Things You Never Knew Existed
The Johnson Smith Company, officially founded in 1914, is one of America’s oldest catalog companies.
The Johnson Smith catalog was known for years as the “Things You Never Knew Existed” catalog and specialized in unique gifts and gag gifts.
UPDATE: The Johnson Smith Company closed in December 2019.
UPDATE: The Johnson Smith Company brands which included The Things You Never Knew Existed Catalog, The Lighter Side Catalog, and Betty’s Attic Catalog were acquired by Winston Brands in 2020 who were “excited to keep the Johnson Smith Company brands moving forward and blending them into” their current family of Collections Etc. Here’s a link to the Things You Never Knew Existed section of the Collections, Etc. website.
Bonus Unique Gift Catalogs mentioned in this Article:
The Lighter Side & Betty’s Attic (now combined? at Collections, Etc.)
Collections, Etc. (a Great Gift Catalogs post)
The Lighter Side (a Great Gift Catalogs post)