Christmas Holiday Articles

Teeter Popper: Think Balance Board. Think Bubble Wrap

The Teeter Popper  has already won ASTRA’s Best Toy For Kids Award, has been named a finalist in the Goddard School Preschooler-Approved Toy Test, and is predicted to be a hot seller at Christmas. Gasp! Who said Christmas? Apple season just started; why would I speak such vulgarity? Let’s not think about it just yet. Think balance board. Think Sit ‘n Spin. Think tiny boat. Think bubble wrap. Now wrap them into one toy and you will have the Teeter Popper.

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!

Scare the Kids This Christmas with Asia’s Oddest Amusement Parks


 

Asian innovation has taken the amusement park industry by storm in recent years, and here are a couple of my personal favorites which have made it on my “Places To See Before I Die” list, because while I am fairly certain about an afterlife, I struggle to grasp the existence of these real world locales. read more »

Let It Snow...Or Not: With The Year Round Sled It Doesn't Matter

Maybe you have been promising your kids a day of sledding fun as soon as it snows, but the white stuff just hasn’t cooperated yet.  Maybe you live somewhere that just doesn’t get any snow, but your kids have always wished that they could go sledding.  The Year Round Sled is perfect for such circumstances.

12 Fun And Memorable Holiday Gifts Between $4 and $40

Even in lean financial times, when some of us are iffy about our jobs, our homes, and our savings... the holidays are still pressing. What small but meaningful gift can you buy for your best friend, your brother, the baby-sitter...?

 

What Did Poor Pets Get This Christmas?

Though it's reported that British pets suffered, gift-wise, from the downsized economy this Christmas, the American Pet Products Association estimated that 53 percent of dogs and 38 percent of cats in the U.S. received Christmas gifts this year - a relatively good stash for them, I'd say.  But what about pets from families who can hardly afford to feed them, let alone buy Santa hats for them?

 

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.

Google Glass To Make Visionaries Out Of Small Business Owners

While Google hopes to launch Google Glass by Christmas, there's a lot of speculation as to its acceptance in the business world. Surely with an anticipated price tag of slightly under $1500, at first glance (pun intended), one would think only larger brands would be able to afford this innovative new device.

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.

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.

Top Ten Geeky Gifts for Christmas

Do you have a special geek in your life? Someone who gets off on Google’s most current algorithm, who has memorized all the lines of the 716 episodes of Star Trek, and enjoys reading computer technical manuals on their days off? If so, then what do you gift these cerebral types when Christmas rolls around? Well, check out the Top Ten Geeky Gifts for Christmas 2008, and shop to your heart’s content! Yes, Einstein, there is a Santa Claus!

Top Ten Graphic Novels On Kindle

With the accessibility of Kindle and eBook reading devices, our readership habits have changed measurably over the last few years. Many of us are returning to the types of fiction we read as kids. Comic books are becoming popular again. And for those that like extended version of comics, the graphic novel may be more to your liking. If so, you're in luck as that genre has found a new home on Kindle, just in time for the holiday season.

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)!

Hands-Free Wash, Exfoliate, & Massage Your Feet With The FootMate® Shower System

If you know someone with a bad back, sore feet, a very small shower stall, or who just likes to be pampered (I think that includes just about everybody, doesn't it?), the FootMate® Shower System is a perfect gift, and one which will probably be a delightful surprise to your giftee.

Toy Of The Year Winners - 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:

What Time Is It? Your Barking, Meowing, Or Singing Clock Will Tell You

I'm always on the hunt for animal lover gifts, so naturally I was wooed by these animal clocks made by Mark Feldstein Products.  Each clock represents an array of 12 breeds of dogs, cats, or birds and every time the big hand hits 12, you get the bark, meow, or song of the breed of the hour.  These clocks are sure to surprise and please kids and adults alike.

 

Want This New Innovation? Titanic Gravy Boat

For some reason, despite all of our hopes, dreams, and best intentions, family dinners tend to turn into emotional disasters. With a Titanic Gravy Boat you can symbolize the impending disaster, flood your mashed potatoes, and get the kids to stop asking why it is called a gravy boat when it doesn't look like a boat. It's a win-win-win. And it's darn cute too.

Going Meshugenah For Thanksgivukkah With Turkey Leg & Brisket

A New Zealand break-out singer from New Zealand is out front again this holiday season. Back in August when she released her successfully popular top forty pop hit, "Royals," she confused the public with a somewhat contradictory world debut. While on the one hand, she hid behind the pseudonym 'Lorde' to protect her anonymity, on the other. . .

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!

10 Helpful Gadgets For Boomer Moms & Grandma

Heck. We all age and, even if we feel young, aging may restrict us physically in doing things we did when we were younger.  Arthritis, sore feet, bad knees... one thing or another seems to slow us down after awhile.  Fortunately, many gadgets are available that enable us to achieve the same results we did when we were younger... maybe one of these will look like it will help your boomer mom or granny feel groovy again.