The many gift catalogs that arrived in October are such fun to browse! FLE asked her husband, “Please tell me not to buy anything with crude humor,” to which he obligingly replied, “Don’t buy anything kitsch.” Here’s a sample of some frugal things that are tempting to buy, for no one on any particular gift list.
- Toilet Mug – A Totally Different American Standard. “The punchlines pretty much write themselves.” From Kotula’s, “the guys with the goods,” $14.99
- Diving Sub Powered by Baking Soda. “It submerges and resurfaces on its own as if it were a real miniature working submarine.” From The Vermont Country Store, “purveyors of the practical and hard-to-find,” 2 subs for $9.90.
- Crack Spackle bucket containing one long-tail T shirt, the only known cure for plumber’s butt. “Sharing a little too much information? . . . Hilarious (but useful!) gag gift for any hardworking guy.” From Duluth Trading Company, $19.50, or $17.50 each if ordering 3 or more.
- Harvest Your Own Pearl Necklace Kit. An oyster shell containing a cultured pearl Pop open the oyster, remove your pearl and place it into the beautiful hinged silver-plated treasure locket with chain. A remarkable gift for any young lady. From Bits and Pieces, $8.99.
- Lutefisk T-shirt. Reads: “The piece of cod that passes all understanding.” What? You weren’t expecting a Minnesota lye-soaked lutefisk joke? From Wireless, $19.95.