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A magical, musical winter wonderland

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Keep them together as a festive set, or split them up into 5 perfect gifts! Either way, get the Mr. Christmas Mini Porcelain Music Box Ornaments Set for only $34.86!

Includes Santa, Snowman, Tree, Nutcracker & Gingerbread House - each playing a different Holiday tune. Outer body is made of porcelain and is hand-painted in a European style.

Tech the Halls: great gadgets & gear for the gift-giving season

Nothing says “Happy holidays, sweetheart” better than a new digital camera or flat LED television.

OK, so high-tech gadgets and gizmos might cost more than a cardigan or fancy bath soaps, but imagine the look on a loved one’s face when they tear the wrapping off a sleek iPod docking station, Xbox 360 video game console or small netbook computer.

But with a seemingly endless number of products to choose from, picking the right gift can be an intimidating endeavour.

If you need some ideas for some of the year’s best tech, consider one of the following eight tech toys you can purchase right here at The Shopping Channel (and with their Easy Pay option, if you prefer).

And don’t worry, we won’t tell if you decide to keep these gifts for yourself — even if this year you were more naughty than nice!

WHAT’S THE WORD?

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Carry hundreds of digital books with you on something thinner than most magazines with the Aluratek Libre eBook Reader ($144.69). Simply connect the Libre to a computer via its USB cable (included) to transfer over downloaded books in a number of formats including ePub, PDF, RTF, TXT, and more. Plus, you can rent books digitally from your local library (read: no more late fees). Along with the ability to adjust font size on its anti-glare screen, the Libre has a built-in MP3 player, therefore you can listen to music, audiobooks or podcasts, too (headphones included). One hundred classic books are also preloaded, plus there are thousands more available at KoboBooks.com.

MINI BUT MIGHTY

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This newly designed Dell Inspiron Mini 10 ($299.54 + FREE S&H) is a sleek-looking 10.1-inch netbook built for work or play. Type comfortably on its 92 percent full-sized keyboard, log onto the Internet wirelessly via built-in Wi-Fi and enjoy battery life up to 8 hours between charges. Other features of this Windows 7 Starter Edition-powered netbook includes an Intel Atom processor, 160GB hard drive, memory card reader and USB ports, and built-in webcam for online video chats.

POWER PLAY

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Simplify the way you charge up your favourite gadgets with the Powermat ($99.98), a slender black mat you can drop your portable electronics on – such as a smartphone, game system or iPod – and it’ll begin charging up the device wirelessly. Not only does this clean up the clutter in your home or office, but it’s better for the environment as the power is cut off once the device is fully charged. Be sure to pick the right Powermat case to outfit your favourite device ($25 to $47 apiece) for the magic to work.

THANKS FOR THE MEMORY

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We all know it’s important to back-up your important files – such as irreplaceable photos, camcorder footage, documents and email messages — but not everyone knows how to do it correctly. The Clickfree 1 TB Hard Drive ($164.00) is a convenient gadget for the digital packrat on your gift list. Simply plug the drive into your computer’s USB port and it automatically finds and backs up all your important files for you. That’s right, as its name suggests, you don’t need to click anything at all. By the way, a 1TB drive can store 16,000 hours of music, more than 1,000 hours of video or roughly 320,000 digital photos!

CUT THE CORD

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Not all printers are created equal. The HP Photosmart e-All-in-One ($169.98) isn’t just a printer, scanner and copier in one machine — and one that everyone can print to wirelessly in the home – but it’s the first web-enabled printer that lets you print documents or photos from any computer or smartphone outside the home, too. For example, give this present to a less-than-tech-savvy relative and you can email photos of the kids or grandkids, anytime and anywhere, and they’ll have glossy prints in seconds. Built-in apps also let you print Disney colouring books, Sudoku puzzles, recipes, greeting cards, calendars and more.

A TOUCH TOO MUCH

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Gift the gift of music (and photos, videos, games and e-books!) with the Apple iPod Touch with Bonuses ($299.16). This 8GB touchscreen media player — which is capable of storing thousands of songs, photos and downloadable applications (”apps”) – synchronizes smoothly with iTunes on your PC or Mac, and also lets you surf the web and pick up email via a Wi-Fi connection. The “bonuses” offered in this bundle include three silicone skins, four screen protectors, a silicone armband, FM transmitter, headphone splitter, extra cables, and more.

PICTURE PERFECT

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They say two heads are better than one, so why not two LCD screens? The Samsung Dual Display Digital Camera ($228.98) is the first digital camera with a second LCD screen — and it’s on the front of the camera. This extra 1.4-inch display helps with self-portraits (when taking photos of yourself for, say, Facebook) or it can serve as a countdown timer to let people know when to smile (big numbers count down from 3 to 1). And if you’re snapping pics of young kids, this extra screen can show adorable animation of a juggling clown in order to keep their attention. This black, 12.2-megapixel point-and-shoot camera also features “smart gesture” technology, allowing you to tilt the camera left or right to scroll through your photos.

TAKE SOME DIRECTION

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We all know guys don’t like to ask for directions, so perhaps it’s time to invest in a reliable GPS device for the car. The Garmin Nüvi 255W GPS ($139.98) is a 4.3-inch touchscreen nav unit that can give you clear and accurate turn-by-turn directions anywhere in Canada or the U.S. In fact, this model supports text-to-speech technology, therefore you’ll hear spoken street names, too. Craving Chinese food? Need a gas station? This Garmin model ships with more than six million points of interest, so you’ll be able to find nearby restaurants, hotels, bank machines and gas stations. A fitted case is also included.


Marc Saltzman
Technology Expert, Blogger & Journalist

Meet the creative all-in-one

Print wirelessly from anywhere in your home with our Lexmark 4-in-1 Wireless Ink Jet Printer Today’s Showstopper. Save $40 + get FREE S&H & 6 Easy Pay today only!

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Lexmark Pro205 4-in-1 Wireless Ink Jet Printer
Today’s Showstopper: $139.98 (save $40)
Easy Pay: 6 x $23.33
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Printing, scan, fax and copy. The new Vizix ink technology ensures that your text is sharp and your photos are well defined.

Whether you work wireless from your kitchen, home office, living room or bedroom, you can print from any wireless-enabled computer in your home.

Get full specifications and watch on TV demo video on theShoppingChannel.com.

Happy sleep & happy Holidays from Enviro Tech

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Enviro Tech Eco Foam Mattress Topper

Holiday Price: starting at $227.89
5 Easy Pay payments available

Looking to add extra comfort to an existing mattress? Maybe it’s your own, or maybe you’re expecting guests for the Holidays and want to improve the comfort of the bed in your spare room.

The Enviro Tech Eco Foam Mattress Topper absorbs motion and relieves pressure points that can cause tossing and turning. It conforms to the body perfectly, thus improving comfort, circulation and allowing you to have a good night’s sleep.

Plus, it’s an environmentally-friendly and healthy choice. Not only will it extend the life of an existing mattress, allowing you to keep it longer, but the topper itself uses a base of natural soy oil, producing memory foam that is 5 times more responsive to your body’s shape and 9 times cooler to sleep on than conventional, petroleum based foams. The 2.5″ thick topper is covered by an exclusive super plush poly/viscose cover derived from bamboo.

This offer is exclusive to The Shopping Channel in Canada. Manufactured in the USA in a green-approved factory, this mattress topper is dust mite proof, stain resistant,  100% Hypo-allergenic, anti-bacterial & antimicrobial. It is also CFC free and latex free for the most high tech and healthy sleep. 7 Year Warranty.

Enter our Celebrate & Share Giveaway for the chance to WIN Enviro Tech mattresses for your family! Along with additional Grand Prizes, a Weekly Prize of a $1000 Shopping Spree at over $20,000 in instant prizes!

An eye for beauty

Dimitri James has an eye for beauty. And, for his visit today, he’s brought a 10-piece kit featuring everything you need to create beautiful eyes.

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SKINN Beauty is in the Eyes

Today’s Showstopper: $54.50 (save $25)
Easy Pay®: 4 x $13.62

Available only at The Shopping Channel, in Canada, this kit includes:
• EnergEyes Mask (14g) - valued at $24.50
• Crease Release Eye Serum (15ml) - valued at $38.00
• Insta-Fill For Eyes (10ml) - valued at $24.00
• Bright Eyes Enhancing Treatment (3ml) - valued at $14.50
• Reorganize Night Eye Balm - Small (7ml) - valued at $28.50
• Smudge Sticks x 3: Cleopatra Black, Egyptian Clay, Venus (1g each) - valued at $49.50
• Luxe Premier Eyeshadows: Luxe III (11.33g) - valued at $32.00
• Luxe Premier Mascara (9.5ml) - valued at $19.50
TOTAL VALUE: $230.50 (as offered for sale separately)

Also, keep an eye out for limited-time Holiday Specials and Introductory Offers available from SKINN. Shop the complete collection on theShoppingChannel.com.

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The Shopping Channel is celebrating the holidays & giving away a $1000 Shopping Spree every week until the end of December!

Plus we have over $20,000 in instant prizes from brands such as Shu Uemura, Wayne Clark Jewellery, iPod, Faema, KitchenAid, Wolfgang Puck & so much more! You’ll also be entered into our Grand Prize Draw for prizes valued at $2,000 or more. These prizes include 1 year of Elizabeth Grant Skincare, a Canadian Diamonds Pendant & Enviro Tech mattresses for your family!

Share with your friends for extra chances to win. For every friend who enters, we’ll donate $1 to the Women Moving Women Program, changing the face of poverty in Canada.

Gemstones, Italian style

From our Gem Studio Collection, save $129 and enjoy 6 Easy Payments on this refined gemstone bracelet. Today only!

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14K Gold Gemstone Tuscan Colori Bracelet
Today’s Showstopper: $269.96 (save $129)
Easy Pay®: 6 payments of $44.99

If you love the colour splash of gemstones, but want a look that’s more refined than a chunky beaded style, then this piece is definitely for you. This eye catching bracelet features beautifully faceted gemstone beads that shimmer in an elegant 14K gold design. Textured gold spacers punctuate the gemstones to create a piece that’s bound to catch the eye and add an opulent touch to any outfit.

Available in your choice of Black Onyx, Carnelian, Turquoise, White Agate & Malachite - while quantities last. Choose 8 1/4″ or 7 3/4″.

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Slow Cook, Roast, Steam & more with Wolfgang Puck

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Celebrity chef Wolfgang Puck will have you savouring the benefits of a versatile slow cooker, a roasting oven, and a skillet for searing, poaching, stir-frying, steaming and more - all in one!

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Wolfgang Puck Gourmet VersaCooker
Today’s Showstopper: $99.86 (save $50)
Easy Pay®: 6 payments of $16.64


This offer is exclusive to The Shopping Channel in Canada! Wolfgang Puck believes that a kitchen appliance has to have more than one function in order to deserve space on your counter; this VersaCooker embodies that philosophy. It’s the ideal kitchen tool for entertaining or a busy lifestyle, and is perfect for the holidays. Creating great family-sized dishes have never been this easy!

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1, 2, 3 You’re Holiday Ready!

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Our Celebrate & Share Event is all about getting you ready & set for the Holidays ahead. Visit The Shopping Channel’s Holiday Headquarters for more details on the excitement we have in store for you!

Our Holiday Memories Pre-Lit Instant Shape Tree goes up in minutes, quickly springs into the perfect shape and comes complete with pre-lit white lights. Could it get any easier?!

Today’s Showstopper: starting at $129.97
6 Easy Pay payments avaialable + FREE SHIPPING