Every holiday season for the last 35 years Star Wars gifts have found their way under the tree but this year you can put your beloved spiritual advisor Yoda on the tree. And don’t worry he won’t compete with the reindeer, angels, and elves because they’re make-believe and both you and Yoda are well aware of that fact.
The eco-friendliest way to make stuff is to not make any stuff but we know that’s not happening. So we’ve got to hand it to the Marley brand for at least using eco-minded materials like FSC-certified wood and recycled aluminum in their headphones. By doing so our children and our children’s children might also be able to plug-in and jam out to the timeless sound of Bob Marley & The Wailers.
While you and your hopelessly lost crew of buddies are huddled together in the snow waiting for the rescue chopper, these gloves from the North Face, equipped with a text-ready E-Tip index finger, will help you avoid frostbite while scrolling tunes and updating your status until rescue arrives.
Are you ready for this? Two chargers, one plug. No, there’s not a video but here’s the deal: this filthy little device piggybacks onto your Mac power supply allowing you to power up two devices at once. On top of that it’s entirely legal. Let’s just leave it at that.
In many instances, low-tech beats high tech. Your little lists on Post-Its and scrap paper all end up in the trash. And your digital reminders & “to-dos” seem to always get lost in the vortex. This chalkboard tablet made entirely of reclaimed oak is better than both. It keeps you on task without creating waste and unlike the screen on your phone, it’s actually pleasing to the eye. Each tablet includes a Koh-I-Noor chalk pencil.
It never fails, the moment you whip out that little 10 oz. hip flask, your friends move in a bit closer, like, “Let me get a rip …” And before either team has even scored a point, your flask is drained dry. So either replace your friends or order one of these big, bad sonsabitches. This monster flask holds 128 fluid ounces. You & the boys will be primed by halftime for sure, unless of course you get busted smuggling it in.
Most folks with a taste for wine don’t really need a wine stopper. Once the cork is popped, down it goes. But for the select few among us who have maintained (somehow, amazingly) a bit of self-restraint when it comes to the nectar of the Gods, this octopus tentacle stopper will seem like a better idea than a wine hangover. Those poor people …
If you still haven’t outgrown your childhood comic book heroes, these original art posters from graphic artist Greg Guillemin could cause an instantaneous pup tent in your Underoos. His artfully re-imagined minimalist designs celebrate all your super friends: Batman, Iron Man, Silver Surfer, The Hulk, Spidey—the whole crew.
There’s a pretty obvious irony here. A beauty product for the ultimate symbol of manliness, the beard? C’mon … Like, if you’re too lazy to shave are you really going to anoint your beard with oil to make it shiny and soft? Hold that thought. Before she orders you to shave it off, you might humor her by giving this all-natural beard sauce (made with essential oils) a try. You never know, she might let you keep it after all, big guy.
The more stuff we use that’s made from upcycling junk and cast off consumer goods, the better. A beer opener made from an old bicycle gear cog is one less piece of metal garbage being plowed into the ground. We should all drink to that.