Thing the First: J$ has some hilarious suggestions for Christmas gifts for the toddlers in your life, and I have to back him up here. These things may sound like lame presents for anyone over 3, but seriously, babies - excuse me, "big kids" - love things like kleenex and toilet paper rolls and tupperware. I would add a 2 liter bottle half-filled with water to the list - it rolls in unexpected ways and Baby M just LOVES hers.
Thing the Second: Check out this amazing final project by a college student. Her series of advertisements claim Photoshop can give 50% longer limbs, all-in-one beauty, and successful marriages and they really drive home how warped our perception of normal is.
Thing the Third: 5 awesome gifts for the booklover in your life.