Snappy or crappy special: Gift guide slide show

Tis the season to be buying — and you’ll never be at a loss for something crappy to buy your friends if you pick out a fine present from the gift guide slide show below.

You can't go wrong with a White Trash Cooking book/Ryn Gargulinski

You can't go wrong with a White Trash Cooking book/Ryn Gargulinski

To be fair, you may even find a few snappy gifts in the guide.

And I must admit I actually own one of the items and absolutely adore it. No, it’s not the bacon dental floss.

Check out the fine array of goodies below and cast your vote in the comments for the snappiest, the crappiest and the one most likely to make you lose friends.

Also pick out the gift you think I own.

Happy shopping.

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What’s the snappiest gift you ever gave or received?

What’s the crappiest gift you ever gave or received?

Did a gift ever make you lose a friend?

Did you ever start a fight over a crappy gift someone gave you?

Did you ever open a present and say “Oh, just what I never wanted”?


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17 Responses to Snappy or crappy special: Gift guide slide show

  1. radmax says:

    Haha! Mornin’ Rynski! Fine array of gifts you’ve lined up here. I especially like the tipsy parrot with the shotglass. PS- The skull on a stick looks like the notorious ‘Glorietta’ stick, peculiar to the inhabitants of Polynesia, pre-European exploration. Said to ward off evil spirits, it is also used to scare the begeesus out of misbehaving children. 🙂

    • Rynski says:

      hiya radmax!
      i am IMPRESSED you knew the history behind the glorietta stick – you never cease to amaze me. not only was it used to keep children in line, but it was a weapon that was implemented when folks went out hunting with their malipreds.
      one of my faves in the bunch(but not nec. the one i own) is definitely the decorative donkey cart.
      although the vomit dog is cute, too.

      • radmax says:

        Ah, the Malipred again. If only they were still in existence…fine hunting hounds. There are stories the Malipred would ‘sing’ when especially delighted by the circumstance or company, but these are only stories told by the elders. How sad they have passed into legend…
        Yeah, the vomit dog rocks Rynski! Know where I can find one? 🙂

      • Rynski says:

        so true, there will never be anything like the malipred. their singing was supposed to be sweet enough to make rocks melt.
        i can make you a similar vomit dog if you like – one with actual vomit spewing from his face….

      • radmax says:

        Uh, think I’ll pass on the wretchin’ rover. Re: melting rocks. I hear ‘fish breath Phoebe’ regularly accomplishes this feat. 🙂

  2. Jennatoolz says:

    Hello Ryn! I’ve been given quite a few crappy gifts throughout my life. The worst one was from one of my ex’s…we had been together for about 2 years at the time, and for my birthday, he got me a cheap little teddy bear from Walmart. Complete with the $3.00 price tag still attached. I hated it, but I couldn’t tell him that…it’s the thought that counts, right? A whole lotta’ thought he put into that one…

    The snappiest gift I’ve ever received was my first car! My mom bought it for me shortly before I graduated high school. Nothin’ special…as it was a slightly beat up 84 Honda CRX. I was under the impression that I’d be making $100 payments to her for it. Once I graduated, she gave me a nice card, and inside she wrote, “The car is yours. I am so proud of you!” I kinda miss that car…hahaha.

    • Rynski says:

      hey jenna!
      what a cool gift, a car! my parents, too, gifted me with one when i moved from nyc and actually needed one. it was my  mom’s old one and technically i “bought” it for $1. but yes, i agree that is at the top of the list.
      my beauty boy lamp is up there, too.
      i’ve received many cool gifts – and many crappy ones. my mom is great at gag gifts and i always get something with a chicken on it – chicken necktie, chicken booty slippers, chicken milk pitcher, chicken figurine with flip flops on…i reciprocate by getting her things with clowns on them.
      the wal-mart $3 bear, however, seems to take the cake. i think i, too, received some grungy wal-mart thing from a beau. it was a leprechaun or something, even though i am not irish and it was not st. patty’s day.
      yes, the thought…hahah, or lack thereof…

  3. azmouse says:

    Great slide show! I feel drawn to the giant flip-flop box and the classy cookbook.

    I too got a car for my sixteenth Birthday from my parents. It was a very cool 1972 Dodge Charger with gold metallic paint and a white vinyl top. Good ol’ Mom and Dad.

    I’ve gotten so many cool gifts throughout the course of my life. When the hubby was alive, he was a pretty creative gift giver. We’d always give the kids some cash and he was great at making cool stuff out of the money for the kids. One of my faves was he made a hundred dollar bill into a ring for our daughter and put it in her stocking, or a little shirt with a collar out of money for the boys.
    Oh, my daughter got me a Trash Talkin’ Turlene doll a couple years ago, and I love it!!
    She’s pregnant, smokes and drinks beer and has her hair in rollers. She was crowned queen at The Pink Flamingo Trailer Park where she lives, and she talks! She yells at her kids, she burps…she’s great!

    I’m guessing the skull on a stick belongs to Ryn??

    • Rynski says:

      hahahha! that trash talkin’ turlene doll sounds awesome! how funny and what a fun gift. she def. needs the white trash cooking book so she can excel in the kitchen.
      gifts don’t have to be expensive at all – just something that has a little thought in it.
      how cool your hubby was a master money artist. that makes the money like a double gift, since it’s fun to receive in its creative state – and fun to spend, of course.
      i won’t disclose if i do, in fact, own the skull on a stick…but let’s just say that’s a very good guess!! (but how do you know i wouldn’t have the bikini dolphin in the middle of my kitchen table? haha).

      • azmouse says:

        The bikini dolphin would look terrific adorning any table top, but I tend to think you like things on the darker, more creepy side. Hmm, that makes me wonder what the beau is like like even more. (joking)

    • Jennatoolz says:

      Haha, very cool about the money craftiness. A couple years ago, my dad gave my brother a box full of $100 worth of crumpled up One’s for Christmas. We had a good laugh with that one! 🙂

      I, too, feel that the skull on the stick belongs to Ryn. Hmm!

      • azmouse says:

        We’ll see if we know our little Ryn as good as we think we do. I know she loves flip-flops too, but who doesn’t!?!

      • Rynski says:

        i DO love flip flops…but i do NOT love that god-awful decorative flip flop memory box!!!
        ok, ok, you guys got me with the skull on a stick…
        jenna – that crumpled up money gift reminds me of a job i had where they gave some workers christmas bonuses all in singles. the employees who received them were miffed at first – until they counted them all…hahaha.

      • Jennatoolz says:

        Dollars I can deal with, but I’d be pretty annoyed if it was all in pennies or in some type of coin form, lol.

        Very cool @ guessing the scary skull on a stick was, in fact, the Ryn-owned item! *high fives all around!*

      • azmouse says:


      • Andrew Ulanowski says:

        The Todd called and said: Scary Skull Five!

    • Andrew Ulanowski says:

      omg Mouse! Trash Talkin’ Turlene is just, well, omg! And she lets her 12 year old daughter smoke at the dinner table in front of the kids!

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