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If you have a white elephant gift exchange on your calendar this season, skip the mall and buy one of these gifts for travelers that won’t break the bank. Whether you are a seasoned pro or a complete newbie to the annual exchange of white elephant gifts, you are bound to know that the aim of the game is to make gift-giving that extra bit fun. We think our suggestions of travel gifts below are going to be just right for those who like to hit the road or the skies with handy white elephant travel accessories in their bag. This carefully curated list is full of high-quality items that make all kinds of trips easier. From an hours-long flight to a weeks-long road trip, you’ll find everything you need to keep things running smoothly. With any of these items in your bag or suitcase, your trip will be smooth sailing.

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The Armrest Extender & Divider

Claim your rightful personal space in your seat with this easily attaching armrest that both divides and extends the armrest!

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SinkSuds Travel Laundry Detergent

Stop overpaying for expensive laundry service at your hotel. These travel size laundry detergent packs allow you to easily and quickly wash your clothes from the convenience of your hotel room’s sink or bath tub.

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AirFly Headphone Jack Bluetooth Transmitter

It’s the future and we all have wireless earbuds, but airplanes haven’t caught up to the technology quite yet! AirFly allows you to wireless transmit audio from the plane’s TV over to your wireless earbuds, bridging the technological gap using Bluetooth.

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The Portable Door Lock

When you’re staying in an Airbnb and want total assurance that no one can enter your room in the middle of the night, you can quickly install this portable door lock to any door.

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Travel Checklist Notepad

Make sure you’ve got all your items necessary for your next trip with the “PACK THIS!” travel checklist notepad. It features an extensive list of checklist items, so you can be sure you’re fully prepared.

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Hanging Toiletry Bag

Toiletry bags are great, but what makes them even better is the ability to hang them in your hotel bathroom and have quick and easy access to all the bag’s contents!

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Airplane Footrest Hammock

Make your economy seat feel like first class with your very own footrest hammock padded with premium memory foam. Now that’s traveling smart!

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Over $100

Nomatic Travel Bag/Backpack

Nomatic’s 40L travel bag should be your go-to duffel bag/travel backpack. It’s water repelling, TSA approved, fits under an airplane seat, RFID blocking, and is overflowing with clever storage compartments and nifty features that few other bags offer!

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Instant International Language Translator

Sure, smartphones can do translation now – but this instant international language translator requires no internet connection, and can translate conversations in almost real time!

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Chin Supporting Travel Pillow

This extremely high rated 5-star travel pillow is lightweight, yet perfectly supports your neck, giving you an unparalleled resting position even if you’re in an ultra-tight economy seat.

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Airplane Carry On Cocktail Kit

Make every flight a delight when you bring along the carry on cocktail kit. This decadent tin can kit includes a recipe card, a spoon, aromatic bitters, linen coaster, and cane sugar.

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Anker PowerCore 20100mAh Power Bank

Keep your phone and other electronic devices fully juiced up with the Anker PowerCore portable power bank. With its 20100mAh capactiy, it’s the perfect blend of extra battery without being bulky.

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4-in-1 Travel Blanket

It’s a bag, it’s a pillow, it’s a blanket! It doesn’t get any more clever than this in one compact package!

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Contoured Sleep Mask & Ear Plugs

Whether you’re trying to sleep on the plane or just in a new environment like a hotel room, a sleep mask and some earplugs (or earbuds) will help you fall asleep faster and stay asleep longer. And with the contoured shape, it’ll rest comfortably on your face.

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Packing Cubes Travel Organizer Set

Keep all of the contents of your luggage neat and tidy with packing cubes. This travel organizer set will help you keep your stuff contained – allowing you to keep your shirts in one cube, pants in another cube, makeup in another cube, travel accessories and gear in another cube, etc.

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Liquid I.V. Hydration Multiplier

Staying hydrated is essential, but having to go to the bathroom every 15 minutes isn’t. With these hydration multiplier packs, you can boost your hydration to your bloodstream with just a single bottle of water.

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Samsonite Winfield 2 Hardside Luggage Set

Samsonite’s Winfield series is some of the best luggage you can ever buy. The 100% polycarbonate shell is lightweight yet extremely durable, while still being able to flex under stress and popping back after. It’s also available in a variety of vibrant colors.

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GlocalMe 4G Mobile Hotspot Device

Don’t be left without internet when you’re abroad. GlocalMe will reliably and cost effectively provide you with 4G internet in just about every major country in the world, so you can always remain connected.

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Wrap Around Neck Support Pillow

The TRTL pillow is a scientifically proven travel pillow that’ll keep your head in the most optimal positional, keeping your head upright and stopping you from nodding forward. It’s constructed with ultra plush fleece, and comes in a variety of lovely colors.

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The Inflatable Hoodie Travel Pillow

Step your travel game up a notch with this inflatable travel pillow that includes an attached hood. It’s perfect for long flights – just give it a few exhales to inflate, pull the hoodie over your head, throw on some ear plugs, and wake up when you’ve landed.

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Zoppen RFID Blocking Travel Wallet

Carry all your essentials in one convenient and secure package with this multi-purpose travel wallet from Zoppen. This 5-star rated wallet will block any unwanted RFID attacks, so it’s perfect for storing your credit cards, along with cash, passport, ticket, and more!

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Nano Pure Hand Sanitizer

It’s a sad fact, airports are filled with viruses and bacteria. That’s why you should always come prepared with hand sanitizer that can kill 99.99% of germs on contact when you’re in a pinch!

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The Universal Travel Plug Adapter

Power your devices no matter where you are in the world with this universal travel plug adapter. It works in over 150 different counties, and includes 4 USB ports, a USB-C port, and 1 A/C socket, so you can charge and power multiple devices all at once.

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Cocoon Grid Organizer

Stay organized while traveling with the Cocoon GRID-IT organizer. It can hold all sorts of items, from gear and gadgets to everyday items like your sunglasses and hand sanitizer.

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Portable Full Body Shower Wipes

These biodegradable unscented wet wipes will ensure you can give yourself a proper shower, even when you’re traveling for an extended period of time and don’t have access to an actual shower with running water.

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Mini Travel Clothing Steamer

Even for neat packers, it’s still hard to avoid getting wrinkles all over your clothes when you travel. This compact steamer is perfect for quickly and easily taking out all the wrinkles in your clothing.

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Nomader Collapsible Water Bottle

Having a compact yet capable water bottle when you’re traveling is absolutely essential. This durable, shatterproof, and leakproof 22 ounce collapsible water bottle is a must have to bring on your travels.

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Sleep Melatonin Gummies

Whether you’re in a cramped airplane seat or an unfamiliar hotel room, getting some restful sleep in a new environment can be difficult, but with some melatonin gummies you’ll be able to fall asleep faster and stay asleep longer.

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Jiobit GPS Tracker For Your Luggage

Jiobit is a ultra small and discreet real time location tracker device. It’s primarily designed as a gps for keeping track of your kids, but you can very easily stuff it into your luggage and use it to make sure your luggage never gets permanently lost!

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Brita Premium Filtering Water Bottle

Ensure you’re always drinking the cleanest water possible no matter where you’re traveling to with this premium 26 ounce filtering water bottle from Brita! It’s available in a variety of vibrant colors too.

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Compression Roll Up Bags

Make more space in your suitcase (or backpack) with these space saving roll up compression bags. No pump or vacuum needed, just pack it, zip, and roll – the air will then leave from the valve at the bottom!

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Amazon Kindle Paperwhite

Catch up on some good novels with the Kindle Paperwhite. Available in either 8GB or 32GB models, this waterproof e-reader is perfect for carrying a huge volume of books, magazine, comics, and even audiobooks.

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Spring Loaded Glitter Bomb

Instantly ruin someone’s day by sending them this spring loaded glitter bomb. Upon opening the nondescript package, 40 grams of glitter will immediately blast out and over everything in sight.

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Butt Face Soap Bar

Everyone’s got two sets of cheeks, and whomever receives this soap will never forget which side of the bar they used on one or the other thanks to the carved labels.

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Wine-Opoly Board Game

Become a wine connoisseur during family game night by sitting down for a rousing board game of Wine-Opoly. Instead of properties, players buy prized wines, collect bunches of grapes, and trade them in for decanters.

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Bacon Flavored Coffee

Two juggernauts of the breakfast world have finally joined forces to bring your bacon flavored coffee! These premium slow smoked beans are bathed in maple bacon so you enjoy the delicious bacon flavor without all the grease and calories.

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Blooming Tea Flower

Don’t settle for those rinky-dink bags of tea, not when you have this blooming tea flower at your disposal. Each canister comes packed with twelve unique and flavorful varieties that expand and blossom into gorgeous flowers that fill the entire teapot.

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Hyper Fast Iced Coffee Maker

There’s always time to fit a chilled cup of java into your busy day when you’ve got the hyper fast iced coffee maker! This 12.5 ounce container can chill a hot coffee by up to 130 degrees in just 60 seconds without dilution and can also be used with other beverages.

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S**t I Can’t Remember Password Journal

After you’ve educated dad about why he can’t use “Password123” as his password for every site, give him a safe place to write them down. S**t I Can’t Remember houses his every login on paper for easy look up.

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Great White Shark Bookbag

The great white shark book bag is a great way for kids to let everyone know they roll deep with the baddest mofos in the ocean, the great white shark. It’s been reported that owners of the great white shark book bag live longer and more lucrative lives too.

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Man Up Book

You’re a strong independent man who never asks for directions – but are you a skilled expert in bear fighting, business negotiations, erotic foreplay, and other must have skills? If not – you need to read the “Man Up” book which contains 367 skills for the modern man.

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Stun Gun Lipstick

Quickly deter an attacker with this stun gun lipstick. It’s disguised as a run-of-the-mill lip stick so that you can discreetly tote it in your purse and delivers a potent three million volt shock that will stop any threat dead on their tracks.

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Little Moments of Love Calendar

Catana Comics are renowned for their smile and LOL-inducing honesty and realness. With this Little Moments of Love Calendar, your GF will see a new real-life moment that she can probably relate to every day. Each page’s quirky comic is hand-drawn and always adorable.

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7,541 Piece LEGO Millennium Falcon

Do your part to help the rebels bring order to the galaxy by building this 7,541-piece LEGO Millennium Falcon. The fastest hunk of junk in the galaxy comes to life in the form of this massive set that includes a concealed blaster cannon and a lowering boarding ramp.

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Amphibious R/C Car

Show your kids that it’s fun to conquer mother nature with the amphibious remote control car. Unlike your standard remote control car, this amphibious model comes specially designed to be able to trudge through either pavement, sand, dirt, or water.

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Monopoly for Millennials Board Game

Don’t get the crumbs from your avocado toast on the game board, you’d hate for the mice you share your studio apartment with to beat you at the game. In Monopoly for Millennials, art imitates life. You start with $100 (because you’re broke AF IRL) and make your way to themed experiences like a tarot shop and parent’s basement.

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Delish: Eat Like Every Day’s the Weekend

Delish delivers on the promise of its premise to help you eat like every day is the weekend. The book is packed with 275 recipes for comfort food like grown-up grilled cheese, cookie dough cheesecake, and quesadilla cake. You may never have risotto or Brussels sprouts again.

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To Have And Have Another

Whether you’re a hardcore Hemingway fan or love the noble art of bartending, To Have and Have Another will be an excellent addition to your collection. Learn about Papa’s favorite drinks along with “their ingredients, histories, and the characters associated with them.”

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Dragon Toilet Paper Holder

Give your bathroom some geeky and medieval style with this Dragon statue toilet paper holder. This Dragon toilet paper holder is hand painted and will almost certainly guarantee you’ll never seal the deal if you bring a girl over your home.

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Gourmet Jello Shots Recipe Book

Take your jello shots from the dorm room to the black tie event with aid from the gourmet jello shots recipe book. The book provides detailed instructions and vivid imagery that show you exactly how to whip up some sophisticated, alcohol infused jello shots.

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Kinetic Spring Toy

Mesmerize everyone around you with this simple yet intriguing kinetic spring toy. Part kinetic sculpture and part toy, the kinetic spring is capable of providing hours upon hours of entertainment, and comes with a small pouch so you can take it anywhere.

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Countertop Home Draft Beer System

Chug down a bar-quality brew from the comfort of home with the countertop home draft beer system. It features a compact design that will easily fit on any countertop and can hold 67-ounces of premium craft beer which is about the same as a 6-pack.

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Tactical Camouflage BBQ Apron

Be ready to handle anything that comes your way by stepping up to the grill wearing the tactical camouflage BBQ apron. It provides ample storage for all your tools and condiments in addition to offering specialized holsters for up to six frosty brews.

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Easy Clean Water Bottle

There is no easy way to clean a typical re-usable water bottle – until now – the easy clean water bottle has a detachable lid at both the bottom and top, giving you easy access to clean off the build up of bacteria you normally wouldn’t be able to reach in a water bottle.

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Giant Bath Bombs

Make your next soak more colorful and relaxing than ever by dropping in one of these giant bath bombs. Each set includes a dozen 5-ounce bombs that are handmade using all natural and organic ingredients that will smooth and moisturize your skin.

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Anti-Theft Lunch Bag

Prevent your lunch from being stolen with this fake mold anti-theft lunch bag. The bag has a design that makes it look like your perfectly good sandwich is actually ridden with mold. With the exception of public hangings, this is the best way to deter office thieves.

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Little Tikes Tobi Robot Smartwatch

Don’t give your kid a phone before he needs it, give him a Little Tikes Tobi Robot smartwatch instead! This cute kid-friendly smartwatch boasts moving arms and legs, a playful personality, and comes with two built-in cameras and tons of fun games.

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The Bierstick Beer Bong

The Bierstick beer bong is your ticket to chugging up to 24 ounces of beer in less than two seconds! It fits up to 24 ounces of your favorite beverage and comes with a friction-fit mouthpiece that allows for quick filling and cleaning.

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Skull Shot Glasses

Real men fight bears, arm wrestle lions, and drink exclusively from skull shot glasses that are lit on fire. Now you too can own yourself some skull shaped shot glasses and finally be able to say you’re own your way to becoming a real man.

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Beer Foam Enhancer

Enjoy a thick, pub quality brew from the comfort of home by using this beer foam enhancer. This ultrasound wand is designed to give your pint a healthy looking foamy head in under two seconds and sports a slender design that makes it easy to transport.

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Realistic Dog Head Mask

This dog head mask is so realistic it’ll look like you sent your dog-pelganger in your place to the costume party. It’s 100% latex, making it as environmentally friendly and non-toxic as it is creepy.

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Jump Scare Box Spider

Give the arachnophobe in your life a mini heart attack by surprising them with the jump box spider. Upon opening this seemingly run-of-the-mill wooden box, a life-like rubber spider will immediately jump out to scare whoever removed the lid.

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Rolling Toolbox Stool

This rolling toolbox stool will keep you comfy and your tools always handy when you’re on the job. This uber practical and cleverly design toolbox features a robust steel frame that can support up to 300lbs and comes with loads of storage for all your essential tools.

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Stuff You Should Know

Use your downtime to expand your knowledge base by perusing Stuff You Should Know. The duo behind the immensely popular Podcast by the same name have distilled their expertise on a wide spectrum of subjects for your enjoyment and intellectual stimulation.

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Packing Cubes Travel Organizer Set

Keep all of the contents of your luggage neat and tidy with packing cubes. This travel organizer set will help you keep your stuff contained – allowing you to keep your shirts in one cube, pants in another cube, makeup in another cube, travel accessories and gear in another cube, etc.

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Philips Hue Play Smart Lights

Smart lighting can be game changing, especially if you are working later on in the day. You can adjust the lighting to create all sorts of vibes, from focused to relaxing to high-energy.

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Blacklight Markers

Conceal your top secret messages from nosey strangers by writing with these blacklight markers. Under regular light the ink from the marker remains invisible – but when it’s placed under UV blacklights, they visibly come to life.

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Standing Desk Converter Tray

Sitting all day is considered a silent killer. You need to stand and ideally move, throughout the day. This electric tray will convert your desk into a sit-stand desk, so you can easily swap work positions throughout the day.

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“Bathe & Brew” Prank Gift Box

A steaming hot coffee in your steaming hot shower? What more could you ask for? Probably for the Bathe & Brew to be a real thing. This gag gift box is one gift your friend might actually want to receive.

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GPS Navigation Rear View Mirror

Keep your eyes on the road, look out for tailgaters, and navigate all at the same time with the touchscreen rear view mirror with a built in GPS navigation system. The discrete screen also helps avoid theft as the rear view mirror does not attract extra attention.

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Light Up Basketball

With the light up basketball you’ll be able to continue your b-ball game long after the court lights go off. This regulation size and weight basketball comes with two built in LED lights that illuminate the ball from within and give it a orange-ish red glow.

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Gothic Bastard Sword Umbrella

Vanquish unpleasant weather with a mighty swing of your trusty gothic bastard sword umbrella. The handle is shaped like a medieval sword hilt with metallic finish and leather grip that prop up a massive 41″ diameter umbrella ideal for keeping you dry and slaying orcs. 

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Underglow Skateboard Lights

Illuminate your path along the asphalt by equipping your deck with the underglow skateboard lights. These easy to install lights require absolutely no screws and come in a variety of hues so you can create amazing effects while shredding through the streets.

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Playstation 5 DualSense Controller

Gaming has evolved. Among the Playstation 5 DualSense wireless controller’s most notable characteristics are an updated aesthetic and features like haptic feedback technology for incredibly realistic sensations during gameplay.

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Bullet In A Shot Glass

This glass will be a bullseye with the BF who loves shooting whiskey as much as he loves shooting guns. It’s handblown and USA-made with a lead-free bullet so he can drink without worry.

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Dollar Stacks Wallet

Carry around your petty cash in a wallet that looks like it’s a stack of 100 dollar bills! It’s a great way to fool people into thinking you’re pulling out a wad of cash when you’re more than likely broker than dirt. It’s also a cool wallet to own when you want to get mugged.

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Jesus Shaves Heat Activated Mug

Thou shalt be jealous of the luscious locks that Jesus is rocking after a shave. This mug is heat activated so when your cup runneth over, Jesus “shaves” and his full beard disappears.

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LEGO Technic Ferrari 488 GTE

Own one of the most legendary race cars in history by adding this 1,677-piece LEGO Technic Ferrari 488 GTE to your collection. The finished car measures 19″ long and comes with intricate details such as original decals, opening doors, and a V8 engine with moving parts.

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Shiatsu Neck And Back Massager

Knead out your knots from the comfort of home with this Shiatsu neck and back massager. It fits comfortably around the neck and comes with 8 deep-kneading massage nodes along with 3 different speeds and strength levels.

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DIY Back/Body Shaver

Avoid looking like Bigfoot when you take off your shirt in public by manscaping with this DIY back/body shaver. It features a long handle to tackle those hard-to-reach places and features patented blade cartridges designed to minimize the risk of cutting yourself.

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Essential Art Therapy Exercises

Essential Art Therapy Exercises will help you find your inner peace by dealing with difficult problems through art. It comes loaded with a series of insightful prompts as well as 75 exercises that are designed to help you express yourself and better manage your problems.

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Chrome Stick-on Nails

Complement your look with the must-have accessory of the fleeting moment – the chrome stick-on nails. These metallic nails will make any outfit pop, they are easy to apply and last up to seven days while the metallic toes can last for up to two weeks.

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Strength Training Beginner’s Book

Learn the building blocks of how to sculpt the body of your dreams by following the tips found in the Strength Training Beginner’s book. This top ranked fitness book instructs you on the do’s and don’ts of weightlifting so you can maximize workouts and get results faster.

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Amazon Echo Show Gen 2

Make your day-to-day life run smoother than ever with this second generation Amazon Echo Show. This indispensable Alexa-enabled device will assist you in everything from choosing the perfect song to making calls, automating your home, and much much more!

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iPhone + iPad Printer

Print photos from your iPhone or iPad with ease with this printer designed specifically for the iPhone and iPad. It’s compact size means you can print anywhere at a high resolution with no computer needed – just plug in your iPad or iPhone and print!

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Smartphone Garage Door Remote

Get one step closer to modernizing your entire home by using the smartphone garage door remote control. With the touch of a finger you’ll be able to monitor the status of your door in addition to being able to open and close it anytime you wish.

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Japanese Katana Shift Knob

Cut your drive time in half by weaving through traffic with ninja-like precision using this Japanese katana shift knob. Intricately styled to resemble the elaborate hilt of a traditional Japanese sword, it makes a great accent piece for any hot import.

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Anker PowerCore 20100mAh Power Bank

Keep your phone and other electronic devices fully juiced up with the Anker PowerCore portable power bank. With its 20100mAh capactiy, it’s the perfect blend of extra battery without being bulky.

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Men’s Valet Organizer Box

Avoid misplacing your most used items by placing them inside this men’s valet organizer box. This bedroom must-have comes with a series of differently sized compartments so that you can store everything from your smartphone and keys to some spare change.

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Shaving Blade Sharpener

The shaving blade sharpener is designed to keep those expensive shaving razors sharp so you aren’t breaking the bank just to have a smooth and clean shave. With all that saved cash, you can buy more junk from us!

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Marshall Wireless Earbuds

The Marshall wireless earbuds will keep the music going all day long. These Bluetooth 5.2 earbuds boast powerful 12mm drivers for smooth mids and effortless deep bass and feature 25 hours of wireless playtime with the charging case.

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The Inflatable Hoodie Travel Pillow

Step your travel game up a notch with this inflatable travel pillow that includes an attached hood. It’s perfect for long flights – just give it a few exhales to inflate, pull the hoodie over your head, throw on some ear plugs, and wake up when you’ve landed.

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