Stupid or Cool? Check Out These 12 Weird Gift Ideas
CNBC.com News Editor
From that TP dispenser with the old guy holding his nose to Jesus action figures, there’s a lot of really weird stuff out there and it’s a fine line between stupid and cool.
And, you know what they say, one man's trash is another man's ... cool.
It was a dirty job (we won't even tell you about some of the submissions we received) but someone had to do it.
We came up with 12 of the oddest gift ideas for the holidays—Everything from a jellyfish mood lamp to a fridge for your car and a pole-dancer alarm clock.
But as we said, it's a fine line.
So, you decide: Stupid or cool?
Click through these 12 gift ideas and vote.
1) A Piece of Wood to Knock On: Stupid or Cool?
A Piece of Wood to Knock On
$10.50 on MyKnockonWood.com
How many times have you said something at the office, then caught yourself and said, “Whoop! Knock wood.” only to realize that you are encased in formica and there isn’t a piece of wood to knock on within a five-mile radius.
Enter “Knock on Wood” (www.myknockonwood.com): a piece of wood in a box that you can keep at your desk, in your car—wherever—you know, just in case.
It was created by two young entrepreneurs who knocked wood multiple times a day while building a mobile-phone marketing start-up company in their garage.
“It was a side project to get away from all the tech, and we ended up buying the trademark for the phrase and creating it as a novelty product,” said co-creator Tucker Waterman.
And, as the story goes on the Web site, “Now this source of strength, humor, and security is being made available to those who seek greatness.”
Indeed, they have a sense of humor about their knocking wood: A slew of cliches like “Better safe than sorry!” and “Cover your bases!” frame the product on the Web site.
Not to mention, the actual piece of wood says “Knock on Wood” in 12 languages.
Wow, what a great gift idea!