Let’s get started with the word of the day
gimcrack \JIM-krak\, noun:
1. A showy but useless or worthless object; a gewgaw.
1. Tastelessly showy; cheap; gaudy.
Yet the set is more than a collection of pretty gimcracks.
— Frank Rich, Hot Seat
In those cities most self-conscious about their claim to be part of English history, like Oxford or Bath, the shops where you could have bought a dozen nails, home-made cakes or had a suit run up, have shut down and been replaced with places selling teddy bears, T-shirts and gimcrack souvenirs.
— Jeremy Paxman, The English: A Portrait of a People