Holiday gifts for all kinds of kinds

The Hermit

  • Apple TV - $99 at the Apple Store
  • Small RENS Sheepskin Rug - $25 at Ikea
  • Frank Lloyd Wright Fallingwater LEGO Kit - $99.99 on
  • Sudoku: The Ultimate Blue Book by Will Soto - $7.94 on

The Theater Goer

  • -A Little Bit Wicked by Kristin Chenoweth - $12.99 at Barnes and Noble
  • -Dance on Broadway for Nintendo Wii - $19.99 at GameStop
  • -Playbill Sleeved Binder - $40 on (a portion of proceeds is donated to BroadwayCares/Equity Fights AIDS!)
  • -Tickets to Superior Donuts (runs March 15-31 at Tennessee Performing Arts Center) - from $47.50 at TPAC Box Office

The Political Activist

  • I Am America (And So Can You!) by Stephen Colbert - $15.99 at Barnes and Noble
  • Chia Obama Decorative Planter - $25.70 on
  • The White House Snow Globe - $49.99 on
  • The West Wing: The Complete Series - $110 at Walmart

The Naturalist

  • Turkish Pattern Reversible Recycled Floor Mat - from $39 on
  • RTS Home Accents Kitchen Compost Kit - $49.99 on
  • Maggie Bags Recycled Seatbelt Medium Tote - $76 on
  • Thinksport Stainless Steel Insulated Sports Bottle - $19.99 on

The Adventurer

  • Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Mt. Everest Disaster by Jon Krakauer - $10.98 at Barnes and Noble
  • Waterproof Rechargeable Dynamo LED Flashlight and Cell Phone Charger - $54.95 at
  • Leatherman Skeletool CX - $89.99 at Bass Pro Shops
  • Backpacker Plus Extended First Aid Kid - $47.50 at REI

The Techie

  • Klipsch Image S4i earbuds - $74.56 on
  • Powermat 2x Mat portable device charger - $49.99 on
  • Moshi Lifestyle Voice Activated Alarm Clock - $49.99 on
  • Ctrl - Alt - Del Three Pillow Set - $49.50 at


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A lot of us have really picked up an interest in tequila and it's no wonder. Its popularity is soaring in the U.S. and doesn't look like it'll be slowing down any time soon. The only contender would probably be whiskey. Meh, but they have their own day. Now, it's National Margarita Day and we put together some of the best margarita recipes around so you can pick one or maybe even all of them to try.

We have a few surprises in there too. Maybe it's not all about tequila but it certainly has a theme going on. Take a look at some of these great tequila brands and start making some amazing margaritas today!

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