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(Family Features) Make holiday shopping a little easier this year with a few hints from the big man himself. Whether they love music, technology, fashion or fun, these gifts will put a smile on everyone's face - and turn you into a holiday hero.
For the music lover
HTC One V - $269.99
HTC T320e One V Unlocked Android Smartphone
with Beats Audio, 5MP Camera, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, 4GB Memory, HD Video - Unlocked Phone - No Warranty - Black
The HTC One V phone - available at Cricket Wireless - combines the vibrant authenticity of Beats Audio with the no-contract carrier's unlimited Muve Music service, for the best possible sound quality on songs downloaded directly to the phone. Cricket's all-inclusive Android rate plans include unlimited talk, text and data plus unlimited music, starting at $50 per month.
For the young at heart
LEGO Bricks More Basic Bricks Deluxe Set - $29.99
LEGO Basic Bricks #6177
A perfect gift for a family that loves to spend quality time being creative and building together. This open-ended LEGO construction set comes with 650 colorful LEGO bricks and photo inspiration to provide endless play possibilities at a great value. Take the fun beyond the box at the Build Together website, where you'll find more building inspiration as well as monthly (seasonal and holiday) building instructions.
For the fashionista
Fashion: The Definitive History of Costume and Style - $50.00
Fashion: The Definitive History of Costume and Style
Containing everything you need to know about changing fashion and style, this beautiful book catalogs 3,000 years of fashion evolution. With stunning visual clarity, attention to detail, and information on icons from Marie Antoinette to Alexander McQueen, "Fashion: The Definitive History of Costume and Style" offers an invaluable overview of the history of fashion and costume.
For the audiophile
AUVIO Bluetooth Portable Speaker - $79.99
Get rich, full and dynamic sound with no cord to tie you down. This sleek, compact speaker is compatible with most Bluetooth-enabled tablets, laptops, MP3 players, and smartphones running iOS or Android platforms. The built-in speakerphone makes picking up calls easy when paired with your mobile phone. Already a great value compared to similar products, save even more with $10 back for every $50 you spend at RadioShack starting November 4, 2012. Exclusively at RadioShack.
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Pretty Christmas Balls
Nutrition for the whole Family-Calories, Vitamins, Minerals and Diet information
Tips for Parents of Kids of all ages
Pet Goodies for Dogs & Cats
Make Your Own Dog and Cat Food, plus Dog and Cat Care and Fun with Pets
Recipes from the 1800's
100 Year Old Recipes and Household Hints for you to try
Helpful Sewing and Knitting Tips for the beginning sewer
Thanksgiving recipes and Menus plus Thanksgiving Information and Entertaining
Wine and Beer Information
Beer And Wine Recipes & games plus tips on making and buying wine and beer
Life & Beauty Weekly: Life & Love
Gift Giving Is Getting Personal
By Robin Immerman Gruen for Life & Beauty Weekly
Finding new and interesting birthday gifts year after year is the ultimate challenge. Walking through stores, you often end up thinking, “Been there, bought that.”
So instead of shopping for the perfect present, why not tap into your own creativity and create a personalized gift that is sure to make your special someone feel extra special? A handmade treasure shows how much you really care -- plus it gives you a chance to express your creative side.
So, whether you’re a skilled crafter or not, try these clever and easy personalized presents for the VIPs in your life.
For Your Best Friend
To start, use decorative paper to line the outside of an antique mason-type jar or a clean jelly or salsa jar (with the label removed). Choose a pattern or color you know your friend will love.
In a mixing bowl, combine the following:
Spoon the mixture into the jar, secure the lid and tie on a tag with ribbon that tells her what’s inside (e.g., “Sally’s Lavender-mint Body Scrub”) or what to do with it (e.g., “Pamper, polish and perfume!”).
For Your Child
“Every kid loves looking at pictures of himself, so he’ll read it again and again,” says co-owner Keri Nathan Stern. “And the small size easily pops into a bag or stroller.” Bonus: At less than $30, this pint-size, personalized present won’t break the bank.
For Your Co-worker
Spend one afternoon mixing up a few of your favorite cookie recipes -- peanut butter, chocolate chunk or simple sugar cookies. Use a small ice-cream or melon scooper to make lots of mini-balls, then store them separately in freezer bags, says Jennifer Lewis Benerofe, a personal chef in New York. “Whenever you need a gift, wrap two dozen in parchment and put the package in a takeaway plastic container,” she says. Tie a ribbon around the container and create a personalized label that includes baking instructions.
To give her another surprise sweet treat when the cookies run out, place a few recipe cards for your other favorite desserts on the bottom of the container.
Whether a gift is for your girlfriend, a co-worker or someone else in your social circle, it can be easily customized to make the recipient feel special. And isn’t that what gift giving is all about?
Robin Immerman Gruen has been a beauty editor at Parents, Seventeen and Shape. Now a freelance writer and editor, she has written for American Way, Parents, Chicago Parent and Real Simple, plus the Web sites Beauty Blitz, Total Beauty, StyleChicago, and Glossed and Found. Sh e has previously contributed to Life & Beauty Weekly.
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Sugar Free, Milk Free and Wheat Free Recipes
Army Air Corp Photos WWII
World War 2 Photos of B17's and Information about the Army Air Corp
Tips and Hints on Baking, Candy Making and Cooking
Recipes for all types of drinks
Include Old Remedy for curing drinking too much alcohol
Book Care and Repair
Learn how to clean and repair books
Easy Kids Recipes to Make with your Kids
Chinese New Year
Information about Chinese New Year and Chinese New Year Recipes
Christmas Entertaining Recipes
Christmas Recipes, Menu's for Christmas and Information for Entertaining at Christmas
Read reviews on Cookbooks published in the past ten years
Cooking and Food Links
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Recipes and Information on Cooking for groups of 25-100 People
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Creative Holiday Cooking
Learn how to entertain and cook for fancy holiday affairs
History of Food and Food History Time Line
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Economical and Easy Tried and True Recipes
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Information on how to use herbs and spices
Are You a Housewives of Beverly Hills Fan?
This is what you have been looking for..... the Beverly Hills Housewives Emerald green earring.
These Stunning earrings meausure 2" long!
You have seen Angelina Jolie and Kyle Richard wearing this Must Have earring.
Faux Emerald Stones in pear shape make this earring spectacular.
Genuine rhodium plating. Top stone is 18 x 13.
Pear shape bottom stone is 30 x 22. Earring measures 2" long **
Are you going EMERALD crazy like all of Hollywood?
Quality that you have come to expect from Steve Sasco Designs
***We now offer this in Crystal. Contact me for details***
**Due to the size of the Stones in this earring, it can be heavy.
If you have sensitive ears, please NOTE this are available in CLIP.
Contact me for more information**
Angelina Jolie Oscar ~ Beverly Hills Housewives Emerald Earring
Casual watch, Quartz movement, Glossy black hands and dark pink sweep seconds
Black Arabic numbers, Smaller black Arabic numbers form inner 24-hour track
Black indices form surrounding minute track, INDIGLO night-light
Cream dial with black logo below twelve o'clock
Olive nylon strap with pink stripe and polished silver-tone brass buckle
Hinged polished silver-tone brass round case
Textured silver-tone brass crown, Stainless steel caseback
Mineral crystal, 3 ATM (30 meters/100 feet water resistant)
Timex Womens T2N917 Weekender Mid-Size Slip-Thru Olive Green with Pink Stripe Nylon Strap Watch
Ideal for around-the-house jobs, the Black & Decker LI4000 3.6-volt lithium-ion SmartSelect screwdriver with magnetic screw holder is an ideal tool for basic home repairs.
Perfect for professionals and weekend warriors alike, the LI4000 prevents stripping, stays charged for up to 18 months, and boasts a compact, portable design.
Black & Decker LI4000 3.6-Volt Lithium-Ion SmartSelect Screwdriver with Magnetic Screw Holder
Essential oils may well be the ultimate gift from nature.
Made from the aromatic essences of plants, they have a remarkable ability to affect a person's well-being and improve the environment around them.
Explore the many essential oils offered by Kis Natural that can help you achieve physical, emotional, mental and spiritual well-being.
Product is perfect for a gift or for your own use
Aromatherapy Top 6 100% Pure Therapeutic Grade Basic Sampler Essential Oil Gift Set- 6/10 Ml (Lavender, Tea Tree, Eucalyptus, Lemongrass, Orange, Peppermint)
Must Have Household Hints and Cleaning Tips for the Entire Family
Kids Crafts and Recipes
Easy Children's Crafts for Kids
Safe Educational Fun Sites for Kids of all ages
Memorial Day Information
Information about Memorial Day-What does Memorial Day Mean?
Nineteenth Century American Women
Information, Recipes, Household Hints, and Books about 19th Century American Women and Families
Nineteenth Century Advertising
Old Advertising information including Trade Cards and Links to Good Books about collecting old advertisement items