July 29, 2014
Everyone loves a good gag gift, except for the ones that make you literally gag — that’s a different post! In this case I’m talking about gifts that make people guffaw (that means laugh in case you’re wondering.) I am sure you have gotten and given a few novelty gifts in your time; not all of them land well but these four are sure to make the receiver smile and might even fetch a giggle or two.
And They’re Off!
Is someone you know retiring or just having a hard time with their upcoming birthday? 40? 50? GASP! Just kidding and the joke’s one them with these Racing Grannies. It is a two-piece set and you simply wind them up. Can you imagine 20 or so of these racing at the same time? Why imagine? You could easily turn these into a fun party game where the prize is…you guessed it! Another gag gift!
Freak people out at home or the office with this Foot in the Door Stopper. It’s realistic and looks painful so it’s sure to garner a wince from even the toughest guy in sight. or, get creative with that job search and literally send a foot in the door to your prospective new employer. Talk about impact and memorability. Your ingenue will be appreciated even if you don’t get the job!
A-B-C Gum aka Already Been Chewed
Gross right? Hardly! These Chewed Gum Magnets will catch the eye of anyone that sees them. I am sure many will think the gum is real, buy since they are just look-a-likes there are no germs and no grossness, just generous laughs by those that receive or see them.
What’s in the Secret Toilet and why is it a secret? Well maybe it’s not a secret so much as it is a way to get back at those nosy enough to take a peek. Watch out if that means you or, at least grab a pair of goggles because you’re about to get sprayed right in the face when you lift the lid to peek inside..
I remember growing-up in Colorado and crossing a freeway to go to the local mall just so I could go to the gag-gift store. Now, with the internet, just about any prank you want to pull is at your fingertips via the Internet.
What was the last gag gift you gave or received?
July 25, 2014
Class up your next party with classy ice cubes. No kidding: these trays will have your guests ooooohing and aaaaahhhing over more than just the mixed drinks you’re serving.
For the gentlemen who enjoy their whiskey (or Dr. Pepper, or root beer) on the rocks, the Whiskey Barrel Ice Mold will do just the trick. Because it’s just one piece of ice, it won’t dilute the drink as quickly as multiple cubes or crushed ice would.
For a great Watermelon julep, you’ll need: 1/4 ripe watermelon, 1/2 oz. simple syrup, 3 sprigs of rosemary, and 2 oz. Grey Goose vodka. Directions: smash watermelon till it turns to juice. Pick out seeds. Muddle 2 sprigs of rosemary with syrup. Add 3 oz. juice and 2 oz. vodka and shake with ice. Strain, and garnish with sprig of rosemary.
For the punk rock party (maybe your evening’s theme, or maybe you’re just making your teenager’s bash that much cooler), stick with the Spiked! Ice Tray. Each silicone rubber tray makes 14 spikes, so stock up on trays before your party to keep the spikes coming!
Finally, for the guest who can’t decide between the above options, shower them (not literally) with Ice Spheres instead of cubes! Believe it or not, spheres of ice are more efficient than cubes. Spherical ice takes longer to melt and keeps your beverage colder for longer periods of time, so drink up without worrying about getting watered down.
If you can’t decide, consider trying all these great ice shapes by mixing them together in your ice bucket. Your guests will be charmed when they discover jewel ice, spikes, or spheres in their drinks, whatever those drinks may be.