It's easy to misplace your beer and get it mixed up with someone else's at a party — especially if your host is a tightwad like us and only buys one brand. Keep a handy Beer Band ($6/12 pack) with you and you'll never have to wonder if you're about to drink Bubba's bud or yours.
We could do without its in-your-face color scheme, but the Wing-It Deep Fryer ($44) is one of the best and cheapest ways to enjoy real buffalo wings at home. It comes with a 20 recipe cookbook, sauce shaker and wing tongs. It's compact design lets you take it to any occasion that calls for wings — like tailgate parties, pay-per-view wrestling get togethers, and other times when it's mandatory to eat messy things with your hands.
Can’t tell if it’s a toaster or a big white plastic brick? Good — that’s part of the charm. The Rowenta Jasper Morrison Toaster ($135) features an übermodern design, cord storage, and a photo sensor that keeps an eye on the toast, ensuring an even, consistent level of browning even when switching breads. Kind of amazing out of something that looks like an overgrown Chicklet.