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10 Last Minute Gift Ideas Under & Way-Under $100

If you're like most people, myself included, you are not ready for the holidays.  You still don't know what you're cooking for Christmas, you have nothing to wear to your in-laws, you haven't put up your tree, and you're just revisiting the Christmas gift list you made in late October.  As I was going through my own list just this morning, I thought I'd share some of the neat gift ideas I found for last minute shoppers.  They're for infants to elders, combine style, utility, and fun... and they range in price from $7.99 to $69.95 and are in stock to ship for Christmas '09 as of this writing!

When iPhone Targets Retail Stores Will It Lose Its Caché?

Just in time for the holidays, after launching sales and support for the iPhone at Best Buy and Walmart back in June, Apple is officially going mainstream when it arrives at Target stores on November 7. Consumers will be able to purchase both the iPhone 4 and iPhone 3GS at any of the department store chains' 846 stores. With such a major merchandising change-up like this, does Apple run the risk of losing some of its mystique and exclusivity by going mainstream?

New Social Media Seasonal Holiday Created By Groupon

As one of the first and most popular social buying sites, Groupon differentiates itself once again from its competitors by establishing its own holiday. The fact that it begins on the Monday prior to Thanksgiving and continues through Christmas, Hanukkah and Kwanzaa might smack a bit like overt commercialism, but with deals up to 90 percent off, I think a lot of seasonal shoppers are going to be celebrating "Grouponicus" this holiday season.

11 Not-Too-Tacky Novelty Lamps Make Fun Holiday Gifts

As more sophisticated technology has made lighting design a central focus of interior design, a lamp is not just something to improve sight in the dark; lighting is its own statement, expressing style, mood... even humor! Mood and play lamps are totally welcome in modern interior design, as long as they're not too tacky. Some of them even make useful gifts...

10 Super Creative Cat Calendars For 2011

Pet calendars have become so clever and creative that this year I've decided to separate the cat calendars from the dog ones. No one seems to be very creative with the remaining species of pets, but that's my complaint every year.  So, off we go into kitty land and the artists that express them so well in the 2011 Cat Wall Calendars.

5 Fun Eco-Dining Accessories to Keep Holiday Dinner Guests Tension-Free

It's that time of year again. You can feel the tension weighing everyone down. All you want to do is serve a great meal and keep the peace between the people you love. Help alleviate the tension with the 5 cool eco-dining distractions I have listed below.

Eco-friendly Christmas Trees Stands in Haifa Shortly After Devastating Fire

Today in the center of Haifa there is a 38-foot Christmas tree made of 5,480 recycled plastic bottles. The eco-friendly tree was finished a few days after devastating fires left over 40 people dead and millions of trees destroyed. The green project could not have been done without the help of Haifa's local residents.

Kindle vs Nook & Sony Reader

Sony, in its latest attempt to compete head-on with Amazon's Kindle's and Barnes & Noble's Nook success is attempting to open a storefront online of its own. In spite of a previous failure at a similar venture back in 2005, is Sony ready for a comeback?And if not, does Amazon's Kindle or Barnes & Noble's Nook win in this year's Holiday Sweepstakes?

Wholesome Tummies: Healthy Bagged Lunch Service That Gives Moms a Break

Moms are among the hardest working people on the planet, and I'm only talking about the ones who parent full-time, not to mention those that juggle other responsibilities, like careers at the same time! This holiday season, give a mom in your life a break from one of her daily parenting duties - lunch making, by supplying her with a service that delivers healthy meals to her kids at school!

Mouthwatering? How About Rotisserie Fried Turkey For The Holidays?

Some enjoy the nip in the air, others enjoy visiting with friends, the parties, the gifts.... I'll be honest. What I enjoy most about the holidays is the food - especially turkey!  So I did flips when I found out there is a way to improve on my favorite cooking method, fried turkey.  A rotisserie!  Right, a rotisserie in a fryer! Whoa!

The Best, Sexy Holiday Gift For Your Ultimate Fighter: UFC Garter Belt!

 Shopping for holiday gifts that are sure to impress your spouse can be a big challenge. I've got the perfect idea for the man who loves UFC, and well, you know that thing that just always happens to be on every guy's mind. Yes, it's the best of both worlds, and as an added bonus you get something out of it too in the form of a sexy new accessory.

Lighted Construction Kit Toys Brighten the Holiday Season

Watch out Legos!  There's a new toy in town!  And this one lights up...

Just In Time To Wrap Your Holiday Gifts, SUCK UK Develops Handy Tape Dispenser

What's wrong with re-purposing a tape measure dispenser as a sticky tape dispenser?  Nothing at all, the way SUCK UK sees it.  And it does seem like consumers will agree.

Social Media Handles Baggage Handlers With Touchy-Feely iPods, Foursquare & Loopt

Location-based social networks have seized (pun intended) a contentious issue affecting travelers at airports this holiday season. Starting with the infamous "day before Thanksgiving" travel onslaught, both Loopt and Foursquare have found ways to relate to the we-rub-you-the-wrong-way security guards and their new frisk-first-ask-questions-later policies.

ETree Floor Lamp is Way Cooler Than Traditional Christmas Trees


‘Tis the season for decorating the home with a tree of one kind or another, so why not ditch the traditional Balsam Fir and go with something a bit more modern? Forget the pine tree and instead surprise your family and friends by bringing home this extraordinary new ETree floor lamp...
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12 Hot Gifts For Boomers, Seniors, & Maybe YOU This Christmas

Goodies and gadgets for the later-aged this Christmas... We have twelve, one for each day of Christmas and you can take your pick of your favorite 8 for Hanukkah gifts.  You'll have to judge which are the best for your boomer and senior relatives; we don't all age gracefully.

 


Plush Puffs Add Something Special To Your Hot Cocoa - Maple Bacon Anyone?

Hot chocolate is a winter staple and having it without marshmallows is practically sacrilegious.  During the holidays it can be nice to kick things up a bit though and one thing you may want to try is gourmet flavored marshmallows.  Plush Puffs is a line of gourmet marshmallows that come in some unusual flavours.

Something To Be Thankful For: Scientists Working Hard to Develop Unique Ways To Recycle Feathers

Have you ever wondered what happens to plucked turkey feathers? For the most part turkey feathers as well as feathers from various other poultry are simply incinerated, made in to low -grade animal feedstock or thrown away only to end up in a landfill. Fortunately, several scientists are working hard to develop new eco-friendly ways to recycle these feathers for future use.

LED Reindeer & Snowflake Christmas Lights Stick, Don't Suck

These new LED Christmas lights from Japan stick individually to flat surfaces using their built-in suction cup. What's more, they glow without heat and cycle through 7 cheerful colors!

Top 8 Holiday 2009 Gifts For Crazed Sports Fans

While the standard T-shirt or ball cap may seem like a great gift for the rabid sports fan, chances are he already has more of those than he can handle. Consider something more original this holiday season.