Is it too early for St. Nick to kick this blog off with a festive HoHoHo for his Christmas Gifts Guide
Granted August is still a fairly vivid memory and September has barely begun to blow its Autumnal winds at us, but, we have already received many questions about Quirky Christmas Gifts here at Smithers HQ, so I thought I’d get ahead of the Christmas gifting game and provide you lovely lot with a helpful Top Ten Quirky Christmas Gifts Guide from St. Nick himself.
People seem to be shopping earlier than ever for the festive season, the savviest of shoppers even picking up some festive goodies from our summer sales and promotions. I have to reluctantly admire the organizational skills of these folk. Every year, I convince myself that I too am capable of being that well organized, but having spent last Christmas Eve dashing about once again like an idiot with all the other imbeciles (men), I’ve yet to fulfill my pie in the sky plans. Anyway, enough of my innate blabbering – onwards with my Top Ten Quirky Christmas Gifts.
We’re starting things off with a subtle drop of bling and a stylish look that will leave Rudolph green with envy. In at Number Ten…….
The White Stags Head
Not your local pub I’m afraid, but the latest and rather stylish addition to our collection of Bust Wall Hangings. The White Stags Head is a beautiful bust that’s simplistic white on the whole, save for the deer’s somewhat festive gold antlers. The detailing is superb and the finished piece is tastefully understated in design. Having said that, he’s crying out for a bauble or bow to be hung from those antlers!
Smither’s eclectic array of busts make a regular appearance on the gift lists, but our latest chic addition is already proving popular, particularly with the ladies. Pop our Stags Head in your other half’s Christmas stocking and give a gift that’s festive yet versatile enough to withstand the ever changing seasons.
It was never going to be long until an alcohol themed gift was included, so in at Number 9……
The Industrial G-Clamp Bottle Opener
Our industrial style bottle opener is a winning stocking filler and a great addition to your shed, man cave or home. Smither’s latest bottle opening gadget has proved super popular with those who like their interior style to come with an industrial urban twist.
Some of my best ideas have come to me after a bottle or two of beer so whether you attach our G-Clamp Bottle Opener to your work bench or kitchen work top, I guarantee it will make the task at hand somewhat easier. Of course, you can also use it to open soft drinks too, but it is Christmas after all!!!
I’m no fan of behaving like a grown up, so here’s one for the cool kids and comic strip enthusiasts like my rebellious self. At Number 8 it had to be…….
Batman Arkham Asylum Gotham City Sign
Many criminals from the DC Universe have spent years incarcerated behind the walls of Gotham’s notorious asylum, and if they weren’t mad before, they would be by the time they escaped.
Laser cut from steel and finished to an excellent standard, Smither’s Batman Wall Sign is a brilliant gift for any superhero fan. Our authentic looking sign adds dark drama and is a fantastic addition to any comic strip fans home, work place or man cave. No one is ever too old for a “KAPOW” moment.
We all know breakfast is the most important meal of the day, however in my book, so is lunch and dinner! With that in mind, in at Number 7……
The Pillow Retro Egg Cups
Nothing says I love you like delivering breakfast in bed to your loved one and what better way to serve a dippy egg and soldiers than on a beautiful white porcelain pillow? Our sumptuous Retro Pillow Egg Cups make a great gift for other halves, better halves, family or friends and guarantee to raise a smile or two, even from the grumpiest of Scrooges.
Christmas is definitely the time to let your loved ones know they are, well…. ..loved, so stop beating around the holly bush and remember – flattery will get you everywhere! In at Number 6……..
Foxy Lady Sign and Sexy Beast Wall Sign
Pop one of these beauties under this Christmas tree and I guarantee there’ll be some ‘mistletoe time’ later. The black background is the perfect backdrop to showcase the vintage gold lettering depicting your desire for your loved one. Who doesn’t want to know they are someone’s foxy lady or sexy beast, and if you pop this flirtatious gift on your bedside table or work desk, it’s a message that can be enjoyed again and again over the coming year!
It’s a well known fact that I possess a deep rooted love for food and retro robots, so obviously this cheeky little duo were always going to make Number 5………
Salt and Pepper Robots
In our modern day world, it was only a matter of time before the commonly used phrase ‘Pass the salt please’ became a thing of the past. Luckily with one twist of the wrist, our condiment duo come to life and waddle across the table all by themselves to declare war on bland food that’s in dire need of some retro seasoning.
Our wind up Robot Mills will definitely add a drop of fun to your Christmas dinner!
Christmas is all about twinkly lights – Smithers HQ does a really good impression of Blackpool Illuminations, but don’t forget how important good lighting is all year round. In at Number 4…….
Mason Jar Table Lamp
I’ve yet to find anybody who doesn’t love these little jam jar table lamps. They bring vintage charm to any space and are available in a rainbow of colours and quirky flex cables, so there really is something to suit everyone’s taste.
Teenagers are often painfully difficult to buy for, but I promise our Mason Jar lights have been a real hit and even succeeded in raising a smile or two from this hormonal lot!
It’s been a while, back to the alcohol inspired gifts. Here’s Number 3……
Skull Shot Glass Set
One tequila, two tequila, three tequila, floor!!
Christmas may indeed be all about the kids but there’s no denying the fun to be had once your little people are in bed, and our on trend Skull Shot Glasses will definitely enhance any board games or party tricks you might be partaking in.
Do remember though, a shot glass isn’t just for Christmas – a shot glass is for life. Until you smash it in a drunken stupor of course! Grab these brilliant stocking fillers whilst you can.
Jewellery often makes an appearance at Christmas – mainly thanks to some rather hefty hint dropping beforehand. Whilst Smither’s don’t do sparkle, we do have a cool new place to help you store your gems and it comes with a slight Tim Burton twist! In at Number 2………
Skeletal Hand Jewellery Tidy
If your beloved’s style is more Corpse Bride than Blingtastic Bridezilla, then Smither’s Skeletal Hand Jewellery Tidy needs to be popped under your Christmas tree. The ivory fingers can be individually positioned to display your most prized possessions beautifully, and any overspill is carefully stored in the round wooden dish that supports the bony hand.
And believe it or not, the skeletal hand has even been gifted for fellas, as it’s the perfect place to store your keys, phone, sunglasses, gum, wrist watch……I could go on.
At last my friends, we’ve made it to the top spot!! This last gift has proved ridiculously popular already and appears to be an absolute winner with men and women of all ages. So, lastly but by no means least – at Number 1……
The Cinematic Personal Message Light Box
Our quirky Cinema Light Boxes have been purchased to display many reasons – marriage proposals (I’ve still not received a wedding invite yet people), birthday wishes, humorous slogans or just to brighten up a dull space.
We can’t think of a better way to wish your family and friends a Merry Christmas Christmas, and with interchangeable messages thanks to the large number of letters, numbers and punctuation that comes with these retro lights, you can keep your light box looking fresh all year round!! So whether it’s Happy New Year, East Egg Hunt, Happy Birthday Egghead (a personal favourite) or Happy Bah Mitzvah – the choice is all yours, or theirs, as it were.
I can’t tell you how cool these Cinematic Light Boxes really are and what a nostalgic feel they add to any space. If the person you’re gifting likes quirky lighting or is a real film buff, then it’s a no brainer!
And that, my little festive elves is it!! Of course, we have a huge variety of quirky Christmas gifts available at Smithers, that I promise will be delivered in plenty of time before the big day, but this long and lengthy list is definitely filled with some of my favourites. If St. Nick Smith can be of any help in the build up to Crimbo, then please do not hesitate to ask. Right I’m off to sit in this glorious and highly unfestive sunshine for half an hour!
Until next time my friends,