good for $20

good for $20

  Good Magazine launched last year with the motto "Give a Damn."  The magazine is filled with rich content about matters you may just "give a damn" about. I suppose one can describe it as ‘social consciousness with a little gloss.’  Good does more good by donating 100% of your $20 subscription to a cause of your choice. For $20, I’ve replaced a few greeting cards with Good as birthday and holiday gifts.  I’m proud to say I’ve contributed about…

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Hahahahahaha… Great Audio Card.

Hahahahahaha… Great Audio Card.

Even if you miss getting this to them in time for Thanksgiving, it’s worth sending it as a thank you card (simply cross out the Happy Feasting and write "Thanks for the feasting!" instead).  How truly hilarious is the fact the card plays "Another one bites the dust" by Queen as the theme song. Brilliant. (Though I doubt them turkeys think this is at all funny.)   $5.99 for a personalized, stamped card they will send for you.$4.99 to receive…

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felt fusion ribbons. so fabo!

felt fusion ribbons. so fabo!

Almost too gorgeous to use. I cringe at the thought of having to cut a piece off. Strangely, these are not common in the marketplace, though they are quite popular with scrapbook stores. Made  by Queen & Co, each 3′ roll has self-adhesive backing and are colorfast. Available for $3.99 at Scrapbook.com.

converse design your own

converse design your own

I love the fact they make shoeless slip-on Converses (my skateboarder lifestyle resurfaced recently). I love it more they allow you to design your own. Below is the design of my shoes, which I received promptly after two weeks (in very impressive packaging with fancy shoe bag and all).  Yes, they make off-the-shelf red Converses. But not with that cool little orange stripe on the back. Ah-hah! DesignYour Own at Converse.com, $60 Note: Sizing is unisex so it can be…

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converse design your own

converse design your own

I love the fact they make shoeless slip-on Converses (my skateboarder lifestyle resurfaced recently). I love it more they allow you to design your own. Below is the design of my shoes, which I received promptly after two weeks (in very impressive packaging with fancy shoe bag and all).  Yes, they make off-the-shelf red Converses. But not with that cool little orange stripe on the back. Ah-hah!   DesignYour Own at Converse.com, $60 Note: Sizing is unisex so it can…

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super heroes for under $10

super heroes for under $10

If you have a gift exchange need for $10 or under, I highly recommend the Marvel Super Heroes Stamps Collection from our friendly USPS office. This $8.20 gift will get you some ooohs and aaahs.

for the modern mom

for the modern mom

Not just pretty to look at, these changing tables are highly functional as well. Ubi’s Changing Tables ($89-$119) was invented because of one frustrated new mom. Sue Wong, the mom and creator, used her background in mechanical engineering to conceptualize a changing table with a built-in diaper dispenser that automatically fed a new diaper for the next change. She also incorporated a surface that had fastener strips to hold the diaper flat while changing the baby. Smart.  Available at one…

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modernist’s gingerbread house

modernist’s gingerbread house

For the modernist in your life, a mid-century styled gingerbread house for the holidays. Quite nice, though less festive than the traditional house ($55) and more expensive. Believe it or not, it’s not easy to create. Large pieces of gingerbread are fragile, and because of its odd shape, they require more time to assemble. $78 at RedEnvelope. (Allow 5 extra days for delivery, with or without personalization.)

modernist’s gingerbread house

modernist’s gingerbread house

 For the modernist in your life, a mid-century styled gingerbread house for the holidays. Quite nice, though less festive than the traditional house ($55) and more expensive. Believe it or not, it’s not easy to create. Large pieces of gingerbread are fragile, and because of its odd shape, they require more time to assemble. $78 at RedEnvelope. (Allow 5 extra days for delivery, with or without personalization.) via ThisNext 

beanies, baby! [and not beanie babies]

beanies, baby! [and not beanie babies]

 When they announced a gift exchange for no more than $15, you thought to yourself, "Whoat?!? That’s equivalent to three cups of Starbucks coffee. What can one buy for $15?" Surprisingly, I’ve found some killer beanies ranging from $11 to $40. They’re super fun, and they’re quite useful during the winter months.  Even better, most likely you will not see a duplication of this gift in the near future. Edward Elric Cosplay Beanie, $13.99 Amazon          Alphose…

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