10 Offbeat Gift Ideas: 2010 Edition

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When we receive pitches for the holiday gift guide, we get a lot of suggestions that are a bit off the beaten path, or we didn't get around to receiving them or answering their pitch. Here's a bunch of product suggestions that didn't make the main guide, but are unique and cool enough to consider this year.

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iPad-controlled AcuTouch 9500 massage chair: The latest massage chair from Human Touch includes the ability to give a massage via control from an iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. The app can provide customized massage programs and wellness tips.

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Jellyfish Tank: Fish tanks are so last century. From San Francisco-based Jellyfish Art comes the Desktop Jellyfish Tank and Starter Kit, which is equipped with everything you need to have your own jellyfish.

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Headphonies: These portable speakers include a built-in amplifier and connect to any portable music device. The current cast includes Sumo, Sunny, Striker (soccer guy), and others. A Hello Kitty version is also available this holiday season.

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Globee Talking Globe: The original Globey, of course, is Pee-wee Herman's friend, but this Globee is a talking illustrated globe that features worldwide locations. Press an icon and hear about the Tower of London, the Eiffel Tower or Empire State Building. Choose from 20 cities in 4-, 6- or 8-inch diameter versions.

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WorkFit-S from ErgoTron: The WorkFit-C is a mobile workstation that offers 25 inches of height adjustability, letting you lift LCD screens or laptops to match your body's position, The sit-stand ergonomic negative tilt keyboard lets you position your elbows and wrists to avoid repetitive stress injuries.

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AgroLabs stocking stuffers: Aimed at holiday guests that may overdo it this year, these three items may help you feel refreshed and rejuvenated after a stressful holiday season. The 12 Hour Detox allows for effective cleansing and cellular detox; the Peaceful Sleep provides ingredients such as lavender, chamomile and passion flower to provide a healthy night's sleep, and Wheatgrass BOOST provides wheatgrass juice in a convenient shot format. Includes 46 nutrients and trace minerals.

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PowerTel 601 Wireless Wrist Shaker, by Amplicom USA: Worn like a bracelet, the 601 Shaker can vibrate or flash when a cell phone call comes in. True, this could be valuable for those with low vision or hearing loss, we just love the name.

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Sound Asleep Comfort Pillow: This 100% cotton pillow comes with a built-in speaker for you to listen to your music. A stereo socket lets you plug in an MP3 player, and the music plays through the pillow.

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HandyCooler: This handheld evaporative cooling fan provides cool air on a hot day, but also provides extra moisture for those who need it in dry areas or on hot days. The makers claim this device is much better than the $5 cooling fans sold at Wal-mart.

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Marilyn Monroe Coloring Book: Not sure about this one, but this coloring book includes 64 drawings by artist/author Emanuel Emanuele, telling the story of Marilyn Monroe in chronological order. Each page is printed only on one side and perforated for easy framing after you color it.

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