Kinetic Sand could quite possibly be the coolest thing you’ve never heard of, or at least for those who haven’t been to a Brookstone store. If you’re wondering why it looks exactly like the stuff at the beach, it’s because the product is made from 98% sand. Simply put, a proprietary “binding agent keeps the granules together, so you won’t find sand dunes or drifts settling around your home after” playing with it. Product page.

You can mold it, play with it, make all kinds of shapes, and start over at will. It’s a toy, but at $15 for a 2.2 lbs bag, it’s safely in impulse purchase territory.

Bring the fun of the beach inside, even when chilly weather strikes, or prop a dune on your desk to keep your hands entertained as you dream of your next vacation

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