My job is to find cool stuff. Throughout the week I spend hours scouring the web for things that are useful or fun or ridiculously cheap. Often times, these choices coalesce into a guide of like items—for example, Apple Watch accessories that are worth your time, the ultimate guide to making cafe-style coffee in your own home, or four apps that will help you learn to play music. But I often stumble across some pretty awesome gear that doesn’t really fit into a list. So I made a list for those.
Super Mario Boo Mug
Spooky. Think Geek
It’s scary what I’m like before my morning coffee. First learn how to make the perfect cup of coffee at home and then put it in this ceramic Boo mug. Inspired by the floating baddie from Super Mario, the mug holds 22 ounces of piping hot caffeine juice. $15.
Medieval Cheese Board
Slice cheese with a battle axe.
Did you know that no cheese is naturally orange? It’s true; your bright cheddar is just a dairy tale. Speaking of cheese—yes, this segue needs work—here’s a cheeseboard inspired by medieval weapons. The board itself is made of tropical rubberwood, and the set comes with three stainless steel blades shaped like battle axes. $35.
A Game of Thrones cookbook! Amazon
If you Winterfell in love with Game of Thrones over the past couple years—and are devastated that the series is ending next year—take heart knowing you’ll be able to Plannister a meal fit for the king or queen (or queen mother) of Westeros. A Feast of Ice and Fire: The Official Game of Thrones Companion Cookbook includes familiar dishes like King’s Landing lemon cakes, a Night’s Watch pork pie, and baked apples found in the North. The book has colorful photos for each recipe, plus passages from the books that mention the meals. This tome is endorsed by George R. R. Martin, so you know it’s legit. $24.
Darth Vader Spatula
Impressive. Most impressive. Amazon
The force is strong with this stainless steel spatula. Its heat-resistant plastic handle is shaped like Darth Vader’s light saber. It’s a great gift for the Star Wars enthusiast who makes your pancakes. $23.
DJ Kids’ Dining Set
Fred and Friends Amazon
This DJ-inspired plate set comes in three parts: a tone-arm spork, a record plate, and a tray with two rotating knobs and a slider control. All of the parts are made of food-safe melamine and are dishwasher safe. $28.
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