Saturday, February 11, 2017

Doin' V-Day Right

We're on Instagram! Follow us (@zimzimpdx) to see super awesome posts about new stuff in the store, like these little pretties from Luscious Jewelry. Valentine's Day is right around the corner, but there's still time to pick up something special from our large selection of cute (and affordable!) jewelry. We're also right next door to Alma Chocolate's, where you can score some MAJOR bonus points by adding delicious Valentine's chocolate to your jewelry gift. Card? Check. Jewels? Check. Chocolate? Check. DONE & DONE.

Heart necklaces and earrings, $24.50 each

Heart locket earrings, $26.50

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

*Heart Eyes Emoji*

With Valentine's Day around the corner, we know you're either excited and googley-eyed, indifferent, or have a hot date with a Crunch Wrap Supreme. If your journey on February 14th is the kind where you need to get a gift for someone to make them feel loved, then we've got you. The following will cover all kinds of gifts and their perfect card pairing, no matter the stage of your relationship. It's like wine and cheese, mac and cheese, bread and cheese, cheese and...everything. What were we talking about?

For the person you've been living with for 2.5 years:

The honeymoon stage is over and you're really starting to know the person you've chosen to co-habitate with for the disgusting slob they really are.

For that person you've known for too long and have to face the music with:

You've made that deal that if you're both not married by the time you're 40, you'll just go for it. And now that shit's getting real.

For the person who's known you long enough to give you things you actually want:

You're not afraid to oink out with this person, because they'll love you even when you suggest fourth meal for the third time in a week. Nothing says dedication like a hotdog/pizza koozie.

For the person who always comments on their poo:

You didn't realize before you moved in with them that every shat was in need of some kind of commentary or categorizing, but apparently that's a thing and you love them anyway. Provide them with this special calendar (now 1/2 off!) written by a real doctor so they don't have to ask you what that particular shape means.

For the person who mentioned they worship Beyonce on your first date:

Score major points with a card complete with Beyonce lyrics and the perfect "Boy Bye" earrings.

For the person who wants an anti-Valentine:

Okay, this naked mole rat DOES have a bow and arrow with hearts on it, but you have to admit that it's not very romantic and mostly disgusting. Pairs perfectly with the grouchy opossum patch.

For the person who's nostalgic about their childhood:

You may not think of Mr. Rogers as a romantic kind of guy, but hey, it's written right there in the lyrics. "Would you be mine? Could you be mine?" If puppets and sweater changing gets you going, this is the right choice all around.

For the person who's scared of cupid:

With all of our Christmas items half off, how could you pass up the perfect opportunity to already be a Scrooge in time for next year?! Maybe by Easter you'll be able to get a real Valentine for half off.

For the person who tries to claim they hate Valentine's Day:

You secretly know that they want something special, even though they say something cliche like that Valentine's Day was invented by Hallmark, blah, blah. You can't go wrong with this sweet and pretty pink necklace from Luscious Jewelry, and a card that says how you really feel.

Wishing you all a fantastic Valentine's, Galentine's, and every kind of day in-between!

Saturday, December 3, 2016

Top Ten Christmas Cards - 2016

It's that time of the year again: time to round up our fave cards to send to your friends, coworkers, parents, cat, WHOEVER! It was a tough choice as usual, but somehow we managed to choose AND even let you know who to send them to. Here we go!

1. For your friend who drove to Seattle to see Queen Bey:


And constantly slays the day.

2. For your friend who was deeply disturbed by that clown thing that happened this year:

Seriously, WTF was that??

3. For your friend who's slightly religious:

Maybe they go to church on Christmas Day but they don't, like, pray before bed or anything.

4. For your friend who dressed up as Drake for Halloween:

And who fondly remembers his Degrassi days.

5. For your friend who made some questionable choices this year:

And has been very, very naughty. 

6. For your friend who would rather watch a slasher movie on Christmas:

I mean, if a stranger breaking into your home via the chimney and eating your cookies isn't scary, I don't know what is.

7. For your friend who already has tickets to the new Star Wars movie:

We always have all you Star Wars fans covered here.

8. For your coworker who collects dinosaur figurines at their desk:

And appreciates a good dinosaur pun.

9. What your cat will probably get you:

Don't expect much more than that.

10. For Grandma and Grandpa who live out of town and are always asking you to write more:

And who might need a more, ahem, traditional card.

There's much more where that came from! Hurry by before all the good ones are gone.

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

It's beginning to look a lot like...

OMG CHRISTMAS! Things are happening at the shop right now...we have so much stuff that we don't even know where to put everything! Come and shop at ZimZim for all of the wonderful weirdos on your list for the holidays. We have all the things!

...thirsty yet?

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Good Things Come in Big Packages

Every day is like Christmas now at ZimZim. We're getting tons of exciting packages in each day and can't wait to rip them open and see what goodies are inside! Come by and ch-check it out.

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

We Gonna Rock Down to Electric Avenue

Shit is hitting the electric fan with all of the drama between Thomas Edison and Nicola Tesla! There's nothing like a juicy Victorian scandal about electricity to get us amped (heh heh). Mr. Tesla may not have gotten the recognition he deserved for his improvements to electricity back then, but it's never too late to be appreciated! If you have no idea what we're talking about, be sure to check out this very scientific analysis of the whole situation here. Geek out and show your allegiance to Mr. Tesla with one of many new items with his namesake in the shop now!

1. Tesla's Experimints 

You don't want your breath to be stinky while you're in the lab. 
| $3.50 |

2. Electric Blue Tesla Socks

If only we these socks were actually electric heat warming socks (they're not). That's the only way they'd be more awesome.
 | $10.00 |

3. Tesla Finger Puppet Magnet

Whose friends don't want to hear all the reasons Tesla is better than Edison via a finger puppet?
| $8.99 |

4. The War of Currents

Are you team Alternating Current or Team Direct Current?
| $24.50 |

5. "And you can thank me for Christmas lights, too."

Alright, he didn't actually say the quote about Christmas lights. He would probably be pleased to hear that he's the face of a Christmas ornament, though. And looking mighty dapper, might we add.
| $9.99 |


We'll just leave you with the greatest photo of Nicola Tesla in existence, aka him turning up the heat with this beach babe. No need to thank us!

Sunday, August 28, 2016


"Are these dirty or clean?" 
"Dunno, is there still cheese crusted on the bowls from my Easy Mac?"

Having trouble remembering whether or not your dishwasher's dishes are dirty or clean? Not to worry! We've got the forces of good and evil to help you out with these new dishwasher magnets.

1. Childhood Heroes - Mr. Rogers & Pee-wee Herman

Nothing's worse than when your childhood hero turns out to be a certified creeper. It's all your fault you're on the dirty side of this magnet, Pee-wee Herman. Thank God Mr. Rogers is here to keep you in your place.

2. 1950s Vibes - Lucille Ball & Bettie Page

Are you a Charlotte or Samantha? Too bad these lovely ladies never got to star in a TV show together; it would've been highly entertaining.

3. The Dark Side - Luke Skywalker & Darth Vader

The force of the dishwasher is strong with this one. Maybe you won't even need to pre-rinse those dishes...

4. Superhero Face Off - Batman & Superman

If nice guys really do always finish last, I guess this means your dishes will never be clean. 

5. No Frills - Dirty & Clean

If all you really need to do is get the message across, this lil' guy will do the trick.

All dishwasher magnets $8.99; practice good hygiene and pick one up today!
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