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CH Gift Guide: The Sure Ship
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CH Gift Guide: The Sure Ship
From oysters to toy planes, ten gifts that won't reflect your last-minute thinking
by CH Editors
on 19 December 2012

Spoiler alert—today is the last day to purchase a gift online at most retailers and still receive it in time for Christmas. While several shops have already closed their digital doors, we've scoured the Cool Hunting gift guide to find an array of clever items that are still available for a sure ship anywhere in the US (and a few in the UK).

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Drinking Situation

Like to travel with your beverage? Then you need In God We Trust's Drinking Situation—a re-useable glass mason jar with a screw-on lid and a metal straw. Genius!

Demerit Badges

Taking its cues from the badges on Girl and Boy Scout sashes, gift your favorite beer drinker a Demerit Badge that will certainly be worn with pride.

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Banana 4GB USB Drive

The Banana USB Drive from Bedol is ripe with storage ready for the picking. Holding 4GB and includes an attached flip-top.

Converge

The Quirky Converge is a tech docking station that includes wires that slip in easily, stay in place, and totally out of sight. Its curved design allows electronics to nestle in place while charging.

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Stay Hungry. Stay Foolish.

In the words of Steve Jobs, "Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else's life." This insanely soft tee pays tribute to the legendary designer, and purchasing one benefits Peletonia, a grass-roots cancer research nonprofit.

100-Count Bag of Oysters

Get shucking with this 100-count bag of ultra-tasty oysters, delivered to your door from Cape Cod's Island Creek oyster farm—the same people supplying top restaurants like French Laundry, Per Se and the White House.

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Clear Hive Honey Set

Biodidactic's Clear Hive Honey Set isn’t just a honey pot, it’s a work of art inspired by the natural geometric structure of honeycombs. The set includes a clear glass honey pot, capped lid, and a Bee’s Butt dipper made from sustainably grown American Sugar Maple, for keeping fingers sticky-free.

Jeni's Splendid Ice Cream

A pint of Jeni's super splendid signature ice cream will brighten any wintry day. The Columbus, OH-based dairy deity's ethereal flavor combinations include brambleberry crisp, reisling poached pear, the buckeye state and more.

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Wish You Were There

If you love shaking your groove thing to songs about soya or loneliness in the digital age, Anxieteam is for you. Wish You Were There is the first album from Jon Burgerman and Jim Avignon—the artistic duo behind Anxieteam—and naturally they've packed it into a limited edition set complete with 90 page-diary art book with doodles, lyrics and more. (UK shipping)

Artful Flyers

Noted's easy-to-assemble wooden toy planes are powered by nothing more than a rubber band, keeping all of the fun focused on artful flying. (UK shipping)

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