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10 Fun, Funky, Fanciful & Functional Gifts Under $50

It's the Holidays, 2010.  We're stretching it to buy gifts for only the most special in our lives, and the gifts will be more personal, more meaningful, than years past, because we are stretching and our giftees know that.  This year I found a range of new design gifts for those special people - the fun, the funky, the fanciful, and the functional. You'll find something for your special ones, without busting your budget.

 


10 Fun Gifts For Dog And Cat Lovers

Nearly every adoring cat or dog parent likes getting gifts that acknowledge their love for their furry "child." Just think about how many dog t-shirts you've seen on people, and how many cat lovers hang the thoughts of "philosophical cats" on the walls of their homes. Here are 10 gifts that show you remember a dog or cat lover!

Aquadoodle Classic Mat A Draws Kids In Again And Again

As Christmas rapidly approaches, parents are seeking the perfect gift for their young children - preferably one that won't damage the house or dye the dog purple. Say hello to the classic Aquadoodle mat.

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.

PomegranateArt Easily Extracts Those Tasty Seeds

The only problem with pomegranates is getting those stubborn little seeds out of their protective casing without completely ruining your clothes and temporarily staining your skin.  PomegranateART is designed to quickly and cleanly remove the seeds from the pomegranate.

Royal Society Of Chemistry Weighs In On Best Hangover Cure

Is it coffee, Coke, aspirin, or the 'hair of the dog?'  Is it cold pizza, chocolate milk, sauerkraut, or maybe a Bloody Mary?  What cures a hangover best?  The Royal Society of Chemistry has made a pronouncement....

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.

7 Chic Umbrellas From Amazon: Fun & Fashionable Holiday Stocking Stuffers

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.

Dreaming Of A Red Christmas: 10 More Strange Santas From China

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas in China, thanks to the country's many odd, offbeat and occasionally off-putting interpretations of Santa Claus. Though their origins can be found in traditional western depictions of Father Christmas, these sinicized Saint Nick knockoffs have strayed a lot further... into the nightmarish realm of the bizarre!

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.

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. 

4Skins Briefs: Neutralize Bad Gas With A Funny Holiday Stocking Stuffer

If you're looking for a hilarious stocking stuffer for your guy this holiday season that will actually be a gift for you, then I've found you a novelty clothing item that you're sure to appreciate. This item will solve a major problem for you and he may appreciate it too, or at least your appreciation!

10 Gifts For Pet & Animal Lovers Of All Ages

Certain pets take so much of our time and energy that when a friend has a pet, one of the gift giving considerations is his or her preoccupation (some call it love) with that pet.  Then there are those whose greater interest is with wildlife and the animals only found in the wild, with the exceptions residing in zoos. Here are some new ideas for holiday gifts for the pet and animal loving human adults and kids in your life.

 


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.

They Tried to Trick Us! Commercials for Lame Toys

It is the job of marketing execs to make toys look fun.  But the real question is: Is it possible to make the milking of a tiny fake cow into an exciting play experience?

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!


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?

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.