Twin Peaks fan? These pencils celebrate your love of that cult TV show from the 90s. $13.95 at Piediddy
Twin Peaks fan? These pencils celebrate your love of that cult TV show from the 90s. $13.95 at Piediddy
I don't know if your house is like mine, but with writers and artists living under one roof, we use a lot of paper. I am sure those living with students, business people and kids find themselves in the same boat. So, you know, a gift of a ream...or a case of paper might be a useful, welcome gift. It might be even more welcome if it comes from Dunder Mifflin. Get your Scrant-on, people, this is not a joke. The Office branded paper is available for $34.99 a carton at Quill.
Did you hear me? I think i SQUEED really loud when I found this dragon egg paperweight. Fans of Game of Thrones books and shows might get loud when presented with such a gift. I mean, really, who doesn't want to walk through fire to help the dragon's eggs hatch? Who doesn't want their own pet dragons, raised to fight for you? Who...am I getting carried away here? Becasue I think this one is pretty darn cool for a paperweight, likely to be enjoyed by Khal and Khaleesi alike. $44.99 at HBO.
You don't see a lot of Psych merchandise. So when you do, snap it up. And when it's a pencil set embossed with some of the many aliases of one Burton Guster, a.k.a. Lavender Gooms, snap it up! Six number two pencils for a number one fan of the tap dancing drug rep known by many names. $6 at OneUp Designs.
Why settle for a plain old psychic eight ball when you can have this new and improved Geek Ball? Ask a question and you will be rewarded with the latest geek catch phrases. $7.95 at Archie McPhee
I love my iPad, but I hate the fingerprints all over it. So I bought a stylus. My stylus is terribly serious and professional looking. Boo! Now I think I want an iStrike styus so I can say things about "firing up" my iPad or creativity "striking." $9.99 at Perpetual Kid.
How cool is this? A typewriter re-fitted to work as a USB computer keyboard. It'll work with a PC, Mac or iPad. A great juxtaposition of old and new. For the writers out there, it's a great way to connect with the long-ago roots of the greats while penning your latest novel. Various typewriters to choose from. The one pictured is a Royal circa 1940. $599 and up at USB Typewriter
Sorry if this is a bit racy for you, but I couldn't resist. I've only recently learned about ambigrams and now I can't get enough of them. And wouldn't this mug perk up that boring planning meeting you have tomorrow? $9.95 at Neatoshop.
Awesome little wooden stamp set of letters and numbers. I just love how they look and the little wooden box they come in. Including shipping it's just a smidge over $20. $15.98 on Etsy
It's back to school time and if you are anything like me, you still love to get all your new school supplies. Even as an adult, you probably need a way to get your lunch to and from work, right? Now you can do it in style. Perhaps you'd enjoy a Gran Torino lunchbox featuring and awesome action style shot of the cast. Or, if you are looking for something a little dreamier, maybe Eric Roberts will fit the bill. Either way, you'll look cool on your way to the office carrying one of these! $20 at Brandon Bird.
I guess the triangle shape of this unique notebook doesn't really ADD any function to it, except it makes it look super cool. And it opens so you have a full square page to write on. And it probably looks great on a book shelf. It might even be easier to find in your book bag. Your friends might think it's awesome. Other than that, though, it's just a notebook. A COOL ONE! $17.95 at the MOMA store.
If you're looking to rock out while in the office, this musical ruler would be a lot cooler than air guitar. $11.95 at CoolStuffExpress
I am not particularly good with numbers. I am not bad, but I am also not good. But perhaps if all statistical graphs and logarithms looked this cuddy, I might have been more inclined to work harder in my math classes. But I bet that even if numbers are your thing, you'd still love to snuggle with a distribution on a chilly evening. Have one made to your specs for $18 at Nausicca Distribution.
The stampler is this nifty little device that both staples and stamps. You get a little smiling face everytime you staple :) $22 at Shop Modi
I am lousy with a camera but I think these camera lens mugs are amazingly cool. Even comes with a lens-cap lid. Woo! You can choose between a Canon or a Nikon mug. Looks pretty darn real, huh? $24 - $30 at Photojojo
I can imagine that these Arcade Magnets would be a fun diversion on a fridge or a filing cabinet. A little passive aggressive if you put them around a picture of your boss, maybe, but fun nonetheless. $11.70 at Meninos.
Want to journal but want to try something new? My Life In Graphs: A Guided Journal is full of fill-in tables, charts and diagrams that'll help you express how you feel about a wide variety of personal topics. $15.99 at Perpetual Kid
Funny, funny tonite. Check out this awesome decal for your Mac..it's Bill Gates stealing Steve Job's apple! I just thought it was too funny not to post. $9.90 at Mega Skins. Enjoy!
Often I try to remember everything that needs to be done, but really, I'm most productive when I write it all down on a "to-do" list. These hand-assembled Things To Do notepads make it super easy and convenient to create a to-do list, and they also come with nifty days of the week magnets so you can organize your lists by days. Brilliant! $20 at The Small Object
This cute mini desktop vacuum looks like a fire extinguisher. It'll suck up all your crumbs, dust and whathaveyous in your keyboard and around your desk. $12.99 at Office Playground
If you're tired of folks stealing your pen, this combi-lock pen is just for you. It has a unique combination lock code that only you know, making it impossible for the pen to be used by anyone else. I had a heck of a time finding a place in the U.S. online that sold them, as it appears most sellers are in the UK. The place I found online in the US that sold the pen didn't give much of a description, but you can read about the pen on this UK shopping site here. $3.66 at Find Me a Gift
This awesome skull stapler will not fit in at some offices, but that's ok. Because, as I said, it is awesome. It's one of those items that you wonder why you haven't seen it before. It's startling, maybe a little disturbing...and kind of cool. $48.95 at NeatoShop
I can't deny that I mostly wanted to post this just to use the title "Flamin' Monks" but this little card holder has won me over. Who wouldn't love two monkeys in construction gear on their desk? Especially when one monkey wields a blowtorch? And it's very nicely sculpted and on sale, to boot. Frankly, from the name to the design, this little desk accessory is a win. But hurry up, because when this sells out, it's done! $39.99 at Uncommon Goods.
Pocket protectors are back man! And they are hot and exciting! No more boring white or black, no way my friends. You can get your Nerd Power Pocket Protector in all kinds of styles and colors including these awesome sparkly vinyl ones! Be a nerd and be proud but be your own nerd with your own nerd style! These come personalized too, choose the font and your are set! $38 at Anne B. Vinyl.
I think these were engineered with the camper in mind. A collapsable dinner service that packs flat and is made of recycled materials. It's also great for the office dweller that can't get out for lunch and the college student that can't be bothered to store dishes. $17.41 at reuseit.
Upset you're stuck at work after the holiday? Take your aggression out quietly and creatively at your desk with the desktop dodgeball game. $9.75 at Uncommon Goods
Aren't these headphones the cutest? One-size fits all and boasting of quality sound at an affordable price. $39.90 at Coloud (Also available are various designs in Spongebob, Betty Boop, Marvel, and Star Wars- worth checking out!)
Ha, these disapproving wood-mounted rubber stamps lets you tell it like it is with sayings such as, "I'm Not Convinced," "Huh.", and "Keep Searching." $20 at The Curiosity Shoppe
Here is a deliciously diy chocolate eraser set for your favorite kawaii lover! Sushi, hamburger, ice cream, donut, and cake sets are also available.
"To create the erasers, simply apply the clay into the molds and design the eraser as you wish, place the creations inside the cup (that looks like a Chinese takeout box) fill with water, heat in the microwave for 5 mins, dump the hot water and cool down with fresh water."
$7.50 at jbox.com.
Fine, mostly I am posting this just so I have an excuse to type the words BUTT LIGHTNING. But it still would make a great gift for a promotion, a new office, a new business or...just as an excuse to tell someone you got them some BUTT LIGHTNING! (But it really is quite practical, housing a letter opener, paperclip holder and business card holder all in one). $13.95 at Neato Shop.
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The Handlebar Moustache corkscrew would make me want to drink wine every day. The handlbar moustache corkscrew will not only help you pop open the cork from your pinot noir with grace and class, but it's also a bottle opener when you feel like downing a hard cold one.
Okay, I'm an avid reader and bunny owner, and nothing would bring a quicker smile on my face than these bunny bookmark tabs. These uber-cute bookmark tabs are made out of paper with an adhesive back so you can easily find where you left off. Then, as if bunnies aren't cute enough, the site also carries bear bookmark tabs!! I'd totally just buy both sets and stick them wherever a little cuteness is desperately needed - like a calculus textbook or Adam Smith's The Wealth of Nations.
I love coasters but I am a firm believer that they should not only help keep rings off the table but add to your decor. If you're looking for a bit of fun plus function, these sandwich coasters are awesome! Filled with meats, veggies and cheese between two slices of bread, you get nine coasters of yummy goodness. Okay, you can't eat them, but they are surely conversation starters, and imagine how cool they'll look stacked together when not in use.
Halloween is just around the corner, and why not add this Day of The Dead bride and groom salt and pepper shaker set to your kitchen or dining room table? They look fabulous, don't they? And oh so adorable! Perfect as a wedding gift, too.
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Ah, this skull paperweight is perfect for the morbid, Hamlet fans, or archelogists in your life. $6.95 at Shakespeare's Den
Dress up a photo on your fridge with these body double magnets. Dad as a body builder? Your boyfriend as a big baby? Ah, fun times. $7.50 at Spoon Sisters
I saw this Doodle: A Chalkboard Calendar 2011 at a shop and was tempted to buy it. But since I'm about to be laid off, I've been trying to save my pennies. That said, if I had a steady job, I would totally buy this 2011 Chalkboard Calendar for my home or office space. The pages are made from chalkboard paper so you can doodle to your heart's content. It even comes with multi-colored chalk. What a briliant idea and a great gift! $11.89 at Amazon
I imagine this could get tiresome after a while. But for at least a few days this USB friend alert might be fun. It lights up and makes sounds to alert you when you get a new email. A little flag even pops up. Useful? Not exactly, but if you are as email obsessed as I am, it's probably at least a little entertaining. $18 at USB Geek.
I was recently shopping at Kitson and saw this Nice Jewish Guys calendar. It's so cute and funny. Each month features a "nice Jewish guy" who are real guys (not models) who you can even e-mail. I picked one up for a friend who would love a nice Jewish guy in her life. $12.95 at Kitson
Isn't this repurposed business card holder made with Scrabble pieces and a ruler fabulous? If you don't like "OMG" you can convo the artist for another monogram - how about your initials or "wtf"? Made with vintage pieces. $20 at Roberta Grove
Ugh, with all the identity thefts going on, I find myself being super careful what I throw in the trash. If you don't have a shredder handy, this ID Blocker rubber stamper is another way to help hide your personal info. Just stamp over your personal info and make it unreadable. $19.95 at Spoon Sisters
I take zippers for granted, but if you really look at the pull and the mechanics, it's quite fascinating (to me, anyway). It's partly why I love these magnets made from vintage zippers. They look like tiny works of art, and they come in a variety of colors to add interest and color to your fridge or file cabinet. $15 at Amalia Versaci Design
What better way to liven up a kitchen fridge or your work space than with these organ-part magnets? Includes a happy and smiling brain, heart, femur, lung, and stomach images that actually look pretty cute. $10 at Whale and Bee
Who doesn't need a stamp set of sizzling bacon strips? A meaty way to accessorize all your personal correspondences. $10 at Sugarskull7's Handcarved Stamps & Fine Art
This fun puzzle calendar is made from building blocks that you can re-arrange and re-create whenever you're bored at work. $12.50 at Paper Source
These robot and ninja nesting dolls are listed under gifts for kids ages 3-7. I think they would also be great on display in your home or office! Each set contains 6 ninjas or robots. $13.99 at ThinkGeek
I definitely get writer's block, as my dozens of half finished articles and stories can attest! This wood grain note block would be a great addition to my desk! $9.00 at the Curiosity Shoppe
What a nifty set of pencils. Each one features some bit of knowledge that will surely come in handy for that schoolboy or schoolgirl in your life. Plus, No. 2 pencils are just what they need when filling out Scantron. $11 for a set of six at Paper Pastries