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For Happy Breakfasts: Crack a Smile Mold

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Not everyone wakes up to greet a new day feeling chipper and full of life. That’s especially true for night owls and for people who just aren’t morning persons. For these people, something that can help or at least add a little cheer is the Crack a Smile egg mold. As the name implies, the mold basically turns scrambled eggs into smiley faces and you probably can’t help but crack a smile when you see a humongous, yellow smiley face on your plate.

If you’re not much of an egg person, then you can use the mold for your pancakes instead.

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Just Make Sure No One Else Sees: Birdhouse Key Hider

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Running out of rocks and welcome mats and garden gnomes to stuff your keys under? Maybe it’s time to find a completely different hiding place that most people won’t even think of looking, like somewhere overhead, for example. You can do exactly this with this Hide-a-Key Birdhouse, which is exactly what it’s name implies it is.

It’s an actual birdhouse that has a discrete magnetic trap door underneath where you can hang your keys. So you get to give birds shelter from the elements while hiding your keys in a place where most burglars won’t really think to look at (unless they’ve read this post and recognize that the same birdhouse is hanging in your garden or porch, that is.) Now isn’t that nice?

The Hide-a-Key Birdhouse retails for $20.

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MacGuyver Tool Is More Puzzle Than Useful

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That’s sort of the point of a MacGuyver Toolkit though, isn’t it? Of course this one isn’t called “MacGuyver Toolkit” for trademark reasons, but calling a little tin box containing seemingly unrelated and potentially useless things an ‘Action Hero Toolkit’ isn’t fooling anyone. You’ll probably spend more time trying to figure out how to use the items than doing anything useful with them, but that’s half the fun in this. So what does $10 buy you?

Bobby Pin – Pick locks or keep your mullet funky fresh with this heroic hair product.

Strike-Anywhere Match – Seven second campfire.

Rubber Band – Bazinga!

Bubble Gum – Not just for chewing.

Birthday Candle – Suitable for a “Happy Birthday MacGyver” cupcake. Or slow burning fuse.

Paper Clip – TPS reports should be stapled. Bombs should be defused with a paper clip.

Shoelace – Makeshift handcuffs. Makeshift shoe binder.

1¢ Stamp – Cover your laptop webcam to protect yourself from the NSA. Or send a postcard in 1873.

Duct Tape – Exactly as strong as MacGyver’s jawline.

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This Stake-Out Kit Has Everything You Need to Keep An Eye on Santa

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So you’re a quarter of a century old, and you haven’t met Santa Claus yet? Year after year, you get presents from family and friends from all over the world, and sometimes something special and unexpected from the big guy. Isn’t time to thank him properly, face-to-face, man to man?

Providing everything you’ll need to stake him out and more is this stake-out kit by PlanetOptics. It comes with a bevy of disguises, protective gear, and gadgets that protect you from the elements without compromising your mission.

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Don’t Go Camping Without This Collapsible Camp Stove

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You can technically subsist on nuts and berries for weeks, but let’s face it, cooked food not only tastes better but is also more nutritious. Of course you knew that, and you wouldn’t venture out into the wild without some cooking solution, but we think that as far as portability and convenience is concerned, it’s hard to do better than this collapsible camp stove. Oh sure, this has been made since time immemorial, but we didn’t claim it was cutting edge tech. Just something neat we stumbled on and think some of you may get a kick out of, especially at it’s $59 price point.

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Tactical Apron Should Satisfy The Warrior Griller

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With BBQ season in full swing, we’ve had no shortage of BBQ-related items to report on lately. Add the above Tactical Apron to that list. Looking a lot like a long bullet-proof vest, it’s covered in a real MOLLE System, as used in the Army. This allows for the attachment of various MOLLE-compatible pouches and accessories, which in this case is going to be spatulas, tongs, and knives. It comes with 2 large pouches and 3 smaller pouches in which you can store salt and pepper shakers, or your phone. Whatever you need to do your job on the grill, you can store it on the Tactical Apron. It’s a pretty badass purchase, and at all of $35, is worth every penny.

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S’More To Love Metal Tray For Making, Well, S’Mores

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The arrival of the summer isn’t a short-lived affair where one moment it’s winter, the next it’s summer, and everyone moves on. For the colder climates, it’s a drawn out period during which you appreciate the long awaited thawing out and celebrate all things summer, all the time. For example, we’re going to get all excited over stuff like the above S’More To Love metal tray for making everyone’s favorite campfire treat, the good ole S’More. The tray locks in the Graham biscuits, the marshmallow, and the chocolate, six S’Mores at a time, so that you can just place them all at once over your fire (or in the oven) and be efficient about your cooking. After all these treats are great when you’re actually eating them, not when you’re crying about how they fell into the fire and now you have to start all over again.

It’s $15.

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Finger Sloth Ring Sure Seems To Make Some Kind Of Statement

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We suppose people like to wear jewelry for a variety of reasons, but very often it’s to denote a semblance of affluence. Sure, it doesn’t have to be about that… a lot of people like quirky adornments. Case in point: the Sloth Ring, pictured above. Made by hand in polymer clay, the lovely sloths attach themselves to your fingers and do what sloths do: just stay there. Letting yourself be seen wearing one could mean anything from “you’re a sloth lover”, to “this is how lazy I am, and I’m proud of it.” Whatever your inclination for wanting one, it’ll set you back $20.

Hit the jump for one more pic, and links.

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Is The Honda Grom The Moped For Grown Ups?

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You could argue that anyone can ride a Vespa-type of moped, but there is a strong contingent that will find it rather emasculating. There’s something about traditional mopeds that only teenagers and girls can get away with, and please don’t shower us with complaints; we’re just stating a known fact about a particular demographic. And yet not everyone that would want to ride a “grown-up” bike has the time, money or inclination to really do so. The 2014 Honda Grom appears to possibly bridge the gap between the two. While it’s definitely still a moped, the 125cc motorcycle seems to have enough muscle to please the manly man (or rather the manly 20 something), while still not entering the territory of higher-priced, higher insuranced, higher consuming, full-fledged motor bikes. Starting at only $3,000, you can use the Grom to go to college without spending half your tuition money on real-bike costs and without running as much of a chance of meeting a ditch at high speed.

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