I was listening to WTOP yesterday (like a nerd, yes) when I caught the tail end of a news blip on clever money safes. I didn’t hear much of it, but what I DID catch was absolutely fantastic. So like any good financial blogger I headed to the ‘net to research more ;)
You thought those fake books safes or beer cans were cool? They’ve got nothin’ on these guys… I present to you ladies and gentlemen, the Top 10 Awesomest Safes I’ve Ever Seen! (feel free to bookmark for my birthday):
1. The Iceberg Lettuce Safe
“Thieves will never dream of looking in this head of Iceberg Lettuce for valuables! Place this realistic head of Iceberg Lettuce in your refrigerator in the vegetable compartment with your most valuable small items inside for safe-keeping. The bottom snaps off to reveal a secret hiding place.”
2. Fake Wall Outlet Safe
“A truly ingenious idea! A hidden diversion safe that’s made out of a regular plug outlet. This wall socket safe looks just like the rest of the plugs that are already installed in your home. Except this one can hide money, jewelry, or other small valuables that you don’t want a thief to find. Very easy installation and anyone can do it. The wall socket safe comes with a template, saw, and a key.”
3. The Bread Safe
“Place this realistic round bread on your table or in your bread box with your most valuable small items inside for safe-keeping… BREAD SAFE is made to look like the actual product, but it’s a container safe. Without so much as a seam. The bottom snaps off to reveal a secret hiding place.”
4. Candle Safe
“Our Candle safes work on a very simple concept, hide your possessions where nobody would think to look. Each Diversion safe is made of an authentic candle so the safe appears to be just that. The candle safes are made of 100% candle wax. Nobody would ever suspect the candle sitting on your table is actually holding your most prized possessions.”
5. Surge Protector Safe
“This unique “safe” allows you to hide your valuables discreetly inside what looks just like a surge protector… Although it is not a working surge protector, it does have an on/off switch which glows red just like a real one (requires two AA batteries that are included). Also, you can plug up to six cords into the surge protector and then plug it into a wall outlet (no danger – no electrical current will enter the unit) in order to add to the realism.”
6. Closet Light Safe
“With this product you can hide your valuables in what looks like an ordinary working closet light – the last place a thief would think to look. This safe has a unique twist lock that locks the top and bottom of the safe together. The closet light is 8 inches in diameter and 3 inches thick…The closet light is a real light and requires three AA batteries that are not included.”
7. The Dirty Underwear “Brief Safe”
“The “Brief Safe” is an innovative diversion safe that can secure your cash, documents, and other small valuables from inquisitive eyes and thieving hands, both at home and when you’re traveling… Leave the “Brief Safe” in plain view in your laundry basket or washing machine at home, or in your suitcase in a hotel room – even the most hardened burgler or most curious snoop will “skid” to a screeching halt as soon as they see them. (Wouldn’t you?)”
8. Hidden Pillow Safe
“This unique safe allows you to hide your valuables discreetly inside a couch pillow – one of the last places a thief would think to look… With the Hidden Safe Pillow you get a huge 5 inch x 4 inch diameter area for hiding jewelry cash passports and more. The 16 inch x 6.5 inch pillow has an attractive Damask cover that matches any decor.”
9. Wall Clock Hidden Safe
“Sleek silver clock matches any décor and although this may look like an ordinary clock it has a secret hidden compartment where you can hide your valuables. With a simple hinged design it is the perfect hiding place for jewelry, cash & more.”
10. Aqua Net Safe!!!
Okay, so you’ve probably seen this one before but I couldn’t including it – I use this EXACT hair spray! How do you think I get my ‘hawk up?
What do you think? Makes you want to go out and buy one, doesn’t it? :) If I missed any let me know…I feel like I just stumbled on to some of the best kept secrets around.