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Gift Ideas For The Holidays



It’s crazy to think that Thanksgiving is less than a month away.  Once we put our Thanksgiving dinner dishes in the dishwasher, it’s time to run out to the stores to get a jump start on holiday shopping.  To make sure you’re prepared to get everyone on your list what they want, explore the below shoppers guide which includes ideas like an iPod hdmi adapter, Big Hugs Elmo, and a stand mixer.  There’s something for everyone in this guide and with a little preparation you’ll be able to get the items stress free.

Hot Toys for Kids

  • Big Hugs Elmo – This toy is projected to be even more popular than 1996’s Tickle Me Elmo.  Playskool’s Big Hugs toy retails for $49.99 and is the hottest gift for children ranging from 2-4 years old.  Elmo not only dishes out hugs but he also plays music so your little one can dance and sing with him.  Stores will be running specials on this toy so keep your eyes peeled and get ready to pounce when you see it advertised for less than $49.99.
  • LeapFrog LeapPad Ultra – Tablets are going to be a hot item for everyone on your list this year.  LeapFrog is catching onto the tablet craze and making one for the little ones on your list.  This tablet retails for $150 and claims to be durable enough to withstand toddler drops and kicks.  This tablet features a 7” screen, WI-Fi, and kid-safe web features.  A great choice for the 4-9 year old on your list.

Techie Lover Ideas

  • MP3 Speaker – Let’s face it, most laptop speakers are not loud enough when you want to enjoy a tv show, movie, or music.  A great set to check out are Altec’s Lansing Orbit MP3 speaker.  They retail for $40 and are nice and compact.  A great gift for the person who lives on their computer.
  • Moxi HD DVR – This is the perfect gift for the tv watcher in your life.  The Moxi HD DVR replaces your cable box and allows you to record two shows while watching another.  It also can connect up to Netflix so now the time spent catching up on your shows is endless.  The price is a bit steep at $800, but it’s worth every penny.
  • Ipod HDMI television adapter – This piece of technology allows your music lover to hook their iPod up to their television.  There’s nothing better than being able to pump music through your television set up.  Any college student or music enthusiast would appreciate unwrapping this adapter.

Home Chefs and Bakers

  • Stand Up Mixer – Although most people lean towards a Cuisinart stand mixer, many other companies make comparable products. These are great appliances to have in the kitchen since you can use them to make just about anything.  Many companies also make special attachments, like a pasta attachment, that take the mixer to new levels.
  • Personalized Serving Dishes – Consider purchasing a personalized serving tray or dish for the cook on your list.  It’s a unique, special piece they’ll love to pull out when they’re entertaining.  Check out sites like for creative options.


Regardless of what you choose for the people on your list, make sure you’re getting the best deals by continuing to browse weekly ads even after you’ve purchased your items.  Many stores are offering price matches for the entire holiday shopping season.


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