barnhouse-cards

Most people don’t even read greeting cards.  They scan them like they were trying to get through The Great Gatsby.  Why would you waste five bucks on a card that doesn’t even garner a reaction when you could spend the same amount on one that guarantees it?  Blue Barnhouse creates simple, funny and often inappropriate greeting cards along with other printed products.  (It’s probably the reason the “Get Well/Sympathy” section is, at the moment, completely empty.)  Besides choosing any of their minimalist cards, Blue Barnhouse also offers coasters, t-shirts and other hilariously crass items.  There are, by the way, some cards that are just straight-up funny and could be used a bit more freely.  Give ’em out this holiday season and some people may even overlook the fact that there was no money enclosed.

Pappy-Van-Winkle-Hot-Sauce

Pappy Van Winkle is the name in bourbon. Bottles have sent drinkers on wild goose chases and left others with empty bank accounts. While we can’t help you procure any of that elusive elixir, we can bring a little Pappy into your life in another way. Pappy Van Winkle Hot Sauce is aged in actual Pappy Van Winkle bourbon barrels. The distillery teamed with friends at Midland Ghost to make this flavorful hot sauce, which features the latter’s prized first generation Ghost Peppers. After the sauce was made, it was left to age in barrels that once held Pappy. That means you have a sauce that’s rich, oaky, and full of flavorful heat. Use it on meats, veggies, or, if you’re a special brand of crazy, just drink it straight from the bottle. It’s that good.