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The Honor Society Merit Badges

Would your little ones would be encouraged to do more good deeds if they got a few merit badges? That’s the aim behind these iron-on patches from The Honor Socitey. And, if you’re fond of these, or patches in general, don’t forget the badges from Disorderly Goods.
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Price: $7.00
Available from: Perfectly Smitten

Laundry Punch Bag

Get your frustrations out and then do your laundry. This punch bag is a heck of a lot cheaper than a real punching bag, and might just motivate you to keep your dirty laundry all in one place. Sure, it’s a little silly, but it’s also a kind of fun. Hang it in the closet or in the corner of a bedroom for easy access.
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Price: $35.00
Available from: Uncommon Goods

Flavour It Glass Water Bottle

Like a bit of lemon or mint in your water glass? Or perhaps a hint of strawberry? Now you can take your fanciness on the road with this glass bottle, thus reducing your own plastic bottle usage as well as that snobbery that crops up whenever you’re faced with plain tap water. I’m sure you’ll get creative with infusions, as it’d be hard not to try all sorts of fruits and flavors while you stay hydrated.
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Price: $15.00
Available from: Uncommon Goods

DriStore Bags

Raise your hand if you like using plastic bags to protect and organize your gear. If so, maybe you’re ready to upgrade from disposable food bags to the DriStore Bags. The triple-polymer film is rugged and touchscreen compatible, while the IPX8-rated seal is airtight and waterproof to 10 meters. Whether you’re traveling to work in a downpour or to an exotic location clear across the world, put your devices, papers, matches, etc., inside these bags and know your stuff will remain safe and dry (and organized).
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Price: £8.49
Available from: lifeventure

National Park Bandanas

Are you planning on visiting a National Park this summer? If so, you’d be smart to get one of these bandanas. Each one is printed with a full-color official National Park Service map; detailed topographical information is shown as well as visitor services info. It’ll be a useful fashion accessory and an essential tool. Win/win.
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Price: $15.00
Available from: Poketo

A5 Pouches

Who doesn’t need a handy, zippered pouch? The A5 Pouch is the perfect size for a mini iPad or for your notebook, plus your other smaller necessities. There’s an inside pocket sized for a passport, so maybe you’ll use it on your trips to corral the essentials.
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Price: £135.00
Available from: Campbell Cole

Picnic Tote Blanket

If you like picnics and have an extra $250 lying around, have I got the tote for you. Menu’s Picnic Tote Blanket starts off as a tote bag for your wine and snacks, but with a little unfolding, it becomes a soft blanket with a water-repellent layer underneath. Handy, huh? Take it to the park or beach this summer and relax in comfort.
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Price: $250.00
Available from: Gessato

Sitting Pretty Case

I don’t know about you, but I’ve had a hard time finding a jewelry case for traveling. They’re either too bulky or lack the organization to keep earrings, rings, and necklaces secure. This case offers a slim size- it measures in at 6″ x 6″ x 1.5″- and has quite a few snaps, loops, and pockets that hold everything in place. No tangles and no scratches? Yes, please.
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Price: $175.00
Available from: thisisground

Àplat Culinary Totes

What you don’t know you need are some of these washable culinary totes by Àplat. Don’t roll your eyes, because you know that plastic bags are a no-no, and you also know that regular totes don’t always fit your purchases.
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Price: $37.00 - 160.00
Available from: Àplat

Alter Ego Frio

Clean water can be hard to come by in many parts of the world and, unfortunately, also in some places here in the United States. The Alter Ego Frio has filtration technology that provides the greatest reduction per contaminant. What does that mean? Well, it removes everything that’s harmful in your H2O so you only taste clean, contaminant-free water. That could be especially handy on camping trips, and maybe even on your daily commute.
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Price: $58.50
Available from: Aquaovo

Kime Shoe Horn

Do you sometimes need a shoe horn? You know, that thing that helps you put on your nice shoes without crushing their heels? If so, get this one, because it’s beautiful. Perfectly symmetrical and carved from a single piece of wood, the Kime Shoe Horn appears to be an art piece rather than a functional tool. Lucky for us, it’s both. “Kime” means texture or wood grain in Japanese and is the name of the collection.
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Price: $ 56.00
Available from: ode to things

FIXR Pocket Tool

The MacGyvers among us won’t be caught without a decent EDC kit, because you just never know when you may need more than a paperclip. The FIXR may not be the most streamlined, but when you’re in a jam, you’ll at least have a hell of a lot of tools to get you out of trouble. It packs 20 tools into one easy-to-hold and easy-to-attach little gadget.
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Price: $8.29
Available from: Amazon

How To Live Canvas Tote Bags

I’m a mind reader. I know you’re thinking that these canvas tote bags are sort of expensive, and they are… sort of. But, look close at the bottom seams and handles, and you’ll see a bag built for daily use. Each bag has a minimal, quiet vibe; edges are clean, devoid of stitching, to better highlight the material- that’s special.
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Price: $275.00 - 290.00
Available from: Luminaire

DIY Pinhole Camera Kit

A DIY Pinhole Camera Kit? Yes, please. Did you know that Astronomer Gemma Frisus de Radio constructed the first pinhole camera to examine the solar eclipse of 1544? That was a long time ago, and to this day some photographers still prefer pinhole cameras to get a vintage, moody look for their shots. Maybe try it out by putting together this kit and taking some photos, you know, with actual film? It could be fun!
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Price: $47.00
Available from: Uncommon Goods

Jewelry Box by Menu

Just a little something to keep those smaller odds and ends organized… jewelry, tiny office items, and the like. The built-in mirror will help keep you looking presentable, whether it’s to check which earrings are best or if your nose hair needs trimming. The mirror is hidden when the lid is closed, so no one will suspect you of narcissism.
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Price: $99.00
Available from: Leibal