October 22, 2002
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Fun Gifts. The Season for Giving is soon upon us. The web contains a colorful collection of odd but interesting gifts. Some particular favorites include: sushi jewelry, Klein bottle hats and glassware, Zanti Misfits, and Homer Simpson's Rubik's cubes. (Note for sale yet is the ever-popular Matrioshka Brain.) What fun and strange gifts have you found in your peripatetic searches of the web? What fun gift would you most like to receive?
posted by Morphic (9 comments total)
I would like an Endless Pool installed in my one bedroom apartment.
posted by Stan Chin at 3:54 PM on October 22, 2002

Aw, and here you got me all excited for a matryoshka brain. Alas.

(Great idea for a thread -- I'm hoping some of you can help me flesh out my gift list with something better than the traditional Archie McPhee assortment...)
posted by ook at 4:17 PM on October 22, 2002

One of the better (more fun anyway) threads on this site was the one where somehow asked everybody to list gifts under like $20 or something, and said he would purchase the most interesting. But now I can't find it in a search. Does anybody remember the number?

Cuz we should do that again.
posted by Hildago at 5:08 PM on October 22, 2002

i would love to get any one of these puzzle boxes.

(or maybe a harry potter toy, any suggestions?...)
posted by priyanga at 5:15 PM on October 22, 2002

For an offbeat array of strange, fun and inexpensive esoterica, check
American Science & Surplus
or the kitschy PopHouse.

If you need help finding the right gift, try Surprise.com and pick a gift based on the type of person you are buying for - gadgeteers, people who live in small apartments, recently divorced, chocaholics...

Then again, there's always the Fetish Auctioneer - and do I need to point out that this is NOT work safe???
posted by madamjujujive at 6:25 PM on October 22, 2002

Hildago, could you be thinking of either, or both, of these?
posted by taz at 11:19 PM on October 22, 2002

priyanga -- try Cleverwood.
posted by Kikkoman at 7:29 AM on October 23, 2002

Oh! I thought you wrote Fur gifts!.
Please note: Possums are destroying NZ's native forests. They are an introduced ecological disaster. This vegetarian and animal lover urges you to buy lots of lovely dead possum fur.
posted by Catch at 12:36 PM on October 23, 2002

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