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If You're Going Green This Christmas, Think About Metal

The guilt goes on year after year. Do you buy a real tree or bring the plastic one down from the attic.  Hmm.  That plastic one is so tacky and it's not like it fools anyone.  Why pretend?  Michelle Weingeist has solved the problem elegantly with the sustainable aluminum spiral Christmas tree she named Tannenboing that doesn't pretend to be a real tree.

 

 

There's A Fragrance Feast Out There In Wax Tarts!

Isn't it frustrating to purchase a fragrant candle, light it up, and your fragrance goes up in smoke?  Literally, it does; half the time all you smell is smoke. When you light a candle directly, you are burning it, and that smell tends to overcome the fragrance that may be in it.

eBook Plus! Exciting Android Alex™ Revolutionizes eReading Experience

The ultimate e-gadget for geeks young and old is just around the corner. It's the first Google Android-based e-book with full browser capability and a Duet Navigator™, a dual screen display that "holds" text on one screen and related hyperlinked material on the second. Designed by Spring Design and called simply Alex, it's sure to be a hit with research, educational, and entertainment markets.

DIY Theremin Kit from Japan Makes Sounds Only Lenin Could Love

The Gakken Theremin Mini DIY Kit is the ideal holiday gift for your niece or nephew provided you can't stand their parents. They say Lenin loved the theremin's eerie sound the first time he heard it, so full Marx to him.

The Ten Must-Have Video Games Of 2013

Hey, folks! As I'm sure you're all aware, Christmas is just around the corner, bringing with it the gift-purchasing frenzy typical of the holiday season. Chances are good that at least a few of you are shopping for gifts to give the gamer in your life - and coming up short. Care for a few recommendations?

Call For Inventors: Christmas Tree Decor & Gifts!

While Christmas is fresh on your minds, I know you inventors have plenty of ideas for how to improve it.  Before those visions of sugar plums and the money to be made from them leave your minds, the Christmas Tree Shops, through Edison Nation, want your ideas.  Hurry now, you have only until February 15, 2010 to get your entries in.

 

The 2010 Gadget Giftening Part 2 – Tidy Robot Cleans Up When It Comes To Fun

Sure, you’ve heard of the Roomba, but here comes the Room Tidying Pickup Robot – a controller-driven or autonomous way to pick up objects cluttering your home. That little vacuum’s got nothin’ on this guy.


Alarm Clock Strips You Of The Ability To Wake Up – Leaves Ability To Get It Up Intact

Sure, you could have a “regular” alarm clock, one that would buzz and whine to get you out of bed, or you could have one that sashays its way into your conscious. Let's have a big round of applause for the Pole Dancer alarm clock!

10 Best Gifts For Your Dumbest Friends

Okay, so maybe you don't have any dumb friends. Maybe the only dumb people you know are relatives or people at work. Either way, dumb is dumb, and sometimes you just can't believe you are giving them gifts at all. But it's a family Christmas party or one of those office parties where you pick a name and the one you got is the biggest jerk in the whole place.... You can probably find just the right gift for her or him pretty cheaply right here.

Salvation Army Modernizes Their Kettle Collection

One of the big names in business that you hear about during the holiday season is the Salvation Army. It's a non-profit that we all know best for their collections efforts that involve collections kettles and little ringing bells. This year, they've decided to take their business plan, and collections efforts to new levels by modernizing the way that they take donations.

Erbert And Gerbert: Surprise Subs Come Gift-Wrapped

A niche business is one thing, but Erbert and Gerbert has found a new niche within a niche business concept to start with, and it's perfect for the holiday season.

Sparkling Afternoon Tea Is A Safe Sham Champagne

Want to stay sober when the rest are falling over? Try Kirin's new Sparkling Afternoon Tea, the sham champagne made with tea for teetotalers!

Brightkite's Augmented Reality Adds New Dimension To Your Holiday Shopping!

A new wrinkle in Holiday Shopping. One the hottest location-based social networks on the market today just added Augmented Reality to one's holiday shopping experience. Just point your smartphone's camera toward any shopping area and view more than you bargained for.

8 Philips Products Receive 2010 Industrial Design Awards

This year, six of Philips' eight Good Industrial Designs just happen to make great holiday gifts, if they can be found for sale. Most of them are so new, that they haven't reached all of Philips many markets. But if you know an infant, a mother, an elderly person, someone who loves to cook, watch TV, or needs motivation to exercise, you'll find a new gift here.

 

Whoozit, Skwish, NooBoo...What? Three Words Your Baby Wants You To Know This Christmas


Start your baby’s sensory development off right with these three inexpensive toys ready to be wrapped and put under the tree! read more »

Ten 2011 Wall Calendars To Count You Into The Next Decade

Some of us are very sentimental about our wall calendars and end up keeping them for years. Perhaps that's why we spend a bit of time searching for a special one that "clicks." Whether you are buying a calendar for yourself or someone else (hint: great Christmas gift), I've hand-picked 10 that express the various ways some may like to start the next decade.

 

10 Ways to Silly Up Your Christmas

I know that Christmas is all about traditions but I am finding the traditions to be a bit boring. I mean, does it always have to be the same? Same tree, same lights, same food....arrrgh! I want to be able to have fun for the holidays, and to me, doing the same exact thing I did last year is not a lot of fun.

For those who agree with me and want to spice up what you have been doing for year, I have collected together 10 Ways to Silly Up Your Christmas.

The 2010 Gadget Giftening Part 6 – The Joystick Gets Classy

At a certain point, other adults and significant romantic partners tend to ask gamers to throw out or sell their old gaming equipment owing to the fact that it is “ugly”. In some cases, they’re correct, but not when it comes to the Singibigi Joystick, a retro take on the gaming controller.

Grenade Christmas Decorations: Pretty, Glittery, And Political

Partnering with Suck UK, Britain's inimitable producer of both the humorous and seriously absurd in design, Ctrl.Alt.Shift will use the proceeds from its Grenade Christmas Tree Decorations to further efforts to call for world attention to the "silent majority."

Wry Terrorist Tea Pot Takes A Stab At The 'Warm & Fuzzy' Tea Cozy

There's nothing out of bounds for the heralded British designer of wry - SUCK UK.  (Yes, wry did just become a noun.)   So it should not be a surprise that the company pokes fun not only at the British favorite pass time (Will you have a cup of tea, dear?), but at the traditional sweet, flowery, prim tea cozy.