You've picked out your tree and set it up, but there are a few bare spots that need something. Instead of the usual elves and reindeer, decorate your tree with what you love best: food and booze.
We were recently at Target and found the most awesome selection of food- and drink-related holiday ornaments. And we're not talking the usual cupcakes and candy canes. These trimmings are pretty clever -- and all under ten bucks!
Take a look at what we found. Just be sure to leave a note for Santa that his treats are under the tree as usual, because these baubles are so yummy-looking he might be tempted to pick them off the tree!
In Germany, people hide a pickle ornament deep in the branches of their family tree. In the morning, it's said that the first child who finds the ornament gets an extra present from Saint Nicholas, and the first adult to spot the pickle will receive good luck for a year. It's sort of the original Elf on the Shelf -- only much more sour. Why risk not having good luck for a year when this pickle is so cute -- and only $3?
Everyone loves pizza, so it's surprising we don't decorate our trees more often with pepperoni slices and substitute shredded cheese for tinsel. Until we figure out a way for the scent of fresh pine to mask the odor of meat, we'll settle on this glass pizza slice. We especially love how the glitter shimmers, simulating the pool of oil on a real slice ($5).
Behold your best friend, the flask. It keeps you warm at football games and allows you to order just a $10 Coke at that douchey nightclub. Pay tribute to the flask by giving it a prominent place on the tree ($6).
We rarely have a meal from which cheese is absent. We scramble it into our eggs, add it to our ham sandwiches, and sprinkle it on our pasta. It pairs with everything from apple pie to fine wine. It deserves a place of honor on the tree ($4).
6. Martini Shaker
James Bond made shaking a martini cool, and the world never looked back. Just try not being suave with a shaker in your hands. It's impossible ($6).
5. Martini and Margarita
Sweet or sophisticated? Shaken or stirred? There's a time and a place for both the martini and the margarita. We especially dig the little green olive on the frosted martini glass. ($6 each).
You're a grillmaster. You spend every Sunday afternoon outside, cooking your meat. You dream about the perfect char marks on your steak. This little ornament is your totem, your spirit animal. Display it proudly ($6).
3. Bacon and Eggs
Like Charlie Brown and Snoopy or Kim and Kanye, bacon and eggs are a team. But, unlike Kimye, they're always welcome at the breakfast table ($6).
2. Marty Moose Mug
Screw the "Mouse," and display a souvenir straight from Wally World on the tree this year ($9).
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SHOW ME HOW
1. Swedish Chef
Yada, yada, bork, bork, bork ($9).