While SkyMall has lots of terrific, practical items -- from Sony noise-canceling headphones to fold-up magnifying mirrors -- other items are eccentric and seemingly unnecessary. Here are a few examples I found.
Business Meeting Preparation Gift Part 1:
If you wear your hair short and simple, cut it on the plane with the Single-Handed Barber ($59.95). Sadly, it's not for everyone. One reviewer said "It works for me" but as another noted, "I finally figured out where the expression 'it looks like you got into a fight with a lawnmower' came from." Female road warriors may wish to skip this one.
Business Meeting Preparation Gift Part 2
"Armrest Guarantee" Gift:
Tired of wrestling seatmates for the shared armrest? Suggestion: Wear the New York Pizza-scent T-shirt (on sale for just $9.99!) and watch them back away. Best part: the "scent lasts for up to 20 washes and can be smelled up to six feet away."
Home Decor Gift:
You've had a successful trip and now it's time to rest on your laurels, or better yet, put your feet up on your Sumo Wrestler end table ($284). A scantily-clad fellow supports a glass top which allows for "views from any angle." On second thought, that might not be such a good thing.
Thank You Gift:
Send your regards to a new client or hard-working member of your team and this is where our old favorite comes in. SkyMall's Yeti has been the face of the catalog for years now, and he's popular enough to come in several flavors, including Abominable Yeti ($99), Holiday Yeti ($9.95 per ornament) and the massive life-size Garden Yeti ($2,475). Nothing says "Well done!" or "Happy Holidays" quite like a hairy, mythical creature, am I right?
Rick Seaney is the CEO of FareCompare.
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