Yes, this is definitely a departure for me, but I couldn’t resist a little comic relief in the midst of all of this holiday madness! And who says Beautymommy doesn’t have a sense of humor? These are the odd, the quirky, the comical items that didn’t fit on any of my other lists, but some occasions, and some people, call for just this kind of gift! (And don’t ask me why a few of these items are clocks… purely coincidental!)
Alligator Guggle Jug, $49.95: This functional pitcher rewards each pour with a series of funny, glug-glug noises! There has to be someone on your list who would appreciate this!
Bacon Bandages, $9: A friend of mine is widely known for her love of bacon. (Michelle – You know who you are!) These wacky bandages, as well as the bacon-themed gift wrap and game, remind me of her! If your friend isn’t a bacon lover, maybe he or she will appreciate these crime scene or pickle bandages!
Eye Clock, $35: This inventive “clock” tells the time with the direction its eyes roll in! Expressive and entertaining!
Food-Flavored Floss, $9: I don’t know what my dentist-sister would think of this, but I intend to slip some into her stocking and find out! These wacky flosses come in an assortment of unlikely flavors, including cupcake, bacon, and breakfast (a yummy waffle-and-coffee duo!). If she passes on the floss, perhaps the toothpicks ($4) in maple, cotton candy, and the ubiquitous bacon, or the mints, $4-8, in unusual flavors like onion ring, fruitcake, and cheesy nacho, would win her over!
Inflatable Turkey, $14: If things go awry at Thanksgiving, you can always inflate this tasty-looking stand-in!
Apology Stamp, $28: Know someone who finds themselves apologizing a little too frequently. This smart stamp should save them a little work!
Pig Popper, $14.95: This is designed to be a toy, but I think this happy little pink pig, which shoots balls out of his snout, would make anyone laugh.
The Civilized Butler Awakening Device, $99.95: Funny and functional, this classically designed clock wakes you with the sounds of birds singing and the discreet voice of your own butler!
Kit-Cat Clock, $55: Reminiscent of illustrations of Felix the Cat, this funny feline rolls his eyes and swings his tail as he tells time.
Ductigami Book, $14.95: Sure it’s a cliche, but there really are people, mostly men, who think that duct tape can fix anything. (My own father, a very smart man and a doctor, once came up with the idea of a duct tape diet!) This book shows artistic applications for the toolbox staple.