Celebritology Giftology Day 6: Stocking stuffers for the pop culture freak
Here's the sixth installment in our 12 Days of Celebritology Giftology series, a dozen posts designed to help you cross the celebrity- and pop-culture-obsessed pals off your holiday gift-giving lists. Think of these posts as our gift to you. We're just that generous.
Today's mission: Find those small items to stuff in the stockings of the relatives/friends who constantly quote "Mad Men" or wish they were Tony Stark.
With so much focus on big-ticket, splashy holiday gifts, it's easy to forget the little things ... until Christmas Eve, when you realize your husband's or daughter's stocking has nothing in it. Here are seven pop-culturally themed options designed to help you avoid that crisis and spend Christmas Eve the way it should be spent: watching 24 Hours of "A Christmas Story" on TBS.
Why merely jot down the items on your grocery list when you can do it with a pencil that says "I Love John Hughes Movies" or "Why Alec Baldwin is So Cool"? ($8 via Cool Hunting)
2. RetroFit TV
The perfect gift for the person who's technically savvy but still wants to pretend she's watching TV in the mid-'60s -- it's a case that frames the video on your iPod or iPhone with a vintage television set, one that even comes with an easel stand. ($6.95 via Z Gallerie)
If you need to grab something quick, Christmas-y and pop culture-ish at your nearest mall or shopping center, the Hallmark store is a decent place to check. The greeting-card store's ornaments include many icons of the movie, cartoon, comic and TV variety, including this glowing Iron Man decoration for the tree. ($16.95, Hallmark Store)
Need something for the infant (or just the infantile individual) in your life? Give the paci designed to breed the next generation of "True Blood" and "Twilight" fans. ($4.99, Think Geek)
Very similar in appearance to the Staples Easy button, this handy item makes it possible to make the classic Michael Scott joke without the chore of actually opening your mouth and speaking. ($12.95, Amazon.com)
Cafe Press has a number of attractive "Mad Men" items, including a series of magnets that will bring a blast of cool to your fridge. I'm partial to the "philanderers" edition that asks, "Who's for dinner?" ($5.50, Cafe Press)
No stocking is complete without sweets. And a box of fudge named after the euphemism for Ralphie's f-dash-dash-dash word may be just the ticket. Or, if you really can't be bothered, just by a pre-stuffed leg lamp stocking and call it a day. ($5.99 on A Christmas Story House gift shop; I've also spotted the fudge on sale at Walgreens and Borders)
| December 16, 2010; 5:45 PM ET
Categories: Holiday Guide, Pop Culture | Tags: Celebritology Giftology
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