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2015 FOG! Holiday Gift Guide: Home and Office

PAC-MAN RUG

I really want to be cool when it comes to my home, filling it with Mid-Century modern furnishings and knick-knacks that could come straight from the hippest part of the interblogs. Unfortunately, I have an inner child who hasn’t moved past the “I WANT MY HOUSE TO LOOK LIKE THE MOVIE ‘THE TOY'” so my abode looks like a couple of twelve year olds managed to talk a grown-up into giving them a house and have thus filled it with stuff from Toys R Us. And this Pac-Man area rug fits that particular aesthetic like a glove (and goes with the rest of our Pac-Man stuff that we have).

By the way, if you think I’m kidding about how kid-like my decorating choices are, the neighbors think my husband and I are brother and sister and that our mother is a shut-in…that’s how immature we appear to the real world.

NETFLIX THROW
 

I’m only going to say this once, when you want to make it absolutely clear that you are in the mood to “Netflix and Chill” nothing is going to beat this blanket.

Yeah, you’re going to need several of these.

GAMEBOY FRIDGE MAGNETS
 

Turn your fridge into a larger-than-life version of the Gameboy (complete with a “screen” that you can write stuff like Montain Dew and Doritos on) and keep your nerdom at 100.

Unfortunately Tetris does not come with the magnets.

8-BIT GAME CARTRIDGE CUTTING BOARD
 

Need a place to cut up your mushrooms into 8 bits? Grab a controller, blow it off to make sure it works properly, and set up a 2 player meal on this worlds first RETRO 8 bit game cartridge Cutting Board!
Choose your size, choose your wood and choose whether or not you want a custom message written on it (because of course you do) and watch how much love you are going to get…hell, you might even get to be player one.


A CHRISTMAS STORY TUMBLER SET
 

Bring the magic of A Christmas Story to your lips every single time you take a sip of delicious egg nog.

I double dog dare ya!

8-BIT LIGHT-UP MENORAH
 

Here’s a modern, geeky way for you to celebrate the Festival of Lights without having to worry about setting your place on fire or having “the talk” with HR. This 8-Bit Light-Up Menorah is a simultaneously modern and retro take on the traditional menorah, the nine-armed Hanukkah candelabrum.

It has LED lights inside the EVA foam candles, each of which flickers on with the press of a toggle button on the base. The 2 AAA batteries which power it should provide enough juice for 30-50 minutes of light each night throughout the holiday. With all the craziness of the holidays (did somebody say “8 days of cooking and in-laws?”), we think you should have a menorah that’ll give you a little uplifting smile each night.

MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE ACTION FIGURE THROW PILLOW COVER
 

Honor Prince Adam and his alter ego, He-Man, by allowing he and the other citizens from the Kingdom of Eternia to adorn your couch in pillow form.

Of course, they really don’t need your permission as He-Man is all powerful and can do whatever the hell he wants and Skeletor couldn’t care less what you think, but still, it’s nice to think that you have a choice.  

FYI, this is just the pillow cover, you will need the pillow insert otherwise you will just have a piece of fabric lying on your sofa and that will look stupid.

CLAIR DE LUNE XL MOON WALL STICKER
 

Clair de Lune is the world’s largest Moonlight wall-sticker that glows in the dark like the real Full Moon. With the Clair de Lune, you are able to have the moonlight in your room as you have always dreamed of having as a young child. It uses a real photograph of the full moon, taken from Nantes in West France. As it gets dark, the Clair de Lune illuminates a soft, dim light for you to enjoy.

GRASS RUG
 

Bring some outside in with this grass inspired rug from Japan. The plush, shiny pile reflects light, and looks (and behaves) like freshly cut grass. Available in three sizes. Squirrels not included.

THE CLASH SKULL SHOWER CURTAIN
 

The Clash were once called “The only band that matters”. Now you can get the only shower curtain that matters. 100% polyester shower curtain by Sourpuss, plastic shower rings included.  Finally, you can rock the casbah and the tub!

RECLAIMED RECORD TABLE LAMP
 

This illuminating, contemporary desk lamp shines a light on both the future and the past. The ultra-modern design plays with contrasting texture, color and material, all within the constraints of a vertical cylinder. But while the style is forward-looking, it carries an element of nostalgia at its very core: the horizontal lines of the base are created from a stack of vintage, 45 records. Rather than focusing on the musical aspect of the records, the layered black vinyl becomes a dynamic, geometric element, with their appearance seeming to shift depending on your perspective. With an 8 foot cord, you’ll be able to position the lamp on a desk, in a favorite reading corner, or someplace where it can become a visual focal point.

The genesis of this remarkable lamp began when Brooklyn-based designer Orlando Dominguez found a box of records being discarded by a radio station in his neighborhood. He rescued the records, and pondered them for more than a year before lighting upon this sophisticated hybrid of fine art and furniture accessory. Made in Brooklyn, New York.

HOTEL NOTEPAD SET
 

Six notepads for fictional hotels. Just the sort of thing you find by the telephone in most lodgings, from the grandest establishment to a lowly fleapit. You get Bertram’s Hotel (At Bertram’s Hotel, Agatha Christie) The Great Northern Hotel (Twin Peaks) The Overlook Hotel (The Shining) Royal Imperial Windsor Arms Hotel (National Lampoon’s European Vacation) The Green Man Inn (The Wicker Man) and The Taft Hotel (The Graduate) These hotels are out of reach to all, no matter their wealth. They exist only in the imaginations of their creators, and now in these paper pads.

THE $95,000 HIPPO SOFA
 

Just in case the 1%-ers feel left out of this list, may I present to you a hippo sofa that costs $95,000…yep, you read that right.

From the description:

This is the sofa handcrafted to create a life-size majestic hippopotamus. The sofa requires over 400 hours to make due to the intricate design and the artist’s painstaking attention to detail, including the barrel-shaped body formed by a steel frame, massive snout, and short legs. The sofa seat and backrest are formed into one side of the hippopotamus, leaving the other side to display the full, imposing form of the daunting animal. The sofa seat and backrest are made from supple, tufted full-grain leather while the rest of the hippopotamus is covered in pebbled leather-like polyurethane, simulating the texture and look of the hippopotamus’ hairless skin. Unlike the aggressive, unpredictable nature of the hippopotamus, this sofa provides a reliable place to read or entertain guests while paying tribute to the animal ancient cultures revered for its intrepidity, tenacity, and bravery. Special conditions and guarantee limitations apply.

The rich are weird.

BATMAN WALL SOCKET STICKER
 

Decorate your wall sockets with Batman. That is all.

infoThink BIG HERO 6 – BAYMAX USB LED LAMP
 

Well, this is about the cutest thing I have ever seen.  The adorable Baymax arrives, ready to be plugged into a USB outlet, and prepared to watch over you with an illuminating glow and warmth from within.

Baymax arrives with built-in 5 multiple modes (Fade Mode, Smooth Breathing Mode, Flash Mode, Multi Effects mode, Soothing Sleep Mode) and brightness control. Head and hands are movable.

Bring on the life-size model.  Hairy baaaby!

TOILET SARLACC STICKERS
 

Decorate your toilet bowl with the Star Wars Sarlacc…why? Because nothing will make taking a dump more exciting than thinking a pit creature will soon be climbing into your anus…

Or worse, knowing that your meal’s remains will likely see Boba Fett on the way down where he’ll digest for the next thousand years. Included are instructions on how to apply the stickers.

 

JAWS BATHROOM DECALS
 

Man goes into the bathroom.  Tub gets filled with water.  Stickers are in the water.

You are probably going to need a bigger tub.

And the best part? The stickers include the Orca, Hooper in the shark cage, barrels, a severed leg, Ben Gardner’s decapitated head and “beaches closed” signs plus more that will take tub time for the kiddos in a nightmare-fuel direction.

SUPERHERO FALLING BOOK END
 

Prop up all your Graphic Novels with the help of a silhouetted superhero fighting against gravity. Perfect for anyone who goes gaga over anything in a cape.

FLOATING SUPER SHELF
 

If you want to show off some deep, heavy reading material, nothing makes your collection of Proust more prominent than a little help of a Superhero lifting it off into the sky. Your friends will finally be envious of you.

PENCIL END CUP
 

Erase the mess from your working space! This desktop appliance can store your stationery and other office supply either in two separate cans, or as one can with a lid.

Made from tin and plastic, painted white or pink.

EASTER ISLAND LAWN SCULPTURE
 

Astound and impress guests at your next Polynesian luau with an exclusive, heavyweigh, six-foot-tall King Moai, inspired by the 380 A.D. Easter Island originals. Said to represent gods, ancestors, or powerful kings, this replica features the broad nose, strong chin and the rectangular ears of its ancient cousins. This South Seas statement piece is cast in quality designer resin with a rough, chiseled faux stone finish. 36″Wx28″Dx72″H. 92 lbs.

Get several and start charging visitors.

INBOX: SET OF 3 DESIGNER SHIPPING BOXES 

These miniature shipping boxes, are stamped with the typical vintage symbols you would find on the real ones. The old school InBox shipping crate is a great idea to store all your odds and ends!

The set of three InBox includes three different different sizes of shipping crates, small, medium and large, nested one inside the other, just like Russian Matryoshka dolls.  Get a couple of sets and recreate the warehouse from Raiders of the Lost Ark.

All the crates have been produced using only high-quality recycled pine wood.

An authentic replica of the big cargo containers, these miniature versions are best suited for lesser loads, such as kitchen equipment, art supplies and household knick-knacks. Each and every pine crate is reinforced with a wooden frame and equipped with a square lid to conceal your content, in case it’s needed.

HARRY POTTER: SLYTHERIN DELUXE STATIONARY SET

Celebrate the artistry of the Harry Potter films with this Slytherin themed stationery set, inspired by the colors and heraldry of Hogwarts’ most cunning house. This deluxe collectible set includes a 192-page blank journal, a wax stamp and two wax sticks, letter-writing paper, envelopes, and a paperweight — all of which feature the iconic Slytherin crest. Showcasing vibrant graphics and concept art from the beloved films, this finely crafted stationery set invites fans to show their support for their favorite Hogwarts house.

Plus, is there a more appropriate way to send a letter of complaint than on a Slytherin letterhead?  I think not.

GUILLERMO DEL TORO DELUXE HARDCOVER SKETCHBOOK

Inspired by the fabled journals in which acclaimed filmmaker Guillermo del Toro records his innermost thoughts and unleashes his vivid imagination, Insight Editions has created a replica sketchbook aimed at the director’s legion of fans. Similar in design to del Toro’s leather-bound volumes, this sketchbook features an inspirational message from the director along with selected examples of his incredible art. Intended to spur readers to jot down their every thought and create their own works of art, the Guillermo del Toro Deluxe Hardcover Sketchbook is an enchanting and essential tome for creative minds everywhere.

In other words, if you aren’t a creative genius, this book will make you look like you are.

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  1. MarcioWilges

    January 22, 2016 at 8:23 am

    When we hear of someone about to move out, we immediately think of the workload that they need to shoulder throughout the entire moving process. After which, it will be our turn to bear the load not of a physical capacity, but instead the thinking process of what to get them for their new home. Hence, to have a whole list of gift ideas presented to us, is really useful in saving us a lot of time.

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