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Want To Make Your Christmas Greener? Rent A Live Tree!

Chances are you have already got your Christmas tree this year, but there is something new emerging on the market -- the rental of live Christmas trees. Each year 25-30 million evergreens are harvested to be sold as Christmas trees and at any given time 350 million trees are being grown on farms throughout the U.S. It is a tremendous amount of waste -- even if the tree remains are recycled into mulch. Using a live tree is the ultimate in recycling AND still having a real tree.

Want Your Artificial Tree To Smell Real? Use An Essential Oil Ornament

Artificial Christmas trees have been around for many decades now and the one thing that they truly lack is that fresh piney smell that is synonymous with the holiday season. These days this is an easy fix with this Snowflake Bubble Aromatherapy Ornament. Just hang the blown glass ball on the tree and fill it with Balsam Fir Oil and let the sniffing begin!

Want To Protect Your Christmas Tree? Ninjas Can Do The Job

It is Christmas. There are a lot of fake Santas on the prowl. How do you protect your Christmas tree from all but the real Santa? How do you make sure that the kids aren't sneaking peeks at the packages under the tree? How do you keep the cat from climbing the tree? Well, ninjas are the answer. These HOrrible HOliday HOoligans are ornaments to hide in your tree and attack when anyone least expects it.

16 Christmas Sweaters That Are Not Just Ugly But Wrong

Ugly Christmas sweaters have become tradition in the US. Folks sponsor marathons, contests and drinking parties galore all around the concept of the ugly sweater you get for Christmas. Here at Inventor Spot, we like to keep on the cutting edge, whether in awesome tech or in the fashion world. So we wanted to share with you a newer trend we've noticed, the Ugly Christmas Sweater that is so very wrong. Here's are 16 great examples of the new trend in Ugly Christmas Sweaters: 

Giant Godzilla Christmas Tree Spruces Up Tokyo Mall

Pining for those classic Japanese monster movies that had you sitting on pins and needles? Well fir not, er, fear not! The giant Godzilla Christmas Tree from the Aqua City Odaiba shopping mall in Tokyo is the original nightmare before Christmas!

Thirteen Oddest, Funniest And Strangest Holiday Ornaments

Deck the halls with …. What in the world is that? Sometimes we wonder what has gotten into some people. First, the Ugly Christmas Sweater trend, the Turducken, and Christmas music piped into stores before Halloween. Now it seems all rules are forgotten and the Christmas decorating train has run off the rails.

Here's 13 of the oddest, funniest and strangest Christmas Tree Ornaments to add fun to your tree: 

16 Crazy Yet Awesome Alternate Christmas Trees

Christmas tree decorating – do you stick with a theme, let the kids do it, get creative with the tree itself? The options are endless. Here are some of most unique, awsome and a little crazy "trees" we’ve found this season.

10 Best Low Budget Gifts To Help With Back Pain

If you're over 30 you've probably suffered from back pain some time or other in your life.  In fact, 60 to 80 percent of adults suffer from chronic or periodic back pain, so chances are you have a friend or family member who could use some relief from his or her back pain when not at the doctor, physical therapist, chiropractor, or acupuncturist.  Here are some of the highest-rated low-budget gadgets that can be used solo, without the aid of others. 

13 Strange and Bizarre Gifts For The Weirdos In Your Life

Know someone hard to shop for? Are you sick of looking for something they'll actually like? Why not try something sure to confuse them instead? These strange goodies will be great ways to throw off the preconcieved gift ideas people already expect from you.

HOnk HOnk HOnk: The Top 10 Over-The-Top Holiday Decorated Vehicles

Old and busted: Holiday home displays big and bright enough to outshine Rudolph's red nose. New hotness: cars and trucks decorated with more glowing bells & whistles than Santa's sleigh on Christmas Eve.

Squeezy Freezy Makes Homemade Slushies In Minutes

The Squeezy Freezy is a simple, yet effective gadget that transforms your favorite drinks into frosty fun! It's a colorful, squishable drink container that works as a mini slushy machine of sorts.

RC Surf/Skate Board a Hint of Future Sport?

The Cyber Surfer R/C Spaceboard may be more than just a cool Christmas gift.  Is it just crazy enough to be a prototype for the next Xtreme sport?

Sumo Lounge Makes One Heck Of A Bean Bag Chair: Review

It's hard to find a chair that's comfortable for the many ways you might use one in a family room.  You may not have considered a bean bag as an all purpose chair - not since you became 'an adult.'  Then again, Sumo Urban Lounge Gear doesn't make the kinds of bean bag chairs you remember from your childhood. 

Let's Talk Turkey: 9 Awesome Gadgets To Make Holiday Cooking Easier

Most home chefs are so pooped by the time they get to the dinner table, that it's hard for them to enjoy the fruits of their labor. Whether you're cooking turkey or a ham or roast for holliday meals, there are some new gadgets that should make your work easier and your dinner more yummy.

13 Perfect Gifts For 13 Types Of Mother-In-Laws

... A headache means she has brain cancer and a cut on her finger means she's a hemophiliac.  No, not a hemophiliac; a hypochondriac. What's the perfect gift? 

 


Japanese Christmas Cake Sweetens Up the Season



Christmas in Japan is celebrated a little differently than in other countries and some holiday traditions are unique to the land of the rising sun. One of these is Christmas Cake - a very special cake with certain required ingredients. It can be said that Christmas in Japan really isn't Christmas at all without Christmas cake!
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Going Somewhere? Have A Seat

Planning a trip this summer or later this year during the holidays?  Well, if you're going by plane, be prepared to wait on long lines, as 'anything but' is definitely the exception these days.  But whether you are waiting on the ticket line, the baggage check line, or the boarding line, there are suitcases made just for you... they can be transformed into chairs!

 

Creative, Constructive & Fun: The Top 5 Activity Toys

Here’s the ultimate list of the best “Toy of the Year” industry-leading activity toys that will get kids to create, build and doodle from the past five years. These creation-centered toys promote inventive and artistic playtime, and they’re all together in one handy guide:

10 Surprisingly Silly Christmas Outfits For The Entire Family

We've all see the ugly sweaters, and even the naughty sweaters. We've seen Santa costumes everywhere. And it's all one big bore.  I want to be surprised. What's truly appreciated is when people get really inventive and creative with their holiday outfits. Here's my picks for 10 Surprisingly Silly Outfts For The Enire Family For Christmas:

Show Your Cats Some Respect With Okocat Natural Cat Litters: Review

If you want to buy your cats something they'll appreciate for longer than 10 minutes this Christmas, why not get them some decent natural cat litter.  I'm not kidding.  If your cats are still doing their stuff in those dusty, clingy, chemical-smelling crystal crumbs, they need some TLC.  And Healthy Pet has just the litter your cats would choose if they could.  It's called ökocat, and it comes from real green materials called trees.  My cat and I tried 3 different ökocat litters and here's what we found...