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This being our 2012 Holiday Gift Guide

Hey folks! Welcome to the 7th edition of The Grocery List Collection’s annual holiday gift guide. Good stuff for geeky people.

For the hungry gadget freak (we recommend this every year)

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. (4 slice: $98.99 / 2 slice: $53.56)

For the They Might Be Giants fan

TMBG Brand New Holiday Bundle | “For many years They Might Be Giants has had a holiday tradition of bundling together TMBG merchandise and offering it at near-impossible savings. This year we set out to make it extra awesome with a bundle of ALL NEW STUFF! Through November 19 (or until we hit 2500 orders) the 2012 Holiday bundle — a $90 value — will be available for just $45 plus shipping. That’s 50% off! Give it as a gift and surprise a friend, delight your family or just TREAT YOURSELF!” ($45.00)

For the meathead

Steak Button Thermometers, set of 4 | “Rare? Medium? Well-done? Use these inventive little steak thermometers in the oven or on the grill to determine your desired degree of doneness. Take the guesswork out of getting the perfect rare, medium and well-done by using these inventive little steak thermometers in the oven or on the grill to easily determine your desired degree of doneness. Stainless steel and glass. Wipes clean.” ($19.95)

For anyone even remotely creative or desiring to be

Steal Like an Artist | “You don’t need to be a genius, you just need to be yourself. That’s the message from Austin Kleon, a young writer and artist who knows that creativity is everywhere, creativity is for everyone. A manifesto for the digital age, Steal Like an Artist is a guide whose positive message, graphic look and illustrations, exercises, and examples will put readers directly in touch with their artistic side. When Mr. Kleon was asked to address college students in upstate New York, he shaped his speech around the ten things he wished someone had told him when he was starting out. The talk went viral, and its author dug deeper into his own ideas to create Steal Like an Artist, the book. The result is inspiring, hip, original, practical, and entertaining. And filled with new truths about creativity: Nothing is original, so embrace influence, col- lect ideas, and remix and re-imagine to discover your own path. Follow your interests wherever they take you. Stay smart, stay out of debt, and risk being boring—the creative you will need to make room to be wild and daring in your imagination.” ($8.76)

For the funny facts freak

Fred Equal Measure Measuring Cup | “Humorous yet practical measuring cup with 2-1/2-cup capacity features quirky measurement equivalents such as volume of T-Rex brain and 1000 corn kernels. Also includes standard and metric measurement scales on a tall laboratory beaker-style cup made of durable borosilicate glass. Heat-resistant, dishwasher safe.” Click through to see this up close! ($11.55)

For the lovers of low cost phallus shaped mixtures of mechanically separated pork, beef, chicken or turkey with have high sodium, fat, and nitrite content

Pop-Up Hot Dog Toaster | “The Nostalgia Electrics Hot Dog Toaster is a fast, fun and convenient way to enjoy hot dogs. This unit holds up to two regular-sized hot dogs and two hot dog buns at one time. A fun way for guests of all ages to enjoy delicious hot dogs, the Nostalgia Electrics Hot Dog Toaster is perfect for entertaining, as well as a quick meal solution. Now cooking hot dogs is as simple as making toast!” ($27.99)

For the Lovecraftian hot dog fiend

Cthulhu Roaster | “Cthulhu, a mythical creature entombed below the Pacific Ocean who has been a character in popular movies and video games, comes to life on your grill. Cthulhu weenie roaster made of 100% stainless steel.” ($35.00)

For the corny friend

Corn Poop Shaped SoapCorn Poop Shaped Soap | “My corn poop is great. I leave it out on top of the sink when people are coming over. They usually scream when they see it. They yell things like “Oh my God there’s a turd on your sink”. It looks really real just like my own. I thought my corn poop soap fell off the sink once so I picked it up and found out it was really just that my dog pooped next to the sink. So I used my corn poop soap to wash my hands. I think its a good product.” —Amazon user Pittster ($13.96)

For the inefficient herb chopper

Herb Scissors | “Now you can prep fresh, chopped herbs in just seconds! These herb scissors feature a set of five, sharp, 3″-long stainless steel blades that allow you to cut, chop or mince herbs directly into a pan or over a plate for instant garnishing. Snip the herbs you need quickly, neatly and right where you want to. Plastic handles have a soft lining for the most comfortable grip. The included blade cover doubles as a cleaning tool.” ($12.95)

For the poor aimer

Over the Hill Potty Night Light | “The Over the Hill Potty Night Light is a perfect over the hill gag gift. With each birthday, more potty trips are made in the night which is why you need the Over-The-Hill Potty Night Light. Night time is trouble time for keeping a clean toilet and the surrounding area ‘drip-free.’ Fortunately, with our Over-The-Hill Potty Night Light your aim can improve markedly. See where you’re shooting without waking up your loved ones during late night bathroom trips. This neat toilet night light even features a glow-in-the-dark light switch and includes double stick tape to attach to the bottom of any potty lid. Batteries included.” ($8.11)

For anyone who is part of a business

The Connected Company | “Customers are adopting disruptive technologies faster than your company can adapt. When your customers are delighted, they can amplify your message in ways that were never before possible. But when your company’s performance runs short of what you’ve promised, customers can seize control of your brand message, spreading their disappointment and frustration faster than you can keep up. To keep pace with today’s connected customers, your company must become a connected company. That means deeply engaging with workers, partners, and customers, changing how work is done, how you measure success, and how performance is rewarded. It requires a new way of thinking about your company: less like a machine to be controlled, and more like a complex, dynamic system that can learn and adapt over time. Connected companies have the advantage, because they learn and move faster than their competitors. While others work in isolation, they link into rich networks of possibility and expand their influence. Connected companies around the world are aggressively acquiring customers and disrupting the competition. In The Connected Company, we examine what they’re doing, how they’re doing it, and why it works. And we show you how your company can use the same principles to adapt—and thrive—in today’s ever-changing global marketplace.” ($8.11)

For sophisticated country folk

Redneck Wine Glass | “Get your fancy drink on with the Redneck Wine Glass. A mason jar body held high by a thick glass stem holds a healthy amount of your favorite party juice. So roll out your Pabst cans, moonshine barrels, whiskey jugs and pop those suckers open! Drink anything from your new wine glass and everyone in town will recognize you’re Fancy. These glasses, much like your “jacuzzi-truck” are top of the line and sure-fire ways of making folks jealous. Get a whole bunch of these glasses and you’ll have the finest glassware for all your social events: weddings, birthday parties, hog roundups, cattle marches, and so many more. You can even keep your leftovers fresh since each comes with a mason jar lid. They are refrigerator safe but must be hand-washed. We don’t want you to break your wine glass stems and have to pull out the duct tape again.” ($12.99)

For the bike lover

Bike Taillight with Laser Lane Marker | “I purchased one of these about 3 weeks ago. The product does EXACTLY what it says it will do. A brilliant red laser beam is projected onto the street on both sides of your bike. As you move the light follows with you. The visual effect is so dramatic that cars and pedestrians immediately take notice of your presence. I even had a car pass me then pull over into a parking space to watch me pedal by him. People also will ask what it is that is projecting the light. The device is a solid electronic item that does not seem cheap or poorly constructed. The mounting bracket is very sturdy and holds the light firmly in place with NO shaking. You get a rock solid red beam on each side of you as you drive along. I would definitely recommend this item as a night time safety device as part of other lights both in front and behind. Great item and definitely worth the price. From a rider in PA.” —Amazon user Bob Jones ($34.99)

For the lazy couch potato who loves the Simpsons

Simpsons Duff Energy Drink | “This intoxicating six pack of Duff is not only legal, but vivaciously delicious! Each can contains 12 fluid ounces. This is an energy drink and does not contain beer.” ($29.20)

For the social, dinner, party, and alone drinker

Multi-Vitamins For Drinkers | “Drinkwel is the 1st daily multivitamin created specifically for healthy people who drink. Its ingredients replenish nutrients, support healthy liver function, help process alcohol induced toxins, and more.* Our 30-ingredient multivitamin was created by two UC Berkeley graduates and was formulated by two different doctors — a Ph.D in Biomedical Science and a Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine. Loaded with antioxidants, amino acids, vitamins, minerals, and our proprietary Superfruits & Botanicals Blend, this is NOT your typical multivitamin.” ($39.95)

For the Earth, wind, and fire lover

Third Rock Outdoor Fire Pit | “The Earth and all its glory reveal a fiery inner core through the continents of our planet. The Third Rock Outdoor Fire Pit is a high quality, hand cut and crafted fire pit designed for years of heavy use. This is one of the most unique fire pits on the market. Every Fire Pit is individually signed and numbered by it’s designer, Rick Wittrig. Each Fire Pit is made from one quarter inch (6.35 mm) thick carbon steel. This is by far the heaviest gauge metal used in any fire pit available today. The sturdy construction assures you of having this functional art for many years to come. They have an iron oxide finish/patina on the outside which will darken a little with time then become permanent. The interior is coated with a high temperature resistant paint and has an 1-1/2″ rain drain in the bottom. This high quality fire pit requires no maintenance and has an overall height of 40″ and a diameter of 36″. Measurements may vary since each fire pit is hand made.” ($1,679.00)

For the coffee addict

Prescription Coffee Mug | “Sometimes a big, hot cup of coffee is just what the doctor ordered. The Prescription Coffee Mug looks like a huge prescription drug bottle, but the drug it’s designed to hold is caffeine. This handsome ceramic mug holds up to 12 ounces of coffee, and can be refilled without a doctor’s prescription. Comes in a fun gift box and very well packaged.” ($12.99)

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 FoundMilk 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 CHAIRS50 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 are accurate as of 18 Nov 2012. 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

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