Most pop culture-inspired spice shakers contain just the right amount of quirk and kitsch, so there is no need to say “when.” Salt and pepper designs range from highly geeky to childish and often bring about feelings of favorable nostalgia.

One thing true of salt and pepper shakers is that their style and functionality vary in each household. Unless personally gifted, it is usually fairly rare that two neighbors share the same dispensers. There is such a wide variety of shakers that one can be very expressive—some options are very niche. It is sure that somewhere out there, there is a salt and pepper shaker just for you.

The pop culture spice shakers will make for great inspiration. So shake it up and bit and forget about the standard and traditional.