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Ten Great Gifts For Grinches
A Humorous Look At What To Buy The Grinch In Your Life
Buying great gifts for the grinch can be a cinch with these practical tips based on the many troubling attributes of the Grinch That Stole Christmas. Watch his heart as it grows in gratitude at these perfectly suited great grinch gifts.
I've suggested ten great gift ideas for grinches and I'm sure that you could add a few more to the list. Choose just a few well thought out grinch gifts or make a whole 'Grinch Gift Basket'. He'll love it and unless you tell him, he never needs to know what your inspiration was.
Intro photo by Sarah_Ackerman via Flickr
You're A Mean One, Mr. Grinch
Number One Great Gift For Grinches
There isn't much sense opening gifts if you have a mean one on your hands. The best way to sweeten up the grinch is through his stomach. I haven't met a Grinch that Stole Christmas yet that hasn't softened up under the spell of a freshly baked cinnamon bun. Just make sure that you hide some for the rest of the Whos. Grinches don't like to share.
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These cinnamon buns are sure to placate even the meanest Grinch. Don't be surprised if his heart doesn't grow a few sizes right in front of your very eyes. The best part about this great gift for grinches is that others can enjoy it as well!
- Prep time: 2 hours 30 min
- Cook time: 30 min
- Ready in: 3 hours
- Yields: 15
- 1 (1/4 ounce pkg.) of active dry yeast
- 1 tsp. white sugar
- 1/2 cup of warm water
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1/4 cup white sugar
- 1 tsp. salt
- 2 beaten eggs
- 4 cups of all-purpose flour (or switch it up with whole wheat)
- 3/4 cups of butter
- 3/4 cups of brown sugar
- 1 cup of chopped pecans or walnuts (divided)*Make sure the grinch isn't allergic. That wouldn't be good.
- 3/4 cups of brown sugar
- 1 tbsp. ground cinnamon
- 1/4 cup of melted butter
- 1. In a small bowl, dissolve 1 teaspoon sugar and yeast in warm water. Let stand until creamy, about 10 minutes. Warm the milk in a small saucepan until it bubbles, then remove from heat. Mix in 1/4 cup sugar, 1/4 cup butter and salt; stir until melted. Let cool until lukewarm.
- 2. In a large bowl, combine the yeast mixture, milk mixture, eggs and 1 1/2 cup flour; stir well to combine. Stir in the remaining flour, 1/2 cup at a time. Make sure to beat thoroughly after each 1/2 cup. When the dough has pulled together, turn it out onto a lightly floured surface and knead until smooth. Roll up your sleeves and dig in. This might take up to 10 minutes.
- 3. Lightly oil a large bowl, place the dough in the bowl, making sure that all the dough gets coated with some oil. Cover with a damp cloth and let rise in a warm place until doubled in volume. Check back in about an hour.
- 4. Melt 3/4 cup butter in a small saucepan over medium heat. Stir in 3/4 cup brown sugar.. Whisk to a smooth consistency. Pour into greased 9x13 inch baking pan. Sprinkle bottom of pan with 1/2 cup pecans or walnuts; set aside. Melt remaining butter; set aside. Combine remaining 3/4 cup brown sugar, 1/2 cup pecans, and cinnamon; set aside.
- 5. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface, roll into an 18x14 inch rectangle. Brush dough with 2 tbps. melted butter, leaving 1/2 inch border uncovered; sprinkle with brown sugar cinnamon mixture. Starting at long side, tightly roll up, pinching seam to seal. Brush with remaining butter. With serrated or bread knife, cut into 15 pieces; place cut side down, in prepared pan. Cover and let rise for 1 hour or until doubled in volume. Make sure to preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
- 6. Bake in preheated oven for 25 to 30 minutes, until golden brown. Let cool in pan for 3 minutes, then invert onto serving platter. Scrape remaining filling from the pan onto the rolls.
- 7. Give one to The Grinch.
- **Photo By Zebble via Flickr (Click the pic for more info)
The Grinch Busting Serving Platter
Your cinnamon bun gift for the grinch wouldn't be complete without serving it on a brand new serving tray that you have purchased just for him.
You're As Cuddly As A Cactus
Number Two Great Gift For Grinches
'As cuddly as a cactus' and 'as charming as an eel'? That definitely does not sound good. If you have a frigid, uncuddly, 'bump on the log' type grinch on your hands, you'll want to take care of that right away. Your grinch might just benefit from a little 'nip' of his favorite liquor. Of course, you don't want to get the grinch drunk. You just want to loosen him up enough so that he becomes warm, fuzzy and witty'. Tanked grinches can be obnoxious.
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Whiskey Sets and Accessories For Grinches
You'll want to serve the grinch his little dose of charm in one of these sharp whiskey sets or whiskey accessories. They reek of well appointed sophistication, something that grinches really need help with.
You're A Bad Banana, With A Greasy Black Peel
Number Three Great Gift For Grinches
Now that's just gross. It goes without reason that the grinch needs some sort of de-greaser. Nobody likes a slimy grinch slipping and sliding all over the place. These degreasers will tackle even the greasiest black peel.
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Best Grease Buster For Grinches - Say Good-bye to Bad Bananas With Greasy Black Peels
This stuff is absolutely fantastic! I use it and am hopelessly hooked. The smell is delicious and the pumice will leave your grinches greasy paws clean and smooth, just the way you prefer them. This great gift for grinches will last a long while as well and can of course be separated into smaller containers throughout the house. YUMMY stuff that will get used by all. LOVE IT!
Your Brain Is Full Of Spiders
Number Four Great Gift For Grinches
Sounds serious but you can fix that. What you need to do (better sooner than later) is to get that grinch brain working at it's optimum by clearing out the cobwebs. There are great gifts for that.
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Wooden Brain Teaser Puzzles - Help Your Grinch Forget About The Spiders In His Brain
This is a 'win/win' gift for all grinches. It's difficult to be grinchy when you're immersed in a clever wooden brain teaser puzzle. They look sharp on the desk too and can be used to placate any number of grinches. The spiders in his brain will become unsettled with the spike in brain activity and will inevitably move out of the grinch's head.
You're A Mean One, Mr. Grinch - A Video Sing-A-Long
Selecting the best gifts for the Grinch That Stole Christmas should be a fun task but it rarely is. That's why I have chosen this time to introduce a little fun into the whole process. So, treat yourself to a long cat stretch, grab the first thing around you that loosely resembles a microphone (I used my scotch tape dispenser), take a deep breath from the diaphragm and click on the video-sing-along.
I guarantee you'll be smiling and many of you will have to play it again. Twice is probably plenty. I listened to it four times and now I have an earworm, that condition where the tune keeps on playing repetitively in your mind after the music has stopped.
After that, you can take the poll and let me know how you made out. ENJOY!
Video Sing-A-Long Results - You're A Mean One, Mr. Grinch
Let us know what you very favorite line of the song is, in the comments section. Everyone's got a favorite! Oh yeah, and what did you end up using for a microphone?
How Much Fun Was That?
You Have Termites In Your Smile
Number Five Great Gift For Grinches
Ridding the termites in their smile is bound to be at the top of the gift wishlist for any grinch. Especially with all the obligatory kissing that occurs during the holiday season. I would make this a priority, personally. Of course, you could call an exterminator and quarantine the grinch but this is a bit of an overkill and unnecessary when you have such a good selection of great termite blasting gifts to choose from.
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Teeth Cleaning and Whitening Gifts for Grinches - Termite Extermination Gifts for Grinches
These gift selections will see any grinch once again showing off his pearly whites.
You Have All The Tender Sweetness Of A Seasick Crocodile
Number Six Great Gift For Grinches
If the grinch that you are selecting gifts for has all the tender sweetness of a seasick crocodile. chances are he desperately needs a vacation (preferably somewhere near a sea or body of water). If he's already planning one or if you are hoping to give him the hint, travel accessories make great gifts for all grinches.
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Every Grinch Should Own at Least One Tilley Endurables Hat - Best Gift Ever For Seasick Crocodiles
This might be my NUMBER ONE great gift idea for grinches. Why? Well, because I own one myself and I absolutely love it! My father bought me my first one when I became a tour guide and I have been hooked. He now has too many of these hats to count and has lost even more of them throughout his travels. The great news is, with proof of purchase, Tilley will replace your lost hat at half the price!! That's a real plus for scatter-brained grinches. These things are guaranteed for life. According to one story, one man's Tilley hat was eaten by an elephant and came out the other end unscathed. Of course, the company replaced it but it's good to know that these hats are durable and made to last a lifetime. They are stylish, moisture wicking and sport a little hidden spot to stash your cash or passport on vacation. You will find that owning a Tilley hat makes you part of the Tilley club. No matter where you travel in the world, you will see others proudly wearing their Tilley hats. That alone serves as sufficient reason to strike up conversation. Tilleys are the quintessential 'social' hat and being a tour guide myself, I firmly believe that everyone should own one. All Tilley hats are awesome!
Probably one of the most popular styles and my personal favorite.
Great for winter travel and oh so stylish!
Your Heart Is Full Of Unwashed Socks
Number Seven Great Gift For Grinches
If your grinches heart is full of unwashed socks, chances are he needs some new grinch clothes to wear. Let him display his grinchness proudly with these Grinch That Stole Christmas inspired clothing gifts. Throw in some laundry detergent and watch as his heart and his socks come clean. Collectible clothing makes a great grinch gift.
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STINK STANK STUNK
Number Eight Great Gift For Grinches
This is any easy one. Gift your grinch a sweet smelling and unique product and eliminate the need for nose plugs. I've highlighted some of the products that I found with a more masculine appeal. After all, grinches can have egos. Flattering their egos is a gift in itself but spicing up things with the gift of scent will go even further.
For an added ego boost, check out the 'female attractor' below. I have no idea if it works, but it's likely that he will believe it does anyhow.
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Great Gifts For The Stinky Grinch
What grinch wouldn't love this one?
The name along makes this a great gift for the grinchy man
Your Soul Is An Appalling Dump Heap
Number Nine Great Gift For Grinches
Organizers of all sort are the best gifts for this type of grinch. An organized home or office is the first step to an organized soul. If your grinch's personal space is 'overflowing with the most disgraceful assortment of deplorable rubbish imaginable' than he will just love you for thinking of ways to help him simplify his life.
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Organizers For Grinches - Great Gift Ideas For the Messy Grinch
I suppose the Grinch that stole Christmas never thought about how he was going to sort all of the gifts that he had taken. That would have been quite a chore. With these great gift choices, your grinch won't have that problem.
Organize everything but the kitchen sink
Stylish and full of compartments
You're A Crooked Jerky Jockey
Number Ten Great Gift For Grinches
Quite a few grinches are crooked jerky jockies and they ride a 'crooked haus' and that's why gifts for horse loving grinches are so appropriate. My grinch fits into this categories and he can't seem to get enough horse memorabilia. One year I even bought horse decorated paper napkins for him as a stocking stuffer. If your grinch is one of these types, the sky's the limit! These won't help with his riding ability but they make great gifts for crooked jockeys.
Great Gifts For Horse Loving Grinches - Your Crooked Jerky Jockey Will Love These
What your Grinch that Stole Christmas horsing around with his new equestrian inspired gift.
Merry Christmas and Blessing to all Grinches
The Grinch that stole Christmas is timeless. I love my grinch ornament and I love the Grinch That Stole Christmas. After all, he's a reformed guy now. All the best in your journey to find the perfect gifts for your grinch.