December 19, 2014
Cue the Madonna, rock your neons and break out the John Hughes movies: the 80s is known, for some, as the best decade. If you’re got friends that really do wish it were 1985, we’ve got the perfect gifts for them. These vintage items harken back to that colorful decade and just look great. After all, when you take a holiday, it will be so nice. Or something like that.
Make like Lloyd Dobler and hold these boom box pillow covers way above your head to woo your would-be lover. Or just rest your head on them. Either way, few things scream vintage quite like boom boxes.
Since you might not be able to fit one of these big arcade games into your home, bring classic Pac-Man into your kitchen with these mugs. Fill it with java and watch as Pac Man and his band of colorful characters slowly appear. Just be sure to hand wash this mug—you wouldn’t want the characters to disappear for good.
Indulge your inner child with this makes-anything-glow in the dark spray. What will it work on? Paper? Fabric? Wood? Yes! Yes! Yes! Go wild and light up your common goods with this fun, nifty invention. Better yet, throw a black-light party if you really want to get down.
If “The Last Unicorn” was one of your favorite movies as a kid, you’ll appreciate this corkscrew shaped like one. Indulge your whimsy as you open up that bottle of wine and turn on that beloved 1982 flick.
Nothing says 80s quite like a cassette. And you’ll enjoy this fun bottle opener that will remind you of old tunes and cruising around in your parent’s beat-up car. As an added bonus, you’ll never have to stick a pencil in the center to rewind. Remember that trick?
Vinyl fans will adore these placements. Let the needle drop on your favorite record on the player (may we suggest the most 80s album ever, “Thriller”) and enjoy your next fine meal on these, sold in sets of two. Best of all, they’re dishwasher safe.
December 18, 2014
You probably pass by them on your way to work. Heck, you probably even live near one. Or maybe you are one. But it’s very likely that you know someone who owns and loves a bike. Maybe they reside in a bike-friendly town. Maybe it’s their preferred form of exercise. Regardless, if you’re searching for that perfect gift for your bicycle-loving friend, these picks are sure to impress.
If you’re always digging around for your always-hidden keys, this is for you. Use this to keep your keys on one ring or even as a bike lock. No more searching for hours for your house keys when you arrive after a long, tiring bike ride. Plus, you’ll keep your wheels safe too.
Every cyclist knows that one of the worst things about being on the road is those unexpected flat tires. If one of yours goes flat, this kit will be your new best friend. You’ll love the vintage case and will especially appreciate everything inside. There, you’ll find rubber soul solution, rubber patches and a few tools to get the job done. In no time, you’ll be back on the road and wondering how you ever lived without this.
OK, so you can’t actually use this when you’re on your bicycle, but you can use it to slice your favorite post-race treat: pizza. This yellow and black pizza cutter shaped like a bike is sure to brighten up your kitchen drawer. Here’s to post-ride fuel!
Even though you try your best to stay off the streets at night, sometimes it’s unavoidable. To stay safe, try wearing this bright halo belt. Drivers will spot you from the road since the belt glows as you spin. It’s made with an LED light, which means it glows at all times—not just when light is reflected off it. This comes in perfect-for-the-holidays red or green and can be set to strobe, flash, or solid. If you pick strobe, it will be like you’re having a party on your bicycle.
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December 17, 2014
Move over eggnog, there’s a new holiday beverage set to take over: craft beer. The small-batch brew trend means beer lovers have even more reasons to get excited when they’re opening presents. Plus, it makes your job as gift giver easier. A few accessories to help them enjoy their beverage of choice will make the perfect present. Drink up!
Beer connoisseurs and newbies alike will fall for this set. Six different drinking glasses and coasters will give you a new appreciation for beer. Each one comes with a guide detailing what should go in it, food pairings and even what temperature to serve it at. Here’s to fun learning!
Make like Fred Flintstone and sip your beer out of this creative, horn-shaped mug. Festival-goers and those who just love a great trinket will get a kick out of this fun mug. It also doubles as a Halloween prop too.
Every handyman will want this walnut-wood bottle opener—complete with a nail that pries off the cap—in his tool shed. Plus, it looks a lot nicer than a plain metal one, and it’s magnetic too. The DIY-guy or gal in your life will appreciate this work of art.
If you want to recreate that draft-on-tap feeling in your home—without shelling out for a really pricy tap—meet your new best friend. Menu’s Beer Foamer creates that thick, frothy foam you’d find at a bar in your home. Simply pour beer into one part of the two-part container, mix it up and violà! You’ve got some good, crisp foam.