Random Delightful Gift: the Footput

I live with two boys and a man. They are constantly putting their feet up on the coffee table – with shoes on, without shoes on, without shoes or socks on…I know. Gross. I never put anything on the coffee table anymore that I want to stay clean and sanitary.

But then I saw this invention that seems like one of those things that you don’t know you needed until someone comes along and convinces you otherwise. Kind of like the iPhone.

Introducing the Footput!

It’s a pillow for your feet so you can rest them on any surface. The company’s marketing tag line is “Comfort, Style…and Acceptability.”

It’s literally just a pillow…but it’s for your feet. That’s it. Genius, really. What makes the Footput a thing I wanted, though, is the website. It takes itself just a skosh less seriously than it has to, and that makes me love it.

“Ever since humans grew feet, they have yearned to put those feet on the coffee table. Yet society frowned. Until now.”

Even the color selection has a funny one: “Harvest Gold or something.”

I asked for and received a complimentary Footput in Moroccan Print so that I could test it in actual real life and tell you about it. On a weeknight, I snuck downstairs in my jammies and made a cup of hot cocoa after the rest of the family had gone to bed, and settled in for some TV and putting my feet up. I don’t know why I felt I had to do this in secret. I mean, it’s all about social acceptability, right? But I wanted some alone time with my new Footput, and also when the kids are awake they insist on the most mind-numbing TV shows, so after bedtime was the best.

I’m happy to say the Footput kept my feet nice and comfortable through an entire episode of Kevin Can Wait. That was about 25 minutes. After that I was just ready to go to bed. Does that mean the Footput is the gateway to sleeping? Perhaps. Maybe they’ll add that to their website. “The Footput; comfort, style, acceptability, and a natural sleep aid.” Or maybe I was just really tired.

In the end though, I think it’s just that I’m not a feet-on-the-table type of gal. But I’m also a person who gets grossed out when others do it. So thank goodness I now have a Footput I can chuck at the latest offender, not-so-gently suggesting he put this pillow beneath his feet.

The Footput
$25-$34 plus shipping
Made in the US
thefootput.com

Snuggle Up In a Halfshell – TMNT Delta Children Inflatable Chair

Here’s a cool gift for your favorite little snuggler/gamer/couch potato! The Teenage Mutant Inflatable Ninja Turtle Delta Character Chair!
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It’s a club chair design that comes in 4 styles: Cars, Frozen, Minnie Mouse, Ninja Turtles. This inflatable chair is covered with a plush character cover. At first my son didn’t quite get the point. I guess it was cold in the house when we opened the package?
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All you have to do to blow the chair up is line the openings in the cover with the nozzles on the plastic inflatable part. It was a little tricky for my boys to do this but once we got them lined up, we used a pump that came with an air mattress and the whole thing inflated really quickly!
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 This chair is great for relaxing or playing, and you can just deflate it to put it away and take it back out again whenever you want! It retails for $29.99 on Target.com and would be a fun holiday gift!
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I received the Ninja Turtle chair as part of the Savvy Sassy Moms Product Scouts program.