Presenting the Alphabet: 16 Gifts that Start with V
I've got some good news. No, some V-ery good news. We're almost to the end of the alphabet. After these 16 gifts that start with V, I have only 4 more letters to go! And aside from panicking over what I'm gonna do about X, I am very excited to be so close to claiming victory over this 26-entry task I set for myself.
I don't expect you to share in my excitement. At least not over my own forthcoming achievement. The achievements of the cleVer DeVils behind Vent Dragons, the Vitruvian Man Action Figure, and the VibeRider Motorcycle Seat Vibrator, however, let's all give a Borat-enhanced, "I excite!" over those.
Note: All alphabet gifts are priced as they were at printing on January 8, 2023. Pricing, and availability, are subject to change.
VibeRider Motorcycle Seat Vibrator
VibeRider says its controller box and stimulator were designed to fit on any motorcycle and inside any motorcycle seat. Once in place, riders have the option of letting their driving do the pulsing - the more you rev, the more intense the vibration - or using a built-in push button that bypasses the synchronization. The magic button sends the VibeRider straight to max power mode, and keeps it there as long you hold it down. Either way, it's Ladies, start your mO!tors.
Downside Alert: either way too, at least one of your hands is going to be required up front, limiting your ability to take part in her mO!torin'.
Vintage Bookshelf Board Games
These Vintage Bookshelf Board Games from WS Game Company are, to quote the late, great Chris Farley, awesome! I mean, have a gander yourself. Vintage Monopoly folded and packed up all tidy to look like a book: awesome! Circa 1948 Scrabble board, tiles, racks, and scorecard built and bookified: awesome! Chutes & Ladders - Chutes & Ladders, dudes! - packaged in a linen-wrapped bookshelf case with all components and graphics inspired by the OG 1979 edition: AWESOME!
In all, WS Game Company has taken 12 original board games from our, our parents', our grandparents', and, in the case of Chess, our ancestors' childhoods, and turned them into display-ready "books" that will look dashing on any shelf.
Viking Pizza Cutting Axe
Leave your enemies be, and hack up the ones you love with this Viking Pizza Cutting Axe. And by the ones you love, of course I mean the Sausage Supremes, the Margheritas, the Veggie Lovers, and the Pepperonis.
Welp, it's better than having a viper around your neck. This Viper Ring turns the Mangshan pit viper into a beautiful, formidable piece of jewelry. Its head sits atop your finger, while its body, er, snakes around either side to hold the ring in place. Designer Coppertist.Wu made the deliberate design decision to coil the snake's body without fusing it at the bottom so there is some adjustability even between set sizes.
Vitruvian Man Action Figure
A 4-armed, 4-legged Vitruvian Man action figure is going to be 4 times the fun to pose on my desk at work. And 4 times the trippy. In fact, factor in the naked and anatomically correct to his spider count of limbs, and I think it's safe to say the Vitruvian Man would be the trippiest action figure I'd ever purchase.
Vyper Shop Chairs
Sink your fangs into a Vyper Shop Chair. Made for mechanics, detailers, welders, DIYers, and garage enthusiasts, the chairs prides themselves on being burly, yet comfy, versatile and customizable, and always ready to roll. Over almost anything your floor is covered in. Including zip ties. A brothers-owned company, Vyper also operates out of Green Bay, WI, where all Vyper Shop Chairs can call themselves American Made.
VoChill Personal Wine Chiller
Ah, the times my wife has gone to chill out with a glass of wine only to find her wine is not chilled. But now, hero husband that I am, I can give her this personal wine chiller and be all, "Yo, chill. Here's a VoChill." ... Yeah, she'll definitely like it if I use those exact words....
The VoChill personal wine chiller is a pedestal with a stemmed glass holder - an admittedly kinda big and unwieldy pedestal with a stemmed glass holder - the latter of which is lined with a thermal solution. The glass holder portion, called the "Chill Cradle," detaches from the VoChill base for freezing between uses. When set in place and paired with a wine glass, it can actively chill one or more glasses of wine for over an hour inside, or up to 45 minutes in the shade when it's hot outside.
Valiryo Body Dryer
I was gonna say, "Add the Valiryo Body Dryer to the list of weird products I don't need," but then I remembered how I felt about bidets before I tried one, and how I feel about the glorious toilet masters and pinnacles of self-care now, and...anyone want to send me a Valiryo Body Dryer?
VentaPak Backpack Spacer for Ventilation
Vent your packin' back with VentaPak. The lightweight backpack spacer, made to attach to your existing backpack, creates some literal breathing room between your skin and your load to help keep you cooler as you mule up to walk, hike, or bike. For travelers and commuters schlepping backpacks, the VentaPak also helps prevent your shirt from devolving into a sweat-soaked mess as you work your way to your destination.
VZ Executive Dagger
The VZ Executive Dagger pokes - stabs, thrusts, drives - through the custom gun grips populating the rest of the VZ Grips store to show off its own fine craftsmanship and beauty as a survival tool and weapon of self defense.
The Voynich Manuscript
Maybe the only thing stranger than the Codex Seriphinianus is the codex that inspired the Codex Seriphinianus: The "Voynich Manuscript." Still a mystery 600 years after an unknown author penned it, the original codex is a one-of-a-kind puzzle in language, purpose, and even safekeeping. No one can decipher its text, its illustrations are a further head-scratcher, and tracking it across history produces a timeline of some appearances and disappearances, but mostly holes.
VegTrug Urban Vegetable Planter
While the VegTrug isn't quite what I mean when I say I could eat a trough of food, put some tomatoes, onions, cilantro, and jalapenos in this urban planter, and I may still be down for some deconstructed salsa by the vat. Especially if I have a case of Juanita's Crack Chips next to it.
The VegTrug is a self-contained raised vegetable (and fruit, depending on the fruit) garden suitable for small backyards, large balconies, back decks, or anywhere you don't have the space or grass to cultivate decent grub in the ground.
VW T1 Bus Neoprene First Aid Kit
The 3D neoprene kind is probably the only kind of Volkswagen T1 Bus I'd want providing me first aid in the case of a medical emergency. This one from the VW Collection by BRISA is a 9" x 4" x 3" (loose) replica of the VW T1 turned into a zippered case, and packed with a first aid kit assembled in accordance with German portable medical care requirements.
It's that time of year again. Gotta watch out for the ol' vent dragons building nests in your air ducts. Pushing through the grilles when they get jumpy, or smell bacon cooking. Tempting your children, possibly your wives too, into adopting them as pets. Don't succumb, dudes! The vent dragons are intruders, not pets! They're invading your home, not protecting it! They're the reason the whole house smells like raw meat in a musty cave every time the heat or AC kicks on!
Vent Dragons come from the mind and hands of fantasy artist David Lee Pancake. (Yep, his name makes me hungry too.) They are not, I repeat not intended to fit over your actual air duct vents, unless you want to tempt the dragons to breathe actual fire. Vent Dragons are 12" x 7" 3D pieces of what look to be metal and resin artwork you can mount anywhere else on your wall.
Vaportini Liquor Inhaler
The Vaportini is a glass globe-and-funnel contraption straight out of the Real Genius chem lab. It gassifies alcohol into a breathable cloud of intoxication. Instant intoxication. Calorie-free intoxication. Yes, I agree. The Vaportini is both the best and worst culinary invention ever created.
Each kit includes a glass globe, metal ring, plastic funnel, glass straw, and candle. You'll supply your own alcohol to vaporize, choosing from any of your favorite distilled delights, as long as they're 80 proof or higher.
Vampliers Screw Pliers
One time I knew this girl who was a regular blood donor, and apparently if you're a regular blood donor the blood bank pesters you to donate even more blood, and so whenever they would call she'd look at her caller ID and say, "Oh, it's the vampires again." I thought it was kind of funny she called the blood bank vampires. Similarly, I think it's kind of funny that someone made these screw extraction tools and named them Vampliers. As in, pliers that clamp down on rusty, stripped, jammed, or tamper-proof screws, and don't stop sucking 'til they pop out dead.
Made from carbon steel produced by Kobe Steel of Japan, Vampliers are fitted with a combination of vertical and horizontal serrations to establish a strong bite, maintain grip during the extraction process, and prevent slippage.