10 bucks well spent
This recycled Sixteen Candles VHS-box journal, by local company La Familia Green, is one of many titles (Caddyshack, Bachelor Party) that can be home to your crushes, gopher assassination plans and stripper daydreams. Available at Mint (2150 N Seminary Ave between Webster and Dickens Aves, 773-322-2944) and www.lafamiliagreen.com; $8.
Lights, camera, bling
Sure, the world’s smallest camera ring doesn’t take any real photos, but it’ll definitely make you look like a hot shot. Available at www.fredflare.com; $10.
Give the dog a bulb
Deck the halls with this mint-flavored holiday bulb chew toy. Not only will Fido get a new toy, but also better breath—it’s a holiday miracle! Available at www.planetdog.com; $10.
Class up those trashy bar matches you swiped last weekend with this Jack Spade matchbook cover. Trust us, leather just makes everything more classy. Available at www.jackspade.com; $10.
Ice, ice, baby
Combine your favorite thing to do these days (drink) and your favorite childhood activity (playing with Legos) with this Lego brick ice-cube tray. Playtime fun lasts until the ice melts. Available at www.lego.com; $8.
Check your head
This lake monster beanie cap was designed by a former Beastie Boys record exec, so it’s got plenty of street cred and a license to keep you warm. Available at Koi8 (1927 W Chicago Ave at Winchester Ave, 312-846-6213); $10.
In the grand tradition of Garbage Pail Kids cards, these 1980s-inspired, yet totally modern Wacky Packages are perfect stocking stuffers that’ll guarantee a dose of gross humor this holiday season. Available at Elite Sportscards & Comics (2028 W Montrose Ave at Seelet Ave, 773-784-1396); 50¢ a pack.
The perfect ’man
You’ll have the best-dressed snowman on the block with this Snowman-in-a-Box kit. All the accessories are there, including a pipe, top hat and carrot nose—just add snow. Available at www.fredflare.com; $10. —Kevin Aeh