Bad wedding gifts are a known hazard of getting married but that toilet paper cozy embroidered with his-and-hers will look a lot better once you check out some of these bizarre souvenirs for the royal wedding of Kate Middleton and Prince William. And no, you didn't miss the wedding. Merchandisers are just getting a jump on the Advertisement, er, Wedding of the Decade.
- KaTEA tea bags. What's more British than a "cuppa"? Show your excitement for the royal couple by buying these tea bags featuring the heads and upper bodies of Kate and William. You can even put both bags in the same cup, linking their arms over the edge.
- The Franklin Mint cashes in on the fashion buzz by selling a doll that doesn't even exist. For $295.00 you can buy a doll that bears an uncanny resemblance to Kate wearing an miniature replica of her wedding gown. The problem is that no one knows what the gown will look like yet so at this point all you get is a cut-out that looks more than a little like Cinderella.
- Kate hasn't shown herself to be much of a fighter but what bride wouldn't love these brass knuckles/engagement rings? While these weren't created specifically for her, one can't help but think with all the hoopla around her wedding they might be a smart gift after all.
- Want to do more than just watch the wedding on TV? Well now you can camp out at the Big Royal Wedding Sleepover campground placed conveniently in London. And if we remember one thing about Princess Di's wedding, it's that sleepovers are what you do to celebrate a royal wedding.
- And for those of you totally sick of hearing about this wedding already, a British graphic designer is selling Royal Wedding Barf Bags.
- A company fittingly called The Crown Jewels is selling a box of "royal wedding" condoms in a box emblazoned with a picture of the happy couple. The title of the Time magazine piece about these is "Kate Middleton Condoms: Has cashing in on the Royal Wedding gone too far?" My vote is yes. Definitely yes.
What's the strangest gift you got for your wedding? Will you be buying any royal wedding memorabilia?
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