Schipul Cheer Gift Guide ’09 – For People Who Have Everything

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Some people are harder to shop for than others, and not just because they have a stinker of a personality. This week’s gift guide will feature more unusual gifts that you can get for those people who have everything. Or those people who you kinda know, but wouldn’t really call them a friend because they are acquaintances and you have to buy them a gift because you heard that they bought you a gift.

Peanut Butter of the Month Club:

Om nom nom nom
Om nom nom nom

This gift only works for those not allergic to nuts. While there are several “of the month” clubs, peanut butter gets added to the list simply because it is peanut butter and it is amazing that it can come in flavors other than peanut.

http://www.amazingclubs.com/peanutbutter_01.html
Price: $17.95/month – $19.95/month

Penguin Water Carbonator:

Did they call it a penguin because it looks like one? Or did they make it look like one on purpose?
Did they call it a penguin because it looks like one? Or did they make it look like one on purpose?

Do you often drink water and think, “This could really use little bubbles of carbonation”? If so, this penguin is here to help. It will even allow you to customize  carbonation to suit your taste.

http://www.williams-sonoma.com/products/e196/?pkey=ggftthsthf
Price: $199.95

“Our Lady of Lucha Libre” Candle:

Body slaaaam!
Body slaaaam!

Never give a boring candle as a gift ever again. Look at this thing. It is amazing. And it also comes in Christos Mysterio Jr.

http://www.merchline.com/palehorse/productdisplay.9873.p.htm
Price: $14

Bow Tie AND Button-Down Collar:

Sir Kitty McFluffikins don't mess
Sir Kitty McFluffikins don't mess

This. Cracks. Me. Up. And no, you do not HAVE to buy it for your crazy cat loving friend. You can buy it for your crazy dog loving friend too.

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=36866797
Price: $17

Tentacle Scarf:

Mmmm... octopus
Mmmm... octopus

The product description is so good that I am simply going to copy and paste it: Have you ever dreamed you were being attacked by a giant squid? Of tentacles wrapping around you, pulling you down to the depths, where an eye as big as a dinner plate looked back at you…

Now you can make your dream come true, without all the fear and discomfort of the nightmare realm.

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=32196126
Price: $45 (Etsy shows very very few left in stock, so act fast!)

Ninja Salt and Pepper Set:

Cutest ninjas ever!
Cutest ninjas ever!

Guess which one holds the pepper.

http://www.patinastores.com/Products/Ninja_SP_Set_088367.cfm
Price: 16.95

Krylon Spray Paint Lamp:

No worries, the paint was removed first. For graffiti purposes.
No worries, the paint was removed first. For graffiti purposes.

Know someone who is younger and into urban design? Snag them one of these lamps. Tear off the tag and tell them you made it yourself.

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=36485964
Price: $75

Novel Tea:

Nerdiest tea ever.
Nerdiest tea ever.

Tea can only be made better by one thing! No… I’m not talking about vodka. I’m talking about literary quotes from folks like CS Lewis, Alice Hoffman, and others that you only pretend to know about. Great for book nerds and your friends who prefer tea over coffee (for some really insane reason).

http://bagladiestea.com/novel-tea.html
Price: $2.50/pouch – $12.50/box

Baker’s Edge Brownie Pan:

Buy two of these. The first one will wear out in no time.
Buy two of these. The first one will wear out in no time.

Perhaps the greatest thing produced this decade. No longer will people fight over corner pieces and edges. You can read through the unique features on the product page, but let’s face it, you saw it and knew it was a winner.

http://www.bakersedge.com/product_ebp.html
Price: $34.95

Coffee Cuff:

Comes in different colors of wood.  Yes, wood comes in different colors. I was shocked too.
Comes in different colors of wood. Yes, wood comes in different colors. I was shocked too.

Coffee cuff! Both fashionable and practical. Wear it as a unique cuff and when you grab that hot cup to go, slip the cuff onto the cup as a sleeve. Not a good gift for absent minded people who may toss the cuff with the cup. Like me. Because I did.

http://www.contexture.ca/coffeecuff.php
Price: $68

Mr. Beer Beer Kit:

I have no idea if this works, but the idea is cool.
I have no idea if this works, but the idea is cool.

Guys–well, mainly guys–can be a little weird about beer. They love it, can tell you where it came from, the type, how it can be improved, and so forth. But they can’t seem to remember where their keys are. Know a dude who might get a kick out of home brewing? Then this is the gift.

http://www.mrbeer.com/category-exec/category_id/3
Price: $42.46

Hall Gallery Frame Set:

I wouldn't bother replacing the frames with real photos.
I wouldn't bother replacing the frames with real photos.

Yes, photo frames. How is this unique? It isn’t. BUT! This is one of those gifts that is great for people you may not know very well. Like… your mother-in-law. Or an Aunt that you got in the Secret Santa name pull deal.

http://gifts.redenvelope.com/
Price: $89.99

Mini Baja Race:

YEEEEEEEEHAAAAAW!
YEEEEEEEEHAAAAAW!

Racing! Dune buggies! Obstacle course! You can actually purchase a mini Baja race ride! How cool is THAT? Screw giving it as a gift, I’m buying it for myself. Because, ya know, it is right outside of the Vegas strip.

http://www.cloud9living.com/experience-gifts/las-vegas/mini-baja-chase
Price: $240 – $545

Architectural Name Frame:

Feel free to spell out dirty words.
Feel free to spell out dirty words.

Photos of architecture and nature that resemble letters are put together according to whatever name you type into a box. Done in black and white photos since everyone seems to think that pictures are more artistic without color.

http://www.scribetime.com/Personalized-Black-amp-White-Wall-Art–Architectural-Name-Frame_p_2235.html
Price: $71.99 (cheaper if only purchasing a 3 letter name)

WowWee Rovio Wi-Fi Robotic Webcam:

If you squint, it kinda looks like a little dog.
If you squint, it kinda looks like a little dog.

It was a wi-fi camera on it. And microphone. But, I think the description on the site pretty much makes this product. It really sells you on the idea that you never have to interact face-to-face with family, collegues, or elderly people ever again.

http://www.etoys.com/product/index.jsp?productId=3372595
Price: $299.99 …small price to pay to never see someone again. Just sayin’.

Piano Wire Bracelets:

Chocking hazard. GET IT? HAHA... ok, I watch too much CSI.
Chocking hazard. GET IT? HAHA... ok, I watch too much CSI.

For anyone interested in music, this could make a great gift. Finally give a gift of jewelry without breaking the bank or making it seem like you are totally all for a serious commitment.

http://www.signals.com/cgi-bin/hazel.cgi?action=DETAIL&ITEM=HH4542&websource=findgift&keyword=HH4542&source_code=S02FG1
Price: $24.95 – $34.95

The Land Sailor:

Sailing. On land.
Sailing. On land.

Forget the sailboat and having to deal with water – get a land sailor. Rather than selling you on this totally rad product, I would much rather mention that there are group meet-ups for people who land sail. Think Hells Angels with polo shirts and that whole not being hardcore thing.

http://www.hammacher.com/Product/11444?source=FROOGLE
Price: $999.95

Mezzo Roserva Wine Enhancer:

Sound waves for your wine
Sound waves for your wine

This is a gift for those snooty wine people you know. Place a bottle of wine on one of these and through the power of sound waves and… stuff… it can enhance the flavor of wine.  It even (supposedly) eliminates red wine headaches. Buy me this and a couple of bottles of wine and I’ll test that theory for ya.

http://www.wineenhancer.net/store/medium-copper-wine-enhancer-021,Product.asp
Price: $84.99

Custom Fingerprint Rings:

Super romantic? Or kinda creepy?
Super romantic? Or kinda creepy?

Have a ring custom made with your fingerprint put on the inside. This is ridiculously awesome and thoughtful and my gosh, just amazing. Probably the most “special” gift on this list.

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=36355529
Price: $150

Bottle of Fernet-Branca Liqueur:

They all kinda taste bad.
They all kinda taste bad.

Why should you get someone a bottle of Fernet? Easy. Fernet can be used to prevent and/or cure hangovers. That is right, taking a shot of this bitter drink before a night out will keep you functioning in the morning. Just keep in mind that it generally tastes terrible.

http://www.napacabs.com/Fernet-Branca-Liqueur-750ml-P3687.aspx
Price: $25.95 (prices vary on brand and where you buy)

Stovetop Glass Vacuum Coffee Maker:

I can smell it from here.
I can smell it from here.

There are wine snobs and then there are coffee snobs. Tell them to ditch their drip maker and give them this as a gift. Makes fresh coffee (if you have fresh beans and grind them) and is so much better than a machine doing the work.

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00005NCX5/notcot-20
Price: $74.79

Feed Cats, Hang out with Sealions:

That lion isn't THAT big.
That lion isn't THAT big.

The Houston Zoo (yeah, they are a client) offers people the chance to  get close to large cats and feed them. Not only that, but the deal comes with a chance to hang out with the sealions and get your picture taken. I’ve done this and I gotta say, it is pretty awesome. Especially with cool Zoo Keepers.

Since Schipul is based in Houston, it is easier to list the Houston Zoo, but definitely check out your local zoo to see what they have to offer.

http://www.houstonzoo.org/events/tours/cat/
Price: $100

miShare iPod Transfer System:

Looks a little like a camera. Just thought I'd mention that.
Looks a little like a camera. Just thought I'd mention that.

First, let me state that this is NOT compatible with the iPhone or iPod Touch. But outside of that, this is one hell of a nifty tool. You can actually transfer music between two different iPods in a matter of seconds. I mean, do I even have to say anything else about this? No. No I do not.

http://www.frontgate.com/jump.jsp?itemType=PRODUCT&itemID=18173&k=ZZ50923
Price: $99.50

That’s a wrap! Submit a photo of your Christmas tree to win some prizes, take some time to do some online shopping, and stay tuned for next week’s gift guide! It’ll be brightly colored and the last one!

2 Replies to “Schipul Cheer Gift Guide ’09 – For People Who Have Everything”

  1. People who have everything like their gifts personalized. I feel gifts with my name engraved, a personal message,a crest or a logo are the gifts you can give to people that have everything. Good post.
    Cheers,
    Richard A. Weisberg

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