Monday, December 12, 2005

Kirkkitsch's Gift Guide '05

What would the season be without another "Gift Guide?" I'm sure you've seen them in newspapers and magazines, so why not a blog, eh?

A couple of the items I may be forced to give myself (like the DJ bag and the DVDs), while others I may save to surprise myself on Valentine's Day or say, any given Thursday. Why wait for a holiday, right?

Now, are you sitting down? I hope so, cause I have some shocking news that even I couldn't believe: Wal-Mart actually has something I want. OMG! Is Hell freezing over? Is there a new world order? Whatever the case, I have to admit I really like their little mobiBLU MP3 player. I wants an orange one! I really like the design (cube). Yeah yeah yeah, I know. I'm still a Mac/Apple user for life, and they are the forerunners when it comes to MP3 player innovations, but that doesn't mean I don't like choices (ahem, ORANGE, helll-ooo). Besides, I'm still holding out for them to introduce an MP3 player that's the thickness of a credit card and has Project-o-Vision so I can turn any blank space into a fully-fledged entertainfoment© system! (The term entertainfoment© is an original term invented by myself)

Also, even though I totally want the Edgar Allan Poe action figures, the Sigmund Freud and Houdini action figures look awesome too. Houdini ROCKS!

So, I've compiled some fun and unique gift ideas for every price range. So whether your spending $4 or $4000 (shyeah, that's gonna happen), there's something here for everybody...who's weird like me.

A: CEOs Shag Art
32" x 24" woven acrylic yarn on quarter-inch canvas mesh. Rug portraits of Forbes magazine's most philanthropic CEOs by artist Rob Conger.
Cost: $4,000.00

B: L'il Edgar Allan Poe
2.75 inch (7 cm) tall posable plastic figures comes with a collectable, twelve page, mini color comic book chronicling Edgar’s crazy adventures! * Watch the Adventures of L'il Edgar by clicking here!
Cost: $4.99

C: Burton RED Ordinance Audio Hat
• Plug into portable MP3 player/Walkman
• DJ-Style Headphones
• One-Touch Mute
• Volume Control on Cord
• Flexibile Padding
• Soft Fleece Lined Headband / Earpad
• Moisture Wicking Mesh Top keeps you warm and dry

Cost: $59.99

D: Tomato DJ Bag
Made from 100 % PVC, this bag has got dual front closure clasps and a sturdy and adjustable shoulder strap. And in case you need some more room, simply remove the yellow banana key ring, click your heels together, and tah-dah!!! You've got a tiny pink tote (hidden inside), perfect for collecting a little treasure trove of found art objects.
Cost: $40.00

E: The Merry XXXmas Book Of Erotica
Naughty or nice? Either way Santa has a treat for eager readers who just can’t wait till Christmas morning. Replete with visions of sugar plums, big juicy candy canes, and stockings eager to be filled, The Merry XXXmas Book of Erotica is a blazing-hot feast of holiday erotica sure to jingle your sleigh bells and curl your mistletoe.
Cost: $10.42

F: Unseen Cinema - Early American Avant Garde Film 1894-1941
7 DVDs – 20 Hours - 155 Classics of Avant Garde Cinema! "Unseen Cinema: Early American Avant-Garde Film 1894-1941" reveals hitherto unknown accomplishments of American filmmakers working in the United States and abroad from the invention of cinema until World War II, and offers an innovative and often controversial view of experimental film as a product of avant-garde artists, of professional directors, and of amateur movie-makers working collectively and as individuals at all levels of film production.
Cost: $72.70

G: Push Pin Graphic: A Quarter Century Of Innovative Design And Illustration
(Hardcover) Part design and illustration studio, part pop culture think tank, Push Pin Studios made a phenomenal impact on visual culture from the 1950s to the 1980s, representing an important chapter in postwar graphic design. Founding member Seymour Chwast partners with key figures from the design community -- as well as co-founder Milton Glaser -- to provide a visual history of the studio by way of its signature publication, The Push Pin Graphic.
Cost: $31.50

H: Chip Kidd: Book One : Work: 1986-2006
Stylishly designed and richly produced, this witty volume works both as a retrospective of Kidd's renowned book covers and as a memoir of his career in publishing. "I did not grow up yearning to become a book designer," Kidd declares in his prologue. "What I wanted to be was Chris Partridge on The Partridge Family."
Cost: $39.99

I: mobiBLU MP3 Player
* Available exclusively on the Wal-Mart web site only. 1GB ($129.72)/512 MB ($99.72). Available in 6 colors: Black, pink, blue, red, orange and silver. • Smallest MP3 Player in the World- Measures less than 1 inch cubed and weighs less than an ounce!
• OLED Display- Self-emitting blue OLED (Organic Light Emitting Diode) display provides superior sharpness, and a bright, easy-to-read display
• FM Radio Receiver and Recorder- Lets you listen to and record FM programming. Listen to your favorite programs over and over or save it on your PC!
• USB 2.0 Flash Drive- By connecting the product to PC, the Windows system automatically recognizes it as a removable disk. It also transfers music files at blazing fast speeds, and can be used as storage for other types of files
• Voice Recorder- Built-in, high-quality microphone allows you to record notes, a class or interviews for your memoires
• Five preset EQ modes- Normal/Rock/Jazz/Pop/Classic; you can also create customize equalization to suit your taste
• SRS WOW 3D Surround Sound and Bass- Enhances your music listening experience
• File Navigation System and Unlimited Folder Capacity- Plays MP3 files saved in multiple folders; those files and folders can be selected and played as if in a Windows environment
• Easy & Convenient Built-in Clock With Date Display- Helps you get there on time - on the right day!
• Sleep Timer- Fall asleep to your favorite tunes or radio station without worrying about having to shut the mobiBLU off
• Built-in Lithium-Ion Battery- No extra battery or external charger is required; easily recharged by connecting into the USB port on your PC
• Resume Function- Automatically restores previous user settings and track location when the unit is powered ON in case of sudden power down
• Firmware-Upgradeable- When new functions for the mobiBLU are developed, you'll be able to download the updates necessary to enjoy them on your mobiBLU player
• PC/MAC compatible
• Comes with 5 FREE music downloads

Cost: $129.72

J: CHOXIE: The chocolate with MOXIE!
Target Stores new line of premium chocolates. The Target Choxie collection is crafted using fine ingredients, including fruit purees, exotic spices, fragrant teas and high-quality cocoa. Wrapped in whimsical, brightly colored packaging, Choxie consists of several varieties, including Truffle Meltaways, Chocolate Truffle Bars, Thins, Flakey Truffles, Artisan Truffle Tiles, Truffle Temptations, Bitesize Chocolate Tins, Boxed Chocolates and Peanut Butter Bites.
Cost: $5.00 and up

Other groovy sites for one-of-a-kind gifts: Publish your own book!
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Blogger Mariana said...

Hi Kirk! Great suggestions. You might like having a look at these 19th Century Circus & Magic Posters, they're really cool.

Monday, December 12, 2005 8:12:00 AM  
Blogger It's Me, Maven... said...

The slate of bliss? Good choice! I take it you have a Trader Joe's nearby? I'm addicted to that place!

Tuesday, December 13, 2005 12:34:00 AM  
Blogger mlndink said...

Oh I love those Warhol Loop bags! They also have eye masks--I want the Jackie O one--but they also have Marilyn and Elvis.

You may like Kirk.

Tuesday, December 13, 2005 6:09:00 PM  
Blogger Kirkkitsch said...

Ooh, thanks for the link! I loooove all that stuff! I dunno what it is about Houdini, but he mesmerizes me. I need to buy that 1953 movie Tony Curtis did with Jane Leigh; Houdini. Ever see that one? I just love it! Thanks again! :)

No, we don't have a Trader Joe's here, but I looked it up and it looks really cool! The only "specialty" grocery stores we have here are Whole Foods and Central Market. I'll have to do some browsing now that I know about Trader Joes'. Thanks! :)

Aren't they cool?! I totally want one. I had no idea about the eye masks, I'll have to look for those, 'cause they sound cool!

Me likee the! OMG, what have you started here? Wow. I've never been there before. I'm addicted now! Lol! Thanks...I guess. ;) ~heh

Tuesday, December 20, 2005 4:25:00 AM  

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