$29 plus shipping and handling from Grandin Road, 5566 West Chester Rd., West Chester, Ohio 45069, 866-668-5962, www.grandinroad.com (Search for item No. 45465)
Suggested by W. von Papineäu of Gloucester, Ontario, Canada
Nothing says “Welcome to my home!” like snakes. And when it comes to choosing an animated snake wreath — whether as a gift, or for your own personal use — what you’re looking for, above all else, is quality. That’s why we here at the Holiday Gift Guide strongly recommend that you ignore all the cheap “knockoff” animated snake wreaths on the market and go with the Martha Stewart model.
This is a beautifully crafted wreath festooned with realistic rubber snakes, which are connected to a battery-powered motor and some kind of electronic thing, so that when visitors approach your door, your snakes vibrate in a menacing rubber manner. Your guests are bound to be delighted, assuming they do not go into cardiac arrest.
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This is the only animated snake wreath endorsed by both Metallica and the National Council of Churches.