Papi in the box.

PapiintheboxOccasionally a gift for my daughter is really more of a gift for me. My aunt, uncle and cousins from New England recently sent this Red Sox jack in the box for Madame's birthday. I wasn't sure what would pop out (I was thinking it would probably be their mascot), so we start the crank up and in the middle of "Take Me Out to the Ballgame" out pops David Ortiz. Big Papi. It totally ruled me, or as I probably should say, it's wicked cool.

Apparently baseball card company Upper Deck makes them with all kinds of teams and athletes for the NBA, NFL and MLB. So if you're looking for a gift for a kid who's got a dad who is probably way too into the Lakers, or Packers, or World Champion Boston Red Sox (for instance), you really can't go wrong.

Check out all the Jox Box versions ($18 to $20) at