This series of three jigsaw puzzles come together to form the major anatomical structures of a 5-foot-tall human being. Choose from head, thorax, or abdominal sections, each certified for accuracy by medical illustrator Mesa Schumacher. They make a great gift for biology students, or just anyone interested in science.
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Looking for a gift for a book lover who already has a full library? These solid wood coasters from Cutting Boredom make a great present for bookworms. They come in more than 20 different designs, each inspired by the cover of a classic piece of literature. Sold in sets of two or more.
This old-fashioned stainless steel ice cream scoop carves out perfect cylinders instead of spheres, resulting in larger, taller scoops, and a unique presentation for frozen desserts. Just press into ice cream, and pull the trigger above your cone or bowl.
Inspired by 1980s boomboxes, but updated with modern audio tech, the Flare6 cranks out 150-watts of power via its three speakers. It offers 12 hours of wireless playtime, and has a 1/4″ microphone input, SD and USB ports for playing MP3 files, and five EQ settings. For even more power, check out the 200-watt Flare 8.
From the Beverly Hills bakery that invented the 24-hour cupcake ATM, Sprinkles is shipping cupcakes from coast-to-coast. Sprinkle a little love with the flash-frozen Holiday Box: Four Red Velvet, Four Vanilla, and Four Chocolate Peppermint cupcakes decorated with green trees, gingerbread, snowmen, and sprinkles. Order by 12.14.20.
Does someone special on your shopping list have a sweet tooth? This elegant collection of chocolates comes with an assortment of delicious treats from Chicago/Pilsen chocolatier Uzma Sharif, including rich chocolate bars, caramels, sipping chocolate, marshmallows, and more. Also available in a medium size.
“Feeling classy as f*ck? Have a Bellini. Life kicking your ass? Try a Corpse Reviver.” Classy as F*ck Cocktails demonstrates that profanity is elegant when combined with gold calligraphy and 60 classic drink recipes. Equally swanky: Two Damn Classy rocks glasses and the golden Shaking Sh*t Up! cocktail shaker.
Looking to fill up those stockings with some fun, funny, and sometimes functional little items? We’ve got you covered, with a bunch of great gift ideas that all cost under $25 and are small enough to stuff into those oversize socks you’ve got hanging over the fireplace.
Do you or someone you care about love wine? The worst-kept secret of oenophiles is that good wine doesn’t need to be expensive. For less than $6 a bottle, Wine Insiders will ship a selection of 12 to 15 bottles of you or your gift recipient’s favorite types of wine. Buyers will receive a code they can redeem for their wine.
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+.
Do you love roller coasters? The guys at CoasterDynamix make teeny models of virtual thrill rides for your desk or bookshelf. They come in a variety of designs, including traditional, looped, and adventure-themed rides, each sold as an easy-to-build kit. Find more variants here.
Do you or your kids digging into your piggy bank and take money out too often? The Lusen safe will help you resist that temptation, because it has no openings other than its money slot. This stainless steel cube must be cut open with power tools if you ever need to get money out. Measures 5.9″ x 5.9″ x 5.9″.
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.
Nope, that’s not a typo. This silly desktop organizer from Fred looks like a tiny U.F.O., complete with a tractor beam. A magnet in the bottom of the saucer makes it look like the aliens are abducting the appropriately cow-shaped paper clips. We bet the fluorescent acrylic would look sweet under black light.
This colorful, challenging, and unique 540-piece jigsaw puzzle from Uncommon Goods features a gradient field of color that wraps around a spherical surface. Its pieces are made from plastic which ensures they hold together firmly, and the finished globe measures 8.66″ in diameter.
Rolls-Royce makes the most elegant cars in the world. Authors Simon Van Booy and Harvey Briggs and photographer Mariona Vilarós take an insider’s tour of the factory where each Rolls is built by hand. The 296-page book incorporates elements of the UK automaker’s heritage, including vintage design sketches and assembly line photos.
Ever try to get a tablespoon to fit into the top of an olive jar? Cocktail Kingdom solves the common bartender complaint thanks to Jim Meehan, author of Meehan’s Bartender Manual. Meehan’s Mixology Measuring Spoons offer a narrower, arrow-shaped motif – plus Imperial and Metric measurements – on six stainless spoons.
Was somebody on your list naughty this year? Insist that they clean up their act with Duke Cannon’s 10oz. bar of black soap. It’s formulated with activated charcoal for its cleansing properties and scented with black pepper and bergamot. We suggest pairing it with the Tactical Scrubber to really scour away misbehaviour.
Between the popularity of The Queen’s Gambit and quarantining, there’s no better time to improve your chess game. This chess set from Showcase Plastics has a 12″ x 12″cast acrylic board with LED lighting. It’s available in a choice a variety colors for each side of the board, and includes a set of laser-cut acrylic chess pieces.
The sizes of regular measuring cups aren’t always obvious. But these clever cups from Welcome Industries are far more intuitive. Each cup is shaped like the fractional amount that it represents, so a 1/2-cup really is a half of a cup, and so forth. Made from durable, BPA-free Tritan, and includes 1/4-cup, 1/3-cup, 1/2-cup, and 1-cup sizes.
Pilgrim Soul’s unique journal is designed to stimulate creative thought with more than 50 fun exercises to loosen up your brain. Its creators say it’s best used when you’re high, which could also make your ideas a whole lot funnier too. The next time your boss wants to do a “brainstorming” session, whip out a stack of these.
Working from home doesn’t seem to have reduced the number of unnecessary work meetings. If you’re spending way more time on Zoom calls than you should be, then you need this mug from artist Will Bryant. The 14oz. diner mug says “I Survived Another Meeting” on one side, and “That Should Have Been an Email” on the other.
Do you find yourself vegging out on the couch too much? Tayto won’t judge! This jumbo couch potato is happy to hang out with you while you lounge. This huggable tuber measures about 13″ tall, and is filled with soft and squeezy polyester stuffing. Just don’t give in to the temptation to slather him in butter and sour cream.
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