2015 Odd News holiday gift guide

By Daniel Uria  |  Dec. 8, 2015 at 1:12 PM
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Black Friday and Cyber Monday have come and gone, meaning the winter holiday season is here and so is gift shopping. The Odd News section saw its fair share of unique, extravagant and just plain odd gifts in 2015.

With the price of the 12 days of Christmas climbing higher than ever, the list below provides 10 other odd gifts to make an impact this holiday season.

A wisdom tooth engagement ring

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The holiday season is a popular time for proposals and this California groom proved that it's the thought that counts by foregoing a diamond in favor of his own wisdom tooth. As Carlee Unger, the woman who received this unique engagement ring, put it "diamonds are overrated" making this the perfect gift for anyone looking to take the next step in their relationship.

Summer at Wizard School

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New World Magischola: A College of Wizardry Larp looks to provide a magical destination for honeymooners, singles or anyone who loves magic. The event offers a lucky group of 160 people to live out their fantasy of attending wizard school for a summer at the University of Richmond.

Anti-Lego slippers

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Those in the child-raising stage of their relationship likely know the pain of stepping on a loose Lego brick in the middle of the night. This year French advertising agency Brand Station looked to rectify this problem by inventing protective Lego slippers.

Music for Cats by David Teie

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For those shopping for a special someone of the feline variety, orchestral cellist David Teie presents Music for Cats. Teie's 40-minute album, designed to appeal specifically for cats, can provide a fresh alternative to Christmas music for any musically inclined felines.

Six-foot long realistic bear sleeping bag

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This lifelike bear sleeping bag, designed by Japanese artist Eiko Ishizawa, is great for anyone looking to connect to animals in a different way. At $2,350 this extravagant, handmade sleeping bag also doubles as a convincing bear costume.

Scrote 'n' tote backpack

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Other realistic looking gifts include these scrotum-shaped Scrote 'n' tote backpacks. The $120 fashion accessory, created by prosthetic makeup artist C.J. Goldman, should be a hit with the practical joker on your Christmas list.

Nude portrait of a Canadian Prime Minister

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This nude portrait of former Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper is a great addition for anyone who enjoys art as much as they do humor. While Frederick Ghahramani payed the hefty price of $20,000 for the work of art by Margaret Sutherland, he has no regrets about his purchase saying, "Every time I see it I burst out laughing."

Golden Kit Kats

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Nestlé Japan's "Sublime Gold Kit Kat" make for a sweet and elegant stocking stuffer. The $16 individually wrapped chocolates are completely edible and covered in real gold.

Selfie spoon

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Cinnamon Toast Crunch provides a clever gift for anyone who loves eating as much as they love themselves with the selfie spoon. A play on the ever popular selfie stick, the spoon includes a remote control allowing people to snap selfies while they eat.

"Nothing" by Cards Against Humainity

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Last and most definitely least is literally nothing, which Cards Against Humanity sold on Black Friday. The sale netted each of the company's employees about $4,185 each and they went on to use it on some gifts for themselves, including gaming consoles, baseball tickets and a gold vibrating massager.

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