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Gag Gift: Big Mouth Ultimate Wine Bottle Glass

Big Mouth Ultimate Wine Bottle Glass

Gag gifts can be tricky business; sometimes the gag is on the gifter and not on the giftee. No, not because of inappropriateness or other faux pas, but because they arrive to the party flat-out empty handed. Why? Because they decided to keep the gag gift instead of give it away.

Considering that the Big Mouth Toys Ultimate Wine Bottle Glass is actually made of glass and not cheap plastic, it’s a novelty gift that might not end up in the hands of the intended recipient. Anticipating this, the product page actually has an option to purchase a set of two. Of course, the 149 customer reviews filled with people saying they kept the wine glass bottle instead of gifting it probably clued them in. Cheers!

February 10, 2014   No Comments

Presto Peel-a-Meal Electric Potato Peeler

Presto 02905 Peel a Meal Electric Peeler

“Never again.” It’s a pretty good bet those words have been spoken aloud quite often during the past few days. But before we all experienced National Hangover Day on New Year’s Day, we had those pesky resolutions to consider. While there were certainly many utterances banishing fatty and greasy foods to the depths of oblivion, there were likely New Year’s Resolutions that dealt with the holiday season specifically. As in, “Never again will I make a million pounds of mashed potatoes!”

If these words sound familiar, check out the Presto 02905 Peel a Meal Electric Peeler. The electric peeler claims to peel apples, potatoes and more quickly and easily (and most importantly, automatically). If this sounds too good to be true, perhaps it is; reviews are mixed. But at less than $25, it might not hurt to try, and hey, one can always re-gift it if it doesn’t work for you. Better than a Big Mouth Billy Bass (70 bucks!?!).

January 3, 2013   No Comments

Just A Few Random Gift Ideas

Molecular Gastronomy Kit by Cuisine R-EVOLUTION

For the budding scientist…

Molecular Gastronomy Kit by Cuisine R-EVOLUTION

Product Description:
Algae extracts and other texturing agents will help you play with the texture of juices, sauces, creams and dressings. Create original dishes with caviar beads that burst in the mouth, light or iced airs, creamy ravioles and nouveau genre spaghettis. Enter a new era of cooking, the creative cuisine of renown chefs at your fingertips!

For the tool hound who likes to drink on the job…

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November 25, 2011   No Comments

Mix Up That Sausage And Cheese Gift Box

You know the one. Hickory something or the other. Terrible sausages stuffed into a gift pack. So tempting, yet rarely satisfying. The Hunters Reserve Wild Game Sausage and Cheese Gift Box may or may not hit the spot, but at least your intended giftee won’t try to foist it upon someone else. Although, since it is summer sausage it should be good ’til next year…

December 17, 2010   No Comments

Slice whatever you want with this multi-purpose slicer

Norpro Multi-Purpose Slicer

Now this is refreshing; a kitchen gadget that isn’t overly specialized. While I may have no need in my kitchen for a dedicated avocado slicer, I certainly could find a use for this Norpro Multi-Purpose Slicer. After all, that’s what it’s designed to do: slice multiple things.

This gadget slices everything from mushrooms to radishes, so you can finally get rid of all those slicers that are each designed to slice a different item. Or better yet, re-gift them for those hard-to-buy-for friends you have. Most likely any novelty slicers you may have are still in the package anyways.

June 18, 2009   No Comments