Holiday Gift Guide: Under $50

OMG it is day two of our holiday gift guide extravaganza not to be missed by young and old alike (working title).  I have to admit: all this web shopping has, as my grandfather would have said, taken the starch right out of me.  What does that even mean?  I always assumed it had something to do with carbs giving you fuel, but I really don't even know.  What I do know is this:  1.  I'm rambling 2. I'm tired (see #1) and 3. I've got the best damn gifts $50 can buy listed on this mofo right here today.

my-oh-my what do we have here?

Clockwise from upper left:

Swine Flu Hanky, $28

Inside My Head Vase, $39

Sinking Ship Candle Holder, $39 (welcome on my table anytime)

S-XL cake dish, $36 (also welcome anytime... don't you just love the shapes it makes!!!???)

Trio Herb Pot, $48

For the techy... and some other random people:

wall mountable phone / pda charging system, $30

USB Greenhouse, $43 (yes, this terrarium is charged by your computer.  get one.)

Cable Tie, $30

Moss Clear Resin Ring, $40

Flying Sofa Brooch, $40

For your littlest gift recipient:

Young Mad Scientist's First Alphabet, $40

Ok, I know I've been silent sam up until this point, but we really need to talk about the alphabet set.  It's insane.  Here's a description from the site:

These lovely blocks contain many carefully engraved illustrations of the equipment, training, and activities that a budding mad scientist will require, combined with a clever alphabetic introduction to the concept depicted.

Each block measures 1 3/8 inches square and depicts six mad science concepts and the appropriate letters. The set includes all 26 letters of the alphabet on five blocks (six illustrations per block).

And here's a listing of the images that accompany the letters:

A - Appendages, B - Bioengineering, C - Caffeine, D - Dirigible, E - Experiment, F - Freeze ray, G - Goggles, H - Henchmen, I - Invention, J - Jargon, K - Potassium, L - Laser, M - Maniacal, N - Nanotechnology, O - Organs, P - Peasants (with Pitchforks), Q - Quantum physics, R - Robot, S - Self-experimentation, T - Tentacles, U - Underground Lair, V - Virus, W - Wrench, X - X-Ray, Y - You, the Mad Scientist of Tomorrow, Z - Zombies

Recycled Socktopus, $30

Foxy Hip Hop Tee, $18 (ok, it's waaay under $50, just buy two or something)

Plug In Figures, $28

For the blank-walled-friend on your list, might I suggest a gift from 20x200?  Here are 2 of my favorite $50 prints still available:

(left) Nonsensical Infographic No. 1, $50  (I'm mildly obsessed with this one)

(right) Residential Web, $50

And a few choice accessories for your bff or gff or whateverff

embroidered geometryart necklace, $50

scale necklace, $48

world links necklace, $60 (so we're a little over, just use the left-over cash from the t-shirt I posted, ok?)

maximum fringe necklace, $59 (totally worth the extra $9)

And if you dudes are just biting your nails trying to decide what to get Erin, let me tell you, she's got one thing and one thing only on her list:  Mortimer Bust Candle, $30.  Erin is worth $30, right?

Were these gifts just not rich enough for your blood?  No worries, Erin will be back tomorrow with gifts under $100 and I'll be back on Thursday with my personal Christmas list gifts under $500; Friday we'll have a super secret surprise guide, so, check that out too.