Gift ideas from

It’s almost November, and that means it’s time to start thinking about holiday shopping! OK, I know holiday shopping can be stressful and I think it’s nothing short of stupid how people swarm to the mall on the day after Thanksgiving, but it should be fun and shopping online definitely helps!

Anyway, we’re here to help. Dee points out a couple great gift ideas in this article. This one has to be my favorite:

Hillary Clinton Nutcracker

Yup, the Hillary Clinton Nutcracker. It’s only a shame there aren’t more products like this for our presidential candidates, but I guess we’ll have to take what we can get.

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Gift ideas from Life After Coffee

With Christmas shopping season in full swing I figured I’d throw out a few suggestions for other people’s holiday shopping while successfully procrastinating doing my own. So here they are, in no particular order, your Christmas, Hanukkah, Winter Solstice, Kwanza, Decemberween, New Year or Yak Shaving Day shopping suggestions from Life After Coffee:

USB Missile Launcher

  • USB Missile Launcher – While this list is in no particular order, this little piece of office ballistics is my top pick. Check out my review of it and don’t miss the other cool stuff at
  • Pink Flamingos – Now possibly endangered this may be the last year you can get these little plastic beauties. I know there are a couple under my tree (actually in it right now.)
  • An Electric Chicken Cup – This rare gem may have to be a do-it-yourself, but I bet no one on your list has one!
  • And now the coffee related gifts:
    AnimalCoffee Luwak

  • Kopi Luwak Coffee Gift Boxes – Fantastic coffee and a great gift box. Probably the most unique coffee related gift available.
  • AeroPress Coffee Maker – A great coffee and espresso maker. Perfect for small batches and single cups. Check out my review.
  • Easy Linux Commands – Okay, so this is a shameless plug for my book, but since it just came out it’s unlikely anyone on your list already has it.

Most of all, have a fun, happy and safe holiday season!

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Exact Specifications for your Holiday Decorations

This came to me late last year but regardless it qualifies as a perennial favorite in my book.

Holiday Decorations SpecCant remember the proper signage for the rooftop landing strip? Don’t know what type of brace to use when attaching the star to the tree? The folks at Winzler & Kelly have got you covered.

With this detailed PDF you can deck your halls safely and accurately. For best results extra attention should be paid to the structural notes.

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Do Your Decorations Meet Industry Standards?

Holiday Decorations SpecWhen decorating this year make sure you meet all standards and regulations! This is a key factor in reducing friction with in-laws and maximizing holiday cheer.

Thankfully, the folks at Winzler & Kelly have graciously provided this detailed PDF on how to accurately arrange and decorate for the holidays. Proper runway specifications appropriate for sleigh landings are also included.

Thanks to Tom for sending this to me.

christmas, xmas, decorations, holiday, holiday decorating – Getting Some Great Feedback

MasterWish LogoI am happy to say that is getting some fantastic feedback from the user community!

While we are not about to stop improving the site it is fantastic to see feedback like this weblog entry from Kevin Scaldeferri’s Weblog. Glad you liked the site Kevin! In our hectic, fast paced, information-heavy world I’m glad to hear people appreciate our less-is-more attitude.

MasterWish was founded on the ideal of offering flexibility… a tool that a person uses the way they want to, not the way we think they should. This feedback helps guide us to continue to develop in this direction.

Thanks Kevin!

For more information on MasterWish, check out my previous article, or go straight to and check it out for yourself!

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