Did you get this email from ShopElvis.com on November 29? I also get promo messages from ShopGraceland.com, and between the two, they have sent me a dozen or more emails in the past month pushing Elvis products. If you look at their websites and scroll down to the end of each category, you can find things that make you say “why?”
I have been trying to come up with a Christmas / Elvis topic for the next ElvisBlog post, and as I surfed around looking for an idea, I came across my post from 2010 titled “Elvis and the Island of Misfit Gifts.” It was inspired by the animated holiday sequel “Rudolph & the Island of Misfit Toys.”
The idea was that a lot of really stupid Elvis products have been introduced over the years and may have been given to some unfortunate Elvis fan as Christmas gifts. Click here to see the whole article, or check out some of the bad ones here:
Since 2010 I have uncovered some additional dubious Elvis products.
Elvis Cuckoo Clock:
See the two little doors at the top of the clock? What could be more fun than seeing a tiny Elvis pop out every hour and sing a few notes?
This may not be as bad an idea as I thought originally. My picture was small, so I went to the internet to see if I could find a better one. What I found is that there are at least six different designs of Elvis bar stools, so these things must be fairly popular.
Elvis Pot Holder:
This looked like it might be from the 50s, so I checked the two websites to see if there are any modern Elvis potholders being sold. There were not, but ShopElvis offered this…
Elvis Paper Towel Dispenser:
These things need a heavy base to work, and this one is wood. I think you’d knock it over every time you ripped off a sheet..
ShopGraceland also had no potholders, but they did have this…
Elvis Signature Shot Glass in a Small Pink Caddy Base:
Wow, I gotta have one of these. There’s quite a variety of Elvis shot glasses offered, but this is the only one with a pink Caddy base.
Russian Nesting Dolls:
You can hours of fun opening up these and putting back together. Think I’ll pass.
Elvis Toilet Paper:
Please, no. Pleeeeease, pleeeeeeease.
As bad as Elvis toilet paper is, this beats it:
We can thank ShopElvis for this wonderful present for the Elvis fan/dog owner on your Christmas gift list. And what a deal. It includes one FREE poop bag roll.
At least we can be thankful that Elvis’ image does not appear on the molded rubber dispenser case. You know, this might actually be a good Elvis collectible to purchase for future appreciation. The price goes up on rare Elvis items, and I don’t think there will be many of these sold.
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