Shopping Picks in Holiday Gifts Under $50
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We used to always forget to carry our reusable shopping bags with us whenever we made a trip to the grocery store or farmer's market. That is, until we found this Timbuk2 Hidden Tote. Make from 90% recycled PET fabric, this little bag folds and zips into itself so you can carry it around with you wherever you go. They make a great stocking stuffer or gift for the unexpected guest that arrives on... more
Okay, we'll admit that we never really cared for Elton John in our younger days because our parents listened to him all the time. But now that we've gotten older, we find ourselves humming along to songs like Crocodile Rock and Bennie And The Jets because they remind us of our youth. Surprise the music lover or Elton John fan in your life with this Elton John - Greatest Hits 1970-2002 box set.
Some days we like to drink tea straight up and some days with milk; it just depends on our mood. That's why we love the Suck UK My Cuppa - Tea. This fun mug features different color swatches inside the cup that lets the drinker match their tea to a particular style-Milky, Classic British, Builders Brew, Just Tea-by adding different amounts of milk. It makes the perfect gift for any tea drinker.
The perfect gift for any girl on the go, this fashionable Built NY Gourmet Getaway Lunch Tote will keep her food insulated for hours as she bounces around from school or work. It's made from lightweight neoprene, the same material used in wetsuits. When not in use, it can be stored flat or rolled up for easy storage. It's also machine washable just in case you have any food leaks or spills.
Food is always a welcome gift in our book, and it's one we love to give. One of our favorites is the Flying Noodle Gourmet Gifts Pasta Pot Dinner. This gourmet Italian gift basket comes with its own self-pouring pot along with pasta, sauce and other goodies for a complete meal that's ready in no time. Recipients get to enjoy a good meal now and have a great pasta pot for years to come.... more
Everyone in our family gets a special Christmas ornament each year from Mom and Dad. Our Christmas tree is more than just a holiday decoration because it's literally covered with family memories and milestones. Some of our favorites are Waterford Crystal, and although we've tried to take good care of these precious keepsakes, dogs, kids, and one uncoordinated uncle have taken their toll over the years. Thanks to Replacement Ltd., you can find many of... more
We used to wait every year for the classic movie It's a Wonderful Life to air it meant the Christmas season was here but eventually we just had to buy it so we could conjure up the Christmas spirit any time. Now we like to share this holiday film as a gift when we don't have a big budget but want something special to spread the holiday cheer. The classics never go... more
For the puzzle lover on your shopping list, give them the gift of puzzles on the go with Excalibur Electronics' New York Times Touch Screen Sudoku Handheld. It holds more than 800 puzzles in four levels of difficulty, and each has been selected by New York Times puzzle master Will Shortz a name any true puzzle lover will recognize quickly. It has a built-in time for the competitive types and helpful hints for... more
It may not seem to make sense at first, but a nice bottle of champagne is a great choice for a bargain gift. Of course, you can spend as much money on a bottle as some spend on groceries for the month, but you can also get a very good bottle for under $50. That's the case with Veuve Clicquot's Yellow Label Brut Champagne, a gift that's more festive than a bottle of Merlot... more
As much as we love Lech Walesa and Magnum, P.I., we're not fans of mustaches on actual people. But the mustache as design element - we love it. From pendants to pint glasses to stuffed animals, the mustache is popping up everywhere, including Target. This mustache key holder is a great place to, um, stash your keys, dog leashes, jewelry, or anything else you want to hang on... more
The best way to ease tension among family members during the holidays is with humor. Now on DVD: A Colbert Christmas - The Greatest Gift of All!, starring Stephen Colbert, "dirty liberals" Elvis Costello and Willie Nelson, and "real American" Toby Keith. The special include Yuletide songs like "There Are Much Worse Things to Believe In" and "Little Dealer Boy," a book-burning video yule log, and 3 alternate endings.
If you grew up with Pat the Bunny (or read it to your kids), you'll appreciate this new parody book called Pat the Husband. The book is just as interactive as the classic: You can remove the Velcro pants from the husband and put them on the wife, pull a tab to make the husband nod his head in agreement, and more. Wrap this one up with the Porn for Women 2009... more
Welcome to the latest episode of New Adventures in Men's Underwear. In case you haven't been paying attention, women's underwear has kinda peaked with thongs and push-up bras; there isn't much left to do that hasn't already been done. Men's underwear, however, is a different story. For years it was all about white briefs and boxers. Then came solid colors! stripes! boxer briefs! Now it's all about graphics. On the outside you may be Regular... more
If you've ever seen the Toothbrush Surprise episode of Mythbusters, you know why it's important to keep your toothbrush clean. The Zapi is a portable sanitizer that uses ultraviolet light to kill 99.9% of the nasty things living among your toothbrush bristles. Using 3 AAA batteries, the Zapi cleans manual and electric toothbrushes in just 6 minutes (you'll know it's done when it stops rocking). Choose from several colors.
Now that the election is over, something tells us there will still be strong demand for Obama apparel. You've probably seen this image of Barack Obama done by Shepard Fairey, the guy behind "Obey" and "Andre the Giant has a posse." It's available on tshirts for men and women in several different colors.
The first sites we look at each morning - before mySimon, even - are dailypuppy.com and cuteoverload.com. The latter is a "nonstop parade of utter cuteness," which Time magazine calls its "#1 mood lifter." We're giving our grandmothers (who still aren't online) the 2009 Cute Overload calendar, which is loaded with pages of wiggly nosed bunny rabbits, fuzzy chicks, snuggly squirrels, roly-poly hamsters, baby pandas, the occasional hedgehog, and, of... more
Fancy pants, indeed! ("Fancy pants" sounds a bit nicer than "naughty knickers," right?) Some of Hanky Panky's latest sexy lingerie items have a keyhole opening in the back and a little pink bow. We're guessing that bow might ruin the line of a clingy jersey dress, but she'll be able to conceal - or reveal - it nicely under jeans. We like about Hanky Panky lingerie because it's (relatively) affordable and was designed... more
We used to swear by DKNY tights. They used to last for years. Until recently. Maybe it's us; maybe it's the quality control at DKNY. So we went to Target to get tights. But the Target tights had so much lycra in them that our legs looked shiny. Black tights are not supposed to reflect that much light. So then we picked up some Hue tights. More expensive than Target, cheaper than DKNY, and... more
Spotted: OMFGG, the first companion soundtrack to the hit CW series Gossip Girl. The 13-song compilation, which became available digitally last month, is now out on CD and features tracks from the Kills, the Virgins, the Teenagers, the Ting Tings, Phantom Planet, and other lonely indie-rock boys. You know you love this show, but we won't tell anyone. XOXO.
Big fingers (or long nails) can make typing on your iPhone or iPod Touch tricky. And even if you have small fingers and chewed-off nails, your iPhone is no match for the grease on your fingers after a bucket of KFC. Check out the Pogo, a lightweight stylus with a soft, durable tip that won't smudge or scratch your screen. It works just like your index finger, only better. The included clip keeps the... more