What to Give When You Need the Same Gift for Everyone
It may not happen often, but when the time comes that we need the same gift for everyone, or at least a few to several people, we're often left wondering what the universal appeal to give all of them. Maybe it's your employees or co-workers. Nieces and nephews prone to jealousy. Groomsmen or bridesmaids.
Or maybe you're just super busy / stressed / lazy and don't want to spend hours racking your brain and click-click-clicking through Amazon in search of unique and special presents that speak to each recipient's soul. It's so much easier to give the same gift to everyone.
And here are the gifts to give when, for whatever your reason, it comes time to give the same gift to everyone.
Gift prices are listed as they were at printing. Prices are subject to change.
Mistaken Lyrics Coasters
We've all done it. We've all badgered someone else for doing it. And really, song lyrics misheard, mistaken, and butchered are almost always more fun than what the artists are actually singing anyway.
Bright Beam Goods has gathered up some of the most common, and most hilarious, mistaken lyrics and laser-engraved them on 4" square cork coasters. Mistaken Lyrics Coasters come in sets of 6, and are categorized by era, theme, or your own custom selections. Classic Rock, 80s, 90s, 2000s, Hip Hop, Inappropriate, and even a Meat Lover's pack feature one mistaken lyric on each coaster. It will be up to your guests to figure out which song it's from though. That information is included only in a key on the back of the set's box.
Freezy Freakies Retro Color-Changing Adult Snow Gloves
A little Hot Tub Time Machine mixed with a little 6-year-old you, and voila! Freezy Freakies retro color-changing snow gloves are back. Even better, these badass winter warmers of the 80s have grown with you, but in size only. The gloves feature the bitchin' scenes and cold-activated images you remember from your childhood, only bigger. Big enough to fit man hands.
Hydro Flask Vacuum Insulated True Pint
Vacuums are pretty cool. They allow us to rid our favorite chairs of ungodly cat hair (cats belonging to our girlfriends, not ourselves), they allow us to determine the speed of light for use in mathematical equations, and they allow us to keep our tasty beverages cold - or hot! - for hours.
Hydro Flask's 16-ounce glasses, primed for backyard BBQs, hot days at the beach, or a night by the fire, are the comapny's fusion of the superior insulating performance they established with their water bottles, and the look and feel of a traditional glass pint. The company says they've even designed True Pint lips to feel like you're drinking from a glass rather than a puffed rail of metal.
Matador Mini Pocket Blanket
Matador has condensed a comfy, water-repellent, puncture-resistant, 44" x 28" blanket into a 38-gram square small enough to, oh yeah, slide in your pocket.
Taking an impromptu stroll on the beach with a boy or girl who mentions they would also take an impromptu roll in the hay, if only you had a smooth and roomy respite from the sand for bodily crevice protection? Oh hey, Haver of Brilliant Ideas, lookee what I just found in my pocket. A full-size blanket with lightly weighted corners for maximal coverage even on breezy nights!
The Doughnut Warming Coffee Mug
The Doughnut Warming Coffee Mug wasn't made for calorie Nazis like my wife, She-Ra: Princess of Power. It was made for people who want to eat food that doesn't taste like Mother Nature blew a snot rocket on it, and to enjoy their ingestion transgressions at their peak possible presentation.
The porcelain mug not only holds and heats baked goods, but also keeps liquid hotter for longer as your pastry plugs its pair of openings and traps the warmth inside. And those dual sipping cutouts are different sizes on purpose, with the smaller intended specifically for bearded Doughnut Warming Coffee Mug enthusiasts. The mug is both microwave and dishwasher safe.
Refillable Sriracha Keychain
I appreciate the spicy creative juices that were flowing through the minds of the Sriracha2Go creators, though it seems like it could use some slight redesigns of the cap and dimensions, to preclude unwanted shots of sriracha to the eye and crotch. That aid, it's still a pretty spiffy accessory, and one I'd bet those who own would end up using way more often than they'd expect. Instant flavoring for food truck purchases. Instant dare material. Instant revenge down the pant leg of the 6'4" jackass who muscles himself through the crowd and then parks it right in front of you at a show....
SpreadThat! Heated Butter Knife
I have to say, as superfluous to life as a heated butter spreader is, it would be kind of nice to have a SpreadThat! when I slice off a brick of ice cold Land O'Lakes and then mangle the ever-loving churned bovine secretions out of my piece of toast trying to slather it around. Sometimes even efforts to scoop a hunk of rock-hard butter out of a tub results in an inadvertent catapult effect that does not please my mama. So, is SpreadThat! a necessity? No. But a practical addition to meal time? Well, I mean, I'd use it.
The Thinking Egg Mindfulness Tool
The Thinking Egg is an ergonomically-designed mindfulness tool that steps in when your ergonomic meditation seat - and your Tenga Easy Beat Egg - aren't accessible / appropriate for the current environment. Slip a Thinking Egg in your pocket or bag and have an instant calm-down cohort at your disposal anywhere you go.
Thinking Eggs come in 4 thought-provoking materials to add some variety to your same-gift pursuits: Brass; Howlite Stone; Lava Stone; and Pine Wood.
Tiny Keychain Flashlight
Amazing grace! Everyone you know was blind, but with this 150-lumens tiny rechargeable keychain light from Olight, there is hope that now they'll see. Olight says their mini keyring bauble is "as slim as pinky finger," and it weighs just 0.46 ounces.
Sherpa Hoodie Blanket
The Snuggie evolved? These Sherpa Hoodie Blankets, and a whole bunch like them, are blowing up Amazon with their sherpa lining warmth on the inside, micro fleece-y softness on the outside, and bigness all over.
Correction: knee-length bigness. Unlike Snuggies, Sherpa Hoodie Blankets are designed not to drag on the ground or restrict movement, so you can wear them out and function in them at games and tailgates, while camping and grocery shopping, and at work, in an office that refuses to heat the building above 65 degrees, yet also just released a memo prohibiting the use of personal space heaters due to fire safety concerns.
Cup Cozy Pillow
The Cup Cozy Pillow looks like a great solution for keeping your drinks handy in a whole bunch of different places. The couch and bed are obvious choices (looks like there's space to set a coupla bed-ready Fig Newtons on the pillow surface too) but the pillow travels well in the car and to outdoor activities too.
The Cup Cozy Pillow cover is made of soft, and washable, Velboa fabric. Cozy slots also insulate hot and cold drinks in addition to keeping them put. The holder holes will fit almost any style of cup or mug thanks to an expandable foam interior.
Gerber EAB Lite 2.8" Pocket Knife
Cheap gifts that don't suck are the best! Gerber always seems to pull through for me around the holidays, this year with their EAB Lite, a tiny pocket knife that will take up only 2.8" of space inside the pockets of people I don't know that well and family I don't like the much, but still (for some inexplicable reason!) find myself buying a Christmas present for.
Himalayan Crystal Salt Cooking Tile
Not only does this Himalayan Salt Rock Tile contain 10,000% of your daily recommended allowance of sodium, but it also cooks food evenly, serves it beautifully, and seasons it deliciously. Sit the slab directly on your grill, oven rack, or burner and it will cook anything from steaks to fish to eggs with flavorus maximus. Or stick it in the freezer to chill, and then use it as a classy pink presentation tray that will keep sushi or cheese cold for hours.