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10 Cool Homeware Gifts for Under $50

Whether you’re looking for a housewarming gift or simply want to give your friends a gift that the entire family can enjoy, you’ll love the homeware products we have on this list. They’re fun, quirky and all priced under $50 for those of us on a tight budget.

Zombie Bookends:

Zombie Bookends
Made from sturdy steel, these bookends will give the impressive illusion of zombies holding up your books, or walking in and out of your books, which should be even more impressive if your books were about zombies!

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Instant Coasters:

Instant Coasters
Create your own personalized coasters with this set that looks like Instant photos. It contains 4 tempered glass coaster cases that you can slide any photo into so you can personalize them with your own family photos or pretty much any photo you like.

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“It’s Nice to Be Nice” Doormat:

Nice to Be Nice Doormat
Designed to look like the famous Nice biscuits, this doormat is in itself nice and welcoming to your guests.

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Key Kong Key Holder & Bottle Opener:

Key Kong Key Holder
Key Kong might be small in size, but he’s mighty strong. The magnetic key holder also doubles as a bottle opener, he clings to all things metal so you’ll find him around the house whenever you need him

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Genius Paperclip Holder:

Genius Paper Clip Holder
Paperclips of all sizes come together on top of this magnetic Einstein head to recreate his famous hairdo. You could even get creative and give him a new style. Either way, you’re guaranteed your paperclips will be all saved in one place.

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Roller Tape Dispenser:

RollerTape Tape Dispenser
This very 80s inspired Roller Skate tape dispenser is simply fun. It gives you access to two tapes, which make the wheels of the skate, at the same time. It contains two neon rolls of tape, giving it an even more of a cool 80s vibe.

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Sparrow Wall Hook:

Sparrow Hooks
A very cute set of wall hooks with birds standing on a branch looking over.

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Jpegs Wooden Coat Hooks:

Jpegs Hooks
If you prefer a more personalized set of wall hooks, these Jpeg hooks are perfect. They combine hooks with pegs which you can use to hang name tags, photos or personal notes. The hooks can be wall-mounted or fixed on any metal surface using the included magnets.

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Supersized Paint Tin Pop Up Storage:

Supersize Paint Storage
This large collapsible storage bin, designed to look like a super-sized paint tin, is great for storing anything you like: from laundry, toys or basically anything you’re trying to hide. The fun design is complete with a drip of paint stitched to the bottom of the bin.

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“I Don’t Give Edam” Cheesy Board:

Cheesy Boards
You simply can’t NOT laugh at how cheesy this cheese board is with its “I don’t Give Edam” joke. Made from scratch resistant tempered glass, with a cool classic design that you’ll love to have on display.

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11 Things You Need In Your Man Cave

Whether you already have a glorious man cave or still working on marking your territory, you know the cave can’t just have anything in it. Things in your not so humble abode need to reflect your alpha maleness in every single respect; so here are our top picks for 11 things that you need in your guy grotto:

Star Wars™ X-Wing™ Knife Block:

Star Wars™ X-Wing™ Knife Block
If any set of knives deserves to be in your man-cave, this is certainly the pick of the bunch. This officially licensed Star Wars knife block takes the shape of an X-Wing fighter, giving your kitchen countertop a great sense of rebellion. The set includes 5 high quality stainless steel knives:

  • Cook’s knife: 8″ (200mm)
  • Bread knife: 8″ (198mm)
  • Carving Knife: 8″ (225mm)
  • Utility knife: 4.75″ (122mm)
  • Paring knife: 3.5″ (85mm)
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Star Wars Lightsaber™ BBQ Tongs:

Star Wars Lightsaber™ BBQ Tongs
Now you’ve got your Star Wars X-Wing knives, you really shouldn’t stop there. It’ll be BBQ season before you know it and you simply cannot be seen prodding and flipping meat with any old pair of pincers. Enter the Star Wars Lightsaber Tongs, complete with authentic sound effects (because we know you’re going to try to make the noise anyway).

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Sugar Skull Spoon:

Sugar Skull Spoon
You already know too much sugar is bad for you, yet you can’t resist the saccharin assassin. We appreciate we can’t stop you, but this skull shaped sugar spoon is here to help. Thanks to its gothic design, no matter how much you scoop, it’s never a proper spoonful, which reminds you in a way to take less. Plus, it simply looks awesome.

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Caveman Mug:

Caveman Mug
You wake up hungover with a mouth like the bottom of a pterodactyl’s nest. Stringing a coherent sentence together is out of the question (you’re a Neanderthal remember) but you can just about manage enough of a grunt to communicate that you need coffee and you need it NOW! So it only makes sense that you have your morning cup of joe in a Caveman Mug – which also incidentally, is perfectly in-keeping with your choice of interior decoration.

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Blade Runner Whiskey Glass:

Blade Runner Whiskey Glass
Fans of the sci-fi Blade Runner should recognize this glass in a second. And if you’re not quite sure… it’s Deckard’s favorite glass. This isn’t a replica of it, it is actually handmade by the same designer who made the original glass. So when you sip your favorite drink out of it, you’ll know what you have in hand is something special. It’s a must-have for every sci-fi fan.

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Beer Freeze Pint Glass:

Beer Freeze
Is there anything worse than warm beer? A lot of things probably, but what we’re trying to say is, warm beer really sucks. But you don’t have to put up with it anymore. Beer Freeze is a brilliant BPA-free plastic pint, with built-in cooling gel that chills any beverage instantly, and most importantly, it keeps it that way. Wrapped with a rubber grip so your hand doesn’t freeze along with your drink.

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Firefly Portable Laser Light:

Firefly Portable Lamp
The Firefly isn’t just a portable light, it’s a palm-sized portable light with laser beams! Creating an impressive party atmosphere is easy with the Firefly light; it uses low powered laser and glass optics to scatter laser light and illuminate the area without using much power (less than 1 watt!). It’s also suitable for outdoor use, with an impressive ability to project light up to 100ft.

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Hunting Trophy Door Light:

Hunting Trophy Door Light
Hunter or not, you’ll love having this Hunting Trophy Door Light in your Man Cave. Mount it on your wall and watch it automatically light up for 20 seconds as soon as you walk in; giving you enough time to reach the light switch or hang/grab your keys. Unlike real animal heads, this one is actually useful.

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Glow-in-the-Dark Nuclear Soap:

Glow-in-the-Dark Nuclear Soap
Got a little bit of geek in you? Then this fresh Rainwater scented soap set is definitely a must-have. Although they look kind of dangerous to touch, these glow in the dark Nuclear soaps are perfectly safe and lot of fun.

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Bruce Lee Playing Cards:

Bruce Lee Playing Cards
A deck of cards that provides a lot of entertainment and inspires you along the way. This Bruce Lee tribute is officially licensed by the Bruce Lee Enterprises, each card features a different philosophical quote from the legend’s teachings. The Joker cards feature Bruce Lee in action, while the Ace cards have been left blank to symbolize a free mind

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Subbuteo™ Bottle Opener:

Subbuteo™ Bottle Opener
Anyone who’s enjoyed a game of Subbuteo, the iconic 80s tabletop game, will definitely want to have this bottle opener. It’s more of a figurine, standing at 9cm high and made of solid die-cast metal. At the bottom of it is a handy cap remover, that opens your bottle with a quick flick of the wrist.

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10 Gift Ideas For The Creative Person in Your Life

Got someone in your life that demands a gift with a creative or quirky idea? This is exactly what you’ll find in this list, some cool gift ideas that are guaranteed to make anyone who’s looking for something ‘different’ very happy!

Time Zone Clocks Wall Stickers:

Time Zone Clocks Wall Stickers
A creative take on the traditional wall clock, this set of three clocks is made up of wall stickers with real clock mechanisms. The stickers can be personalized with your choice of 3 cities and color.

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Day of The Dead Mosaic Design Coasters:

Day of the Dead Mosaic Coasters
Original artwork by artist Juan is Dead, this colorful set of 6 mosaic design coasters is simply gorgeous. While they’re made as coasters, how you use them is totally up to you. Organize them as one piece of tile artwork, incorporate them into your wall tiles, or use them as tableware. Coasters are available for purchase individually, too.

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Giraffe Ceramic Dipping Dish:

Giraffe Dipping Dish
Whatever you choose to serve in this dipping dish, you’re guaranteed that the cute Giraffe sticking its head out of the plate will be the talk of the party. A fun and quirky piece of handmade serveware, this dipping dish makes a perfect gift for the creative hostess. Also available in a Ram design.

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Coat Stand Wall Sticker With Hooks:

Coat Stand Wall Sticker With Hooks
Another really cool take on a rather traditional item, here’s a coat stand that does not take any space in your room. The stand is basically a wall sticker, but it comes with actual hooks that you can use to hang coats.

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I Love Coffee/Tea Mug:

I Love Tea Coffee Mugs
These mugs feature original illustrations of a Tiger and a Deer that simply love their caffeine fix, much like you or your friend who’ll appreciate this as a gift. The colorful designs on the mugs are surely to brighten up your mornings.

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Arial/Courier Font Tea Towels:

Font Tea Towels
We know designers or anyone who’s even slightly interested in design are very serious about their fonts. These tea towels are inspired by the sixties typographic design and fonts that we’ve all come to love. You won’t find anything Comic Sans related here.

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Heroes and Villains Cushion:

Heroes and Villains Cushion
Who doesn’t love a good Superhero story? This cool cushion features awesome quirky illustrations of superheroes and villains that is arty as much as it is geeky.

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A-Z Of The Little Things in Life Print:

A-Z of the little things in life print
A celebration of the little things in life that bring us joy and happiness, this colorful alphabet print features things like: D for Dancing in the Kitchen, J for Jumping Waves, S for Smell of fresh coffee. You simply cannot look at this print without having a big smile on your face.

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Glam Rock Cushion:

Glam Rock Cushion
The Glam Rock illustration will bring a lot of humour to any room you put it in.

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Frida’s Garden Fifi Apron:

Frida's Garden Fifi Apron
We all could use a bit of Frida Kahlo in our lives. Her colorfulness and confidence are all reflected in this beautiful apron, available in different styles: BBQ apron and a Mini apron.

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The Lost Lanes launched in 2013 by Husband and wife team Michael and Raquel, celebrating the best in new, up-and-coming and independent design talent. Decadently eclectic, the marketplace collectively brings together a generous selection of homewares, fashion items, gifts and accessories from established studios to humbler operations – that are refreshingly different, elegantly eccentric and cannot be bought on the high street.

From elaborate print textiles to quirky crockery; statement jewellery to arty oddities – Michael and Raquel carefully curate its collection of products so that discerning design junkies and gift hunters genuinely experience the delight and joy of uncovering a real find every time they visit the website.

20 Cool Food & Drink Gadgets For Your Next Summer Party

Food and Drink Gadgets

Summer is all about BBQs, really chilly drinks and Ice cream! In this post, we’ve brought you the best gadgets to take your summer parties to the next level.

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Frozen Beer Slushie Maker by Kirin Ichiban: [Buy from]
Frozen Beer Slushie Maker by Kirin Ichiban

Margaritaville Bali Frozen Concoction Maker: [Buy from]
Margaritaville Bali Frozen Concoction Maker

Ice Bowl Mold: [Buy from]
Ice Bowl Mould

Acqua Cooling Carafe by Blomus: [Buy from]
Acqua Cooling Carafe by Blomus

Lumm LED Carafe by XD Design: [Buy from]
Lumm LED Carafe by XD Design

Godinger Square Beverage Dispenser: [Buy from]
Godinger Square Beverage Dispenser

Aqua Twist Mason Jar Drink Dispenser: [Buy from]
Aqua Twist Mason Jar Drink Dispenser

Swirlio Frozen Fruit Dessert Maker: [Buy from]
Swirlio Frozen Fruit Dessert Maker

Ice Cream Cookie Sandwich Maker: [Buy from]
Ice Cream Cookie Sandwich Maker

Deni Soft Serve Ice Cream Maker: [buy from]
Deni Soft Serve Ice Cream Maker

Cuisinart Soft Serve Ice Cream Maker: [Buy from]
Cuisinart Soft Serve Ice Cream Maker

BBQ Briefcase: [Also available from]
BBQ Briefcase

Non-Stick Single Kabob Baskets: [Buy from]
Non-Stick Single Kabob Baskets

Spice Inside Grill Skewers: [Buy from]
Spice Inside Grill Skewers

Schmidt Brothers BBQ Tool Set:
Schmidt Brothers BBQ Tool Set

Butter Buddies by Outset: [Buy from]
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Steak Button Thermometer

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Grilled Taco Rack:
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10 Cool Father’s Day Gift Ideas Under $50 + Discount Code

mZube Fathers Day Gift Ideas

If you’re still looking for a cool yet affordable gift for Dad, here are some suggestions from our friends at And to make it even easier to shop for more cool gifts, we’re including a promo code at the end of this post for a special discount!

Chillsner Beer Chiller:

Chillsner Beer Chiller
By far, the best beer cooler on the market! The Chillsner is a stainless steel rod that you keep in your freeze until ready to use. Stick it in a bottle of beer and it will keep it chill until last drop! This set includes 2 Chillsner chillers and a freezer storage case.

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Mr Wonderful Mug:

Mr Wonderful Mug - Happy Jackson
Remind Dad of how wonderful he is every time he sits down for a coffee or tea break.

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I Like Shot Glasses:

I Like Shot Glasses
Thumbs up for social drinking! Your Dad will definitely “Like” it!

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Other cool shot glasses to consider: Brainfreeze shot glasses Mason Jar Shot GlassesDoomed Skull Shot Glass 12 Gauge Shot Glasses

Cap Zappa Bottle Opening Cap Launcher:

Cap Zappa Bottle Opening Cap Launcher
Open up a bottle and start launching those caps!

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Buckle Up Key Holder:

Buckle Up Key Holder
Does Dad keep losing his keys? He’ll never lose ’em again with this key holder made from discontinued car seat belt buckles.

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Pixel Mouse:

Sure there are a lot of advanced computer mice out there, but none of them can be called ‘retro-cool’ like this one. Perfect gift for the Geek Dad.

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Hopside Down Glass:

Hopside Down Unusual Glass
12 ounce hand-blow glass with an upside down bottle shape on the inside.

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Citrusaw – Bottle Opener with Slicer:

Citrusaw - Bottle opener combined with Lemon and Lime slicer
Your new drink companion, the Citrusaw is a saw shaped bottle open that combines a slicer as well.

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Blood covered Butchers Apron:

Blood covered Butchers Apron
For the man who always wants to be in charge of the BBQ… he can now also look like he’s even butchered the meat himself!

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Camera Lens Drinks Cup:

Camera Lens Drinks Cup
Dad got a thing for Photography? This Lens cup is always an instant hit with photographers, professional or amateur alike!

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10 Best Desk Organizers For a Clutter-Free Office

A cluttered desk is a disorganized desk, and someone who has a tidy and functional desk often give a better impression to their colleagues. Sifting through piles of stationery wastes lots of your working day, so an organizer is a must-have. Here are ten of the best ideas to keep your desktop organized available on the market…

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Satechi Smart Monitor Stand:
Satechi F1 Smart Monitor Stand with Four USB Ports and Headphone _ Microphone Extension Ports
Monitor stands are helpful in avoiding neck strain during screen work. Having the advantage of a raised monitor and 4 additional USB ports for all your peripherals is a great idea. There’s also a headphone and mic port, saving you from having wires snaking around your desk.

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Go-Go-Station Desktop Organizer:
Go-Go-Station Desktop Organizer
This Organizer should be placed between the keyboard and monitor and has room for absolutely anything. If you’re a classic office hoarder and you need somewhere to keep things within easy reach at all times, this is the kind of organizer you need.

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Cyanics iStick Multifunction Organizer:
iStick Multifunction Desktop Organizer
This desktop organizer won the Hong Kong Stationery award in 2011 and it’s easy to see why – the compact, lightweight and stylish design fits in with most sleek computers and monitors, with bespoke compartments for all your office items.

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U Board Smart Monitor Stand and Multifunction Board:
U BOARD SMART - Monitor Stand and Multi-function Board with built-in 3 Port USB 2.0
Multifunctional designs are best for those who don’t have much desk space to work with. The U Board Smart focuses on everything you need at your desk, from a cup holder to a cell phone docking station.

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Natural Wood Creative Multipurpose Desktop Organizer:
Natural Wood Creative Multipurpose Desktop Organizer
If you have an aversion to plastic and prefer natural materials, this organizer would suit you. Built to be functional and yet attractive, it has all the storage you need but is made solely from natural wood.

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Wood Multifunctional Desktop Organizer:
Wood Multifunctional Desktop Organizer
This organizer is also crafted from wood, but is a lot smaller for those who don’t want an organizer combined with a monitor stand. Similar to older styles of organizer, this one keeps pens, your phone and other small items in their place.

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Desktructure Desk Organizer:
Desktructure Desk Organizer
Organizers don’t need to be boring! If you want to stand out, this is the creative organizer for you – shaped to look like a city skyline, each piece can be added or removed according to your storage needs. It’s also porcelain so exudes a quality unlike those made from other materials.

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Just Mobile Drawer™ The Ultimate Desktop Tidy:
Just Mobile Drawer™ The Ultimate Desktop Tidy
If you’re tired of colleagues ‘borrowing’ your things visibly stored on your desk, the Just Mobile Drawer is the answer – you can stash everything in a compact drawer under your monitor instead.

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Station Desk Caddy:
Station Desk Caddy
This is a sleek and minimalist design for those who want to be organized without looking like it. A phone holder and small compartments keep your essentials tidy.

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Rhombins Desktop Storage:
Rhombins Desktop Storage
A cool, abstract yet small design for those who need a quick pen holder without looking too conventional.

Anyone who wants to be more organized in the office would benefit from any of these organizers. There’s no excuse for that cluttered desk any longer!