Here’s a re-post from last year’s Cyber Monday, with an addition on the end. Happy Shopping!
Welcome! If you’re reading this, then the ‘net hasn’t yet crashed from the hordes of internet shoppers.
Now that the turkey-induced coma has worn off, most folks are pulling out their wallets and trying to figure out what to get that special someone for the holidays. I’m here to remind you about the mystery lovers in your life – oh, yes, they are out there. But what to get? What says “I appreciate your odd-but-adorable fascination with murder and mayhem”?
You can start with an earlier post of mine, You Know You’re a Mystery Fan If…, for a few suggestions, such as the “Serial Killer Cleaver Mirror,” or the “Brass Knuckles Meat Tenderizer.” However, let’s expand the selection a bit.
Janet Rudolph’s Mystery Fanfare blog has several wonderful suggestions, including:
The Crime Scene Scarf, great for those chilly nights spent stooping over the latest victim.
Black Hand Gun Soap; now you can “stick ’em up” in the shower. Okay, I see you all snickering over there. I run a clean blog. 😉
Red Herring Games’ Murder Mystery Games blog has additional intriguing ideas, such as:
The “Dead Write” Sticky Note Pad; the recipients of her notes will “get the message.”
Gun-shaped Salt and Pepper Shakers. Now that’s adding some spice to a meal.
Here are some other finds:
For the crafty mystery fan, there’s the Tape Gun:
The oh-so-fashionable Weapon Necktie:
And, finally, there’s the Sherlock Holmes Quotable Thong, from CafePress.com. The Great Detective says: “You see, but you do not observe.” Strategic placement, Mr. Holmes.
So, are you braving Cyber Monday today? See anything here that appeals to you?
It’s Ellen M. Gregg’s turn at Holiday Yum! Check out her oh-so-decadent The Chocolatiest Chocolate Cake Evah. I love her story about how the recipe evolved over time, from the Depression-era to the present. And, oh my goodness, the ganache topping looks crazy-good. I have to try this. Thanks, Ellen!
See you later, and hold onto those credit cards!
36 thoughts on “Cyber Monday for Mystery Lovers”
I went through a serious CSI phase during high school, so that crime scene scarf is right up my alley. And oh my, that Holmes thong… Methinks that it deserves a #pantypeeps shoutout, lol.
I thought EXACTLY the same thing (and tweeted it that way!!) We might have something with that and some other Mundies I came across. Hmmmm….
Ooh, yes, I’d love to see what you’d do with that, Jenny!
LOL, Lena! Totally #pantypeeps. In fact, it’s “Elementary” haha. Thanks for stopping by!
I’m in love with the bathroom decor from your earlier post and notepads here. I’m clearly a mystery fan. Maybe I can get some crime scene tape to use as Christmas ribbon for the gifts. Hmmm.
‘Cause nothing says “peace on earth” like crime scene tape, lol. Love it, Julie!
Oh, you all are a pretty tough bunch over here. I think this could go both ways Kathy. Mysterious or Kinky, take your pick! lol
Sorry, I couldn’t help myself. It must be the people I’ve been hanging around with lately. 🙂
Yeah, Karen, good point. We’re being corrupted, but what fun we’re having!
I love that crime scene scarf–very fun and cute.
My co-writer collects salt and pepper shakers, so I’m going to have to ask if she’s ever seen gun-shaped ones before 🙂
The scarf seems to be a runaway favorite! Thanks for stopping by, Marcy!
LOVE this – what great Xmas ideas for hubby!!!
Long live the #pantypeeps!
You said it, Natalie! #pantypeeps4ever!
I can totally see where some of this stuff could lean towards kinky Karen. LOL Too funny! I love it.
What a fun post!
Thanks so much, Debra! Might as well have fun spending our money, right?
Super-fun post, Kathy!! The notepads are so cute I can’t stand it!!!
Aren’t they? For the gal who has everything. 😉 Thanks for the visit, Georgeanna!
elementary my dear watthong…. oops, I don’t think that’s a direct quote. fun stuff!
ROFL, Rachel! You guys crack me up…oops. 😉
Love this, K.B.! Will definitely share a link in my upcoming gift post.
I went to the actual MALL today—ironic, seeing as I do 90 percent of all shopping online year round. Ha… Hopefully they didn’t charge me extra. 😉
LOL, August, and you lived to tell the tale. Happy shopping!
I love seeing unique gift ideas, Kathy! I want the notepad!
I’d say the notepad is runner-up, just behind the scarf, for favorites today. Although the thong may be the silent fave for some…. So glad you came by, Marcia – thanks!
No Black Friday, No Small Business Saturday, No Cyber Monday shopping for me. Is that bad? Ugh….I need to start buying for Christmas.
Oh, and I love that scarf so much!
You can start dropping hints, Tiffany! Let me know if you get it for Christmas. 🙂
I love these gift ideas. My sister once bought me a journal with a revolver on the cover. LOL. I’ve also dressed up as Mrs. Peacock with the wrench from Clue for Halloween twice now. Mystery lovers are fun, aren’t they? Hope your stocking gets filled with these goodies!
Thanks, Jess, hope you get fun stuff, too! Mrs. Peacock, huh? And I’ve been thinking of you as a “Miss Scarlet” type all this time…
LOL – Love the body outline post it notes. After the ladies comments, I’m not touching the thong with a 10′ po….uh, never mind.
Great post, Kathy. 😉
LOL, Kerry! The game’s afoot, er…a-something-else…
I absolutely LOVE the crime scene tape scarf. I would definitely wear that. (I might even add it to my Christmas list.) Also, love the note pad that looks like its been stabbed by the pen 🙂
Aren’t they cool? I absolutely agree, Marcy! 😀
I love this. I see several things I’m adding to my Wish List. Want me one of them crime scene scarves, for sure.
Cool! Thanks for stopping by, Kass!
I’m all about cyber Monday. I never shop on black Friday. This year I didn’t even shop on cyber Monday, except to order paper from Staples because there’s only 1 ream left at my office. That doesn’t count.
I’m thinking about foregoing Christmas all together this year. There’s no excitement for me for some reason. Perhaps when we get out tree (if we even do) I’ll be more inclined to show some spirit, but it’s so hard to shop when there’s no money. I could bake, but that’d be too much like working.
Okay, enough bah humbug! It’s the post-Thanksgiving duldrums. I’ll be all better next week.
I love your fun gift ideas! I like the gun soaps!
w/a Jansen Schmidt
Hey, Patricia –
You know what? The holidays aren’t about doing a specific thing. If you’re feeling blah, pick something that you know will get you going, even if it’s not the “traditional” form most folks link to the season. Maybe you’re burnt out! What will recharge your batteries? Go with that, and see what happens!
All the best,
Ohhh such great stuff. I love the crime scene scarf and I could have loads of fun with the shower guns. Squeeee…LOL!!!
And those #pantypeeps thongs…stellar!!!!!
Ohhhh so much shopping to do with so little time. 🙂
LOL, Natalie – the scarf is to DIE for! *groan*
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