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Friday Bargain Bin Presents: Presents


Monogrammed Folded Book Sculpture, $35
You could order four and make an SMDH sculpture.


Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate on a Stick, $9.95 (was $16)
Salted Caramel and Belgian Chocolate are all that's left, but what else do you need?


Deco Trinket Bracelet, $29.95 (was $58)
This, on the other hand, comes in three more flavors.

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Jack Spade "Cheddar" Wallet, $62 (was $95)
A salesman here once said that If you're past the joking stage in your relationship, their anchor wallet is a symbol that the carrier is in a committed relationship. You could just gift it to someone without telling them that and then hope they never go into Jack Spade find out you're basically married?


Digby & Iona Stump Ring, $170 plus free engraving (usually $40) with code "VDAY."
Aaron Ruff, the man behind this line, says he'll work through the weekend to be sure you get yours in time for Valentine's day. Engraving is also free with that code on the Rough Hewn Necklace and the Stump Necklace.


Hip Hop Legends Poster, $9.99 (was $19)
Let's see how many we can name.


Two Lobster Pot Pies With Heart, $35.99 (were $42.95)
Yes, this is a lot for two pot pies, but not a lot for an impressive gourmet dinner for two. Add a salad and a bottle of wine and you are totally gonna make out for less than $50. They say it'll get there in time! Where this while you pretend to cook:


Cosmos Jumpsuit, $99.95 (waas $188)
You think jumpsuits are hideous? SAY IT TO MY FACE.


Lisa Frank Thank You Notes, $3.99 (were $14)
Never forget!



118 Comments / Post A Comment

Ophelia

I want to wear a jumpsuit SO BAD, but every. single. one. I've tried on is too short from shoulder to crotch, which is not particularly flattering. Sigh.

iceberg

@Ophelia samesies, my long torso / short legs SUCKS for one-piece stuff. My inner Beyonce is so sad!

parallel-lines

@iceberg Yeah Long torso + jumpsuit = coochie cutter

olivebee

@iceberg Joining the club. I actually really like the way some (sophisticated) jumpsuits look, but my long torso ruins it every time.

crango

@iceberg UGH that is my problem too! Every jumpsuit I have tried on makes me look like a trendy mechanic

iknowright

@Ophelia I have never tried on a jumper, but I have the same issue with onesies! Having to wear bedtime separates to be warm and cozy in the winter just isn't as fun.

Ophelia

@iceberg I just have a long everything? Basically, I need them to make a jumpsuit for the Na'vi.

Derbel McDillet

@Ophelia My feeling on jumpsuits is that if they do that if they make a model's body look like that, then they really have no business anywhere near my person.

crocuta

@Ophelia I am 5'11", there is no jumpsuit anywhere in the world that is not too short in the torso AND too short in the leg for me.

allendaniel

this is nasti :D@a

fondue with cheddar

Cheddar wallet! I might need it because
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Also, HOT CHOCOLATE ON A STICK. I can't drink the powdered stuff. I think I need that, too.

RK Fire

@fondue with cheddar How great would it be if it had a marshmellow on top of the hunk of chocolate? Or maybe marshmellow bits that could detach from the stick upon getting wet.

fondue with cheddar

@RK Fire I'll tell you how great it would be. It would be all of the great.

RK Fire

@fondue with cheddar I think so, especially if the marshmellows immediately disperse upon contact with liquid, like how I'm visualizing it. I almost used the word "deploy" earlier, as if they were little delicious ships.

iceberg

@RK Fire DEPLOY MARSHMALLOWS! pewpewpew

fondue with cheddar

@RK Fire WOW. Little puffs of melty marshmallow goodness. That is amazing.

fondue with cheddar

@iceberg SUGAR IN THE HOLE!!!

iceberg

@fondue with cheddar in the (pie)hole ;)

fondue with cheddar

@iceberg WAIT THERE'S PIE IN THIS HOT CHOCOLATE NOW? You're killing me.

Lorelei@twitter

@professionalmess was definitely coming down here to say I'd seen hot chocolate on a stick on Pinterest

RK Fire

@professionalmess I'm going to! I think I might try adding some spices and doing mexican or chai-inspired hot chocolate variations.

I swear that I will make holiday gifts this year, and this will be it!

...

Shit, maybe I'll just make these for my office for my birthday. I don't like having everyone stare at me at office parties, but I do enjoy sharing delicious things.

Hellcat

@fondue with cheddar Regarding marshmallows: I want to roast one over the burner on the gas stove. The BF says I should not. But why should I not? Who's in the right here?

professionalmess

@Hellcat I have had this same argument. I'm on your side, but you should try it and let us know what happens. In defense of my position,I think I saw someone do it on Chopped once.

Elizabeth Robichaud@twitter

@Hellcat This is doable. I've brought the fixings for s'mores to a few potlucks and roasting marshmallows over a burner isn't an issue as long as you properly skewer the 'mallow and rotate constantly to avoid dropping delicious melted marshmallow goo.

Hellcat

@Elizabeth Robichaud@twitter I'ma do it right now--he's up in his hidey-hole room (probably Playstationing and not unpacking; he seems to have "plateaued" in that regard--don't think I don't know that!). Then I will take a picture and out it on his Facebook with a caption that says, "Ha, sucker!"

RosemaryF

Jane, Jumpsuits are hideous on 99.99% of the population.

Nicole Cliffe

@RosemaryF Ah, but on the .01...

meetapossum

@RosemaryF Yuuuup. And 100% of the people I see wearing jumpsuits (or jumpers!) look bad in them. Including my friends. Sorry I'm not sorry!

Lisa Frank

@RosemaryF I think they only look good on retired ballerinas who are still fit. See also: snoods, caftans.

hallelujah

@Lisa Frank You'll pry caftans out of my cold, dead, chubby hands!

parallel-lines

@meetapossum You have to be ridiculously proportionate to wear one. And skinny. Skinny definitely helps things out a lot.

meetapossum

@parallel-lines You have to be all those things AND have a perfect ass, otherwise it looks like you're wearing a diaper.

I'm Right on Top of that, Rose

@RosemaryF My concern with jumpsuits is going to the restroom. Does one have to strip down to pee? Are there butt flaps like on full pajamas? How does this work?

BosomBuddy

@meetapossum Absolutely none of this is going to stop me from one day wearing a jumpsuit. Sorry I'm not sorry, too!

meetapossum

@I'm Right on Top of that, Rose Hahaha, that is a constant complaint I bring up when I'm ranting about them. "You have to get NAKED to go to the bathroom!!"

@BosomBuddy Good luck!

RosemaryF

@Nicole Cliffe Well, I did have to account for the unicorn* of the jumpsuit world.

*Never actually seen anyone who looks good in them, but people tell me they exist.

Ophelia

@hallelujah I'll help you hang onto those caftans, TYVM.

Reginal T. Squirge

Nelly is lookin' mighty out of place on that poster.

Also... I can't place a few of those faces and it's driving me NUTS!

Amphora

@Reginal T. Squirge Me too! Specifically top right and top left.

Reginal T. Squirge

Top right = Rakim
Top left = Pharrell (Pha-real)

hallelujah

Is that Juvenile in the sunglasses? I really hope so.

Reginal T. Squirge

Pretty sure that's supposed to be Puffy.

hallelujah

@Reginal T. Squirge Really? Did Puff every wear do rags? (doorags? du-rags? I never know how to spell it out)

Reginal T. Squirge

Did Puffy ever wear do rags!? Surely, you jest.

hallelujah

@Reginal T. Squirge :( my Diddy card is hereby revoked

Reginal T. Squirge

I also do birthday parties and bar mitzvahs.

OhMyGoshYouGuys

I consider myself fairly health conscious, but I'm certain I could put away both lobster pot pies washed down with hot chocolate on a stick.

Bittersweet

@OhMyGoshYouGuys Your comment is even more wicked awesome when you read with a Boston accent.

OhMyGoshYouGuys

@Bittersweet Lahbstah and chawklit

Ophelia

@OhMyGoshYouGuys Pawt pies.

Amphora

Why is LL Cool J on there circa Serious Dude with Glasses phase instead of circa Mama Said Knock You Out phase??

Reginal T. Squirge

Which phase is he in now? Botox phase?

Rookie (not the magazine) (not that there's anything wrong with that)

@Reginal T. Squirge First Ice-T on SVU, now LL on NCIS:LA...

There should really be a term for once-kickass rappers who are now on cop shows with a lot of letters.

I'm Right on Top of that, Rose

I want that stump ring sooooo badly.

Hellcat

@I'm Right on Top of that, Rose Me too, and it won't let me Pinterest it so that I don't forget about it later [while hoping my BF checks out my Pinterest and then buys it for me].

sophi

@Hellcat I have a pinterest board just of jewelry for the express purpose of passing along to my hypothetical boyfriend some day. I'm just really picky about it!

Hellcat

@sophi It's strange--I like jewelry a lot, particularly rings (and lots vintage stuff that I can't afford) and wear it all the time, but I wouldn't call myself a "jewelry person." And like tons of people here on the 'Pin, I am not really a "guys should give this type of gift" person either (like, if you want to send flowers, you go ahead; if you're a bit broke that week, just one gas-station rose is capable of sending the same message, so no worries)...

BUT! I admit that I would really like to have something to wear every day that my BF gave me--necklace, bracelet, whatever, but especially ring because that's what I prefer jewelry-wise. Nothing wildly expensive or showy (but preferably also not a crappy mental that discolors my finger or gets funky when I wash my hands approximately 650 times a day), just something he saw and thought I would like. Hence some of the stuff on my Pinterest, including...

THIS FABULOUS CAT RING!

HeckYes

FYI: West Elm has some neato things on super-sale. I bought a squirrel cookie jar and a plate with a seal on it (like, the animal, not the wax thing) for <$20. Plus free shipping!

RK Fire

@HeckYes I am currently considering massive apartment rearrangements and remembering West Elm has made me much happier.

Please don't buy the rugs I want

Theda Baranowski

@HeckYes Is their bedding still on sale? Because two weeks ago I was having daydreams about living a life where sky blue organic duvet covers with pickups (constructed, mind you, by artisans in India by hand) were an utterly sensible decision.

This would be a life without Emperor Dominick aka Fuck You Bitch I Do What I Want and a life in which I did not eat burritos on the bed.

collier

@RK Fire WEST ELM. I have bought so, so much stuff from them over the last 5-6 years, and I still love all of it. Though if we're talking furniture, I have to put in a word for Industry West, because their Reve dining table is pretty much the greatest thing in the universe. Galvanized, gloss-lacquered, SHIMMERY, AMAZING. I would *wear* that fucking thing if I could

HeckYes

@Theda Baranowski Looks like the bedding is still on sale! I got a duvet cover from there for Christmas and it is so pretty - I highly recommend them! I've washed it a bunch of times already, too, and it's still looking nice, so I imagine that any burrito juices would come out in the wash.

Theda Baranowski

@HeckYes Oh and they have the amethyst back in stock. Damn. Decisions.

iceberg

no Hov? No Yeezy? No TI? or am I just not seeing them?

hallelujah

@iceberg Hov is in the bottom right corner above Aaliyah. Took me a minute too. I'm also very saddened by a lack of Birdman (brrrrr!)

iceberg

@hallelujah Oh thanks! I THOUGHT that might be him. Didn't pick that as Aaliyah but I see it now.

Reginal T. Squirge

Seems like it was made right after 50 Cent blew but right before Kanye and T.I. did. So... 2003? Early 2004?

LlamaLlama

@Reginal T. Squirge I thought that was Tyler the Creator in the cap next to Mary and then Kanye white drapey hood? But no TI is kinda a bummer. Unless Pharell is TI? But lack of Little Wayne would seem to support your theory. So who is Tyler, then?

Reginal T. Squirge

The two guys in caps next to Mary J. Blige are KRS-One and Scott LaRock.

NeverOddOrEven

The reviews on those bracelets are a damn shame. They look amazing.

DoMark

Who is the woman on the bottom right? She looks like a Real Doll.

Reginal T. Squirge

Left Eye! How DARE you!?

She kinda does, though...

DoMark

@Reginal T. Squirge Does this mean that my TLC card is hereby revoked?

Reginal T. Squirge

I think that the shame you feel is punishment enough.

DoMark

@Reginal T. Squirge Oh good, it would have been difficult to get through the weekend without it. And who knows, it might have meant that I lost my Left-Eye-Like taste for revenge, which is crucial to my whole existence.

olivebee

Oooh those Lisa Frank cards remind me of elementary school Valentine's Day parties. Probably my favorite thing to do for school all year was spend days making the best/coolest/cleverest Valentine box that would put other kids' Valentine boxes to shame. My favorite one was third grade: an authentic, to-scale baseball diamond with the slot for cards at home base. It even had little 3D baseball players.

NeverOddOrEven

@olivebee
I think it was fourth grade that a classmate made his a pig. So he could slaughter it to get the valentines.
But, not in a creepy way? It was super cool. To fourth grade me.

Nicole Cliffe

Just once I want someone to buy literally everything from Bargain Bin and take a pic of themselves eating chocolate-on-a-stick in a jumpsuit wearing a ring and a bracelet in front of a bunch of hip-hop legends while their excited friends open their gifts. Volunteers?

Beatrix Kiddo

@Nicole Cliffe If someone else pays for it, I'll combine everything from Bargain Bin and take a picture, short torso be damned.

frigwiggin

@Nicole Cliffe

Gary and Elaine will do it! Gary and Elaine will always do it.

pterodactgirl

So who is this AR paired with the lovely EZ in the alt-text on that stump ring? Eh?

NeverOddOrEven

@pterodactgirl
The designer. He's a babe and she was a bit smitten when she interviewed him.

pterodactgirl

@NeverOddOrEven Oh yes, I remember the interview now. On second thought, reading the caption more closely might have answered my question.

And get it, Edith, get it.

melis

I will NEVER not laugh at "smh" or "smdh" because I will always, always read it as "suck my hand" and I'm always like, "No, suck your hand!!!!" in my head

null

Here's how I did:

Pharrell, 50 Cent, Xzibit or Gza?, Rakim
Missy, Eminem, Nelly, Lauryn, Puff
Yasiin Bey, LL, Biggie, M.E.T.H.O.D. MANNN, ????
Mary, KRS-One, ????, Snoop, De La Soul
Jay Z, Nas, Slick Rick, Dre, ????
Aaliyah (o..k...), 2Pac, Run DMC, ????

Someone above thought Puffy was Juvenile, but I was thinking they meant the dude below Puffy, who DOES look a lot like Juvenile. Nas looks more like The Game to me and I would've gone with that except then there would be no Nas, which, what kind of hip hop legends poster would that be? THE WORST KIND.

hallelujah

@ghostfacehugger Nas does look a lot like the Game. Also, De La Soul looks like Shaq.

OhMarie

@ghostfacehugger I wish I could give you one thumbs up for this comment and another one for the combo pack of comment and username

Reginal T. Squirge

I know I shouldn't be doing this (for a lot of reasons), but...

Top row: It's not Xzibit nor GZA. It's a LONS-era Busta
Third row from top: I don't know who that is either!
Fourth row from top: That's Scott LaRock next to KRS.
Second row from bottom: That's Left Eye next to Dre.
Bottom row: Also don't know who that is.

Thanks for pointing out Nas. I couldn't figure that one out.

Amphora

@Reginal T. Squirge @ghostfacehugger Ice Cube next to Biggie below Method Man. And I think bottom right might be ODB? Cause if not, then WHERE IS ODB?

Reginal T. Squirge

Nah, the man you think is Cube is Maceo (De La's DJ). I wanna say that the bottom right guy is J Dilla but I can't call it.

null

Busta! Of course. I guess with Left Eye the artist was just like, "weird hair, got it" and the result was this half-hearted troll doll mess. Also, Pharrell is a good looking guy and all, but he got quite the smoldering depiction in this poster. Stop looking at me like that, Drawing Pharrell! *fans self*

null

I would really like to see Edith's interpretation of this poster. I'm thinking fine art format, but an MS Paint rendering would be equally appreciated.

garseeyalater

@Reginal T. Squirge I think it's J dilla. Like, 97.5% positive. The head band/beanie is throwing me off.

Jane Marie

@Reginal T. Squirge third row: big l? it's not quiiiite right, but closer than e40.

Reginal T. Squirge

Nah, Big L is much skinnier than that, right?

Don't even get me started on the exclusion of Big Pun, though...

Jane Marie

@Reginal T. Squirge hahahah... oh and sometimes g rap wears those glasses! and so does guru.i blame the artist.

Reginal T. Squirge

Totally could be G Rap. That's the closest I can imagine right now.

garseeyalater

Gimme those Lisa Frank Cards. And these shoes: http://edithelks.files.wordpress.com/2012/05/colour1.jpg

Megasus

Aw, I'm actually slightly sad I don't have a bf I can buy that Cheddar wallet for.

Amphora

@Megano! I really wanna buy it for my husband who has a birthday in a couple weeks AND needs a new wallet, but he isn't so receptive to my obsession with gag gifts (my family's favorite target is my uncle, who is the kind of straight man who has been replacing the exact same pair of shoes from the exact same store for the past 40 years).

Hellcat

The comma on the card is bugging me.

VerityStandingStill

@Hellcat the "*Where* this while you pretend to cook" is bugging me way more than that comma.

Hellcat

@VerityStandingStill Ehhh, I'm OK with it as I know it's a typo; it happens. But the card had to be seen by many before going to print and this kills me dead!

VerityStandingStill

@Hellcat True. I used to have a boss that began every email with "Hi, VerityStandingStill," and that comma bugged me, mostly because the rest of her email was usually very informal. I mean, I know it's technically appropriate, but really only for writing dialogue, right?

Now I'm thinking about Celebrity Homonym. RIP, 30Rock.

Hellcat

@VerityStandingStill Everyone's got their "things" with this stuff. Probably because I copy edit for a living, I feel like I can easily tell a typo from a different kind of mistake. And then there are things that other editors lose their collective shit about something else, while I don't care (I mean, I'd correct it but not feel one way or the other about it as I did so). For instance, for some reason, I hate, hate, hate when someone writes "because" as just "cause" (without the apostrophe; with it, I don't care)--it drives me bats. I have no idea why that in particular but, oh my goodness, the irrational feelings.

VerityStandingStill

@Hellcat If you don't mind my asking, how does one become a copy editor? It's something I've always been interested in, but assumed you can't break into unless you have an English degree or some other writing street cred. Not sure whether or not you consider editing to be a field one "breaks into"... am I an idiot?

Hellcat

@VerityStandingStill No, no--you're not an idiot! It's been a long, long time since I was in school but as far as I know, there's still no degree or even a major for it, and I don't hold a college degree of any kind. My current job kind of fell into my lap; I already worked at the place (which is a retail business, not any type of publisher) in an admin assistant job but then moved into web-content editing, then into started doing the editorial work for all the print stuff too. It's not my first editorial job, but it's the one I've been at the longest. I also do various types of freelance work (which I feel is difficult to find, though I haven't been seriously busting my ass lately to do so). So, in my experience for the most part, it's a lot of convincing people to believe you know more than they do about how things should be said, and that you're good at making sure details are perfect and catching errors. In one way, being at a place that is not an actual publisher is good. But in another way, it often makes it that much harder to communicate why something should or shouldn't be worded a certain way, and people outside of the official publishing world do not like being told they don't quite get their native language, even if you're doing it in a nice (enough) way!

Also, once you tell someone you copy edit for a living, you are almost 100% guaranteed to make a silly error in something you've typed and you'll find that people get positively gleeful at best and smug at worst should they find it!

VerityStandingStill

@Hellcat Thanks for sharing your path. My friends all send me sentences they can't quite get right to fix. And they already fill with glee when they catch me making a silly error. It happens!

Hellcat

@VerityStandingStill No problem. And I, in fact, send sentences to my friends too--usually another editor but sometimes others, just to see if a person who has no context or back story is able to "get it" easily.

polka dots vs stripes

I NEED those Lisa Frank cards, as does my sister, but I do not need to pay $10 shipping (and therefore a total of $20) for them.

So, we'll keep dreaming.

mucico

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I like presents a lot and my boyfriend recently surprised me with one of those beautiful rose gold engagement rings. I use to buy presents for him too and the present that he enjoyed most was a tea cup with our photo on it.

ronpaul

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