Merry Christmas everyone (the last top 5 Wednesday before Christmas). If you don’t know what the top 5 Wednesday thing is check out the Goodreads group here to learn more! The topic this week is fictional items you’d give as gifts.
5. Magic Crocodile Tongues from James and the Giant Peach
Ok I agree giving someone a bag of crocodile tongues probably isn’t the best present in the world and admittedly they’d be a little disgusted and confused at receiving them however bear with as I have an alternate use! So along with this gift imagine giving someone a bar of chocolate, you see where this is going right? Sprinkle the magic onto the chocolate and by morning you should have a massive bar of chocolate, can anyone think of a better Christmas gift? Although if you are going to give someone a bag of crocodile tongues be sure to explain what they are and what you would do with them or else they may just get thrown away after christmas with the christmas tree, although maybe that would cause a giant christmas tree to grow? Interesting yet entirely pointless after Christmas when the trees lose all of their value for another year
4. Fairy dust from Peter Pan
Do you know a friend who is always complaining about rush hour traffic? How they have to leave home ridiculously early each day to get to work/school on time? Well this is the perfect gift for them! Get some fairy dust from Tinker Bell (by asking her nicely of course), put it in a bottle and there you go, a perfect gift! Tell the friend to sprinkle it just before they are due to leave the house and there you have it…no more traffic! You can glide freely to work above all the cars. The best part of this is that you will easily think happy thoughts because you got that extra half an hour in bed, if that isn’t a happy thought then I don’t know what is! If the person is having particular difficulty thinking happy thoughts then maybe combine with the above gift of a large bar of chocolate to help them.
3. Babylon Candle from Stardust
Lets say Tinker Bell has refused to give people her fairy dust, well fear not because I have another perfect gift for the rush hour commuter… a babylon candle! Simply light it and think of where you want to go and it will take you there, although it does have limited uses at least you don’t have to think happy thoughts or try and get fairy dust from Tinker Bell. However when using this be cautious, do not use when you have consumed alcohol or else I’m sure that famous celebrity you’d love to be with at 3am is not going to be too happy when you turn up at their house drunk and telling them you love them. Therefore only give this gift to responsible adults, or failing that just tell them it’s not your fault if they get arrested, what they do with the candle is their choice.
2. The invisibility cloak from Harry Potter
Probably the number one gift on everyone’s list this week… the invisibility cloak! With this cloak you are free to go anywhere and be undetected! You can sneak into anywhere and nobody will know! What is the downside to this?! Well the reason it is not number one in my list is because although it does make you invisible you can still hit people, therefore if there are a group of people blocking your way although they cannot see you they can still feel you walk into them. Also you leave footprints behind so it won’t take people long before they realise you are just an invisible guy. Therefore although it is a great gift that anyone would want once again I would advise caution when using it. Once people know you have it then it kinda spoils the illusion and you will no longer be able to play tricks on people…but hey it’s worth it even it does last for a little while!
1. Cake from Alice in Wonderland
Alice in Wonderland is one of my favourite books of all time therefore I would love absolutely anything from Wonderland, especially the Cheshire Cat..please? However thinking practically here (I do not need another cat as much as I would like one) therefore I am going with the cake/drink which makes you larger or smaller. Think of the possibilities! You could make yourself ridiculously tall and push yourself through crowds or through the Boxing Day sales. You could make yourself really tiny and hide from everyone if you wanted to be alone. It would be a great gift! You may get some strange looks if you are 12 foot tall but hey nobody is going to say anything to you because they’ll probably be scared of you! It is a win win! Aka a perfect gift for anyone this Christmas!
So there you have it, my top 5 fictional items I would give as gifts, I realise now that most of these are more practical than fun which is quite worrying however I hate sitting in traffic and will do anything to avoid it. I need most of these presents! Have you done a list of items you’d give as gifts? If so do we have any similar? Link yours in the comments below so I can check it out! Also MERRY CHRISTMAS!