You Pick — Stupid or Cool? Check Out These 9 Gift Ideas
Ho! Ho! Ho! It's been a pretty serious year with the looming "fiscal cliff" and a highly competitive presidential race. But as the holidays approach, a number of retailers are betting that consumers are ready to ham it up again.
To help you come up with the appropriate gag gift for everyone on your guest list, we hit the web, searching everywhere from BaronBob.com to PerpetualKid.com to ThinkGeek.com.
This year, we found nine of the goofiest gift ideas for the upcoming holiday season — everything from an inflatable plastic wreath to bacon-flavored frosting.
One thing is for sure — these gifts are not your typical stocking stuffers. But we're still debating whether they are stupid-funny or cool-funny. So we're letting you be the judge — stupid or cool? Click through these present ideas and vote.
Tired of family members excusing themselves from dinner to take a call or furiously texting under the table? This present holds up to six cell phones hostage for 15, 30, 45 or 60 minutes at a time — long enough to communicate again in person (wait, how do you do that again?!).
Cell Lock-Up's inventor, Ike Sutton, created the product, which retails for $19.99, after his family succumbed to "digital distractions."
I tried to enforce a rule that all cell phones must be turned off, like they do on airplanes, but, let's face it, I'm not the FAA, and everything flew out the window with the first incoming call or text message," Sutton said.
His solution is now sold at several large retailers, including Bed, Bath and Beyond, Dillard's, Sears and Lord & Taylor.
Fake Tattoo Sleeves
If your friend does not have the time, commitment or cash for a real full-sleeve tattoo, this could be the way to go. The sleeves, sold by FredFlare.com, are one size fits all and come in a classic rose and heart pattern.
Since they are temporary, removing them will be as simple as slipping the sleeves off rather than having to scour Groupon.com or LivingSocial for a good tat removal deal.