Christmas Holiday Articles

Can Kmart's "Blue" Light Special Ads Turn Us On For The Holidays? [Videos]

With Kmart's revenue reports heading into the toilet, it appears its TV ads might have followed suit this holiday season. Down 4.6 percent in earnings this quarter, one of the nation's largest discount retailers is taking a radical departure from it's wholesome Mom's Apple Pie image to one that replicates the blue material you might catch on late night, a la Chelsea Lately!

Brainwave Toys - Do Today's Kids Have Enough Brain Power To Play?

Mind controlled toys are here. But will kids be able to sit still long enough to play them in today's Ritalin-based world? I'm not sure.  But the toys are pretty cool...

Five Great Last Minute Christmas Gifts For The Gamer In Your Life

Christmas is around the corner - do you know where your gifts are? I'm sure at least a few of you have neglected to do your shopping and are desperately scrambling to get things done now. Let me help you along - here are a few last-minute presents every gamer would love to see under their tree.

These Guys Have Cojones - Orbotix Unleashes Robotic Balls

Orbotix have plenty of balls. Robotic balls, that is.

Geekiest Gifts For The Holidays: ThinkGeek’s 5 Dorkiest Fashion Accessories!

ThinkGeek is known for compiling some of the geekiest items available on the market, and their clothing accessories don't fall flat. For the nerd in your life, shop at ThinkGeek this holiday season and you'll find a selection of accessories that you certainly won't find on the runways in Paris; but they are sure to make every geek or closest geek squeal and snort with excitement!

20+ Crazy Yet Awesome Alternate Christmas Trees

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

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!

 

Make Your Own Fun Gifts With A Bath Bomb Maker

If you are a bit of a bath bomb junkie you may want to invest in your own Bath Bomb Maker from Japan Trend Shop instead.  This fun gadget allows you to craft your own spherical bombs in a few easy steps. 

PowerSlayer Wall Charger Offers Problem-Solving Power For Smartphones And Tablets

Ever wish you could charge your phone or tablet in half the time it normally takes? Now there’s a new mobile device charger from Velvetwire that claims to recharge your phone or tablet in half the time of standard chargers while offering a few other benefits you may be interested in.

The IKEA Bike

Unfortunately not a model that you'll be seeing in IKEA's catalog, the IKEA bike was a mass gift that the Swedish home decor company recently bestowed upon staff members as a holiday present.

Designer Piggy Bank Holds $10,000: Buy Two And Save $20,000

A stunningly realistic pig, gilded or polymer coated in hot pink, by a world famous designer, would look smashing on her dark cherry server.  She would love it, even be encouraged to shove dollar bills through the cork opening and look forward to saving $10,000....

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.

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.

 

Soundtracks For Your Pets, But No Earbuds... Yet

If you haven't purchased My Pet Speaker from Pet Acoustics yet, you'll be happy to know that appropriate pet-oriented relaxation songs are now available on CDs, so that pets can listen to their music without you putting out another $250 for a speaker.

6 Really Helpful Makeup & Grooming Aids For Those With Low Vision

As you get older, some thingsget more difficult. Putting on beauty products and cosmetics is one of those.   Prescription lenses or reading glasses help with reading but what about other activities like grooming or applying makeup?  Here are six  tools I think you'll find very helpful....

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.

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...

Maybe Your Cat Will 'Stick' With This One: FroliCat Magnetic Cat Toy

If you've lived with a cat for more than a day, you know the length of his attention span.  Cats tire very quickly of anything humans think might interest them.  But here's a cat toy that offers somewhat more likelihood of your cat not becoming bored too soon after you've purchased it.

4 Great Backup Flats For Party Nights: The Solution To Uncomfortable Shoes

Tis the season of holiday parties and little black dresses, and you know that this also means it's a time for sacrificing comfort for fashion with some of the sexiest shoes. But while you suffer for style, it doesn't mean that you need to walk home in your bare feet at the end of the night like you're doing the walk of shame. There are portable flats designed for convenience that are perfect for the season (and as stocking stuffers to prepare for New Year's Eve outings)!

Japanese Fashion Designer United Bamboo Creates Cat Ready-To-Wear!

It was just a matter of time before a Japanese fashion house began seriously designing for cats;  cat-dressing is getting too big for the petwear trade.  United Bamboo has come out with a line of ready-to-wear for cats that match their women's fashions for the Fall and Winter season 2009 - 2010.  Here is a preview of the collection....