"Impulse buys" are retailer-speak for the stuff at the checkout counter that people don't specifically go shopping for, but will buy because... what does Jennifer Aniston look like without makeup?? Luckily, this year's International Home + Housewares Show featured impulse buys much cooler than Us Weekly (but no less useless!)
Bottle Ties This is a line of formalwear for liquor bottles, and something that anyone with a home bar definitely needs. What, you're going to leave your liquor out in the open, practically naked?
Toilet Tattoos Score one of these toilet lid decorators that go on using adhesive and don't need a laser to remove. Bonus points: the more colorful the design, the more it'll distract from the fact that your bathroom never gets cleaned
Bike Brightz The most stylish way to make sure cars see you on the road at night, and something all the cool middle schoolers in your neighborhood will be straight jealous of
Java Hook A perfect item for the germaphobe who doesn't want to ever set down a cup of coffee. It's only $8 including shipping, or half the cost of one Starbucks coffee
Soda Sparkle Remember that commercial during the Super Bowl where all the soda exploded and then the commercial said, "Go buy this homemade soda machine!"? This is not that. This home sodamaker is much less expensive, and comes with 5 flavors
Koozball A cross between a koozie and a football, this'll keep your drinks cold and provide a Nerf-like thing to toss around after everyone's done talking about Bruce Jenner's weird looking face
Photo by Oscar Einzig