Amazon's Most Expensive Watch

The most expensive watches sell for millions of dollars.

The Chopart 201 carat watch, which hardly looks like a watch to me, sold for 25 million dollars.

Patek Phillippe's Supercompilation watch, deemed to be the most expensive pocket watch, sold for $11,000,000.

Reading and writing about the most expensive watches had me curious about Amazon's most expensive watch, which is on display here. That is, the most expensive watch on Amazon on the day I wrote this post.

It was the Zenith Defy Xtreme Tourbillon Titanium Chronograph watch and it retailed for $87,000 and yes, it shipped for FREE.  Heck if I sold a watch for that much money, I would hand deliver it to you.

If you are able to give a luxury watch as a gift, you can be certain that it is a TOP-RATED GIFT idea.  Personally, I am a little rough on my watches and not interested in owning an expensive one. Heck I am in love with the Kermit the Frog watch that you can see here and it retails for less than $50. Meanwhile, to see Amazon's current most expensive Zenith men's watch, click here.

Brenda

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Learn more about Amazon's most expensive watch.
Learn more about the world's most expensive watches.
The Best Muppet and Kermit The Frog Watches.

Star Wars Darth Vader Gift Ideas

Despite his evil presence and role in the Star Wars movies, Darth Vader has many fans. If you have a Darth Vader fan on your gift giving list, you will be glad to know that there are a wealth of great Darth Vader gift ideas available and that there are many very affordable choices, like this simple tin Darth Vader lunch box that retails right now on Amazon for less than $10.


We love this LEGO Star Wars Darth Vader mini-figure alarm clock, too. It is not quite so mini at 8 inches tall and it is the ultimate gift idea for someone who loves Darth Vader AND Lego.

For something a little different, here's a Star Wars The Clone Wars talking, clip on Darth Vader.  Once again, this is an inexpensive Darth Vader gift choice.


For more information about these and other Darth Vader gift ideas, please visit my page packed with new Star Wars Darth Vader Memorabilia and Gift Ideas, any of which would be a TOP-RATED GIFT idea.

Brenda

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Disney's The Muppets Plush Figures (2011)

We discovered these amazing Disney The Muppets plush figures recently and I am thrilled.  With the current resurgence of interest in The Muppets caused by the fact that Disney brought The Muppets out of retirement, there are once again some amazing Muppet themed gift ideas about.

Just one of them is this line of fantastic plush figures.  I chose to feature Animal here but it was a hard choice for Miss Piggy, Kermit The Frog, Walter, Fozzie Bear and the rest of the gang are equally impressive.

If you are searching for a TOP-RATED GIFT for a Muppets fan, you cannot go wrong by choosing one of these The Muppet plush figures.

Brenda

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Buy this Animal plush from Amazon.
Check out our page full of The Muppets plush.
And if you've never met Walter before, learn more about him here.

Shimmering Kermit The Frog Wrist Watch


Since this watch speaks for itself, I think it makes a perfect TOP-RATED GIFTS Wordless Wednesday post, don't you?

Brenda

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The Best Muppet & Kermit The Frog Wrist Watches.

Hatley Zoo Animal Pajama Sets For Boys and Girls


Hatley makes lovely pajamas for children, both boys and girls, and I love this newer zoo animal theme. Of course, with the expression 'The Lion Sleeps Tonight' we are encouraged subtly to think of Disney's The Lion King. Whether your child is a fan of The Lion King or not, I am willing to bet that he or she likely loves the king of the jungle as well as many other wild animals and that he or she will love these pjs, too.

PLEASE NOTE: THESE ZOO THEMED HATLEY PJS ARE NO LONGER AVAILABLE ON AMAZON. I FOUND A FEW HATLEY ZOO ITEMS HERE ON EBAY.

Brenda

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Visit a page full of The Best Hatley Pajamas For Girls and Boys.
Order these Zoo Animal Hatley Pajamas from Amazon.

The Best Kermit The Frog & The Muppets Gift Ideas For 2011

In case you have not noticed, The Muppets and Kermit the Frog have made a comeback, a big comeback. It's been since 1999 that they have appeared on the big screen and they are currently enjoying huge success with the very well received new movie, Green With Envy.

Personally, I have enjoyed several Muppet films lately, including the new one, Green With Envy and The Muppet Christmas Carol and It's A Very Merry Muppet Christmas.  As a result, I have found myself looking around to see what TOP-RATED GIFT IDEAS are available with either The Muppets or a Kermit theme and I am thrilled with what I have found.  If you are looking for a great gift idea for a Muppet fan, hopefully this page will serve as some inspiration for you.

First, I stumbled across some fantastic Kermit The Frog mugs.  You'll find my page dediated to them here. I think a coffee mug is a very practical and affordable gift idea, one that everyone can put to good use.

Then I stumbled across some fantastic wrist watches.  You will love the wonderful assortment of Muppet and Kermit watches that I have assembled right here.  Once again, most of them are very affordable at under $50 with the exception of the replica of the watch that Walter is seen wearing in the new movie.  (You can read more about Walter and his wrist watch here.)

Of course, there is a fun and totally unusual calendar choice for 2012, which features The Muppets in movie parodies.  If you love the Muppets and the movies, you will love the calendar, which can be seen on Amazon by clicking right here.

Artist Jim Shore has a great selection of collectible ornamental figurines, available on Amazon by clicking here. (Alternatively, you can visit my page full of the figures here.)

You will also love the great selection of Kermit The Frog puppets and plush, which I have assembled here.  There are many choices available, both new and vintage pieces and you are sure to find something for the Muppet fan in your family.

I think any of the items on this page would most definitely be a TOP-RATED GIFT IDEA for anyone who loves The Muppets as much as I do. Do you have a Muppet fan in your life?

Happy Shopping!
Brenda

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The Best New Kermit The Frog Coffee Mugs.
The Best Muppet Wrist Watches.
The Best Collectible Kermit The Frog Puppets and Plush.

Baltimore Oriole Ornament, Beauty of Birds Collection

Every year Hallmark adds to the Beauty of Birds Series.  This beautiful Baltimore Oriole is one of the additions for 2011.

Birds look great on a Christmas tree as trees, of course, are their natural environment.  This beautifully detailed Baltimore Oriole ornament is #7 in the series.  As these birds become more rare some of them become quite valuable.

This Hallmark bird ornament is a great gift for bird enthusiasts or a nice treat for yourself!

To see more birds from the Hallmark Birds of Beauty Collection just CLICK HERE.

Pajamas for Plus Size Women

Plus Size Pajamas $34.99
Finding cute pajamas for a plus size woman can be difficult.  The pajamas featured here are made especially for curvy women.  Just because you wear a plus size doesn't mean you want to wear frumpy nightgowns or pajamas.
This set of zebra print pajamas are very stylish.  It's a two piece set with elastic waist for the pants and a notched collar on the top.  The satin fabric is soft and smooth.
Pajamas are one of those things that people don't always buy for themselves so they are a good gift.
Available in sizes M to 5X.  Washable.
To see more adorable pajamas for plus size women, CLICK HERE.

Baby Girl's First Christmas Outfit

Your beautiful baby girl will be adorable in Christmas photos wearing this cute new outfit.  Baby in this outfit would be a great shot for your Christmas cards too.  Photo Christmas cards are great way to update out of town relatives and to preserve memories.
This two piece baby's first Christmas outfit includes a bright red tutu trimmed in satin, and cute Christmas ornaments appliqued on the 100% cotton top.  It is available in sizes from 6 months to 3T.
Grandparents, this is a great gift idea for you.
To see more Baby's First Christmas Outfits CLICK HERE.

Fuzzy Slippers for Men

Warm fuzzy slippers are a great gift.  Seems like if your feet are cold its hard to get warmed up.  These Acorn Polar Moccasin slippers will keep his feet warm and toasty.
I gave a pair of these to my son about 10 years ago and he still wears them.  They have a rubber sole so they are good for light outdoor wear.
Slippers may seem like a cliche gift but there's a reason for that.  Anyone whose feet are always cold will appreciate warm slippers.   When the floors in your house are cold, there's nothing like a pair of warm fleecy slippers!
See more fuzzy slippers for men by CLICKING HERE.

Legends of Ireland Faerie Queen - Platinum Label Barbie

Barbie has certainly stood the test of time. She is more than 50 years old and still very much loved. Platinum Label Barbies are premium dolls for collectors. They are generally produced in very limited numbers and thus become very sought after.

The Legends of Ireland series includes this lovely Faerie Queen which is a Platinum Label Barbie.  There were only 500 of these beauties produced.  The Faerie Queen Barbie gets very good reviews, and customers report a high level of satisfaction with her.

The Legends of Ireland Faerie Queen Barbie is a very special gift for a Barbie collector.

To see more Barbie Platinum Label Dolls CLICK HERE.

Personalized Coffee Mugs

Don't you love this black cat coffee mug? My friend Susan designed it for herself using a photo of her very own beloved pussy cat and an online service called Zazzle.

If you are intimidated at all about the process of making a personalized coffee mug, visit my page How To Put Your Photo On A Coffee Mug where you will find step-by-step directions on how to design your own coffee mug.

If you want to head right over to Zazzle and get started, you can just click right here.

A personalized coffee mug would definitely be a TOP-RATED GIFT in my mind and it is so easy to put one together, featuring your own photo or text, at Zazzle.

Brenda

Quick Links:

Personalize your own coffee mug on Zazzle.
How To Create A Personalized Coffee Mug.
Order this cat coffee mug from Susan.

Pink Kitchen Gift Ideas

If you know someone who LOVES pink then you know someone who probably would appreciate a pink kitchen gift.  When I went looking, I discovered that there is no shortage of fantastic TOP-RATED GIFT ideas for people who love pink.

Shown here is Kitchenaid's small applicance line, which offers up many pink gift ideas.  I was surprised that not only does Kitchenaid offer their well-respected appliance line but they also have accessory items like pink bowls, measuring cups, and kitchen tools.

And of course, the choice for pink in your kitchen is in no way limited to Kitchenaid.  Cuisinart has small appliances and there are a lot of other companies offering pink items in their kitchen lines.

If you do know someone who has a pink kitchen or who wants a pink kitchen, you can see Kitchenaid's colleciton on Amazon by clicking right here. To see a page absolutely overflowing with PRETTY IN PINK items for the kitchen, visit Think Pink in the Kitchen.

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Kitchenaid's Pink Kitchen Items.
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Top-Rated Gifts For Children At Halloween

This Halloween version of Mr. Potato Head in his Trick or Tater Ghost Costume is certainly a top-rated gift choice for the children in your family this Halloween.  Your children will love dressing him up with his spooky bits and pieces, letting their imaginations run wild.  He's adorable and so much fun, too.

If you're looking for a Halloween gift for the children in your life, you might consider Mr. Potato Head. However, if he is not quite what you are looking for you might enjoy visiting The Best Halloween Pumpkin Gifts For Children, which is packed with great pumpkin-themed gifts for boys and girls around the age of 5.

Brenda

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Order the Halloween version of Mr. Potato Head from Amazon.
Visit The Best Halloween Pumpkin Gifts For Children.

Starbucks 2011 Anniversary Mug

The Starbucks 2011 Anniversary Mug is truly a handsome piece.

Created to commemorate Starbucks’ Anniversary Blend of coffee, it is done in a lovely, rich earth tone with matte brown glaze and it features Starbucks’ own lovely siren mermaid image.

As with most of the Starbucks mugs that I have seen, this coffee cup is generously proportioned and will hold 12 fluid ounces of your favorite hot beverage. It is both dishwasher and microwave safe.

Will you be adding the Starbucks 2011 Anniversary Mug to your coffee mug collection?

Brenda

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Buy this Starbucks 2011 Anniversary Mug from Amazon.
See the Starbucks coffee mugs available in my eBay store.
See The 12 Days of Christmas Starbucks Gift Ideas.

Golden Age of Travel Calendar 2012



World travellers (and even those who are not world travellers) will love the images in this travel calendar, The Golden Age of Travel. It features 12 months of vintage travel inspired images by artist Johanna Kriesel. Whether you are the traveller or someone else you know is, this magnificent calendar will make an affordable, TOP-RATED GIFT choice.



If someone you know CRUISES, you might also enjoy the my page, The Best Practical  Cruise Gift Idea, which you can reach by clicking right here.

Brenda

Quick Links:

The Best Practical Cruise Gift Ideas.
Order the The Golden Age of Travel 2012 Calendar from Amazon.
See all of Amazon's 2012 Travel Calendars.

Vera Bradley Fabric Tote Folkloric

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iconVera Bradley fabric totes are wonderful gifts. I have several tote bags and I use them all the time for several different purposes. They are great for holding your notes, notebooks, and pens if you are going to a meeting. Vera Bradley totes make toting your books to and from the library very easy. They are even handy for light grocery shopping. College students could make good use of Vera Bradley bags too.

Maybe you need a good looking bag to hold your knitting or other sewing. The other day when I was in Starbucks there was a group of 4 or 5 women sitting in a group knitting and chatting. They each had a great looking bag to hold their yarn and the things they needed.

When you are shopping for the women in your life consider a Vera Bradly bag. They are pretty, practical, and sure to be appreciated!

Vera Bradley bags have several matching accessories available too, such as this hard-shell eyeglasses case.  If you don't wear glasses it can be used for jewelry or medicines while traveling.    Buy a Vera Bradley  tote bag and fill it up with goodies for your lady friend. 


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If your intended recipient is a reader consider tucking a Nook inside a beautiful Vera Bradley Bag. What a great gift!
The All-New Nook! The Simple Touch Reader just for $139 - Buy Now at BarnesandNoble.com!

Angry Birds Knock on Wood Table Game

Angry Birds: Knock On Wood Game

The Angry Birds Knock on Wood game is bound to be a big hit on family game night.
Build structures, launch birds from a slingslot type launcher, destroy the structure. According to reviewers on Amazon, this game requires patience to set up and some skill to succeed in destruction. For families who love the Angry Birds app on their iPhones and iPads, this game will be hours of fun.

PS Some parent reviewers reported using the characters to decorate birthday cakes, too!

Proctor Silex 33015 1.5-Quart Round Slow Cooker

The Proctor Silex 33015 1.5-Quart Round Slow Cooker is a basic, easy-to-use and economical crock pot.

This small Proctor Silex slow cooker is not ideal for anyone with a big family to feed. It is actually perfect for the smallest of families.

It is ideal for someone who doesn't spend a lot of time in the kitchen and, at less than $20, it is affordable as a gift that will not break the bank.

Finally, it comes with glowing Amazon customer reviews, which you can read by clicking right here.  There is nothing in my mind like reading what other people have to say about a product.

The Proctor Silex 33015 1.5-Quart Round Slow Cooker is a TOP-RATED GIFT choice for someone just setting up their first kitchen, someone who wants to test drive a slow cooker or for someone who is part of a small family.

Brenda

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Order your Proctor Silex 33015 1.5-Quart Round Slow Cooker from Amazon.
Read my complete review of this slow cooker.

Best Gift for Photographers-Hands Down


One camera that can be the best gift for photographers this year, hands down, is the Canon EOS Rebel T2i. This is one camera that will thrill both amateur and professional photographers and videographers. It has all of the high quality features of a professional camera that is user friendly, which makes it great for amateurs. One of the selling points of this camera is the amazing light and color sensors which can produce amazing video and picture stills even in less than perfect conditions. This picture taking wonder is going to be a favorite for the photographer in your life. No question about it.
Canon EOS Rebel T2i 18 MP CMOS APS-C Digital SLR Camera with 3.0-Inch LCD and EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Lens



Circus Movies

If you love the circus, there are a few great circus movies available. Some are fiction - both animated and live action - and some are documentary in style and some are even reality based.

Disney's Dumbo is probably the first circus movie that comes to mind. It is a classic movie that has been around since 1941.

More recently, of course is Water For Elephants, the story of a circus in the depression era that was based on a very popular book.

Then there is the reality series called simply Circus. A 2010 television series, it followed the life of a circus for a one-year time period.

Any of these movies would be TOP-RATED GIFT ideas for a circus lover. If you are looking for a few more ideas and even a few of the older circus-themed movies, you might enjoy my page The Top Five Circus Movies.

Brenda

Quick Links:

The Top Five Circus Movies.
Water For Elephants Book and Movie Review.
Big Apple CIRCUS Documentary Review.


Jim Shore's Circus Figurine Collection

Fans of the circus will love these wonderful and whimsical figures by Jim Shore.

Jim Shore's circus collection includes a number of figurines from this wonderful balancing elephant to a fortune teller, a ringmaster, and more.

The elephant measures about 6 inches wide by 8.75 inches long and 9 inches tall.  A Definitely a TOP-RATED GIFT idea for anyone who loves the circus!

Brenda

Quick Links:

See Amazon's complete Jim Shore circus collection.
More Circus: The Top Five Circus Movies.

Vera Bradley Tote

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Vera Bradley Blue Lagoon Tote
This is the Vera Bradley Blue Lagoon Tote. Vera Bradley Totes are loved because of their sturdy construction and of course, their stylish beauty. Vera Bradley fabrics are bold and beautiful.

Vera Bradley totes have a 12 1/2 inch strap which makes them great for shoulder bags.  Backpacks are fine for some uses but when you want something classy-looking one of the Vera Bradley totes is the way to go.

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A Dozen Roses Bracelet

The dozen roses bracelet holds 12 perfectly crafted red roses in full bloom and set in 24kt gold. How can you go wrong with red roses and 24kt gold? It's a gorgeous gift for the one you love.
The reason that red roses are so popular on Valentine's day is because they represent love. Fresh red roses are wonderful but they do not last. The Dozen Roses Bracelet will forever be a reminder of your love.
Birthdays or engagements are both appropriate occasions for giving the Dozen Rose Bracelet.  Of course, "just because" is a great option too.



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Hallmark's A Century of Caring Book


If you are looking for a gift for someone who loves Hallmark products and movies, look no further than this attractive coffee-table sized book about the history of the Hallmark company.

This book covers 100 years in the history of the Hallmark company beginning with an introduction from Maya Angelou and going on to cover both the good times and the bad and it IS interesting.

Hallmark's A Century of Caring is definitely a TOP-RATED GIFT CHOICE in my book. An interesting bonus is a free movie, The Magic of Ordinary Days, which you will find 'secretly' tucked in the back of this book.

Brenda

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Order your copy of Hallmark's A Century of Caring.
Read my complete review of A Century of Caring.

Make Personalized Guitar Picks with the Pick Punch!

Is there a hard-to-buy-for musician in your life? You're in luck because we have the perfect gift for your guitar or bass player! The Pick Punch allows your musician to create a custom pick for guitar, bass, banjo, or other stringed instrument. Punch a pick out of an old credit card or driver's license, or even a discarded gift card or hotel check-in card - a perfect memento of a special vacation or a great gig! Any heavy-duty plastic about the weight of a credit card will punch into a great new, custom guitar pick!

The Pick Punch is an extremely heavy-duty metal product; it looks a bit like an overgrown hole punch. It will last to make thousands of custom, personalized picks for your player!

Once your player has enough custom picks that you're wondering what to do with them, or maybe with a really special commemorative pick, you can make your own guitar pick necklace - another great idea for the hard-to-buy for musician!

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