Sunday, December 21, 2014

The White Elephant Mecca

A very common phenomenon that occurs while shopping at ZimZim: finding things you never knew you needed.

A very common phenomenon that occurs while shopping at ZimZim during the holidays: finding the absolute perfect White Elephant gift. No matter the crowd, we have tons of ridiculous items that your party guests will be fighting over, swapping and stealing. Behold just a few of our favorite things:

Golden Girls koozies! Pick your favorite or even bring a set of four. These snowy-haired dames are sure to delight and keep that beer frosty cold.

Really random socks! The dino-santas were highly sought after at my White Elephant party, and if you're hangin' with the right people, they will be at yours too. These are just three examples of our great selection of knee-high socks for the whole family!

I'll bet your party guests can't think of SEVENTY-FIVE jello recipes off the top of their heads. I'll bet they can't even think of one (besides adding hot water to the powder stuff, of course). Get ready to get creative and "get the party started" with this wiggly and weird dessert. It's not just for people with dentures!

I'm assuming that your crazy Aunt Marilyn is coming to your White Elephant, and that she's been asked to leave her cats at home, please. You know she's got at least twelve of them, and that she loves them so much that she would be more than happy to have a hand soap that was scented like their butts. "Aww, look at their cute little tushies!" 

Since it's the holiday season, you can only assume that everyone at your party is stressed out and sleep deprived. Wrap this up with a bag of coffee beans and perhaps a bottle of Bailey's (if you're feeling extra nice) to kick-start your frazzled guests back into the humans you know they used to be. Also, we won't judge you if you need to steal this one back, in the end. Nobody knows who brings what, right?

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Manly Stocking Stuffers

It can be tough to find a scent your man will love and that won't take away from his manly man-ness. Keep that masculinity in check while smelling fresh with these three new soap scents at ZimZim!

For the man who can fix anything, can chop down firewood and knows how to "RUB SOME DIRT INNIT" when he misses the nail and hits his thumb, the "Woodsman" scent is sure to please.

For the gentleman who likes to retreat to the smoking room with his neat whiskey and cigar, the "Wood & Smoke" scent will capture his personality perfectly. 

 And for the guy with a taste for fine craft beers and fresh hops, the Northwest IPA is sure to thrill the senses. The only thing that would be better is if beer came out of the shower head! We think this is the next best thing.

Get one or all for only $6.50 each! Which personality type is your man?

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Burn Baby Burn

 Ryan Gosling
 Nicholas Cage
George Clooney

At Christmastime, some folks whip out their Gingerbread Snowball Fig Pudding Yankee Candles to give their homes a delicious holiday-themed smell. If you're used to living outside the norm yet are still looking for a way to have that ambient glow just in time for the holidays, then look no further!

All of your favorite celebrities are in all of their saintly glory! Get ready to start fan-girling over our Ryan Gosling candle, or rock out as David Bowie flickers in the moonlight. Let us pray and bow our heads to the beautiful people who make our lives better by entertaining us with movies or bad decisions leaked to the media.

Come get 'em while they're hot! $19.95

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

We've decked our halls!

If ever you're curious about how we deck our halls at ZimZim, you shan't wonder anymore. 

Do you have a Christmas stocking that your grandma made you with your name written in sparkly puff paint? Do you yearn for the opportunity to start a conversation with your Christmas stocking? If you're ready for a change, (and we think that you are) why not hang something that no on else has? 

Others advertise their religion on Christmas, why not advertise yours (or lack thereof)? I mean, who can argue about science on Jesus Christ's birthday??

Or, if you've got some naughty children who aren't threatened enough by the promise of coal, tell them the story of Krampus and the risk of being taken to his lair on Christmas. Hang this stocking as a friendly reminder to stop whining about getting the Frozen sing-a-long DVD.

You should never have to trim your tree with mundane colored balls. Everyone does that. We've got just the things to give your holiday a little more oomph and to really express yourself as the wonderful weirdo that you are.

Ornaments for the whole family! Unicorn, Bigfoot, and your favorite demonic children's figure, Krampus! We've got tons more where that came from; even some snowflake and reindeer ones if you like to stay on the safe side of things.

Hurry in before they're gone! Krampus is watching...

Friday, November 28, 2014

Top 5 Christmas Card Picks

Well folks, it is finally the day after Thanksgiving, which means we can officially start geeking out over CHRISTMAS. You may still be dusting off the dirt from getting trampled by the crazies on Black Friday.  Shopping may be the last thing on your mind. But time is of the essence! It's time to GET IT TOGETHER.

The least you can do is sit your butt down and get going on those Christmas cards. You can send these to all the people in your life who appreciate witty banter and the snarkiest type of sarcasm (which should be everyone). 

Yes, we've rounded up our top five favorite Christmas cards at ZimZim just for you. You're welcome:

I'm betting that if you left cookies and bourbon for Santa this year, you'd finally get that pony you've always wanted.

You may THINK your cat loves you, but do you really think it's a coincidence that he only rubs your legs when it's time for dinner?

For real though...

This one was Charley's pick, of course. Ever since he gave up squirrel hunting he's been a changed man. He now realizes the error in his ways and that squirrels are people, too.

"He looks like a pink nightmare!" When in doubt, get a gift card. Enough said.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Locally made treasures

Simple, elegant and affordable! Chapter Jewelry is locally made here in Portland, and we think these gorgeous pieces will go quite nicely with all of your upcoming holiday party outfits. Get them for your best friend or as a treat to yourself for all of the intense holiday shopping you'll soon be doing!

$42.50 & $44.50


Wednesday, November 19, 2014

How to smell good while repping your city...

Made from organic flowers, herbs and fruit, these soaps and lotions are hand-made with love and named after your favorite Portland destinations! When someone asks you, "You smell delicious, what are you wearing?" and you respond with pride, "Laurelhurst," you may get a strange look. Just show them the bottle and let the jealousy begin. Compliments of Roman Ruby Botanicals.

Shower gel $12.50 * Candles $10.50

Bar soap $10.50

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Who likes whiskey??

If you or someone you know has the first-world problem of the ice in your whiskey melting too quickly and watering down your delicious beverage, then some whiskey stone cubes may be just the ticket. Keep these little guys in your freezer and plop them in your drink when you're ready to enjoy. Your drink will stay ice cold and will never be diluted again!

And what better way to enjoy your icy scotch than in a glass that declares your undying love?

If you're STILL not drunk yet, pick up this handy little recipe book of whiskey recipes concocted by Portland's finest bartenders!

Friday, October 31, 2014

Monday, October 27, 2014


Whether you're getting geared up for Halloween or just need to channel your inner Crazy Cat Lady, we've got tons of kitty-themed goodies to choose from. You might take a more subtle approach in the cat ear beanie, or keep your cat obsession to yourself by hiding it on your skivvies!

Cat Underwear (black, pink, or red) -- $16.50
Cat Ear Beanie -- $35.50
Siamese Cat Top -- $42.50

Friday, July 18, 2014

Totes Ma Goats!

We've totes got totes of totes to tote! Come and get 'em to carry all your ish.

I Left My Heart in Portland

Whether you've lived here for 5 days or your whole life, it's easy to fall in love and stay in love with Portland. Even when you're in a fight; cursing the weather or the fact that another Californian has moved here, you'll never go to bed angry with your boo. These mugs were made for any die-hard Portlander, and are sure to edge out inferior mugs in your cabinet. $22.50

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Totes Adorbs

If you know a baby that's so unbelievably cute that you fight the urge to squeeze its chubby cheeks and use abnormally shrill vocal inflections around them, then you better make yourself useful and come and grab one of our cute new onesies to really show them how you feel. This onesie says it all in a nice, abbreviated manner. $22.50, in blue or pink.

If You're A Bird, I'm A Bird

Ladies. Have you ever found yourselves thinking, "I wish I could play paper dolls with my all time favorite heartthrob. Why won't someone think of that so I can be entertained whilst swooning??" Well, your prayers have been answered. Come to ZimZim and meet the Ryan Gosling paper doll, complete with tons of outfits from all of your favorite Ryan flicks. Make him hang from a ferris wheel while you scream, "I wanna go out with you!" because, duh, obviously you do. $13.50

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Pugs Not Drugs

What better way to tote your groceries AND show you love pugs AND show you don't do drugs? Show everyone what a fine human being you are with these adorable new totes! $16.50

Monday, July 7, 2014

Sweet & Cute

We're so excited about these adorable lace shorts, just in at ZimZim! Beat the heat and look chic at the same time. Transition easily to fall with a pair of tights and boyfriend blazer. Choose from nude or black, only $24.50!

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Koozies & Coin Purses Galore!

Keep your PBR icy cold with these hilarious new koozies! Featuring many of your fave celebs in their moments of glory, these koozies are sure to make you giggle with each refreshing sip. If koozies aren't your thang, we've got 'em in coin purses too! 


Exasperated cat lovers rejoice; the perfect t-shirt has arrived at ZimZim.

No more words necessary.

Monday, June 30, 2014

Money Holders

Arriving all the way from Oklahoma, these hand-dyed cow leather wallets are just waiting for a new home in your toasty jean pocket. You may even feel like a real cowboy when you take a sniff, for it's the same type of leather used to make horse saddles (aka, REAL durable). A great gift idea for only $38.50.

Like A Boss

If someone you know just did something really amazing, why not give them a card that congratulates them in the way they deserve? Your friend just got their Master's Degree: Like A Boss. Your sister just had a baby: Like A Boss. Your cousin just got a new job: Like A Boss. Your roommate finally did the dishes: Like A Boss. Perfect for any accomplishment.

Let's Get Boozy!

If you're looking for a classy way to smuggle booze in your pants, then look no further! These beautifully made flasks are perfect for sporting events, graduation ceremonies, weddings that don't have an open bar, or even as a gift for someone you really like. Made of stainless steel in the USofA for only $26.50.

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