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Ten Signs You’ve Overdone The Holiday Decorating

Most homeowners will string some lights outside or maybe feature a blow-up Santa, but other folks plan all year for their extravagant displays. These folks who go above and beyond for extreme holiday decorating stand out from the rest. So are you doing too much? How can you tell? Here are 10 Signs You've Overdone The Holiday Decorating:

10 Garlic Gadget Gifts For Your Favorite Garlic Lover

Garlic makes the world go round to a garlic lover, so the way to his or her heart is with a garlic gadget. Being a garlic lover myself, I bring some expertise to the table... I've chosen 10 garlic gadgets from about the 6 zillion ones created for the little bulbs. The gadgets are in four groups, based on their functions: Garlic Keepers, Garlic Peelers, Garlic Processors, and Garlic Roasters.

Mattel's Avatar Toys Put Virtual Reality in the Palm of Your Hand

With $400 million at stake, you can bet the marketing blitz is going full-throttle for James Cameron's new film, Avatar.  And, of course, this means toys, toys, toys!

Are they cool?  Hell yeah, they are.  And they offer something I've never seen in a toy.

Christmas Tree Needles Have Natural Antibacterial Properties

Scientists often struggle to come up with artificial means to accomplish medical goals, when all the while nature has the answer.  Such an answer has been found in the Douglas Fir, Pseudotsuga menzietii, which not only happens to form an ideal shape for a Christmas tree, but also holds a very important biological agent in its needles - a natural antimicrobial.  

Tasty, Shiny, Inexpensive and Eco-friendly Christmas Tree Anyone Can Make

For anyone out there on a tight holiday budget or really confused about what is more eco-friendly, live Christmas tree or a plastic one, there is great news! You can sip some Mountain Dew, share some with friends and then build an eco-friendly tree with the empty cans, just like the one in the picture here.

Batman's Utility Belt: A Replica of the Ultimate Gadget Container

Need something to carry your gadgets in while out on a night of fighting crime?  Well, this might not be the answer... but it sure looks cool.

Breville Pie Maker Creates Perfect Mini Pies On Your Countertop

I hate to bake is pies.  That is not to say that I don’t like eating them, but making them is just a little too fussy for me.  Even if you manage to get that pie into the oven looking presentable, you sometimes open the door to find a leaky, sticky mess that in no way resembles what you initially put in there.  Enter the Breville Pie Maker. 

10 Doggone Delightful Dog Calendars For 2011

Here's one difference between dog and cat lovers.  Cat lovers love cats; dog lovers love specific breeds of dogs.  Generalization?  Well, that's what calendar publishers are telling us, because they print far more breed specific calendars about dogs than cats.  I sent my dog Coca out digging for the doggone delightful ones and he came back with some - very proud of himself.

 

7 Stunning Umbrellas Sure To Brighten Dreary Days

An umbrella can do so much more than simply keep you dry, and let's face it, depending upon the weather conditions, it doesn't always do that. This winter, stay chic and fashionable with some of these stylish umbrellas available from Amazon, or buy them for someone else as a gift. These chic and stylish umbrellas make the perfect stocking stuffers for the holidays, and they sure will be conversation pieces that brighten up even the gloomiest of days! Though watch how you wrap them; they might be dead giveaways sitting under a tree or sticking out from a stocking in true form.


Umbra’s Grip Coasters Help Enforce Coaster Use

Having people over is fun, finding sticky rings and water damage marks on your furniture the next day is not. Fortunately, Umbra has come up with a clever way for you to enforce coaster use without seeming like an anal host.

Gifts For Moms Who Love The Rare And Exotic

Oooh, your Mom will love these exotic treats, especially if she's a coffee and/or tea drinker.  They are very rare brews and, for the first time, they are available to order on-line!

 

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...

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?

The Weirdest Christmas Ornaments To Make Your Tree Blush

It’s early December, which means if you haven’t already bought a Christmas tree, it’s time to head out to the local store and bring one home. If you haven’t already bought yourself some horrifyingly strange ornaments to go on your tree, fret not, we have a great collection of the weirdest, funniest and scariest Christmas tree ornaments around and there’s still plenty of time to order and get them on your tree before the holidays.

This Robot Vacuum Cleaner Has A Roving Eye

When you get old, you should not have to vacuum.  You read that here first.  So someone invented a Laser Guided Robotic Vacuum for us boomers and other folks who would rather be doing anything else but vacuuming.  Even if you had a maid, she wouldn't vacuum this good for, although the robot moves around  a lot like a human, its laser vision is better than ours.

 


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.

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?

 

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!

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.