While it might be a while before you get back to working in your office, you can always start decorating your desk at home as if it was your cubicle. Remind others that there is an “m” and an “e” in “team” with this engraved desktop nameplate from Meriwether, who also makes the perfect e-mailer’s coffee mug.
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The Nomodo Trio is one handy desktop device that has three functions. On one side it has a wireless gadget charger, while on the other side it has a combination heater and cooler so you can keep your drinks at the right temperature. Just don’t spill your coffee on your phone.
Dalstrong’s kitchen knives come in a midnight black that covers its blades, handles, and knife block. Their full-tang blades are made from high-carbon steel with a titanium nitride coating, while their handles are G10 and fiber resin for long life. Price shown is for the 5-piece set, but pieces are also sold individually.
Roark’s handsome and unique drink flask features a stainless steel body, wrapped in authentic Harris Tweed. The famed Scottish wool textile feels great in the hand and looks great with its rich weave of fall colors. Each end is wrapped in stitched leather, and it features an official Harris Tweed label on back.
Material Immaterial Studio presents a unique piece of interactive tabletop art. Cast from concrete, the diminutive Factory features design elements of Brutalist industrial architecture and incorporates a rolling ball maze. Just roll the tiny steel bearings from its tower, and enjoy the show! Measures 8.07″ W x 4.33″ D x 6.29″ H.
Did you know that killer whales have been known to eat deer, or that fluffy white clouds can weigh a million pounds? Author Shane Carley’s offbeat trivia book is filled with 500 strange things that sound like they were totally made up, but are factually correct.
This handmade ring from Trust Ring Co. is the perfect wedding band or gift for an automotive or motorcycle geek. Its core is made from smooth titanium, while its outside is wrapped in black carbon fiber, textured to look like the treads on a tire. As an added bonus, it will never go flat.
Stuck at home with the kids? Author Mike Rampton comes to the rescue with a compilation of more than 500 family friendly games and diversions to keep the boredom to a minimum. Each activity is ranked by energy level and can be played with stuff lying around the house.
Bored at your desk? Give your fingers something fun to do with this series of miniature games from Running Press. There are tiny versions of Skee-Ball, tetherball, shuffleboard, cornhole, ping pong, basketball, and even mini boxing and weightlifting sets to give your digits a workout when they’re not typing.
Drop took the Koss GMR-540-ISO gaming headset and made it lighter and more affordable. The GMR-54X-ISO features the same audiophile-grade 3D sound as the 540. It also has a detachable cable with inline mic, while the detachable boom mic has a new mute and volume switch.
This collection of four books from wilderness expert and author Dave Canterbury includes everything you ever wanted to know about thriving in the wild. The combined reference guides include over 1000 pages of techniques for building shelters, trapping, gathering, and cooking, along with first aid and survival.
Duke Cannon’s exfoliating scrub contains an invigorating mix of menthol, caffeine, and aloe vera that cools, hydrates, and refreshes. It lathers up thick, and brings a bracing chill to even the steamiest shower. Can’t get enough of the cold? Check out their Cold Shower Bundle.
Packed with over 400 pages of artwork and historical artifacts from the Transformers franchise, author Jim Sorenson’s coffee table compendium is sure to delight any Transformers fan. The deluxe edition includes a collector’s box and five ready-to-frame prints.
Whether you’re just pranking your friends by dropping it into their swimming pool, or you want to scare off waterfowl, Flytec’s remote-controlled crocodile head should do the trick. Basically, it’s just a toy boat that looks like a gator, but it looks pretty convincing to us. Now somebody needs a full-size boat that looks like this.
Love food? Why not give it a hug? Not So Subtle Plushies sells giant, photorealistic foods you can use as throw pillows. From baguettes and croissants, to grilled meats, to ramen noodles, there’s something for every food fetish. Grab a couple of slices of bread, bacon, and a fried egg, and you can even make a plush sandwich.
Learn everything there is to know about coffee in this 256 page reference guide by champion barista Maxwell Colonna-Dashwood. The book features illustrations and information about numerous types of coffee, terminology, along with details on growing, roasting, brewing, and the finer points of coffee tasting.
Select any map you want, and Foster Leathercraft will make you a custom work of wall art by carving and embossing real leather. Each map is mounted to a sturdy fiberboard backing, and can be framed for just a few dollars more. They offer small, medium, and large sizes.
Silwy’s unique crystal glasses have magnets in their bottoms. They work with the included non-slip magnetic gel pad coasters to ensure that your drinks don’t spill on their way, and the available steel mounting strip let you hang them over or alongside your countertop. Glasses sold in sets of two.
Command your appliances and lamps like a Sith Lord with this Star Wars-themed outlet controller. The Darth Vader Clapper has two sound effects. It says “The Force is strong with this one” when you clap on, and “You underestimate the power of the Dark Side” when you clap off. There’s also a C-3PO version.
It’s-a-mug, Mario! Celebrate your love for caffeine and the Mushroom Kingdom with Paladone’s official Super Mario Bros. mug. The squared off ceramic mug borrows its shape from the classic NES game cartridge, only this time you need to blow on it to cool off your coffee, and not to get the game to load.
Truckee, California’s Rescued Wine recycles wine bottles to house these great smelling candles, which combine the fragrances of whiskey and bourbon with notes like oak, cedar, tobacco, leather, and various herbs. Made from 100% natural soy wax, with an appx. 70 hour burn time.
Despite being just a bit larger than normal keys, the Geekey packs 16 functions. It can be used as a slotted, Philips, square and combo screwdriver, a closed and an open wrench, a scorer, a file, a bottle opener and more. You can even use it as a smoking pipe. Grab one now in The Awesomer Shop.