Here are the top five food and drink gifts we will miss from SkyMall. The catalogs might go away, but I'm still not talking to row-mates.
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One of the classiest things you can do on an airplane ride is order holiday tree ornaments shaped like ethnic snack foods, and SkyMall's shiny, glass, hanging pierogi straddles the line of demarcation between cute and kitschy -- and eye-rollingly preposterous.
At ten bucks a pop, having dangly imitation potato pockets will be missed, probably by the same folks who would spend ten bucks apiece on anything shaped like food, even if it's not actually edible.4) The inflatable bar
The SkyMall catalog just had to have some college dorm supplies for budding foodies and amateur drinkers; the inflatable bar will certainly be missed by every 22-year-old whose parentals had this pool toy shipped to them.
And really, if the purchasers of these blow-up beer coolers weren't cleaning vomit and empty booze bottles out of them the morning after, it was not being utilized in the manner it was intended the night before.3) ALL the wine and liquor holders
If there is one thing SkyMall has done well since 1989, it's been to introduce the concept of wacky, tacky, overpriced bar ware to consumers with too much time on their hands and too much money in those same hands. From the classic Italian replica globe bar to the almost unbelievably useless "Chevalier Aerating Wine Glass," the sippy cup wine glass holder to the ritzy-ass wine tote, the ways you could get cranked while toting booze in strange new ways was limited only by basic dignity.
Goodbye, Star Trek-inspired wine decanter. All good things...
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