If you're the type who needs to have the slickest and best rated products, we've found the toothbrush for you. The Philips Sonicare DiamondClean Black Edition is said to be more effective than your typical toothbrush, removing double the plaque. The set includes a durable travel case that also doubles as a USB charging station, as well as a unique charging glass that gives the batteries some juice while it sits on your sink. It's on sale at Amazon for $190, but clip the coupon on the product page and drop the price to $175. It's well-reviewed with 4.4 stars from 465+ reviewers.
Get the Emsa Flow Carafe on sale for $40.87 with free shipping at Amazon. This is the lowest price we could find by at least $3 with most sites charging more after shipping. Aside from just looking slick, this award-winning glass carafe features an innovative freezable cooling coaster which, when frozen, keeps beverages cool for up to 4 hours. It also has a spill-proof stainless steel pouring spout with a self-closing lid. It's well reviewed with 4.6 stars from 10+ reviewers.
"No one knows what it means, but it's provocative, it gets the people going." Admit it, each time you hear a rap lyric you don't understand, you can't help but feel a little old. Fear not. Pick up a copy of Understand Rap - Explanations of Confusing Rap Lyrics You & Your Grandma Can Understand (at Amazon for $9) and you'll be waxing wicked rhymes like a rap slayer. The book explores rap lyrics from songs divided into 9 categories (braggadocio, cars, crime, disses, fashion, intoxicants, people, places, and sex). Each lyric is quoted, along with the artist, song, and album, and then explained in a matter-of-fact, academic manner. The book is well reviewed with 4.7 stars from 25+ reviewers.
Many people have gone on Antarctic expeditions, but few have survived 20+ days in Antarctic conditions alone and near starvation and lived to tell the tale. In 1913, Douglas Mawson did just that. Written by David Roberts, Alone on the Ice accounts the thrilling and almost unbelievable tale of Mawson who survived the treacherous conditions on his own and secured his rightful place as one of the greatest polar explorers. It's on sale at Amazon (4.4 stars from 50+ reviewers) for $18. Even with shipping, this is the lowest total price we could find by $6.
Anyone can chug their beer out of a mason jar, but what about your SoCo Lime or Washington Apple or Nutty Irishman? We found these Mason Jar Shot Glasses which help make even Rumple Minze shots look legit. Pick up a set 4 at Amazon for $16. Shipping is free for Prime members or on orders over $35.
Student of the Force, you are? If you're looking to dig deeper into the philosophies of the Jedi check out the Jedi Path - A Manual for Students of the Force (at Amazon for $49.99, $20 price drop since our previous mention). This well-reviewed training manual (4.7 stars from 295+
geeks reviewers) includes "writings" from ancient Jedi Masters, as well as personal commentary from more recognizable Jedis like Yoda, Obi-Wan, Anakin, and Luke. If that isn't fancy enough, the book itself comes in a motorized vault.
Whether you're trying to branch out from the typical Baileys on ice or are just looking for new ways to help get you through those family gatherings over the holidays, check out the Winter Cocktails book (at Amazon for $15). This book is packed full of concoctions to keep you warm on a wintery night. From Mulled Ciders to Hot Toddies and Punches to Pitchers, this book covers everything you'll need to know to get you through the winter.
If you still constitute ramen as the cheap way to feed yourself through college, then you sadly haven't tasted proper ramen yet. Ivan Ramen is the new book written by Ivan Orkin, a middle-aged Jewish man who started two successful Tokyo ramen shops. The book (available at Amazon for $18) gives a unique perspective on these deceptively simple noodles and includes recipes as well as commentary on how Orkin became a culinary entrepreneur through his legendary handmade noodles, broths, and toppings.
For all the naysayers who believe the good ole' US of A can't design sleek, well-crafted products, this should shut you up. The Oblique cantilever wine bottle holder is precision machined from Aircraft Grade Aluminum and holds the bottle horizontally, using the weight of the bottle and the holder itself. It's sleek, minimalist, and designed and manufactured stateside. Amazon currently has it in 3 different colors for $49.95 with free shipping. Worth noting it's extremely well-reviewed with 4.8 stars from 10+ reviewers.
If you've ever found yourself able to remember every meal you've ever had on vacation, but incapable of remembering where you put your car keys, check out Relish - My Life in the Kitchen. Written by Lucy Knisley, a cartoonist, this book is structured as a graphic memoir. As the daughter of a chef and a gourmet, the author traces key episodes of her life framed by what she ate at the time and the lessons she's learned through food, cooking, and life. Pick it up at Amazon for $11 (4.6 stars from 55 reviewers). Shipping adds $3.99 but is free for Prime members or on orders over $25. Even with shipping, this is the lowest total price we could find by $5.
Get the Die Hard 25th Anniversary Collection (at Amazon for $39.99). The box set includes all 4 films on Blu-ray (Die Hard, Die Hard 2 - Die Harder, Die Hard with a Vengeance, and Live Free or Die Hard) and like most boxed sets, it includes a disc packed with bonus content as well. Now that's definitely worth a "Yippie ki yay".