Best of Skymall 2011 Edition

It’s that time of year again.  It’s time to peruse the internet, the
shopping malls, and the catalogues hoping to find a gift for your loved ones
that perfectly encapsulates how you feel about them.

Lucky for you, I’ve done your work for you again this year.

Again, these are all 100% real products, that in exchange
for currency, you receive actual merchandise.
Everything is linked, the prices range from $$$$ to $, so there is a
little in here for everybody.  Happy Shopping!

7-1/2 Foot Slumber Bear

A question most parents find themselves asking is:  Can there ever be enough stuffed
animals?  The answer is a resounding NO!
There CANNOT possibly be enough stuffed animals.  There is always room for one more.

Imagine the squeals of delight from your
youngsters as daddy drags a refrigerator box to the Christmas tree on Christmas
morning.  Only 50 pounds of fill!  Doubles as a bed!! Eyeballs can exceed 20
pounds of pull!  At 599.00, it’s an investment you can’t afford to miss.

Andrea’s warning:  Parents must accompany
children while opening package in case mild injuries occur.

2. Peace Toaster (for your pacifist friends)

What could possibly be more fun than eating a piece of toast with the peace
sign on it?  You know, I couldn’t think
of anything more enjoyable either.

When you are in the midst of another
argument about the wars, schooling choices, or the presidential election, pop
this beauty out, and spread some peace.

3. Clothes

First, Hog farmers are notoriously hard to buy for.  They will love this three dimenstional pig
gazing from their chest. So cute!

Here’s a something a bit classier for a lady
friend.  It’s saucy. It’s snazzy. It’s sparkly.

I know, it’s hard to commit when you can’t
picture your friends wearing it.  Well, I
solved that problem as well.  This is me
wearing “saucy silver” on a cloudy day.

You are welcome.

4. Art
You can never go wrong with art.  It screams trendy and sophisticated.
Buying the genuine pieces is pricey
= To Expensive.

so I’m glad to introduce you to Squirrel Thinker.

= Just Right

I call it art for the common folk.


These days people want experience. (think Starbucks) For those people who love to
enjoy life’s simple pleasures, this pulsating disco showerhead is sure to

6. Bob Ice Cube trays
Quote from manufacture. “Even if your name’s not Bob, your ice cubes “bob” in your
drink. And if your name is Bob? Woah.”

I have nothing more to say.

7. For the Angler/Sports guy

My husband is not much of a fisherman or a sports enthusiast, but if he were these next two things would
be at the top of my list.

This Wrist Strap Fish-Finder, would be a hit.
Who has time to sit and fish when you can drop your line, and SNAP fresh
grouper on the grill?!

Then of course he will want to chill.
Nothing looks better for chilling than this mega-monster sized lawn chair.

It has 6 cup holders! It weighs 35 lb! Who
wants their feet to touch the ground?  It
takes a real man to let them dangle.

8.        P-ez (for the lady on the go)

A portable urinal for ladies. How handy and practical. This little prize should be tucked into
every modern gal’s handbag.  This could also be a real
neat stocking stuffer.  AND when a
product is also a pun?=BONUS

These 10 items will take your Christmas
shopping from DRAB to FAB.

If you are still not satisfied, you can check out my 2010 Skymall Edition.  Those items are still available.

Gene & Andrea’s 2010 Best of Skymall Guide

Yesterday we happened upon the lovely Skymall magazine while we were flying home from a trip to Mississippi.   There were so many great,great gift ideas in that magazine, but we did the dirty work for you and narrowed it down to the top 10 gifts that you can still buy this holiday season.  Yes, these gifts are available for purchase.  That means you pay real money in exchange for this merchandise.  We’ve added notes, suggestions, and links, (click on the name and you will be directed to the proper website)  If you have any of those “hard to buy for” people,on your Christmas list,  I’m sure there is something in here that will be just the ticket.



1.  Move over Snuggie, you are so 2008.  Introducing the Siamese Slanket!
This puppy would be great for date nights, or even a father-son hunting trip.


2.  Do you ever feel like you aren’t spending enough on a gift for a loved one?  Uh-huh, I know the feeling.  Like, you just need to spend a couple more bucks to not come across like a total cheapskate, but to drop another $20 is just too much. These Scrunchie Wraps will be your best friend.  A great way to nudge up the value of your gift.  It also looks like it would add some nice pizazz.



3. Is your son/boyfriend/husband the one who was always picked last on the team?  An underachiever? This would be a way to help him live out his unfulfilled dreams.  These Nascar Personalized Calendars put his name on the back of the jacket, in every action-packed scene from January to December. Some dreams weren’t meant to happen, but at least you can pretend they did.





4.  The next two gifts are for the musically inclined friend or family member.  This EZ chord devise takes away the difficult finger moves and replaces them with four buttons. As the package says-YOU even You can play your favorite songs instantly.  What’s not to love?


 5.  Along the same lines, here is  a Roll-up Piano.  I’m thinking about getting this for Elena.  Not only could she practice her piano at home; we could take it along on road trips, trips to the grocery store, trips to the library, trips to the park, you name it.  It seems like it would be a fool-proof way to get her daily piano practice completed.



6. A gift for the one with a green thumb? Try these shrub guards.  They are inexpensive,and I know I would sleep better at night if I tucked in all my shrubery.



7.  Here’sa gift for the pranster.  A remote controlled tarantula.  Gene summed it up well:  ‘This could be a real hoot”.  The only thing that could make it  funnier?? Set it loose….inside the SIAMESE SLANKET!!!




8.  Can’t get a handle on the bed bugs?  Especially since the epedemic in NYC bed bugs have been taking over.  If you are tired of the battle, these Bed Bug Proof Cover Sets will be a real blessing.  Simply cover those nasty boogers up, and PRESTO sleep comfortably again.



 9.  If you are looking for a nice piece to add some sty-el to your home, I would say your search has ended.  This Lampshade Lady screams KLASSY!  Folks, there was another statue I was on the fence about, its name was “Peeing boy of Brussels” and it doubled as a fountain.  But I had to cast my vote for the lampshade lady since i try to keep things family friendly here.


 10.   What says “I love you” more than the inflatable Skyrest?  So simple and ingenius for all your travel needs.  Simply store it in your carry-on luggage.  Dig it out during the flight.  Inflate.  Take a snooze. Wrestle with it as you are served pretzels and soda.  Deflate.  Accidentally elbow the stranger on your left four times when it doesn’t deflate properly. Stow under the seat in front of you.  Repeat as needed.


Happy Shopping!  It was our pleasure,
Gene & Andrea