Thursday, February 14, 2013

update: bigger isn't better...when it comes to valentine's gifts

Today I got an email from one of my favorite Nashville blogging ladies, Eartha Kitsch (of Ranch Dressing with Eartha Kitsch), in which we emailed back and forth about ridiculous Valentine's themed gifts. [Tangent: I love Eartha and her sassy storytelling, and although I don't know her personally, I feel like we are long lost gal pals.  That's one of my favorite things about this blogging hobby of mine...I have this amazing network of Internet friends who are supportive and hilarious. My two most important qualifiers!] After writing this blog a couple days ago, I got such great commentary from my readers about V-day pet peeves. Much of it centered around a universal distaste about jewelry companies and insane holiday marketing and the odd proclivity for men to buy grown adult women giant stuffed animals [Tangent:...or ones that danced, sang "Wild Thing", clutched conversation hearts or wore silky heart boxers. The go-to's for last minute gift giving.]

After remembering that a couple years ago, I had written this blog about this very topic: where I featured an Internet company called bigplush.com, I decided I needed to revisit them. Here are the ones that gave me the most pause...mostly because I wanna know where they got these "models"

the way this guy is making eyes at the black panther makes me uncomfortable

I've always wanted  a hamster to tell me I am special

yipes

Although these look like the makings of an SNL sketch, these obscenely large monstrous stuffed toys are selling (probably quite well) this time of year...leaving me a little stupefied. I mean they are not inexpensive. More often than not, they are 100-200 bucks. I am so incredibly baffled.[Tangent: Mostly because I cannot imagine any woman being overly pleased with getting them. It is also unfathomable to me how they would work with anyone's decor. Can you imagine!??! "Oh my god, I've dreamed of the day a guy would sweep me off my feet with a 3 foot tall Rastafarian Banana!! I know the perfect place for it in my foyer!"] They even go up to $500 and 8 feet tall if you really want to blow your hard earned money on something that will be shoved into the attic on Feb 15th.




Although, I hate to mock a product that is made in the USA, I just feel that there is no time or place that calls for a 3 foot brontosaurus, unless you are an 8-year-old then every minute of your existence calls for such a thing. However, this plushy model is clearly not eight.

Oh, and don't worry- you can add personalized T-shirts or hearts to any of them or send them to a military base! [Tangent: I'm sure your significant other would love to overrun their tiny bunk space with a $200 5 ft raccoon wearing a "Karen + Gary 4EVER" shirt.] It just seems like an incredible waste. Basically, once again...we can all learn a valid lesson from The Simpsons

 

8 comments:

  1. I love you too, hon! : ) You did great on this post. I never truly realized how many giant stuffed animals there are. I scoffed at them last night but I wish I had the largest one around to fall asleep on right now out here on the porch with Mrs. Pup. Maybe that's what they're for - for women who don't have mattresses. I'd SO spoon that Rastafarian Banana right now.

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    1. That doggie you found is freakin adorable! I want to take him home so bad!

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  2. Oh my god, I want that Rastafarian banana with every fiber of my being.

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    1. forward it to your honey and make it happen. I bet it would look stellar propped up on your sexy velour couch!

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  3. I need a HUGE heart for a teaching illustration next weekend and was gonna make but realized if I scoot on down to Wal-Mart in the am, I can one of those HUGE tacky plush ones half off. I already have one picked out, just gotta cut off the feet.

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    1. while you are at it, load up on wrapping paper (hearts can work for all occasions) and CANDY! For some reason seasonal M&Ms always taste way better to me than non-seasonal M&Ms so I always get my half off candy on Feb 15th...even though let's face it- the springtime M&Ms are the best!

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  4. i've seen those big bananas at the fair! so hilarious. and that GIANT BEAR!!!!! AHHH~

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    1. I know! I see them at the fair all the time...which makes me wonder why would someone pay 200 bucks for one!

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