HGG 2011 Gift-A-Day: Last minute gifts and stocking stuffer roundup

COUNTING IT DOWN

Whether you need to give to the coworkers, neighbors or just add to the gift stock pile by stuffing the stocking, these might help out on your decision making.

SPIRITS WE HAVE HEARD ON HIGH

Moon Mountain vodka makes this holiday season more “green” that is certified organic by the USDA. Made in America, the artisanally crafted vodka is made from Midwestern corn, but in small batches creating the right taste to make it the perfect spirit to toast the season. The vodka is priced at $19.99.

Available at major spirits retailers.

FORGET SANTA

These Biscoff cookies are a surprisingly addictive treat, that it may be hard to give away. The crispy biscuits with the caramel flavor are ideal with coffee or even on their own. And a welcome alternative to usual holiday sweets with their light touch. Made from Belgium, these treats are vegan and contain 0 grams trans fat and 0 cholesterol per serving. So your recipients will be quite happy about these. Coming in a variety of counts and packages, these Biscoff Cafe Totes house eight packages of two. So you can get one for yourself and then try to give the other one away. You could leave them out for Santa but try not to eat them before he does. Ten percent of the purchases of this item go toward Teach for America. A set of three is priced at $16.95.

Available through Biscoff.com.

MAY THE FORCE BE WITH YOU

For the Star Wars gamer geek — er, loved ones — comes this quirky stylus set. Made for Nintendo DS products, Star Wars fans can have their very own Clone Wars with these character-designed stylus lightsabers.  The stylus can be used for DS Lite, XL and 3DS and is for ages six and up. Priced at $9.99.

Available at Best Buy, Walmart, Target and other major video game retailers.

 

GAY FILM FEST

Breaking Glass Pictures has made gift giving for your LGBT movie fan rather enticing. The company that distributed the locally-made Ticked Off Trannies with Knives is offering a 30 percent off purchases made during the holiday season. Stack up on indie gay movie faves like Violet Tendencies, The Big Gay Musical and the 30th anniversary edition of the gay classic Taxi Zum Klo. Head to the site withthe promotion code “holiday” and snag a bargain on the films. Hey, you might even get one for yourself.

Available at BreakingGlassPictures.com.

 

 

 

BRUSH AWAY

Expect an eye roll if you give kids a toothbrush, but once they start handling his Arm & Ammer Spinbrush Proclean, they might get more on board. The battery-operated brush is a simple, but effective way to keep those pearly whites, um, white, with the appeal of being a whirring gadget. Don’t talk about how better it is than a manual toothbrush and dental health. Yawn for days. Hype up the dual action technology, the durable body style and what a grown-up “toy” it is. Because, of course, adults can use it to. Retails between $8–9.

Available at retailers nationwide.

 

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Taylor Swift + Jake Gyllenhall’s Relationship Was Just A ‘Brokeheart Mountain’

It won't be on Taylor Swift's next studio album, nor the soundtrack to Jake Gyllenhaal's next movie, but "Brokeheart Mountain" is basically the pair's fauxmance set to song. For Jake, a chance to eschew those nasty gay rumors. For Taylor, another best-selling break-up song. Do it gurls!


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Gregory Beauchamp Died Over A Mountain Dew Can. His Killer Will Serve 25 Years

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Back in 2002 Gregory Beauchamp (pictured) was shot and killed by a man driving by in a car with some pals. That man, Jerry "J-Rock" Jones, who last we heard was already behind bars for another conviction, will now serve a 25-year sentence for being a complete human stain.

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Martina Hospitalized, Cancels Mountain Climb

Martina Navratilova KILIMANJARO X390 (GETTY) | ADVOCATE.COMTennis great Martina Navratilova was forced to prematurely end her
climb of Mount Kilimanjaro and is now recovering in a Nairobi, Kenya,
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Bollywood’s ‘Brokeback Mountain’ Is Released

This weekend brings the release of the movie Dunno Y…Na Jaane Kyun, the first Bollywood film to feature an onscreen gay kiss, in India. In the months leading up to its release, the movie has been touted as that country's Brokeback Mountain. Censors in India, where homosexuality was legalised only last year, have apparently cut many of the gay scenes.

Dunnoy Dunno Y's star Kapil Sharma recently revealed how he feels about the controversial film's release and also talks about protests he's face already:

"The feeling before the release is mixed. I am excited, nervous, anxious and happy. The film has faced many controversies, from the censors taking three months, to getting distributors for an unconventional subject."

The star spoke also about the pre-release controversy surrounding the film: "Recently I received threatening mails, in which it was written that this film would corrupt society and that homosexuality is part of western culture. They said that we would be damaging society if it releases, and the consequences would be bad for us.

"Political party workers also came down to my building to protest, until the police took good care of the situation. I am scared that they may create further scene on release of the film, but let us hope for the best."

Earlier this year, co-star Yuvraj Parashar's father publicly disowned his son for playing gay on screen. Their relationship has improved and Parashar has since sent another actor in the movie to speak with his father and "play peacemaker."

Watch a BBC report about the release of the film, AFTER THE JUMP.


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