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Updated on October 15, 2011


The holiday season is among us already and I am going to give you the 411 on all the hotest items for Christmas 2011. Black Friday will be upon us before you know it. I am going to give you all the reviews you need to save you big bucks when it comes to your holiday shopping. I will save you so much, you will be able to use the money left over to buy yourself a nice gift.

The best way to find a bargain is by doing your research. With our online resources now, we can read reviews from other people so you know what to look for when you get it. We can do the same for low price bargains. They are everywhere! You just have to know where to look for them. I have did my own research over the last month and I have found the best deals out there when it comes to saving money, quality brand, and low price. You get what you pay for. But, I get you what you pay for and put money right back into your pocket so you can spend it later on yourself. I an online everyday and I have picked hot items for a bargain price.

When it comes to family, we want to get them a present that they will like. The Playstation 3 is top of the line in extra features. I have compared both the Playstation 3 and the X-Box 360 Kinect. The Playstation 3 has the better graphics of the two, plus they have a lower price. The Playstation 3 comes in a 160GB format and a 360GB format.

The 360 is built for extreme gamers. The extra capacity is perfect for you. The value keeps rising because of all the additional features that Sony adds. It has Netflix, Vudu HD, Hulu Plus, MLB.TV, and Qriocity just to name a few. It has built in Blu Ray, which gives it the perfect picture. It cost $50 more, but it is worth it. You get the move motion controller, Playstation eye camera, and the Sports Champions. It comes with a demo disc which allows you to download demos on your disc. You can even download from PSN. The extra $50 is basically for the space. It is like you get the other features for free! You can't beat it, Playstation 3 is the top gaming console until the Playstation 4 comes out. For this value, it can't be beat.


Thanksgiving is almost here and you are going to be cooking for the family. The T-Fal 10 piece pot and pan set is great for cooking any dinner and at this price, you can't beat it. We have had this set for a few months now and they are great. The pots and pans are nonstick inside and out. This makes cooking manageable and cleaning easy. These pot and pans very durable. Like I stated, I have had them for a few months and the pans are not even scratched. This set has the thermospots, which evenly cook the food while it is on the stove. It is a great feature for a pan. If you bought other non stick pan sets, you would pay a lot more then $50. I have paid nearly $200 for my previous set and this set is even better. Another cool feature is you can open the lid and close it while it is on your pan. It really comes in handy, especially if you are frying something or boiling water. Cleaning is a breeze. Nobody wants to have trouble cleaning after you cook a large meal. Well, trouble no more. The nonstick inside and outside makes cleaning simple and easy. Yes, the outside is nonstick. With the nonstick outside, you won't have anything sticking on your pots. I have really enjoyed this set and for the price, you can't beat it. Other sets at this quality will cost you a hundred dollars more. I enjoy cooking and they are used daily. Trust me, this is a perfect deal to save you money for Christmas. Plus, it would be a great gift for anyone. At $50, it is the best deal for pots and pans that you can get right now. For quality and price, you can beat it.


What is Christmas without toys? Not Christmas. There are all kinds of great deals on toys this season. I already bought the 10 pack of cars from the Disney Pixar movie "Cars 2". My little bou absolutely loves them. I want you to be able to get the best deals possible for Christmas. If you have a young boy or even a girl, this is the perfect gift. For the price, it is unbeatable. The individual cars cost a few dollars a piece. These cars separate would have cost nearly $55. The cars are designed great and they appear as they did in the movie. My little boy plays with them everyday. They have stood the test of time with my son. That means their durable!

My little girl just turned 3 years old back in September. She can already count to 100, says her ABCs, sings complete songs, and she has began reading. She can read a 7/8 word sentence, just turned 3. It has blew my mine. My mom bought her a Leapfrog Leap Pad. We have worked with her, but the Leapfrog has worked remarkable. I have never seen a 3 year old do what she does. I have seen many kids her age and they are barely talking. This tablet has been incredible. Your child can do so many things on it. It is a must buy for any child. The results will amaze you. This gives you child the best advantage a kid can have. My little girl has taken a liking to it and we have had it for a few months. She still plays with it almost daily. I am sure the results will differ somewhat, but it is at a great deal right now and it has helped my child out like I couldn't believe. It will give her a great advantage when she begins Kindergarten.

Aquapets are a great gift to any little girl. They are a hot item right now and at a great price. They come in all sorts of colors and shapes. Rock N Roll Elmo is another great gift. Elmo is back this season and he plays music and sings. It is a good gift for any singing child. If you have one of those kids that enjoys to sing or likes listening to music, it would be a perfect gift. My children do not have these two items, but the reviews that I read are very positive toward both. Plus, which kid doesn't like Elmo?


When it comes to most men, you can't go wrong with sports. At this time, you have pro football, college football, hockey, baseball, pro basketball, college basketball, and Nascar going on. You probably already know what teams are his favorite. He will love a jersey or hat of his favorite team. Whatever sport it is, you can find jerseys and hats of their favorite team and everything in between. If he is one of the few men that don't like sports, he may just be the business type. Business type or not, the Tim McGraw cologne is a great gift. I have tried Polo, Guess, Aspen, Adidas, and many other colognes before. I believe that the Tim McGraw has the best quality for the price. I know all men are different, but none the less, you really can't go wrong with cologne. Eventually, it will be used. You may be buying for a son, uncle, or brother. Either one, this is a good deal and at this price, it will save you money. Like I said, comparing product with price, the deal is there.



If you are looking for perfume for a lady, I believe White Diamonds are a great choice. They have received many positive reviews for any kind. Even the Brittney Spears line has received good reviews and it is offered at a good choice. My vote goes to Beyonce's line of perfume. For the price and quality, it is amazing. My wife has received all kinds of positive feedback from it and personally, it makes me melt. I am only being honest.

My chose to get the 10K White Gold 3 Stone Diamond Heart Pendant necklace and it is absolutely a stunner. White gold goes with anything, any color. With yellow gold, sometimes certain colors can make it stand out too much or it can hide it at times. Gold is gold, yellow or white. White goes with any color, any type of outfit. Hers was also the 18 inch band and it gives her the perfect neck space and it looks great on her. It would look great on anyone.

I mention the 1/2 Ct. Diamond Wedding Ring and Band Set because it has had many good reviews. Once again, it is price over quality. If you can get name brand items for discount prices, you need to go for it. This is a brilliant ring that could also be used for something other then a wedding ring. Even without the band, it is beautiful. If your thinking about popping the big question soon, why don't you wow her at Christmas. We are all at our best during the holiday season. There couldn't be a better time to do so.


We all spend so much money during the holiday season. It can even be more if you throw a few December birthdays in there here and there. When you shop this holiday, concentrate on getting the best brands for discount prices. They are out there and with technology, you can find it on the internet. If you wish, you can go ahead and bookmark this page. I am on the outlook for the best deals possible. I am going to personally do all the research for you and review each item as we get closer to Christmas. I am going to add more items and reviews as they come available. As we move closer into November, we will begin to see the best deals possible for the year. Take these tips you have learned here and apply them to your own life. The deals are beginning to pop up everywhere. It is up to you to find them. Until the next eye popping discount, see you soon.


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      Dianna Mendez 5 years ago

      We are almost ready to start Christmas shopping again and these ideas would work for this year as well. You can't go wrong buying a woman diamonds! Great ideas.

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      Richard Ricky Hale 6 years ago from West Virginia

      Eddy, thank you for checking this out. These are some great deals and gifts for all ages. I will continue to add more great deals that I find through the holidays. Best wishes.

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      Eiddwen 6 years ago from Wales

      Thank you for sharing a very useful hub which I am handing over to my children and their families.

      Take care and enjoy your day.


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      Richard Ricky Hale 6 years ago from West Virginia

      Mar, thanks for checking it out. Your time here is always appreciated. That is very cool. The Leapfrog brand is very trustworthy and the kids learn and have fun at the same time. They are a great gift to any child. I am off to work so see you later.

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      Maria Jordan 6 years ago from Jeffersonville PA


      What a wonderful and useful compilation of information on a time that is approaching before we know it... you are so right!

      I especially appreciate the learning and fun kid ideas for my "greats" (nieces and nephews). Their joy makes this time of year worth it. I am also giving each a set of Mom's special USA State Quarters in a map, as she was quite the collector. I know she would love that.

      Anyway, thanks for getting me thinking, young man, and have a fabulous day! Voted UP & UABI, mar.

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      Richard Ricky Hale 6 years ago from West Virginia

      Hey there Donna and thanks for coming by. My little boy also likes them, so I can relate. A good price to get all 10. There are some more car items on Amazon Donna for a good price if you feel free to checking. Take care.

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      Donna Cosmato 6 years ago from USA

      Wow, thank you for doing the legwork so I didn't have to! Our little guy is a huge fan of anything that relates to the Cars movie or its characters, and I didn't know that this set of cars was available. With the economy being so bad, it is refreshing to read about some truly great bargains that we can snap up, so thanks again:)

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      Richard Ricky Hale 6 years ago from West Virginia

      My dear Gypsy, how are you? Simple is great too. As long as it is from the heart, everything works. I tend to forget we have a lot here, so I appologize. I have enjoyed learning about Lativa from your articles Gypsy, just so you know. Giving is not the amount, it is the point. I shall always keep that noted. As long as we are together for Christmas, it should be all that matters. Gypsy, have a good one and thanks for coming by.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 6 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Oh you lucky people in the good ole U.S. Here in Latvia they put up Christmas decorations in the streets and Christmas trees of course but when it comes to gifts.... THe stores are full of stuff which is first of all expensive and secondly most of it I wouldn't even buy for myself. Electronis through the roof and kids toys too. Usually I buy one or two items for my husband at our good ole market where you can get everything from A to Z at cheap prices and that's it.

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      Richard Ricky Hale 6 years ago from West Virginia

      MM, you and Cloverleaf are Angels of my virtual world! lol I am trying to pinpoint every type of person, but it is more difficult then I thought. You guys inspire me so much to keep on keeping on and I thank you from the bottom of my heart!

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      Richard Ricky Hale 6 years ago from West Virginia

      Thanks so much Cloverleaf. It is a good thing to have your hard work noticed by you and the others. I am hoping to add more items, but I want to make sure I can review everything before putting it on there. Thanks for everything!

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      Richard Ricky Hale 6 years ago from West Virginia

      Rosemay50, thank you so much for the comment, your time, and your vote. I really did. I have been busy, now working 12 hours a day at work and a few online here. I haven't had a chance to write and visit everyone. I hope you all understand. Thanks so much.

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      Movie Master 6 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi TLW, reading Cloverleafs comment above I think you have just sorted the Christmas presents out for us!

      We will probably end up buying each other the Gold 3 Stone Diamond Heart Pendant necklace! that would be so funny!

      some great ideas here, voting up/useful, best wishes MM

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      Cloverleaf 6 years ago from Calgary, AB, Canada

      Hi thelyricwriter, WOW you've really blown me away here with all these amazing suggestions for Christmas gifts. I'm bookmarking this one for sure! I'm so impressed you know exactly what women want, I would be very happy with the "10K White Gold 3 Stone Diamond Heart Pendant necklace" - and many of your other suggestions too!

      I agree with Rosemay, you've saved us a lot of time and money in our searches.


      Voted up / useful

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      Rosemary Sadler 6 years ago from Hawkes Bay - NewZealand

      My you have been busy, you must have spent hours researching. A great hub with good information and plenty of advice. I agree childrens educational toys are marvelous, I have read that the greatest learning capacity is under the age of 5.

      Thank you for sharing and saving us all time and money.

      Voted up

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      Richard Ricky Hale 6 years ago from West Virginia

      Sueswan, I am trying to find the right words to say here.....Well, he didn't come with my bottle when I bought mine, but hey, maybe he will. I have seen stranger things!:)

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      Richard Ricky Hale 6 years ago from West Virginia

      Homesteadbound, thank you so much. The same back at ya girl! I surely hope it does help others. I have promised to keep this hub updated for Christmas and if I find more deals, I will list them.

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      Richard Ricky Hale 6 years ago from West Virginia

      September girl, thanks for the comment. No doubt it is. The Playstation 3 is far beyond any other gaming center. Your boys know what they are talking about for sure.

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      Richard Ricky Hale 6 years ago from West Virginia

      Hey there Mentalist. That is a good point. Amazon does do that just in case no one knew that. Great point. Hope you are doing great on this Sunday.

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      Sueswan 6 years ago

      You have done a fantastic job.

      Does Tim McGraw come with his colonge? I am going to buy myself a bottle if he does. ;-)

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      Richard Ricky Hale 6 years ago from West Virginia

      Peggy, they really are. We have personally bought the set and they are great. Very durable and you can cook a holiday meal with them. For $50, you can beat them. The outside non stick makes cleaning easy.

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      Richard Ricky Hale 6 years ago from West Virginia

      Prasetio, you are very welcome. Thank you for your comment my friend. Just trying to find all the great deals so everyone can come back and get them in one place.

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      Richard Ricky Hale 6 years ago from West Virginia

      Hey there Mary. You are right, you really don't. There are always great deals out there for the young ones. I have found that they enjoy the wrapping just as much as the toy inside.:)

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      Richard Ricky Hale 6 years ago from West Virginia

      Unbanichijioke, thanks for reading my poetic friend. I tried to find the best deals around, price and quality. Hopefully, this will be of some use. Best wishes.

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      Cindy Murdoch 6 years ago from Texas

      Lots of good ideas here. Christmas is going to be tough for lots of people this year so maybe this will help them out. An early Merry HOHO to you.

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      september girl 6 years ago

      My sons have most the game machines and you are right, the PS3 outweighs the XBox by far. : ) My sons will tell you that! Great gift ideas and wonderful hub. Thanks for the share. : )

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      Mentalist acer 6 years ago from A Voice in your Mind!

      If you're willing to wait on the mail and possibly send an item back through the mail if you don't like it then Amazon will likely save you some money...I use them frequently.;)

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      Peggy Woods 6 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Looks like you have done a lot of research and come up with a variety of good bargains for Christmas. This should appeal to many different people. The pots and pans seem to be a really good bargain.

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      prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Nice information about Christmas. Thank you very much for share with us. You have the best deal for special moment like Christmas. ~prasetio

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      Mary Hyatt 6 years ago from Florida

      You've been busy gathering all this info: thanks! I think shopping for young children is SO much fun. You really don't have to spend a lot of money to make a child happy, do you?

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      Alexander Thandi Ubani 6 years ago from Lagos

      Ha ha ha, you nailed them. Best deals indeed. A great piece for the festive period. Great job


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