Sunday, December 2, 2007

Decking the Halls...

As the holiday season draws closer, many of you who have not yet completed your holiday shopping will be left scrambling to find gifts that are practical and yet different. Naturally your recipients don't all share the same taste or perhaps they already have everything under the sun otherwise Christmas shopping would be much simpler.

To help you, here's a short list of some items that are not like others and if you hurry, they might still be available. Otherwise, your recipients will have to suffice with rainchecks or I owe you's. This year's theme... food and drink:

Illusion Wine Glasses

Fun drinking glasses that create an optical illusion of a floating wine glass within a pint glass. Bewitching and clever, these modern glasses will give any beverage an unexpected twist of whimsy. Combining inventive design with delightful execution, the wine goblet fills entirely with liquid and seems to float within the surrounding glass, which remains empty. Sold as a set of 4. Priced at $75.00.

The Mono Giro Apple Slicer
The Mono Giro Apple Slicer cuts around the apple core, creating beautiful apple spirals for snacks or garnishes. The Giro Apple Slicer was designed by Jessica Battram and Christina Schafer and features stainless steel. Yes, it's a German design! Woohoo! Priced at $34.00.

One Bottle Tote by Built NY Inc.
The One Bottle Tote by Built NY, is an insulated bottle bag made from neoprene, a durable stretchy wetsuit material. It keeps one bottle of water, wine, champagne, or what ever you want chilled. Protects bottles from breaking. Machine washable.
It's your lucky day because this item is on sale from $11.99 to $17.99 depending on the color at: The cost of shipping will probably be more than the gift itself.

Guitar Ice Mold
As seen in Daily Candy...for the hip, yet budget conscious shopper, how about rockin' out the holidays with these guitar shaped ice "cubes." Freeze, stir and chill. 1 tray creates three 3x2x1/4 inch ice cubes with sticks.It’s time to kick back and chill and here’s a cool way to do it! Drop one of these groovy guitars into your drink, and give it a stir. Just the thing for jazzing up your favorite beverage.
expected to ship out 2nd week Dec. Priced at $8.00. Find it at:

Portable Chopsticks Set
For those of you who no longer use forks and knives OR for those of you that wish to sharpen your chopstick techniques. Just pop the chic aluminum chopsticks out of their cloth pouch, screw them together, and make quick work of sushi or dim sum, or even chop suey. They're fabulous at that just discovered Malaysian place, on trips to Asia, and at home for takeout ceremonies. Chopsticks and rest easily assemble and dissemble for transport or storage. The set includes a pair of chopsticks, chopstick rest and cloth pouch. Comes in a red box that measures 5.5"L x 2.25"W x 1.25"H. Price is $56.00. Find it at:

Merry Christmas shopping to all and to all a good night!