There are all kinds of gifts that people want for the holiday season – clothing, jewelry, toys, games, housewares – but has anyone ever requested germs for Christmas? Or have you ever seen a brain stem cell on your child’s holiday wish list? No, of course not. Not only are these not tangible gifts, but who in their right mind would want the gift of a skin cell or a zombie virus waiting for them to unwrap under the Christmas tree.
Believe it or not, you CAN give someone the gift of these peculiar items, as well as a heart, brain, DNA and even a sperm cell thanks to a company with a great sense of humor called GIANTmicrobes.
GIANTmicrobes are plush organisms and cells, only a million times actual size and cute. Suddenly the common cold doesn’t seem so scary anymore. LOL!
Of course these are meant to be gag gifts, but some of the cute products available from GIANTmicrobes can be used for educational purposes too.
Take for example the heart. The GIANTmicrobes plush heart features the sections of the heart where healthy oxygenated blood is, and blue, oxygenated blood is. It can help reinforce how healthy blood comes and goes from the heart. It’s also made to look like a human heart (not the cute heart shape you see on Valentines Day cards).
An educator could use some of the GIANTmicrobes for teaching purposes. Other great options would include the tooth, nerve cell, red blood cell, brain, sperm and egg. All of these items have been transformed into an adorable GIANTmicrobe.
GIANTmicrobes make great gag gifts too. You can gift a friend or co-worker the kissing disease, a scab, botox, chicken pox or several sexually transmitted diseases.
They even have not so gross gifts like “Heart of Gold” and “Broken Heart.”
Do you or someone you know love zombie movies, or perhaps a fan of The Walking Dead? Why not gift them the GIANTmicrobes Zombie Attack gift set.
The Zombie Attack gift set comes with a large Zombie Virus plus mini Flesh Eating, Brain-Eating Amoeba, and Black Death. Who knew the Black Death could be whimsical and fun? Ha Ha.
I find zombies entertaining. I’ve been a fan of the genre long before it was a “thing” (back when Dawn of the Dead came out – the original 1978 version). If I received the gift of the Zombie Attack gift set I would be thrilled.
I have this set. It was sent to me to review. I keep the cute little organisms in the box and it’s placed among my horror memorabilia. It’s a fun addition to my collection.
You can even decorate your Christmas tree with E. coli, sore throat and a stomach ache.
We have some GIANTmicrobes ornaments. We’ve had them for years. My son uses them to decorate the little Christmas tree he keeps in his room.
GIANTmicrobes offers more than just adorable little organisms. They also carry other items that could be used as gifts. Below are just a few examples.
If you are tired of gifting ties, mugs and scarves – why not shake things up a bit and gift someone a humorous gift from GIANTmicrobes.
These would also make fun gifts for someone who is going into medical school, or who is currently someone employed in the medical field.
To learn more visit GIANTmicrobes.com. You can also find them on social media. All of their links are found at the bottom of their website.
What do you think about GIANTmicrobes? Would you give one of their items as gift to someone? Why or why not?
Feel free to share your thought. I always love to hear from readers.
*I received free samples to review. I also had ornaments that I currently owned prior to this review. There was no compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way.