A terrific Tuesday show, with plenty of NBA, NCAAB, and NHL action throughout the sports night. BYU laid the smack down on your Oregon State Beavers in the Las Vegas Bowl by a score of 44-20. It didn’t even seem like Mike Riley’s team wanted to play!
Looking forward to the upcoming NFL week, Tony had his weekly chat with FOX NFL Insider Jay Glazer. The two discussed Mike Holgrem’s new position with the Cleveland Browns and Jay’s favorite subject, kickers! Also, is Mike Shanahan closing in on a coaching job and which coaches are on the hot seat?
In one of the greatest comebacks in NBA history, the Sacramento Kings defeated the Chicago Bulls last night after being down by 35 points in the 3rd Quarter! Guided by new coach Paul Westphal, this Kings team is exceeding all expectations as they are close to .500 on the season after being the worst team in the league last year. Star rookie guard Tyreke Evans drops by the show to reminisce over the win and talk about his phenomenal rookie season.
Christmas Gifts Under $20
Most of the following items can be found at Kmart, Walmart, Target, CVS Pharmacy & Walgreens (They might even be open 24 hours for those of you who are totally S.O.L. and need REALLY last minute gifts. Also, it’s acceptable to order something online, even though it won’t be delivered on time. Just print out a picture of it, and put it in an envelope with a card. Write something romantic and mushy in the card…….trust me, she’ll LOVE it!
Earrings/Jewelry – As long as they look pretty, it’s about the box it comes in. Buy a box if necessary, add some cotton and THEN wrap it. (Make sure her ears are pierced, otherwise get a necklace.) You can find beautiful jewelry from $5.00 and up in several stores. Mall booths, CVS, kmart.com, Walmart.com, etc. (I just can’t stop staring at this funky gold ring. It has a cool swirl pattern that kind of looks like a fancy monogram. The ring has a super-shiny finish, so it’ll “illuminate” any wardrobe. (modcloth.com, $12.99))
Jewerly Tree – Why would you want her to tuck your pretty little earrings away in a box when she could make them part of her decor? This ornate tree has sturdy enamel branches that will hang onto earrings, bracelets, rings, and necklaces (and she won’t waste time searching for backs or untangling chains). (urbanoutfitters.com, $14, Walmart.com, kmart.com)
Make up Kit – What girl doesn’t love beauty goodies? I found several kits by Urban Decay at Sephora and I think the Primer Potion, Big Fatty Mascara, and other eye makeup essentials will soon become some of her beauty must-haves. (sephora.com, $11. You can also find great make-up kits at CVS, kmart.com, Walmart.com, etc)
Leather Journal – I can’t imagine a better place to jot down thoughts about your hopes, dreams, and sexy escapades than this vintage-looking journal. The distressed leather gives the book a romantic vibe, and it looks like it was found at an antique shop, but you can find them in other stores as well. *Bonus Points – Write something wonderful about her on the front page so whenever she opens it, she’ll think of you.) (barnesandnoble.com, $19.95)
Slippers – Keep those on your shopping list warm and toasty this holiday season, with the cozy comfort of Route 66 faux suede slippers! These amazingly affordable toe warmers feature micro suede scuff, plush lining, and are wearable both indoors and out. Perfect for budget-conscious holiday shoppers who also crave comfort, grab these fabulous slippers now and make sure everyone on your list is warm and cozy this season! (kmart.com, approx $12.99, variations also avail. at CVS, kmart.com, Walmart.com )
PJ’s/Nightie’s – Frilly ruffles and pretty polka dots have a super feminine look any girl on your holiday shopping list will love. This cute shorty pajama set caters to every woman’s girly side, and the price can’t be beat! Available in four colors, the set features a racer back tank, lettuce edge ruffles, covered elastic waist, ruffled cuffs, and is made of a Cotton blend and machine washable. Get this comfy look for your friends and loved ones today!
(kmart.com, Walmart.com, approx $16.99)
Cashmere Gloves – A perfect gift for the holiday shopper on a budget – these 100% knit cashmere gloves by Jaclyn Smith are both luxurious and inexpensive. These soft knit cashmere gloves are just what those on your list need to keep their hands toasty warm on these frigid winter days.
(kmart.com, approx $19.99)
Pashmina/Scarf – “You can never have too many friends or pashminas.” Okay, so maybe that’s not exactly the famous quote, but it should have been. The “wear with everything” cashmere wraps can be pretty pricey, but these silky scarves are basically the same thing and cost three times less. (peachcouture.com, Kmart.com, Walmart.com, approx. $9.99)
Chalk Note Glassware – We’ve all been there: You’re finishing off a couple of bottles of wine with friends, and the next thing you know you’re asking everyone, “Is this my glass or yours?” This smart chalk note glassware solves that problem by allowing you to write your name on your glass. You can even jot down the name of the wine you’re drinking on the carafe. (pier1.com, $3-$10)
Cocktail Maker Set – Practically everyone has a couple of bottles of booze lying around, but very few can claim to have a bar. Change that with this very sleek bar set. It comes with a shaker, ice tongs, bar knife, waiter’s friend, double jigger, and, of course, a bottle opener. Give it to a crush, and she or he may just invite you over for a nightcap. (target.com, $17.99)
Artsy Bottle Stoppers – If you had to give the same gift to everyone on your list, this would be it. Keeping wine and champagne fresh is a simple (and always welcome) idea, but it’s amazing how many people don’t have bottle stoppers. Trust us, these decorative glass models will go over very well. (iamwoman.com.au, $12.95. I’ve also seen these in mall booths.)