We're all for one-stop charging stations, and the new Bluelounge Sanctuary ($130) is now one of our favorites. The rounded square-shaped station has a universal charger hidden below its top tray, which allows you to plug in multiple devices at once. It comes with 12 built-in adapters for the most popular gadgets, such as iPods, mini-USB charging devices, most major cellphones, and more, and also offers a powered USB port for supplying your own cable. Simple, sleek, and elegant.
Going beyond the typical GPS system, Dash Express ($400 plus subscription) is an internet-connected navigation device, offering both cellular and Wi-Fi connectivity. This enables it to get real-time traffic data from other users, which it uses to show you the best (quickest) routes to your destination. Other features include local Yahoo! search, the ability to send addresses to the device via the internet, and more. The second generation of GPS starts now.
If you're a do-it-yourself kinda guy, you might be interested in checking out the BUG for your gadget needs. Made up of a BUGbase ($300) and BUGmodules ($50-$100), BUG is a tinkerer's dream, allowing you to add functionality where and how you want it, and write software for the little guy using open source tools. It offers standard features like an ARM CPU, Linux, USB, a rechargeable battery, Ethernet, and more, but you can rest assured this is anything but a standard gadget.
Forget writing your own postcards. If you really want your sentiment to last, pick up a Carve Your Own Post Card ($12). The 4x6 wooden cards let you carve your messages into the surface with a sharp key or knife, letting you relive those days of professing your love in a tree trunk or classroom desk. Just don't forget the stamp.
Got a gift that's too good to give away in the box it came in? Fool your recipient with a Fake Gift Box from The Onion ($20/4-pack). This terrific collection of boxes for ridiculous fictitious products — we're particular fans of the Visor-ganizer — is sure to draw the ire of your loved ones, that is, before they realize they've been duped. Way better than actually having to buy a Chia Pet just for the box. [Thanks, Arik]