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Ridiculous gifts storm the Christmas market

Typical Christmas gifts that one might receive include new phones, clothes, or even shoes.  This year, however, some of the gifts on the market are ridiculous, and have been selling at a ridiculous rate.  Here are several of the more surprising gift ideas this year:

Nordstrom’s Leather Wrapped Stone

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This item, listed at $85, has been sold out across the Nordstrom website.  It’s so ridiculous that even the detail and care section of Nordstrom’s page doesn’t entail what the rock could be used for: “A paperweight? A conversation piece? A work of art? It’s up to you, but this smooth Los Angeles-area stone—wrapped in rich, vegetable-tanned American leather secured by sturdy contrast backstitching—is sure to draw attention wherever it rests.”

Hatchimals

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While this stuffed animal might seem innocent at first, the eye-catcher for this product is centered around the price tag.  The cheapest these creatures are listed at is $69.99 at Toys R Us.  On websites like Amazon or Ebay though, they can run upwards of $200.  These stuffed animals “hatch” once they are ready, and come as either the Butterfly Winged “Burtle” or penguin like “Penguala,” equally as crazy as its price tag.

Limited Edition Ariana Grande Wireless Bluetooth Cat Ear Headphones

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These headphones are exclusively for the Ariana Grande fan and cat lover.  They are only available at Brookstone, and sell for $149.99.  The headphones even come with external cat ear speakers for sharing music.  Depending on the mood that you’re in, you can change the accent colors on the outside of the headphones. The Brookstone website put it best: “Some days you don’t even have to leave the house to make a scene. All you really need is a pair of Brookstone Bluetooth Cat Ear Headphones.”

Gourd Amplifier

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Why have a typical speaker when you can have this Gourd Amplifier? This product runs for $100, and the fruit speaker sits as an interesting addition to any room in the house.  It has a battery, an LCD light, and two cables to use for instruments or phone/MP3 players, and is handcrafted for musical enjoyment with a homey fruit aesthetic.

Elwood the Unicorn Cereal Bowl

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This cereal bowl is a unique item specifically created so that you can enjoy your cereal with Elwood the Unicorn, but it works with ice cream, soup, and many other foods too.  The bowl is listed at $38 and is of hand-thrown silhouette style.  JoAnn Stratakos, the maker of this bowl, explained that “his iconic horn promises a bit of magic with your meal, while his enigmatic blue eyes stare deep into yours, as if to say, ‘Hey friend, all the enchantment you need is right here within my ample stoneware vessel.’”

About Christiane Hazzard

Christiane Hazzard is a First Year Journalism student and staff reporter for the McNicholas Milestone. She is Vice President for the Class of 2017, a student ambassador, a member of service club, and is a captain of the softball team.

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