Wednesday, December 12, 2007

SHOPPING FOR THOSE HARD TO BUY FOR PEOPLE...


We all have those types: either they already have everything, or you can't think of one thing to get them, or if like me this year, you just don't' feel like going out to shop. Well maybe this will make your shopping easier! It sure gave me some great ideas!


Browsing the Brookstone catalog that recently arrived in the mail, some things of "interest" caught my eye. Here are just a few:


First, to get you started, this handy device can help not only with your grocery shopping, but will definitely be a bonus for keeping track of all those Christmas lists you are thinking up in your head. Its the Grocery List Asssistant. All you have to do is talk into the speaker and it will start compiling a list for you. All for a reasonable $149.95. Makes the pen and paper obsolete.










Next, we have the heated jacket. Actually this just might be a great idea for running in the cold weather or sitting at a football game. And for a mere $179.95, you won't have to worry if your car gets stuck in a snowdrift and you're left to freeze to death. Oh, wait, it only has a 5 hour charge! Better bring a spare!











Moving on to the next useful gift, you will see the aerobic twisting stepper, the perfect addition to your home gym, and particularly nice for those who live in the snow belt. And, with this nifty gift, you can tone the upper body with the resistance bands as well as tighten the inner thighs. Perfect for the ladies on your list! Only $100.













And then, to soothe those tired feet after pounding out all those miles, you have the iSqueez calf and foot massager. For a mere $399, you can have a massage after every run and in the privacy of your own home!










And what better way to relax after a long week, but with your own personal wine chiller to chase those winter blues away! Perfect gift for that person on your list without an ice cube tray in their home. $100.











But if you prefer a more South of the Border type drink, something to take you to that tropical oasis in your mind to warm you after a run, try the marguerita party kit. Another "bargain" under $100.








Or maybe you are going to a sunny locale during the holidays or after, to get out of the snow and cold, sitting around the pool at your favorite resort, its a great idea to have your own personal Fattowel, "the ultimate choice for pool, beach, or boat." The name isn't going to win any points though! And for $99.95, you get up to 12 letters to personalize your towel.











But the one I find most "interesting" is the iGallop, core and abs exerciser. The ad says "looking good and feeling great just got a whole lot easier." I'll leave this one to your imagination! And reduced too at $299!






I hope this helps some with those gift giving ideas where you just don't have a clue! Happy holidays!

8 comments:

Flo said...

Okay, I secretly covet the list maker. I'm terrible about not writing down grocery items I need and then forgetting them at the store. I generally end up making 2 or 3 trips to the store on the weekends.

I wonder if the Fattowel is a subtle comment on the people who need it?? :)

jahowie said...

These are some great gift ideas. I really like the heated jacket. Hint, hint.....:-)

Marcy said...

OMG VICKIE!! ROFLMAO! That last one is a trip!! I won't even say what comes to mind on that baby! LOL

You know that foot massager looks pretty sweet! I was thinking about getting one for my sister for Christmas/her B-day (same day :P) I'll have to look into it . . .

E-Speed said...

can you imagine giving someone the gallop? LOL I would die. It would totally be worth the price just for the reaction.

Shelley said...

OMG those are hilarious!! Thanks for the laugh!!

bill carter said...

I would love the foot massager. I've got to admit though that I think most of this store is pretty useless or kind of over the top for me. I'm more of conservative shopper I guess.

Phoenix said...

You could buy a cow or a camel from Heifer or Oxfam for an impoverished family. Just as outrageous, much more useful ;)

Sunshine said...

Thanks for highlighting some of the more practical items, since we didn't receive that catalog.
Seriously, the suggestion of shopping the Heifer project catalog does sound good.