Christmas Holiday Articles

10 Super Creative Cat Calendars For 2011

Pet calendars have become so clever and creative that this year I've decided to separate the cat calendars from the dog ones. No one seems to be very creative with the remaining species of pets, but that's my complaint every year.  So, off we go into kitty land and the artists that express them so well in the 2011 Cat Wall Calendars.

Be Naughty: Give The Gift Of Coal This Christmas!

Once upon a time it was a common practice in some cultures to put a lump of coal in a naughty child's Christmas stocking and leave out the toys. The disappointment was supposed to give these children the incentive to be a good child in the year to come. While we don't do that anymore, you can have some fun giving someone a bag of You've Been Naughty Popcorn Coal this year.

We Wish You A Geeky Christmas

It may be Christmas but that doesn't mean that you need to give up being a geek for the holidays! Your Christmas stocking can reflect your favorite form of geekery with a Star Wars R2-D2 Stocking, a Doctor Who TARDIS Stocking, or even a Game of Thrones Stocking. Each one is officially licensed merchandise of the franchise each belongs to.

Sweet Social Networking Personalizes Chocolate For Twitter & Facebook Users

How does a chocolatier break into the crowded "sweets" business - butting up against the likes of Ghiradelli, Hershey and Godiva? Similar to how Mrs. Fields used mail-order as her means of promotion in the 70s, Marcy's Morsels is using the number one tool of the 21st Century - namely social networking.

The Hottest Christmas Gift For Kids In 2010: KINECTIMALS Virtual Pets Video Game

Last Christmas, the Zhu Zhu Pet Hamster was the blockbuster gift for kids. This year, I predict the box office hit for kids will be the video game Kinectimals, one of fifteen new Microsoft fully-interactive "sensoring" video games for its new Kinect Xbox 360.  Kinectimals are 20 wild virtual video pets, like tigers, lions and cheetahs, that kids can play with and even train. Parents will get a kick out of this game 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. . .

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)!

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.

10 "Character" Wine Bottle Holders, For Better Or Worse

Wine bottle holder figurines are in now; alas, figurines have a purpose in life!  Problem is, you still need to figure out whether your recipient will reward the bottle holder with a position in the kitchen, dining room, or nearby landfill. (Take this as a warning of what's ahead!)

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.

 


Fuzzy Nation's Trendy Dog Handbags Make Great Gifts For Girls & Teens

Dog lovers start young and so does a girl's desire to carry a purse for her precious possessions. Fuzzy Nation, a new accessory design studio, creates adorable plushy dog hand-bags that combine practical purpose with the comforting support of a stuffed animal.

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.


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.

Make Your Own Fun Gifts With A Bath Bomb Maker

If you are a bit of a bath bomb junkie you may want to invest in your own Bath Bomb Maker from Japan Trend Shop instead.  This fun gadget allows you to craft your own spherical bombs in a few easy steps. 

Throw-back Xmas Awesomeness Part 1 - The Star Trek Shuttlecraft Ornament

Though Christmas comes only once a year, the Star Trek Shuttlecraft Galileo ornament is an awesome, circa-1992 gift that just keeps on giving. Trust us.

Qwirkle - Weird Name, Fun Game

Fun and addictive with a distinct element of strategy, Qwirkle is a board game that's been winning awards and rave reviews from parents and consumers alike.

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!

Hearing Aid Jewelry: Bling That Flaunt’s The Hearing Impaired’s Best Accessories

Many children and adults alike who wear hearing aids, particularly prior to their senior years, feel self-conscious about their hearing aids. To try to change this, one confident girl has created a new accessory that makes hearing aids something to flaunt, not hide.


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.

Join GE’s #3DPrintMyGift Challenge & Make Santa’s Sleigh!

This fun contest presented by GE and GrabCAD will test 3D printing wizards and creative dreamers to design a printable model of the greatest version of Santa’s sleigh to date! Are your ready for this Christmas challenge?