Non practical Christmas gift

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  1. wartknight

    wartknight Well-Known Member

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    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.
     
  2. ImJustKCClone

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    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.
     
  3. MNCyGuy

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    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.
     
  4. Sparkplug

    Sparkplug Active Member

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    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"
     
  5. Cydar

    Cydar Well-Known Member

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    Probably more of a gag gift but:
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  6. Rabbuk

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    Find the biggest jar of Vegemite you can.
     
  7. wartknight

    wartknight Well-Known Member

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    Actually I think that is about perfect
     
  8. TomTreebow

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    Get him a VCR.
     
  9. wartknight

    wartknight Well-Known Member

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    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.
     
  10. Rabbuk

    Rabbuk Well-Known Member

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    I'm changing my vote to this.
     
  11. CYme

    CYme Well-Known Member

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    You actually need to swap Hershey's syrup out of the bottle/can with it first.

    Let the games begin...
     
  12. ImJustKCClone

    ImJustKCClone Well-Known Member

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    Cool idea! But what do you do about doors?
     
  13. pourcyne

    pourcyne Well-Known Member

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    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.
     
  14. MNCyGuy

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    Obviously that's where you would put the jumps.
     
  15. Alex

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    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.
     
  16. JP4CY

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    Iowa basketball tickets. I know that no one wants them because they were just on Groupon.
     
  17. cyflier

    cyflier Active Member

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    Pull a George Costanza and donate money in his name to the Human Fund.
     
  18. Sparkplug

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    Hot Wheels - this is two sets IMG_0131.JPG IMG_0132.JPG
     
  19. Clonefan32

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    One great gift I got a few years ago was a subscription to a Beer of the Month Club. They shipped 3 bottles of 4 different beers to my house once a month for sixth months.
     
  20. Cydar

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