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December 10, 2013

Some weird and wonderful gift ideas

Tonawanda News — Tis the season that all the newsrooms around the nation are getting inundated with a flurry of press releases offering great gift ideas.

Some are wildly inappropriate, such as a new toilet that prevents clogging because it comes with a second drainline. To be fair, that pitch just happened to come during the holidays. And perhaps it’s not a bad gift idea for those who are clog inclined.

But, for the rest of us who are simply seeking something to buy grandma this year besides her favorite perfume, or who are seeking something beyond a new tie for Uncle Harold, we’ve collected a few weird and wonderful ideas from the press release barrage.

See what you think of these:

X-ray art

For a gift you can be sure won’t be duplicated, check out the gift ideas from Radiant Art Studio. Baby ultrasounds can be transformed into holiday ornaments, sun catchers or T-shirts, by these artists who use the medical technology to create art out of X-rays of just about anything, including your own image of a favorite body part. 

The sonogram art sells from $20 up, but the artists are open to commissioned work and special requests. Check out the website at radiantartstudios.com. Radiant Art Studios was formed by Dr. Paula Fontaine with computer technician and freelance artist Joseph Moisan as a way to bring a unique new art form to the forefront of the art world. 

Headlight headbands

These lighted headbands are handy for a variety of reasons, from using as a flashlight during a power outage, night of camping, or simply leaving your hands free to read in bed. Or buy one for every member of the family and play hide-and-seek after dark. This one comes with three AAA batteries and can be purchased for around $4 at www.windycitynovelties.com.

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