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The 11 Best Toys of 2009: Toy Industry Awards

Every year, the Toy Industry Association (TIA) selects the best representatives of 11 categories of toys. They are selected on the basis of excellence of product design and safety, creativity and novelty, and overall presentation. This year's line up of Toy of the Year (TOTY) winners include some breakthrough technologies that adults will appreciate as much as their kids enjoy playing with them

Design That Thinks Ahead: The 24 Port USB Monster Hub!

How many times have you had to disconnect one USB gadget so you could replace it with another in the most convenient port or hub on your desk?  And when you want to use the first again, you can't find it!  Like the Quirky Pivot Power Strip, the 24 Port USB Monster Hub provides a valuable industrial design solution to office disorganization.

5 Sustainable Tables For Eating, Drinking, Growing, Coloring and “Communicating” During The Holidays

Whether we want to admit it or not we eat a lot during the winter holidays so other than the kitchen counters, tables also become a place of gathering, socializing and eating. Show your guests how much you appreciate them eating at your home with unique tables like the ones below.

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.

The DVD Stereo Luxury Bathtub From Baden Bath

Do you know someone who loves to soak for hours in a hot bathtub? If you do, I think I've found the gift that keeps on giving...

Feeling Hungry? Try These Video-Game Themed Bento Boxes

For the uninitiated, Bento is a type of lunch-time meal which consists of rice, meat, and vegetables, the whole array arranged together in a box. It's a fairly traditional dish, often prepared for school and work lunches; it's also available at most restaurants which serve Japanese food. Those mass-produced meals rather pale in comparison to the stuff I'd like to share with you folks today - calling the ordinary stuff downright inadequate wouldn't be much of a stretch.

Will Social Networkers Flip For 'The Flip' This Holiday Season?

Anyone can be a filmmaker these days, and social networkers are learning more and more why it's important to include video as a major component of one's social media plan. This holiday season, the 'Flip,' one of the most compact video camcorders on the market today is debuting just in time for Christmas, Hanukkah and Kwanzaa. Will it be this season's hot ticket item?

Giant Salamander Christmas Tree Is A Newt Neat Holiday Treat

Tokyo's legendary giant Godzilla Christmas Tree has some Kaiju competition courtesy of the Kyoto Aquarium, who wants to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a Happy Newt Year!

Gift Idea For The Budding Fashionista: Crafty, Customizable Lip Balm Kit!

Adults may appreciate customized beauty products, like the lip balms offered by Lipbalm Labz;  but kids like to get their hands dirty when they customize. With that in mind, here is one great product that any young and budding fashionista would love to receive this holiday season.

Need This New Innovation? Christmas Fruitcake Rescue

There is nothing like fruitcake for Christmas, and many people are thankful for that fact. The hapless holiday dessert has fallen out of favor over the past few decades. New ideas have come up for what to do with the unfavorable baked good, including using it as a building material and launching it from a specially designed cannon just for fun. There have even been rescue organizations set up to take in unwanted fruitcakes and find them new homes.

KitKat Flavors of Japan Box Set Collects The Best Eats From The Far East

The KitKat Flavors of Japan Box Set features 11 exotic KitKat flavors reflecting Japan's many unique regional culinary traditions. Even living in Japan it's tough to sample these exotic KitKats as Nestle Japan usually sells them only in their home regions. Now you can sample these signature cuisines in the form of specialty KitKats packed in a collectible showcase box.

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.

The Snowman Paint Set Brings Back Winter Fun

If you are having trouble bringing back the joy of the white stuff then the Snowman Paint Set might help ease you back over to the other side, at least for a time.  The set will help you create the ultimate vibrant and cheery snowman – the perfect symbol of frosty fun!

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...?

 

650-Degree, Electric Grill Makes A Great Gift For Any Meat-Lovin' Man (Or Lady)

Don't just cook your steak--char it, sear in the flavor and devour it like the wild carnivore you are. This Hammacher grill combines convenience and power into a sleek, enviable package.

Forget The Booze! 10 Great Gifts For Wine Lovers

Every day more medical studies are released about the health benefits of wine, and the predictions are that more people every year will become interested in how wines are grown, develop their taste, their bouquet, and prioritize their favorites, classifying themselves as "wine lovers".

Booze is out, wine is in! If you're afraid to pick out a bottle of wine for wine lovers you know, here are 10 gadget and food gifts they will love!


Lego Creationary Builds Up The Fun This Christmas

Lego has always been a go-to children’s Christmas toy, but this year they’ve stepped up their game with the development of Lego Creationary – fun for ages 7 and up.

How "Mickey Mouse" Is Re-Branding?

While branding oneself takes time and effort to spin out a new product, re-branding can take several washes to redefine that same brand. Take for example the work United Airlines had to accomplish after breaking someone's guitar. Let alone the number of Twitter apologies issued forth by Chris Brown and Kanye West. But when others do it in reverse and run their good-guy image through a darkside wash cycle, the task might be a little easier. Such is the case with the re-engineering of one Mickey Mouse.

Easiest Give: Non-Profit Helps You Donate Where It's Needed Most

It's the time of year where many of us are focused upon giving, and as we pass around gifts to those already leading comfortable lives, it's hard to forget about those who really need our help. With so many different charities and centers designed to help the under-priviledged, it's always hard to know where a donation that you choose to make will be most needed and appreciated. A non-profit operating online ensures that every donation you make truly helps.

Top Ten Holiday Stores For Social Media Gifts

Gifting your favorite social networking netizen this year doesn't have to cost you an arm and a leg. A lot of entrepreneurial and social networking online store sites are selling some very unique social media-oriented gifts this holiday season. And with just a few mouse clicks, you can purchase that special gift that demonstrates just how social you are.