If you're present buying for someone who is practically impossible to buy for, thisiswhyimbroke.com (This Is Why I'm Broke .com) is a must visit. It lists thousands of the weirdest and strangest, but often coolest things you can buy online.
You'll pass hours just browsing the homepage before you even begin to filter down to find what you're looking for.
Some of the stuff is cheap and cheerful, others are ridiculously expensive and a select few (see bottom of page) beg the question WHYYYYY?!? Here's just a sample of what we found:
Greet guests with a harmonious tune upon their arrival to your humble abode with the guitar doorbell. An authentic guitar hangs above the door and sits ready to serenade guests with a melodious tune every time the door is opened or closed. WE're pretty sure Dave Moore already has one of these. €110
Bring the majesty and beauty of the heavens to your home with the starfield simulation light. An ideal gift for astronomy enthusiasts, this small gadget features a rotating base that projects a map of the stars onto the walls for an accurate and in depth look at the cosmos. Fascinating! €22
This, we think is actually really cool! Create a one of a kind lighting effect in your home with a recycled bicycle parts chandelier. These recycled bike parts prove they’re far from retired as they come together to form a one a kind lighting fixture. Unfortunately there was no price available...
Turn your home into a certified fun-house in one easy step using the stair slide ride conversion kit. The kit works on most conventional staircases and sets up easily – so the kids can have hours of bone breaking fun while your neighbours call child services on you. €75
Behold the 370 inch television – it has been described as the greatest achievement in the history of man, possibly an over-statement but it's pretty cool nonetheless. With 370 inches of pure 4K high definition bliss, you’ll be able to watch the blades of grass in Gleneagles twistling in the wind as if you were on the fairways at the Ryder Cup yourself. Except for the price you'd have to pay for it you could just be there watching from the partners lounge on the 18th green. €1,300,000. (yes, €1.3 million!)
Whether you're a coffee drinker or you just love the smell of it freshly brewed, you can ensure you get the day started off on the right foot with the coffee brewing alarm clock. Every day you’ll awaken to the glorious aroma of roasted beans being freshly brewed into a piping hot cup of coffee to get your day going. €380
Kill some time the old fashioned way with the Where’s Wally t-shirt. €20
This is actually fairly handy. Keep your headphones handy using the earbuds tethering necklace. €12
DIY lovers, you'll love this! Revamp the inside of your home by using the printed roller to create intricate designs. The roller’s innovative design makes creating lively and intricately detailed patterns on your wall easy-peasy. €35
Create a calming candle-lit environment without running the risk of starting an actual fire with the fire light bulb. This unique bulb replicates an antique design that results in emission of a distinct golden glow perfect for achieving a turn of the century look. €18
Now this is where it starts to get a bit stranger. This is a romaine lettuce head umbrella. It's compact and lightweight and comes with an amusing lettuce graphic that creates the illusion that you’re toting around an actual lettuce head. Whatever you're into... and it's not cheap! €45
Accelerate your quest to lure men in under your spell by heading out at the weekend wearing the hypnotizing light up LED bra. This eye-catching garment claims to provides a comfortable fit while providing everyone else with a jaw-dropping view of your personal light show. €40
Relive your arcade days from the comfort of home with the iPad arcade cabinet. This mini cabinet features a cool retro design and includes everything you need to game like in the old days with a joystick, two red buttons, and a slot to insert coins. €35
Pushing the boundaries of weird yet again.... You can give your tiny rodent the gift of flight when you outfit him with the steampunk winged guinea pig armor. This custom armor is designed to comfortably fit your guinea pig while a pair of graceful leather and brass wings majestically spread above. Possibly more expensive than the guinea pig himself. €65
Build yourself the ultimate snack using the edible chocolate LEGO bricks. These bite-sized LEGOs come in a variety of delicious chocolates and can be interlocked with one another, allowing you to unleash your imagination and create some delicious art. (No price available)
JUST IN CASE! Ensure your survival after society collapses by supplying yourself with apocalypse survival seeds. If hunting is not an option, these survival seeds will help you cultivate a vast bounty of home grown goods to nurse the human population back to life. And it claims to revive humanity for just €22
Answer nature’s call with some nature of your own by using the the camouflage toilet paper. The entire 100 foot roll comes decked out with a detailed camouflage design that’s made to handle whatever bodily substance comes its way... strangely functional. €7
Photoshopping Nicolas Cages face on things has become so popular, you can buy a Mona Nicolas Lisa Cage iPhone cover. It features a hard impact-resistant body that will last longer than Cage’s spotless movie career. €15
The cheapest of the items we came across. Described as the pinnacle of modern fireworks technology, this pooping dog firework gets going once his wick is lit. Fido grits his teeth and unleashes an explosive dump of epic proportions. Get yours for only 50c.
In keeping with the pooping firework above, here's some dog poo soap! Despite its off putting and realistic appearance, this novelty soap claims to smell delightfully of chocolate and caramel. €6
And finally, the WHY OH WHY of everything we've seen so far, the stained underwear wallet! Keep your valuables hidden where nobody would want to look. These tighty whiteys allow you to keep your valuables in plain sight, while ensuring no one would dare touch them. €12
Browse them all and more at www.thisiswhyimbroke.com