Ridiculous Retail Therapy: 35+ Of The Weirdest Items That Made It Home

By Aileen D

Hey there, fellow quirky souls! Let’s talk about embracing our wonderfully weird selves and celebrating the oddities that make us unique. We’ve all got our idiosyncrasies, those little quirks that set us apart from the crowd. But you know what? That’s what makes life interesting! So, how can we revel in our eccentricities?

Well, how about owning a collector’s item that resonates with your passions? Whether it’s vintage comic books, bizarre action figures, or an assortment of quirky teapots, proudly display these treasures! And have you heard about the big beanbag you can wear?

Oh yes, it’s a real thing! Picture yourself strolling down the street, cozy and stylish, nestled in a wearable beanbag. Embracing our weirdness isn’t just about collecting unusual items; it’s about being unapologetically ourselves. So, go ahead and showcase your peculiar collectibles.


You’re sipping on your favorite beverage, and as you reach for the coaster, you can’t help but chuckle because it’s no ordinary coaster—it’s a knitted cup coaster in the shape of a cat’s bottom! Yup, you read that right.

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This knitted creation adds a hilarious touch to your coffee breaks, so long as you don’t choke on your drink. We can’t imagine why anyone would settle for coasters that remind us of a cat’s bottom! Does it make for better flavor?

Jealousy, Turning Saints

Let’s talk about “Mr. Brightside”—a song that hits you right in the feels! Imagine this heart-wrenching scenario: a guy, head over heels for the woman he loves, starts noticing some shady behavior. Curiosity gets the best of him, and he stumbles upon the shocking truth…

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The lyrics resonate as he confronts the reality, feeling a mix of heartbreak and betrayal. “Jealousy, turning saints into the sea,” he sings, trying to make sense of it all. The raw emotions in the song mirror his turmoil, as he navigates the painful process of acceptance and healing.

Imagine Getting Some Change

Guess what’s flocking into the world of high fashion? JWAnderson, the leading couture brand, has taken a stylish leap and created a questionable accessory: the pigeon clutch bag—shaped like our feathery friends. It’s chic, it’s quirky, and it’s got everyone cooing with bewilderment!

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You’re strutting down the streets, flaunting your pigeon clutch with a sassy attitude. Who needs a typical handbag when you can rock a fashionable bird buddy? Unlike us, we would set this pigeon free… free from the clutches of fashionistas who try too hard.

Oddest of them All

Buckle up for the wildest trinket you’ve ever laid eyes on! Imagine this quirky gem: an octopus with none other than Nicholas Cage’s head as its own, and tiny Nicholas Cage heads as its arms! It’s like a pop culture mashup on a whole new level!

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Can you picture it? Eight tentacles, each one eerily topped with a mini–Nicholas Cage face, expressing the full range of his iconic expressions! Whether you’re a Cage fan or not, you can’t help but chuckle at this oddity’s sheer absurdity and creativity.

Favors Country Music

Have you ever felt like playing the guitar was a bit of a balancing act? Well, hold onto your strings because we’ve got a hilarious solution for you—introducing the leg-insert guitar! You’ll be strumming away, and in this contortionist position.

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Hello to wobbly stances and awkward postures. Now you can rock out while worrying about your balance! Just slip your leg in, and you’re ready to sacrifice style and comfort for mere popularity. You’ll land the Billboard 100 for all the wrong reasons.


Imagine sinking into the coziest seat ever, and suddenly, you’re in a fantastical realm surrounded by giant mushrooms as your backrests. It’s like a magical escape right in your living room! You just might spot the mad hatter to your side.

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As you relax on this enchanting couch, you can’t help but feel like you have stumbled down the rabbit hole. It’s a conversation starter for sure—with guests wondering if you have gone mad or if they have somehow stepped into a nightmare!

Peel Off the Layers

Get ready for a combo that’s equal parts adorable and bananas—it’s the plush toy of a dinosaur snuggled cozily inside a banana peel! Can you imagine anything more eccentric? This mashup brings together two unlikely pals for an odd adventure.

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As you hold this plush treasure, you’ll feel like you’re in a prehistoric jungle picnic with a dino buddy popping out of a banana. It’s the stuff of childhood nightmares where you can play the unlucky paleontologist who had come across a dig that ought to remain forgotten.

Makes the People Come Together

You’re out camping under the stars, or maybe you’re ready to hit the dance floor at a disco—but wait, something is missing: a reason to be the social laughingstock at junior prom, thanks to croc lights in your shoes! They serve as vibrant disco lights.

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These flashy footwear companions are perfect for guiding your way in the dark during a camping adventure or turning the dance floor into your own personal disco. If only you would also be guided by the social norm during high school. This is a bad way to stand out from the crowd.

Lil Badass

Get ready for some pint-sized hilarity because we’ve got the miniature doll of Danny Trejo, complete with a machete comb for some epic hair-taming action! Imagine this little guy ready to take on the day with that signature tough-guy look.

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It’s hilarious—Danny Trejo’s fearless gaze, all in a tiny package, wielding a machete comb to tame his miniature locks. We’d be lying if we said this is the perfect doll for both boys AND girls! We would rather stick to Barbie and Ken instead.

Fresh from the Water

Next, we are introducing your new best buddy—the Shrimp Friend! This knitted woolen shrimp is not your average plush toy; it can be your trusty confidant, your listening ear, your partner in laughter, and in the worst-case scenario, your main course!

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Picture yourself venting about a bad day to this adorable shrimp – and guess what? It doesn’t judge! You can spill all your secrets, dreams, and even your funniest jokes to this little critter; all the while, your social reputation is irreparably broken.

Born too Early

Attention all parents and guardians, get ready to transform your little one into the most terrifying sea creature with the baby octopus costume! This hilarious ensemble will make your kid regret the very day she/ he was born. Poor costume choice, folks.

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Can you picture it? Eight squiggly tentacles wrap around your child as they waddle and wiggle around, creating an oceanic spectacle! It’s the imperfect blend of giggles where your kid is the butt of all jokes. It may be comfy, but we’re certain he’ll grow up despising this costume.

Gotta Have One

Hold on tight, pencil enthusiasts, because we’ve got the wackiest sharpener in town! When you insert your dull pencil into the sharpener, and as you twist away, the magic happens. Your pencil emerges with frilly edges that make it look like the scales of a little lizard!

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It’s the quirkiest pencil transformation ever! Who knew sharpening could turn a regular writing tool into a reptilian work of art? If only you could stop sharpening your pencils and start doodling. This reptilian sharpener is quite the distraction for us.

Straight off the Runway

Stop the ribbits, folks! We just had the most ribbiting encounter! We were strolling along, minding our own business when we chanced upon a plastic frog bag! Yup, you heard us right—a bag that looks like a frog with a body that could fit four beer cans.

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This quirky bag had bulging frog eyes and everything! We nearly ribbited away in fear. Imagine encountering a ginormous frog like this and screaming your head off. It would probably weigh a ton and feast on a reptile for its meal.

Quite a Bite

Tea time just got monstrously terrifying. We stumbled upon the most ridiculous teacup set that will have your heart palpitating without the caffeine! These cups look like a bunch of mischievous monsters, each one flaunting a set of sharp teeth and tongues sticking out like they’re ready to devour some delicious brew.

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We can’t tell for sure what had got our pulses racing. Was it the shot of caffeine or the adrenaline rush after seeing these sharp set of teeth waiting for us to hoist them near our mouths? It would make anyone break into a cold sweat.

Not Even Light Can Escape

Picture this mind-bending masterpiece—a blanket that looks like a vortex, sucking everything into its swirling center! It’s like a black hole, but one that will give you a migraine the more you look at it. Now, you’ve got a legitimate reason to tell your boss why you’re calling in sick!

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Just imagine wrapping yourself in this epic vortex blanket and watching as your roommates, pets, and even your snacks get drawn towards the center. There’s no coming back after getting sucked into that whole. You ready? This is the point of no return!

From the Dead

Step aside, ordinary garden decor! The time has come to unleash the ultimate blend of quirky and ghoulish in your backyard. Skeletons—yes, you heard it right, skeletons—riding flamboyant pink flamingos, strutting their stuff like the afterlife’s most epic parade!

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No wonder our garden gnomes have fled the yard! These skeleton riders are taking over! We would probably pack our bags just the same after seeing this spine-chillingly lawn set that is bound to cause a ruckus in the neighborhood and raise a few eyebrows.

Just don’t Take A Bite

We have a kitchen oddity about to make you grateful for your scrub daddy—the sandwich sponge. You’re scrubbing away at those dirty dishes, wondering why your plates are getting dirtier the harder you clean them. That’s because you’re tainting them with expired produce.

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With every swipe comes a fat dollop of mayonnaise and ketchup. Did we mention that we’re doubly confused? We have often tried to munch on this snack until we had to cough out soap suds! We’ll have to give this a hard pass, given our insatiable appetite.

Hash Crown

Here’s another migraine of a food invention—the hash brown crown! You wake up in the morning, and there it is, sitting on your plate—a majestic crown made entirely of crispy, golden hash browns. It’s also teeming with head lice and crusted dandruff!

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But wait, the disgust doesn’t end there! Your brother takes a swipe at the hash crown and places it atop his unkempt hair. He sits taller, and suddenly, you lose all appetite. You wash the taste of the headlice with a bitter gulp of your morning coffee.

From LochNess

You’re serving up a steaming bowl of delicious soup, and as you dip your spoon in, a prehistoric little dinosaur head pops out! It’s like your soup just turned into a prehistoric misadventure. There was a good reason why those dinos had become extinct.

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But wait, it gets worse! The dinosaur ladle is just for show; it’s simply not practical. The curved ladle keeps you from reaching every corner of your soup pot, making sure that many scrumptious bits go undiscovered—such a waste of flavor.

Gimme Some Nuts

You slip into a cozy, fluffy onesie that transforms you into the most adorable chipmunk in town. With those big, bright eyes and tiny little paws, you can binge on a bowl of nuts and berries if only you’re a preschooler living with your parents.

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Much as we hate to admit it, there comes a time when we have to say goodbye to chipmunk onesies and unicorn slippers. We’re too old to be wearing them. They may be collectors’ items meant to be stored away and displayed on a glass shelf.

Failsafe Support

You’ve got your trusty Jansport backpack, the ultimate sidekick for all your adventures. But now, imagine taking that iconic backpack and transforming it into a bra! Two mini Jansport backpacks, one for each side, serving as your ultimate support system.

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Who needs regular bra pads when you can have the functionality of a backpack, right? It’s like having your essentials right where you need them. Just make sure to watch how you zip; otherwise, you might be howling in pain at the club. 

Age Threshold

Oh, the struggles of being a 30-year-old concert-goer! Gone are the days of endless energy and bouncing around in the mosh pit like a wild teenager. Now, we’ve got a whole new set of challenges to face—cue the knee supports!

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You see, at 30, our bodies like to remind us that we’re not as invincible as we used to think. Sure, our passion for music is still as strong as ever, but our knees are like, “Hey, slow down there, buddy!” This is the perfect support for Gen X’s with no social reputation.

Boots with the Fur

Get ready to embark on a fashion rollercoaster like you’ve never experienced before! Introducing jeggings—the stretchy marvels that caress your skin like a second layer—but hold on tight because these jeggings come with a wild twist! These have the design of a Snapple possum splashed all over them.

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Imagine rocking these jeggings at a party. Just pair them with boots with the fur, and you will have the whole club looking at you for all the wrong reasons! We would rather we leave this fashion faux pas in the 2000s. There’s no use digging up the past!

We’re Just As Surprised

You walk into a luxurious home decor store, and there it is—the most extravagant chandelier you have ever laid eyes on! A mesmerizing masterpiece of glass-windowed hawks, convening on an intricate nest. You can practically feel the jaw-dropping moment already!

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Now, let’s address the obvious question first: is it a splurge worth considering? Definitely not! We’re talking about a chandelier that implies you’ll be dining around the table and eating from plates filled with bird dropping. Definitely ruins the appetite!

Leaves Much to the Imagination

Prepare to see Ronald McDonald like never before! In a spectacular twist, the iconic clown trades his colorful clothes for an au naturale look. It has some people cringing in disgust and others hungry for a serving of fries to go.

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Ah, the legendary McDonald’s fries—the crispy, golden sticks of pure horror! Is there anything worse than that gym locker sweat that hits you as soon as you see Ronald Mcdonald clad in only this? Those fries have too much salt that’ll make anyone puke.

Predator Becomes Prey

You wake up on a lazy Sunday morning, craving a breakfast that’s both tasty and entertaining. Enter the shark bite molds—these bad boys will take your breakfast game to a whole new level! Now the predators have become the prey.

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You whip up a batch of pancake batter and fire up your griddle. Then, you place those shark bite molds on the hot surface and pour in the pancake batter. Watch as the batter sizzles and cooks around the molds, creating the most fearsome-looking sharks you’ve ever seen!


Hold onto your bananas, folks, because we’ve got a hilarious sight to behold on our public streets! Banana duck sculptures everywhere you look, strutting their fruity stuff like they own the town! Just imagine what kind of eggs these ducks lay.

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It’s a quacking good time out there as you stroll down the sidewalk, trying not to slip on any mushy banana peels. People will have to stay away from these decors lest they encounter a slippery situation. These may be cute to look at but worthless to hold.

Life Hack

Introducing the wacky “Al Dente Serenade” on Amazon! This quirky product is here to make cooking pasta a symphonic migraine. Just drop it into your boiling water, and prepare for the noodle magic. As your pasta cooks, this hilarious contraption bursts into a shrilly serenade.

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You may no longer have soggy noodles with this pasta maestro singing in perfect harmony. But you might probably go tone-deaf after hearing those pitched songs for longer than necessary. We’ll go old school and stick to timers next time.

Perfect for Bald Men

If you thought crochet was just for grandma’s doilies, you’re in for a wild surprise. This knitted creation is not your average octo-pal; it’s simply weight-crushing. With its eight outstretched arms, this crochet marvel squeezes the life out of anyone trapped underneath.

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Feeling chilly on a winter’s night? Resist the urge to use this as a blanket! Don’t even think about snuggling up with its squishy arms; otherwise, you’ll be wrapped in crochet cuddles that you’ll never be able to get out of. Good luck getting out of that mess.

Calling all Forces

So, there’s this person living in the cutest little town. But guess what? They’ve got this fear of the dark that is just off the charts! Nights are like a rollercoaster of anxiety. But things are about to get a lot worse.

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This person gets this ridiculous idea to buy this red panda! She places this fluffy ball perched over her, and instead of cozily falling asleep, she lies awake wondering if that red panda will smother her. She’s crippled with the mere thought and can’t do anything about it.


This homeowner had a long trip planned. He had to attend a conference in a distant city, leaving him with no choice but to entrust his cat to the care of his beloved grandma. With a heavy heart, he waved goodbye to his whiskered companion, thinking he’d be in good paws.

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Finally, the day of Mark’s return arrived. He rushed back home, eager to scoop up Whiskers in his arms. But as he entered his grandma’s house, what he saw made him do a double-take. There, sitting regally on a plush cushion, was his cat with these slippers on. Grandma had too much time on her hands.

Om Nom

Sometimes, it’s better to blend in with the crowd. You can stand out because of these cute and quirky dinosaur earrings, but your corporate clients will probably never look at you the same way again! It’s guaranteed to turn heads and put you in disgrace.

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You would have thought that some people had outgrown adolescence, but sadly you proved them wrong. You even bought these dino earrings in a shade of hot pink, and you can see your manager clench his fists, visibly controlling himself from snatching these pesky dinos.

Open Wide

You won’t have to worry about a Halloween costume with this nifty attire. All you have to do is tear that package open and then hoist those gaping jaws over your head. Let this thing swallow you whole, then waddle around the room to terrify beachgoers.

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It can also function as the ultimate camping mattress, but you’re more likely to stumble over ravines, stones, or even a bonfire. When you’re out in the wild, this is also the surest way to become prey to all the unforgiving predators.

Condiment Dispenser

We don’t know why we haven’t been able to come up with this life hack before! Gone are the days when you’d deal with squirts of ketchup from packets. Now you can simply hold your bun under this dispenser and voila, it’d be coated from end to end.

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Of course, cleaning this dispenser would be quite the trouble. And more so if you hadn’t cleaned up before filling it up with ketchup. You might have a soapy (or alcohol) aftertaste, but that’s nothing water, and mayo can rinse down.

Fly Away

Prepare yourself to be utterly amazed as you flap your arms like a deranged bird, for we have in store a “magical” cape that promises to turn you into the oh-so-regal butterfly you’ve always dreamed of becoming! Ready to lose poise?

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Time to toss aside all notions of practicality and reason. Forget about the mundane reality of everyday life; instead, spread your wings and let the enchanting cape take over your existence. Just make sure to fly away afterward because there’s no way people will look at you the same way.

Prickly Brain

Get ready for some brainy botany, folks! Have you heard about the succulent that’s a total “thinker”—it grows looking like a brain, complete with all the grooves and sulci! It is like having a little green genius right on your windowsill.

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It is like Mother Nature’s way of saying, “Hey, I have got some brainpower to share, for your lack of it!”.So, whether you’re a biology enthusiast or you just want to add something to poke fun of, this brainy succulent is the way to go.

Mother Duck

Oh, quack-tastic news! Gather ’round and behold the masterpiece that is the duck tray! It’s a tray adorned with what appears to be a classical portrait of none other than a regal duck. Unfortunately, this leader was beheaded in the 1700s.

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It’s like something straight out of a fancy art gallery but with a hilarious twist. The duck’s serious expression and poised pose have us questioning if it’s a long-lost royal ancestor or just a feathered thespian with a flair for the dramatic.

Set Alit

Here’s a candle of a book character we can’t stand! It’s like the ultimate venting tool for all the frustration this character has caused us. Who wouldn’t want to see their most disliked literary figure burn, metaphorically speaking, of course!

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As the flame flickers, we can’t help but imagine all the annoying traits and actions that the character embodies. It’s like a cathartic release, watching that waxy representation melt away. Plus, the scent can be something hilariously fitting, like “Ego-burst” or “Drama-king Delight.”

Take My Money

Listen up, comfort seekers and lounging enthusiasts—we have got the ultimate seating solution for you! Say hello to the marvelous bean bag chair so that you can hog up space without a care for other social etiquette and other people’s well-being.

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Think of yourself plopping onto this squishy haven after a long day, and it molds perfectly to your shape, offering a cocoon of relaxation. Want to sit upright and read a book? No problem! Good luck trying to get out of this beanie, though.

Skeletons in Your Closet

Alright, hold onto your bookmarks, because we have got a bookcase that is taking versatility to a whole new level! Just look at it! This bookcase that magically transforms into a cozy coffin when needed. It’s like the ultimate life-and-death storage solution!

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We can’t imagine why anyone would want to buy this bookcase. Did they really think to reuse this coffin after placing someone deceased in it? As much as we love horror stories, this one is just taking it too far. Someone, bless this bookcase and dig it six feet deep.


Listen up corporate slaves, we’ve got a game-changing invention for you – the beanie onesie! It’s not your average onesie; it’s a cozy beanie and a portable bed all rolled into one! You simply slip into this magical onesie, and find yourself getting called into the HR’s office.

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You won’t have to worry about travelling home to hit the sack. You can get paid whilst taking up residence at the office. Of course, this beanie will also be the reason for the termination of your services. So wear it at your own risk!

Cozy Contraption

We have got the ultimate contraption for you – a giant pouch that can fit a whole human! It is like a giant, snuggly cocoon designed for the perfect nap or reading nook. Hang a mobile up top and you’re back to wearing diapers, for sure.

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Just imagine it. You are climbing into this mega-pouch, snuggling up with your favorite blanket, and drifting off into dreamland. Or maybe you want to dive into your latest book adventure, surrounded by the comfiest walls imaginable. You can zip yourself up and the world will forget you exist.

For Milkin’

We would rather choose boring old footstools than this fad idea! This item looks like a hairy cow, entirely confusing us! Why would anyone take inspiration from a creature spurting dairy produce? Not exactly the animal that’ll inspire cozy support.

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Just imagine buying a set of these and having all your guests shriek in disgust. “Excuse me, I think you have got a bunch of bovine monsters down there.” If you had half a sense, you would take these footstools out back and leave them there.

Shark Design

Shein has done it again – they’ve bagged an award for another fashion faux pas. But instead of a mishap for humans, they have created slippers for your domesticated gerbil! Just imagine the lack of market demand for these things.

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So, whether your gerbil is strolling down the hallway or chilling in its cozy corner, these stylish slippers will have everyone going “eww.” Shein has truly outdone themselves with this quirky creation, proving that even our tiniest companions aren’t safe from their questionable fashion pieces.

Sweaty Palms

Stop the presses, folks, because we’ve entered the era of unreasonable gear shifts! You heard that right—we’re talking about tiny hoodies for your car’s gear shift. These are perfect for those who want to splurge money for no pragmatic reason at all.

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These tiny hoodies are simply for show. As you drive your car on a frosty winter morning, you realize that you’re better off wearing gloves on your hands than wearing them over your gear shift. Now, how about pulling over and then wearing a pair on as you reasonably should.