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Got a hard to buy for kind of person? Hit the SkyMall

Back during the Christmas holidays, I went gadget shopping online for the perfect Christmas gift for a gadget-happy brother. And where do you turn for the perfect gadget someone hasn't got but can't live without? Why the SkyMall catalog, of course. 

If you've ever flown, you probably are familiar with SkyMall. It's the catalog they place in the pocket on the back of the seat in front of you. You know, so you'll have something to keep your attention while you wait for the pilot to get clearance for take-off. It's filled with all sorts of goodies – things no one ever really needs. They are overpriced, but you can bet, no one you know has these items. Here are a few of my favorites…

• The Underwater Cellular Phone System – It'll come in handy when you need to call for help during a shark attack. And it's only $1,790.

• For those who have no friends or family, and who need reminding of that fact, there's the Box of Applause or Box of Laughter. It's only $24.95, and each box can provide hours of reassurance that you are loved and funny. Oh yeah…and the batteries are included. 

• If you are tired of being teased because you are tan everywhere but your feet, then you need the Solafeet Foot Tanner. For only $229.99, you can get rid of your golfer's tan…finally.

• If you know someone who's a dinosaur buff, but doesn't have a dino head to mount on his den wall, then the T-Rex Dinosaur Trophy Sculp is for you. For a mere  $79.95, you get a T-Rex head mounted to a lovely round frame – and it features the poor T-Rex's useless little front legs, which were obviously no help during the attack that led to its current state. Does not sing like that bass thing, though.

• If you're tired of bumping into things when you get up during the night to tinkle, then you need the Brightfeet Lighted Slippers for $39.95. These puppies feature a bright light mounted in the front, so you'll never have to fear the Boogie Man again when you get up for that 2 a.m. drink of water.

• Got a playlist for when you do No. 2 but sadly no way to blast your tunes? Then sob no more, because you can get the Toilet Paper iPod Holder for $99.99. It's billed as "the king of all iPod docking stations," and features speakers and a toilet paper holder. You'll have the dirtiest iPod in the world, but your ears will be happy.

• If you are a gardner, you know how difficult it can be to find garden sculptures that really speak to you. Gnomes are so overdone, and cupids, well, everyone's got 'em. But I bet no one in your neighborhood has the Big Foot Garden Yeti Sculpture. You can purchase this conversation starter for $98.95 – and it's in the classic Big Foot walking-through-the-forest-casually-captured-on-camera pose.

• Books are great. They can entertain you for hours. But all that reading can really tire you out. Thank goodness for the Levo Book Holder, that you can purchase for a mere $165.95. It's a stand that holds your book up in front of you. You'll have to hire a kid, however, to turn the pages for you.

Posted: Jan 24 2012, 11:04 AM by Red On The Head | with no comments
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