What's the biggest problem facing home intruders today? Accidentally breaking glass because they can't see what they're doing. The Glowbar ($80) is here to change all of that. Made from high-carbon steel, it features a hyper-phosphorescent coating that should provide more than enough light to ensure you've got it wedged securely between the door and the frame. Just watch out for those McCallister kids — we hear they can be brutal around the holidays.
Nope, this isn't another workout tool. The aptly-named Bash Unbreakable Sledge Hammer ($40-$160) boasts a steel-cored handle that prevents breakage, a high-visibility, drop-forged head that's flat on the end to allow it to stand upright, a textured grip, a safety plate that firmly locks the head in place to eliminate dislodging, an anti-vibration neck, and a lanyard hole on the end to secure the hammer to your wrist — although we can think of a couple of instances (working on a skyscraper and dropping it over the side) when you'd be better to just let it go.
Extension cords are a necessary evil — especially around the holidays — but no one said they had to be ugly. Most of them just are. Not these Best Made Cloth Extension Cords ($40), though. These eight-foot pulley-style cotton cords are woven in Massachusetts using three copper wires, each of which is stranded and left for dead covered in PVC insulation, then twisted together, padded, and braided with a cotton weave. Solid brass plug blades and rubber plugs round out the offering, which may have you looking for new reasons to string cords all over your house.