Most people form first impressions of a stranger by looking at his T-shirt, unless they’ve stolen a skin kernel for DNA testing. Let the shirt you wear send a marvelous message with today's Groupon: for $25, you get $50 worth of personalized T-shirts, homegoods, and other products ordered online from CafePress.
CafePress provides an array of inventive, humorous, and customizable clothing and gifts. Trick out your torso with the undead appeal of a Zombey Road T-shirt ($25), or channel the talents of nature's stickiest gourmet with a tree-frog apron ($22). SIGG water bottles ($29.50 for 1 liter) provide both an earth-nuzzling alternative to disposable plastic bottles and a portable prison for renegade potables, while a crazy cat-lady license-plate frame is sure to strike a sympathetic chord with car thieves ($15). Online design tools allow shoppers to customize products ranging from zippered hoodies and underwear to pillows and wall clocks, giving them the power to emblazon possessions with their picture, initials, or SAT score.
Thanks to an iron-clad guarantee of satisfaction, CafePress customers can shop with the confidence of an invisible knight on a field of giant eyeballs. The site's nearly limitless galaxy of goods, and its highly personalized nature, make it an ideal destination for gift shopping, and the easily navigable format allows visitors to find exactly what they're seeking with just a few clicks of the mouse or a few taps of their tongues.
- Not many shops stock 150 million products. Cafepress not only manages this amazing feat, it adds around 45,000 new ones every day. This is only possible, of course, because the products don't exist until someone orders them. Your T-shirt, poster, cap, bag, book, mug or whatever is produced and shipped on demand. – Jack Schofield, the Guardian
- Pick one of 80 templates or upload graphics, and choose a version of your shirt from 18 styles so everyone finds a figure-flattering option. – Sheila Monaghan, Self.com