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Karakuri Mechanical Paper Models

Karakuri Mechanical Paper Models
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Karakuri is the Japanese art of making papercraft automata. Originally published in Japan by artist and “paper engineer” Keisuke Saka, this book is filled with designs for fourteen different Karakuri models, including a tea-serving robot and a penguin on an iceberg that moves when you turn its crank. Best for ages 13+.

Snarky Snack Trays

Snarky Snack Trays
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Add a little attitude to your dinner parties with one of these funny charcuterie / snack trays from His and Hers Crafts. The wooden trays have 10 cutouts for separating various foods, each laser-engraved with a witty or sarcastic phrase. Available in three sizes.

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Can Do Can Opener

Can Do Can Opener

Who says kitchen tools need to be boring? Opening a can with Ototo’s Can Do can opener is like driving a tiny car along the edge of your cans. Now, put the pedal to the metal and pour yourself a big bowl of chicken noodle soup.

Stanley Pro Black Chrome Mechanics Tool Set

Stanley Pro Black Chrome Mechanics Tool Set
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Is your toolbox filled with a mish-mash of random sockets and wrenches you’ve picked up over the years? Perhaps it’s time to hit the reset switch and grab this pro-grade mechanics tool set from Stanley. It comes loaded with 229 SAE and Metric sockets, socket wrenches, screwdriver bits, and hex keys, all in black chrome.

Leather Chess Set

Leather Chess Set
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Muntok’s elegant roll-up chess set is handmade from vegetable-tanned leather. Its spaces are stitched in place, while its chess pieces are each made from a leather disc with a hand-embossed rank icon. The included storage tube holds pieces and stays closed with a leather strap.

Babe Rosé Valentine’s Day Kit

Babe Rosé Valentine’s Day Kit
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With all the Superbowl hubbub this Sunday, don’t forget that Valentine’s Day is the very next day. Instead of fumbling the occasion with your bae, Babe Wine has you covered with a keep-it-casual Valentine’s Day Kit featuring a silky sleep mask, socks, scented candle, French Broad chocolate bars, and Babe Rosé 4-pack.

Gold Tone Guitar Shelf

Gold Tone Guitar Shelf
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Gold Tone makes banjos, guitars, mandolins and ukes that look as good as they sound. They also use real guitar parts to make this cool shelf for music lovers. It has a mahogany body and neck with interior detailing, shelves with binding, a walnut fingerboard, and a guitar hanger wall mount. Shredding talent not included.

Airportag Luggage Tags

Airportag Luggage Tags
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Want your plain black bag to stand out on the luggage carousel? You need one of Airportag’s playful bag tags. They come with funny illustrations and/or verbiage, and are made of a thick, durable plastic that should last a long time. They can be personalized with your information on back, or even your face on one design.

Universal 48-in-1 Socket Wrench

Universal 48-in-1 Socket Wrench
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This versatile hand tool is basically a complete set of socket wrenches. Its dual rotating heads can turn both metric and standard hex bolts in 16 different sizes, as well as 12-point, round hex, square, spline, and Torx bolts. It can even dig in and turn damaged bolt heads.

Coffeify Wood-Handle Mugs

Coffeify Wood-Handle Mugs
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There’s something about sipping coffee or tea from a quality mug that makes the ritual even more enjoyable. Coffeify makes these beautiful ceramic mugs with intriguing designs inspired by nature. Each has a wooden handle for a cool grip, a matching lid, and an insert for straining loose tea. They also make a glass version.

On the Rocks Whiskey Koozie

On the Rocks Whiskey Koozie
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Asobu’s double-walled stainless steel sleeve keeps your whiskey and other cocktails chilled, while protecting your hand from the cold. The sleeve’s rubber insert slides securely over a standard rocks glass, which is included in the package. Available in black, silver, white, or woodgrain finishes.

UNA Portable Charcoal Grill

UNA Portable Charcoal Grill
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This ultra-compact charcoal grill has an 11″ x 6″ cooking surface and is perfect for cookouts for 1 to 3 people. Its elevated design protects tabletops and decks from heat, while its two-sided grille offers a flat side for easy burger flipping and an elevated side with seven skewer cutouts for kebabs.

Axes Guitar Ring

Axes Guitar Ring
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This unique ring from Boone Rings makes a great gift for guitar lovers. Each one is handmade to order from titanium and features four different styles of guitar that wrap around its wearer’s finger. Available in all ring sizes.

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Stormtrooper Bookends

Stormtrooper Bookends
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If there’s one thing we know about Imperial Stormtroopers in Star Wars, it’s that they’re not very good at their jobs. Perhaps they’d be better at holding up your books instead of defending the Empire. This pair of resin bookends features a duo of white-clad soldiers doing their best to keep your books from falling over.

Can I Mix You a Drink?

Can I Mix You a Drink?
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T-Pain teamed up with food and beverage expert Maxwell Britten to create this 144-page book filled with cocktails inspired by the musician’s life and career. Each of the 50 drinks has been selected as a reflection of one of his songs, offering a variety of unique and imaginary concoctions sure to please any cocktail connoisseur.

Cloudnola Flipping Out Clock

Cloudnola Flipping Out Clock
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A more compact version of Cloudnola’s flip clock. Like the TextTime, it tells time using words instead of numbers. The battery-operated clock can sit on a tabletop or be wall-mounted. It’s available in white-on-black or black-on-white with a red base. Made from metal with PVC flip panels.

Patron x Japanese Breakfast Cocktail Courier Kit

Patron x Japanese Breakfast Cocktail Courier Kit
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Created in concert with musician Michelle Zauner (AKA Japanese Breakfast), this Cocktail Courier Kit packs everything needed for a Persimmon Paloma party for eight: a 375 ml bottle of Patron Reposado, Cocktail Courier Persimmon Syrup, club soda, and fresh limes, plus themed chopsticks, coasters, and a bar towel.

Volkswagen Bus Desk Organizer

Volkswagen Bus Desk Organizer
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Show your love for the classic VW microbus with this cast metal organizer from Troika. It’s based on the 1962 VW T1 Samba Bus, and offers storage for paperclips, business cards, pens, and other small office supplies. Its top works as a magnetic paperclip holder, and its pull-back friction mechanism lets it roll across your desktop.

Take a Compliment Cards

Take a Compliment Cards
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People are always looking for compliments and praise. When you’re at a loss for words, draw a Take a Compliment card, any card, and cross your fingers they’ll laugh at jabs like “Your attractiveness more than makes up for your personality.” Half of the 200 cards are friendly-ish. The others are fiendishly backhanded.

Don’t Swear Piggy Bank

Don’t Swear Piggy Bank
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Swear like an effin’ sailor? Break the habit with a swear jar that tells you to put your money where your potty mouth is. This wooden Don’t Swear Swear Bank reminds you to mind your manners and pay the price whenever you f-up. The glass window displays the penalties as they pile up.

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Hidden Agenda Undated Mini Planner

Hidden Agenda Undated Mini Planner
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Raise a few eyebrows with Brass Monkey’s tongue-in-cheek Hidden Agenda Planner, a cloth-bound daily planner filled with 366 days of random holidays and amusing trivia. What it doesn’t have is days of the week, making this book especially useful for procrastinators who might accidentally delay using it for a year or ten.

Dungeons & Dragons Postcard Set

Dungeons & Dragons Postcard Set
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Fans of Dungeons & Dragons will love this boxed set of postcards featuring images from the vast catalog of D&D art. There are 50 different designs from various editions of the classic RPG. Each image is repeated twice so you can frame half of them, and mail the other half to your friends.

Snarky Birds Dish Towels

Snarky Birds Dish Towels
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This set of three cotton dish towels adds a bit of color and nature to your kitchen. It’s just that these fine feathered friends have a bad attitude, and if you took a second to read what they’re saying, they’re over it. Sayings include “See You in Hell,” “Everything Popular is Wrong,” and “Hell Is Other People.”

World’s Smallest Atari 2600

World’s Smallest Atari 2600
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This teensy replica of the Atari 2600 comes with a miniature TV cabinet. It’s small enough to fit in the palm of your hand and is loaded with nine 8-bit video games, including Asteroids, Breakout, Centipede, Combat, Millipede, Missile Command, Pong Tempest, Warlords, and Pac-Man. They’re not the original 2600 versions though.

Stranger Things Arcade Machine Cat House

Stranger Things Arcade Machine Cat House
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Your cats will love hanging out in this old-school arcade cabinet, inspired by the Palace Arcade in Stranger Things. The cardboard cat house has two levels on which to lounge, each with a scratcher surface for kitty manicures and pedicures. No quarters required.

Intricate Ink Animal Coloring Books

Intricate Ink Animal Coloring Books
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Looking for a real challenge? Look no further than illustrator Tim Jeffs‘ coloring books, each of which includes highly-detailed greyscale animal images, with lots of tight spaces for you to embellish. Each book has 25 images, printed on high quality paper and a lay-flat binding. Jeffs also offers coloring lessons in his Etsy shop.

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