Stupid or Cool? Check Out These 12 Weird Gift Ideas
CNBC.com News Editor
A Portrait of Your DNA
$169.99 at ThinkGeek.com
You know what makes a really cool gift? Deoxyribonucleic acid.
I know! It's so obvious now. I wish I'd thought of it sooner!
Well, thanks goodness for the people at ThinkGeek.com.
They bring you the ultimate DIY gift: A DNA portrait.
Here's how it works: They send you a kit to swab a few cheek cells. (Totally painless, I swear.) Then, you send your specimen back to the ThinkGeek lab, where they replicate a few strands of your DNA, dye them, embed them in gel and apply an electric field. (I have no idea what that last part means.)
You get to specify the color scheme and everything.
Then, 4-6 weeks later, voila! They mail you an 8" x 10" bolted-glass-framed portrait of yourself.
Hang it on the wall with a little placard like in a gallery: "Title: Jim. Medium: Genetic Material."
Of course, the possibilities for gift giving are endless.
You could give your love the best gift of all: Yourself.
(Just hope she doesn't return it.)
Or, you could give them what could, in certain circumstances, not naming any names, be an even better gift: Themselves!
Look honey, it's you!