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Ready Yourself for the Rapture with Armageddon Gifts

Grab some creative end-of-the-world swag

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Being the first kid on the block with a "Let's Get Ready to Rapture" T-shirt is pretty cool, until you realize that it will just end up on the trash heap. And by heap, we mean the pile where piles go to die—the end-of-the-world heap.

If it's not on your calendar yet, you may want to circle Friday, Dec. 21, 2012, the end-date of the 5,125-year-long Mesoamerican Long Count Calendar. Don't worry if you're not up to speed on what that means—you can catch up at 122112.com, where you can also learn about celebrity believers like Woody Harrelson, Britney Spears and Smashing Pumpkins.

But the website's best attraction has to be 2012 Official Stuff, an Armageddon gift shop. There are plenty of T-shirts (our fave is "Yeah! It's Comin'" with a huge ball of fire hurtling toward Earth), lots of books and videos (yes, they have 2012, the laughable John Cusack film), a gas mask and a two-person survival kit (can you say Valentine's Day?). But the winner has to be the Apocalypse Teddy Bear. The adorably plush white bear sports a snug T-shirt that urges you to "Save the Date. It May Be Your Last!" It retails for $18 and will be available only while supplies (or the planet) lasts.