Sunday, December 5, 2010

Pewter Gothic Vampire Pendants

Bitten by Vampire Gothic Choker Necklace
Vampire jewelry makes a great gift idea and I love this choker with the appearance of blood drops running from it.

The choker is handmade and is a soft, velvet band with Swarovski crystals representing the bite marks and cascading blood drops.

This is bound to be a big hit among anyone who enjoys the pop vampire culture today that has been spread through the likes of Twilight, True Blood and the Vampire Diaries.



As I've said I do love this choker, but I must admit that when it comes to the idea of vampire jewelry I do prefer the more gothic vampire jewelry and that has to include pewter!

One of my favorite makers of gothic pewter jewelry is Alchemy Gothic, an English company responsible for these next two necklaces - the Heart of Darkness & the Bleeding Heart Pendant.


Heart of Darkness Pendant by Alchemy Gothic, EnglandBleeding Heart Pendant by Alchemy Gothic, England

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Unique iPhone Cases

Iphone cases are great for protecting your iphone, but they have become even more than that, they are now a vital part of your outfit. Many people will buy several iphone covers so that they can co-ordinate them in the way that the Queen would co-ordinate her hat and gloves!

There are lots of different unique iphone cases on the market to choose from which means that there is no need to be stuck with a basic black one! The ability for POD site Zazzle to produce high quality Speck iphone cases opens up the designs even more.


Even I've decided to design a few iphone cases like the one above (getting a little retro in my old age!). There are so many designs available to you that you can find an iphone cover for just about anyone. The other great thing is that you can join Zazzle yourself, upload one of your personal photos and have your very own extremely personal iphone case.

There are lots of options for iphone cases, but if you want brand names such as Gucci and Chanel or your English soccer club or luxury cars like Ferrari then you'll want to click on the banner below for a great selection of this type of designed iphone cases.

Get 20% off discount on iPhone cases

Friday, November 12, 2010

Cool Guitar Pick Necklace for Musician

Now I know what you're thinking guitar pick necklaces have been around for a while yet so where's the unique factor? Well let's have a look -



As you can see this guitar pick necklace also has a musical note on it which is just awesome for a musician, especially a guitarist. I was thinking about purchasing it for my daughter, but she snuck up on me and spotted it. She thinks it's funky - what do you think?........I guess I could still get it for her, but I like to give her a surprise - decisions, decisions.

In my opinion you can't go past this necklace for any musician you may know - budding or otherwise.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Know Anyone Who's Visiting New York?

I came across this the other day which would've been a neat gift for a friend of mine if I'd seen it six months ago! Isn't that always the way?? Anyway if you know anyone who's planning on visiting New York I think this gift idea is pretty cool.....and practical all at the same time.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Beer Lovers Gift Ideas

Gifts for Beer Lovers

Gifts for Beer Lovers
Buy the Beer Briefcase Here!
Who doesn't know someone who's fond of a drop of the old amber nectar? That means that for birthday and Christmas you'll be looking for some cool beer lover gift ideas for them.

It's hard to know what else a beer lover would like, but hopefully this post will give you a few more ideas....you can't keep giving them their usual beer, or can you? The real answer is probably of course you can, but I'm sure they'll love some of these ideas.

Knowing quite a few beer drinkers I'm confident that you will be able to find something here that will make the beer drinker in your life very happy. Whether it's the popular beer pouch sweatshirt or the beer briefcase opposite or something completely different


"Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy." Benjamin Franklin

Great Beer Lover Gift Ideas to Choose From

In a Hurry?

=> See a selection of the best beer lovers gifts here 

A new beer drinks gift idea (to me anyway) is the Beer Briefcase which I found on ThinkGeek and absolutely loved.   Let's face it there's something 'secret agentish' about hiding things in a briefcase and if you love beer then.....

Beer Pouch Sweatshirts - Comfy Clothes Made for Beer Drinkers

Practical Beerware Get's Even Better!

By far the most popular item of 'beer clothing' that has sold over the past couple of years has to be the beer pouch sweatshirt, it really is ideal and the type of gift you could see being used.

The grey color is also one that will suit everyone, what more can I say? It comes in four sizes and I have to say that it can be worn by either sex!

Here's what they say about the Beer Pouch Sweatshirt -

"Finally! You can carry around a beer while leaving your hands free to high five a complete stranger in the stands, carry more beer, or operate your hands-free cellphone. The Beer Pouch Sweatshirt is perfect for sporting events, picnics, and really boring offices.Features a 30 square inch pouch with elastic band and an insulating liner to keep your beer ice cold. The pouch can stretch to accommodate soda cans, bottled water, and even cans of soup and bottles of whipped cream. "

It really is a great idea and I love that it also has pockets for your hands as well as a pouch for your beer.

Funny T-Shirts are Always a Hit with Beer Lovers


More Cool Beer Inspired Gift Ideas

There are just so many different gift ideas for beer lovers that I could go on and on!

You can get some great beer coasters from licensed to funny and more, check some of them out at Beer Coasters.

You can also get some fun beer themed throw pillows or can cozies as well as a number of different types of beer openers.

Here's a few more fun beer inspired gift ideas for you to enjoy -

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Star Wars USB Sticks


Star Wars USB Flash Drives - $ 39.95

"Star Wars is pretty awesome. The series has spawned some of pop culture's most enduring phrases and intriguing characters. Show your love of Star Wars in a sensible way (meaning not dressing up like Boba Fett every Thursday) with these officially licensed Star Wars USB Flash Drives.Each Star Wars USB Flash Drive features 4 GB of storage, preloaded digital goodies, and a keychain hoodie.Current characters: R2-D2, C-3PO, Darth Vader, and Wicket (the lovable Ewok). Collect them all!"


This is an awesome idea for any Star Wars friend, honestly who doesn’t need a memory stick and to have one with a Star Wars character is just ideal……between you and I R2-D2 is the best, but what do you think?

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Vampire Jewelry is Hot Right Now

It’s hardly surprising that vampire jewelry should be popular right now with the Twilight saga whipping up fans and television offering shows such as True Blood and . There are lots of different types of vampire jewelry available such as the gothic pewter vampire jewelry and Victorian Influenced Vampire Jewelry. Garnets are also very popular in vampire jewelry – read more about that at Garnet Inspired Vampire Jewelry.

If you have any Twihards to buy for though, you’re better off getting some official Twilight jewelry such as Bella’s moonstone ring or Edwards wristcuff.

Friday, July 23, 2010

Belt Buckles Make Great Gift Ideas

There are so many different types of belt buckles on the market these days, no longer are they just there to keep your belt done up now you can wear them to make a fashion statement. There are so many different types of belt buckles to choose from including Scarface belt buckles and Michael Jackson belt buckles.



One which really caught my eye recently was this offering from Amazon of a red guitar head belt buckle which I thought looked really great.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Ed Hardy Sunglasses

Ed Hardy sunglasses seem to be the in thing for celebs this year and is there any wonder why not with his designs on oversized sunglasses it appears to be win/win.

If you know someone who loves a little bling bling then you can give them a pair of these sunglasses knowing that while they’re happy being in fashion you’re also responsible for protecting their eyes from the sun!


Ed Hardy Skull and Roses Sunglasses

From: HotBuckles.com


My daughter swears that the skull design is ‘like, so …….., they’re just awesome!’

He does offer a variety of different designs and either one is sure to impress….

Sunday, May 9, 2010

An Uncle Sam Gift

The 4th of July will be upon us in no time…..I can’t believe it’s May already! So if you’re going to a 4th of July party or know someone who shares a birthday with Independence Day then what about this Uncle Sam statue?


Uncle Sam Yard Statue


I think it’s really cute and quite a unique looking yard statue.

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Scarves Can Be Unique

Giving a scarf as a gift doesn’t have to be boring as there are a number of different types of scarves on the market, I can remember knitting my father one like Dr Who had years ago (the Tom Baker version). I like plain scarves myself, but my daughter’s a musician and she would absolutely flip out if she was given a scarf like this one –

Music Scarf made in USA; 13 oz. Polyester Fleece; Size: 9" x 58". Colorful and warm for home or the cold nights at the game! - $ 10.95
Music Scarf made in USA; 13 oz. Polyester Fleece; Size: 9" x 58". Colorful and warm for home or the cold nights at the game!


I have never seen a ‘music’ scarf before so I just had to share it with you.

Friday, May 7, 2010

Sunglasses Are Great Gifts

As we look forward to summer sunglasses make great gift ideas, now I personally think that you can’t go past the classic Wayfarer sunglasses and a lot of celebs would back me up on this. However there are other people who enjoy the likes of Ed Hardy sunglasses like these –


'LA Dog' Ed Hardy Sunglasses


I must admit I can really see the attraction. Covered in Ed Hardy designs these sunnies really do make a statement.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Jewelry Always Makes a Great Gift

Jewelry always makes a great gift idea, but unfortunately we can’t always afford to give our loved one the biggest and most expensive piece of jewelry around. There is, however, a wonderful thing called imitation jewelry so if you know someone who admires Victoria ‘Posh Spice’ Beckham’s taste in jewelry then you can’t go past this cocktail ring fashioned after one she has been spotted wearing a couple of times.


Victoria Beckham Style Cocktail Ring - Simulated Emerald

From: Emitations.com


If your loved one prefers silver then you may want to check out the silver jewelry available at this site.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Freddy’s Back!

With the remake of A Nightmare on Elm Street movie it appears as though the infamous Freddy Krueger is making a comeback designed to scare the pants off of another generation! There are a number of gifts available for people who love this cult movie from A Nightmare on Elm Street Tees to Freddy Krueger Action Figures.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Glassware Can Make Great Gifts



There are some fantastic glasses available that make fun gifts such as this polluted glasses set.   These are a fun way to serve your drinks up…..especially cocktails such as a Brain Haemorrhage or a Nuclear Fallout.


If you’re more of a beer drinker or you’re looking for a gift for beer drinkers, then check out these cool beer glasses.   They’re all available online which means you can just point and click, what could be easier???

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Twilight Dolls

Collectible Twilight Dolls



Are you looking for a Twilight Doll? Whether you're after Edward, Bella, Jacob or one of the other Twilight character dolls you've come to the right place. Dolls are a great collectors item and these Twilight dolls are no exception. Twilight has been grabbed on to by a wide age range, from Tweens upwards. My daughter just loves the idea of having a Twilight doll, one of her friends actually has a couple and plays with them constantly. Older Twilight fans would love to own a Twilight doll as a collectible or an ornament.

You could stand one or two of these dolls up to guard your Twilight jewelry box or just to look good on a shelf. If you can't decide whether you want a Bella doll, an Edward doll or one of the others then never fear because you can get a set of dolls instead.



Edward Cullen Dolls - Tonner Twilight Dolls


Obviously Edward is one of the main stars of the Twilight Saga so there are a lot of different Edward dolls to choose from. Tonner Dolls are internationally recognized as being award winning dolls and really are collectors items. The details in this doll are great and it's bound to impress the most hardcore Twilight fan.


The description from the Tonner website is -This unique, lifelike doll is sculpted from fine-quality vinyl and hard plastic, with rooted saran hair and hand-painted facial features.

Even hardcore Twilight fans will be impressed with the details put into this doll. Straight from the movie, Edward wears a white buttoned shirt and black suit from his Prom Date with Bella. He also comes with a wristband with a metallic pendant.




Another Edward Cullen Tonner doll to you to look at. The description from the website is -This TONNER CHARACTER FIGURE is approximately 17" tall and includes 14 points of articulation (neck, shoulders, elbows, wrists, chest, hips, knees, and ankles). He features hand painted features and rooted saran hair. EDWARD comes dressed straight from the movie in a t-shirt, jeans, socks, shoes with working laces, and tailored coat.



Here are some more Edward dolls for you to enjoy and you should also check out ebay as they have a great selection including OOAK Edward dolls occasionally.



Alice Cullen Dolls


Alice is an adopted sister of Edward Cullen and has the ability to see into the future. When she was a human she had premonitions and she continued to have this gift when she became a vampire.

Alice and Bella are the only two humans to ever escape the clutches of James (one of the bad vamps from the first Twilight movie)



Alice Cullen Dolls on eBay


Check out the latest ebay offerings for Alice Cullen dolls. Some of the Alice dolls have become highly collectible and attract very high prices, sometimes you can find these dolls at a much more reasonable price on ebay (unfortunately that's not always the case though). My favorite reason for using ebay when it comes to finding dolls however is because you can often get one of a kind dolls (also known as OOAK dolls) and some of these can be really cool.

Bella Swan Dolls


Having both Edward and Jacob fight over her has made Bella Swan the envy of girls the world over! We first meet Bella when she has to live with her father in the town of Forks where the Cullen family have settled. On her first day of school she sees the Cullens and is instantly intrigued by them.

When Edward saves her life in the school car park the look that passes through them really signals to the rest of us that they're in love!

Tonner Bella Swan Doll
According to the Tonner website - Even hardcore Twilight fans will be amazed at the details in this doll. Straight from the movie, Bella wears a gorgeous blue dress, a white sweater embroidered with blue, pink, and green accents, black leggings, a white sock and sneaker with working laces on her left foot, and a black leg cast on the right.



You can also get Bella dolls that have been made by Barbie and these include her beautiful wedding dress doll. I've actually made a separate page for all of the Twilight Barbies. Check out the Bella Swan Barbie Dolls here!

Jacob Black Dolls


Jacob Black is a member of the Quileute tribe and knew Bella when she was a child. He and Bella are good friends, but when he becomes a werewolf (the ancient foe of vampires) it makes life difficult.

New Moon sprouted two new Twilight movements - Team Edward and Team Jacob. If you like Team Jacob then you will love a Jacob Black Twilight doll.



Jasper Hale Doll

More Twilight Dolls


Jasper Hale is the husband of Alice Cullen and also an adoptive son to Carlisle Cullen and adopted brother of Edward.

Twilight New Moon Series 2 Action Figure Jasper
Jasper was a vampire for a long time before Alice found him and has the hardest time controlling his thirst for human blood. Until Alice told him he didn't know that it was possible to live off of animal blood instead.



Rosalie Hale Doll


Rosalie Hale is another adoptive child of Carlisle and because of their physical resemblance she passes for Jasper's twin. Rosalie is married to Emmett who was also adopted by Carlisle. It was actually Rosalie that found him when he was dying and brought him to Carlisle to 'save.'

When I first started to become interested in Twilight dolls ebay was the only place I could find a Rosalie doll as neither Barbie, Tonner or NECA had released any with the first movie so OOAK dolls were the only way I could find the beautiful Rosalie Hale. Now we can get a Barbie Rosalie doll as you can see below -



The Bad Vampire Dolls


In the first Twilight movie we're introduced to three vampires who are passing through Forks and are still feeding on human blood. One of them, Laurent, agrees to move on after talking to the Cullens as he doesn't want to mess things up for him. However another one of them, James, has smelt out Bella and decides he wants to hunt. The third of these vampires is James' mate Victoria.

When James is killed by Alice, Emmett and Jasper Victoria swears revenge on the Cullen family. Tonner did release a great looking James doll, but I haven't been able to source it for a little while now, there are a couple of different Victoria dolls available however...

Victoria Dolls


Victoria, Twilight the Movie by Tonner Dolls
The Tonner Doll website describes Victoria as follows - TWILIGHT's fiery antagonist, VICTORIA, is on the prowl in a printed jersey tank top, black denim jeans, and plush faux fur jacket.

This fully authorized reproduction also includes a gold chain necklace, peacock feather charm, a knit armband under a faux leather bracer, beaded bracelet, and faux leather bracelet with bead accents; display stand included. Character likeness on the Tyler WentworthĂ‚® Convertible basic body with flat feet (high-heel feet also included).



NECA Twilight Eclipse Movie Series 1 Action Figure Victoria
Victoria returned for the Twilight move - Eclipse - where she was busy forming an army to kill Bella.

This Barbie doll has been released in conjunction with the movie Eclipse.



Carlisle, Esme & Emmitt Twilight Dolls

Twilight: Breaking Dawn Part 2 Dolls


Finally after the final installment in the Twilight Saga of films (Breaking Dawn Part 2) Barbie have released dolls of Carlisle, Esme and Emmitt which I personally feel have been long overdue. Esme looks as cool, calm and collected as always in doll form while Carlisle is 'rocking' his doctors coat and Emmitt well in my opinion an Emmitt doll has been way over due as he has garnered a number of female fans who were more taken with Emmitt than either Team Edward or Team Jacob!

You can check out all of these characters on my Twilight Barbie post, but here's a sneak peek at them.

carlisle esme and emmitt twilight dolls
Carlisle, Esme & Emmitt Cullen Dolls



Carlisle Cullen - The 'Father' of the Twilight Dolls

I love the fact that the doll has Carlisle in his doctor's coat and I think it was long over due to have a Carlisle doll available, but I have to say I'm a little disappointed. I don't think that the doll's features look that much like Carlisle, unlike some of the other Twilight dolls which capture their character's really well. Having said that you do need this doll to complete any Twilight collection that you have so....

Esme Cullen

I love the look that they've given Esme with this doll, the purple top is absolutely perfect. The bracelet is also a lovely touch (you can't tell from the image, but it's got the Cullen Crest on it).

Emmitt Cullen

Emmitt is a great addition to the Twilight doll collection and I can't believe we had to wait until the last movie to see this doll made available - I love Emmitt!

This doll captures him really well and I must say I love his wrist cuff with the Cullen Crest on it, a great addition to his outfit.

My daughter wants an Edward Cullen doll, although once she had one of those she'd probably want a Bella doll as well!!