One of my goals every Christmas is to try to find unique gifts for people. There is nothing necessarily wrong with buying DVDs or books or things that people have specifically asked for, but it does create a less than thrilling Christmas Day experience.
The way I see it, we all only have so many post-unwrap reactions and expressions at our disposal, and by the time we get into our late 20s, we’ve used them all so often that they are burned into our muscle memory like a jump shot or a golf swing. My goal is to, where possible, get people gifts that will create a genuine reaction of excitement and/or surprise.
The nice thing about having this little corner of the Internet universe at my disposal is that I can share with you some of the more unique, interesting, and relevant gift ideas that I find. I plan to do a few of these posts as the Christmas Day approaches, whenever I find something worthwhile, and we’ll kick it off today with a fun solution for anyone who has ever dreamed of walking out of their house on a cold Winter’s day looking like Zach Galifianakis.
Image source: Imgur
And really, who hasn’t wanted to look like Zach G.?
Even for those of you who do not have a burning desire to look like Zach Galifianakis, but who do like for your face to be warm when dealing with freezing temperatures and knee-buckling wind chills, this product is still a winner.
I present, the beard hat (also known as the beardo).
Now, ironically, I could not find the specific hat pictured above for purchase anywhere. If someone knows where this particular beard hat can be purchased, please drop a link in the comment section. I did, however, find a number of sources where different varieties of the beard hat can be ordered:
- http://www.beardowear.ca/ – I just ordered from this site (you can pay via PayPal or a credit card), so I’ll be able to report back if anything does not go as planned, but I liked the look and price of theirs the best.
- Click for the Etsy search results for “beard hat”. There are over 200 individual results.
- From a Scandinavian website, the “beard cap”.
- For some variations on the above design, here is the U.S.-based beardhead.com.
Note: for the record, I have no relationships with any of these companies, nor am I part of any affiliate programs with them. If you click to visit their website, I get nothing. If you buy a bead hat from any of them, I get nothing. I am posting this simply because I want to share. I tell you this so that you’ll know and because legally I’m supposed to.
Here is a picture of the one I bought from beardowear.ca:
If you have bought one of these, let me know what you think. I think they’re pretty cool. If I still lived in Indiana, I know I’d need one for the next few months. Who do you know who could use one?