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The Worst-Case Scenario: Apocalypse

The Worst-Case Scenario: Apocalypse
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We’ve been watching Fallout, so a post-apocalyptic wasteland is top of mind. Should such a catastrophe come to pass, the latest Worst-Case Scenario book has got you covered. Whether it’s robots, nukes, aliens, or a pandemic that ends the world as we know it, you’ll find useful pointers from experts to help you not only survive but help rebuild civilization.

Retro Cassette Tape Zipper Wallet

Retro Cassette Tape Zipper Wallet
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This retro wallet from Fydelity features an exterior made from the shell of a cassette tape. Its body is made from synthetic leather with a zippered main compartment for cards, cash, coins, and more. Available in a variety of colors – our fave is the shiny rainbow-chrome finish.

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The Bird Candy

The Bird Candy
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Want to flip someone the bird? These funny hard candies from Sticky sugar-coat your true feelings. Each handcrafted piece of rolled candy offers a delicious apple-blackberry flavor while a tiny hand in its center extends its middle finger. Their shop is packed with all kinds of tasty treats.

Eco-bricks Wooden Construction Toys

Eco-bricks Wooden Construction Toys
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Once Kids makes biodegradable construction toy bricks that are compatible with LEGO pieces. The natural variant of Eco-bricks are made from sustainable wood and are easy to decorate and clean. The colored pieces, on the other hand, are dyed using non-toxic water-based paint. There are also bricks made from bamboo that come with felt stickers.

Slider Boy Titanium Fidget Toy

Slider Boy Titanium Fidget Toy

This mini fidget slider was inspired by the Nintendo Game Boy. It’s small enough to carry in a coin pocket and offers a satisfying three-level sliding action thanks to clicky neodymium magnets. Its outer layers are machined from titanium, while its center layer is made from black anodized aluminum. Choose from natural, gold, or purple bead-blasted finishes.

Matador Gear Tags

Matador Gear Tags
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Gear Tags are Matador’s weatherproof version of luggage tags. Their straps are made from Hypalon rubber, making them waterproof, dustproof, tear-resistant, and impact-resistant. Their writing surface works with most pens, though Matador recommends using a permanent fine-tip marker like a Sharpie. Each pack comes with two Gear Tags.

Chronicle Books’ Cocktail Dice

Chronicle Books’ Cocktail Dice
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What’ll ya have, Mack? Let Chronicle’s Cocktail Dice call the shots. Roll the three dice for your answer: one die is for liquors, one’s for mixers, and one’s for garnishes. With 216 possible combos, the fun is in the surprise. The 32-page booklet further helps customize your drink with what you have on hand.

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Snowfox Insulated Martini Glasses

Snowfox Insulated Martini Glasses
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These stemless 8-oz. martini glasses from Snowfox are made from double-walled stainless steel to keep your drink cold and your hand comfortable. They’re lightweight, shatterproof, and available in a variety of colors. They’re sold in sets of two and also come in a set of four with a matching cocktail shaker. Great for frozen drinks and desserts too!

Cocktail Courier x Palm Royale Tanqueray Martini Kit

Cocktail Courier x Palm Royale Tanqueray Martini Kit
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With booze co-starring in the hit Apple TV+ show Palm Royale along with the wonderful Kristen Wiig, Cocktail Courier’s Tanqueray Martini Kit is a perfect viewing party in a box. Includes everything you’d need to mix up 8-16 Martini Royales and Damn Dirty Martinis, and even comes with a 2-month Apple TV+ subscription.

KeyUnity KA13 Titanium Mini Bottle Opener

KeyUnity KA13 Titanium Mini Bottle Opener
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This tiny keychain tool opens bottle caps in a jiffy. It’s made from durable, lightweight titanium, so it won’t ever break; plus, its keychain hole doubles as a 1/4″ hex bit driver for turning screws in a pinch. It makes a great companion to KeyUnity’s keychain flashlight.

Blind Barrels Whiskey Tasting Boxes

Blind Barrels Whiskey Tasting Boxes
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To indulge in whiskey tastings without the need for a designated driver, Blind Barrels delivers these fun blind-tasting boxes to your door. Each box includes four 50 ml samples of hidden American whiskey gems and new craft distillery releases labeled A, B, C, and D so you can taste blindly to discover new favorites.

Bark & Barware Cocktail Smoker Kit

Bark & Barware Cocktail Smoker Kit
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If you love showy smoke-infused cocktails but hate craft bar prices, do it yourself with a Cocktail Smoker Kit from Bark & Barware. The handsome wood gift box contains six wood chip flavors (like cherry, hickory, and maple), a torch (sans butane), four whiskey stones, a metal brush, and tongs.

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Bolt-Action Decision Pen

Bolt-Action Decision Pen
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This twisty metal pen has a bolt-action retraction mechanism and a fidget spinner at the end of its barrel to help you make decisions. Flick the smooth-spinning wheel, and it’ll offer up answers: YES, NO, NOW, LATER, SKIP, ASK, or AGAIN. It’s made from 6061 aluminum alloy and accepts Pilot G2 pen refills. Available in a grey or black finish.

T-Rex Carabiner Multitool

T-Rex Carabiner Multitool
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This 15-in-1 multitool from Trixie & Milo looks like a T-Rex skull. The prehistoric pocket tool is made from 420 stainless steel and packs multiple hex-head wrenches, a bottle opener, a line cutter, a headphone wrap, and flat and Phillips head screwdrivers. A built-in carabiner clip lets you attach it to a belt loop or a backpack and has a lanyard hole too.

Tuneshine Album Art Display

Tuneshine Album Art Display
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This cool, single-purpose device connects to your phone and displays album art. Instead of a standard screen, it uses a grid of 4096 individual RGB LEDs to create artful, pixelated images. It works with iOS and Android devices and is compatible with Spotify, Apple Music, Sonos, and last.fm.

Gaming PC Building Block Kit

Gaming PC Building Block Kit
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If building a gaming PC is out of your budget at the moment, manifest that machine with this neat kit from LEGO knockoff brand Pantasy. The kit has a surprising amount of detail and distinct parts, including a motherboard, GPU, and storage drives. It even has an RGB light. Pantasy also has equally impressive 90s PC and 80s PC kits.

AMK Pro Optimus Prime and Megatron Action Figures

AMK Pro Optimus Prime and Megatron Action Figures
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Yolopark’s upcoming Transformers G1 action figures are way too good for their price. The AMK Pro Series Optimus Prime and Megatron action figures have sweet battle-damaged paint jobs on their metal and plastic parts. They’re both about 8″ tall and come with lighting effects, weapon accessories, and a display stand.

Capra Leather Rover Toiletry Bags

Capra Leather Rover Toiletry Bags
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These handsome and substantial dopp kits from Capra are made from full-grain leather. They have a water-resistant lining premium YKK zippers and are assembled with Italian waxed thread. The compact and large sizes have a top divided section and interior zippers. They come in dark brown (shown), black, green, navy, and tan.

Get a Whiff Candles

Get a Whiff Candles
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Got a wry sense of humor? Get a Whiff makes delightfully fragrant candles with names like Sage Against the Machine, A Mustache, a Pipe, and Pretentious Behavior, and Let’s Snort Some Lavender. Each glass is filled with a hand-poured coconut wax blend with a mix of heady aromas to match its name. They also come in smaller tins and amber jars.

JOAT Titanium Multitool

JOAT Titanium Multitool

Unlike most compact multitools, Fetos Studio’s JOAT (Jack of All Trades) can be completely disassembled. This lets you decide which parts to take with you. You can even bring just the key loop. Its titanium modules include a screwdriver with two magnetic bits, a wrench, a pry bar, a blade, and a bottle opener.

How Comics Were Made

How Comics Were Made

Tech journalist and print historian Glenn Fleischman teamed up with other experts to create How Comics Were Made: A Visual History from the Drawing Board to the Printed Page. The book takes readers through 130 years of newspaper cartoons with the help of high-resolution original art, newspaper reproductions, and interviews with cartoonists.

Seiko Mai Alarm Clock

Seiko Mai Alarm Clock
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These battery-powered tabletop alarm clocks from Seiko feature a face and bezel design inspired by the Japanese brand’s iconic dive watches. They measure about 3.7″ across and feature a backlight and snooze functions. Choose from Blue, Green, White, Black, Black/Gray, Blue/Red, and Black/Gold color schemes.

Twisted Whiskey Glass Gift Set

Twisted Whiskey Glass Gift Set
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Frolk’s whiskey glass set comes with two 11 oz. crystal glasses and a matching 30 oz. decanter, both with a unique twisted base design. They come packed in a pinewood box, along with two XL spherical whiskey chillers, a freezer pouch, tongs, and two slate coasters. Makes a great gift for whiskey lovers.

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