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(Items are described beginning with the binoculars and moving clockwise.)

Birders will enjoy the Olympus Roamer PC III Classic Binoculars ($39.99 at, with its rubber grips for comfort and stylish blue body that slips into a pocket. The water-repellent Stowaway Day Pack ($34.95 at weighs just 14 ounces and comes in six colors, from mandarin orange to palm (pictured). Fishermen and boaters will love the Grace Digital Audio ECO Extreme Rugged All-Terrain Speaker Case ($49.99 at Just pop your iPhone or iPod in the waterproof case, hook it up to the built-in speaker and enjoy music on the water without worrying about, well, the water. Need some light? The Kelty LumaCamp Lantern ($44.99 at provides up to 172 hours of brightness. And anyone who’s ever spilled a drink, hot or cold, will appreciate Contigo’s ingenious 16-ounce Autoseal Stainless Steel Travel Mug ($19.99 at — just press the button to sip and release it to automatically seal.

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