10 Can’t Miss Holiday Gifts Courtesy of SkyMall!

Too busy whisking around the world on your private jet to buy gifts  this holiday season? We’ve got you covered.


Now that the holiday season is in full swing, the great shopping craze is upon us. If you’re struggling with finding the right gift for that special someone, or your favorite Donnybrook writer—never fear! SkyMall is no longer just a catalog found on airplanes. They have the Internets too!

The gift ideas below have that special something to take care of all the folks on your list. But hurry! Hanukkah begins at sundown Saturday, December 8, 2012 and those other holidays, Christkwanzaa, aren’t far behind.

1. Luxury Watch Storage.

Whether your dad has 11 luxury watches or 24 luxury watches, this EURO design case is perfect for dear ole daddy to store all those perks from his Goldman-Sachs days. Dad can look at his luxury timepieces in fond remembrance of a time when greed was good and Dodd-Frank was merely a hotdog brand… before reaching into his pocket to check the time on his iPhone 5.

Watch Storage SkyMall

BootDazzles SkyMall2. BootDazzles®

Does your sister love to dance on the bar? Does she find that her current footwear is just so-so? Cue you to the rescue! With these feathery finds you can help that cheeky minx fancy up her pedestrian ways.

Everyone at Donnybrook is getting these this year, for obvious reasons.

3. Hannukah Tree Topper.

Hannukah Tree Topper SkyMallThe ad doesn’t lie: “A must-have for interfaith marriages.” Could this be the answer to creating peace in the Middle East? Perhaps.

4. Solowheel.

We all remember how the “Segway incident of 2002″ went down. I mean, your Uncle Larry’s high-flying daredevil ways are the stuff of legend. Everyone’s still talking about it!

Solowheel SkyMallSo why not up the ante and give Uncle Larry new joy with the gift of a new “People Mover.” Because we all know what the worst thing about a Segway is: too many wheels!

5. Fine Art Depicting Drunken Felines.

Those with discerning taste appreciate the gift of original works of art. What the difference is between a “print” and a “lithograph” is anyone’s guess. My guess is that the lithograph version is printed on canvas interwoven with sheets of gold.

[Author's Note: In all seriousness, you should support artists and buy original art whenever you can. Original usually means not from Ikea but from a real-live person. DO IT ALREADY.]

DrunkCat SkyMall

6. Aerating Wine Glass.

Aerating Wine Glass SkyMallWhile your father oogles his collection of luxury watches, give mummy something to smile about with this self-aerating wine glass.

No longer should mom have to sloppily aim to get a whole bottle of 1978 Richebourg Grand Cru into her decanter (or, when she’s really desperate, a plastic pitcher that always smells faintly of lemonade). Mamma can simply pour as she goes and let the glass do the rest, giving her more time to silently curse Daddy’s watch addiction.

7. Healthy Deep Fryer.

Healthy Deep Fat Fryer SkyMallNothing says vitality like deep frying. I should know, I’m from Southern stock. Everything we do is Southern fried and satisfied. But if this thing really works. I want three of them, maybe four. You can never have enough healthy deep fryers laying about.

8. Cat Toilet Training System.

Act now while the price is reduced from $59.99! If you aren’t sold after watching the video then you aren’t American. Even commies want to potty train their cats faster than most people can potty train their kids. Think of how superior your Aunt Edna will feel!

Cat Toilet SkyMall

Pugz SkyMall9. Shoes for Dogs.

With these great Pugz shoes for dogs, FiFi can look just as fetch as your tween cousin CeCe in her matching Uggs. Think of how much more attractive all the already cute puppies in the world would look if forced to wear furry boots.


10. Escape Ladder.

Escape Ladder SkyMallYou never know when disaster will strike. Why not terrify the tiny tots in your life by purchasing a few of these escape ladders and practicing how to escape from any room in your house? Their future therapists will thank you.

Bonus: Singing Toothbrushes.

What could be more fun than brushing your teeth while trying to sing along to your favorite Lady Gaga or Justin Bieber song?

Answer: Nothing!

Singing Toothbrush SkyMallImagine the hilarity as you belt out “roma ro-ma-ma” while simultaneously spewing frothy whitening suds all over the bathroom mirror. Your dentist will be proud. So do yourself a favor and pick up one of these. After all, you’ve done such an amazing job buying such thoughtful gifts for others that you deserve a prize of your own.

About the Author

Leah Charney, aka Belle von Bonaventure de Bacon, was born during a hurricane and has had a flair for the dramatic ever since. Part Southern belle, part glutton, her ability to attract odd suitors (like the man who took her to buy a gun rack on a first date) garnered her a dating column published monthly in the now defunct Boulder Women's Magazine. When she is not serving as Donnybrook's resident Cuisinier, she runs her own food site, Bacon & Other Bad Habits. Follow Leah on Twitter, Facebook, and Google+.

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