2006 Holiday Guide

Follow Me on Pinterest | Posted: 01 Jun, 2006 by Margaret Mason

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  • Rock ‘Em Sock ‘Em Robots

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    The best robot boxing game ever invented. Two players control the plastic bots until the winner knocks his opponent’s block off. Created in 1966, this classic favorite is introducing a whole new generation to the pleasures of aggression.

    $17 at Amazon | Buy

    | Posted 06 Dec, 2006 by Margaret Mason
  • Sock Monkey Slippers

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    $15 at Uncommon Goods | Buy

    | Posted 06 Dec, 2006 by Margaret Mason
  • Tiddley Widdley

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    You know how everyone always says that the best gift you can give a kid is a big cardboard box? They’re right.

    $58 at MOMA Store | Buy

    | Posted 10 Nov, 2006 by Margaret Mason
  • Pod Earrings

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    These earrings shaped like seed pods will remind her of her childhood backyard.

    $40 at Pio Playground | Buy

    | Posted 10 Nov, 2006 by Margaret Mason
  • Union Suit

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    Nothing says Holiday Season like red jammies with a butt flap.

    $50 at JCrew | Buy

    | Posted 09 Nov, 2006 by Margaret Mason
  • Lilly Bean Play Food Brown Bag Lunch

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    The sooner you teach your kid to make a sandwich, the sooner he can learn to make you a martini.

    $38 at Mahar Dry Goods | Buy

    (Out of stock.)

    | Posted 09 Nov, 2006 by Margaret Mason
  • O r b i t R i n g

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    Forget the five golden rings, just one of these babies will do fine.

    $85 at Muscovie | Buy

    | Posted 09 Nov, 2006 by Margaret Mason
  • Zoom Microscope with Viewer

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    A new perspective for your budding scientist.

    $45 at Binoculars.com | Buy

    | Posted 08 Nov, 2006 by Margaret Mason
  • Lomo Oktomat

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    Capture a tiny, eight-frame action sequence with one press. The Lomo Oktomat even uses regular 35mm film. You also can upload your prints to lomography.com to make a mini movie.

    $50 at Flight001 | Buy

    | Posted 08 Nov, 2006 by Margaret Mason
  • Tangerine Dream Large

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    Is her entire wardrobe black? That’s a girl who doesn’t need any more neutrals. This orange felt bag is a little bit of sun for her closet.

    $58 at Namkim | Buy

    (12"x 10"x 5")

    | Posted 08 Nov, 2006 by Margaret Mason
  • One Year of White Pages

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    For the writer, artist, anal-retentive list maker in your life – one slim journal for each month of the year.

    $35 at Rare Device | Buy

    | Posted 07 Nov, 2006 by Margaret Mason
  • Snack-Size Deep Fryer

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    Finally! A deep fryer small enough to keep on the counter for all of his convenience frying needs. Seriously though, fresh potato chips? Yes, thank you.

    $40 at Improvements Catalog | Buy

    | Posted 07 Nov, 2006 by Margaret Mason
  • Kid-Riffic Jump Smart

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    Fun, healthy, and most importantly, exhausting.

    $50 at Amazon | Buy

    | Posted 07 Nov, 2006 by Margaret Mason
  • Custom Silver Bracelet

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    Write a love letter for her wrist.

    $60 at Elsewares | Buy

    | Posted 06 Nov, 2006 by Margaret Mason
  • Jumbo Tinker Toys

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    For your little Doozer.

    $35 at Back to Basics Toys | Buy

    | Posted 06 Nov, 2006 by Margaret Mason
  • Stout Cheese Board

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    A selection of cheeses meant to be consumed with a solid stout – sort of a more masculine version of high tea.

    $70 at Target | Buy

    | Posted 06 Nov, 2006 by Margaret Mason
  • 2006 Zagat Movie Guide

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    The compact Zagat Movie Guide covers nearly 1,300 movies and has dozens of indexes that let him search by genre, decade, Oscar nominations, and more. Package it with a gift certificate for a month of unlimited mail-order movie rentals ($18 from Netflix) and some Raisinettes.

    $0 at Amazon | Buy

    | Posted 06 Dec, 2005 by Margaret Mason
  • Rancher Glass Necklace

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    This simple glass pendant comes with a two-foot cord so she can adjust it to whatever length works best with her outfit. Each pleasantly geometric pendant is an inch square and features two colors of glass.

    $25 at Plain Mabel | Buy

    | Posted 06 Dec, 2005 by Margaret Mason
  • Jumbo Egglings

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    These ceramic planterslook and feel like giant eggs. They come whole, and she cracks them open to sow the included seeds. Once the plants get big enough, the entire egg can be transferred to the garden. Also comes in a smaller size ($9) that looks more like a chicken egg.

    $20 at Sprout Home | Buy

    (4.5" h x 3.25" dia)

    | Posted 06 Dec, 2005 by Margaret Mason
  • Slurpee Maker

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    This battery-powered Slurpee Maker is a crowd-pleaser among the kindergarten set. You fill it with soda pop or juice, turn it on, and enjoy brain freeze in the comfort of your own home.

    $25 at KB Toys | Buy

    | Posted 06 Dec, 2005 by Margaret Mason
  • Poppy Cotton Home Accessories

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    All of us know someone whose taste we envy, and for me that friend is New York designer Melissa Cotton Womack. When she told me she was launching Poppy Cotton, I could hardly wait to see her ideas unfold. True to form, her line of home accessories–fashioned from vintage textiles–is unlike anything else out there. The colorful pillows, lamp shades, and wall hangings really make a room pop. If you have someone on your list who’s so unique that you never know what to get her, get her a gift certificate, and let her pick a little bit of happy for herself.

    $50 at Poppy Cotton | Buy

    | Posted 06 Dec, 2005 by Margaret Mason
  • Leather Gloves

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    Leather gloves are a sound choice for the gal who has nearly everything, or the one you don’t know well enough to buy lingerie. These classic winter gloves come in happy spring colors. Choose from pink, blue, camel, green, and black.

    $30 at Gap | Buy

    | Posted 06 Dec, 2005 by Margaret Mason
  • Mr. Beer Deluxe Home Microbrewery Kit

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    This inexpensive starter kit for would-be brew masters makes 20 12-ounce beers in two weeks. He gets a brew keg, brewer’s yeast, booster, beer mix, and a beer gut.

    $30 at Target | Buy

    | Posted 06 Dec, 2005 by Margaret Mason
  • Space Man Cuff Links

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    These stainless-steel astronaut cufflinks are one giant leap for his wardrobe. Every guy could use a little space.

    $29 at Conran Shop | Buy

    | Posted 06 Dec, 2005 by Margaret Mason
  • Volcoino Bank

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    Karim Rashid designed this sleek, ceramic piggy bank for grownups. It has a slot at the top for coins and a rubber stopper in the bottom for easy access when he needs meter money. Beats the heck out of an empty pickle jar.

    $18 at MoMAstore | Buy

    | Posted 06 Dec, 2005 by Margaret Mason