Multicolored Tree Trimming Lights

For years now, chunky multicolored lights in garish colors have been, well, kinda tacky. But this year, we think it's finally time to go a little retro and decorate our houses and trees with these Multicolored Tree Trimming Lights ($30 per 12' strand). They come... [More]

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Crate and Barrel Star Tree Cookie Cutter Set

So maybe you're not the greatest with cakes or pies, but you make a mean cookie. Here's how to dress your dessert to impress for a festive gathering. The Star Tree Cookie Cutter Set ($17) gives you the tools to make a tower of delicious... [More]

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Wish Upon a Star by Meaghan Smith

Find yourself in a festive mood by listening to the short holiday EP Wish Upon a Star ($3) by Meaghan Smith. Smith's husky, melodious voice brings a fresh take on classics like Silver Bells, but the real pleasure comes from hearing her sing her original... [More]

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Darth Christmas Plush

Luke... I am your father... Christmas that is. Darth Christmas Plush ($14).... [More]

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Valerie Atkisson Nativity

If Christmas at your house isn't complete without a nativity, but you're looking for a new way to switch up the decor (or, a quicker way to get those 10 figurines in the right spot), consider this modern Nativity ($130 - $280 depending on metal)... [More]

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A Very Special Thanks(giving)

From the desk of our fearless leader, Erin: Although it's kind of unusual for us here at Outblush to get personal, sometimes a super way important thing happens that screams for our attention. That important thing for me today is my Dad's last day of... [More]

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The 2010 Movember Giveaway: Mo, mo, mo!

**Giveaway is now CLOSED. Thanks to everyone who entered!** Ladies (and the five guys who read Outblush, hello to you too), have we got a giveaway for you! Our 2009 Movember Giveaway was such a fabu success that one of the founders of Movember, the... [More]

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Hanukkah: Big-Spending Babe

If you were Richie Rich (or Richie Rita), what would you get people as gifts? A gold-plated llama? Their own personal butler? A hovercraft? Oh, man, it'd be great. Here are our "If I had a million dollars, I'd give you..." gifts. (P.S. Outblush is... [More]


Crate & Barrel Hanukkah Gelt Bag

Giving children gelt, or money (usually small coins), is a tradition practiced in many Jewish households. It's also become increasingly popular to give chocolate gelt, usually packaged in gold foil and plastic netting. And even though chocolate is chocolate to most kids, we're pretty taken... [More]

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Lalo Treasures Funky Menorah

The Lalo Treasures Funky Menorah ($98) is the perfect holiday fare for the Indie lady looking to spice up her Hanukkah decor. Made by Israeli designer Orna Lalo, this whimsical menorah sparkles in resin, Swarovski crystals, anodized silver pieces, and brass candle holders. Available in... [More]

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Artisan Cheese Markers

Shake up a classic wine and cheese set-up with the farm animal shaped Artisan Cheese Markers ($18 / set of six). A goat, cow, and ewe bring down home charm to our delicious dairy. And since a dry-erase marker's included, all we have to worry... [More]

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Harry Potter Countdown: WE HAVE ARRIVED!

Today is a bit like adult Christmas - the countdowns, the anticipation, the utter and complete excitement, all leading up to November 19th! If by chance you weren't at the midnight showing and are sitting at your desk counting the hours, minutes and seconds until... [More]


2010 Hot Holiday Toys: Get 'em BEFORE they sell out on Black Friday

Each holiday shopping season, there are toys that sell out fast, leaving millions of parents and family members scrambling to find replacement gifts for their wee ones that won't result in, "But I wanted _______!" on Christmas morning. That's why today, we'll be showcasing the... [More]


2010 Hot HolidayToys: Silly Bandz

Rubber bands in random and crazy shapes = millions of dollars? Why didn't we think of that! Regardless of your personal feelings, Silly Bandz ($6) are hot, and they aren't going away. We have to admit since they branched out into college, NFL, MLB, and... [More]

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2010 Hot HolidayToys: Mattel Loopz

The Mattel Loopz ($24) is like the game Simon from your childhood, just updated for the 21st century crowd. Like Simon, the goal is to remember lighted patterns. Unlike Simon, it comes with a super streamlined "game board" that relies on hand waving rather than... [More]

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2010 Hot HolidayToys: ImagiNext Adventures DC Superfriends Batman Bat Cave

Forget giving this to the kids. The ImagiNext Adventures DC Superfriends Batman Bat Cave ($40) is cool enough to satisfy the inner child of some of the guys on your holiday gift-giving list. So if it's good enough for the dads, you know the kiddies... [More]

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2010 Hot HolidayToys: Sing-A-Ma-Jigs

Sure, they're sort of funny-looking, but if you've got a toddler or preschool-aged child (or you've got one on your holiday list), then a Sing-A-Ma-Jig ($13-18) may be at the top of their list this year. When you press certain points on a Sing-A-Ma-Jig, it... [More]

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2010 Hot Holiday Toys: Crayola Telescoping Crayon Tower

We're not going to lie. Not only did we purchase all of our favorite kiddos a Crayola Telescoping Crayon Tower ($17), we totally bought one for ourselves too. What kid (or adult!) wouldn't be impressed by three tiers of Crayola crayons? Their largest collection yet,... [More]

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2010 Hot Holiday Toys: Polaroid PoGo Instant Digital Camera

We get a little sad when we realize our children won't understand the reference their crazy mom is making in 15 years when we're dancing around in our bathrobes singing about "shaking it like a Polaroid picture." (You know we're going to be those kind... [More]

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2010 Hot Holiday Toys: Moon Dough

Move over Play-Doh! Moon Dough ($12, for a pack of 2 colors) seems to be the "gone before it even hits the shelves" item this holiday season. The silicone-based, fluffy, other-worldly dough of awesome is hyper-allergenic (gluten free!) and offers kids a lifetime of fun... [More]

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