The Impossible Gift

Previously I wrote about buying a gift for the person who has everything.  My suggestion was something to keep it in.  But perhaps the most exotic thing to get someone is a thing that doesn't exist.  So how do you solve that conundrum?  Well, Prank Packages to the rescue!


Prank Pack makes cardboard containers that have outlandish non-existent products on the outside, but you can fill the inside with anything you want... a lump of coal, a gift card, a lottery ticket, or an iPhone.  They have an iPad-related "product" called the "iArm."  In theory, the iArm would prop your iPad conveniently on your arm so you could view recipes, etc., at a glance.

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It's not that farfetched.  I have a jacket with a clear pocket on the wrist for accessing an iPhone or iPod touch!

Wearcom jacket

So be careful because your intended target might think it's real.  But some of the dozen or so "products" offered by Prank Pack are more obviously made up, like the Family Blankeez (a snuggy for four!) or the Beer Beard!

Family BlankeezBeer BeardBathe & Brew

They also offer "iDrive" which would be darn right dangerous if it were a real product.  The Prank Pack cases are $8 each or 3 for $20.


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Todd Bernhard is a bestselling (6+ million downloads) award-winning (AARP,,, Digital Hollywood, and Verizon) developer and founder of NoTie.NET, an app developer specializing in Talking Ringtone apps including AutoRingtone. And his profile photo is of the last known sighting of Mr. Bernhard wearing a tie, circa 2007!

An iPhone is almost always attached to his hip or in his pocket, but over the years, Mr. Bernhard has owned an Apple Newton, a Motorola Marco, an HP 95LX, a Compaq iPaq, a Palm Treo, and a Nokia e62. In addition to writing for iPhone Life, Mr. Bernhard has written for its sister publications, PocketPC Magazine and The HP Palmtop Paper.