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Martone Mia Basket

Many years ago we posted the Evo Handlebar Basket (good for you if you remember it, as it was back in 2011). This Mia Basket follows the same handlebars-incorporated-into-basket-frame idea, making your bicycle errands experience much less rattly, and possibly much more convenient (with little to no bungee straps required).
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Purchase Information:

Price: $150.00
Available from: Martone Cycling

Closca Collapsible Bike Helmet

If you ride a bike, you should have a helmet. We don’t want to hear that they’re bulky, ugly, or mess up your hair, because a bulky head with messed up hair is better than one smashed on the pavement. Plus, the Closca Collapsible Helmet isn’t bulky; it’s foldable, so it will fit into your bag when not in use without looking like you’re carrying around a huge coconut. Three mobile rings are utilized to make the foldable design possible.
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Price: $140.00
Available from: Uncommon Goods

Cromatica Bluetooth Speaker

This bluetooth speaker has a trick up its sleeve; it’s also a light. The Cromatica features color illumination to coordinate with your favorite music and sounds. Program your particular mix of light and sound for just the right ambience, or just use it as a small lamp at quiet times beside the bed or sofa. That notch at the top of the Cromatica functions as a handle, making it easy for you to carry it from room to room.
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Price: $399.00
Available from: MoMA Store

U-tility Backpack

Nice backpack, right? Made from sailcloth cotton with a water-repellent coating, the U-tility Backpack features a front zip pocket and several interior pockets. Yes, one of those pockets is padded for holding a 15″ laptop, plus there’s back padding for comfort. Army green, solid black, or raw natural are your color choices… and right now, those three colors are on sale.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $295.00
Available from: Thisispaper Studio

Tilt Bamboo Earphone Stand

Initially, the thought of a headphone/earphone stand seems entirely unnecessary. However, to be fair, where do you put your headphones/earphones when you’re not wearing them? Not back in their case, because that’s too much trouble, so maybe (usually) you just leave them out on top of your desk, table or dresser, where they get covered with other stuff (sometimes). So, maybe a headphone/earphone stand isn’t such a ridiculous idea, hmm?
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Price: $117.00
Available from: Luminaire

Titanium Multi-Tool Collar Stays

These collar stays are the sort of thing a modern day MacGyver would have as it incorporates a half-phillips screwdriver, slotted screwdriver, thread cutter, and a bottle opener (no paperclip, though, sorry). Now, how often you’d need all of those functions, who knows, but some of them are bound to come in handy sooner or later. Like when you discover an errant thread on your way to an important meeting, or when you’re stuck in an elevator… with a few bottles of beer.
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Price: $34.00
Available from: Uncommon Goods

100% Human ACLU Tees & Sweatshirts

What to get someone who cares about the individual rights of citizens guaranteed by the Constitution and laws of the United States? A donation to the ACLU, of course, a pocket-sized copy of the US Constitution and maybe also one of these 100% Human ACLU Tees & Sweatshirts. $5 from the purchase of each product will go to the American Civil Liberties Union, so you’re doing good even before the giftee starts wearing the shirt/sweatshirt around.
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Price: $22.00 - 60.00
Available from: Everlane

Futagami Key Rings

A Futagami Key Ring may be an excellent gift for someone on your list. Made in solid brass, each ‘Plate’ style key ring is designed to be easily found in a cluttered bag. The geometric shape will catch the light and also act as a divider should one wish to separate home and office keys.
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Price: $64.00
Available from: Ukiyo Home

Monkey Radio & Speaker

Fun! This Monkey Radio & Speaker features a flexible antenna that can wrap around a bike handle, bag strap, or shower rod (yes, it’s waterproof). No need to be without an FM radio and Bluetooth speaker when it’s so handy to carry around, right? The rechargeable lithium-ion battery lasts for five hours and takes around three hours to fully charge. (And a great gift idea, too.)
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Price: $69.00
Available from: MoMA Store

Artist Socks by Chatty Feet

Okay, so maybe you’re not a crazy sock person, but, aren’t these fun? Surely they’ll brighten up your day, or someone else’s. My favorites are ‘Andy Sock-Hole’ and ‘Frida Callus’- there’s quite a few more available on Chatty Feet’s site (though the shipping will take longer as it’s a UK based company, fyi).
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Price: $40.00
Available from: Artware Editions

Pumice Stones

Umm, how odd and sort of wonderful are these Pumice Stones from Fredericks and Mae? Let’s just appreciate how combining two tools in one is clever, and also how this combination makes it more sculptural and special. Use one to help clean, shave, exfoliate, etc., and note how one would look perfectly at home left out on a ledge or countertop (artfully arranged with your other things, of course).
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Price: $36.00
Available from: Fredericks and Mae

Lapel Pin, Art

Just in case you wish to poke fun at art and artists, this enamel pin is for you. At 1.5″ across, it should fit onto your jacket/bag/shirt just fine, and I’d be surprised if you don’t get a few knowing nods whenever you take it out for a spin. Should you wish to hang the same message on your wall, there’s also a Art Print: Art, signed and embossed. Note: the Art Print is no longer available. Sad face.
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Price: $8.00
Available from: Benjie Escobar

The Belt Reinvented

No Friday Links today (international travel = yuck), but you get one link to a leather belt that has 4 styles with just 1 belt buckle and 1 belt. Nice, right?
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Price: £59.00
Available from: Kickstarter

Kinto Travel Tumbler

Here’s a travel tumbler that will work with your minimal lifestyle. There’s nothing to distract the eye, just a clean, simple design to hold your favorite beverage. Its stainless steel body (powder coated) is double-walled and vacuum-sealed, and that means it will keep liquids insulated for up to 6 hours. Not bad, eh?
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Price: $34.00
Available from: Poketo

Voyager Backpack

If you spend a lot of time on the go, you know how useful a good accessory bag can be, as it keeps your important things organized and close at hand. The Voyager aims to hold your necessities for a weekend getaway or long flight. Its interior features a zipper pouch (perfect for a pair of shoes), two medium-sized mesh pockets, a small bottom pocket, plus two adjustable straps to keep everything in place. Notice the slip on the back; it fits over an extended luggage handle.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $158.00
Available from: Poketo