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Black Friday Deal: Nintendo DSi Console

Children and video games seem to go hand in hand these days, so if you want to surprise your kid with the best gift ever this year, consider a handheld system. Target has a spectacular Black Friday deal coming up that you don’t want to miss.

The Nintendo DSi Gaming Console that usually sells for about $150 is going to marked down to $119.99! Your kids will love this high-powered video game system that comes in a sleek white design. You can even take photos with the built-in camera and browse the Internet. Technically, it’s more than a video game system.

This is a great way to keep your children entertained during those winter storms, and you can always take it away as punishment in the future, right? It’s the perfect deal for kids and parents all around!

Black Friday Deal: Acer Aspire Netbook

Target as well as other stores are offering several amazing Black Friday deals next week. Anything you have had your eyes is going to be up for grabs at an incredibly low price, so if you’re updating your home office, you might actually be able to do it under budget.

Target is marking the Acer Aspire Netbook down to $179.99! Netbooks are great if you have a job that requires you to do mounds of research, because it’s specifically designed to help you surf the web with ease.

This netbook has a touchpad and standard keyboard as well as 160 GB hard drive capacity. The battery life is up to four hours, and it has Wi-Fi enabled, which is convenient when you have to travel.

Travel Ready Crib and Bassinet

A crib or bassinet is essential for your baby, and it’s wise to consider your lifestyle before committing to purchase. If you’re going to be traveling with the baby for work purposes or showing him/her off to friends and family, you’re going to want a travel ready bed.

The Graco Wood Travel Lite Crib and Bassinet in Oasis is a beautifully designed baby bed. What makes this model unique is that it has natural wood legs, which make it more like a traditional crib than a portable one. It also has the capability to convert into a playard and this is convenient for weekends spent at grandma’s. It’s also a nice model when you have limited space in an apartment or condo.

This bassinet comes with quilted bumpers and a mattress pad to keep your bug snug as a bug in a rug. There is even a slumber dome canopy to shade the baby from the sun.

The Traveling Yard Gnome

Travelocity made the roaming gnome appealing…how can anyone resist this cute little guy with the red triangular cap? If you’re a lover of garden gnomes, consider a functional one that has a classic style.

The One-Light Cotswold Garden Gnome available from Linens-n-Things. This yard gnome has an aged bronze finish and measures 25” H x 17.5” L. This whimsical statue stands proudly holding a working lantern and has beautifully detailed features, especially on the face and beard. One outdoor decorating option is to incorporate a couple of these gnomes leading to your garden or patio.

This pathway light includes a cable connector, 12-volt wedge base socket and two 8” in-ground stakes. Since the light requires 12-volts, a transformer is required.

Futons Make a Come Back

Futons are functional pieces of furniture since they serve as a couch and a bed. They are perfect for dorm rooms and basement game rooms. Although some can look cheap, there are a range of styles and levels of quality out there.

The Wood-Arm Futon from Target has a classic design, and the wood detailing make this piece look richer. It pulls out and becomes a queen size bed, and the mattress is 5” thick. The frame is made of a cherry wood composite, and the mattress is made of 100% poly-cotton.

This set includes the frame, cover and mattress, and the piece measures 33” H x 80.6” W x 37.5” D. The futon is easy to spot clean and is great to have in case you have guests spend the night.

Catch Bugs in One Sweep

Spiders, moths, ants, beetles…the types of creepy crawlers that could be lurking in your home are endless, but you don’t have to be afraid them anymore. Thanks to handheld bug catchers you can take charge and remove the bug from your living space.

Ideawork’s Rechargeable Long-Reach Vacuum is an alternative to squishing insects dead. It comes with a bug catcher head as well as a crevice tool and AC adapter. This lightweight vacuum enables you to take care of bugs in a jiffy instead of having to drag out your heavy vacuum.

This vacuum extends up to 30” and can get into those hard to reach areas, which is important when you’re dealing with fast spiders. Also, since the vacuum has a bug chamber it keeps those insects contained until you dispose of them.

Fill Your House with Chinese Incense

There are a variety of incense out there from flower to tree scented ones. You can fill your home with your favorite smells like pine, lemongrass, lavender, patchouli, etc. Incense can be fun to burn, and they give your house a lasting aroma.

You can find different types of burners as well. However, why not use one that makes a presence? The Quan Yin Chinese Incense Burner represents the goddess of compassion and measures 6” in height. She stis on top of the burner, which features lotus flowers, elephants and fu dogs. It’s a unique piece of Eastern style home decor.

In addition to serving a function, this burner is also decorative. It’s Chinese artistry is detailed and would complement a sitting or living room. You can display it on a shelf when not in use and bring it onto a coffee table when you’re burning incense.

Impress with Your Grilling Skills

The best part about having an outdoor grill is that you can prepare delicious foods all year round, and when you have an outdoor kitchen, you’re going to want to take cooking outside as much as you can.

The Viking Professional Series Outdoor Cooker has 315 sq. in. of cooking surface, and it features an elliptical airflow, ceramic interior and stainless steel cart. This grill is constructed from 18 gauge spun stainless steel, so it will complement your already sleekly designed patio or deck. Also, the canopy has a spring hinge, which makes it easy to open and close.

If you want the taste of summer foods in the wintertime, the charcoal ceramic cooking capsule provides a rich, natural flavor to your meats and veggies.

Bonsai Tree for Beginners

Adding greenery to your home is a great way to bring a sense of the outdoors inside. It also helps to filter the air and give rooms a hint of green. If you don’t have the greenest thumb, it’s wise to invest in more hardy plants that can survive in a range of climates.

This Juniper Bonsai Tree is a 6-year-old specimen that is 6-7” tall, and it comes in a planter with decorative rocks. Because it tolerates many adverse conditions, it’s the perfect plant for a beginning gardener. These types of trees have beautiful shapes and are ideal decorations for coffee and side tables.

When looking for top of the line bonsai specimens, it’s important to check the credibility of the grower and take into account the age of the tree.

Magnetic Pet Door Responds to Cat’s Collar

Allowing your cat to go inside and outside as it pleases is convenient. However, you run the risk of other critters getting through the pet door as well as human intruders. Although pet doors might make life easier for you and your cat, your home safety is in question.

The PetSafe Magnetic Cat Flap is a uniqu pet door, because it has a lock that only responds to the magnetic key, which is worn on the cat’s collar.

This prevents strays and other animals from getting in. Also, the tunnel for the door has thick doors and walls so even the smallest, thinnest person can’t fit through it.

With the four-way lock, you can control your pet’s path (in only, out only, open and locked).