“The Shedder” Dog Shampoo

$30

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Specially formulated for dogs with fur (rather than hair), Pride + Groom’s “The Shedder” shampoo—like all their products—has been made with natural ingredients that benefit your pooch. Avocado oil provides nourishment, flaxseed protects and promotes a healthy coat and marshmallow root kills bacteria while soothing irritated skin. Also available are shampoos for non-shedding dogs and those with sensitive skin, as well as conditioner. And all their products have the same signature scent which is subtle yet fresh, and delightful to snuggle up to. The NYC brand is so confident in their products that they say it can happily be used by humans. Additionally, 10% of the proceeds from each sale will be donated to animal welfare organizations.

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Story Box: Create Your Own Fairytale

$15

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This eight-foot-long fairytale puzzle lets a group of players craft their own story from 20 inter-changable pieces, printed on both sides. Imagined by author Anne Laval and released by the Laurence King publishing house, each Story Box includes colorful fairytale characters, scenes and scenarios. The collaborative game taps into imagination and emphasizes the importance of storytelling.

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Anna Beam + Mylle Inflatable Pool

$135

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LA-based Slowdown Studio has collaborated with Mylle and London-based artist Anna Beam for this playful but sophisticated take on the humble inflatable pool. Made from super-durable heavyweight vinyl, each pool features a valve for easy inflation (and deflation) and is big enough for adults at 15 inches tall, and 65 inches diameter. Between pool’s shape and quality of the materials, and Beam’s delightful pattern design, this is an elevated inflatable pool just in time for summer 2020.

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Don’t Lose Heart Puzzle

$22

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Designed by Australian artist Beci Orpin, this “Don’t Lose Heart” puzzle features her much-shared artwork, covered in optimistic, thoughtful and tender messages. Printed on 100% recycled paper stock, the jigsaw comprises 32 large pieces, making it perfect for kids. Third Drawer Down includes a poster of the design with each purchase, and a portion of the proceeds will be donated to Greenpeace—furthering the positive vibes.

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“Center” Ping Pong Paddle

$115

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Named “Center,” Round21 and artist Ju Schnee’s collaborative ping pong paddle features a colorful design that clearly marks the middle of the strike zone—where the ball should hit to avoid it careening out of bounds. A vibrant, geometric design adorns one side, while a speckled black and white pattern occupies the other. This high-preformance paddle features an ergonomic grip that lends comfort and control, and a rubber-foam hybrid pad for improved accuracy. Right now, the brand commits 10% of net proceeds to the Public Art Fund.

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Biodegradable Pet Wipes

$15

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Free from alcohol, parabens and dyes, these biodegradable wipes are uniquely designed for your pet’s sensitive paws, ears and coat. Oversized for efficiency, each wipe contains purified water, organic coconut oil, organic aloe vera, organic green tea extract, natural glycerin and benzoic acid—all of which is gentle but efficient. Every pack comes with 50 wipes.

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Supracolor Soft Water-Soluble Colored Pencils

$35

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Designer Sir Paul Smith’s third collaboration with historic Swiss writing and drawing implement maker Caran d’Ache includes this limited edition set of eight Supracolor Soft water-soluble colored pencils. Smith selected the eight bright and cheerful original colors and dressed their portable metal case in his iconic stripes. Made from cedar wood, the brand’s Supracolor Soft water-soluble colored pencils can be used for drawing or watercoloring or wash drawing.

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Crafted from a rugged canvas textile tough enough to withstand your pooch’s nails and gnawing, Velvet Hippo’s Hex cushion is durable but comfy—thanks to its recycled poly-fill stuffing. Designed in Brooklyn, its worn-in blue hue is the result of careful dyeing and stone-washing. Available in three sizes—small, medium and large—the cushion can accommodate pets of all sizes. And for those who don’t love blue as much as we do, there are several other colors to choose from.

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Green Cotton Weave Dog Collar

$36

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HINDQUARTERS’ durable yet soft dog collar comes in a rich green hue and five sizes: small, small wide, medium, large, and XL. The dense cotton weave ensures defense against unfavorable weather, mud and dirt, while its marine-grade steel slot-and-lock buckle is corrosion-proof and can withstand machine washing. Hand-engraving on the accompanying tag is available at no additional cost. Price is in Pounds.

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Available on Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, PC and Steam, the doodle-like adventure game PIKUNIKU challenges users—who appear as a blob with telescopic legs—with puzzles and tasks in single or local co-op player modes. The game relies on a storybook-like plot line with mini games hidden within the larger mission and plenty of underlying relationships and Easter eggs to uncover—from “a deep state conspiracy” to a “fun little revolution.” Intended for kids and adults, PIKUNIKU is a well-developed game that’s both accessible and addictive. Watch the game’s trailer here.

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Tie-Dye Ultimate Set

$25

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Packed with everything needed to tie-dye your preferred garment, FAO Schwarz’s ultimate set comes with 18 colored dyes, six pairs of protective gloves, a plastic tablecloth, rubber bands, and a bag to store it all in. Whether you’re a first-timer looking to experiment or a seasoned veteran working to perfect a specific pattern, opportunity for creativity abounds with this kit.

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Beast Made Bolster Dog Bed

$178

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Pairing a 100% cotton shell with a 100% polyester fill interior, Best Made Co’s Beast Made Bolster Bed comes adorned with the brand’s signature red stripe across its central cushion. Padded sides form its comfortable walls, which can withstand repetitive nightly use and all that comes with it—scratching, shedding, and even the occasional mess. The filler is removable and the cover is machine washable, too.

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Augmented Reality Mars Poster

$35

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Printed onto durable A1 paper, Curiscope’s Multiverse Posters present Earth, Mars, and the Moon in a way that triggers augmented reality exploration. Each poster positions the celestial body—our personal favorite being Mars—at the center, in full frame. In activating the accompanying app and centering the planet in the phone’s camera frame, a transformation occurs: it pops off the wall in 3D. From there users can maneuver close to its surface, watch as a satellite orbits it, or examine its interior—all by tapping buttons. This clever innovation offers students, and space lovers, the opportunity to view these bodies up close.

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International Space Station Playset

$70

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Celebrating 20 years of the International Space Station (the largest spacecraft ever built), LEGO has created an 864-piece set based on the beloved vessel. In addition to its impressive details, the model kit comes with a buildable NASA space shuttle and three cargo spacecraft, as well as a stand for display and a helpful 148-page booklet with instructions and facts about the ISS. Intended for everyone over 16 years old, it offers an immersive and educational experience.

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Wicked Ball Pet Toy

$49

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Inside this smart toy for cats and dogs, a tiny motor with three different modes provides it with the ability to respond to an animal’s touch, prompt a reaction, or offer a regimented routine of 10 minutes of play and 30 minutes of rest. An interior sensor means the ball avoids obstacles (drastically reducing the risk of a pet running into a wall or tumbling down a flight of stairs). And two treat holders on its exterior reward the pet for playing.

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Made in Bolivia by a team of indigenous women, Oeuf’s plush rat toy is crafted from 100% baby alpaca yarn, with a poly blend inside. The yarn boasts a natural water-resistance and an ultra-soft touch, so it’s perfect for little ones. It’s also an eco-friendly alternative to cotton or synthetic fabrics. This woven toy is also fair trade, so the women who made it are paid living wages and are treated appropriately.

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