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5 Cool & Unique Home Decor Gifts

The More You Gnome Zen Garden:
The More You Gnome Zen Garden
Achieve a zen state of mind while playing with your own little Gnome garden. Perfect to add to your desktop for a peaceful break from work, this set includes a rectangle sand box, a lotus-posing gnome, toadstools and other mini figures to decorate your gnome garden. [Buy it here]

Squirrel Jewelry Dish:
Squirrel Jewelry Dish
This cute squirrel standing over a petal-textured base will keep an eye on your favorite daily jewelry and accessories. [Buy it here]

Twine After Time Photo Hanger Kit:
Twine After Time Photo Hanger Kit
Photos are definitely the best way to personalize a home or office, this kit makes the best photo display to add to a plain wall. It includes twine, wall-mount and pins to hold your photos. Not only that, but it also comes with a special offer from Shutterfly for free photo prints to get you started. Additionally, it comes with 25 colorful prints. [Buy it here]

My Light in Shining Armour LOVE LED Sign:
My Light in Shining Amour Lamp
This LED sign is guaranteed to fill any room with a lot of warmth. It’s battery operated, so you can easily place it anywhere you like without worrying about how to light it up, a flick of a switch and you’re all set for this shining love.  [Buy it here]

Brilliant Resilience Hoop Art:
Brilliant Resilience Hoop Art
Let this beautiful hoop art remind you of how tough and resilient you are. The quote “Life is tough, but so are you” is screen printed on textile in a stitch-inspired style. [Buy it here]

Cool Gift Ideas For The Party Host

Whether you’re the party host or visiting a party and need a gift for the occasion, these gifts items are perfect to have in any gathering!
Viski Stainless Steel Penguin Shaped Cocktail Shaker:
Viski Stainless Steel Penguin Shaped 17 oz Cocktail Shaker with Cap and Strainer
Fun penguin shaped 17 oz cocktail shaker that includes a cap, strainer and a lid. The design adds a fun twist to an essential bar tool. [Buy it here]

Wilton Chocolate Pro 3-Tier Chocolate Fountain:
Wilton Chocolate Pro 3-Tier Chocolate Fountain
Everyone loves a chocolate fountain at a party! This Wilton chocolate fountain will be a hit at any party, it holds up to 4 pounds of melted chocolate and flows from all three tiers. [Buy it here]

Fruit Infuser Pitcher:
Fruit Infusion Pitcher
Use the hollow infusing rod in the middle of this pitcher to infuse your water with any fruit to add a natural flavor. The rod screws to the lid to stay securely in place. [Buy it here]

HOST Chill Wine Cooling Pour Spout:
HOST Chill Wine Cooling Pour Spout
This brilliant pour spout features cool gel that freezes then, once inserted, chills your drink for a few hours. All you have to do is freeze it at least 2 hours before use. The lid is air-tight and spill proof. [Buy it here]

Rabbit Jumbo Chilling Stones:
Rabbit Chilling Stones, Jumbo
Another way to keep your drinks chill without diluting them with ice. All you have to do is pre-chill the stainless steel stones, keep them in the freezer using the included storage case and you should enjoy a nice chilled drink when ready. [Buy it here]

5 Cool Personalized Gift Ideas Under $25

Personalized Wooden Spoon
Personalized Wooden Spoon: cool and quirky gift idea for the cook. You can request to have any graphic or words to be engraved on these very customizable wooden spoons. [Buy it here]

Personalised Starbucks Mug And Coaster
We all have one or two Starbucks addicts in our lives. This set of a mug and a coaster can be personalized to have their name along with the Starbucks Logo. You can also order them as a reusable to-go cup or a tumbler. [Buy it here]

Personalized iPhone Charger Wrap
Personalized Charger Wraps: No more charger stealing around the house! Old methods of marking your charger with a colored pen or nail polish are over, you can now have the charger personalized with your initials on an easy to apply sticker wrap. [Buy it here]

Personalized Journal
Encourage the writer in your life to write more with this personalized notebook with an encouraging and thoughtful quote on its cover. [Buy it here]

Personalized White and Gold Jewelry Dish
A chic and delicate jewelry dish that is fully handmade and stamped with your name and a symbol. You can further customize the dish to include words or initials. [Buy it here]

If you need more personalized gift ideas, check Etsy’s Holiday Guide here!

20 More Fun & Funky Ice Cube Trays

It’s summer again, so it’s time to relax, put your feet up and enjoy sipping on a cool iced beverage. Plain square ice cubes are boring, spice things up a bit with themed molds shaped into recognizable but intricate designs. Following on from our previous post on creative ice cub trays, we present a new batch of trays which are even better than before which range from Superheros to Star Wars to actual cups made of ice. So pull up a chair and pour yourself a drink whilst we present to you more funky ideas for decorating your ice.

Lego Ice Bricks Tray

Lego Ice Bricks Tray – Buy it here

Rainy Day

Rainy Day – Buy it here

Heart Shaped Mold

Heart Shaped Mold  – Buy it here

Cool Shooters Shot Glass Mold

Cool Shooters Shot Glass Mold  – Buy it here

Cool Jewels

Cool Jewels – Buy it here

Death Star Silicone Tray

Death Star Silicone Tray  – Buy it here

Frozen Peas

Frozen Peas  – Buy it here

Hip Hopsicles Ice Cube Tray

Hip Hopsicles Ice Cube Tray – Buy it here

iCubes Ice Tray

iCubes Ice Tray  – Buy it here

Guitar Ice Cube Stirs

Guitar Ice Cube Stirs  – Buy it here

Skull and Crossbones Ice Tray

Skull and Crossbones Ice Tray – Buy it here

Ice Sticks

Ice Sticks – Buy it here

The Eternal Ice Cube

The Eternal Ice Cube – Buy it here

Star Wars Han Solo Silicone Tray

Star Wars Han Solo Silicone Tray  – Buy it here

Tovolo Sphere Ice Molds

Tovolo Sphere Ice Molds – Buy it here

Gentleman's Silicone Ice Cube Tray

Gentleman’s Silicone Ice Cube Tray – Buy it here

Porsche Design Ice Cube Tray

Porsche Design Ice Cube Tray – Buy it here

Pineapple Shape Novelty Ice

Pineapple Shape Novelty Ice – Buy it here

Tetris Ice

Tetris Ice – Buy it here

Cool Mustache Ice Cube Tray Novelty

Cool Mustache Ice Cube Tray – Buy it here

10 Gifts That Will Surprise and Delight

There’s something special about watching the expression on someone’s face as they open a gift they received from you. Sadly, a positive reaction isn’t always guaranteed, which can only bring you down, thinking you could have done better. Don’t worry though, our mission today is to help you get the best reaction ever from your gift recipients. Take your pick from these 10 gifts that are guaranteed to surprise and delight…

Sushi Socks:

Sushi Socks
The Sushi fan in your life will be astonished at how realistic these Sushi socks look. Hand-rolled in Japan, the socks are presented in a way to look exactly like the real thing. Available in a range of classic sushi: Octopus / Shrimp / Tuna / Salmon / Red Caviar / Mazusushi (Trout).

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Christmas Spirit Baubles:

Christmas Spirit Baubles
These innocent looking baubles are actually shot glasses in a very clever disguise. Topped with a screw cap with a ring, you can fill each bauble with your favorite liquor and hang it from a branch to add a whole lot of spirit to your tree. Sold in a brightly colored set of 6.

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Matterhorn Glass:

Matterhorn Glass
Matterhorn is a spectacular mountain that stands tall on the border between Switzerland and Italy. It’s the sort of thing you’d see on a postcard or a souvenir, but we’ve got something more impressive. This crystal glass features its own replica of the Matterhorn right in the middle of the glass, giving the phrase “drink on the rocks” a whole new meaning.

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SpreadTHAT! Advanced Butter Knife:

Spreadthat Knife
Struggling with cold butter, or any cold spread for that matter, is a thing of the past with this rather genius knife which melts butter instantly using your body heat. No need to bring out the butter a head of time to melt, and there’s no need to follow any special instructions to get this knife to do its magic. Thanks to the highly conductive aluminum it is made of, simply holding the knife will transfer heat from your body to the butter for you to enjoy an even spread on a non-damaged piece of bread.

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KeySmart:

KeySmart
Lucky for us, there’s now a much better and more organized solution for holding keys than a bulky keychain. KeySmart is an aircraft-grade aluminum key organizer that holds 3 to 4 keys. Its compact design makes it much easier to carry in your pocket than a keychain, and with the available add-ons, you can expand the use of your KeySmart to hold up to a Hundred keys, add a USB flash drive and more.

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Drop Rainbow Bath Light:

Drop Rainbow Bath Light
This waterproof, color-changing mood light is the perfect addition to a bathroom, swimming pool or any water surrounded place where you’d like to enjoy a cool ambiance. The light automatically turns on when its bottom surface comes in contact with water and it starts to change color for you to enjoy every hue of the rainbow in the most relaxing way.

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The Half Pint Glass:

The Half Pint Glass
Trying to cut on your drinking but find it hard to look at a glass half empty? You’ll certainly find it much easier to do using this Half Pint glass, which looks like a full pint, but cut vertically in half so you still get the feeling that you’re drinking a full one! There’s also room for fun with this glass; pour in two drinks of different shades, serve them together and you’ll definitely start up a conversation.

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Star Wars Lightsaber Portable Charger:

Star Wars Lightsaber Portable Charger
Darth Vader might have used a Lightsaber quite differently than you would now, but there’s no doubt that it’s lifesaving either way. Designed as a scale replica to the iconic Lightsaber, this portable charger is ready to save your life whenever your USB gadgets run out of juice. It also features a powerful 4-LED torch to guide you whenever you’re on the path to the Dark Side.

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Corkatoo:

Corkatoo
Corkscrews are usually the dullest looking piece of utility out there, too dull for something that helps us begin a fun time. These bird-shaped corkscrews are as fun looking as they are handy. Made of brushed aluminum, but are soft to touch, Corkatoo is everything you need to get your drinking on,  including a bottle opener and a serrated foil cutter.

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The Legacy Aerating Wine Glass:

The Legacy Aerating Wine Glass
Using a decanter or a wine aerator, which allows your wine to breathe, is usually recommended to bring out the best flavor out of your red wine. But there’s a new, easier way to do it…. the Legacy Aerating wine glass comes with a built-in aerator in the middle. Pour in your favorite red and watch it go through the Legacy’s drainage holes, which speed up the wine’s flow to aerate it better than any decanter. Not only will it bring out your wine’s full flavor, it’s also quite entertaining to look at.

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6 Cool Menswear Gift Ideas For The High-Tech Man

The menswear items in this post are cool in so many ways: how they’re created, how they look and how they’re literally cool, as in, they work on keeping your body temperature cool and comfortable in every climate.

The concept behind Ministry of Supply makes it so appealing to every high-tech man. Their line of clothes combine science and technology to bring performance tech into classic clothing items that give you comfort and style all day long. They use scientific research, aerospace engineering and robotic engineered knitting to create their clothing items. Using patent-pending fabrics and designs, they turned everyone’s favorite classic apparel into the ultimate comfort wear, without compromising style along the way.

Here are some of the amazing technology behind Ministry of Supply’s clothes:

  • Phase Change Materials for Heat Regulation:

Your body’s temperature changes through-out the day. MoS uses Phase Change Materials, the type of material used in NASA spacesuits for temperature regulation, to create their clothes. Your MoS apparel will cool you down when it’s hot and heat up when it’s cold. You’ll be enjoying perfect temperature no matter what.

  • Stretch Fabrics:

If you’ve ever worn a shirt that is too stiff for you to move in comfortably, you’ll appreciate MoS’ 2-way and 4-way stretch fabrics which add movement to the clothes. MoS clothes stretch just enough for you to move without any restriction, they also remain tucked even with hard movements.

  • Javafresh – Odor Fighting Technology:

Javafresh is a type of fabric that incorporates recycled coffee grounds, which work on absorbing odor molecules. Thanks to Javafresh, you’ll feel fresh for a longer time and enjoy your day without worrying about any odor issues.

  • Ventilation:

By using Thermal Imaging, MoS identified the body’s hot spots to see where ventilation is most needed to give you a refreshing feel as you about your day. Depending on the item, laser-cut ventilation is applied in a way that allows air in, but remains unnoticeable in the garment.

Must-Have Ministry of Supply Apparel for Men:

Apollo Dress Shirt:

Apollo Dress Shirt
This is where it all started… the Apollo dress shirt is the first thing that Ministry of Supply has created and what inspired many great pieces after it. The clean-cut, tailored design of the Apollo makes it perfect for everyday use at work or school, or for special occasions. It features:

  • Heat regulation with NASA PCMs (Phase Change Materials)
  • 4-way stretch fabric that is also wrinkle-free.
  • Moisture wicking fabric that spreads moisture over, making sweat marks less noticeable and quick to dry.
  • Everfuse collar and cuffs stay sharp without the need to iron them.
  • Available in 5 colors and 2 fits: standard or slim.

Also check out the Archive Dress Shirt, which offers all the above plus ventilation and a brushed finish.

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Aviator Jacket:

Aviator Jacket Aviator Jacket
Imagine your most-trusted, favorite blazer that you simply enjoy wearing. Now add the Ministry of Supply twist to it and you’ll get a water resistant, moisture-wicking, stretch blazer that moves with you:

  • 4-way stretch fabric, wrinkle-free.
  • Water repellant finish.
  • Moisture wicking fabric.
  • Lining infused with coffee recycled Javafresh material.

Available in 2 colors.

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Aviator Chinos:

Aviator Chinos
Whatever you choose to do in the day, the Aviator Chinos will help you do it in comfort and style. Running around doing errands? Sitting in an office for too long? These Chinos:

  • Stretch to adapt to your movement.
  • Keep you cool with their ventilation mesh pockets.
  • Remain wrinkle-free.
  • Urethane seam tape on the inner waistband keep your shirt tucked.

Available in 6 colors and 2 fits: slim or standard. Also available as slacks.

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Mercury Crew Neck Sweater:

Mercury Sweater
Made from Ultrafine Merino wool with Phase change materials, the Mercury sweater does not only keep you warm, it also prevents overheating. So no matter what temperature you’re in, you’ll always be comfortable.

Available in 3 colors, in your choice of crew neck or v-neck.

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Atmos LT T-Shirt:

Atmos T Shirt
Whether you choose to wear it as an undershirt or on its own, the Atmos t-shirt guarantees the perfect, most comfortable fit. Robotic knitting was used to seamlessly incorporate vented knits into the t-shirt, giving you airflow where you need it to stay cool.

Available in 2 colors, in crew neck or v-neck style.

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Atlas Dress Socks:

Atals Socks
The style and comfort of MoS extends to your feet with their Atlas dress socks, which offer you the same qualities all their clothing items do. Just like the rest of your body, your foot bends and heats up, that’s why the Atlas socks feature targeted ventilation, stretch fabric and odor-absorbing fibers that take care of any potential embarrassment caused by sweaty feet. When making the Atlas socks, Pressure Mapping has been used to identify where pressure is applied and where extra support is needed when you move. As a result, a compression band has been added to give you arch support.

Available in 5 colors. Also available as “No Show” loafer socks.

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