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Dave Barry’s 2012 Holiday Gift Guide

Nov 25, 2012

This year Dave Barry chose five of our items for his 2012 Gift Guide.

He selected the Squirrel Mask, Inflatable Unicorn Horn for Cats, Inflatable Unicorn Horn for Humans, Chicken Mask, and the Emergency Underpants Dispenser.

Here’s what he had to say about the kitty horn:

Do you have cat lovers on your holiday list? If so, here’s a gift that is sure to make them say: “What?” It’s an Inflatable Unicorn Horn for Cats“. And if you know anything about cats, you know how much they, as a species, enjoy being dressed up as mythical figures. To use this horn, you simply blow it up and attach it to your cat’s head with elastic straps. Then it’s time to sit back and enjoy the ensuing hilarity for several lighthearted nanoseconds. And then it’s time to go to the emergency room.

And here’s what he said about the Squirrel and Chicken masks:

Have you ever found yourself in a meeting at work when you wanted to fall asleep, or make faces at other meeting participants, but you can’t because you need to remain employed? If so, you, or some employed person on your holiday gift list, could definitely use one of these masks. These are large rubber masks that cover your entire head. You can see out, sort of, through the eye holes, but nobody can see in. So you (italics) appear (end italics) to be an attentive, interested, meeting-attending squirrel or chicken, no matter what you are actually doing with your face in there.

FACT: Many airline pilots wear these on international flights.

Click here to read the whole article!

Then come on over and get started on your holiday shopping!

Photos by Bob Eighmie/Miami Herald/MCT




Thanksgiving preparedness

Nov 19, 2012

Thanksgiving is just a few days away. Have you stocked up on all the necessities?

We want to help make your Thanksgiving dinner memorable. That’s why the Archie McPhee store is stocked with all the hilarious trimmings.

For example, the Clumsy Cook Turkey Mask makes it look like you have a raw turkey stuck on your head:

The Inflatable Turkey is the perfect placeholder while your turkey is still in the oven:

Set out a bowl of Thanksgiving Gumballs for everyone to enjoy. The tins of pumpkin, cranberry and turkey flavored gum also make a perfect place setting decoration that each of your guests can take home and enjoy:

This is a very special time of year. Families are gathering to feast, celebrate and reflect. Remember, if people are laughing, they won’t be arguing about politics!




Unite your holiday festivities with the Santa Dreidel

Nov 12, 2012

The winter holidays are approaching, but they aren’t as well-defined as they used to be. This year don’t stress yourself trying to choose between celebrating Hanukkah or Christmas. Let’s all get together and celebrate Chrismukkah instead! The wooden Santa Dreidel is a cheerful and charmingly misguided way to mark both occasions and make merry with friends and family.

(Click here if you aren’t sure how to play the dreidel game.)




A very meaty Halloween

Nov 3, 2012

Archie McPhee’s Halloween Butcher Shop of Horrors was a bloody success:

We loved Dan’l’s Slicey the Pig Dashboard Wiggler Halloween costume so much that we were inspired to recreate the famous GIF:

We hope you enjoyed Halloween as much as we did.