“There is nothing in the world so irresistibly contagious as laughter and good humor.” ~Charles Dickens
Whether you giggle, howl, chortle or maybe even snort, there is no doubt that nothing feels better than an unbridled laugh. Heck, some even say it’s darn good medicine. Beyond the office Secret Santa and Yankee Swap/ White Elephant party, perhaps you might consider the value of wrapping a bit of foodie humor in the stockings you stuff this year. Note: the links in gold (we chose the color gold as we honor every holiday tradition.) Even if you aren’t inclined to make a purchase, who doesn’t appreciate the chance to smile inside?
Although it’s been on the shelves for years, the parody, Fifty Shades of Chicken Cookbook by FL Fowler will not only have you rolling in laughter, but the recipes like “Dripping Thighs” and 49 others will make it possible for you to “dominate dinner.” Being part of of Lori’s epicurean library, she affirms that the recipes and pictures are fabulous. Consider adding Sur La Table’s Pop Up Turkey/Chicken Timer to ensure perfection – how cute is it that the legs pop up when the poultry is steamy hot – aka…done?
What’s red, a condiment obsession to many, and named Bon Appetite’s ingredient of the year in 2010? Sriracha! The “Rooster Sauce” addict in your life,will surely appreciate never having a sriracha-less meal again with a sriracha2go keychain. Be sure to print and include The Oatmeal’s sriracha comic with your gift!
You won’t want to pass on giving the hot tea drinker you know the gift of an adorable Chinese fisherman teabag holder. Besides a chuckle, they will appreciate the note of zen added to their day while they patiently wait for their teabag to steep.
Of course, you can’t ignore the coffee lover – they’ll get a hoot out of a magical, image changing mug while pouring their cup of joe. For the caffeine junkie, the person where life begins only after a serious java infusion, a mug that informs others of their state of consciousness is perfect!
The same person that can’t function before their second cup may also enjoy the convenience of this innovative knife that transfers your own body heat to the blade so that you can easily carve and spread cold butter on your toast.
White Elephant Humor:
Ahh, the season of the ugly sweater… these ugly sweater iced cookies highlight a fashion abomination, but does Harry & David produce a single item that is anything but delicious?
Really, is there a more ridiculous gift than Think Geek’s canned unicorn meat – “unicorns: an excellent source of sparkles. When unicorns have reached the end of their lifespan, they naturally are drawn to Ireland where they are nursed in their old age by the Sisters at Radiant Farms and fattened on a diet of candy corns and Guiness.”
Categorizing this next item was a challenge – does an anti-left lunch bag fit into spoof or practical humor? Possibly the answer simply depends on the user. Along with ensuring your lunch hasn’t been snagged by someone in your office, the “accoutrements made with love” sandwich bags are sure to beget a laugh.
The piece de resistance of foodie white elephant gifts is a mail service where you can ship your friends bacon or enemies glitter. Literally, you can anonymously ship a glitter grenade that is guaranteed to go everywhere or if it’s a friend, send them gourmet bacon and it’s not your grocery store variety; rather this stuff is thick cut, hand rubbed with dry-cure spices and then slow smoked for serious artisanal flavor.
With the hustle and bustle of the holiday season and coinciding stress, we hope you enjoyed our light hearted gift! Also, we encourage you to treat yourself to a bit of homemade and delicious that is effortlessly prepared like Amici’s Baked Spaghetti! Leave the work to us!