It is that time of year again!! The turkey, the tree, the lights, the endless marketing. Ahh, tis the Christmas season and everyone is trying to win your almighty holiday dollar. From now until Christmas we will bombarded with ads on TV, radio, the internet, and of course, the "shop at home catalog."
A couple of days ago something came in the mail claiming to be "America's Longest Running Catalog." This is funny because I had never actually heard of them. Hammacher Schlemmer? Frankly, it sounded made up to me. Hammacher Schlemmer's tagline is "Offering the Best, the Only and the Unexpected." Hmm, since my husband happens to be impossible to shop for I thought I would take a little browse through the pages of the famed catalog. Who knew, maybe I would find the illusive "perfect gift" for the hubby.
Did I find it? No, but I did see some pretty interesting things in there. Let me introduce them to you just in case you want to add them to your Christmas List.
The Password Vault:
The Remote Controlled Rolling Beverage Cooler:
Authentic New York Hotdog Cart:
The Magic Wand Remote Control:
The Bionic Bopper Cars:
Heated Outdoor Cat House:
For the person who loves their cat....just not enough to let it in the house.
Pet's Personalized Six Pack:
20 Foot Animatronic Triceratops:
what happened the last time my kids were around robotic dinosaurs.
There are so, so many others that you can check out here. These gifts are so ridiculous...and I only want about half of them. I mean who doesn't want their own Zoltar? Or a flying car?! Or a power nap capsule?! Seriously!
You're welcome for all the great gift giving idea! Is this what I'm doing with all my non-running time? Why yes, yes it is! Just kidding! I am back at the gym and cheating by riding the exercise bike. Plus I have found a whole lot of other exercises that do not, in anyway, involve the big toe. I am not nearly the sad sack that I have been. Only two more weeks in the ugly post-op shoe, which is fantastic because two people have asked me if I had bunion surgery. Bunion surgery?!
***Update- I just read Kim's post about ridiculous kid's toys from FAO Schwartz. I think FAO and Hammacher are related.
Be honest, do you want one of these things?
What's on your Christmas list?