A fridge magnet gift is suitable for any occasion. Some people have them especially made for occasions such as weddings or engagements, or everyday practices such as opening a bottle or holding a small notepad. They are the objects around which our worlds revolve and no one can deny that. We’ve all got them all over our fridge or any metallic surface in our house. Smashing tops brings you the top 10 most awesome fridge magnets you could have. Make holidays a challenge and put them on your Search For… list.
1. Branch Magnet
We all long for nature while living our polluted and crowded cities. But some people have found the perfect solution for reminding the world where all your furniture comes from and how Mother Nature is a part of everything and that we owe her all that we are… This is getting really cheesy. Sorry.
The game of a generation, Tetris is the absolute challenge for the adults of today who used to play this as kids. If you belong to this category, you know what I mean. So why not get one sample of the Tetris magic on your fridge?
3. iPhone Icons
Do you miss your iPhone while you are in the kitchen? Do you think about its beauty all the time? This fridge magnet is for you. It has the main iPhone apps that you can stare at and twist and turn for an optimal look and combination.
4. LeapFrog Fridge Phonics Magnetic Alphabet Set
This one is awesome for toddlers to play with without your having to worry about the safety of your child. Kids are indeed fascinated by fridge magnets and they tend to want to eat them, probably confusing what’s in the fridge with what’s on it.
5. DIY “Key”lendar
If you’re like us, you find yourself frequently having to open a calendar program or date manager just to figure out on which day of the week a particular date falls. This Instructable is a cheap and easy solution to this problem, and it yields a delightfully tactile calendar that can be rearranged at your convenience.
6. Zombie magnetic poetry
Magnetic poetry is a fridge front staple, but theming a set around zombies is pure genius. 200 walking dead-related words, and you’re all set to become a zombie poet.
7. Digital Photo Frame Fridge Magnet
This is a mini photo frame combined with a fridge magnet. Cool and very creative. The perfect pretext for reminding yourself of the best moments of your life at least 3 times a day.
8. Ninja Shuriken Magnet
This is really awesome! From the Taiwanese designer, Lee Weilang, the most impressive weapon that a ninja holds is definitely the mysterious “shuriken”. Now you can enjoy throwing star magnets to your fridge or any metallic surface like the ninja from the old days, whenever you want to post a note or deliver a secret message.
9. Michael Fish Retro Weather Forecast Fridge Magnets
This one is a fantastically funny set of magnets that looks just like the symbols Michael Fish used to push around his weather board. Thankfully, you also get a Michael Fish magnet to take control of those cold fronts and rainy spells!
10. Make your own LED Fridge Magnets
Refrigerators have been providing a canvas for kids of all ages to display their artwork, whether through drawings held in place with magnets or the magnets themselves. Reminding us of one of our favorite childhood toys, the Lite Brite, this project found on Instructables, is fun on multiple levels. DIY, fridge magnets, and LED lights.
And the list can go on forever. From chalkboards to little magnet radio that actually work, the world of the fridge magnets is never ending. The fact that they are not like plain old stickers and they can be easily moved, keeps them on our fridge doors for eternity.
As a closing trivia: at one time, the largest verified collection of refrigerator magnets belonged to Louise J. Greenfarb from a suburb of Las Vegas, USA. Her world record was included to the Guinness World Records with 19,300 items as of 1997.According to the British “Book of alternative records”, it grew to 29,000 as of February 2002, and later up to over 30,000 items. Over 7,000 magnets from Greenfarb’s collection were exhibited at the Guinness Museum in Las Vegas, which has since closed. In January 1999, Tony Lloyd, a teacher in Cardiff, Wales, was interviewed by the Channel 4 Television program Collector’s Lot when it was ascertained that he had largest collection of fridge magnets in Europe at that time, over 2000. As of June 2014, he had a collection of over 4,000, according to Wikipedia.