My husband hates anything that can be described as "a touch of whimsy." I love whimsy. Small touches, giant splashes, and even overdone tacky doses of whimsy.
I think this is just the right amount of whimsy:
$48 Banana Bud Vase from Jonathan Adler. Available in four colors, including metallic gold and silver which are a bit pricier at $68. Do you have a quirky friend? (Ahem! What am I, chopped liver?) This would make a fabulous house warming gift.
I'll just have to hide it from my husband.