Worldwide Fred has dreamt up another wacky solution to your insignificant problems. Borrow My Pen? ($8) would have come in handy (no pun intended) in college, or any school for that matter. You remember how classmates ask to borrow a pen and never return them? Here's how to stop pen theft in its tracks. Offer your unprepared friends one of these ballpoints with subversive taglines like "Springfield Sexual Addiction Center," "Electrolysis Is Us: The First Name in Unwanted Hair Removal," "Van Nuys Center For Cosmetic Surgery: Specializing in Difficult Gender Reassignments," etc. Pretty hilarious, huh? Just be sure not to use these when signing a mortgage in front of your co-op board.
You've probably seen various wine tags/charms that help you determine which wine glass is yours, but have you ever seen beer bands? These simple reusable bands, which come in packs of 12, stretch to fit around beer bottles. Now you'll never have to question whose beer is whose. There are four varieties to choose from: drunk terms, designated driver (2 driver bands and 10 drunk ones), personalities and mine. Each set of 12 is available for $6.49. Pretty cute, but I have a feeling my drunk friends would accidentally throw theirs out in the trash!
All week I've been talking about how to register for fancy dinnerware and flatware, but what if you just want something cheap and fun? Well hey I've got just the thing for you. Check out the Snap-a-Party from Fred. Okay, so it's not exactly the sort of fine china that will last you years and years, and you probably can't register for it anywhere, but it's definitely fun. The Snap-A-Party makes me think of those little bits and pieces from toys or model planes. It comes complete with a knife, fork, spoon, plate, chopsticks, toothpick and (this one sort of baffles me) a napkin ring. They're packed 4 to a pack (it is after all snap-a-PARTY, not snap-a-solo-outing) and come in 4 colors.