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How We Spent Thanksgiving

Nov 29, 2010

Inflating turkeys, for starters!



We hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving, even if it didn’t involve any inflatable turkeys.




The Real Archie McPhee

Nov 15, 2010

Customers often ask us if Archie McPhee is a real person or just a catchy name someone came up with. The answer is that he was indeed a real person:



Click the photo of Archie to read a little history about the man behind the name of our beloved store.




Squirrel Underpants!

Nov 11, 2010




We Bring You Good Things

Nov 8, 2010

It’s hard to believe, but the there’s no denying that the holidays are rapidly approaching. It seems like only yesterday it was hot and sunny outside. Now there’s a distinct chill in the air, there are more leaves on the ground than on the trees, and even Halloween feels like a memory. The beginning of each new month brings a new round of the Archie’s staff members choosing their favorite items. This time of year they aren’t just cool things, but great suggestions for gifts to give both sincerely or for one of our areas of expertise, White Elephant Gift Exchanges.

(If you aren’t familiar with the White Elephant gifts here’s a helpful explanation: Helpful Explanation.)

So, without further ado, here some of our November Employee Picks:



Jeff picked our brand new and impressively large mustache magnet.



For those who enjoy fine art and cool beverages, Steve picked the Ice Screams ice mold.



Shana loves the idea of spiffing up a fridge and fooling one’s friends with our new Refrigerator Upgrade Magnet. Instant ice maker!



And Maika picked the Deep Sea Jellyfish tank because jellyfish don’t have to be real to be hypnotic, soothing, and just plain cool.

If you want to see a whole lot more staff favorites just click here!




Mighty Monkey Nanny

Nov 4, 2010