Christmas Holiday Articles

Have Money to Burn? Pay $850,000 for a Christmas Tree


Guess what? Its the day after Thanksgiving which means the Christmas Season has started for a lot of us.

Japanese jeweler Ginza Tanaka (maker of the gold foot massager - see Have Money to Burn? Pay $130,000 for a Foot Massager) has created a couple of products to get into the Christmas spirit. Its most recent item is a 100% gold Christmas tree. The gold Christmas tree is 1.5 meters tall, made from 21 kg of gold and costs a mere $850,000. read more »

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.  

Dinosaur Action Figures + Online Play = Xtractaurs

In a world gone mad, children will be able to genetically manipulate and control dinosaurs.  Thankfully, that's not happened yet.  Until that fateful day, Xtractaurs will entertain your kids without any threat of being eaten by a T-rex.

Keep Your Kids Out of Trouble This Christmas With The Gift Alarm

Kids love nothing more during the Christmas season than trying to figure out what is under the tree. But now you can stop peeking with the Archie McPhee Gift Alarm.

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.

10 Must Have Microwave Gadgets For The Empty Nest Mother

The kids have gone to college, have their own houses or apartments, get jobs, families of their own... and what was once "home" is now a place to visit when they get a chance.  Moms and dads adjust, take up hobbies, travel more, work more.... and, probably, cook less.  Cooking for one or two now, mom probably takes some short cuts and, more than likely, uses the microwave more.  Boring?  Nope. Not with these 10 gadgets, all user-approved to make short cut cooking fun and delicious. Surprise her this Mother's Day!

Sumo Lounge Makes One Heck Of A Bean Bag Chair: Review

It's hard to find a chair that's comfortable for the many ways you might use one in a family room.  You may not have considered a bean bag as an all purpose chair - not since you became 'an adult.'  Then again, Sumo Urban Lounge Gear doesn't make the kinds of bean bag chairs you remember from your childhood. 

Twitter Lists Inspired By Tweetdeck, Google Wave & Enterprise Microblogs

With the Holiday Season fast approaching, you might want to consider "making your list and checking it twice."Lists are the new order of business in Twitterville. Some say it will take the place of "Follow Fridays." Others think its jumping on the the Google Wave and Enterprise Microblogs' bandwagon.

9 Hot USB Gadget Gifts To Keep Geeks & Gamers Warm This Winter

I found a website that has hundreds of USB gadgets and most of them are not dumb.... They're not just for geeks and gamers either, but can be quite practical for all of us who spend our lives nearly chained to a computer.  If you like them, order by November 30, 2009, and get free world-wide shipping!


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!

 

Cats, Dogs, & Laser Toys

I've written a lot of blogs about pet toys, including one I update every year called the 19+ Best Interactive Pet Gifts, but I don't write a lot about laser toys.  There's a reason for that, and with the holidays soon upon us, I want to share my thoughts about buying laser toys as pet gifts.

19+ Best Interactive Pet Gifts: Toys For Cats, Dogs, Horses, Birds, Ferrets and Fish!


Pets are like kids: they love new stuff and they get bored easily. So, in looking for perfect pet gifts this year, I focused on pet toys that have the potential of holding your pet's attention for more than a few minutes on more than one occasion. High on my list are those toys that don't require the owner to participate in the play, which is what I mean by interactive. read more »

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.

Battroborgs: Punch-Powered Robot Fighters!

TOMY’s Battroborgs are an interesting combination of the Nintendo Wii’s motion controls and the classic Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robots game that makes the theme of colorful pit fighting robots an exciting, innovative and exciting new toy.

Who's on First? Competing Santa Trackers: NORAD vs Google

Perhaps not as funny as the classic 1938 comedy sketch "Who's on First?" popularized by Abbott and Costello, but it does bring a smile to one's face when anybody is able to give Google a run for their money. Such is the case when the Northern American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) backed by Microsoft and Bing take on the Granddaddy of search engines in a face-off that pits one Santa Tracker against another.

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.

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.

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.

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?

 

10 Coolest Heated Products To Warm Your Pets This Winter

You would think that K & H Pet Products, like cave men and women back in the day, just discovered fire... well, heat anyway.  The company has gone loopy making heated blankets, beds, mats, bowls, and even perches and pond defrosters for your visiting birds!  These new items all make great gifts for your favorite animal and winged friends this holiday season.