Gift Ideas: Frosty The Snowman

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

So I did a little research and it turns out that Frosty the Snowman was recorded in 1950 after the success of Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer.

My friends at Wikipedia actually point out that Frosty the Snowman is regarded as a Christmas song when in fact the song doesn’t mention Christmas (or the holidays) at all!

Anyways, let’s have some fun with this song. I gotta say that there are some really great items that people will use on this list.

“Frosty The Snowman”
We’ve only had a touch of snow and as a parent I know that it’s important to have A LOT of activity options on hand during a storm. One fun thing to give or buy for your kits - a snowman kit! Because who keeps carrots for a nose on hand anyways!?

“It must have been some magic in that old silk hat they found”
A silk hat would be a little aggressive - especially if you plan to wear it during snow or rain. This cute floppy hat would be great for your bestie or sibling. I may need to add it to my list...

“Thumpety thump thump, over the hills of snow”
If you are climbing hills of snow, you need some boots. I visited good ole West Virginia University earlier this month and thank god I put Bean Boots on my Christmas list this year because that is all everyone is wearing now a days.

“Frosty The Snowman, knew the sun was hot that day”
Okay, so there is a lot of snow, but the sun is hot? Sounds like wacky Pittsburgh weather. For those days that start out super cold, but turn out hot, how about this North Face coat. It features a fleece liner that unzips from the outer coat. Bonus - it’s currently on sale at Macy’s.

“Let’s run and we’ll have some fun”

Just like the boots, you really can’t run unless you have the proper footwear. And who really likes running? Well, I may if I had these metallic Nikes. They look a little frozen, right!?
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Gift Ideas: Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer

Sunday, December 11, 2016

Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer is one of those classic songs that was turned into a television special...or was it the other way around? Regardless, this song inspired some fun gift ideas. 

“You know Dasher and Dancer and Prancer and Vixen, you know Comet and Cupid and Donner and Blitzen”
1. To keep track of all of these people you “know,” it sounds like you need an address book. I love this one from Rifle Paper Co!

“The most famous reindeer of all”
2. I was trying to think of who, in my opinion, was the most famous person in the world. The only name that jumped out was a celebrity who shall not be named on this blog (K family has E! Reality show), so I went to Google. It told me that the most famous person is Marilyn Monroe. And that’s how I ended up on this Marilyn Monroe Warhol! Call me crazy, but a little over $1,000 is lower than I expected for an authentic Warhol!

“Had a very shiny nose. And if you ever saw it. You would even say it glows.”
3. I know, I know. Gifting someone an exercise class can come across offensive, but for the yogi in your life (in Pittsburgh) Amazing Yoga has an upcoming “Glow With The Flow” class that combines techno music, yoga, heat and a blacklight!

“All of the other reindeer. Used to laugh and call him names.”
4. Sounds like you need a book about bullying. I’m going to recommend this book called “Pushing Isn’t Funny” because I may need this (or DO NOT BITE YOUR FRIENDS) version for my 16-month-old and her “friends.”

“They never let poor Rudolph. Join in any reindeer games.”
5. Rudolph needs to take things into his own hands with some new games. I love adding a board game to my list because honestly wine, snacks, beer and a board game are totally my ideal Saturday night. I’ve got my eye on Trivial Pursuit Harry Potter edition, Trivial Pursuit 2000s, and the Oregon Trail card game.

“As they shouted out with glee, Rudolph the red-nose Reindeer. You'll go down in history”
6. I do love to give someone the gift of a book (not on an e-reader). Typically history
books are boring, but this year Hamilton is rather “hot,” so how about the book Alexander Hamilton.
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