Guest Picks: Silly (and Not-So-Silly) Gift Ideas
— Meaghan from The Decorated Cookie
Flasks, by their very nature, are meant to be portable, hide-able sources of secret swigs. But what if you could have all these virtues and still be able to escape the keener eye and the fun-confiscators? Restoration Hardware comes to the rescue with their disposable, portable, hide-able sources of secret swigs.
How has no one purchased this for me yet? I mean, really, do they not know what I accomplish in a day between work and blogs and my house and my kid?
Anyone who knows anyone who appreciates Star Wars (I guess, technically, The Empire Strikes Back) must buy this for that person immediately. Everyone uses ice at some point or other, so this really is the perfect gift. And by the way, these molds can also be used for chocolate and other candies, too.
Doesn't your cell phone need a chance to relax, too? Think about how busy it is all the time, especially those newfangled phones with all the apps. Yes, it's a bean bag for your cell phone. Give it a break.
Technology isn't always a good thing. That whole "make it smaller and sleeker" philosophy means no more fun, long, curly cords and ear pieces that cradle just so on your neck. Finally, someone invented the perfect compromise.
Life is just like the movies — or it should be.
It's a 35 mm camera disguised as a juice box. And the straw is the shutter. And it embraces low-fi pics for their vintage value. And, need I go on?
I don't know how I dare place the master of the Gothic sublime and all that is dreary in a category labeled "silly," but something about the gilded frame, real oil paint and reasonable price puts him here. This one is for the Poe lover.
This one is for the proud fisherman: a bass made of recycled cardboard to mount on the wall. Insert jokes about where one might fish for cardboard bass here.
I love this chalkboard vase. This way you can design any vase you like, or leave notes for your husband. Something like, "Buy me flowers. And P.S. Pick up your shoes from the middle of the floor."
I kind of, sort of want this. You see, what many don't know about me, is I kind of, sort of have Etch-A-Sketch skills. Friends would challenge me in college, with requests like "make a fruit band." I delivered with a banana lead singer, orange guitar player and apple drummer, all wearing sunglasses. I even put "The Tutti Fruttis" on the drums and had a cheering fruit audience. I probably shouldn't have admitted to that.
Do you know any Dennis the Menaces at heart? Or do you have a mean neighbor? Just please, please be careful. I'm a mom, I have to say this.
I'm one of those difficult customers in Starbucks who doesn't let the barista pour my cup of joe before I get to the register. I get the need to speed things along, especially because I used to be a barista myself. But I like my coffee as hot as humanly possible, and even those three minutes sitting by the register would have me panicking about every degree of temperature lost. Perhaps these lids would come in handy at home. As a bonus, they might get my cat to stop trying to drink from my water glass.
Please, please don't judge me, but I got this for my husband for Christmas — and a matching one for my four year old. (Gosh, I hope they don't read this.) I figure at least this way air guitar will be less embarrassing, you know, because he'll actually be playing music? Right? Right?
Admit it: Social media and technology have been so ingrained in your consciousness that you mentally apply social media tools to everything in real life. Have you ever try to rewind a conversation like TiVo or wish you could Pin someone tripping? Well, maybe not that last one; that's mean. But now you can "like" and "dislike" without having to explain why.
There is a subset of movie goers who are thrilled about the new Muppet movie whose thrill is derived mostly from nostalgia over the first Muppet movie: those of us born in the early '70s. Remember Kermie in the swamp? The frog leg billboard? Oh, Kermie.
Balloons by their very nature are silly. Are there such things as balloon lovers? If so, this classic set of balloon games is for them.
I have to admit, of all the Sesame Street characters, I most identify with Oscar the Grouch. Or Bert. I can be a bit contrary, you see. Some say "negative," I say "realistic in my approach." These mittens will keep the Grouch in your life warm.
I work from home, so this pens-that-turn-into-dining-utensils set isn't necessary for me. But for those who are stuck in cubicles with mean bosses that make them work through lunch, this may be just the right mix of perfect and cruel.
As one who has been through a lot medically, I thoroughly appreciate these plushy organs. They may seem off-putting at first, but from one who has intimate familiarity with her own organs, having them in cute, plushy form is oddly comforting. You can find almost any organ at this site.Next: 20 Gifts to Tickle Your Funny Bone