Everyone needs at least one quality deck of playing cards. Once you start drinking things that don’t come in Vortex bottles when you play poker you need to step up your card preferences too. The Bicycle two-pack is fine in a pinch, or for a bit of nostalgia, but there are way better looking conversation pieces that come in 52 card packs. Chicago design studio Uusi’s Blue Blood Playing Cards aren’t just gorgeously illustrated and functional, they have a story. They’re going to eventually be printed by the US Playing Card Company on Bicycle-grade stock with magic finish, so they’ll feel similar but with a brand new paint job. What you’re really getting then is 52 different pieces of artwork for $0.22 each that you can also play with. And we though art collecting would never be fun.
The Throttle Bottle Opener is a pint-sized beer popper that’s more clever than you realize. While its compact size make it ideal for tossing on a keyring, its miniscule build is only one of the benefits here. Outfitted with a powerful rare earth magnet, each Throttle Bottle Opener easily finds its way to your bottle’s cap. Not only that, you can keep it on the fridge so it’s on hand whenever you pull out a cold one. Then, use it with one hand to open that bottle. Clever, tiny, and incredibly useful.