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Play some pranks this gift-giving season



We have a relative who is infamous for disguising gifts for birthdays and holidays, so when you think you're getting something in a fairly large and heavy box, you're really getting a bunch of bricks and a gift card. We laugh about it every year and it has become a family tradition. Well here's a prankpacks3.pngproduct with the same intent that adds another measure of humor.

Prank Packs are "Genuine Fake" gift boxes (I love that) designed to trick your family and friends into believing you gave them one of those ridiculous gifts you see on late-nite TV. You can choose from nine different boxes, including ones like iArm (a forearm mount for an iPad), Coffee Talkies (coffee mugs with built-in walkie talkies) and Dream Griddle (a wake & bake griddle and alarm clock). Hilarious.

The boxes are 11.25 x 9 x 3.25 (about the size of a thick phone book) and a ready to be stuffed with your real gifts. You can present them to your unsuspecting victim or wrap them for the added element of surprise. Each box is $8 and they are available on the Prank Pack web site with $5 flat shipping, no matter how many you buy.

I'm thinking some cool videos could be made this holiday season when you give these wacky gifts to a sleepy kid on Christmas morning. Who's with me? "Come on, son. You didn't want that XBox. We got you these cool Coffee Talkies instead." :)

[Last modified: Friday, November 11, 2011 1:00pm]


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