My brother is hoping to get a stamp dispenser for his birthday. More specifically, he wants a “totally rad” stamp dispenser for his birthday.
Well. We all know that when we want hip and happening and totally rad, we turn to our mid-to-late-thirties sister who only relatively recently switched from the 1990s glasses still featured in her photo above!
Post office box stamp dispenser (photo from GiftsForProfessionals.com), $29.75 plus shipping. Is this totally rad? I’m thinking no. But it has a certain charm that might be radness. Picture it on my brother’s solid-wood pleasingly vintage Guy Desk.
Hummingbird pewter stamp dispenser (photo from MooseHarborGifts.com), $19.95 plus shipping. Hummingbirds are awesome. But are they RAD? One problem we might be facing here is that many of the people who buy stamp dispensers are also still buying stamps they have to lick (not all, not ALL—there ARE self-adhesive stamps sold on a roll), and that those people might not be on the sharp cutting edge of technology and radness.
Pewter stamp dispenser (photo from USPS.com), $9.95 plus shipping. This would be MY favorite, but I’d be in the market for cute/classic rather than rad.
Pewter fox stamp box (photo from HorseAndHound.com), $43.00 plus shipping. Our family surname is fox-related, so I’ve started thinking of foxes as our family symbol.
Fox Brass Stamp Dispenser (photo from HorseAndHound.com), $39.00 plus shipping. Another fox option, this one in brass. I think I prefer the pewter.
Handcrafted wooden stamp box with inlay (photo from Amazon.com). Is this RAD, or is it SEVENTIES? (Or BOTH?)
Van Gogh Crows Over Wheat stamp holder (photo from FunCollections.com), $24.95 plus shipping. I don’t know. Maybe not quite right. But I don’t usually like the hand-painted look, so the could be skewing my judgment. (That little ES0009 is a product number that’s part of the photo, not a secret code like I thought when I first noticed it while proofreading the post.)
Poplar stamp holder (photo from FunCollections.com), $24.95 plus shipping. Better, but maybe too feminine? It looks like a little trinket/jewelry box, but with a stamp sticking out the side.
Pewter stamp holder (photo from SilverGallery.com), $35.00 plus shipping. This is definitely classy, and I could get it engraved if I wanted to, though I don’t think my brother is the engraved initials type. (But: Is. It. RAD?)