Politics

The 11 Best Items You Can Buy In 2016 Candidate’s Gift Shops [SLIDESHOW]

Presidential candidates of 2016 are “gearing” up (for Hillary Clinton — “suiting” up) for the election. The race to win the nomination is only slightly more important than the race for who can come up with the wackiest, most unconventional campaign gear.

While some candidates are lacking in creativity (cough, cough, Jeb Bush), others have gone completely out of the box — and maybe a little overboard. The paraphernalia battle is far from over, but right now, it looks as though Rand Paul takes the prize for his emporium of original ideas that appeal to all ages, especially millennials.

Take a look at the some of the best items you can purchase in candidates’ gift shops!

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  • <a href="https://store.marcorubio.com/product/marco-rubio-marco-polo/" target="_blank"><font color="#FFFFFF">Marco Rubio's "Marco Polo" shirt will set you back $45-$48</font></a>. Rubio's gift shop is full of the typical campaign goodies --- buttons, T-shirts, coffee mugs, hats, and such --- but don't miss his witty, underrated "Marco Polo" shirts.
  • <a href="https://store.randpaul.com/index.php/accessories/rand-paul-beats-headphone-skins.html" target="_blank"><font color="#FFFFFF">RandPaul Beats Headphone Skins will cost you $20</font></a>. The Paul campaign wants to make sure you look cool while wearing his gear. Red, white and blue-colored skins for Beats Solo HD headphones sport good tunes and conservative pride.
  • <a href="https://store.randpaul.com/index.php/apparel/don-t-drone-me-bro-shirt.html" target="_blank"><font color="#FFFFFF">Rand Paul's "Don't Drone Me, Bro" T-shirt is $20</font></a>. Paul's campaign gear meets young, millennial hipster with this graphic tee.
  • <a href="https://shop.hillaryclinton.com/products/the-everyday-pantsuit-tee" target="_blank"><font color="#FFFFFF">Hilary Clinton's "The Everyday Pantsuit Tee" is $30</font></a>. A T-shirt you can wear in the office? That's what the Clinton campaign has in mind when it says it's "bringing a whole new meaning to casual Friday." ***Note: Pants not included.
  • <a href="https://store.berniesanders.com/collections/all/products/bernie-sanders-blue-honk-bumper-sticker" target="_blank"><font color="#FFFFFF">Bernie Sander's "HONK for a political revolution!" bumper Sticker is just $5</font></a>. Hopefully you won't cause a traffic jam with this one.
  • <a href="https://store.mikehuckabee.com/Product.aspx?Id=65" target="_blank"><font color="#FFFFFF">Mike Huckabee's "#ImWithHuck" T-Shirt is $23</font></a>. Who ever thought campaign T-shirts would have hashtags? 
A shirt made for millennials.
  • <a href="https://shop.hillaryclinton.com/products/chillary-clinton-koozie-combo" target="_blank"><font color="#FFFFFF">Hillary Clinton's "Chillary Clinton Koozie Pack" is $10</font></a>. Hopefully the beverage in the koozie is a lot cooler than the candidate.
  • <a href="https://store.randpaul.com/index.php/fun-stuff/giant-rand-paul-birthday-card.html" target="_blank"><font color="FFFFFF">Rand Paul’s Ginormous Birthday Card is $35</font></a>. An oversized happy birthday card from Rand Paul makes an unforgettable present. The three-foot long card is complete with an equally large envelope.
  • <a href="https://store.randpaul.com/index.php/fun-stuff/hillary-s-hard-drive.html" target="_blank"><font color="#FFFFFF">Rand Paul's "Hilary's Hard Drive" is $99.95</font></a>. Get your own "100% genuine erased email server" from the Paul campaign.
  • <a href="http://www.nationaljournal.com/pictures-video/photos-the-most-unusual-2016-presidential-candidate-swag-20150715" target="_blank"><font color="#FFFFFF">Bobby Jindal's "Limited Edition: Tanned, Rested, Ready T-Shirt" costs $20</font></a>. This shirt carries Jindal's campaign slogan, which references the media claim that Jindal isn't "brown enough."
  • <a href="https://store.tedcruz.org/product/courageous-conservatives-poster/" target="_blank"><font color="#FFFFFF">Ted Cruz's "Courageous Conservatives" Poster is $25</font></a>. This is one bad-ass poster.<a href="https://store.tedcruz.org/product/courageous-conservatives-poster/"><font color="#FFFFFF">Ted Cruz's "Courageous Conservatives" Poster is $25</font></a>. This is one bad-ass poster.