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.
The Throttle Bottle Opener is a pint-sized beer popper that’s more clever than you realize. While its compact size make it ideal for tossing on a keyring, its miniscule build is only one of the benefits here. Outfitted with a powerful rare earth magnet, each Throttle Bottle Opener easily finds its way to your bottle’s cap. Not only that, you can keep it on the fridge so it’s on hand whenever you pull out a cold one. Then, use it with one hand to open that bottle. Clever, tiny, and incredibly useful.