We know — sometimes, a gift card just won’t do. At the same time, just what the heck do you get Aunt Lydia, cousin Hank or your daughter’s Norwegian roommate who’ll be spending the holidays at your house? We’ve got you covered.
We’re your personal shopper this season – something useful, maybe a bit humorous, or just one of those “Wow, I never thought about that!” kind of gifts – and all just a click away!
Today’s choice: It’s a last-minute gift for your favorite office buddy–The Butt Station -Desk Accessory : Tape Dispenser Pen Memo Holder Clip Storage. For about $15, make ’em crack a smile with this desktop helper, complete with tape dispenser, magnetic paper clip holder, pen and business card station.
Mibs also like these items:
philosophy | hope in a jar | world-famous daily facial moisturizer cream. The facial moisturizer has received rave reviews, from Oprah to our office Mibs. According to its maker, the cream “is a world-famous, daily facial moisturizer originally created for the medical market to help reduce the appearance of wrinkles, skin discoloration, rough texture and dehydration.” Does it work? Believe it.
The Snuggie for Dogs. Why should Fido be left out when the family is quite literally snug as a bug in a rug? The comfy, kitschy blanket comes in several sizes and two colors–pink or blue. And for less than $15, it could be one of the least expensive presents in your home this season.
The Porn For Women series ( Porn for Women of a Certain Age, Porn for New Moms, and Porn for Women 2010 Wall Calendar from the Cambridge Women’s Pornography Collective. This collection of books speaks to the desires of women and moms everywhere–a man that’ll change a diaper, draw a bath, or you know, just listen to us during ESPN commercials.
Riedel Sommeliers Black Stemless Cabernet Tasting Glass –the perfect present for the wine afficiando in your family or on the block. For under $50, this set of four glasses makes it possible to have a true blind taste test–or keep what’s in your glass a secret from everyone else. You can also find the set available in a clear glass version, too.
Something for the finicky teen in your life – the Flip UltraHD Camcorder, 120 Minutes (Black). For less than $200, you can gift your kid with a piece of slick technology that any amateur Spielberg or Lucas would appreciate. Need a way cool accessory to top it off? Try the Flip Video AWC2T Underwater Case! Maybe you’ll get your teen in the water snorkeling during Spring Break after all!
The GRID-IT Medium organizer. If you’ve ever reached into your tote, backpack or laptop case and found yourself entangled in a web of cords and accessories (“Just where is my phone in here?”), you could use one of these. The mesh grid allows you to conveniently store everything from keys to cords to phones to flashdrives…just about anything.
The Zipfy Freestyle Mini Luge Snow Sled–perfect for any kid looking to be king (or queen!) of the sledding hill. The sled includes rails along the bottom, offering the ability to maneuver in a slalom style. The lever also enhances the rider’s ability to steer and maintain balance. It’s available in many colors–we’re partial to orange.
It’s cold, and we’re thinking hot–as in hot sandwiches. Break out of the PB&J rut with a Hamilton Beach 25450 Gourmet Panini Press. For less than $50, you can give someone the gift of gourmet sandwiches every day. The press includes a floating lid for even pressing, and it’s nonstick for easy cleanup!
The Yummie Tummie Tank Top Body Shaper Regular Length –fashion’s gift to the muffin-top-challenged! According to Amazon.com, It’s a “modern body contouring shaper that slims your midsection and camouflages visible lumps and bumps. The Yummie Tummie has 5 distinct characteristics. A secret minimizing panel shapes entire waistline from the bust to the hips, visibly taking off inches. Firm control microfiber panel comfortably smooth’s and naturally wicks moisture away…Exclusive dual fabric stategy provides a modern look and full coverage that stays in place. Extra long design does not roll up over your belly and is great for layering over or tucking into pants and skirts.” Go ahead and have that cookie–it’s OK now.
Calling all “A Christmas Story” fans! It’s A Christmas Story 20 Inch Leg Lamp–the one we all wish we had in our front window. This 20-inch version is actually great for a co-worker’s desk, or maybe that niece or nephew at college. Say it together, now…”Fra-gil-e…It must be Italian!”
The Keurig B40 Elite Gourmet Single-Cup Home-Brewing System –When you finally decide to dtich the $5 latte stop every morning, this’ll make a great addition to the kitchen or office. Fresh, hot coffee by the cup! There’s a wide variety of flavors and brands of coffees available in the “K-Cup” too!
Ready to downsize the frame collection, but still want all the pictures? Try the Coby DP-882 8-Inch Digital Photo Frame with Built-In MP3 Player–with the MP3 player and built-in speakers, your photo montage can include a personal soundtrack. It also comes with interchangeable faceplates and a remote control!
For your favorite soccer mom/aunt/sister/grandma: the WAGAN 10.5 Liter Personal Thermo Fridge and Warmer. For under $60, just think of how many snack runs you can skip with your very own fridge and warmer in the car! We especially like the non-slip grip pad on top, keeping your sunglasses and cell phone from winding up in the trunk.