Party Host Gift Ideas

Carley Roney, TheNest.com Editor in Chief

For the Party-Hopping Cook


Casserole Carrier: $45
Vonny, http://vonny.com/
Heading to a potluck party? Bring your dish in style with this uber-cute casserole carrier and gift the carrier to the host. It's the perfect gift for the host who's always party-hopping!



Black & White Toile Carrier: $29.50
Tiffiny Designs, www.tiffinydesigns.com
Green Python Casserole Carrier, $35
Vijako, http://vijako.etsy.com
If your host is a bit more artsy, gift them with a handmade casserole carrier!

For the Sweet-Tooth Host


Homemade Cookies & Cookie Dough, $10 and under
Host has a sweet tooth? They'll appreciate a set of homemade cookies and cookie dough! It's a delicious and thoughtful gift, and the best part of the added cookie dough touch? It can be frozen for months or refrigerated for weeks - perfect when looking for a shortcut to satiate that sweet tooth! To wrap the cookie dough, just wrap any patterned paper or wrapping paper over waxed paper and secure the ends with ribbon!



Homemade Hot Cocoa, $5 to $10
Nothing says winter like a steaming cup of rich hot chocolate! For an inexpensive and cozy hostess gift, create your own batch of homemade hot chocolate. Just mix together sugar, vanilla bean, semisweet chocolate, milk chocolate and cocoa powder, and you've got a luscious-tasting gift! This is a great gift to make in bulk, since you can make a large batch and distribute it individually in packaged tins to friends and family. We love the idea of adding a label to the tin with the recipe.

For the Wine Lover


Traveling Wine Tote, $29
Sea Bags, http://www.seabags.com
It's a traveling wine bag! Bring your wine in style with this wine tote made from recycled sails. Not only that, this wine tote is meant to be regifted! Just write the name of the host on the back of the tote with the date it was gifted. When your host is a guest the next time around, he/she writes the name of the new giftee with the date.



Two Bottle Tote, $17
Built NY, http://www.builtny.com
Does the host really love wine? Well, if you're planning on bringing two bottles of wine to the party, bring it in this double wine tote! This neoprene wine tote insulates two bottles up to four hours, stores flat and will be reused long after the bottles have been polished off.



Wine Sock, $5 and under
This is two gifts in one! Slip a cute patterned knee-high knit sock over the bottom of a bottle and then knot at the top to create a decorative wine bottle carrier. Tie the sock's matching pair at top and your host will have toasty toes while sipping wine.

For the Beer Drinker


Infinium Champagne Beer, $20 for 70 milliliters
Infinium, 888.726.2326, available beginning mid-December
Instead of wine, switch it up and gift a host who loves to imbibe with champagne beer! Sam Adams collaborated with Weihenstephen Brewery for this unexpectedly, bubbly and tasty beverage. It's the best of both brewski and bubbly!



Beer Growler, $15 and up
If you've got a host who loves (and we mean LOVES) beer, then this is the gift for them! Just go to any local brew pub (or even your local Whole Foods!) and have them fill up a growler (a half gallon or gallon jug) of the host's favorite beer.



Black & Tan Bucket, $15
This is a gift anyone can put together! Grab a few stout beers (i.e. Guinness), a few lagers, and throw in a black & tan spoon in a black tin pail (and even a couple of beer glasses), and your host will be making black and tan drinks in no time!

For the Foodie


Gourmet Jerky, $10
SlantShack Jerky, http://www.slantshackjerky.com/
Guy throwing a party? Gift him with this gourmet jerky (jerky made of grass-fed beef) and he'll be in dude heaven. Bonus? You can "build-a-jerky" customizing the type of beef, marinade, rub (like Jerk McGurk's Wild Rubdown) and glaze.



Personalized Popcorn, $1 and up
This is budget-friendly and tasty gift idea! Just pop in a bag or two of popcorn and create your own personalized popcorn flavor for the host. Sweet tooth? Melt a bag of milk chocolate chips and crush some toffee candy bars into small pieces and melt it over the popcorn for Chocolate Toffee Popcorn. Host likes it spicy? Mix dry mustard, salt, pepper, thyme and a dash of cayenne pepper into buttery popcorn and you've got a gift with a kick! Then just throw the popcorn into a cute red tin or even little red box.

For the Homebody


Monogramed Votive Candle, $10
Illume Candles, http://www.illumecandles.com
Sometimes, small things are the prettiest gifts! These monogrammed votive candles are the perfect gift any host will love.



Holiday Candle, $30 each
Votivo, www.votivo.com
Fill your host's house with the scent of Christmas! Each of these luxe candles are hand-crafted with hand-pressed pewter seals and come in holiday scents like Christmas Sage and Red Currant.



Monogrammed Coasters, $9.50
Fontaine Maury, www.fontainemaury.com
Who doesn't love monogrammed gifts? These custom monogrammed coasters are adorable and less than $10!



Patterned Coasters, $23
Modern-Twist, www.modern-twist.com
We love these eco-chic coasters with hand-screened patterns! Best of all? They can do triple duty and be used as place cards or even for wine-tasting notes! Just jot down names, your own messages or even doodle away! It also comes in recycled packaging to reduce its environmental impact.

For the Pet-Crazed Host


Holiday Meal Toy Set, $9.99
Target (in-stores only)
Fido deserves a holiday meal too! This doggie set includes turkey, corn, baked potato, biscuit, and broccoli... all served on top of a Frisbee!



Humunga Stache Dog Toy - $12
Muttropolis, http://www.muttropolis.com/
Your pet-owning host and his little four-legged friend will love this funny mustache toy to chase and gnaw on. Not only that, it'll also ensure he'll be the funniest pup in the park.

For the Host with Children


Retro Toy Basket, $10 and up
ThinkFastToys.com, www.thinkfasttoys.com
Put together a toy basket that not only kids will love but will be nostalgic for parents too! Fill it with whatever classic toys you think parents will relate to - think Slinky, bendable Gumby, Mini Etch a Sketch, Jumbo Jacks, Marbles in a Tin or even a Rubik's Cube!

For the Gardener


Personalized Planter, $10
Resist the urge to bring another bouquet of flowers or a holiday plant. We love the idea of a personalized planter or terrarium. Create a terrarium in an apothecary jar or even regular glass jar you can find at home.

For the Holiday Lover


Homemade Ornaments, $5 and under
Create your own collection of custom ornaments for the holiday-loving host. It's an easy DIY project that your host will appreciate every year when she hangs the ornaments up. Dress up plain ornaments or craft foam balls with paint, small decals, or even felt and pins.

For more holiday gift ideas, visit TheNest.com/holiday.

REAL SIMPLE HOLIDAY GIFTS FOR HER

Kristin van Ogtrop, Managing Editor, Real Simple







Minimergency
What's not to love about a tiny pouch that contains 16-must haves for a night on the town? Each package packs a punch: Hairspray, Clear Nail Polish, Emery Board, Lip Balm, Hair, Elastics, Sewing Kit, Double-Sided Tape, Stain Remover, Deodorant, Pain Reliever, Breath Freshener, etc. You'll never leave home without your survival kit! We've stopped at a drugstore and filled a makeup case for a version that's completely personal.


Minimergency Kit for Her: $12
msandmrs.com


iPad Cases
One of this year's hottest tech gadgets on the market is the iPad. Using this device is a great way to stay organized, and Real Simple found a few different ways to make the iPad look even better when you're toting it around town. Punch up your latest tech addition with an array of colorful and interesting cases that will not only protect your iPad from the elements, but make it that much more stylish.


Stephanie Johnson Sueded Fabric Case
Purple/Pattern: $48
cambriacove.com


Graphic Image Faux-Python Sleeve
Gray: $98 Nordstrom


Crocodile-embossed Italian leather case: $140 Niemanmarcus


Tech Gloves
Real Simple is always looking for a way to make life easier - we've found great gloves that allow you to operate any touch-screen gadget (your iPad, iPhone, Blackberry, etc) without ultimately freezing your hands off. Several of our options have a special fabric sewn onto the thumb and index finger of the glove, allowing easy dialing and web surfing with your gloves on. Another way to go - go for gloves that cover part of your hand, leaving the tips of your fingers free to use your device.


Echo Touch Gloves
Pink: $35
Nordstrom


Theory Gloves
Navy: $45
Theory


Wool Touch Gloves
Gray: $49
Talbots


Scarves
Your winter wardrobe wouldn't be complete without an arsenal of scarves to keep you warm. The range of colors, knits, and weights are the perfect accessory during this time of year when you're braving the cold.


Graphic Harmony Print Scarf: $29
Ann Taylor




False Knit Scarf: $49
Retailmadeplain.com




BR Monogram Cable Neck Warmer: $98
BananaRepublic



Cashmere Ruffle Scarf
Green: $234
Magaschoni


Rain Boots
A welcome alternative to chunky galoshes, we've selected several pairs of rain boots that are chic enough to instantly become part of your outfit. We've gravitated toward styles with a wedge heel - they're easy to walk in, give you a bit of height, and instantly elongate your silhouette on even the dreariest days. Earth tones are popular this season, but we've found a fun option if you'd like to add a pop of color into your wardrobe.


Sienna Low Boot: $65
SperryTopsider.com



Pelican Wedge Sadie Rain Boot: $80
SperryTopsider.com



Hunter Champery Boot
Slate: $125
Hunter




Kartel Sofia Rain Boots
Olive Green: $194
Kartel, 212-966-6665


Nail Polish
A little shimmer on your fingers and toes offers an instant upgrade to any outfit. These festive takes on classic shades are as wearable as their glitter-less counterparts, but up the wow factor with a little shine. A little polish is quite possibly the simplest (and least expensive) way to dress up any outfit.


Red Palette
Multi Red: $7 each
Zoya




Multi-glitter Shades Burlesque Collection: $9.99
OPI




All That Jazz Set
Multi: $40
Deborah Lippmann


Jewelry
Wearing a little something that sparkles is sure to call attention - not to mention - instantly put you in a better mood. If jewelry is part of your daily wardrobe, try wearing bold sparkly pieces from day to evening to put a festive twist on an otherwise drab winter outfit. If a friend is constantly wearing the same jewelry, give her a luxurious step up with pieces draped in velvet, faceted jewels, and rhinestones.


Holiday Velvet Bangle
Navy and Gold: $49 each
nashelle.com



Lydell NYC Multicolored Jewel-Tone Necklace
Multi and Silver: $40
Macy's



Laine Bracelet
Gold and Crystal: $34
Chico's

Hottest Toys of the Season!

Chris Byrne, The Toy Guy


Freaky Pets
Abandon Entertainment, Ages 4-12, $14.95
Cute 'n' cuddly one second, flips to cranky the next. Freaky Pets are guaranteed to make life interesting no matter what planet you live on! Freaky Pets is a new interactive product from Abandon Interactive Entertainment that combines a unique line of transformable plush creatures with a browser-based 3D virtual world for kids (and adults) of all ages. Each pet comes with a secret code that brings it to life online. Freaky Pets are available exclusively at Hallmark retail stores.


Baby Alive Bouncin' Babbles

Hasbro, Ages 3+, $24.99
With her big eyes open wide and a loveable smile on her face, Baby Alive Bouncin' Babbles doll can't wait to play with her "mommy!" hold her hands and watch this adorable, energetic tot bounce up and down while giggling and making playful baby sounds. Baby Alive Bouncin' Babbles will also "chuckle" and "coo" just like a "real" baby when "mommy" comes near.


Kimochis

Plushy Feely, Ages 3+, $24.99
In Japanese, "kimochi" means "feeling." Feelings can be messy, but that's where Kimochis come in. There are five Kimochis characters: Cloud, Huggs, Bug, Lovey Dove, and Cat. Each character has its own personality as well as a variety of feelings. Kids and parents can interact with each personality and feeling by visiting the website (www.kimochis.com) and reading the suggested roleplay scenarios that help kids practice good communication skills.
Using these cute plush toys, kids can get in touch with their own emotions in a fun and comfortable way.


Weebles Musical Treehouse

Hasbro, Ages 18 mos.+, $29.99
The Weebles figures are back in their original egg-shaped, wobbly form. Weebles pals can wobble, climb, slide, hide, and dance in and around this captivating musical treehouse playset from Playskool. The set comes complete with a convenient carrying handle and two exclusive Weebles figures.


Chuggington Die Cast Engines

Learning Curve, Ages 3+, $5.99
Brewster is a strong and solid diesel-electric train built for heavy loads. Other trainees may want to rush into action when they've been given a mission, but sensible Brewster asks questions first. Koko is a fearless female streamlined Eurostar-type passenger engine built for high speed. Unlike the other engines, Koko is completely electric and draws her power directly from the tracks beneath her. She loves to explore and have adventures. Wilson is a lively multi-function engine with oodles of enthusiasm and confidence. His eagerness isn't always matched by his ability to pay attention, so he hassome learning to do about listening and following instructions. Wilson sometimes gets frustrated at something new or unfamiliar, but he's always curious and ready to learn.


Chuggington Die Cast Wilson Carry Case

Learning Curve, Ages 3+, $19.99
Store and transport your favorite Chuggington Die-Cast engines in this three-dimensional Wilson Carry Case. It features a convenient carry handle and free-rolling wheels for push-along play. Holds up to 17 vehicles. (Vehicles sold separately)


Mon Bijou Rock Bands

Horizon Group USA Inc., Ages 6+, $14.99
Personalize your style! Decorate cool bangles with gemstones, glitter stickers and more! Includes premium jewelry displayer, bangles, a gemstone dispenser, peel & stick glitter stickers, tattoo transfer sheets, glitter glue and easy-to-follow instructions.


Mon Bijou Bottle Cap Jewelry

Horizon Group USA Inc., Ages 6+, $9.99
Create hip bottle cap jewelry to wear & share. Decorate your bottle caps with sparkling gemstones and glitter. Includes premium jewelry displayer, bottle caps, glitter glue, designer punch-out sheet, split rings, elastic cords, decorated bottle caps, pearl beads, colorful accent beads, sparkling gemstones, adhesive foam squares and an easy-to-follow instruction booklet.


Legend of Nara Bugs

MGA, Ages 6+, $9.99
An exciting new property for boys that is both fantastical and mysterious. Showcasing a mythical world of insects, The Legend of Nara is the only collectible assortment of bugs that truly looks like bugs. Featuring motorized and removable underbody chassis that allow kids to swap out bug bodies, along with a chassis hook to help guide the bugs along their route as they race and battle, The Legend of Nara is sure to ignite the imaginations of boys everywhere.


RC Cockroach

Wild Creations, Ages 7+, $28.99
This cockroach is controlled with an IR controller and can set so the cockroach remains still for 30 seconds before moving at full speed in random directions for 30 seconds. With its speed across the ground and independently moving "scuttling" legs, this is the most realistic RC cockroach ever!


Denkosekka

Wild Planet, Ages 7+, $10(starter pack) $20(battle set)
A fast-paced battle system based on coordination and agility. Players use precision, strategy and speed to collect rare and valuable disks with the end goal of achieving the highest score and becoming the Denko Master.


Beyblade: Metal Fusion

Hasbro, Ages 8+, $7.99(Battle Top) $24.99(Super Vortex Battle Set)
Battling-top toy line allows kids to collect, customize and compete like never before with a new, metal gear system and the introduction of an online virtual battle component. Each battling top comes with five interchangeable parts, ready for kids to build and rebuild to maximize performance for battle.


Konexi

Zimzala Games, Ages 10+, $19.99
Konexi is the 3D word-building game that will have you pushing your luck and on the edge of your seat! Take turns adding letters to a teetering tower of words. Go for longer words - upward, downward, or sideways - to score more points. But watch out...the next letter may cause gravity to kick in and a Konexi collapse! It's thrilling fun for the whole family!


Fin Fin Friends

WowWee, Ages 4+, $19.99
The closest thing to a real fish with none of the mess, with Fin Fin Friends the more you play, the more she'll get to know you and the happier she'll be! Send your Fin Fin Friends down the slide so they can play in the interactive under water adventure...she really swims in WATER! Clap or call and your Fin Fin Friends will swim right over so you can feed her and play together.


Kung Zhu Pets

Cepia, Ages 4+, $9.99(Figures) $29.99(Kung Zhu Battle Arena)
Collect the entire line of Kung Zhu Battle Hamsters, the militant hamster arm of Zhu Zhu, and charge into battle. The collection includes Special Forces, Ninja Warriors, Rangers and the Skull Tribe Battle Hamsters, along with armor and battle gear, vehicles and training arenas.


LaLaloopsy

MGA, Ages 3+, $24.99
A unique and whimsical collection of eight different 13" rag dolls who magically came to life when their very last stitch was sewn. With a tag line of "Sew magical - Sew cute™", each Lalaloopsy™ was born on a special day in history and has her own personality developed by the fabrics used to make her. Designed to encourage a child's imagination and creativity, Lalaloopsy™ teaches important life lessons such as diversity, individuality and the idea that everything deserves a second life. The Lalaloopsy dolls™ live in a fantastical world full of silly surprises and with love and a bit of imagination, Lalaloopsy™ magic can go on forever.


Air Hogs Moto Frenzy

Spin Master, Ages 8+, $24.99
Air Hogs introduces the world's smallest R/C stunt bike, the Moto Frenzy. Catch air while performing high flying indoor stunts just like your favorite stunt Motocross Riders! With its build in rear-gyro stabilizing fly wheel, you can carve the sharpest turns, navigate the tightest courses and always keep upright.


Bop-It! Bounce

Hasbro, Ages 8+, $19.99
Bop-It! Bounce takes active fun to a whole new level! The handheld, impact-sensitive trampoline game unit calls the shots and knows your bounces. Players bounce the foam ball as fast and high as the game instructs, keeping in sync with the commands to earn the highest score.


Z-Curve Bow

Zing Toys, Ages 8+, $24.99
The Z-Curve Bow is the longest-shooting bow around, launching arrows over 125 feet! Unique firing mechanism is easy to use and only allows for the soft, safe provided arrows to be used with the product (impossible to shoot rocks, sticks, ect so it allows for safe imaginative play). Set includes 1 Z-Curve Bow, 2 Bounce-back outdoor arrows, 1 suction-cup indoor arrow, and 1 belt clip.


Moxie Girlz

MGA, Ages 4+, $19.99
With Moxie Girlz, tween girls can be artists, stylists, or rock stars! The Moxie Girlz motto of "Be True! Be You!" means girls can be whatever they want to be. Girls can interact with the four main characters, Lexa, Avery, Sasha, and Sophina, through three main themes: Artitude, an art-based theme; Magic Hair, a hair styling-based theme; and Jammaz, a music-based theme.


Moxie Teenz

MGA, Ages 6+, $26.99
Much of doll play is aspirational-little girls want to be older, like their dolls, and live out their dreams. The new Moxie Teenz line of dolls plays upon this by introducing girls to "young adult" dolls that live the kinds of exciting lives to which little girls aspire. Moxie Teenz are older and more sophisticated than the dolls in the Moxie Girlz line, and might appeal to a slightly older girl. These 14-inch dolls feature realistic, glass-like eyes that add real personality to the dolls, interchangeable wigs, and 15 points of articulation so girls can place the dolls in lifelike poses for attending a college class or performing on Broadway.


Zoobles

Spin Master, Ages 4+, $5.99-$34.99
Zoobles are colorful spheres that spring to life and magically transform into fun and cute characters when placed on their magnetized "Happitat." There are over 100 to collect, and themed playsets to go along with them. When "petted," the Zoobles react by blinking their eyes, wagging their tails, wiggling their ears and more. We've taken a play pattern mostly associated with boys (transformation), and have made it fun for girls.


Mix Pups

JAZWARES, Ages 4+, $5.99(Single) $9.99(Double)
Mix Pups is a brand new line of poseable, collectible, pocket-sized puppies that girls can mix 'n' match to make their very own designer pups! The hottest new collectible will have girls barking with delight as they customize their Mix Pups by mixing and matching their detachable front and back legs, designer hair style pieces and clothing. To add to the fun and unique creation, girls can dress up their designer pups with fun accessories for a perfect finishing touch.


Color Wonder Sound Studio

Crayola, Ages 3+, $29.99
An interactive coloring pad that brings kids' creations to life with sound and mess-free magic. More than 60 sound effects can be added anywhere on the coloring pages and then played back as kids color over them, creating one-of-a-kind coloring pages. Plus the mess free Color Wonder Markers only appear on special Color Wonder paper and not on skin, clothing, furniture, or walls.


Scrabble Flash

Hasbro, Ages 8+, $29.99
Do you know how many words you can form with the letters Y-D-A-S-I? It turns out there are actually 16 words that can be created out of these five little letters. Now try to find all 16 of those words in 75 seconds in a fun, frantic, mad dash with Hasbro's new and exciting fast-paced word race, SCRABBLE FLASH! Made up of five electronic freestanding tiles that use breakthrough technology to recognize tile placement and keep track of each unique word spelled during the game, SCRABBLE FLASH has players speedily sliding, shuffling and swapping tiles to create as many three, four or five-letter words as possible in the allotted 75 seconds.




Perfect Holiday Gifts for Him

Tune in Friday, December 17th to see Regis and Kelly demonstrate these items!




The Table Tennis Trainer

Hammacher Schlemmer, $150
Similar to a tennis ball machine, this automatic table tennis trainer serves a steady stream of balls for solo practice to fine tune one's game. A turn of a knob selects one of three spin settings: Underspin (where the bottom of the ball rotates away from the player, requiring a chopping stroke to return); Topspin (where the top of the ball rotates away from the player); and a challenging Heavy Topspin (high rpm rotation that must be returned with a controlled downward stroke). The trainer holds 110 balls and, with an adjustable speed dial, delivers them at any rate from 12 to 70 per minute. Sets up on a standard table tennis top and is powered by the included AC adapter with 4 1/2' cord. Balls not included. 19" H x 11" Diam (10 lbs.)


Electromate® 400 AC/DC Portable Power Station/Jump-Starter /Compressor

Black&Decker®, $107
•Portable, rechargeable AC and DC power supply provides convenient power
•Instantly jump-starts without another vehicle
•Quickly inflates vehicle tires and sports equipment
•Built-in LED work light for visibility - bulbs never need replacing
•Built-in 120V AC charger recharges with an ordinary household extension cord



LL Bean Sport Utility Shovel

L.L.Bean, $30
The only shovel you will ever buy, literally. 100% satisfaction guarantee. If it breaks, they replace it, for life.
Compacts to fit in car (if you have to dig out).


PIRANHA Pocket Tool

Pocket Tool X, $49
Like the fish for which it's named, the PIRANHA will help you get the job done quickly: tightening screws, loosening bolts, prying things open and popping the tops on your favorite beverages


Fire Sense Hotspot Notebook Portable Grill

Fire Sense Hotspot Notebook Portable Grill, $45
•Ultra-slim, foldable, and portable with cut-out handles
•Cooking surface: 192 square inches
•Stainless steel with weatherproof finish
•4mm cooking bars; 1mm-thick fire tray
•Lightweight design - just over 8 lbs.
•Patented fold-open design
•Excellent charcoal grill for picnics and camping



Frontier® 100% Natural Hardwood Lump Charcoal

Frontier Brand, $15
•100% natural lump is made from fine cooking hardwoods for superior flavor
•Burns hotter and longer than regular briquets
•Excellent for searing of slow-cooking meats to perfection
•A great alternative to traditional briquets



Power Shovel

TORO®, $110
No oil, no gas-just plug in and go. This electric Power Shovel is light and compact, easy to store and easy to use. Features a 12" clearing width and throws snow up to 20' great for steps, stairs, sidewalks and small driveways.


Salomon Travel Shoe

SALOMON, $75
Super light, super breathable mesh, easy on and off. Quicklace™ system for a snug fit, the comfort and cushioning of a running shoe.


Universal Handsaw

IRWIN TOOLS®, $25
•Unique handle design eliminates binding and delivers full blade strokes for an efficient cut
•Patented universal tooth grind delivers coarse saw speed with a fine cut finish comfortable grip handle
•Blade profile has tapered-pitch nose for improved clearance and stability
•.85 MM blade with water-based lacquer coating for speed and control



Beer Making Kit

Brooklyn Brew Shop, $40
Contains:
•1 Gallon Glass Fermenter
•3 Piece Chambered Airlock
•Screw-Top Stopper
•12" Laboratory Thermometer
•4' Clear Plastic Tubing
•Tubing Clamp
•Racking Cane
•Sanitizer



Custom Bicycles

republic, $399
Republic Bike assembles custom bicycles based on shared design. We develop designs and offer components curated for quality, value and aesthetics.
You pick, choose, swap and decide, and we'll build it, box it, and ship it out. Built by us & you.
We offer a rotating mix of affordable, custom designs to get you the bike you need with the feel you want. Mix it up or tone it down, however you like it. We try to keep it bold & simple, clean & colorful, whimsical & elegant.




Perfect Holiday Gifts for Him


Dan Costa, Executive Editor for the PCMag Digital Network
Under $50 Gifts



RFID Blocking Wallet: $20
A built in Faraday cage tp block RFID transmissions for enhanced security.





Violight UV Cellphone Sanitizer: $48
Uses UV light to kill 99.9% of germs on your cell phone, earphone and other tech equipment without damaging it.





iPod Watch Band: $24.95
Bands that come in a variety of colors to coordinate with whatever nano you prefer.





X-mini iHome Capsule Speaker: $25
Little speakers with a big sound.





iPod Shuffle: $49





Nike + iPod Sport Kit: $29.99



Hot Gadgets



iPad: $499





Samsung Galaxy Tab: $300 with contract
First real competition to the iPad.





Nook Color: $250
The best color eBook reader on the market.





Kindle 3: $189
The best E-Ink eBook reader on the market.





Microsoft Xbox Kinnect: $149-$223
Microsoft's gesture interface senses your body movements - so no controller needed.





Mint Robot Vacuum: $250
A Robot vacuum that will automatically sweep and even wash your floors.





EyeFi Explore Video: $99
Looks like a Standard SD memory card. Automatically send your pictures to Flickr, YouTube, Picasa or almost any other service.





Withings Scale: $160
Tracks your weight over time, lets you upload it to online health services.





Powermat Wireless Charging Station: $59.99
A cordless way to charge all of your electronics.