Christmas Holiday Articles

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!

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.

Designed For Kids, But Can YOU Resist? Crane 1-Gallon Cool Mist Humidifier

... There are over a dozen adorable characters to choose from including: the Sponge Bob  Humidifier, Hello Kitty Humidifier, Thomas The Tank Humidifier, and a pig, penguin, frog, dragon, panda, elephant, and cow humidifier!  If you or your children need room humidifiers for the dry days and nights of winter, give these a peek.  If nothing else, they'll make you smile.

The 11 Best Toys Of 2011: Toy Industry Awards

If you want to check out 2011's hottest toys, look no further.  The 11th annual Toy Of The Year Awards (TOTYs) were presented last night at a shindig marking the 108th American International Toy Fair, which opens today in NYC.  The TOTY, for those of you who are superstitious, not only celebrates its 11th year anniversary in 2011, but it awarded 11 prizes in 11 different categories, plus the overall best toy that received the Toy Of The Year award.


My Favorite Gadget Gift This Christmas: The Thermos Sipp

Knowing how much I love gadgets, my family members always try to find a gadget I've never seen or used before.  No offense to the others, whose Christmas gifts were thoughtful and novel, but there was one gift from my sister that I have searched for, for years, I'd like to tell you about... a travel thermos that keeps my coffee hot for a few hours and that doesn't spill all over my car if I make a quick turn.

Brightkite's Augmented Reality Adds New Dimension To Your Holiday Shopping!

A new wrinkle in Holiday Shopping. One the hottest location-based social networks on the market today just added Augmented Reality to one's holiday shopping experience. Just point your smartphone's camera toward any shopping area and view more than you bargained for.

Sparkling Afternoon Tea Is A Safe Sham Champagne

Want to stay sober when the rest are falling over? Try Kirin's new Sparkling Afternoon Tea, the sham champagne made with tea for teetotalers!

InventorSpot's Top Ten iPad Kickstands You Can't Find At The Apple Store

OK, so, you've made the big investment. You've depleted your savings account or cashed in on one of your 401Ks to purchase your very own iPad. And while you like the idea of holding your coveted device in your hot little mits, it would be nice at times to go hands-free. However, if the thought of investing one more cent in accessories is causing you heart palpitations, InventorSpot has sought out some inventive new ideas for making make-shift kickstands  - almost free of charge.

Social Media Putting The "Black" Back In Black Friday?

Black Friday is the term used to mark the start of the traditional Christmas shopping season in which retailers transition from being in the red (posting losses) to black (turning profits). The difference this year might get an extra boost as merchandise in stores online and off utilize social networks, Web sites and mobile applications. Will having access to the new social media tools available be enough to turn that red ink black? Check out ten enterprises that are banking on it!

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.

Just In Time To Wrap Your Holiday Gifts, SUCK UK Develops Handy Tape Dispenser

What's wrong with re-purposing a tape measure dispenser as a sticky tape dispenser?  Nothing at all, the way SUCK UK sees it.  And it does seem like consumers will agree.

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.

What Are The Best Toys For Preschoolers? Here's The Toy Industry Winners

Each year, the Toy Industry Association presents the top toys in a variety of categories the coveted “Toy of The Year” award. This week, I’m happy to showcase the premier preschool toys from the past five years, and I know I’d have had a blast with this cool stuff when I was in preschool…

If You're Going Green This Christmas, Think About Metal

The guilt goes on year after year. Do you buy a real tree or bring the plastic one down from the attic.  Hmm.  That plastic one is so tacky and it's not like it fools anyone.  Why pretend?  Michelle Weingeist has solved the problem elegantly with the sustainable aluminum spiral Christmas tree she named Tannenboing that doesn't pretend to be a real tree.



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.

The Perfect Gift For A Hobbyist: A Handheld Digital Microscope

If you have family members or friends who are collectors, lovers of small objects, crafters, or electronics dabblers, they might just consider the 500X Digital Microscope a necessity. Certainly, it will be one of the best gifts they will ever receive....

Ten Awesome Gaming Gifts You Can Get Your Kids This Christmas

Not sure what to get your kids this Christmas? Maybe I can help. See, gaming isn't a hobby just for teens and young adults. There are some pretty fantastic games out there for children, if you know where to look.  Here are a few suggestions to that effect to get you started.

Neiman Marcus Unveils The Gingerbread House Of Your Kids' Dreams

There are so many fun things about the holidays and when you are a kid the excitement is multiplied by about a million.  It is hard to imagine anything kicking that enthusiasm up another notch, but I am pretty sure that the life-sized, edible gingerbread house at Neiman Marcus would do it.

Five Fantastic Video Game Christmas Gift Ideas

If you're doing Christmas shopping for a friend or loved one who happens to be a gamer, why not try looking at some of these awesome gift ideas? Chances are pretty high that anyone who plays video games will appreciate at least one of the items on this list.

Have Gadgets, Will Travel: The Hands Free Travel Wrap

A gadget holder for a gadget lover is used to keep gadgets and documents secure, readily available, and well-hidden when you travel - a great gift for a frequent flyer!  It can also keep you warm on those long flights when the outside temperature at 30,000 feet may be 40 degrees below zero.... It's the Hands Free Travel Wrap. Read on to see how versatile this Wrap can be.