Happy New Year (give or take three months), snarklings! I think is is my first (or second) post of the year.
We all want to toss out the old (baggage, friends, body fat) and introduce the new (friends, baggage to be thrown away next year, body fat that will be gained over the year) and these wacky products from my favourite website of ALL TIME.
1. Handheld Body Smell Checker
Odor intensity measuring device
Actually this is a pretty good one. Well. Maybe not as a gift. Unless it’s for someone that you hate but somehow need to buy a gift for them? Stranger things have happened.
Never be caught out again by unpleasant odors with the Tanita Handheld Body Smell Checker, a convenient way to keep a close tab on your personal hygiene. Simply extend the sensor arm and hold the device close to your body in an area of choice and get a reading that measures your odor on a 11-stage scale. The process only takes around ten seconds, during which time Tanita’s ES-100 device analyzes for smell-producing particulate matter. Since it is reading the intensity of smells, you can check not only for bad odors but also perfume or aftershave that is too strong
2. Shell Drink Bottle Case
We might need to take this one for a spin in the Delorean so that Castaway era Tom Hanks can quench his thirst in style.
Carry your drink around with a touch of primitive island lifestyle chic! The visually unique and surprisingly practical Giant Triton Shell Drink Bottle Case is inspired by the titular marine mollusc famous for its massive shell. The cute case has an aluminum coating that insulates the inside, while the softly textured exterior also features a red cord and carabiner that allows you to attach the shell to your belt or bag like a conch for blowing.
3. Talking Animal Ears Tissue Dispenser
…why cry with a regular tissue box dispenser when you can cry in STYLE?
Make reaching for a Kleenex a wholly different kind of experience with this Talking Animal Ears Tissue Dispenser. Takara Tomy Arts has designed this unique item for the popular household brand of Nepia Hana Celeb moisturizing facial tissues (available as an optional extra), which famously feature cute animal faces on the boxes. When you take a tissue, your newly transformed “animal tissue box” will talk to you in Japanese. There are two versions: a rabbit or least weasel, each with different voices and dialogue. The rabbit will comfort you with soothing phrases, while the weasel is more energetic and perks you up.
4. Tissue Box Japanese Police Car
Remote control patrol vehicle toy
AGAIN WITH THE TISSUES?? Am I the only one who just uses the box that they come in? Do I need to manage my time better so that I can take my tissue dispenser game the next level? I need answers? Where’s is Jaaaaa?
There’s an emergency! Call the cops! And they will come whizzing over with Kleenex to rescue the situation. That is, if you have the RC Tissue Box Japanese Police Car. Yet another unique remote control vehicle by Kyosho, the design of the box exterior resembles Japanese police patrol cars. Just take up the controller and start driving your tissue box cop car around the house. Car chases will never be the same again!
5. Sushi Roll Towel Gift Set
Does anyone love sushi THIS much? Just get me a regular towel and go.
The three towels in the Norimaki Sushi Roll Towel Gift Set come in a dry bamboo leaf-style wrapping traditionally used for serving sushi. At first glance, the three “sushi towels” look like norimaki (sushi roll with seaweed), complete with the colorful filling for natto-maki, kappa-maki and tekka-maki rolls. But despite the “bento” lunchbox packaging, these are actually three small towels that would make a great present for someone with a culinary bent.
I’m too lazy to link them, but these items can all be purchased from Japan Trend Shop.