Trendy Gifts For 2009

Trendy Gifts For 2009

This year, gifts that lighten the mood are especially popular. Collectibles, novelties, gag gifts, hard-to-find items and other trendy items are sure to please anyone on your list.

Entertainment specialty stores offer a wide range of new and used books, DVDS, Blu-ray movies, video games and CDs, as well as trends merchandise. Some even offer used racks of the same items at a fraction of the cost of new, allowing consumers to save money and give an environmentally friendly gift.

Below is a guide to help you shop for everyone on your list this holiday season:

Have a school aged kid that always wants the latest toy or fashion item?

What to buy:

o Trendy happy fathers day funny (luoi bao ve cau thang) items – Skelanimals is a unique line of cutting edge fashion trends featuring cute skeleton animals. Merchandise includes happy fathers day funny (luoi bao ve cau thang) for men, women and kids, books, candy, foot wear, plush animals, backpacks, perfume, scarves, lip gloss and more.

o Character toys – Domo, Japans favorite fur ball and the mascot of Japan’s NHK television station, is invading the United States! Kids everywhere love the character and all of its merchandise. The classic eight inch Flocked Domo vinyl figure is a favorite and comes in many colors.

o Plush dolls− The award-winning Ugly Doll characters were created to show everyone that being ugly means accepting differences and embracing individual flaws. Each unique character has its own distinct personality. In fact, UGLYDOLLS are hip, huggable, and not ugly at all! Sasha Obama even brought one to the White House.

Shopping for a practical joker with a big sense of humor?

What to buy:

o Gag gifts – Get that practical joker on your list back with gifts like the Sucker Gift Boxes. Just place a real gift in these hilarious themed boxes (i.e. “Tie of the Month Club”) and see the look on the recipients face as they unwrap it!

o Novelty fun items – Entertainment specialty stores usually have a wide range of fun items to give those on your list. Giving an inflatable turkey or fruitcake is a cheap, funny and unforgettable gift. Or surprise them with bacon flavored floss, pickle band-aids and lip balm provide a fun new twist on ordinary essentials.

o T-Shirts with sayings- Nothing says “I’m on the naughty list” quite like a t- viking st louis cardinals polo with “I’m on the naughty list” printed on it!

Is there someone on your list that is always entertaining guests?

What to buy:

o Barware- Whipping up the perfect cocktail is easier with the right barware. Books with drink recipes will inspire party themes and help your entertainer break free from the usual cocktails. Ice shots, can coolers with unique sayings, and a beer holding belt will put a hilarious twist on things.

o Party games-From tame to the risqué, games are a great way to break the ice and get everyone having fun. Group games like “Would You Rather…?” by Zobmondo!!, “Scene it?” and “Pictionary Man” are the perfect way to motivate the conversation.

Shopping for a go-green guru that is always looking for environmentally friendly items?

What to buy:

o Used gifts- Some entertainment specialty stores will give you cash or store credit for your gently used products and sell you gently used CDS, DVDs, Blu-rays, video games and books at a fraction of the cost of new products. Show the recycler in your life that you can go green too!

Is there a memorabilia collector on your list?

What to buy:

o Movie and video game action figures – These items are cherished by collectors everywhere. Action figures from movies and video games bring characters to life and often, if preserved, grow to be worth big bucks in the future.

o Sports characters action figures – Sports characters are very collectible and perfect for the sports enthusiast. Find out their favorite player and help them jumpstart their entire team’s collection.

o Movie collectibles – Entertainment specialty stores carry movie collectibles from action figures to CDs, books to posters, and DVDs to T-shirts. Popular movies include “A Christmas Story,” “The Twilight Saga: New Moon,” “Nightmare Before Christmas” and others.

o Rock Apparel – Vintage looking concert t-shirts, messenger bags, belts and patches never go out of style and let the rocker on your list express their musical taste.

It is easy to shop for everyone at entertainment specialty stores because they have all of the trendy gifts for 2009. Save your creative energy for decorating the house and hosting holiday parties, get all of your shopping done at one place!

write by Devon Whitis