I’ve already directed you to several fun holiday gifts for your
neurotic psychologically oriented friends and family members: Freudian Slippers, Freudian Sips Mug, Dr. Freud’s Therapy Ball and the Freud Action Figure.
The first two come from the Unemployed Philosopher’s Guild, which has several other items that I like in its Freudiana section. Just so you know, I combed through dozens of sites, comparing potential gifts featuring the father of psychoanalysis, in order to find the best ones for you. This labor only slightly assuaged my guilt over the fact that I didn’t get these posted in time for Hanukkah.
In addition to the Freudian Slippers, which are my favorites, these are my top five recommendations. They would all would make good stocking suffers…I mean stuffers.
Sigmund Freud might have been a genius, but he wasn’t very organized. He was always missing appointments, losing his keys, and forgetting where he left his lit cigar… Sigmund would have benefited greatly from this set of Freudian Slips Sticky Notes. Each 3 1/4″ X 4 1/4″ booklet contains over 300 sticky notes of assorted shapes and sizes. The largest of the Freudian Slips features Sigmund Freud himself, while another looks like his personal stationery.
And who could fail to appreciate the listing for this product on Amazon? Freudian Freud Slips Sicky Notes.
2. Pink Freud T-Shirt
Dozens of Pink Freud T-shirts are available on line. I had a tough time deciding on a single item, so I chose two sites, one for adults and one for children.
The one pictured above is offered by Solid Gold Bomb ($19.99-$25.99) which has a large selection of styles and (background) colors available.
They do not, however, offer Pink Freud infant bodysuits, organic toddler T-shirts, and other children’s apparel ($11.99-$22.99). You’ll have to turn to the folks at Cafe Press for that:
Disclaimer: I take no responsibility for the psychological trauma later incurred by those who discover that they have been clad in Pink Freud onesies.
3. The Mind of Sigmund Freud Watch ($29.95)
Observe the thoughts flitting through Sigmund Freud’s mind — often relating to his mother — throughout the day. It’s a watch that may drive you a bit crazy, but it’s better than the timepiece that only registers 50 minutes, to reflect the therapeutic hour.
Freud loved dogs. I’ve provided abundant proof on this blog. He didn’t have a cat. Nevertheless, cat people have used his tossed-off statement that “Time spent with cats is never wasted” to create an industry of items bearing this quote.
You can also purchase TSWCINW ceramic travel mugs (which this link leads you to — persevere until you come to the cocktail shaker), shot glasses, milk bottles, cocktail plates, teapots and more on the Cafe Press site.
You’ll find abundant Freud refrigerator magnets via Cafe Press and Zazzle, which has my favorite, though I can only link to the Ages of Man that ends up with a therapist’s couch. But the set offered by Amazon cover the basics at a bargain price (so much so that you can toss the one of Freud with a nude woman on his brain if you feel the same way about it as I do):