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Spiritual Geeks Gift Guide

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Original air date: Monday, December 01, 2014
Or should we say, The Spiritual POP CULTURE Geeks Gift Guide?

The gift-giving season is upon us, so Stacy and Malayna have decided to make it both fun AND spiritual for us all. They’ll talk about their favorite websites for pop culture gifts, to make it both comfortable and joyful to shop. (Get it? Comfort and joy!) Then they’ll look at how these gifts can support the spiritual aspect of your friendships and family ties. Of course, they’ll use examples from the holiday films and TV episodes that impacted them most. The best gifts are meaningful, heartfelt expressions of understanding. But they can be fun too!

Community : Abed's Uncontrollable Christmas (Image borrowed from SassyIrishLassie.com!)

Community : Abed’s Uncontrollable Christmas (Image borrowed from SassyIrishLassie.com!)

Stacy mentioned: Equinox gifts –  http://www.equinoxgifts.com/, Retro Planet – http://www.retroplanet.com/ and Etsy.com!  Plus a lot of ideas that are easy to make and loving to give.
Malayna’s Notes:
Spiritual Gifts represented in TV & Movies:
  • Community –  Claymation Christmas special “Abed’s Uncontrollable Christmas” (from Season 2)- gifts = wholeness, friendship, support
  • Rudolph Claymation classic –  gifts = compassion for differently abled “misfits” or anyone who doesn’t fit in, belief
  • Santa Clause #1 – gifts: Mystery Date game, weenie whistle, Listening to heart’s desire, Belief
  • Scrooged – grew up on TV specials – gifts = freedom from fear, connection, understanding, compassion
  • It’s a wonderful Life – gifts = perspective
  • Love Actually! Gifts = Love, actually…

Favorite Sites!

~Clockwork Couture – https://clockworkcouture.com/ – Cruelty-free fashion for timeless adventurers – We bring quality neo-victoriana back into your life with unique offerings from this world and the next. – Clockwork Couture is the fashion house that sits on the edge of time. Traveling through eras and continents, we bring back styles and infuse it with our well- traveled influences. We do custom millinery, corsetry, gowns, and jewelry. * aviator goggles / sleep mask * Tardis themed gifts & photo op * Pirate hat * corsets * lingerie (Can’t tell you, it’s a Victorian Secret)

~Alyce Santoro –http://www.alycesantoro.com/ – Third Eye Sunglasses, Sonic Fabrics

~Mental Floss – where knowledge junkies shop- http://store.mentalfloss.com – also a magazine! – from history buffs to bookworms to math geeks! – *Book Lovers * Space Cadets * I’ve gotten tees, back issues, books * Shakespeare’s Star Wars * My patronus is a bookworm tee * geeks guide to dating

~Archie McPheehttp://mcphee.com/shop/ – geeks & nerds * zombies & monsters * pirates* religion sections – dashboard Jesus & monk, Last Supper After Dinner Mints, Santa Dreidel, Hannukah stocking and candy canes… Emergency Self-Esteem Kit with affirmations, Moses action figures!

Mo Moses? No Problem!

This mob of six Moseses is Moses to the Max! You get six 5-1/4″ tall, hard vinyl Moses Action Figures with removable stone tablets for delivering the Ten Commandments and a shepherd’s staff for delivering the ten plagues. That means you get a total of 60 commandments! Just think how specific you can get. (Thou shalt not reboot a movie series less than ten years after the final movie of the previous series. Thou shalt not post vague things on Facebook just to get a reaction.) When six Moseses tell you to let their people go, you better listen!

~Think Geekhttp://www.thinkgeek.com/gifts/ – Since 1999, ThinkGeek has been on a mission to create a world where everyone can embrace their inner geek and connect with one another. What started as a place for clever t-shirts and unusual gifts is now the best way to find wondrous goods that express all your passions – much of which you won’t find anywhere else on Earth (or any other planet).

TV, Movies & Books, Gaming, Other = Unicorns, Steampunk, Superheroes…Firefly,

~Tee Furyhttp://www.teefury.com/ – Megan Lara – art nouveau firefly, community, Disney, Hunger Games… Karen Hallion – no crying, leia, labyrinth, Dr Who + Disney *

Ugly Sweaters Collection – Leg Lamp from Christmas Story, Gremlins, Die Hard, Star Wars, Harry Potter, Guardians of the Galaxy

~Signalshttp://www.signals.com/ – Downton Abbey goodies!

~Unemployed Philosopher’s Guild: http://www.philosophersguild.com/ – Beatles, Monty Python, Classic Hollywood puppets like Marilyn Monroe, Louis Armstrong, Charlie Chaplin, Evlis, Andy Warhol and Harry Houdini

Monthly Goodie Deliveries

–Lootcrate.com – for gamers: collectibles, gadgets, candy and gear! Between $11 – 13/mo!

http://www.techlicious.com/guide/10-great-gift-box-subscriptions/

http://www.buzzfeed.com/adamellis/subscription-boxes-for-everyone-you-know

For organic and eco-friendly products, wine lovers, natural foodies, bark box for dog owners, college kids, new parents, kits for kids, little passports, Japanese snacks, socks, gluten free, sample-sized beauty prod $10 – Ipsy full size (men too– Birchbox), bicyclists, Try the World – Curated Products From a New Global City Each Month – $45 – the first Paris-themed box includes tea, hot cocoa powder, chestnut cream, and artisanal salt. Following cities will be Tokyo, then Rio de Janeiro. Hammock pack – Products to Make You Feel Like You’re On Vacation –

Kristi’s Whimsical Forest – http://www.ebay.com/usr/kristiswhimsicalforest – Felix Felicis, Vervain, Twilight Key and Feather,