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Are You In A Pickle? Pickle Themed Gift Ideas
Are you in a Pickle?
Do you have a lot of people on your holiday shopping list that are difficult to buy for?
Well, chances are good you are not alone!
In today's society, wanting is no longer a big thing. Does it really surprise you when people go out and spend their money on something they wanted? Probably not. However, this can make it difficult for the gift giver. If there is nothing, within acceptable cost ranges, to buy a person, what are you supposed to do around the holidays?
That seems to be a dilemma if you are one of those people who don't have a whole lot of money to spend and you want to give your recipients something they will not only use, but that they will be talking about for many years later.
If you aren't the crafty type, making a gift might not be an option. If you have a low budget and you don't want to put a price on your recipient's head, a gift card might be embarrassing. And if they already have everything, you might have found yourself in a bit of a pickle!
So why not give them pickle themed gifts?
One Dozen Hand Blown Pickle Ornaments
The pickle ornament is an old German legend and it is supposed to bring good fortune to whoever found it hidden in the tree first. The Pickle would be the last ornament placed on the tree and it would be hidden deep into the boughs by the parents on Christmas Eve. The first child to find the pickle with their amazing observation skills would be awarded an extra gift on Christmas Day by the German Saint Nick.
Now with most legends, there are some variations that can be found. For instance, German legend does not have Saint Nick arriving on Christmas, but on December 6th instead. However, it doesn't really matter the details. All that is important is that this little Pickle Ornament is a fun game for the entire family and will bring luck all year long to one unsuspecting relative.
So, for the first pickle gift, it isn't really a joke. It is actually kind of thoughtful. And at this good of a deal, you can get a handful of them and hand them out as stocking stuffers. Imagine all the fun you and your family will have next Christmas finding the pickle.
Do you have a special someone who is a writer? Or maybe you just know someone who likes to collect pens.
Well what can be more awesome than sporting around your very own pickle pen?
We have all gone through those frustrating times when we can't seem to find the right pen. Well, getting a pickle pen for the holidays might be just the gift they were looking for. As an added bonus, it is probably unlikely that they already have one. And since pens get lost so easily, if they did already have a pickle pen, chances are good it might have already gotten lost.
Now just imagine all the fun things the gift recipient can do with this pen. They can write; they can take messages; they can doodle; and they can even just stare at their awesome new pen. Now if only someone would create a pad of paper that looked like a pickle. Well, we can't win them all!
A pickle that can sing?
If you are looking for something that will make people laugh, you can't go wrong with this yodeling pickle.
This will provide hours of entertainment, not just for the person who received the gift, but everybody else around them as well. The batteries are already included in this gift, which makes it a great choice for someone who has everything. Well, everything that is except for a yodeling pickle!
Can you sing like this?
Pickle Stress Toy
Get a pickle! Who would have really thought that pickles would have so many useful functions!
It's rough when you are feeling stressed and sadly, we all know too many people that find themselves in a pickle. So why not help them find a constructive way to get rid of their stress. That is right! This gift is actually useful. Just grab the foam pickle and start squeezing away.
And frankly, for this price, you will no longer be feeling the stress of staying within budget while finding the perfect gift for the person who has everything! You might even want to get one for yourself before you start holiday shopping next year!
A Pickle of a Game
In A Pickle
Do you know someone who lives their weeks by planning family (or friend) game nights? Do they always try to sucker you into playing that board game when you really would rather be washing your hair?
Well here is a game that you might actually enjoy! This game is full of creative thinking and outrageous scenarios. It just all depends on how you size it up. And best of all, it can be played with 2 to 6 people. Which means if you give this to a couple, they won't need you to play with them!
Pickle Bottle Stopper
Who would have ever thought that pickles and wine could actually go together? Well now they do. If you have a person on your list that loves to drink their wine, but doesn't get through the whole bottle once they have taken the cork out, this might be the practical and budget friendly gift you have been looking for.
This is made from 100% food safe silicone and is the perfect way to save your pinot. Not to mention, it brings a whole new meaning to "Put a Pickle In It!"
For your fingers as well
Have you ever heard of the bizarre and twisted tale of William Picklefingers? Legend has it that he burnt his fingers on a wood stove and then stuck them in pickle juice to relieve the pain. The salty brine did the job, but it also turned his poor fingers into pickles. Sadly, he spent the rest of his life trying not to eat his own fingers.
Now what other gift can you give that has such a tale attached to it?
Note: Pickle fingers are not edible!
Show me the light
USB Pickle Light
Do you have a USB port? Do you wish you had a light instead? Now all your worries have been solved. Now you can get a light that works because of your USB port.
With the USB Pickle Light, you get 17' of pickle pointing pleasure. It gives off a soft green light and is compatible with both PC and Mac. So if you are in a pickle trying to find the perfect gift, don't miss out on this one!
Yummy in the tummy
For the Taste of the Pickle
Do you or someone you know enjoy the taste of the pickle? Well have no fear, there is a pickle flavor for just about anything and everything that you can imagine.
Bob's Dill Pickle Sport Ice Pops - a frozen ice pop treat that will give you the pickle flavor with less than five calories! The vinegar inside may also help boost the immune system and ease digestive problems!
Pickle Lip Balm - For those who are always putting on chapstick to avoid that chapped lip look, here is the perfect gift. It is told that in the old days, people used to rub a dill pickle on their lips. It might have stung, but it was just the way it was. This lip balm beats carrying around a dill pickle in your pants.
Dill Pickle Mints - Want to tell someone to freshen up their breath in a not so friendly way. These dill pickle mints will do just the trick. Ok, so maybe they won't freshen your breath. But they sure do provide a unique and flavorful taste!
Pickle Pops Sucker - This is like having a real pickle without all the mess. This unique sucker is designed to not only look, but feel like a real pickle. And it tastes like one too. Definitely a great gift for the sucker...er... candy lover in your life!
Pickle Flavored Toothpaste - Can't get enough of that pickle flavor. Now you can enjoy that clean pickled taste every morning when you wake up! Just a dallop on your toothbrush and you are good to go! Sure beats morning breath!
For the owie
How many times have you been in a pickle because you have cut yourself and found there were no band-aids to be found.
Now have no worries. These pickle bandages are the perfect gift for the clutz in your life.
Or maybe you know someone who just likes to sport different band-aids because they think they are fun.
This also makes a great stocking stuffer for your kids. After all, the healing powers of band-aids are indispensable and with these pickle bandages, you can let the boo-boos make a statement.
Swimming with the Pickles
If you know someone who is a swimmer and they love pickles, this is the perfect gift. Now they can take their love for pickles into the pool.
This pickle stands 36 inches tall. And if you are ever feeling sad, this pickle will always have a smile for you.
Pass the Pickle
If you still haven't found that perfect pickle gift, this might be it. This musical pass the pickle is a great party game for anybody over the age of 4.
This vinyl pickle sits at 8 inches and is pre-programmed with music that starts at the simple push of the button. From there, the pickle is passed until the music stops. This is very similar to the game Hot Potato and can provide hours of entertainment, unless of course you are the unlucky one out right away when caught with out the pickle music!
Are You Out Of Your Pickle Yet?
Holiday shopping can be such a hassle, particularly if you have a million people on your gift giving list and none of them need anything.
A pickle themed Christmas can be fun for the entire family. While some of these gifts might seem like a joke, it is sure to give you the attention that you deserve. After all, years from now they might still be talking about those Pickle Suckers you gave to Uncle Bob and the Pass The Pickle game you gave to your niece.
But, the items suggested above are just a sampling. If you really want to go all out pickle, there are so many other pickle themed gifts you can find as well, including pickling books, pickle pinchers, a pickle catapult, bendable pickles or maybe just giant pickles to eat.
So, if you have been struggling for the perfect gift for the holidays, try finding a theme that everybody can enjoy.
Here's hoping these suggestions get you out of your holiday shopping pickle.
You can't go wrong with a Pickle Themed Gift!
No pickles were injured in the making of this hub. While these gifts might be good suggestion for the pickle lover in your life, not everybody will be fond about accepting a pickle gift. These gift suggestions are for entertainment purposes only and the author does not accept any responsibility to those who decide to gift these out. However, if you are sarcastic in nature and looking for something unique and within budget, these pickle gift suggestions might be just what you were looking for!
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About the Author
Stacy Harris, also known as Barbergirl28, is a wife of 12 years and a stay-at-home mom of two beautiful girls and one handsome little boy. After high school, she joined the Army to become a photojournalist. To this day, she continues to have a passion for writing and photography. After leaving the military, she obtained a license in Cosmetology and also studied Massage Therapy. Her passions include writing, photography, cooking, crafts, health, and fitness. Currently, she is working on a book and freelancing at Hubpages.
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