A month away from Christmas and a week to “Black Friday” and what the stores are doing to Thanksgiving night. The web is replete with gift ideas for everyone on your list, often strategically positioned to support or attract advertisers.
If only TheNotMom.com were so organized. Instead, every item featured here is something I’d buy for myself or happily give to someone else. That’s all. Although…If you’ll be shopping at Target.com, look over there in the right margin. Click the Coupons.Answers widget for free shipping on orders over $50.
Grouped for Women, Men, Unisex, O.P.C. (Other People’s Children) and Pets, these ideas are affordable, fun, and in most cases, creatively distinctive, if I do say so myself. Come back each Thursday through Dec. 20th to find gifts they’ll sincerely thank you for. Our first group? WOMEN, of course. Girlfriends, moms, aunts and co-workers.
Upload a photo and Yogamatic turns it into a beautiful, quality, CUSTOMIZED YOGA MAT (recommended by Jennifer Aniston in this clip). There’s a huge library of images to choose from if you prefer not to get that personalized, but who wouldn’t love doing downward dog on a pic of their dog? Order soon for holiday delivery. From $79.00
If she dreams of diamonds, give her a pair of BLING EAR BUDS. Compatible with iPods, CD and mP3 players, they go with every outfit. $11.95
But, if she dreams of saving the world, let her do it in a SUPER HEROINE SLEEP TANK TOP! Supergirl, Choose from Batgirl and yes, Wonder Woman. Here’s the best part: tops are 33-34″ in length and each comes with a detachable cape!! $29.99
Do you keep your hot leather boots stuffed with paper (or something) when they’re in your closet? It’s a pain. INFLATABLE BOOT FILLERS fix all that, and in this animal print. they’re almost cute. Add a pair of on-trend hose, and it’s a steal. $4.99
For fashionistas of style, a copy of SECRETS OF STYLISTS: AN INSIDER’S GUIDE TO STYLING THE STARS is sure to please. One hundred seventy-eight pages of deliciousness from the fashion director at US Magazine. She’s also worked fashion at Harper’s Bazaar, Seventeen, Mirabella, Vanity Fair, Elle, and Allure. She knows her stuff, and shares it. $16.41
Holiday spirit lives all year long inside the 2012 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day PARADE SNOW GLOBE. The beloved turkey float, Harold the Policeman and other favorite floats circle the NY Macy’s building in a beautiful blizzard. $69.99
NAUGHTY BETTY CARDS – Sold at retailers nationally, this site offers almost the full line of sassy products. Pick and choose to create the perfect set for birthdays, wedding, and bad hair days. My favorite birthday card: It could be worse, you could be a toddler in a tiara. Inside: Happy Birthday Gorgeous! Naughty Betty cocktail napkins are fun, too, like this one: Let’s celebrate BIG like our bangs in the ’80s! CARDS: $3.75/ea NAPKINS: $5.95/pkg of 20
First question: Does she have an iPad or iPad2? Second question: Does she cook? The BELKIN TABLET KITCHEN STAND not only holds a tablet, it also has a wand so the screen doesn’t get all yucky from batter-covered fingers. $29.99