21 Funky & Unique Gifts for the Home
These 21 funky & unique gifts for the home will add some freshness and flair to your living space, along with quenching the thirst to redecorate you may be experiencing as 2020 continues to keep us at home. My wife, for one, went on an online shopping rampage over the summer, buying new furniture, lamps, and decorative items.
She followed it up with 8 to 10 weeks of moping, since every piece she wanted was backordered or delayed due to COVID.
I myself have bought several choice pieces to enhance my WFH space, making it more comfortable, ergonomic, dynamic, and...orgasmic.
Enjoy this collection of 21 funky & unique gifts for the home.
Note: Gift prices are marked as they were at printing. Prices are subject to change.
Back to the Future Hoverboard Doormat
"Hey McFly, you bojo! Hoverboards don't work on water!" Haha, suck it, Data! This hoverboard was made for water. And snow. And dirt. And that hunk of dog shit stuck to your Nike Air Mags some Biff of a pet owner didn't pick up from the sidewalk. This hoverboard is a Back to the Future Hoverboard Doormat. Just in time for a muddy, leafy fall, and an icy, wet winter.
Hammered Copper Soaking Tub
Would that I were in a financial bracket that allowed me to own a hand-hammered copper soaking tub made in the Japanese style. By the time I climbed that many rungs in the ladder o' success though, I think I'd need a lot more than a simple soaking tub to repair my muscles and joints from the damage.
From Premier Copper Products, this Japanese-style 45" round indoor / outdoor tub has a hand-hammered copper construction, made with 99.7% pure recycled copper that's 100% recyclable itself. Inner dimensions are 39" x 36", with a 54-gallon water capacity.
Marvel Spider Man Streetlight LED Desk Lamp
My Spidey Sense tells me this Marvel Spider Man Streetlight LED Desk Lamp is a bright idea for a study / WFH gift, or gift for a geek who will get a kick out of hangin' with a hangin' Spider-Man whenever they need a little light in their life.
The Spider Man Desk Lamp stands 16" tall, and is USB-powered with an in-line on / off switch.
Seeing the TERRACOCK'n'BALLS Planter got me thinking there has to be a viable use out there for the term "cactus cock." Luckily, I didn't spend too much time crafting one before I thought to Google it to see if someone else already had the same thought. And what did I find?
Well, call me prick-ly and plant me in some terracotta testicles, they did! But really, does any word or term not already exist in Urban Dictionary? According to the slang Bible, "cactus cock" is "a medical condition in males that stems from shaving the genitals, resulting in pubic hairs, in the early stages of their growth, to be prickly, itchy, and short, resembling the prickers on a cactus."
I think Unstandard Deviation Etsy shop owner Brooke DaSilva should submit a photo of her TERRACOCK'n'BALLS Planter as an entry for definition #2.
Gneiss Spice Magnetic Spice Jars
Feeling crafty? Feeling spicy? Craft a spice mosaic on your fridge, or other magnetic kitchen surface, with Gneiss Spice's sets of Magnetic Spice Jars.
Available in small and large sizes, the Magnetic Spice Jars arrive empty, in sets of 10, 12, or 24. Large jars hold 4 ounces of flavorings, or a heaping 1/2 cup, and measure 2.5" x 2.5". Small jars are 2" tall x 1.75" wide, and hold a scant 1/4 cup of spice. Jar lids are embedded with smooth neodymium magnets to hold them in place, and put your colorful dried herbs and aromatics on display in whatever artful configuration, or OCD alphabetical / frequency of use / texture scale order you like.
Thor's Hammer Toilet Paper Holder
Thor's hammer has done a lot of dirty work in its day, but living in your bathroom as a toilet paper holder might be Mjolnir's dirtiest yet. The Marvel-themed stand can sit on the back of your toiling storing extra rolls, or you can use the included hardware to mount the hammer to your wall.
My initial thought is that Thor's hammer as toilet paper holder seems a little space-consuming as a standalone, and wall-mounted I don't even want to think about how many times I'd bang into it or jab myself with the handle. Visually though, it's a clever idea for a superhero-themed bathroom, or any Avengers fan you need a superhero gift for.
Japanese Floor Mattress
Who's up for a roll in the cotton and memory foam? This Japanese Floor Mattress, despite basically being an exotic way to say "futon without the frame", looks enticing. I love my elevated grown man bed and latex grown man with an achy back and neck mattress and all, but I must say, I would not mind taking a load off on a Japanese Floor Mattress. Make it a queen size and, yep, I'd be down for Netflix & chillin' on it for the evening.
Skull Tabletop Fireplace
Now here's a handsome devil. A little hot-headed, perhaps, but it looks like he's got his flames under control. And those chiseled cheekbones! But the Skull Tabletop Fireplace does have one major issue: it burns only one type of fuel, and that fuel is rubbing alcohol. 70% or greater of the isopropyl persuasion.
Yep, the same kind you've been using to clean the COVID off your door knobs and countertops as you wait for someone - anyone! - to get some Clorox or Lysol back in stock.
Death Star Fireball Fire Extinguisher
Another successful Death Star detonation whose explosion saves the galaxy! Or at least your house. Fire extinguisher balls, spheres you can roll or chuck at almost any type of flame, are nothing new, but Fireball maker Auto Fire Guard has taken the tossable firefighters a delightful (and obvious - what took so long?!) step further with their Death Star decorated Fireball.
The Fireball automatically explodes when it comes in contact with fire, unleashing a cloud of 90 - 94% pure ABC Dry Chemical Powder that removes the toxic carbon and hydrogen the fire creates. The powder itself is US-certified to be non-toxic and eco-friendly, as well as easy to vacuum up and/or sweep away after dispersal.
Devoted One Watering Can & Planter
I was thirsty / You were full / Two worlds collided / And now they'll never tear us apart! Devoted One is an interconnected watering can and planter pot, designed by Object Right to depict an extreme level of companionship, and a literal interpretation of INXS' greatest love song.
The nifty - but also somewhat unsettling when you really think about it - planter comes in 5 different colors, and is part of a limited edition of 400 pieces.
Benjamin Convertible Library Ladder Chair
In case you didn't already know Benjamin Franklin was a genius, check out this convertible library ladder chair legend has it he designed. Genius! For example, imagine you're in your library reading War and Peace and suddenly you're like, Gee. I'd really rather be reading Playboy: The Complete Centerfolds right now, but that's all the way up on the top shelf hidden behind my business coaching books where my wife won't find it. Seems like a lot of trouble to go find the step ladder I'd need to...wait!
If you're sitting on a Benjamin Library Ladder Chair, then you're just a flip away from climbing on up that same Benjamin Library Ladder Chair, gaining instant access to the top shelf naked ladies, or anything else you need to reach up high.
Medieval Knight's Helmet Decanter Set
All that whiskey still sloshin' around inside my head from last night? It came from all the whiskey sloshin' around inside the head of this knight. The Medieval Knight's Helmet Decanter Set is a superb replica of both the head protection of the Middle Ages' finest soldiers, and the original Medieval Knight's Helmet Decanter Set, made and sold in the 60s. Here Windless has reproduced the home bar stunner in steel and aluminum.
The knight's helmet houses a 16-ounce glass bottle decanter suitable for any of your favorite shelf-stable liquors. A lift of the visor also reveals 4 x 1-ounce shot glasses. The entire set is nestled stable within cutouts inside. Total dimensions when closed are 10" tall x 9-1/2" long x 8" wide. The Medieval Knight's Helmet Decanter Set makes a most chivalrous gift for a man, and especially a man who can quote every line of Monty Python.
Sobro Smart Side Table
Lights, volts, beer! The Sobro Smart Side Table shrinks all of the benefits of the original Sobro Smart Coffee Table into a piece of hi-tech furniture sized for the end of your couch, or next to your bed. Wake up hot and thirsty at 3 a.m.? Slide open the Sobro Smart Side Table's cooler drawer and grab a cold one without setting foot on the floor.
Up to you whether that cold one is a bottle of water or Bud Light.
Oregon Trail Wagon Bed
Welp, at least if you die of cholera now, you won't be out roughin' it on the Oregon Trail, but tucked all cozy into your Oregon Trail Wagon Bed. Not the best place to get dysentery though....
According to Oregon Trail Wagon Bed builder Hitchman Homestead, this twin-size respite for your weary bones is actually called the Goodnight Pioneer Wagon Twin Bed, but like the 19th-century pioneers of the Oregon Trail, I like to choose my own adventure when it comes to products' names.
I'm sure all of you hashtaggers, meme-makers, and Mandalorian fans who refuse to call The Child anything but Baby Yoda out there can understand.
Orgasmic Man Soap Dispenser
The bronze-copper-colored Orgasmic Man is made of solid, lead-free pewter, and comes cum-ready for insertion into your standard 28/400 bottle of soap, dishwashing liquid, or lotion. And if you thought his erection was big, wait 'til you see his pump straw. That thing is a monster. It might even be too much for your bottles and jars to handle, in which case, go ahead and snip it down to a more manageable size.
Football Stadium Lights End Table
This series of Football Stadium Lights End Tables give NFL and NCAA superfans a unique way to express their team love. They're also probably the closest any fan is going to get to an actual football stadium for a good long socially distanced time.
The tables are still cool though. Each features an LED-lit 3D exact replica of a famous US football stadium set into the table's glass-topped surface. Stadiums are hand-assembled from poplar wood, and are complemented by colored etchings of the team's name and/or logo, the stadium exterior, and information on the stadium's name, when it opened, and seating capacity. Including the stadium's name is an interesting choice considering that aside from Green Bay's Lambeau Field they all seem to change about every 5 or 10 years based on corporate sponsorship, but...oh well?
Modular, Touch-Sensitive Hexagonal Wall Lights
Modular, touch-sensitive, and - oooh - lit up with LEDs? This is a different kind of hex tool. One that might make a better gift for your girlfriend than that titanium pry-axe you gave her last year too.
The hexagonal wall lights come in 6-, 12-, 18-, or 24-piece sets consisting of flat hexagon modules fitted with LEDs and magnetic edges so you can mount them to your wall in any pattern or design you like. The lights attach to walls with either adhesive pads or nails.
Life-Size Baby Giraffe Holding a Chandelier Light
Is your house a zoo? Does it have room for one more beast of the jungle? What if it's a life-size fiberglass baby giraffe bearing a Maria-Theresa chandelier? Sure, it might add to the chaos of your living room, but at least it will also shed some light on it.
Called "Giraffe in Love," this sculptural lighting installation is a collaboration between Italian artist / designer Marcantonio and Italian brand Qeeboo. Just like a real newbie giraffe, it stands 13.3' tall x 3.1' wide x 7.2' nose-to-tail. Hopefully Giraffe in Love has a handle on its footing, and isn't going through a teen angst period, seeing as it's being tasked to let that very large, very breakable chandelier dangle from its mouth in perpetuity.
DoyenCat Sushi Chef FunBox with Scratching Board
If your cat is the next Jiro Ono of sushi chefs, but he eats every single piece of hamachi and maguro sashimi he slices before giving you any, does he still deserve a DoyenCat Sushi Chef FunBox with scratching board floor?
If he's willing to stick his head in the hole and make viral Instagram faces like the cat in the photo above, then I'd say yes. Eat up, greedy Itamae!
DoyenWorld's cat FunBoxes and accompanying scratching boards are made from non-toxic corrugated cardboard. Purchases also come with catnip. Sushi knives and sushi boats sold separately.
Aim Like a Jedi Not a Stormtrooper Vinyl Toilet Decal
Aim Like a Jedi Not a Stormtrooper. It's solid liquid advice from a vinyl toilet decal, not only because most toilet owners would prefer their toilet users' pee to land in the bowl rather than outside of it, but also because a Pew-pew! blaster style of peeing seems much less healthy (and hazardous in terms of splashback) than a bbvvvvvvvvvnnnnnn lightsaber style of peeing.
Shipping Container Tissue Box Cover
I choose a Maersk Shipping Container Tissue Box Cover for the safe transport of my Kleenex from the bathroom to the couch, where my allergies are killing me - killing me! - this year. I don't even leave my house and I sneeze like a pug in a field of dandelions.
At least I look cool snotting and eye-gooing up piles of Kleenex with my trusty rusty gray Danish-branded shipping container tissue box cover.