Here’s a great last-minute stocking stuffer idea for keepsake-loving kids and adults that I spotted over at Yanko Design’s fabulously curated 2010 Holiday Gift Guide: MR. B, a clever alternative to the traditional memento box (or junk drawer).
Okay, so in these days of pared-down, efficient living when holding on to anything extraneous is generally frowned upon, owning a transculent teddy bear that you stuff with household crap that you may or may not have an emotional attachment to kind of seems like a step backwards. But whatever. I love the idea.
MR. B can be filled with anything that you’ve been
hoarding hanging on to for one reason or another: wine corks, matchbooks from fancy restaurants, baubles, beads and buttons, postcards, golf balls, cat hair, Happy Meal toys, shredded love letters from an ex, and treasures of all sorts that you can’t, ahem, bear to throw away. I’d fill MR. B with movie and concert ticket stubs that for some reason I thought it would be a good idea to hang on to.