Well hello! It’s that time again! Again! For the 5th time! The holidays have returned and grocerylists.org is here for you. Our gift guides are legendary… well, they are if you’re looking for cool, odd stuff. Or maybe they’re not legendary. Who cares. Here it is. Get shopping!
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For McMuffin-loving geeks
4-slot Egg & Muffin Toaster | We always kick off our holiday gift guide with this. I own one, and it’s awesome. “Make delicious egg-and-muffin sandwiches at home in about four minutes with this multi-function toaster. The appliance can toast up to four slices of bread, English muffins, bagels, or croissants, while it simultaneously steam-poaches eggs and warms pre-cooked meat. It can also hard- or soft-boil up to eight eggs at a time thanks to the included egg basket. In addition to heating up pre-cooked meat, the two included meat trays can be used to heat slices of tomato or pineapple to accompany toast or a breakfast sandwich — the options are endless.” There’s also a two-slice/one egg model. ($57.53)
For the sugar addict
The World’s Largest Gummy Worm | “he World’s Largest Gummy Worm is 128 times more massive than a traditional gummy worm. Measuring twenty-six inches long and weighing in at approximately 3 pounds, the World’s Largest Gummy Worm is the most delicious 4,000-calorie candy worm in existence. Each World’s Largest Gummy Worm features dual flavors, a ribbed body, and a five inch girth. It makes an amazing gift for now or later due to its year-long shelf life. Handmade in the USA. Available in five flavor combinations.” ($27.95)
White Trash Cooking | “This is not a joke book or a parody. This is a warmly written, humorous, and quite serious cookbook filled with delightful traditional and unusual recipes. It includes wonderful photographs by the author of people and places and food all connected to his fondness and memory of growing up in rural and small town Mississippi. You may not be tempted to try every single recipe in this book, but you won’t be able to resist trying many of them!” ($13.57)
For thirsty Earth-lovers
Bamboo Bottle | “Finally, there’s a clean, safe and stylish bottle that is made from the practically inexhaustible resources of bamboo and glass. Bamboo gives our unique bottles style and strength. The glass guarantees safe, clean drinking at all temperatures, erasing the dangers of plastic water bottles. Whether you’re chugging ice-cold water or sipping on steaming-hot tea, this uber-cool bottle is BPA-free, ensuring no chemicals leach into your drink. To clean your insulated bottle, simply unscrew the bottom and the easy-to-tote top to remove the dishwasher-safe glass. To help clean the planet, simply keep using your Bamboo Bottle to hydrate instead of bottled water.” ($25)
For hungry kids, or kids-at-heart
LEGO Lunchbox | “Store your lunchtime snack in this lunchbox shaped like a LEGO block. In case you didn’t already know, LEGO is a Danish toy company that is known especially for its interlocking plastic building blocks. These building blocks are so popular that LEGO has, for all intents and purposes, become a household name. For many adults, LEGO represents a clear symbol of childhood lost. But the brand also has a chain of theme parks spread out all over Denmark, the UK and the US. This lunchbox is shaped like one of these legendary plastic building blocks. It’s available in red, blue, lime green and pink.” ($13.89)
For the hunter who never gets any tail
Deer Rear | “Looking for a little tail? FINALLY, there’s a butt worth kissing! No fear, the Deer Rear is here! Now, I know I’ve offered plenty of unusual gifty items before, but this one is surely to be dear (er, deer) to us hunter types. It symbolizes the trophy wallhanger that got away. You know… the one your macho hunting buddy almost bagged. Be creative. Have your mounted deer trophy on one side of the wall, and line up this baby on the other side to look like a full deer. Of course, the Deer Rear makes an unforgettable conversation piece for your den, deer shack, trophy gallery or the office. More: Real whitetail Rear is mounted by a professional taxidermist for long life. Approx. 12 x 12 x 15″ h. (size will vary slightly). Weighs 2 1/2 lbs. Has wall mounting hardware.” ($99.97)
For that special someone
Borat Mankini Swimsuit | “The Borat Mankini is the most fantastic clothing appliance to ever enter your life! You want to be sexy like Borat and charm even the most ugly of woman, then squeeze yourself firmly into Borat Mankini and prepare to make sexy time! We likeda the traffic stopping lime green Borat Mankini so much that we try to get it government policy to only wear Borat Mankini in local swimming bath men and women! Nice. Borat Mankini is made from finest quality stretchy stretchy material and leave not much to the imagination! A meshy panel in genital area of Borat Mankini keeps your khram-jewels safe and out of the way of bitey bitey wild dogs that likeda to roam free in Kazakhstan! One piece swimsuit Borat Mankini can be used for variety of fun activity but is most delicious when attending formal dinner party.” ($13.99)
For hot doughy action
NinjaBread Men cookie cutters | “they’re cut out for action! These stealthy warriors are set to sneak into your kitchen and stage a cookie coup! Cut, bake, decorate…and then watch them disappear! Ninja Bread Men are molded from rugged, food-safe ABS plastic and packaged in a colorful gift box.” ($9.95)
For a classic Christmas
The Original Christmas Classics | “Includes 7 Holiday Favorites: 1. Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: Who’s got a nose for Christmas? Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer! Just in time for the holidays, here comes Rudolph in the most beloved special of all time! Packed with a sleigh full of memorable songs and unforgettable characters, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer lights up the hearts of young and old alike. 2. Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town: Where does Santa’s suit come from? Why does he slide down the chimney? Why does he live at the North Pole? The answers to all these questions and the origins of our favorite holiday traditions are revealed in this delightful classic about Kris Kringle, the world’s most famous gift giver. 3. Frosty the Snowman: Look at Frosty Go! What’s become a bigger holiday tradition than building a snowman? Watching the original Christmas classic, Frosty the Snowman! Grab your scarf, bundle up, and get ready for the incredible adventure of a magical snowman who’s got enough personality to win over the whole family. You can’t go wrong with Frosty! Also includes Frosty Returns, Mr. Magoo’s Christmas Carol, The Little Drummer Boy and Cricket on the Hearth.” ($12.99)
For stone-cold, gadget-loving dudes
Fleece Heated Jacket | “With these heated jackets, one layer is enough to keep you warm. Selecting the right jacket can be difficult. Choose something bulky, and you’ll end up sweating. Dress too light, and you’ll shiver when the sun goes down. Brookstone’s heated jackets simplify your choice. Made of lightweight, windproof fleece with three battery-powered heat zones, this jacket warms with the touch of a button for up to 5 hours per charge. It’s perfect for hiking, biking, golfing, outdoor events and more — or even just for when you’re keeping the thermostat low. Heated jackets use space-age technology to beat the cold. Using materials developed for the aerospace industry, our heated clothing uses lightweight carbon fiber bundles to provide heat in key body areas. The three-level controller enables you to instantly adjust the heat.” ($179.95)
For someone who just can’t stop writing on the wall
Chalkboard Wall Decals | “WallCandy Arts ChalkBoard Wall Decals go up in seconds and can be removed without damaging your walls so you can always have a place to write your thoughts, leave messages, drawings and ideas no matter where you are. Each kit contains four 19″x19″ chalkboard panels that can be used separately or combined for a large 38″x38″ chalkboard writing surface.” ($57.98)
Apple iPad | “The best way to experience web, email, photos and video. Hands down. All of the built-in apps on iPad were designed from the ground up to take advantage of the large Multi-Touch screen and advanced capabilities of iPad. And they work in any orientation. So you can do things with these apps that you can’t do on any other device.” More info. ($499 and up)
For anyone who wants a good laugh at others’ expense
Awkward Family Photos | “amuel Butler once said “Every man’s work, whether it be literature or music or pictures or architecture or anything else, is always a portrait of himself.” If that’s true, than God help Mike Bender and Doug Chernack, who waded into the toxic slurry of bad mullets, spiral perms, skin conditions, leg warmers, wet pants, creepy Moms, funny uncles, and truly disturbing Santas, and came back with this hilarious collection of awkward family photos. Awkward Family Photos reminds anyone with a dusty shoebox full of snapshots of unfortunate fashion choices, band trips, braces, bad bridesmaids’ dresses and that one time you got talked into dressing up and going to the Renaissance Faire, that you are not alone. This isn’t just a book, it’s a public service on the page, a living, breathing, laugh-out-loud reminder that no matter how badly you dressed, how oddly you posed, and how weird Uncle Dave who lived in the basement was, somebody out there had it worse. Particularly the girl on page 77.” ($9.99)
For toy-loving technophiles
Transformer USB 2GB Flash Drive | “This is the coolest 2GB flash drive that money can buy. It folds flat or you can transform him into Ravage, the tiger-like creature in “Transformers 2, Revenge of the Fallen.” Works with all major operating systems.” Exclusive to FindGift.com customers is a coupon code for 10% off: findgift08. ($36.95)
For the natural Modernist, or a modern naturalist
Triple sea stone wall hook | “When there’s more to be hung, make sure you reach for one of these triple-stone wall hangers. Perfect for the sophisticated mudroom or entryway, these long coat hangers feature sea stones gathered from the shores of New Hampshire. The stones get their uniquely round shape from years spent in the ocean being tumbled with sand and waves. Each hook features copper hardware, a hardwood back, and a completely unique stone. The stones are functional as well as beautiful — their round shapes won’t deform coats or snag loose pieces of clothing as you walk by. Handmade in New Hampshire. For each stone “harvested” another rough quarry stone is “planted” in its place. In the same spirit, for each tree used for the backplates, ten times the number of trees are planted to conserve the future of our forests. Comes with mounting hardware for installation. Made in New Hampshire. Available with an ash (shown) or cherry (swatch) hardwood base.” ($175)
And finally, for the people who are odd enough to appreciate this odd little digital web site — our very own analog book!
Milk Eggs Vodka: Grocery Lists Lost and Found | “This book is a compilation of abandoned grocery lists that have been discovered in grocery carts, market floors, and parking lots across the country. If we are what we eat, then this book reveals deep truths about the average American (not to mention more mundane truths like a surprising number of people enjoy onions, and, for most people, mayonnaise is very, very difficult to spell). Separated into chapters (funny lists, sad lists, unhealthy lists, organized lists) the book also includes commentary by the author and some very special recipes created from found grocery lists. Sidebars and food facts round out the menu.” ($13.59)
And if you don’t want that one, try my other book
50 SAD CHAIRS | “This is an awesome work by Acrobat / Photographer Bill Keaggy, who witnesses tired and tossed chairs in downtown St. Louis. Each image is a mixed bag of forlorn and funny, a veritable commentary on our culture of consumption (at least as it relates to chairs). Have a look. And you ll soon notice: Sad chairs are everywhere. This book is a real treat. Your coffee table is longing for it. It’s a simple, well put together book that will inspire the artist within. A must have, would make a great inexpensive holiday gift. I have one for myself and have purchased this book for friends.” ($5.99)
There you go. Prices accurate as of November 21, 2010. For more great gift ideas, check out our other GLC gift guides in the “related posts” links below.
Happy Holidays, everyone!
The GLC Crew and keaggy.com