Christmas Holiday Articles

9 Baby Toys To Light Up Their Little Eyes This Holiday Season

So, it’s that time of year again – time to start thinking about what gifts you are going to give the special people in your life.  If you have a baby on your list of people to buy for then you may be wondering what toys will put a smile on that drooly little mouth.  Here is a countdown of new finds and ever-popular classics to get you started.

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.

Whoozit, Skwish, NooBoo...What? Three Words Your Baby Wants You To Know This Christmas


Start your baby’s sensory development off right with these three inexpensive toys ready to be wrapped and put under the tree! read more »

5 Sustainable Tables For Eating, Drinking, Growing, Coloring and “Communicating” During The Holidays

Whether we want to admit it or not we eat a lot during the winter holidays so other than the kitchen counters, tables also become a place of gathering, socializing and eating. Show your guests how much you appreciate them eating at your home with unique tables like the ones below.

Pop-Up Christmas Tree Sets Up In Seconds

Instant Christmas anyone? This pre-decorated pop-up Christmas tree sets up in mere seconds, giving you more time for holiday celebrations.

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!

 

12 Hot Gifts For Boomers, Seniors, & Maybe YOU This Christmas

Goodies and gadgets for the later-aged this Christmas... We have twelve, one for each day of Christmas and you can take your pick of your favorite 8 for Hanukkah gifts.  You'll have to judge which are the best for your boomer and senior relatives; we don't all age gracefully.

 


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 IKEA Bike

Unfortunately not a model that you'll be seeing in IKEA's catalog, the IKEA bike was a mass gift that the Swedish home decor company recently bestowed upon staff members as a holiday present.

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.

ETree Floor Lamp is Way Cooler Than Traditional Christmas Trees


‘Tis the season for decorating the home with a tree of one kind or another, so why not ditch the traditional Balsam Fir and go with something a bit more modern? Forget the pine tree and instead surprise your family and friends by bringing home this extraordinary new ETree floor lamp...
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Unique Eco-friendly Winter Ornaments To Warm Up Your Home

There is just something so special about a finding a unique and eco-friendly ornament. They seem to be filled with love and it is easy to tell a lot of time and thought went into making them. Take a look at the festive and unique list of eco-friendly winter ornaments below.

Spending Big Bucks On The Zhu Zhu Pet Hamster -- And It's Just A TOY!

Supposedly the hottest toy for Christmas will be the Zhu Zhu Pet Hamsters. Get them now if you want them, or you'll end up in the dog house like my family did the year we couldn't find a Cabbage Patch Doll for the kids' Christmas.   Zhu Zhu Pet Hamsters are cuter than the Cabbage Patch Doll, but you're going to end up in the poor house if you buy them.

Are Your Dogs Laughing Their Tails Off?

One thing that hasn't come along in a long time is a novel leash, but this fuzzy little collar-hooker is not just a new leash, but a leash that's Laughing My Tail Off!

Show Your Cats Some Respect With Okocat Natural Cat Litters: Review

If you want to buy your cats something they'll appreciate for longer than 10 minutes this Christmas, why not get them some decent natural cat litter.  I'm not kidding.  If your cats are still doing their stuff in those dusty, clingy, chemical-smelling crystal crumbs, they need some TLC.  And Healthy Pet has just the litter your cats would choose if they could.  It's called ökocat, and it comes from real green materials called trees.  My cat and I tried 3 different ökocat litters and here's what we found...

2007's Most Creative Christmas Lights?

Instead of the usual tinsel, over-sized Santa Claus and multi-colored strands of Christmas Lights, Regent Street in London this year took a different approach.

Japanese Fashion Designer United Bamboo Creates Cat Ready-To-Wear!

It was just a matter of time before a Japanese fashion house began seriously designing for cats;  cat-dressing is getting too big for the petwear trade.  United Bamboo has come out with a line of ready-to-wear for cats that match their women's fashions for the Fall and Winter season 2009 - 2010.  Here is a preview of the collection....

 


10 Great Gifts To Get Your Kids Out Of The House This Winter

Don't let your kids drive you mad this winter. Get them the most uber-awesomist outdoor gift ever and keep them far, far away from your inner sanctum.

This Christmas, Give the Gift of... Snow?

Since 1986, the northern Japanese town of Hayakita has sent over 65,000 snow-filled styrofoam snowmen to those whose winters are without the white stuff.

5 Unique Indoor Planter Gifts For The Winter Gardener

There's something very personal about receiving a plant.  And if you receive a plant in winter, when all outside is stagnant or frozen, it's really special.  I was browsing Uncommon Goods the other day and found a range of really creative indoor planting schemes for unique gifts.  They have dozens, but here are five of my faves....