Perhaps you aren’t quite done with your holiday shopping. Maybe there are a few people on your list who are hard to buy for. I think I might be able to help. During the past week, advertisements have popped up on television and on signs alongside the road. They suggested some unusual gifts that I never would have considered:
The Jesus Toaster – For the devout gift recipient – This handy, dandy little kitchen appliance toasts up your bread while browning the image of Jesus Christ onto your toast. Which side should you butter? I’m not Christian, but biting into Jesus’ head seems to be sacrilegious. This toaster also comes in a Star of David model suitable for Hanukkah gift giving. A non-denominational peace sign and pot leaf are also available for the hippies on your list. There are 25 different designs. Why limit yourself to just one?
Weather-Tech car floor mats – For the slob on your gift list – Who wouldn’t want a new set of rubberized car mats for the floor? According to the commercial, they make a great gift and do an excellent job of keeping your car floor protected from mud, slush and all manner of filth. Nothing says I’m thinking of you more than the gift of cleanliness.
Chia-pets – For the gardener on your list – It’s winter. Gardening opportunities are sparse in the north. Tending a Chia pet may be just the gardening fix for someone who longs for the spring planting season. They come in a variety of animals and cartoon characters. For the history buffs on your list there is now even a Chia Obama from their new Special Edition Proud to Be An American series which also includes Chia Lincoln, Chia Washington and Chia Liberty. Get them before supplies run out. They are sure to be collector’s items. For the chef on your list, you can select the Chia Gourmet Herb Garden. Fresh herbs grown right in your kitchen window during the cold and darkness of winter. With such a wide variety of Chia products, you can find the perfect gift for anyone on your list.
Sky-Diving Gift Certificate – For the thrill-seeker on your list – or the person on your list that you really don’t like – Signs on the side of the road suggested sky-diving gift certificates as a Christmas gift. Nothing says I cherish our friendship/relationship more than giving someone the opportunity to hurl themselves from a plane. I’m sure this company is reputable. Clearly they were frugal with their advertising budget by using poster board and wooden sticks strategically placed near the entrance to the mall. Those extra dollars were probably spent on top quality safety equipment.