Posted on December 8, 2011 by jellybean
All the useless novelty gifts you could ever dream of!
So after a successful couple of hours of online Christmas shopping (why anyone bothers to leave the house is beyond me) I turned to StumbleUpon to treat myself to some mind-numbing Internet browsing. The first website suggested to me was fredflare.com. I was blown away. This is literally the website for ridiculously useless stocking stuffers. The type of gifts I find mildly amusing, but not amusing enough to buy for myself. So here are a few of my favourites that will no doubt be making an appearance under the Christmas tree this year – apologies to my family and friends.
Mini Robot Vacuum
You know those times when you drop a few cheeky crumbs on your desk and you’re like, there has to be a more exciting way to deal with this disaster than wiping the crumbs into my hand and then disposing of them. Cue: Mini Robot Vacuum. And it comes in three fun colours! Okay, I was hoping it would do more than just vacuum too.
Buddha Butter Dish
I kid you not it is impossible to find a butter dish anywhere these days (that isn’t going to cost over $100 because apparently it’s an antique). After discovering that a) my housemates and I have a disgusting obsession with butter and will go through a stick of it in a matter of minutes and b) we all prefer our butter to be soft and ready to be smeared on whatever edible item we have in our grasps we went on a quest for a butter dish. We failed miserably. Merry Christmas housemates!
Festive Christmas Tree Hat
I’m all for buying people cheesy Christmas themed clothing and accessories and then forcing them to wear it for the rest of the day. The Festive Christmas Tree Hat would serve this purpose perfectly. And then double as a tea cosy.
Bacon Flavoured Candy Canes
I am horrified and intrigued at the same time. Incredibly tempted to take them out of their packaging and distribute them amongst my unsuspecting siblings.
Hipster Puppies book
A few weeks ago a friend gave me an early Christmas present. It was a cute puppy calendar. One cute puppy for every month. I’ve been racking my brains thinking, how on earth can I top a cute puppy calendar that cost $2 at the news agency? Crisis averted.