Saturday, December 19, 2009

Last Minute Christmas Gifts For 2009

December 25th is days away. The clock is ticking for you to complete your Christmas shopping. I understand this frustration as I have been there myself which is why I have included this list of Last Minute Christmas Gifts For 2009. Use this list to help you quickly find out what are the gifts that people want this year.

Canon PowerShot SX20IS 12.1MP Digital Camera with 20x Wide Angle Optical Image Stabilized Zoom and 2.5-inch Articulating LCD1. Canon SX20IS

The Canon SX20IS is my choice for the top digital camera in 2009. There are a number of good ones this year, but I like this one because it is an improvement of the original that was well received by customers. It also has the benefit of being very new as well.

2. Dora Links Fashion Doll

The Dora Links Fashion Doll is a great gift choice for older girls. This one is a no brainer decision for any girls who grew up on other Dora The Explorer products. This one even incorporates computer use which will likely be a big hit with this age group too.

Flip UltraHD Camcorder, 120 Minutes (Black)3. Flip UltraHD Camcorder 120 Minutes Black

The Flip UltraHD Camcorder 120 Minutes Black is the perfect gift for young adults both men and women. This one has tons of different uses that people will stumble across. The best part is that it is easy to take this one with you as it weighs a mere pound and can fit inside a pocket or a bag. A great, useful buy.

4. Kindle DX

The Kindle DX is the newest Kindle electronic reader and it is really nice because it has more storage space and a larger reading space. For those who enjoy reading or don't want to carry around a dozen paperbacks, this provides the perfect solution.

5. LG BD390

The LG BD390 is a nice Blu-ray disc player that can be a perfect gift for teens and adults. Basically anyone who has not yet made the upgrade to Blu-ray can appreciate a nice gift like this one.

6. Lulu My Cuddlin Kitty Cat

Lulu My Cuddlin Kitty Cat is a robotic stuffed animal that is a "purr-fect" gift for young boys and girls. This one will be a big hit with them because it acts just like the real thing.

Makita BDF452HW 18-Volt Compact Lithium-Ion Cordless 1/2-Inch Driver-Drill Kit7. Makita BDF452HW

The Makita BDF452HW is the perfect gift idea for Dad or any home improvement types. This cordless drill gets an A+ rating by just about all its customers and will be a hit with Dads even if they already have a few other drills. Odds are they will like this one even more.

8. Mindflex Game

The Mindflex Game is a great novelty game that will be a fun gift for kids, teens, and young adults. This one lets people move a foam ball with their mind. As you can imagine, just about everyone will want to see this one in action.

Technosource Rubik's TouchCube9. Rubik's Touch Cube

The Rubik's Touch Cube is a cool remake of the classic original rubik's cube game. Here, you can find a great gift for teens and adults that will be a winner with friends, family, co-workers, and clients.

10. Viper 5901

The Viper 5901 is an excellent gift idea for car enthusiasts and those who would appreciate its features. One really impressive feature about this gift is that it can turn on the air conditioner or heater of one's car from outside the car up to 1 mile away. This basically means one can have their car just the right temperature before they get to the car.

For more information on where to get great last minute Christmas gifts, check out the following link: Last Minute Christmas Gifts 2009.

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Friday, December 18, 2009

Top 10 Christmas Gifts For Girls in 2009 - What They Really Want

It can be a challenge finding just the right gift for girls come the Christmas season. There are so many different toys and games out there that it can often be overwhelming. We understand this frustration which is why we have put together this Top 10 Christmas Gifts For Girls In 2009 List. The following list is ten solid gift ideas that are listed in alphabetical order. Enjoy!

50th Anniversary Barbie Glamour Doll1. 50th Anniversary Barbie Doll
The 50th Anniversary Barbie Doll is a special new Barbie doll that is designed to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Barbie. This doll is very pretty and would be well received by many girls.

2. Candy Bead Studio
The Candy Bead Studio is a nice, inexpensive gifts for girls that is fun for them. This one lets them create candy jewelry in a number of different ways. Great fun they can share with their friends.

3. Disney Netpal
The Disney Netpal is children's laptop that is full of great games and children's information that kids will like. This one is also setup to have as many safety controls in place as parents like too.

4. Girl Gourmet Cake Bakery
The Girl Gourmet Cake Bakery is a creative gift idea for girls. This one lets them make and style their own cakes. Another clever gift that can become addictive.

My First Lab Duo-Scope5. My First Lab Duo Scope Microscope
The My First Lab Duo Scope Microscope is a great learning toy that can be a great supplement to a child's science education. Even better is this children's microscope is really well built and has two different light sources.

6. Pixos Chixos Pink Luxury Loft
The Pixos Chixos Pink Luxury Loft is a stylish gift idea that allows girls to play house in this modern dollhouse that will be a lot of fun moving around furniture and the characters.

7. Printies Jungle Safari Design Studio
The Printies Jungle Safari Design Studio is a high tech gift idea that allows kids the ability to create their own stuffed animals and print them out on their printer. This is a nice safe toy that will put their creativity to the max.

8. Strawberry Shortcake Berry Café Playset
The Strawberry Shortcake Berry Café Playset is a new toy from a classic brand name that is sure to impress a whole new generation of girls. This one is also sweet smelling and has just the right blend of fun characters and parts in it.

9. Zambi The Baby Elephant
The Zambi The Baby Elephant is a stuffed animal made by Fur Real Friends®. This company has developed a strong reputation for making high quality robotic stuffed animals that look just like their respective animal. In this one, Zambi will make trumpeting sounds and even wrap his trunk around the child's finger.

Zhu Zhu Pets Hamster Mr. Squiggles - Light Brown10. Zhu Zhu Pets Hamster
The Zhu Zhu Pets Hamster is probably a gift that you have already heard of as the hysteria of this one is out of control. However, at its base, this is a nice furry little hamster toy that girls will love seeing in zoom around on the floor. The good news for parents is there are a large number to choose from.

For more information on top Christmas gifts for girls in 2009, check out the following links: Christmas Gifts For Girls 2009 and Christmas Gifts For Girls 2009.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Car Emergency Kits for Safety and Christmas

My 16-year old daughter (gosh I'm old) has a first aid kit and a cell phone in case she gets into car trouble. So this year I'm getting her a car emergency kit.

After researching them I settled on the AAA 77 Piece Warrior Road Assistance Kit.

Doesn't that sound impressive!

It's the same as I have but with a few useful additions including a fleece set (cap, gloves, and scarf) for when it's cold and a self-charging flashlight.

Of course the first aid kit is 45 pieces so 77 isn't really that grand.

The best part about it is the bag. Everything wraps up nicely, including the charger cable which, in my experience, is sometimes like getting an injured snake into the trunk.

Details: AAA WARRIOR 77 PIECE ROADSIDE ASSISTANT KIT INCLUDES:1 AAA car care guide, 1 AAA membership brochure, 1 8 gauge 10 foot heavy duty booster cable, 1 250 PSI air compressor with guage, 1 hand crank flashlight, 1 fleece cap, 1 fleece scarf, 1 pair of fleece gloves, 1 digital tire gauge, 1 reflective triangle, 1 stainless steel multi tool with sheath, 1 pair of gloves with grips one one side for better gripping, 1 emergency poncho, 1 emergency whistle,, 1 roll of duct tape, 1 phillips screw driver, 1 flat head screw driver, 2 bungee cord, 2 shop cloth, 10 cable ties, 45 pieces of first aid, 1 premium double sided padded carry bag with handle. 13.5 x 10 x 8 inch bag size.

If you find any emergency kits that are better let me know!

Thursday, December 10, 2009

10 fun and affordable gifts for co-workers -

This is a great little list of gifts - Christmas or otherwise - for coworkers. They are unusual and affordable - the best situation to have!

They cover mouse pads, something to stop you cell phone buzzing, a pencil holder in the shape of a butt (I had one of those) and coffee tumblers.

10 fun, affordable gifts for co-workers -

"Holidays in the office can be predictable: coffee mugs for your boss, a gift card for your co-worker, fruit baskets for clients. This holiday season, however, may prove to be a little different, as there is less money to spend and fewer co-workers on gift lists."

Friday, November 27, 2009

Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals

If you want to avoid the rain and the crowds you should check out some of these great online deals for Black Friday, Cyber-Monday and the Holidays in general.

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Starting Thanksgiving Buy One Get One 30% OFF at the NHL Shop! Offer Ends 11.29.09.

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Monday, June 29, 2009

Gifts For Cat Lovers - Purr-fect Presents For Feline Fans

Devotion to cats is not a new phenomenon. The ancient Egyptians were so fond of their feline friends, some went as far as worshipping the cat-goddess Bast and mummifying their pet cats so that they could join their devoted owners in the afterlife.

Thousands of years later we're still worshipping cats, though perhaps not to the same degree as the ancient Egyptians did. Cats make excellent pets because they're fairly self-sufficient, intelligent and often very affectionate - it's no surprise that the cat is such a popular pet, and there are over seven million of them in the UK alone.

If there's a cat lover in your life and you're looking for a great gift idea with a cat theme, here are a few products that make purr-fect gifts for cat lovers, all of which are available to buy online.

Cat Lovers Kit

The Cat Lovers Kit is a gift for the cat itself, as much as it is a gift for the owner! The kit contains an assortment of items that both cat and owner can enjoy, including a laser pointer, catnip, mouse toy, collar and bell.

The Cat Lovers Kit is presented in a neat little plastic pod, so all its contents can be kept neatly together when not in use.

Hairy Cat Soap

The Hairy Cat Soap is cat-shaped and made from pure mild soap, and it works in much the same way as normal soap. However, if you take it out of its packaging and don't use it, after a few days it grows hair.

It's a bizarre little curiosity, and a gift that will make any cat lover smile. If you use the Hairy Cat Soap to wash your hands with, the hair won't grow back... but when the soap has all been used up, there's a cute little surprise in the middle: a tiny plastic mouse!

Control a Cat Remote

One of the most frustrating things about cats - but perhaps one of the reasons we love them so much - is that they do whatever they want, whenever they want. We like to think we're controlling our cats, but deep down I think we all know that really, the cats are controlling us!

The Control a Cat Remote looks like a TV remote control, but it's a little different. For a start, it doesn't require any batteries; it's powered by positive thinking (or is that wishful thinking?) and, instead of buttons that change the channel or adjust the volume, the Control a Cat Remote's buttons provide functions such as "arch back", "remain aloof", "stop moulting" and "eject fur ball".

Cat Crumb Pet

This smart little device is a desktop vacuum cleaner, designed to suck crumbs and other detritus from a tabletop - and it's shaped like a cute little kitty.

The Cat Crumb Pet is bag-less and very easy to use, and at 14cm x 8cm it's the perfect size to fit in the palm of your hand while it clears away crumbs from the table.

Cat Meow Keyring

This charming little black cat makes an adorable attachment to a bunch of keys, or a delightful decoration for a handbag or purse. Press a button and his eyes will light up, and he'll meow.

Cat of Glory Lapel Pin

The Cat of Glory is an Edward Monkton character, and this lovely little lapel pin is a reminder of just how marvellous the Cat of Glory is.

The card on which the pin is mounted proclaims: "And there shall come amongst them a Cat of such GREAT GLORY that all who see it will be sore amazed and marvel at its splendour".

Crazy Cat Lady

Every town has a Crazy Cat Lady who seems to collect stray cats like other people collect stamps.

Our Crazy Cat Lady is a 14cm tall action figure, with an armful of cats, a kitten hanging out of her dressing gown pocket, a wild look in her eyes and a mad mop of hair that any self-respecting Cat Lady would be proud of.

The Crazy Cat Lady also comes with six model cats, which you can arrange round her to really set the scene. And on the back of the packaging in which you'll receive your Crazy Cat Lady, there's a handy quiz so you can work out how close you are to becoming a Crazy Cat Lady yourself.

Anna Clare is Website Manager at, one of the UK's leading suppliers of unusual gifts and cool stuff.

Monday, June 22, 2009

Great Gift Wrapping Ideas

Try some of these interesting ideas when creating your perfect gift. Everyone likes something a little special and creative. And if you're the one who brought such a gift, even better!

=>Go Au Natural

Using recycled paper or newsprint can be very festive when using pinecones, cranberries or holly leaves instead of traditional decoration. Raffia can be used as the ribbon. The brown paper with natural accents will appeal to the most eco-conscious friends and family members.

=>Is It Mine?

To keep kids from picking up every box under the tree to see which one is theirs, have them dip a hand in paint and mark each of their own gifts with a hand-print once they're wrapped in plain brown paper.

=>Tissue Paper Solutions

Having trouble finding the right color for your wrapping paper? Using tissue paper allows you to get exactly the shade you want for the present. To make the color darker, add more layers of tissue. Create a mosaic affect by layering different colors at different angles to form geometric shapes.

=>Snowflakes and Sparkle

Light weight fleece or felt can be used to create snowflake-like designs on the outside of packages. It can also be used in gift bags with silver or white glitter for a little sparkle.

=>Oversized Gifts

For gifts in oversized packing boxes, don't wrap the whole box. Try these ideas instead:

**Decorate the outside of the box with strips of wrapping paper crossing each other around the edges. Then add bows and ribbons to make the box more festive.

**Use a red laundry bag with some white pillow stuffing at the top to simulate Santa's present sack.

**You can spray paint the box the gift comes in a festive color (remove the present first), and add a beautiful bow or ribbon.

=>ID Tags

Use pipe cleaners in holiday colors to create festive bows on top of presents. Shape them into reindeer antlers, stars or candy canes and attach to bows to mark gifts. Candy canes for Mom, stars for Grandma, etc.


The comic pages from the daily paper can be used to wrap up gifts for the kids (or for the kids-at-heart!)

=>Two Presents at the Same Time

Use a pretty dishtowel (for a bottle of wine) and tie it up with great ribbon, or use a jump rope to tie up a child's toy. You are giving two presents at the same time.

Use the above ideas to jumpstart your creativity. There are so many unique ways to brand your wrapping style...go for it.

Copyright (c) 2009 Pat Brill

Pat Brill is co-owner of Women's Group Busy Bites - - a blog all about women. You can reach her at

Monday, January 12, 2009

Romantic Gifts For Him That Show You Really Care

There are many occasions when you might consider buying a romantic gift for him - including Valentine's Day, Christmas, and his birthday. To show caring for a special person in your life can at times be challenging and gift giving is a time-honored way of showing that you care for and appreciate him. A romantic gift for him also brings you into the world of his thoughts, where love and appreciation are returned.

When selecting a romantic gift for him, keep in mind that generic and obvious choices are often not as highly regarded as those which show you well know his tastes and needs. One way of adding uniqueness to a gift is to personalize it in some way, such as to have it engraved, as would be the case with a silver or pewter beer mug, or printed with a photo, comment or witty saying, as with a T-shirt.

Men often appreciate practical or useful things, even if there is a touch of humor behind it. So make sure that, if you print a bawdy slogan on his T-shirt, he is the sort of person who would be comfortable wearing the message it carries.

Probably safer as romantic gifts for him are simple items that have every day use, like monogrammed handkerchiefs or pajamas which bear his initials. Whenever he uses them, these will remind him of you.

Another possibility which has a definite personal touch is a gift that can be shared, like massage products and essential oils. A gift certificate (for two) to a health spa also conveys a not too subtle hint of mutually shared pleasures. If you're a deft hand with words and can string some lines of verse together (or "borrow" some classic lines from a famous author), consider printing a beautiful card or booklet that conveys these special feelings and thoughts.

Many men enjoy movies and, although he may prefer action heroes, consider a romantic DVD that also has qualities he will appreciate - and enjoy it together. You might prefer to avoid an obvious 'chick flick' like "Beaches"; think more in terms of a modern equivalent to "Gone With The Wind"!

If he likes to watch a particular sport, you can make a big impact by giving tickets to a favorite game as a romantic gift - and then be willing to accompany him to the game. Followed, of course, by a romantic dinner at home!

Music lovers welcome tickets to concerts and stage performances. Want something more enduring with a romantic touch - would he enjoy strumming a Spanish guitar? CDs or DVDs of his favorite groups may also be a welcome surprise that show you know what he likes.

The key to giving romantic gifts to him lies in your knowledge and understanding of what he likes, as well as what he needs. Adding a personal touch lifts what could otherwise be a bland or indifferent gift to the status of one that is far more significant and you, as the source, will share in the respect and love that brings.

Make your romantic gift selections easier by checking expert preselected items with customer comments as well as additional product features and special pricing at Romantic Gifts For Him and at where a growing collection of articles on romantic gifts is also available.