Welcome to the 6th edition of The Grocery List Collection’s annual holiday gift guide. Good stuff for geeky people.
For the hungry gadget freak
4-slot Egg & Muffin Toaster | “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.” Also available as a 2-slot, as shown above.($54.94)
For the word game fiend
World’s Largest Word Search Puzzle Shower Curtain | “Sometimes buying a puzzle lover a gift can take a lot of figuring out. Do you like what we did there? Well look no further for this brilliant word search shower curtain is the world’s largest and so guaranteed to give them endless hours of fun. After all showers are pretty boring places and we need some way to entertain our intellectual selves. We should probably add a warning to this item though; if you get too engrossed you may end up shriveled like a prune. This vinyl shower curtain measures 72″ x 72″ and has a gigantic word search with over 650 movie titles.” ($19.95)
For the classy crafter in your life
Christmas Surprise Succulent Wreath | “This adorable succulent measures approx. 13 inches and features a colorful bird (choose your color) nestling her Christmas eggs and dainty String of Pearls along with beautiful succents such as Brown Bean, Jade, Pacyveria and various Sedum. Colorful picks of berries and apples add a touch of color. Switch out the picks during the year for Easter, Spring, Summer, Fall. This wreath is made to order and may vary slightly from picture. It will ship within 7 days of order and payment and will not be ready for hanging for two weeks from your receipt of wreath. (just in time for holiday decorating), or for the perfect gift!” ($48.00)
For the man who can should fix everything
Leatherman New Wave Multitool | “The most popular full-size Leatherman tool is now better than ever. Larger knives, stronger pliers, longer wire cutters and all-locking blades make the new Wave an essential piece of equipment for any job or adventure. The pliers have been redesigned to withstand more than double the previous squeezing load, and the new bronze bushing makes one-handed knife access a smooth operation — plus, the one-at-a-time blade selection function means that the tool you want is the tool you get. The versatile Wave comes with a durable and attractive leather/nylon combination sheath.” ($60.03)
For the Star Wars fan
Han Solo in Carbonite soap | “A mighty fine bounty for your bathroom! Each Soap in Carbonite is hand poured and then detailed with not two, but THREE pure, skin safe matte and metallic pigment depths. Extreme amounts of detail, including side panels. These are made one at a time with A LOT of love. There will never be two pieces exactly alike. Ever. Like little Carbonite snowflakes. …COOLEST SOAP EVER!! 100% Fragrance-free and ultra gentle on skin.” ($9.95)
For the person who really, really wants an iPad
Apple iPad 2 Tablet | “Two cameras for FaceTime and HD video recording. The dual-core A5 chip. 10-hour battery life.1 Over 200 new software features in iOS 5. And iCloud. All in a remarkably thin, light design. There’s so much to iPad, it’s amazing there’s so little of it. Surf the web, check email, watch movies, play games, and more. Have your favorite subscriptions delivered straight to Newsstand. Join the conversation with iMessage. And remember everything and anything with Reminders. With iPad, how you do things will never be the same.” (from $420.00)
For the person who’s not getting an iPad
Kindle Fire | “Movies, apps, games, music, reading and more, plus Amazon’s revolutionary, cloud-accelerated web browser. 18 million movies, TV shows, songs, magazines, and books; Thousands of popular apps and games, including Netflix, Hulu Plus, Pandora, and more; Ultra-fast web browsing – Amazon Silk; Free cloud storage for all your Amazon content; Vibrant color touchscreen with extra-wide viewing angle — same as an iPad; Fast, powerful dual-core processor; Favorite children’s books, graphic novels, and magazines in rich color.” ($199.00)
For your foxy geek girl
Touchpoint Women’s Solid Knit Gloves | “How smart are your gloves? Touchpoint™ gloves work on any touchscreen device keeping you warm while allowing you to use your electronic device! ” ($20.00)
For the no-so-great golfer
Lost Balls: Great Holes, Tough Shots, and Bad Lies | “A unique and colorful collection of photographs featuring the under-celebrated wayward shot, its landing locale and the unexpected encounters with wildlife on and off the green. Charles Lindsay has made a career of photographing the intersection of nature and culture. Whether living with a rain-forest tribe, exploring the world of fly-fishing, or turning the game of golf on its head, Lindsay has focused on our complex relationship to the natural world.” ($19.79)
For Chef Claus
Santa’s Glove Oven Mitt | “Neoprene oven mitt shaped like Santa’s glove made of 100% nylon (lining and outer front), 100% neoprene (outer back), and 100% polyester (trim. Use the black side of the mitt to grip hot items.” ($13.95)
For the fair weather griller
Cuisinart GR-4N 5-in-1 Griddler | “Compact in size but big in features, Cuisinart’s countertop Griddler offers five-in-one functionality as a contact grill, panini press, full grill, full griddle, and half grill/half griddle. The stylish brushed stainless-steel housing looks sleek and modern in the kitchen and features a wide panini-style handle and a hinged floating cover that adjusts to various food thicknesses. On the base, two temperature controls and a function selector are clearly marked and have indicator lights for quick reference and accurate, no-guesswork operation. Open the cover and customize the cooking surface with removable and reversible nonstick grill and griddle plates that snap in and out easily and drain grease to an integrated drip tray for healthier cooking.” ($92.10)
For the family member with whom you have a bone to pick
Full Disarticulated Budget Skeleton with Skull | “Full Disarticulated Budget Skeleton With Skull Item #: CHA5/1 Life-size, disarticulated adult skeleton includes 3-part skull, left hand and left foot on wire. Also available but not shown is our One-Half Disarticulated Budget Skeleton which includes the left hand and left foot on wire. Choking Hazard: Small Parts. Not for children under 3 years.” ($133.93)
For your fat-fingered friend
iPhone/MacBook Stylus | “Specially Designed for the iPhone Screen and new MacBook trackpad: In case you haven’t noticed the iPhone’s glassy touch sensitive screen is only sensitive to your stubby little fingers. This is because it uses a technology called capacitive touch which measures the flow of electrons through your skin. Problem is, last time we checked our fingers were pretty rounded and not too precise at picking out tiny URLs in Safari. Luckily the geniuses behind the Pogo iPhone Stylus have magically solved this problem by making a stylus that somehow tricks the iPhone into thinking it’s really a finger. What’s more, the tip of the stylus is a soft felt like material that has the added benefit of keeping your screen clean while you tap away. How do they do it? Frankly we’re not sure, but hopefully it doesn’t involve grave-robbing.” ($9.99)
For the sweet tooth
cakePops Holiday Assortment | “Special holiday cake pops to compliment your perfect party or get together. For a LIMITED TIME miniME Bakery on Etsy will be making these delicious holiday cake pops done in the flavors of the season: Dark Chocolate Peppermint, Tiramasu, Egg Nog, and Chocolate covered Salted Caramel…each bite is better then the last. This collection of cake pops are made with the best of the best, Belgium chocolates, Jamaican rum, Madagascar vanilla, dark chocolate covered espresso beans, and Fleur De Sel are just a few of the amazing ingredients that are in these out-of-this-world collection. This package is for 16 cake pops, four of each, and come individually wrapped and tied with ribbon. Sent in a beautiful red box.” ($40.00)
For your ADHD kids
Clubhouse Climber Inflatable Bounce House | “This Clubhouse Climber inflatable bouncer from KidWise is constructed of a durable 320D oxford nylon material. This bounce house features one internal two external slides, two climbing areas and a catwalk. Colors: Brown/grey/green; Inflatable bouncer with one (1) internal two and (2) external slides; Inside bouncing area is approximately 6 feet x 8 feet; Two climbing areas to get to each level; Catwalk that can also be used as a ball pit area to navigate through (balls not included); Combined maximum weight capacity: 500 pounds; Recommended for ages 3 years and older; Weight: 96 pounds; Inflated dimensions: 16.2 feet high x 16 feet wide x 9.2 feet deep.” ($602.10)
For the whole family!
Xbox 360 Console with Kinect | “The Xbox 360 4GB Console with Kinect. Kinect brings games and entertainment to life in extraordinary new ways — no controller required. Easy to use and instantly fun, Kinect gets everyone off the couch moving, laughing and cheering. See a ball? Kick it. Control an HD movie with a wave of the hand. Want to join a friend in the fun? Simply jump in. Wi-Fi is built-in for easier connection to the world of entertainment on Xbox LIVE, where HD movies and TV stream in an instant. Xbox 360 is more games, entertainment and fun.” ($299.99)
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.” ($10.19)
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. For more great gift ideas, check out our other GLC gift guides in the “related posts” links below.
And if this doesn’t interest you then just go check out the newest lists added to the collection.
Happy Holidays, everyone!
The GLC Crew and keaggy.com