lamy-safari-charcoal

Lamy’s Safari Charcoal Collection (you get to pick between a rollerball pen, ballpoint pen or mechanical pencil) isn’t a collection of the nicest writing implements you’ll ever own, but they’re the note-taking instruments you’ll have on you at all times. Each of the indispensable tools is made of matte charcoal ABS plastic with a comfort molded grip and a flexible brass clip for your pocket or bag. Unlike those other “nice” pens and pencils, these start at $25, can take a beating, won’t get you angry if you lose them and, most importantly, they look really good. In our minds, that’s better than being considered “nice.”

Pappy-Van-Winkle-Hot-Sauce

Pappy Van Winkle is the name in bourbon. Bottles have sent drinkers on wild goose chases and left others with empty bank accounts. While we can’t help you procure any of that elusive elixir, we can bring a little Pappy into your life in another way. Pappy Van Winkle Hot Sauce is aged in actual Pappy Van Winkle bourbon barrels. The distillery teamed with friends at Midland Ghost to make this flavorful hot sauce, which features the latter’s prized first generation Ghost Peppers. After the sauce was made, it was left to age in barrels that once held Pappy. That means you have a sauce that’s rich, oaky, and full of flavorful heat. Use it on meats, veggies, or, if you’re a special brand of crazy, just drink it straight from the bottle. It’s that good.