Ham it up.
What: A state-by-state analysis of our great nation’s best patties that will seriously upgrade all future road trips.
Why: The next time you find yourself in Idaho, visit Hudson’s Hamburgers and order the namesake (it’s the only thing on the menu).
Where: Online at amazon.com.
What: Select a canvas frame ($100 and up) from a variety of sizes and colors, record the sentiment of your choosing, and then get the printout of what it looks like (sound waves-wise) when you flap those gums.
Why: Give the double-pane portrait as a wedding gift to sweetly display vows or other endearments.
Where: Online at bespokenart.com.
Messages from Match
What: The worst online dating messages have finally found a home. Read all the cringe-inducing attempts at bravado (“I also do not put up with any woman’s crap, so check that at the door, babe”) and realize it could always be worse.
Why: You look easy … to fall in love with.
Where: Online at messagesfrommatch.tumblr.com.
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Lone Wolf Indie Straps
What: That guitar/camera isn’t going to hang there all by itself. Designed in Chile, the beauties ($30) make your impossibly cool hobby even better.
Why: Ensure your place in the pack with one of the ten unisex patterns with meticulous construction.
Where: Online at lonewolfstrap.tumblr.com.
The Clay Pot Jewelry Online
What: Brooklyn-based shop expands out of its borough with a wide range of styles and pieces from more than 75 designers.
Why: Dogeared’s sterling silver elephant Make-a-Wish bracelet, jeweled wrist candy by Patricia Locke, a Jane Hollinger Sweetie heart necklace, and more.
Where: Online at theclaypot.com.
Photo: Courtesy of Perseus Books