Karaoke Machine ($49.99) + Slow Cooker ($8.99):
Why bother going out on New Year's? For one-third the price of a Jay-Z Barclays ticket, your loved one can throw his or her own party with this slow cooker (mmm chili) and karaoke machine, which comes with a "microphone, demo disc & 5 bonus songs" but whose packaging makes sure to note "TV not included."
My Blueberry Nights DVD (price unknown):
I haven't seen Wong Kar-Wai's 2008 drama, but according to the packaging our film critic Dennis Dermody called it "beautiful, romantic and hopeful." Maybe that's why the soundtrack's been lying around our office.
Taylor Swift, Red CD ($13.99):
The namesake of Swift's first single
gets into the fragrance market. Waylon Jennings must be spinning in his grave.
The TV Set DVD (price unknown):
This movie is dope. It's got a fat, bearded David Duchovny playing what seems like a Freaks & Geeks
-era Judd Apatow (the film was written and directed by Freaks
alum Jake Kasdan) and a fierce Sigourney Weaver as the antagonistic network exec. Also Judy Greer, whom everybody loves. Probably the best TV-industry takedown since Network
Walgreen's gift card ($5-500):
Sometimes choosing one thing is just too hard.