For many of us it will still be a few months before dinner parties on the back patio are feasible again-but there's no reason you can't start preparing now. A winter of heavy drinking has probably left you with a mountain of empty wine bottles that can now easily be repurposed as stylish lamps with these $15 LED corks.
Popping off the faux cork top reveals a standard USB connector for charging off AC adapters or your computer, and with a simple twist the bright white LED can be turned on or off. An hour's charge gets you about two and a half hours of light, which is just enough time to serve dinner, enjoy some conversation, and then subtly hint that it's time for your guests to head home. [SuckUK]