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Tiddies: The perfect gift for the guy or gal who has everything!



TIDDIES: The Perfect Gift For the Guy or Gal Who Has Everything


Every year I struggle to figure out what to get a few folks. This year, I had a flashback to when my brother was in high school. I remember he picked up a pair of Tiddies on a trip to Galveston. He LOVED those sandals. Probably mostly because they were called TIDDIES, but hey... he loved them.



The perfect gift for the guy or gal who has everything!So I Googled TIDDIES. Sure enough -- They are still around.  They originated in 1973 in Pasadena, Texas. So Tiddies are a "TEXAS Thang" (in case you’ve never heard of them.) ☺


Tiddies were BIG thing in the 70’s. EVERYONE wanted a pair.They are thick, soft, sandals. After you wear them for a while, the sandal makes an imprint of your foot in the soft sole. Their motto is "Soft shoes for a hard world." They are perfect for casual wear AND for the beach. The straps are made of surgical tubing and are super soft.

Here's the BEST PART -- Their made in the USA!!


The perfect gift for the guy or gal who has everything!

I know... we are headed into winter. But this is TEXAS. Trust me, there are days in the fall and winter that we can still pull out a pair of shorts and sandals. And  we do!


Besides all that... I bought this item for these folks because they already have  EVERYTHING... Except their own TIDDIES!


As with all TIDDIES, they come in several sizes: (thickness of soles)


♥ Chi Chis ♥
♥ 3 Layer ♥
♥ Iddie Biddies (for the kiddies). ☺ ♥


There are tons of colors. I ordered a pair of SUNSET Chi Chis for my Sam Houston State University Bearkat, a maroon pair of BIG KNOCKERS for my recent A&M graduate, and the purple and gold pair for my wild and crazy son, Jonathan!

The perfect gift for the guy or gal who has everything!

If I were ordering for me... I would get the LIME GREEN BIG KNOCKERS with the blue straps. Surprised?!  0:O)


There’s something for everyone -- except The Princess Mama -- She’d NEVER wear anything called “Tiddies”  FOR PETE'S SAKE! *wink!

The perfect gift for the guy or gal who has everything!

So... If you have someone on your list that is HARD TO SHOP for, visit and check them out. I’m POSITIVE these sandals will be the talk of the family Christmas party!  HA! ☺

P.S. I ordered these babies and they were in my post office box in just a couple of days! And that was with the FREE shipping!

TIDDIES: The Perfect Gift For the Guy or Gal Who Has Everything

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Comment balloon 25 commentsJoni Bailey • October 17 2012 03:36PM


Learned something new.  Don't think I've ever heard of the brand but I'm sure the name made more than one teenage boy giggle.

Posted by Cindy Jones, Pentagon, Fort Belvoir & Quantico Real Estate News (Integrity Real Estate Group) about 7 years ago

Miss Joni!  Never thought I'd see the day you were talking about your Tiddies on ActiveRain and your Big Knockers!  This is a side you've been hiding from me.............makes me love you even more!  xoxoxoxo ;~)

Posted by Roger D. Mucci, Lets shake things up at your home today! (Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092) about 7 years ago

 Cindy: It makes grown men giggle too! ;)

LOL @ Roger! Sweet Roger.... I told you I was a wild thing in a previous life. TPM was crushed. I make her much happier these days. HA!! I can't wait to see the boys faces -- I can just hear them "AUNT JONI!" BAHhahahahahHA!!  0>:O)  The horns holding the halo up. *wink ;)

Posted by Joni Bailey, Your Huntsville / Lake Livingston Area REALTOR® (101 Main St. Realty) about 7 years ago


            Too cute..Bob says I am hard to shop for but you know diamonds and tiddies what else can a gal need! LOL I hope you are having a great week! We do seem to be on many same wave lenghts hope we can meet sometime soon!

Posted by Yolanda Cordova-Gilbert about 7 years ago

Yolanda: I am so glad I swallowed the huge gulp of tea I took right before reading your comment! ROFL!!!!

Posted by Joni Bailey, Your Huntsville / Lake Livingston Area REALTOR® (101 Main St. Realty) about 7 years ago

well you caught our attention that is for sure, being a northerner had never heard of these... look comfortable though!

Posted by Mark Loewenberg, KW 561-214-0370 (KW of the Palm Beaches) about 7 years ago

Good Evening Joni

Thank for the Tiddies post. Have a great day

Posted by Patrick White, Driven to bring New Yorkers home (Home Driven Realty, Inc) about 7 years ago
I can't believe they still manufacture Tiddies. I had a pair of those back in the '70s. I just couldn't wear them because the surgical tubing between my toes apparently pressed a nerve and caused a severe pain. I really loved the otherwise!!
Posted by Ralph Janisch ABR CRS Broker, Selling Northwest Houston to good people like you! (Janisch & Co.) about 7 years ago

I had a pair when I was in college.  I had no idea that they were still making them!  Thanks for sharing.

Posted by Kathy Sheehan, Senior Loan Officer (Bay Equity, LLC 770-634-4021) about 7 years ago

Joni ~ Love the fact that they are made in the USA!! A Texas thang?? Only Texans wear them??

Tell Roger to behave himself!! You are not talking about your Titties!!

Posted by Karen Baker, Professional Help with Rapid Responses... (Sunset Beach and Beyond Realty) about 7 years ago

Mark: HA! Well now you have!! :)))

Patrick: You're welcome!

Jeanne and Ralph: They are still made the same, so they would probably not work for you today either. :(

Kathy: Now you can have another pair! HA!

Frank and Karen: Now if ANYONE needs a pair of these it's you two!!! ☺ P.S. This is behaving for Roger. HA!☺

Posted by Joni Bailey, Your Huntsville / Lake Livingston Area REALTOR® (101 Main St. Realty) about 7 years ago

Not found in New York Joni.. or at least I've never seen them either on a person or in a store...

Posted by Janis Borgueta, LIC RE Salesperson (Key Properties of the Hudson Valley ) about 7 years ago

Joni, The company and you certainly know how to get our full attention! :)

Posted by Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton) (RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305 about 7 years ago

I have never heard of those either, Joni. They are cute. I love your new picture!

Posted by Toni Weidman, 20+ Years Selling Homes in New Port Richey, FL (Sailwinds Realty) about 7 years ago

Joni, I can see why those would be popular with especially younger kids.  Unlike Mark the title caught my attention for other reasons.  That brand name can cause the mind to wonder else where ............ LOL

Posted by George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert (George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages) about 7 years ago

Good Morning Joni,


I have to admit I have never heard of tiddes. They actually look really comfortable. I may buy a pair for myself. Certainly not common in my neck of the woods. Which might make than a better gift to give out for me. I am sure that so many folks will ask the person where they got them and what better PR for me.


Thanks for sharing


Posted by JodiAnn Garone, Bringing you Home! (Century 21 Action Plus Realty) about 7 years ago


You need to negoitate with the comapny that makes the Tiddies to give you some cash for doing all this great advertising for their product! I have lived here for amny years but never herard of Tiddies.. Sounds interseting and yes there will be many days we can wear shorts and flip flops during the supposed winter!

Posted by Robert Bob Gilbert, Your Katy TX ( West of Houston) Real Estate Expert (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Anderson Properties) about 7 years ago
***Janis: You can start a new trend!! ;) ***BLiz: LOL ***Toni: Thank You!! *** George: they're a fun gift for guys AND gals if all ages!! ***JodiAnne: Give them a try!! ***Bob: REALLY?! They are now based out of Houston. Check them out!
Posted by Joni Bailey, Your Huntsville / Lake Livingston Area REALTOR® (101 Main St. Realty) about 7 years ago

Hi Joni,

These are just too cute and I may get some for my daughter for Christmas. I honestly have never heard of these and it sounded like some kind of baby item when I first saw it. I like new things .....and your new hairdo is adorable.

Posted by Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor, (909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning (Sun Lakes Realty) about 7 years ago

Those look like FUN! AND those purple and gold ones are perfect for the Jack Britt lovers in my family! Thanks for the tip...and I LOVE your new pic!

Posted by Melissa McKinney, Realtor, (McKinney Realty Group) about 7 years ago

HI Joni,

As always a fun and informative post.

Just a quick note to say Hi and we miss you to, All my fault, but I hear and see rumours that AR is now finally come into this decade and we can use actual html, this will make a huge difference to me and posting more......

By the way..... Its Rain boots over here, our "gray" season has started and its coming down hard wet and nasty.

Posted by Peter Pfann @ eXp Realty Pfanntastic Properties in Victoria, Since 1986., Talk To or Text Peter 250-213-9490 (eXp Realty, Victoria BC about 7 years ago

Joni, too cute!   Never heard of Tiddies, thinking they were underwear!    We can still wear sandals during the day here too, but soon it will be a bit too cool.    These are pretty neat!

Posted by Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time (House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373) about 7 years ago

Kristin: These were wildly popular in the 70's. Nothing like some retro gifts for the younger generation!

Melissa: Yes, and you go to the beach a lot. The whole family can have some! :))

Peter: WAH! I'm sorry to hear about the gray season. That sounds terrible!

Joan: Even in December there are sometimes sandal days. But January and February... probably not. (Notice I didn't say no way!)

Posted by Joni Bailey, Your Huntsville / Lake Livingston Area REALTOR® (101 Main St. Realty) about 7 years ago

Hi Joni.

I do agree with bob's comment.

Posted by Joshua Zargari, MJ Decorators Workshop (MJ Decorators Workshop LI staging and home decorating) about 7 years ago

Hi Joni, Just got my 10th pair today from I received my first pair in high school and im about to turn 55. I can't tell you how many people I've turned on to tiddies. Once you wear them you will never wear another.

Posted by Dana about 1 year ago

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