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Useful gifts for the infomercial junkie

Sherri Kuhn is a freelance writer, blogger and social media junkie. With a son in college and a daughter in high school, she always has something to write about. Sherri blogs from the heart — with an occasional side of sarcasm and humor...

Even better than what they see on TV

The latest and greatest gadgets are always on television — featured in those lengthy segments with a toll-free telephone number at the end. But wait! Do you have someone on your gift list who is addicted to infomercials? We found some great gifts you can give them this holiday season without even picking up the telephone.

green kettle bell

For whom the bell tolls

Looking for a trendy exercise item to give as a gift? Kettle bells (Amazon, $20-$193) are the latest home fitness item that takes working out to a whole new level. You can use kettle bells in short workouts that give you everything you need for cardio, core and resistance training. They come in various weights to make any workout more challenging. Check out your nearby T.J.Maxx for kettle bells and other workout essentials.

colorful knife set

A cut above

Having sharp, quality knives available in your kitchen makes cooking more enjoyable. Wouldn't someone on your list love a brand new set of quality paring knives? These colorful Zyliss paring knives (Macy's, $15) have a soft-touch handle and come in a set of three different sizes. These blades continue to stay sharp so you can keep on slicing and dicing.

dog sweater

Pet project

Does your gift recipient have a dog? Now that the cold winter weather is here, man's best friend can use something to keep extra warm. The Anima zippered dog sweater (Petco, $34) comes in various sizes to fit almost any dog, and you can choose a favorite color or pattern that will make his owner smile. Marshalls has a great selection of gift items for your favorite pet owner.

foot massager

Feet first

After a long day, nothing is more relaxing than a nice foot massage. This Dr. Scholl's foot massager (Amazon, $46) features an option for warm or cool massage, with a comfortable gel foot pad. Giving someone special the gift of luxury they can enjoy every day is a great way to say you care. Find great gifts for personal pampering at a T.J.Maxx near you.

ninja food chopper

Chop chop!

Want to make food prep less boring? Give someone this Ninja Express food chopper (Walmart, $20), and watch the fun begin. Food choppers are great for chopping anything from nuts to onions. Chopping ingredients in less time means meals are on the table faster — making it a win-win for anyone on your gift list who cooks.

cuisinart pan set

Cook something up

There's nothing like a new set of quality cookware to rev things up in the kitchen. They always advertise such beautiful sets on television, so why not treat special someone to a new set of their own? Choose durable and classic stainless steel pieces in various sizes, like this 10-piece Cuisinart set (Amazon, $133). Find an amazing selection of cookware at your nearest HomeGoods store.

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