A Reason To Smile
We all have clean freaks in our lives. There’s something admirable but totally jealousy-inducing about a spotless home that’s impeccably organized. Give the clean freak you love a smile with a funny gift this holiday season.
The clean freak keeps a neat desk space, with a place for everything and everything in its place. At first glance, this small desktop organizer looks like a little piece of modern art. The Butt Station desk organizer (BaronBob, $15) is cheeky without being too gross. It's sure to put a smile on the neat freak's face every time she reaches for a pen or a piece of tape. Pick one up in this season's trendy orange.
Despite the germ-killing power of the dishwasher, a neat freak can get a little anal retentive about sharing glassware. Being a little too organized doesn't mean having to skimp on style. These one-of-a-kind glasses (Uncommon Goods, $12) can be customized for every member of the family. Give the parents and each child their own special drinking glasses decorated with minimalist art. This is a much more fashionable alternative to those stickers on the back of the mini-van.
If you use bar soap, it's probably crossed your mind that the soap is used, well, everywhere. Give a clean freak the giggles with this two-sided soap labeled "butt" and "face," for helpful washing. Perfect for a stocking stuffer, Butt Face bar soap (BaronBob, $6) is naughty but not much worse than what you'd find in your child's Captain Underpants novels. Pick up a few so you can surprise your out-of-town guests with silly soap next time they drop by.
Part of being a clean freak is being seriously punctual. Give her a playful reminder to relax and ignore the ticking of the clock with the Whatever wall clock (Perpetual Kid, $26). The clock keeps time accurately, but features a silly cascade of numbers sliding away. Let a few minutes or more slip by without worrying about what time it is or what's next on the to-do list.
Salt and pepper shaker
Does her kitchen look like no one's ever cooked in it? Give her a salt and pepper shaker that looks like half an avocado's been left out on the counter. This functioning, adorable salt and pepper shaker set (Uncommon Goods, $45) resembles a cut fruit because it's cast from an actual avocado. No two are the same. This gift will make the neat freak grin, but it'll also stand the test of time as an art piece in her spotless kitchen.
Very few things get a clean freak riled up like a pest invasion. This adorable, petite bug stamp allows ants to come marching in without anyone having to call the exterminator. Perfect for decorating notes or putting a playful touch on stationery, this custom-made ant stamp (Wit & Whistle, $7) is a great way to let bugs in without getting anyone itchy.
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