Things to do for December 16, 2010
Everest, Chili Chocolate Bars and Your Stocking
The weekend is deeply committed to naughtiness.
Rogues Gallery Stockings
You’re all for tradition, but sometimes tradition needs a little shake-up, in the form of a sexy Santa burlesque revue. Or, failing that, some vintage flannel—like these Rogues Gallery stockings, which look like they started life as a lumberjack’s favorite shirt. Let’s just hope they cleaned off the tree sap.
Candy Bars, Malaysian-Style
The NYC street food shack known as Fatty Crab is legendary for its spicy Malaysian feasts. And now they’re taking the next logical step: making mail-order candy bars. These have a blend of dark chocolate, roasted almonds, chili and sea salt. Consider them the thinking person’s candy cane.
The Wall-Mounted Chessboard
Because your standard chess standoffs were getting a bit stale, this set moves the whole game to a vertical plane, with eight ledges that let you move your pieces up and down the board like books on a shelf. Fortunately, your checkers games can continue unaffected.
Nigel Cabourn Everest Parka
You’ve had some recent setbacks in your War on Coldness—most notably, this whole winter thing—but we’ve tracked down a secret weapon: this sheepskin and fur coat, modeled off the parka Edmund Hillary wore while tackling Everest. Also, while shoveling his driveway.
Make Your Own Ukulele
There’s nothing like a gift you made with your own hands—especially when said gift can be used to play an atypically whimsical “Free Bird” cover. This kit includes everything you need to create a fully functional ukulele. It does not, sadly, include a hula girl to play it for you.