HAPPY HOLIDAYS!  It’s that time again, isn’t it?  This year, more than ever, Americans are looking for value, and it is my aim to point you to it!

I know you will find much of interest below, all hand selected by your humble servant with an eye on that value objective. Whether inexpensive or expensive, I have found value!  Not everything is a brand new idea. I believe in featuring what is best and not just what’s new and popular with everyone else. I would wager that unless you’ve been a year-round longtime follower, even year old or older suggestions presented below would be new to you.   Pay particular attention to the not-so-new items as they also have proven to be of very long and lasting quality as well as value.  Isn’t that a relief?

Happy shopping, and thank you for your continued support throughout the many years of doing what I do.  Look for more hands-on reviews and solid, trusted recommendations in 2011.

Awake Refreshed, Rested and in a Better Mood with Philips Wake-up and Blue Light Products

Holidays + More Identity Theft ÷ Fellowes P-12C Shredder = Less Identity Theft

Jura IMPRESSA Z7 – An Ultimate Gift for Coffee Beverage Loving Homes, Small Offices

Duracell myGrid Changes, Streamlines, Eases Portables Charging

3M Natural View Screen Protectors for iPad and Smartphones

Vinturi Travel – the Portable Wine Aerator Tested, Recommended

InSite Online Shopping Tool from American Express Offers Cardmembers Points, Other Benefits When Shopping Online

Regional Mobile Provider Metro PCS Delivers Cool NEW LG Android Phone, Excellent, No Annual Contract Unlimited Plan for Half the Bigger Carriers’ Price

Better, Sharper Kitchen Knives from Wusthof (and Others) and How to Keep Them as Sharp as or Sharper Than New . . . Forever

Mr. Gadget’s® Easy, Foolproof, Do-It-Yourself Knife-Sharpening Secrets Revealed

Spotlight on Edgecraft/Chef’sChoice

Spotlight on Mundial (Cutlery)

JarPop Still the World’s Easiest Jar Opener – Every High Tech Home Needs One

Spotlight on Danish Experts at BRIX Design

Spotlight on Spice Ratchet (Herb and Spice Mills)

Spotlight on Trudeau – Graviti Elite Electric Salt and Pepper Mills…the BEST, and more!

Spotlight on Wine Openers

Spotlight on Zyliss

Spotlight on Microplane (Graters)

Spotlight on FoldTuk

Spotlight on Microthin

Spotlight on Mastrad

Spotlight on Silicone Zone

Spotlight on iSi – Cream Whippers, Silicone Kitchen Gadgets, More

Spotlight on Bodum – Unique Glassware, Glass Accessories, More

Spotlight on Thermos – Intak Hydration Bottle

Contigo AUTOSPOUT Addison Water Bottle – My New Favorite Contigo Water Bottle

NEW Contigo AUTOSEAL Martinique Double-wall 24-oz. Bottle and Vacuum Insulated 16-oz. Stainless Steel Travel Mug – You Will Want These

Contigo AUTOSEAL Stainless Steel No-spill, No-leak Mug Keeps Hot Beverages Hot for Four Hours, Cold for 12

Spotlight on Hydro Flask – Double-wall Vacuum Hydration Bottles Keeps Hot, Cold Better than Others

Fit & Fold, Makes Fitted Sheets Easier

Santa Maria Bar-B-Que Salt, Uniquely Delicious and Different

RealSalt Instead of Plain Salt; It’s Sea Salt from Utah, Tastes Better, Possibly More Healthful

Have You Tried Bacon Salt (Kosher, with NO Bacon, and Delicious)?

Spotlight on WowBacon Microwave Cooker

Spotlight on Hourglass Cold Brew Non-Electric Coffee Maker; Low Acid, Great Taste

Spotlight on Butterball SAFE Indoor Electric Turkey Fryer

Spotlight on Cuisinart – 14-cup Elite Food Processor

Oster BVCB07-Z 7-speed Blender = Performance and Value

Stand Mixers? Go with KitchenAid

Spotlight on Zojirushi – THE Name for Rice Cookers, More

Looking for the Coolest Flashlights? Look No Further Than Fenix

PhonePower Reviewed & Recommended – Excellent VoIP Service, LOW Cost, for Home and Small Businesses

Vinturi Wine Aerator Tested and . . . It Works

Gift Ideas for Any Occasion

Pogoplug – Cloud Computing for Everyone – Get to Know Pogoplug; Share & Stream ALL Your Stuff

TiVo Slide Remote – The Best Designed Remote Since the Original TiVo Peanut Remote

The Best Handsfree Device for Your Phone is NOT Bluetooth, It’s theBoom

Gateway ID49C07u Windows Laptop Tested and Reviewed

NEW! Magellan RoadMate 3065 Road Tested, Reviewed and RECOMMENDED

Buying A TV? LCD, LED, Plasma or DLP, and 3D or Not?  Read First, Then Buy

Logitech Squeezebox Radio – the NEW, Compact Wi-Fi Radio Time Machine for Limitless Music and Other Audio Enjoyment

Artisanal Handmade Delectables Discovered, Tested, Recommended – YUM!

Gifting Idea Odds ‘n Ends – Don’t Miss These!

Simple, Stylish, Effective, Cleaner, Better Fans; Air Multiplier – Dyson Does It Again

Update – Kodak PlaySport Pocket Camcorder Exceeds Expectations

Char-Broil Quantum Infrared Grill – UPDATE! I Enjoy it More Each Day

Hydro Flask Stainless Steel Double-wall Vacuum Hydration Bottle Keeps Hot or Cold Better than Others

FoldTuk Collapsible Bakeware & Kitchenware, from Freezer to Oven, Plus a Unique Roaster (for Holiday Turkey, for Example) – Like No Other Products

Inspired Design – Jamie Oliver Flavour Shaker Crushes, Grinds, Mixes – Shakeable, Enclosed Mortar & Pestle

Call on Sears Blue Tool Crew for Tool Gift Ideas and Project, Repair Help – Great New FREE Service; Mr. Gadget® Tested & Recommended

TiVo, the Best DVR Since Day One, Now Even Better, Faster, Sleeker, More Energy Efficient – Meet TiVo Premiere – Isn’t It Time YOU Experienced TiVo?

Time to Consider Cordless Two-line, Multi-handset, DECT 6.0 Phones for Home, Office – Panasonic KX-TG9391T Is My Choice

Black & White Laser Brother MFC-8890DW Has/Does EVERYTHING for SOHO, Techie Users, and More

My Tests Show E-cloth to be the Miracle Cloth as it Proclaims – Cleans Surfaces, Messes without Chemicals, Just Water

Don’t Get a NEW Mobile Phone; Maybe a Fresh Lenmar Battery Will Renew Your Joy from Your Existing Phone

Primula Flowering Tea – One of Life’s Simple Pleasures; Beautiful & Delicious

Contigo AUTOSEAL Drinkware, No-spill, No-leak Hydration Bottles

Dyson Vacuums – With NEW Models Besting Previous Dyson Efforts – Dyson Remains The Best Performance/Value Brand 

Roku Digital Video Players – Get One or More and Enjoy TV Shows, Movies, Sports and More Streamed Instantly to Your TV

SoftSpeaker Pillow Speaker Won’t Disturb Others, Sounds Great

Learn Employable, Enjoyable Computer Skills Online & Any Time at Lynda.com

Hair Straightening Irons and Hair Dryers for Your High Tech Home

Kensington SlimBlade Trackball is Superb, the Best I’ve Tried

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