Growing up, I used to love to go into the basement where my dad had his man cave. I thought it was so cool because of the all different lighted signs he had the walls (didn't know they were all alcohol and tobacco brands at the time), as well his collection of lava lamps. I would love when he had the lights dimmed to watch the game on the television, as I could sit next to him on the couch and enjoy the show that the different lava lamps put on, while also enjoying the company of my dad. You could get lost in the bubbles that moved up and down in the lava lamp. It was always a great show to watch as they floated up until they connected to another bubble to form a big blob, and then back down again when it got to the top. Did you have a lava lamp when you were little?
When I headed off to college, my dad surprised me by letting me take one of his lava lamps to school with me. Unfortunately in my junior year, the lava lamp broke while moving to another dorm room for the year. But, the memories I have of time spent in the man cave with Dad admiring his lava lamps I will remember and cherish forever.
Now that I have a family of my own, I love making new memories with my girls, while trying to things of my past with them. So when I stumbled across the Lava Lamp site recently, I couldn't help but smile. How cool would it be to get a couple lava lamps to share with the girls, and tell them about how I used to watch their Papa's lava lamps when I was their age. :-)
Thanks to the kind folks at Lava Lamp, they sent me two of their new lamps -- their 14.5″ Tri-colored glitter Lava® lamp and their 14.5″ Northern Lights Lava® lamp.
The girls had no idea what they were when we got them. But, as soon as I plugged them in, it was like I was watching myself as a child again -- both of them had their eyes to glued the the lava lamps as they watched the glitter float around magically. Like me, they thought it was the coolest thing ever.
As I shared about Papa's lava lamp collection, which he has since packed away, the girls and I snuggled up under a cozy blanket on the couch as we watch the lava lamps.
We found ourselves getting lost in the beauty of the lamps, as it really is so relaxing to watch.
My girls really wanted to have me put a lava lamp in their room, but because it is glass, I don't want them worry about them knocking and breaking them. So, I told them, I will put them up on the shelf in the living room so they can enjoy whenever we are in there snuggling or watching television. And, once they get a little bigger, I will give them each one to enjoy.
If you are a fan of lava lamps or remember just how cool they were when you were little, why not check out the lamps available at Lava Lamp. They have lamps glitter lamps, metallic lamps, colormax ones, and even holiday and themed ones. I am really digging their sand castle and fireplace one.
Lava lamps would make a great gift for practically everyone on your holiday shopping list. And, this is one gift they will enjoy for years to come. To learn more about the different lava lamps available, including the new 2016 line and their custom lamps that you can customize yourself, visit https://lavalamp.com/
Disclosure: I was sent samples from the vendor in order to write up an honest review. All views shared are mine and mine alone.