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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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12 Eye-Popping Social Media Pillows - Because Every Geek Needs An Icon To Hug

... Detailed and cleanly drawn, the Craftsquatch icon pillow shells are made of soft fleece and the pillow stuffing is polyester making the pillows cuddly - squishable, but resilient enough to bounce back into shape.  Craftsquatch work is clean and sharp; the icons really stand out - so, in addition to being cushy, the social media and icon pillows are visually very striking.

 

 


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? 

 


This Designer Dog Jewelry Makes Me Jealous: IsPet™ Designer Petwear

Ruff!  Designer jewelry for dogs that I wouldn't mind wearing at all.  Wait until you see it....

The 11 Best Toys Of 2011: Toy Industry Awards

If you want to check out 2011's hottest toys, look no further.  The 11th annual Toy Of The Year Awards (TOTYs) were presented last night at a shindig marking the 108th American International Toy Fair, which opens today in NYC.  The TOTY, for those of you who are superstitious, not only celebrates its 11th year anniversary in 2011, but it awarded 11 prizes in 11 different categories, plus the overall best toy that received the Toy Of The Year award.

 


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!

Top 10 Bizarre Alarm Clocks From Japan That Could Wake Godzilla

You snooze, you lose! Wake up like you've never awoken before with these 10 bizarre alarm clocks from Japan, the land where nobody sleeps - for obvious reasons.

6 in 1 Solar Robot Kit Offers Educational Fun

Looking for a great stocking stuffer? Look no further! This 6 in 1 Solar Robot Kit packs loads of fun (and education) in a small box - at an affordable price!

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. 

If Kinetic Sand Isn't On Your Kid's Christmas List, It Should Be

Watch closely as your child makes his or her Christmas list this year. If for some reason they don’t have Kinetic Sand on their list, be sure to add it. Add some to your list too. Kinetic Sand is not quite playdough but it’s just as much fun. Kinetic Sand is not just sand but it runs through your fingers just as easily. It’s like nothing your child has played with before. And it’s so much fun and addicting, you’ll want to play too.

11 Hilariously Stupid, Strange and Ugly Christmas Ornaments

These days, Christmas isn’t about religion, it’s about expressing yourself and showing others how much you (don’t) care about them. What better way to show what a weirdo you are than adoring your tree with the tackiest, ugliest and just plain strangest Christmas ornaments around?

The Hottest Christmas Gift For Kids In 2010: KINECTIMALS Virtual Pets Video Game

Last Christmas, the Zhu Zhu Pet Hamster was the blockbuster gift for kids. This year, I predict the box office hit for kids will be the video game Kinectimals, one of fifteen new Microsoft fully-interactive "sensoring" video games for its new Kinect Xbox 360.  Kinectimals are 20 wild virtual video pets, like tigers, lions and cheetahs, that kids can play with and even train. Parents will get a kick out of this game too!

 

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.

10 Must Have Microwave Gadgets For The Empty Nest Mother

The kids have gone to college, have their own houses or apartments, get jobs, families of their own... and what was once "home" is now a place to visit when they get a chance.  Moms and dads adjust, take up hobbies, travel more, work more.... and, probably, cook less.  Cooking for one or two now, mom probably takes some short cuts and, more than likely, uses the microwave more.  Boring?  Nope. Not with these 10 gadgets, all user-approved to make short cut cooking fun and delicious. Surprise her this Mother's Day!

Have Gadgets, Will Travel: The Hands Free Travel Wrap

A gadget holder for a gadget lover is used to keep gadgets and documents secure, readily available, and well-hidden when you travel - a great gift for a frequent flyer!  It can also keep you warm on those long flights when the outside temperature at 30,000 feet may be 40 degrees below zero.... It's the Hands Free Travel Wrap. Read on to see how versatile this Wrap can be.

10 Fun, Funky, Fanciful & Functional Gifts Under $50

It's the Holidays, 2010.  We're stretching it to buy gifts for only the most special in our lives, and the gifts will be more personal, more meaningful, than years past, because we are stretching and our giftees know that.  This year I found a range of new design gifts for those special people - the fun, the funky, the fanciful, and the functional. You'll find something for your special ones, without busting your budget.

 


Christmas Tree Needles Have Natural Antibacterial Properties

Scientists often struggle to come up with artificial means to accomplish medical goals, when all the while nature has the answer.  Such an answer has been found in the Douglas Fir, Pseudotsuga menzietii, which not only happens to form an ideal shape for a Christmas tree, but also holds a very important biological agent in its needles - a natural antimicrobial.  

7 Stunning Umbrellas Sure To Brighten Dreary Days

An umbrella can do so much more than simply keep you dry, and let's face it, depending upon the weather conditions, it doesn't always do that. This winter, stay chic and fashionable with some of these stylish umbrellas available from Amazon, or buy them for someone else as a gift. These chic and stylish umbrellas make the perfect stocking stuffers for the holidays, and they sure will be conversation pieces that brighten up even the gloomiest of days! Though watch how you wrap them; they might be dead giveaways sitting under a tree or sticking out from a stocking in true form.


The Gift Of Arthritis Relief: Gloves Eliminate Arthritis Pain In Hands

Sometimes the coolest innovations in fashion have nothing to do with style. Those that can improve the health and lives of others are especially notable, and this is one accessory that could make a difference for those with arthritis.

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!