Tag Archive | Holiday Gift Ideas

David Bowie and Prince Wooden Dolls

Bowie and Price Wooden Dolls
Photos By Gail

Here’s another awesome Holiday Gift Idea for the art lover on your list who also happens to be a fan of David Bowie or Prince. Pay homage to Ziggy Stardust, David Bowie’s iconic persona from the early 1970s, or the late great Prince, with this modern take on Japanese Kokeshi dolls, which are customarily given as symbols of friendship. Each doll measures, 5.7 inches tall, is hand painted in vibrant colors, and is made of schima superba wood. Imagine the adventure these two could have together.

These cool little Dolls, which sell for $42 each, are available directly from the MoMA Design Store at the Museum of Modern Art, or online at This link!

Bowie and Price Wooden Dolls

Get Your Boop On at Betty Boop Dot Com!

Betty Boop Merchandise Shelf
All Photos By Gail

Holiday gift shopping was so much easier (and way more fun) when I was much younger and most of my friends could be counted on to like the same things I liked. Now, I don’t know what anybody wants or needs. And while it usually covers all of your bases, nothing says “I Put No Thought Into This” quite like giving a gift card. You might as well just give the person cash. Sure there are exceptions, like if the card is from a very niche store they like, but regardless, you will get a much better reaction if you manage to find out the want one of those new LED shower heads and you give it to them when they least expect it.
Betty Boop Merchandise Shelf

But maybe, like me, you have a friend, sister, niece, wife, whatever who really digs the cartoon character Betty Boop, who will go completely nuts over any item with the likeness of the demure-yet-sexy Jazz Age Flapper. If this resonates with you, your shopping just got whole lot easier. The definitive Betty Boop Website, Betty Boop Dot Com has an online store that sells a million billion different items with a Betty Boop theme – and trust me when I tell you that they sell something for everybody who loves Betty Boop. And, the best part is you don’t even have to leave your house to shop! Oh, sweet online shopping bliss!

Take a look at some of this cool stuff you can buy for the Boop Addict in your life:

Betty Boop Cold Cup Front
Betty Boop Cold Cup Back

Betty Boop Cold Travel Cup. This is a no-brainer, right? Everybody needs one of these.

Betty Boop Hot Travel Cup

A Hot Travel Mug: Also a Must-Have!

Betty Boop Flask

Betty Boop I Love New York Flask! Sweet and Discreet!

Betty Boop Handbag

Betty Boop Handbag! So fashionable and practical!

Betty Boop Punk Rock T Shirt

Betty Boop Punk Rock T Shirt! Out of dozens of Boop Shirt designs, this one is my favorite!

Whether you are looking for Betty Boop collectibles and figurines, items for the home, office or bathroom, clothes, fashion accessories, or games and puzzles, you can find it all at Betty Boop Dot Com — and Betty Boop Fan Club members get a 10% discount on all merchandise! Happy shopping!

Demeter Fragrances: Smells Like Home For The Holidays!

A picture may be worth a thousand words, and a favorite song may inspire a wave of sweet nostalgia, but when it comes to the five senses there really is nothing like the power of smell memory for full-on transportation to the past. With their introduction of ready-to-wear scents of classic, everyday objects such as Grass, Leather and Crayons, Demeter Fragrance Library is a leader in the fragrance industry with their continuously evolving, cutting edge collection of scents. Now that the holidays are upon us, Holiday-inspired scents are more popular than ever, and Demeter has a collection that will take you right back to the aromas of fresh-baked treats wafting from your Mom’s kitchen, even if you’re now living across the country. Here are a few of the seasonal scents we like.

Christmas in New York City is a special time in a special place. It took the genius of Demeter Fragrance Library to capture that specialness in scent: Egg Nog, Spices, Apples and Roasting Chestnuts, all the elements that are uniquely New York at Christmas-time. This is a bold, cold weather scent that will instantly make you feel warm all over.

One of my very favorite Holiday scents is the invigorating pine smell of fresh-cut Christmas Trees. Even if your home is too small for a holiday tree, Demeter’s Christmas Tree cologne will infuse your being with Happy Tree memories all year long. The sweet and spicy scents of Gingerbread, Cinnamon Bark and Eggnog may inspire you to get busy with your holiday baking while subtler, ambient scents like Snow, Mistletoe and Fireplace comfort your senses while allowing you to bring a bit of the Winter Wonderland with you wherever you go.

Demeter Fragrances are priced to own and give as gifts, for as little as $10 for a .29 oz. Roll On Perfume Oil that can be tucked into your purse or a 1 oz. Spray Cologne for just $20. Please visit Demeter Fragrance Dot Com for more holiday-priced fragrance specials and to place an order!

Step Aside Barbie: It’s the Michelle Obama Action Figure!

Michelle Obama Action Figure
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It is no secret that Michelle Obama, this country’s First Lady, kicks some serious ass. I just love her. If I had a daughter I would so totally be buying her this super stylish Michelle Obama action figure doll – which is 6″ tall and has six points of articulation – for the holidays. Always on the cutting edge of fashion, Michelle can be purchased in three different color dresses, including Purple, Black and White, and a Red and Black dress based on the unforgettable outfit Michelle wore on Election Night 2008 (I wish I had her upper arms)! Available from JailBreak Toys for only $12.99! Preorder now for shipping November 30th!