REVIEW: Jackpot Candles are a real prize!

(Image Credit: Jackpot Candles)

(Image Credit: Jackpot Candles)

There are several things in life that I have a hard time turning down. One of those things is a candle. I love candles, and I have two shelves in my pantry that prove to you that I seriously don’t need to buy anymore. However, I just keep coming back to candles because there’s nothing like coming home from a stressful day at work, turning on your favorite music, dimming the lights and lighting a candle to just relax (optional but usually required – a glass of wine). Continue reading

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Quirky Item of the Week: ‘Game of Thrones’ Dragon Egg Canister

game_of_thrones_dragon_egg_cookie_jarI’m a huge Game of Thrones nerd, so anything related to the book and/or television series will always catch my attention. This hand-painted ceramic canister resembles one of the Khaleesi’s beautiful dragon eggs (the one that hatches to become Rhaegal, in case you were wondering).

This container will make you feel like you’re in Westeros, only without all of the stabbing and murdering. If only they had an entire line of cooking supplies so I could make my kitchen Game of Thrones themed…but then everyone would be scared to attend my dinner parties. You can also use it to keep your baby dragons cozy at night so they won’t get out and bother your cats.

If you want one for yourself, you can buy it here at ThinkGeek along with some other cool official Game of Thrones merchandise!

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A Quirky ModCloth Gift Guide!

(Image Credit: ModCloth)

(Image Credit: ModCloth)

 

Valentine’s Day can be a high-pressure gift giving day for many people. Whether you’re buying a present for a friend, family member or significant other, you don’t need to stress! ModCloth carries some great products that your valentine is sure to love. Continue reading

Re-gifting Advice for the Holiday Season

(Image Credit: Alliance)

(Image Credit: Alliance)

It’s that time of year again, when one of the most daunting questions on your mind is, “What gifts do I get my friends and family for the holidays?” Some call it taboo, but re-gifting no longer has to feel like a shameful act. The Daily Quirk had the chance to speak with national manner and etiquette expert Diane Gottsman to bring you answers to the questions you’ve been wondering about re-gifting, but may have been too afraid to ask. Continue reading

The Mobile Foodie Survival Kit (Image Credit: PLANT)

Quirky Item of the Week: Mobile Foodie Survival Kit

 

The Mobile Foodie Survival Kit (Image Credit: PLANT)

The Mobile Foodie Survival Kit (Image Credit: PLANT)

Calling all foodies! If you are the type of person who considers him or herself a foodie, or a person with a particular interest in food, then rejoice in the genius that is the Mobile Foodie Survival Kit. When you are a true foodie you seek the best in cuisine and savor in unique foods and tastes to satisfy your hobby. However, the reality is that not every dish you come across is going to be exactly to your liking.

The Mobile Foodie Survival Kit (Image Credit: PLANT)

The Mobile Foodie Survival Kit (Image Credit: PLANT)

Whether you find yourself at restaurant or enjoying a dinner at a friend’s place chances are you are going to come across a dish that could use a little more flavor, or a dish that is lacking in a certain spice. Or perhaps you like certain seasonings on your foods that some may consider unconventional. Enter the Mobile Foodie Survival Kit. This pocket-sized set of organic seasonings could just be the thing to save your meal, and satisfy your taste buds without the risk of offending the chef.

This stack of seasonings is not only organic, but it is moisture and humidity resistant and customizable because you can remove the seasonings that you do not want! And you can feel good about your purchase because adults at Brooklyn Unlimited with physical, medical, mental and emotional disabilities assemble each Mobile Foodie Kit in Brooklyn, NY. And while the food you are putting the seasoning on may not be organic you can rest assured that the seasonings are certified by the Department of Agriculture as products grown entirely without hormones, pesticides, or bioengineering. After all, your body is a temple and you cannot pollute it with non-organic seasonings on top of that cheeseburger/pasta dish/or double fried French fries!

Quirky Item of the Week: Sad Keanu Figure

Sad Keanu (Image Credit: Shapeways)

Sad Keanu (Image Credit: Shapeways)

One of my coworkers has a tiny printout of Sad Keanu that sits taped to the top of his cubicle. To this coworker I say, why put up with a flimsy paper Sad Keanu when you can have a sturdy, detailed figurine instead?

Shapeways offers just that – full color Sad Keanu figures from sandstone, lifelike enough to see the despair in poor Keanu’s eyes, and perfectly positioned to perch on a wide variety of surfaces, from computer monitors to shelves to, oh, I don’t know, cubicles? Continue reading

7 Valentines Day Gifts for the Fashionista by Kelsey Murray of Tickle Me Pink

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Valentine’s Day isn’t a holiday like any other. It’s a day to state your love for the important people in your life. Whether it be your sister, your best friend or your hubby, Valentine’s is a day in the middle of an otherwise-gloomy month, to express your admiration for loved ones. I must say, as a fashionista, anything pink, red or sparkly really makes me smile. Combine all three? I jump for joy! So why not get an adorably-chic gift for the fashionista in your life? Or even show yourself a little love for that matter? Any or all of the above will certainly do the trick! Continue reading

DIY Infused Sugar and Sea Salt by House of Earnest

DIY Infused Sugar and Sea Salt (Image Credit: House of Earnest)

DIY Infused Sugar and Sea Salt (Image Credit: House of Earnest)

Lately, I’ve been on a DIY binge, especially with Christmas around the corner. To me, there is nothing more special than giving a gift that is unique to the person receiving it and was crafted by my own two hands. It makes my heart smile just thinking about it. After weeks of searching, I think I’ve found the perfect gift to try out this year, and it’s so simple you may not believe it: infused sugar and sea salt. Continue reading

A Year of Gratitude Stationary (Image Credit: Uncommon Goods)

Quirky Item of the Week: A Year of Gratitude Stationary

A Year of Gratitude Stationary (Image Credit: Uncommon Goods)

A Year of Gratitude Stationary (Image Credit: Uncommon Goods)

It is just about that time of year again; time to give thanks, and show those we love our gratitude and appreciation. And what better way than to say it with a hand-written note?! With “A Year of Gratitude Stationary Set” from Uncommon Goods, you can! It comes equipped with 52 thank-you notes, one for every week of the year. In case you are not the most eloquent writer, it also comes equipped with tips so you can write the most meaningful notes and truly show your gratitude. Continue reading

DIY Coffee Bean Candle (Image Credit: The Happy Housewife)

DIY Coffee Bean Candles by The Happy Housewife

DIY Coffee Bean Candle (Image Credit: The Happy Housewife)

DIY Coffee Bean Candle (Image Credit: The Happy Housewife)

Wondering what you should do with those expired coffee beans? We’ve all got coffee stashed away, behind the aging mac ‘n cheese, gradually filling up our cabinets. It’s terrible. As a former barista myself, I know how coffee can accumulate. Perhaps you haven’t opened it because you don’t drink decaf. Now it’s several years expired, you can’t bring yourself to drink it, but you can’t bring yourself to toss it (in case one day you’re really desperate). Well I’ve got the perfect way for you to clear your coffee clutter: quick and easy DIY Coffee Bean Candles, from the The Happy HousewifeContinue reading

Quirky Item of the Week: Diamond Candles

Watermelon Wedge Candle by Diamond Candles (http://www.diamondcandles.com)

Watermelon Wedge Candle by Diamond Candles (http://www.diamondcandles.com)

A man goes out for the perfect anniversary gift for his wife, and as he walks through the aisles he finds a candle. He knows his wife loves candles. He also bought her a ring at the previous store, because nothing says “I love you” like a beautiful new ring after years of marriage. And that’s when it happened. This man came up with one of the coolest, most ingenious products on the market: Diamond Candles.

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Get Well Good Voodoo Doll

Quirky Item of the Week: Get Well Good Voodoo Doll

 Get Well Good Voodoo Doll

Get Well Good Voodoo Doll (Image Credit: http://www.uncommongoods.com)

This week’s quirky item is the Get Well Voodoo Doll from Uncommon Goods. I came across this funny little guy while surfing the web for a get well gift for a friend. It comes with a bunch of pre-printed get well messages that you can stick the good voodoo doll with or you can write your own custom messages to cheer up a friend or loved one. Each doll is handmade from upcycled fabric, which is a definite plus in my book, and the box can be kept as a display case. I think this doll is a great alternative to the usual get well gifts (how many teddy bears, balloons, and flowers can one person handle?). It’s a fun way to let someone know you hope they feel better soon and to bring a smile to their face.  Continue reading