What are some of your gift ideas for the holidays this year?
Unusual Gift Ideas?
|by Anonymous||reply 65||December 2, 2022 6:09 PM|
Not unusual -just less stressful (and likely cheaper): I'm going to bake for people. Cookies, cakes, pies. Just for close friends. I have sworn off Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and all the rest this year.
|by Anonymous||reply 1||November 24, 2022 1:06 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 2||November 24, 2022 1:14 AM|
Kitchen Fire Extinguisher.
Someone gave me one years ago as a house warming gift and I thought it was a great gift.
|by Anonymous||reply 3||November 24, 2022 1:15 AM|
To crack your nuts.
|by Anonymous||reply 4||November 24, 2022 1:17 AM|
The ball dildo, of course.
|by Anonymous||reply 5||November 24, 2022 1:18 AM|
Blowjobs for everyone!
|by Anonymous||reply 6||November 24, 2022 1:25 AM|
Gloves. Leather gloves in x large sizes because tight gloves are no good.
|by Anonymous||reply 7||November 24, 2022 2:27 AM|
A DL classic from years ago...
|by Anonymous||reply 8||November 24, 2022 2:42 AM|
I went for practical stuff that everyone can use but often won't buy for themselves.
My traveling friends will receive a foldable multi-pocket beach tote or packing cubes and a multi-plug extension cord for overseas use with USB ports. My other friends will receive a car kit with a mini-umbrella, multi-tool and auto paperwork folder to stick in the glove compartment.
I hope they will find them useful and worthwhile gifts.
|by Anonymous||reply 9||November 24, 2022 2:44 AM|
I give out my pubes in a locket.
|by Anonymous||reply 10||November 24, 2022 2:49 AM|
I'm giving everyone a Kimberly Gargoyle bobble-head doll, inspired by her memorable appearance at the 2020 RNC. My liberal friends will love it - my older perverted conservative friends will fantasize about her.
|by Anonymous||reply 11||November 24, 2022 2:49 AM|
Do you have link for that car kit gift R9? Place to buy?
|by Anonymous||reply 12||November 24, 2022 2:49 AM|
A fire extinguisher is nice to have but they "expire" after a year or so.
|by Anonymous||reply 13||November 24, 2022 2:57 AM|
I'm buying everyone one of these.
|by Anonymous||reply 14||November 24, 2022 3:08 AM|
I only buy for myself and I just bought my gifts.
|by Anonymous||reply 15||November 24, 2022 3:14 AM|
[quote]A fire extinguisher is nice to have but they "expire" after a year or so.
Many things 'expire' after a year. The kitchen fire extinguisher is still a great idea for a gift.
|by Anonymous||reply 16||November 24, 2022 3:17 AM|
The Magic 8 Ball - it's a classic.
|by Anonymous||reply 17||November 24, 2022 3:26 AM|
A yuzu tree. I had to order it on line and store it at a friend's. But I've been with my partner a long time and I'm out of ideas. I've already done the more obvious citrus fruit.
|by Anonymous||reply 18||November 24, 2022 3:31 AM|
Self defense tools. Bling Sting pepper spray, hooray!
|by Anonymous||reply 19||November 24, 2022 3:41 AM|
R14 I just love Bambi’s revenge. Now that’s a funny snow globe.
|by Anonymous||reply 20||November 24, 2022 4:30 AM|
[quote]auto paperwork folder to stick in the glove compartment.
Good idea. I love mine.
|by Anonymous||reply 21||November 24, 2022 5:22 AM|
R9 / R21 I'm looking for that auto paperwork folder but can't find it. Sounds like a great gift.
|by Anonymous||reply 22||November 24, 2022 5:35 AM|
Amazon, search "Car registration and insurance holder"
|by Anonymous||reply 23||November 24, 2022 5:38 AM|
Has anyone tried the Balldo? I would think it could hurt?
|by Anonymous||reply 24||November 24, 2022 12:25 PM|
I'm giving everyone the Kimberly Gargoyle bobble-head 'deluxe'. You prop it on the dashboard, facing you. If you stop short for some reason, her mouth opens and a white creamy substance splatters you in your face. I will leave it to your imagination to guess who that white jizz belonged to at one time.
|by Anonymous||reply 25||November 24, 2022 5:33 PM|
R25 is Gavin Newsome!
|by Anonymous||reply 26||November 24, 2022 5:35 PM|
R12, I found the individual items and put together the car kits myself.
|by Anonymous||reply 27||November 25, 2022 1:04 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 28||November 25, 2022 1:14 AM|
6 foot long phone cords.
I gave them out several years back and everyone loved them. Folks have lost them or frayed them so it’s redoing that idea again.
|by Anonymous||reply 29||November 25, 2022 1:24 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 30||November 25, 2022 1:29 AM|
I’m giving out quills and ink!
|by Anonymous||reply 31||November 25, 2022 1:43 AM|
Lume for females
|by Anonymous||reply 32||November 25, 2022 1:44 AM|
R30 - sorry. Charger cords for iPhones. Everyone wants to plug in over there but still use the iPhone while charging.
|by Anonymous||reply 33||November 25, 2022 3:00 AM|
I'm giving the Ivanka Bobblehead for gifts. Perfect for the dash board. When the car stops short, she starts to sing "My Heart Belongs To Daddy".
|by Anonymous||reply 34||November 25, 2022 4:15 AM|
hi, 1977 r33. 0/10.
|by Anonymous||reply 35||November 25, 2022 12:33 PM|
Support print. Give a subscription to a magazine appropriate to their interests. Or just fall back on the New Yorker. Everybody likes the cartoons.
|by Anonymous||reply 36||November 25, 2022 1:46 PM|
Support print ? Buy magazine subscriptions ? In 2022-23 ?
That's like suggesting we buy transistor radios and cassette players for Christmas gifts.
|by Anonymous||reply 37||November 25, 2022 7:17 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 38||November 26, 2022 1:01 AM|
R36 Great idea. Thanks.
|by Anonymous||reply 39||November 27, 2022 12:22 AM|
R36 and r39 same fossil.
|by Anonymous||reply 40||November 27, 2022 12:51 AM|
R40 Nope. I'm not R36. I'm simply a person who enjoys print. I'm curious why you dislike the printed page enough to make nasty comments...
|by Anonymous||reply 41||November 27, 2022 2:59 AM|
[quote] Kitchen Fire Extinguisher.Someone gave me one years ago as a house warming gift and I thought it was a great gift.
I guess this means you don't want the recipient to die in a grease fire.
|by Anonymous||reply 42||November 27, 2022 3:22 AM|
The gift that keeps on giving.
|by Anonymous||reply 43||November 27, 2022 3:22 AM|
Here you go, OP:
|by Anonymous||reply 44||November 29, 2022 4:06 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 45||November 29, 2022 4:09 AM|
Travel Johns. Absorbent pouchs turn urine into gel instantly while destroying bacteria and odor.
|by Anonymous||reply 46||November 29, 2022 5:10 AM|
They also make Travel Janes. Now, everytime I get a smile from another car, I'll think twice.
|by Anonymous||reply 47||November 29, 2022 5:12 AM|
Always a good gift.
|by Anonymous||reply 48||November 29, 2022 6:16 AM|
My suggestions pertain to OLD PEOPLE, especially those on a tight budget.
NO THROWS! Doesn't matter how soft, it's acryllic and it's total shit and they already have six of them they never used.
Elderly people without internet appreciate the hell out of postage stamps since they aren't paying their bills online.
AA and AAA batteries- ask them if they want you to put the batteries in the remote or whatever while you're there.
Pacific Tomato Bisque or Tomato Red Pepper Soup-- Campbell's tomato soup is inedible, but they like that creamy tomato kind in the carton, they can take what they want and cap it and put it back in the refrigerator.
A heating pad with a STAY ON option, not Auto-Shutoff only. They all have auto-shutoff, but some of the nicer Sunbeam ones have Stay-On, and it's an invaluable feature, around $40-$50 for the XL Sunbeam one at Walgreens or CVS. Make sure it has Stay-on or it isn't worth a damn.
Corn puffs-- it's kind of like popcorn, but easier
Cookies, Hostess Donettes
|by Anonymous||reply 49||November 29, 2022 10:18 PM|
For old people on a tight budget, cont.
Laundry pods are easier for them than a jug of detergent if they have arthritic shoulders, etc. Those Gain Flings are easy, cheap, and they make the house smell "nice." A bag of those suckers is appreciated.
If you're at their house, it's thoughtful to ask if you can run their garbage out to the dumpster before you leave.
If they have pets, a proper crock water bowl will be greatly appreciated by the dog or cat, so they aren't drinking out of an old Can't Believe It's Not Butter container.
|by Anonymous||reply 50||November 29, 2022 10:24 PM|
Clone-A-Willy, a make-your-own-dildo kit.
|by Anonymous||reply 51||November 29, 2022 11:56 PM|
You'll be the life of the party if you gift the following:
-A talking bathroom scale. Let it embarrass you into weight loss!
-A donation to the Human Fund
-A food scale
-A NOOM membership/free trial
-Wax melts and warmer in heinous scents lke maple syrup blueberry in extra strength for the office to enjoy!
-Fish of the month club
|by Anonymous||reply 52||November 30, 2022 12:00 AM|
r49 easy grips for opening jars is a good one too. manual rather than the battery operated ones.
rechargeable motion detect nightlights (they detach from the base to be used like flashlights.)
electric egg boilers or pint size griddles.
extended reach tools; from grabbers to telescopic magnet rods.
for the health impaired crowd, I've created hospital-to-go totes... inexpensive items that present no big loss if lost or thrown away; which usually do include a throw blanket, a more fashionable and practical hospital care gown (really, should look for them instead of wearable blankets or nightshirts/nightgowns, etc.) There are even a few two piece pajama models or there's tearaway stripper gear.), better non slip socks or slippers, washable clothing labels, activity books, erasable pens, eye mask, noise-reduction earmuffs, binders for medical info/insurance/contacts, travel hygiene kits & similar accessories, etc.
|by Anonymous||reply 53||November 30, 2022 12:26 AM|
For old peeps, a calendar with important dates marked (kids, grandkids and great grandkids birthdays, graduation and confirmation dates, anniversaries, etc.) and a box of multipurpose greeting cards, a roll of forever stamps. My 85 year old parents still send a card with a check and this makes it easier.
|by Anonymous||reply 54||November 30, 2022 12:45 AM|
I was startled at the response to one of the items in my hostess gift for Thanksgiving. Heavy duty oven mitts with silicone on the parts that get hot. They were kind of the hit of the evening as one of her oven mitts, coincidentally, had caught on fire a little bit before I got there.
|by Anonymous||reply 55||November 30, 2022 12:49 AM|
cologne deodorant sticks - good for those guys that use too much or don't like wearing cologne. Could toss in small ball funk powder too.
multitools are often a standard for guy gifts but I've found quite a few lasses enjoy the hatchet/hammerr multitools for their vehicles (particularly as they skirt around the laws against self defense gear while also having other uses)
universal socket wrench with power drill adapter
mermaid tail throw blanket
electric foot warmer for her, foot spa for him
lumbar support pillow for office chair
pregnancy pillows (better than the standard body pillows)
adaptive fitness/sex pillows
blooming tea & clear teapots
bbq grill kit aprons/cases (I've gotten this even for people without the space to bbq because it's an affordable way to get metal kitchen utensils and the pockets are usually durable enough to hold hand/crafting tools. So, it's a twofer.)
grow lights (it's not just for druggies, anymore!)
large spices of the kitchen basics or of healthier specialty goods (sugar/flour substitutes, reduced sodium salts, etc) for my health-minded/impaired financially challenged mates
|by Anonymous||reply 56||November 30, 2022 1:34 AM|
^ oh, and massage rollers or spiky balls. (which can be good for exercise, too.)
|by Anonymous||reply 57||November 30, 2022 1:38 AM|
R56, Those pregnancy pillows are good for people with rheumatoid arthritis.
|by Anonymous||reply 58||November 30, 2022 1:51 AM|
wall tapestries are usually affordable and might be a good gift for the teen on the verge of moving out or heading to college, or just that friend or onlyfans whore with ghastly walls
|by Anonymous||reply 59||November 30, 2022 1:51 AM|
[quote] AA and AAA batteries- ask them if they want you to put the batteries in the remote or whatever while you're there.
This is a good idea. Except I'd get the Eneloop rechargeable batteries (the black ones would be deluxe) with the wall charger. I bought those (AA and AAA) for myself a while back.
|by Anonymous||reply 60||November 30, 2022 2:00 AM|
r37 because buying a kindle/fire tablet plus paying for a gift membership for three months to a year is rather expensive to most people.
|by Anonymous||reply 61||November 30, 2022 2:01 AM|
Speaking of grabbers and things for old people, I have a dowel rod with a cup hook screwed into one end. I keep it in the kitchen on 3M hook and use to close the blinds behind my kitchen sink (they're far away) and to snag things that fall behind the washing machine or get all the way under the bed. All kinds of stuff. It's simple but I'd be lost without it, cost like $2 and I've used it every day for 15 years.
Not a show-stopping gift, I know, but invaluable!
|by Anonymous||reply 62||November 30, 2022 2:30 AM|
r62 Yes, there's a wide range of affordable pragmatic items that could be quite appreciated as many people (not just the elders) forget or aren't aware they exist and many of the in-person shops, the various dollar tree knick-knack shops,tend to focus on young families more and more.
stronger (4.0, 5.0 or sometimes higher) reading glasses and in a pack of 4 or five and oversized frames.
magnifying squares - I usually buy the bare bones "card" squares and use a hole-punch - as they're cheaper in multi-packs and that way I buy several different magnifications at a cheap cost. just add to a pack of carabiner clips and it's good to go.
the extended reach shoehorns and toenail clippers can be awkward to use but some still appreciate them, anyway.
instant 3-in-1 coffee, cocoa, or tea packs - I usually buy korean, vietnamese and japanese ones that aren't found locally - if one wanted to make it "gift" worthy, then look at the travel kettles/mugs - there's a couple that are travel mug shaped (water boilers not just warmers) - both usb or car lighter options. There are a few coolers/fridges as well but most of those require beverages already being cold to keep them cool. Though there small manual ice shavers/crushers for those that only have access to regular cubes at work/etc
it's much easier to find the sugar-free/low sugar/low sodium candies (most of the name brands candies, chocolates and sports drinks do have options but they can be hard to find anywhere but online) and other products online (as well as ingredients as I mentioned before) in bulk sizes at affordable prices. Frankly, also just easy to find family size items in general, especially healthier kids cereals. Or ethnic snacks, like seaweed (know any pregnant women? seaweed is a great treat for prenatal development.) -- DIY a gift basket.
fruit/vegetable/herd/flower seeds - etsy is one of the better resources.
also to look for on etsy for those looking DIY a gift or decorations - fabric or leather SCRAPS. necessity is the mother invention and all that. While it's odds and ends of cuts, you can find odds and ends of higher quality material and it doesn't take much equipment or know how to make simple gifts... you can find a world of instructions and videos out there -- but if you're lacking skills, just stick to bare simple -- maybe you don't want to do much more than cut and glue to something premade (given shipping time) but leather craft tool kits (definitely should include a cutter - looks like a circular pizza knife with a guard) are affordable for those just starting out and don't need to be fancy or all that high of quality, some come with thread and rivets, too!
|by Anonymous||reply 63||December 2, 2022 5:47 PM|
^ oh, and of course, there's a wide range of 3m products to combine with discount items to make it seem more 'gift' like.
|by Anonymous||reply 64||December 2, 2022 5:52 PM|
a long stick (not a grabber) to scratch your ass with.
|by Anonymous||reply 65||December 2, 2022 6:09 PM|