Where to purchase cute things with an undercurrent of sarcasm
October 9, 2015 12:21 AM   Subscribe

So I have a friend who is just as described above: cute if you've just met her but sarcastic and sort of dark once you get to know her. She's been having a tough time and I'd like to get her something that fits her personality. I'm thinking posters or mugs or novelty items. She also likes Snoopy a lot. Any ideas? Thanks!
posted by massofintuition to Shopping (14 answers total) 26 users marked this as a favorite

This site has all sorts of weird spooky cute odd stuff, some could be taken as sarcastic and the Shana who runs it is very accomodating. I have gotten and sent lots of unusual stuff, including a sloth necklace that everyone loves.
posted by mermayd at 2:39 AM on October 9, 2015 [3 favorites]

Blue Q socks and Knock Knock notepads hit that cute, silly-but-snarky spot.
posted by Metroid Baby at 3:25 AM on October 9, 2015 [4 favorites]

I really like the stuff made by Black Heart Creatives - but they are a British company, so shipping internationally could be pricey/slow.
posted by the cat's pyjamas at 5:23 AM on October 9, 2015

The Kawaii Not store at RedBubble has some suitable items.
posted by lore at 6:49 AM on October 9, 2015

My sister has this on her mantelpiece. Always makes me chuckle.
nsfw - language
posted by derbs at 6:52 AM on October 9, 2015

plush poop bank
posted by ghostbikes at 7:01 AM on October 9, 2015

I have (and adore) one of these magnets.
posted by bibliotropic at 7:23 AM on October 9, 2015 [2 favorites]

I'm partial to these crazy people
posted by bq at 7:51 AM on October 9, 2015 [2 favorites]

She sounds a lot like someone I know very well, and that kinda person reminds me a lot of Little My from Tove Jansson's Moomins. Perhaps something Little-My-themed? Litalla make some lovely ceramic mugs with My sliding on them.
posted by Joeruckus at 10:23 AM on October 9, 2015

I like the stuff from Human. A couple favorites for me are shut the fucupcakes and the toile penis pattern. NSFW, obviously.
posted by thejanna at 11:44 AM on October 9, 2015

I hope this won't be taken as non-responsive...

I have found that folks who consider me "darker" or more sarcastic than they are, are usually wildly off base in what they think I'm going to find funny. I don't consider myself sarcastic at all, or dark; and friends who get me don't think this about me. But it often happens that someone who doesn't really get me, but thinks they do, will expect me to like something rude or mean spirited, and it's very alienating.

What I'm saying is: maybe just get her something genuinely nice - something everyone would enjoy - say flowers - that don't include a judgment of her personality, no matter how much you think she would like something "dark"?
posted by fingersandtoes at 1:50 PM on October 9, 2015 [2 favorites]

Hmmm, hard to judge "cute but sarcastic", but how about Waldo Pancake?

posted by DancingYear at 4:40 PM on October 10, 2015

The customizable "everything sucks/my one true love" patches from Shop Tuesday sound right up your friend's alley.
posted by the ghost of so and so at 7:35 PM on October 10, 2015

I got one of my friends this mug for her birthday. It looks like this website sells a ton of Snoopy/Peanuts-related stuff. Perhaps you can find something there?
posted by gemutlichkeit at 10:24 PM on October 10, 2015

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