All of sudden there are a slew of birthdays coming up. Several this weekend alone. Rather than buying them the usual presents like a jewel-encrusted crown, Kansas City, or a small village boy - I'm considering going the personalized gift route. Because then they'll think I care.
Below are three cool gift ideas I found around the Internet. At first I wasn't going to publicly share them b/c I thought I'd ruin the surprise for my friends. But then I realized that I'm not getting gifts for any of my friends who read my Livejournal anyway...
Besides b-days, I guess you can also give them as Christmas presents, or "Sorry I raped the hotel employee, honey" presents. And the best part is all of them are customizable:
Neighborhoodies started about a year ago, and it's quite the hot company. Initially it was New Yorkers putting the names of their neighborhoods on their hoodies; but the company lets you put down whatever the hell you want on t-shirts, hot pants, dog shirts, baby tanks, yoga pants, and these sweatjackets that come with a cover for your head. Soon, the world will know your hometown, your favorite Nietzsche quote, or your Livejournal name. Click here to check out their selection/prices.
Coffee Table Book
Ever wished you could put all the photos of your friends vomiting at clubs into a classy hardcover coffee table book? Well now you can! With MyPublisher, you can upload the drunk pics, and then have the site build a book for you - which takes seconds - or build it yourself page by page. Each page can be customized with frames, borders, effects, and backgrounds. You can also add titles and captions like "Dude, what the hell is in my mouth?" It's something you and your grandkids will treasure for centuries. Click here to check out the site and let the magic begin.
This is for the friend who has everything ... except a watch that contains a photo of his Miniature Schnauzer. It's easy to upload your pet's picture, and the site lets you design the watch too: letting you select the style, colors, face design, even engraving. Now every time your friend looks at his watch, he'll see his beloved Chichi's face and be reminded that time is running out and Chichi will die some day. You can also upload photos of other things besides pets, like your favorite uncle's head or a girlfriend's perfect nipple. The possibilites, unlike your pet's time on Earth, are endless. Click here to start designing that doggy watch.