Holiday Shopping Made Easy: This Year Leave Holiday Shopping Up To The 'Birds'

The free Rare Bird Finds Holiday Guide features more than a hundred unique items that guarantees to delight even the hardest-to-shop for family and friends

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San Jose, CA (PRWEB) November 13, 2007

When most people hear the words "holiday gift guide," they probably think it'll be chock full of the typical tacky items that signify that the holidays are near: fruit-cake scented lotions, sweaters with reindeer appliqué, or dip bowls shaped like a dreidel or Christmas tree. "No singing Santas or foot spas in our holiday gift guide," said Sharla Oliveri, co-blogger of the shopping blog Rare Bird Finds. "We spent months researching and crawling the Internet looking for unique and whimsical items that are guaranteed to make the gift recipient a happy camper."

Hard-to-Shop-For Family and Friends - Rejoice!
The Rare Bird Finds holiday guide features more than one hundred items, all with a dash of the unexpected - Tiffany lava lamps, binary code clocks, wallets made from movie billboards, and gangsta rap coloring books, just to name a few.

Broken into twelve humorous categories, the holiday gift guide makes it easy for readers to shop online. "Whether readers are shopping for that super cool boss on a joke-salary or for that person they're planning on breaking up with after the holidays, we have it covered," said Mei-Lynn Destouche, co-blogger. "Our holiday gift guide targets those hard-to-shop for people in everyone's lives."

"We wanted to make the holiday gift guide affordable as well," said Oliveri. "All our featured items are $75 or less, and we even have a category for cheap items that look like you spent a lot. This is definitely a must-read guide for anyone who wants to impress their family and friends without spending a lot."

The items in the Rare Bird Finds holiday gift guide ( is not unlike what readers have come to expect of the Rare Bird Finds shopping blog. The Rare Bird Finds blog has thousands of readers who visit 7-days a week to discover finds that are one-part art and one-part whimsy.

Spreading the Good Karma this Holiday Season
The Rare Bird Finds Holiday Gift Guide is also sponsoring "The What's-the-Lamest-Gift-You-Ever-Got?" contest where Rare Bird Finds readers are asked to show photos of the lamest gift they have ever gotten. "Although we realize it's the thought that counts, sometimes there are gifts that make you ask yourself, 'What were they thinking?'" said Destouche. "The contest 'winner' of the lamest gift will get to choose any item of his or her choice from our holiday gift guide. It's sort of like good karma - making right what once went wrong."

As an extra dose of good karma, the "birds" behind Rare Bird Finds are offering every reader an extra gift. At the end of the holiday guide is a gift tag template filled with six humorous holiday-oriented sayings that are free to download by all readers.

The Rare Bird Finds holiday gift guide can be viewed from now until early January at

Rare Bird Finds ( is a shopping blog that features whimsical, unique and sometimes kitschy finds 3 - 6 times a day, 7-days a week. The shopping blog is a joint partnership between two "birds", Sharla Oliveri and Mei-Lynn Destouche, who wanted a resource to store all their wonderful shopping finds.