its aftershave in 6oz. flasks. They’re available in seven different scents. You can also get them as part of a shaving set. But be sure to keep the label on, or you might accidentally freshen your throat.

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