The best stocking stuffers
Sprout Plantable Pencils
Cultivate creativity with a pack of colored pencils that will sprout new life once they’re worn to stubs. The biodegradable capsule on the eraser end contains thyme or basil seeds that germinate when you stick the pencil in soil and water it.
$15 for 8, amazon.com
Source: Real Simple
Lazy Bed Glasses
“They might seem like a joke”—but these gadget bifocals are ingenious in their own way. Because there are angled mirrors where the lenses would be, you can lie flat on your back while watching a TV across the room or reading a book resting on your chest.
Tattly Temporary Tattoos
Tattly’s tattoos are “vibrantly colored, exquisitely detailed” works of art, and no wonder: The company was founded by a Brooklyn mother tired of the junky alternatives who has enlisted top illustrators from across the country.
Source: The New York Times
Lord Jones CBD Gumdrops
CBD, a non-psychoactive compound derived from hemp or cannabis, has been showing up this year in all kinds of products, including “the fanciest gumdrops we’ve ever seen.” CBD won’t get a user high. But it does relieve pain, and it instills “a quiet sense of calm that feels like curling up in the sun.”
A step up from a fidget spinner, this moldable clump of magnetic balls should provide “euphoric relief” to anyone with fidgety hands. “You can do anything with them: Build them into a little house, flatten them into a square, form a long strand and wrap it around your wrist or your fingers—all while taking phone calls.”
Wild Foods Wild Coal
It can be coal in the stocking for every adult on your list this year, thanks to the recent craze over the claimed health benefits of consuming activated charcoal. The stuff does absorb harmful toxins in the gut, if used right, which might be excuse enough. “What a terrific twist on the old naughty kids tradition.”
Source: DudeIWantThat.com ■