MESSAGE FROM THE STARS

What do you leave your house with every day? Keys, wallet, book, medication. And if you’re going away for the weekend? Add a change of clothes, second pair of shoes, toiletries, devices and their chargers. And if you’re going into space? Wait. What? You’d think you’d need to take more, right? But no. NASA’s Personal Preference Kit is 5″ x 8″ x 2″. Yeaaaaah. Sorry, NASA, but that’s just not going to work for us.

Those of us who are earthbound fortunately have more options. Take this Constellations Messenger Bag, for instance. It has seven times the area of NASA’s PPK but is still super-portable. Navy blue with screenprinted constellations and silver piping, it has a decorative metal Ramsden sextant on the outside as a tribute to navigating by the stars. And, of course, it has a laptop / tablet pocket inside main compartment since we know you don’t leave home without it.

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Panda Hug Mug

This mug will hold your cookie! Snuggle into the arms of this cute little friend for a wonderfully relaxing brew and biscuit. Designed to look like an adorable black-and-white panda bear, the Panda Hug Mug is shaped dolomite with a convenient cookie pocket.

Super Mario Bros. Silver Glossary 11 oz. Mug

Take a break from your quest to rescue Princess Peach from that pesky King Koopa and enjoy a nice cuppa in this classy Super Mario Bros. Glossary Mug. Ahh… that’s more like it. Hand wash only. Not dishwasher safe. Do not microwave.

Minecraft Light-Up Enchanted Apple

Consider yourself lucky that you don’t have to craft an Enchanted Apple yourself. It used to take 648 Gold Nuggets just to make one of these, but now you just have to be fortunate enough to come across one. That’s a lot of patience for Absorption IV, Regeneration II, Resistance, and a Fire Resistance buff. But it’s worth it for the ability to take a stroll through some lava.