Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Holiday Gift Guide

We’re just two days from Thanksgiving and my younger son will be coming home tomorrow. This is such an exciting time of year.

But it’s also a stressful time of year. Holiday shopping will start for many of us and wind down for others. This year many retailers have announced that their stores will not be open on Thanksgiving (can I get a “yay”?).

The internet though? That’s always open. Even though online there’s always a place to shop, it’s not always the availability of shopping outlets, but finding just the right gift for that loved one. Not the same old, same old, something truly unique.

So I’ve done it for you. Slogged through the world wide interwebs to find some . . .  different . . . gifts for all of those special people on your list. One stop shopping, too, I found them all on Amazon. So here they are, gifts for all. I’m even providing links to each item, as long as they’re still in stock you can jump right over:

Flingshot Slingshot Flying Screaming Monkey:
This slingshot monkey screams as it flies through the air. I’m sure this will provide hours of fun for any child, indoors or out. Anyone with kids is used to hearing screaming but as far as aim goes? You may want to put away those holiday decorations.
Find it here.

Emergency Underpants Dispenser:
Looks like a tissue box so no one will ever know, but this actually dispenses emergency unisex underwear. Five of them.
I actually have something very similar that also dispenses emergency underwear. It’s called my purse.
Oh, and be careful, these do come with a warning: they are a choking hazard, not for kids under 3!
Find it here.

Shittens Disposable Mitten-Shaped Moist Wipes:
Because “no one wants poop on their hands.” Especially during the holiday season.
Find it here.

Bacon Body Wash:
Now this doesn’t seem to come with any warning, but I don’t think this would make a good gift for your friends who like to go camping. Or frequent the zoo.
Find it here.


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Everybody Poops 410 Pounds a Year:
We all have a book lover on our list and here’s just the thing for yours. And a real bonus, this book is illustrated!
Find it here.

Willy Warmer:
Show the men in your life just how much their man parts mean to you this cold holiday season. The Willy Warmer comes in “one size fits most” and is described as “crocheted in red soft yarn to give that Grandma feeling.” Because everyone’s Grandma used to crochet them pee pee pockets, right?
Find it here.

Generic Weener Kleener Soap:
For the distinguished man who has everything, donut shaped soap for that special man’s special part. Rub-a-dub-dub.
Find it here.

BARFume Puke Spray:
This is a highly concentrated product so a little bit apparently goes a long way. What a perfect gift for the procrastinator on your list. You know, the college student who didn’t do their paper on time or that young professional unprepared for a meeting. All they need to do is spray themselves, run out of the bathroom and voila, they’re excused from their responsibilities.
Find it here.

Maybe You Touched Your Genitals Hand Sanitizer:
Maybe they did and maybe they didn’t. Now you don’t have to ask, just be sure everyone you know has a bottle of this.
Oh, and you better hurry, last time I checked there were only 5 bottles left.
Find it here.

Road Rage Megaphone:
Personally, I have no problem saying exactly what I’m thinking, even if it is in the privacy of my own car and with the windows rolled up and the door locked. But for your more meek friends, this megaphone will say it for them. Loud and proud.
Note: You may want to get this gift in tandem with some good quality protective gear . . . or a cemetery plot.
Find it here.

Doody Head Velcro Cap Poo Flinging Game:
For all the festivities you’ll be attending, you’re bound to be the star of the show when you arrive with this great way to get the party started. Game includes two “doody” hats and three “doodies”. Strap on your hats and throw doodies onto your opponent’s head.  No better ice-breaker than trading doodies with a stranger.
Find it here.

Inflatable Fruitcake:
And, of course, a hostess gift. This vinyl fruitcake is marketed as being inedible, just like the real thing!
Find it here.

OR you can always bring my Lemon Raspberry Mini Pies:

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Lemon Raspberry Mini Pies


No need to thank me, it was my pleasure to help you with all of your shopping needs!
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 Lemon Raspberry Mini Pies
                                                                     ©www.BakingInATornado.com            
 
Printable Recipe
 
Ingredients:
2 sticks of butter, softened
1 cup powdered sugar
1 tsp raspberry extract
OPT: 1 tsp raspberry liqueur
2 cups flour
 
¾ cup seedless raspberry jam
OPT: 1 TBSP raspberry liqueur
 
3 egg yolks
1 can sweetened condensed milk
1/3 cup Lemon juice
 
1 cup heavy cream
3 TBSP powdered sugar
½ tsp lemon exctract
OPT: 2 TBSP Limoncello
 
NOTE: Use the 3 egg whites to make my Strawberry White Chocolate Chip Meringues (cookies). Click HERE for the recipe.
 
Directions:
*Beat butter. Mix in powdered sugar until just incorporated, add the lemon extract and beat until smooth. Mix in the flour. Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 30 to 45 minutes. You want it pliable but not hardened.
*Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 12 muffin cup tin.
*Remove cookie dough from fridge and divide into 12 pieces. Place each piece in a prepared muffin tin and gently press into the bottom and up the sides (bottom of a wooden spoon works well) forming 12 cups. Bake for 12 minutes.
 
*While the cups are baking. Wisk together the egg yolks, sweetened condensed milk and lemon juice. In a separate bowl, wisk together the raspberry jam and the 1 TBSP raspberry liqueur.
*Remove cookie cups from oven and immediately reshape the mini pie shells (again, the bottom of a wooden spoon works best). Place approximately 1 TBSP of the jam mixture into each. Pour the condensed milk mixture over the tops and return to oven.
*Bake for 10 minutes. Remove from oven and allow to sit on counter for 15 minutes. Place the pan in the fridge. Remove the pies from the pan once completely cool. Help release them by gently running a knife along the edges before trying to lift out. Be careful not to pierce the crusts.
*Store in the fridge.
 
*When ready to serve, beat heavy cream until it just starts to thicken. Beat in the powdered sugar, lemon extract and Limoncello until stiff peaks form. Spoon or pipe onto the mini pies.

30 comments:

  1. This is great. And thank you for finding products with high-star reviews, too. At least we know what will be in your boys' stockings this year. Men are so difficult to buy for, too. Problem solved.

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    1. LOL, let me know how that goes, Julie PS, don't mention me by name, where these gift ideas came from can stay between you and I {{wink, wink}}.

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  2. Yummmm!!! The recipe looks delicious! I am so glad you posted these items. I have an office party with a "gag" gift exchange. I needed this! The funnier the better! xxDazee

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    1. Any one of these are perfect for your gift exchange. I couldn't stop laughing during my "research".

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  3. Some of the very best weird gifts EVER! and those mini tarts look luscious!

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    1. Those tarts are gone already, gotta make another batch!

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  4. The mini pies/tarts look and sound fabulous, the gift list...well, I would say without the two boys being home you have WAY too much time on your hands to compile a list such as this! LOL
    OH MY GOSH, they seriously sell stuff like this? WOW
    Now you know, I'm bored as well and I will be looking up some of these, just to fill the time. They would make great gag gifts, white elephant party gifts and stuff for the inlaws :)

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  5. These are awesome! I'm totally not even thinking about buying holiday gifts yet but the Willy Warmer, Bacon Wash, and Monket Slingshot sounds like what I'd like for Christmas!

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    1. I need to have a talk with your fiance, I can help her cut down on her shopping time by quite a bit!

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  6. "Shittens": the cleverest name ever. I have some misgivings about the Weener Kleener soap, though. I get the feeling the product's shape will lead to misuse.

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    1. I'm afraid I hadn't thought about the whole "misuse" issue. Leave it to you . . .

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  7. Ohmigerd... BACON BODY WASH?! *faints*

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  8. OMG! That's hilarious and I am ordering the bacon body wash for my daughter definitely!

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  9. I don't have words.

    Though, I will say, there is at least one, possibly two, of these gifts that Chad would love.

    I'll stick with your yummy recipe!!

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    1. Now you know you're going to have to tell me which one or two Chad would love!

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  10. The simple fact that those products exist just made my day!

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  11. Who actually sits down and comes up with these. Outstanding list. Which one are you hoping to get?

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    1. Well, you know me, I was kinda partial to the Inflatable Fruitcake.

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  12. Here's wishing you and yours a terrific Thanksgiving!

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  13. I don't know about all the other things, but I feel like I HAVE to have your lemon-raspberry mini tarts! I hope your family has a wonderful time all together!

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    1. Yeah, I'd like to have one too but that's not gonna happen until I make another batch!

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  14. The smiling pies look so delicious! My hubby will love them. Gotta love Amazon - you can buy everything there! Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving with your boys!

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    1. Thanks Lana, wishing the same to you and your family.

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  15. Not sure how I missed commenting on this before but I was just going through my Pinned recipes and LOVE how this looks like it's smiling at me. LOL
    LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!

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    1. LOL, how can you pass up a dessert that's smiling?

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