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    Non practical Christmas gift

    I need something NOT practical for my brother. Not a gag gift but not something anyone would really buy themselves. Thinking about a gift bag of "as seen on TV" products. Anyone have any ideas.


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    Re: Non practical Christmas gift

    Several years ago we bought six fairly cheap remote control cars ($5-$10 each). Plastic, cheap-o, you had to put the decals on yourself. We gave them to the sons & sons-in-law that were there for Christmas. They spent several hours playing with them down in the game room (the only non-carpeted room other than kitchen). Bear in mind, these guys were in their late 20's, early 30's. What made it funnier was that several of the cars had overlapping signals, so you never knew who was actually guiding which car. They left them here; when they bring their kids to visit, the cars come out again.

    We also have a pair of nerf space guns that fire disks...those come out frequently as well.



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    Re: Non practical Christmas gift

    Maybe some home bar stuff? I know I've randomly thrown stuff like a mojito mixing set or copper Moscow mule cups onto my Christmas list before to add some variety, since I apparently never have enough options on my wishlist for people to choose from. I don't even have a bar set-up out our house, I just think it would be fun to have for entertaining.



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    Re: Non practical Christmas gift

    Hot Wheels has a track that goes on the wall. Bought the first track two years ago and have added each year since. It's on the wall of "man cave"



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    Re: Non practical Christmas gift

    Probably more of a gag gift but:
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    Re: Non practical Christmas gift

    Find the biggest jar of Vegemite you can.



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    Re: Non practical Christmas gift

    Quote Originally Posted by Cydar View Post
    Probably more of a gag gift but:
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    Actually I think that is about perfect


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    Re: Non practical Christmas gift

    Get him a VCR.


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    Re: Non practical Christmas gift

    Quote Originally Posted by ImJustKCClone View Post
    Several years ago we bought six fairly cheap remote control cars ($5-$10 each). Plastic, cheap-o, you had to put the decals on yourself. We gave them to the sons & sons-in-law that were there for Christmas. They spent several hours playing with them down in the game room (the only non-carpeted room other than kitchen). Bear in mind, these guys were in their late 20's, early 30's. What made it funnier was that several of the cars had overlapping signals, so you never knew who was actually guiding which car. They left them here; when they bring their kids to visit, the cars come out again.

    We also have a pair of nerf space guns that fire disks...those come out frequently as well.
    I am the oldest of 4 brothers (late 20's, early 30's) and we like to get out our old nerf guns and have some fun every once in a while. We had laser tag guns growing up that were an absolute blast.


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    Re: Non practical Christmas gift

    Quote Originally Posted by TomTreebow View Post
    Get him a VCR.
    I'm changing my vote to this.



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    Re: Non practical Christmas gift

    Quote Originally Posted by Rabbuk View Post
    Find the biggest jar of Vegemite you can.
    You actually need to swap Hershey's syrup out of the bottle/can with it first.

    Let the games begin...



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    Re: Non practical Christmas gift

    Quote Originally Posted by Sparkplug View Post
    Hot Wheels has a track that goes on the wall. Bought the first track two years ago and have added each year since. It's on the wall of "man cave"
    Cool idea! But what do you do about doors?



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    Re: Non practical Christmas gift

    How about a charitable contribution in his name to a cause he supports? Lots of places allow you to put his name on a commemorative something-or-other.



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    Re: Non practical Christmas gift

    Quote Originally Posted by ImJustKCClone View Post
    Cool idea! But what do you do about doors?
    Obviously that's where you would put the jumps.



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    Re: Non practical Christmas gift

    Quote Originally Posted by ImJustKCClone View Post
    Cool idea! But what do you do about doors?
    We're running into a height issue, faster than the door. Each set is almost two feet high and there is an IH sign hanging on the wall above the track.



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