These miniature gifts are big on wonder.
Each of the cards in this deck holds a low-stakes challenge. Accept it, and you’ll find yourself paying attention to the shifting textures of the terrain under your feet, keeping watch for circles and squares, or spreading out a picnic in an unexpected place. Pack a few for your next...
Take a break with your neighboring desk mate. This tiny tetherball set is accompanied by an illustrated mini-book filled with the history, trivia, and rules of the popular pastime.
Convinced that human structures should be built to human proportions, the architect Le Corbusier designed this measuring tape to take into account human and natural elements, the golden ratio, and the Fibonacci sequence rather than relying on the strict, contextless constants of the metric and Imperial systems.
“Who do you know that makes their own cheese? This is a gift of nostalgia, adventure, culinary exploration, and might just start a new talent! Dairy free, vegan/paleo options also available!” — Sydney, Evanston, Illinois
Tuck these tiny wind-up butterflies into an old book or a birthday card and watch the recipient's surprise as they suddenly fly away.
Discover worlds unseen with this beginner field microscope! Perfect for leaves, bugs, and drops of pond water teeming with life.
Instant cameras of yore were bulky and broad. Not this one. Minimal and vintage-looking, this Instax is great for the trendy, on-the-go photographer who needs images printed in a flash.
Combine a ship in a bottle, a sea monster, and an enamel pin and you're going to have some very smitten Atlas Obscura employees. What's not to love?
What is this? A room for ants? This book captures the Thorne Rooms at the Art Institute of Chicago—68 miniature models of European and American interiors from the 16th century.
This unique pen lets you mix Cyan, Magenta and Yellow inks to achieve a wide range of colors with a minimal amount of supplies. Perfect for bringing a splash of color to your quick doodles in the field, or color coding your notes.
If there's anything can be more divisive than licorice itself, it's likely licorice-flavored toothpaste. What's not debatable, however, is that this beautifully-packaged Italian import will look great next to your bathroom sink.
When lightning strikes the ground, it can fuse some kinds of sand, clay, or soil into glass. This produces a hollow tube called a fulgurite that can suggest the form of a lightning bolt.
Place this miraculous, flopping fish in your palm and learn your future. Don't like what it reveals? No worries, it's a 72-pack.
Druzys are shockingly under-appreciated gemstones! The tiny, naturally occurring crystals on the surface of these stones catch light and shimmer like miniature galaxies.
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