If there’s one thing we love here at Kards Unlimited more than anything else, it just might be books and literature. And we are far from alone in that! Here’s an overwhelming list of all of the cool literary stuff we have this year!
First up, Harry Potter!
Game of Thrones next!
Books in general are good, too!
Practical literary gifts
Just for fun!
Wearable literature themed t’s!
On the flip side of the Pessimistic Friend, there are also those sunshine-y people who are never down for long. You know, the sun will come out tomorrow type deals. We need them as much as we need anyone, and we want to shower them with happy, optimistic gifts!
If they’re into journaling, may we suggest the Affirmation Ball, Evidence the World is Basically Good: A Logbook for Optimists Journal, Hector and the Search of Happiness, Why You’re Really, Really Awesome Pad, High Five Nifty Notes, Smiley Face soap and You are a Good Person soap.
Do they have a lot of energy? Get them a Rainbow Stunt Streamer. They’re so magical. Don’t Forget a mini Pusheen, and a Glitter Wand!
What about a GIANT PUSHEEN? Qwilly shown for size comparison.
How about some positive Blue Q socks.
Quotable mugs will help you start your days off on a good note!
We all have that person in our lives. You know, the one with the glass half empty, always curmudgeoning about something or other. We love them for their perspective, and we have a ton of great gifts for them! Know an optimist? Get ideas for them here!
Maybe they’re into reading? The Onion: Iconic Covers, Apathy, The Complete Worst Case Scenario Handbook, The Existential Coloring Book, Hate Mail, I Judge You When You Use Poor Grammar, and Unnecessary Quotations.
Maybe they need to just get it all out?Evidence the World is Basically Evil: A Logbook for Pessimists, The Antisocial Network Journal, My Dysfunctions Journal, Hell Passport, and My Pet Peeves Journal.
If they’re into practical gifts, not to worry! Sassy Blue Q Socks, Nihilist Toothpaste, Disappearing Civil Liberties Mug, Seriously? Desk Pad, and WTF Sticky Notes.
Seriously people. Not only is it fun to bust out the colored pencils or crayons, but it is proven to be RELAXING to color. And in the spirit of this new breakthrough, we have a ton of great coloring books to choose from here at Kards Unlimited. We have everything from Manga, to cats, drunk coloring (booze not provided), and quite a few things in between. Here’s a look at a selection of our MOST AWESOME coloring books. Come on dahn to see the rest of em and get em while they’re hot!
Everyone knows someone. In my case, it’s me and ALL of my friends. We love the ponies.
I’m talking, of course, about My Little Pony. This list is mostly for MLP lovers, but it also applies to anyone who loves ponies and unicorns. There are some great gift here! I sure hope you see something wonderful and decide to buy it (for me).
Things to help your friend feel like a unicorn!
Things to keep your friend’s head warm!
Things for Take Your Pony To Work Day!
Things that your friend can wear under their clothes, while still feeling magical inside!
Things your friend can wear LOUD AND PROUD as a PONY!
The rules of ‘for girl’ and ‘for boy’ have changed significantly in the last few years. More and more parents are choosing to raise their children without gender limiting rules. Blue isn’t always for boys anymore, and pink isn’t just for girls.
Unfortunately the world of greeting cards (specifically the BIG classic companies) hasn’t quite caught up. Cards that are red and blue and have fire trucks come with a “boy birthday” header, and the frozen cards with the glitter stickers say “Girl Birthday”. How do you shop for the perfect card when there seem to be gender rules placed on so many of them?
In the interest of helping you, our lovely customers, broaden your selection, here are a few tips on how to shop for greeting cards the gender-free way.
1. Ignore the headers.
Honestly, we get rid of a lot of them anyway. But we do have sections of cards, like our shoebox birthday, that have ‘for him’ and ‘for her’. Look, we leave those headers there so that people don’t get too lost. But there are some hilarious cards in there that you could give to people of both genders. So next time you’re looking for a birthday card for your super fabulous GBFF, take a peek at the ‘for her’ cards. some of them are just labeled that way because they have glitter and sparkles on them. whatever. don’t let those labels control you!
2. Don’t be afraid to edit a card!
So there is one card in particular that gets me every time. It’s a card for a dad that’s like “Thanks for helping to learn how to use a drill and build stuff” (but more poetically) and it says in the card “from your son.” A) I know for sure that I am not the only girl here who would like to thank her parent for teaching me how to use tools. B) Personally I would like to thank my MOTHER for that, because she was the woodworker in the family. So here’s the deal. Some times there will be a card that says the perfect thing in it, but like 2 of the words are wrong. (He instead of She; Son instead of Daughter; Wife instead of Husband; and so on.) So CHANGE the words!!! Get a sticker or maybe just a sharpie and make some edits. because the point of a card is to find one that say the perfect thing for you and your loved one. And sometimes card companies don’t quite get it right.
3. Know your kids when you’re choosing cards!
Or if you don’t, don’t just assume that the little girl in your son’s class that is having a birthday party likes pink tiaras. We have a huge variety of kids cards. Some of them say ‘girl’ and ‘boy’ in or on them, but some of them just have the cast of Cars or Frozen on them. And I know like a million little boys who just love Frozen. If you don’t know the child you’re buying for well enough to know if they like particular animated movies, don’t worry! we have lots of cards that just have cute bears on them or dragons. Boys AND girls like bears and dragons. srsly.
4. Check out new card lines!
You can find hallmark cards anywhere. But we have so many other amazing card lines, like Frantic Meercat, Seltzer, or Ripe! Some of these small card companies have progressed in the gender game far more quickly than the big companies. You can find plenty of cards that are laugh your ass off hilarious, but aren’t gender defined at all. In fact, KU has a few of our own card lines that are just serious fun. We have meme cards, nerd cards, and cards for every holiday under the sun. Some times, the perfect birthday card is something like our Duran Duran day card, or Dr. Seuss day card!
5. When in doubt, check out the blank cards.
We have some absolutely fantastic cards that are blank inside. They don’t try to be a him or her thing. They are just super cute or super sparkly, and just all around goodness. So when the cards with all the words aren’t doing anything for you, find a card with a pretty picture and a short message and then fill up the inside with your own awesome words.
Good luck, everyone! We can change the world one card at a time.
Ok, so granted, not everyone takes pleasure in the simple act of writing by hand. And sure, plenty of people barely ever write anything anymore, preferring (and having the opportunity to) type all the information they need to record. However! A fountain pen, roller ball, or even a high quality ballpoint is a classic congratulatory gift or to mark any special occasion and that’s where KU comes in!
We carry a variety of great pens from several companies and I’d love to tell you all about them! Behold!
Do you spend your days in the cardboard box they call cubicles? Do you know someone with a brand new Adult Job? Well here are some things that you should probably have to fill the tiny space you call ‘office’!
- A beach wall calendar to stare at when you get tired of working.
— A page a day calendar so you can waste 5 minutes a day ripping that page off.
— A mug that you will recognize when your coworker steals it.
— Some hand sanitizer for when you meet the guy who wanks at the water cooler.
— A lunch box that will make you feel like a kid again for 5 minutes so that you forget how old and responsible you are now.
— Snarky file folders to put the stupid office memos in.
— A mouse pad that doubles as a note pad because really you only have so much room in that cubicle.
— Office citations that you can write up…but really shouldn’t actually send to your new coworkers
— A fail button for when you attend your first office meeting. Seriosuly. Use that thing. People will love it.
Happy Job-Having, you adult, you!