19 Nov
2015

Gifts for the literary loving people in your life

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!

J.K Rowling: A Bibliography, Illustrated Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, Assorted Hogwarts House scarves and hats, Harry Potter glasses, and Harry Potter Trivial Pursuit

J.K Rowl­ing: A Bib­li­og­ra­phy, Illus­trat­ed Har­ry Pot­ter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, Assort­ed Hog­warts House scarves and hats, Har­ry Pot­ter glass­es, and Har­ry Pot­ter Triv­ial Pur­suit

A boxed set of the books because WHY NOT

A boxed set of the books because WHY NOT

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Har­ry Pot­ter Char­ac­ter Vault, Hog­warts house ties, and the Hog­warts Library

Game of Thrones next!

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Game of Thrones Risk and Monopoly

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Game of Thrones Orna­ments, and a Dire­wolf mug

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Dan­ger­ous Wom­en, Game of Thrones lunch­box, A Knight of the Sev­en King­doms

Books in gen­er­al are good, too!

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1001 Books to Read Before You Die and CLOTH COVERED BOOKS!

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Lit­er­ary Tat­toos, Shakespeare’s Insults, Nov­el Cure, Nov­el Des­ti­na­tions, Pre­sent­ing Shake­speare 1,000 Posters from Around the World, Best Amer­i­can Short Sto­ries 2015, and Dear Luke We Need to Talk

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Illus­trat­ed Peter Pan, and Illus­trat­ed Secret Gar­den

Prac­ti­cal lit­er­ary gifts

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Poe mug, Jane Austen mug, Von­negut mug, Twain mug, Great­est first lines of lit­er­a­ture mug, and Shakespeare’s insults mug.

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Read a book in one year page a day cal­en­dars, book­marks, per­son­al library kit

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Local­ly made North Ave. can­dles in deli­cious scents

Just for fun!

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All the Shake­speare things!

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Oscar Wilde and Charles Dick­ens Actions fig­ures, Bar Hum­bug bar

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All the Jane Austen things!

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All the Poe things!

Wear­able lit­er­a­ture themed t’s!

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Gifts for your the literary loving people in your life

14 Nov
2015

Gifts for your friend who’s always happy about something

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!

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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.

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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!

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What about a GIANT PUSHEEN? Qwilly shown for size com­par­ison.

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How about some pos­i­tive Blue Q socks.

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Quotable mugs will help you start your days off on a good note!

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13 Nov
2015

Gifts for your friend who’s always on about something

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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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8 Nov
2015

Coloring books aren’t just for kids. NEVER GROW UP!

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!

Zenscapes, Arabesque, Wild Animal, and Peacock Covers 2

 

Manga, Creative Cats, Tattoo Coloring Book, and Tiffany Designs Covers

 

Fairies, Goddesses, King Arthur and Edward Gorey Covers

4 Jul
2015

Gifts for your friend who wants to be a Pony

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!

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Things to keep your friend’s head warm!

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Things for Take Your Pony To Work Day!

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Things that your friend can wear under their clothes, while still feel­ing mag­i­cal inside!

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Things your friend can wear LOUD AND PROUD as a PONY!

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12 May
2015

A gender-free shopping guide for greeting cards!

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.

Just a few cards that could could be for anyone.

Just a few cards that could could be for any­one.

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.

Look at all these awesome things that don't say girl or boy!

Look at all the­se awe­some things that don’t say girl or boy!

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!

Yes. All of these are cards. even that cookie.

Yes. All of the­se are cards. even that cook­ie.

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.

24 Mar
2015

KU’s Great Gift Ideas! Why a pen is the perfect gift!

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!

Roller balls from Acme!  Gorgeous, each one designed by a unique artist, and that space-y one is a commemorative edition in honor of Buzz Aldrin!

Roller balls from Acme! Gor­geous, each one designed by a unique artist, and that space-y one is a com­mem­o­ra­tive edi­tion in hon­or of Buzz Aldrin!

But wait!  Also available: fountain pen conversion kit!  SO cool!

But wait! Also avail­able: foun­tain pen con­ver­sion kit! SO cool!

From Sheaffer!  Roller balls and fountain pens from the Intensity line!

From Sheaf­fer! Roller balls and foun­tain pens from the Inten­si­ty line!

Roller balls and fountain pens from the Prelude line as well!  Look at that classic black lacquer!

Roller balls and foun­tain pens from the Pre­lude line as well! Look at that clas­sic black lac­quer!

Into the slightly more industrial look?  Try the brushed chrome!  Silver and gold trim available!

Into the slight­ly more indus­tri­al look? Try the brushed chrome! Sil­ver and gold trim avail­able!

Feeling fancy?  Go for the all gold.  Classy, classic, and a bunch of other words that start with class.

Feel­ing fan­cy? Go for the all gold. Classy, clas­sic, and a bunch of oth­er words that start with class.

Feeling even fancier?  Like, five star dinner, box seats at the opera, Rolls Royce fancy?  Take the step up to the Sheaffer Legacy.  Yes, it's under glass, so feel free to drool.

Feel­ing even fancier? Like, five star din­ner, box seats at the opera, Rolls Royce fan­cy? Take the step up to the Sheaf­fer Lega­cy. Yes, it’s under glass, so feel free to drool.  Look at that freak­in’ inlaid nib.  Seri­ous­ly, look at it. 

On to the Auroras!  The Ipsilon, in ballpoint and fountain pen varieties!  Available in so many colors!  That orange is so hot!  Literally!

On to the Auro­ras! The Ipsilon, in ball­point and foun­tain pen vari­eties! Avail­able in so many col­ors! That orange is so hot! Lit­er­al­ly!

Even more Ipsilon options!  Plus the giant Talentum!  We have those in pink and yellow too!  (And they're half off right now!  Score!)

Even more Ipsilon options! Plus the giant Tal­en­tum! We have those in pink and yel­low too! (And they’re half off right now! Score!)

Yep, even a fancy option for the Aurora lovers!  The silver is super fetch, you guys.

Yep, even a fan­cy option for the Auro­ra lovers! The sil­ver is super fetch, you guys.

All these, plus ink in bottles and all kinds of cartridges, expert pen advice, and all the enthusiasm (and much more) that you can imagine a person having for pens!  Come down and take a look!

All the­se, plus ink in bot­tles and all kinds of car­tridges, expert pen advice, and all the enthu­si­asm (and much more) that you can imag­ine a per­son hav­ing for pens! Come down and take a look!

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6 Feb
2015

Gifts to give some one with a brand new office job! Or the same old boring office job!

 

 

 

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’!
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- 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!