December 8, 2006
This year, I decided to finish my holiday gift shopping early. Aside from books I've read this year and my favorite albums, here are a few of the more interesting gifts I'm giving loved ones this season:
Being a music (and sometime literary) blogger, my mailbox is usually filled with CDs and books, but one day I arrived home and found a huge box on my doorstep. Inside i found a huge (4.5'x5.5') beanbag chair. At first I wondered if I would ever use it, but soon found the Sumo Omni my chair of choice for reading, playing PS2 games, and everyday chilling. As big as the chair is, it can be molded into any shape, and our cats enjoy burrowing into the chair and napping as much as we do. Our cat Rilo even uses me as a beanbag chair when I am playing video games in the Sumo Omni.
perfect for: dorm dwellers, game players, people with little furniture
As a proud owner of the Ditty Bops 2006 Bicycle Bikini Calendar, I was happy to see that the Largehearted Boy command center would have Amanda and Abby looking over me as I blog next year, too. This year's calendar includes recipes as well as cheesecake photos from the talented duo.
perfect for: Ditty Bops fans, cooks, anyone who needs to know the date
Moops Music and its associated record label, 3 Beads of Sweat, are closing their doors at the end of the year. Both the Moops and 3BOS t-shirts are available in several colors, and are on sale for $5 each. The 3BOS logo was drawn by Daniel Clowes, and the Moops shirt was designed by Ivan Brunetti. Check out the Mountain Goats discs and other albums still in stock as well.
perfect for: Mountain Goats fans, indie rockers, comics fans, t-shirt lovers
The $10 sale is ongoing, with new shirts being added every day. Browse their selection, there is a design for everyone.
perfect for: Threadless fans, people who wear t-shirts
Amazon has a collection of Adult Swim seasons and box sets available at up to a 70% discount from retail. Be like me, and fill in the holes in your collection (as a gift to yourself).
perfect for: cartoon lovers
Esopus is a quarterly magazine that presents "content from all creative disciplines in an unmediated format." Combining art, music, and literature, Esopus has become my favorite magazine in the past year. The included theme CD is always a wonderful surprise, with artists ranging from the Mountain Goats to Asobi Seksu to Alina Simone featured.
perfect for: art lovers, music lovers
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