Slalom-Sled

The maneuverability of an upside down trashcan lid is fairly minimal. That’s not all that surprising since it was designed to lay motionless atop piles of holiday wrapping paper and not propel your ass down a hill after some eggnog. Now that we think about it, not many sleds were designed with movement in mind at all, which is why for avoiding pesky things like rocks, trees and puffy coated children this holiday season, we’re planning on hopping on one of these Slalom Sleds from Mountain Boy Sledworks. The front section of the sled pivots allowing you to have a better option than bailing when approaching an obstacle. Made from molded plywood along with plastic runners, the Slalom Sled is exactly what you need to make all the kids jealous this year (just don’t use it as a lid for your garbage).

Laguiole-Oyster-Knife-IF2

While you can go all MacGyver and shuck oysters with a screwdriver or other household tool, we highly recommend you invest in a good oyster knife. Why? Well, for starters, it’s safer. The best oyster doesn’t taste so hot when you’ve got something sharp stuck in your palm. Secondly, it makes the process easier and a bit more refined. Laguiole is an iconic name in knife making and the French brand has you covered when it comes to shucking thanks to the Laguiole Oyster Knife. Made of 420 stainless steel and complete with a wood handle, the Oyster Knife measures 6 ¼” and makes easy work of even the toughest shell. You just need to supply the cocktail sauce.