Cool. Collectible. Or just flat-out fabulous. Delight even the hardest-to-buy-for with a treasure from our Ultimate Gift Guide.
Ms. Pac Man. One of the most popular video games of all time – and an icon to 1980s pop culture – refurbished to play like new. They’ll gobble this one up.
Refurbished Ms. Pacman Arcade Game #105418
You may risk losing your partner to the Rebel Alliance, but this meticulously refurbished 1992 Star Wars Pinball Machine will make him think you’re a Jedi Master.
Refurbished Star Wars Pinball #108376
The seat-pinning force of takeoff, the vibration of the engines, and the exhilaration of nose-diving at incredible speeds – all while flying the world’s most iconic airplanes in the comfort and safety of home. Physically and mentally demanding, this cutting-edge simulator replicates the flight experience of hundreds of aircraft, as well as real-world scenery, weather and air traffic control. Best of all? He’ll feel cooler than Top Gun. Danger zone: Order soon, as this ultimate flying machine takes six weeks for delivery.
VRX Flight Simulator #112622
Why settle for an ordinary game room, when you can create a real retro revolution?
First, you don’t have to be a car buff to appreciate the 1965 Mustang pool table. Sure, the fact that it’s directly molded from the body of an original 1965 Ford Mustang and finished in a state-of-the-art body shop (in Rangoon Red, no less) gives it street cred that he will admire. But you’ll love it because it’s also a dynamic work of pop art. Tip: order soon, as you can bank on 4 to 6 weeks for delivery.
1965 Mustang Car Pool Table #105524
Though the form is reminiscent of the 1950s, you won’t ever have to put another dime in the jukebox. In fact, this retro music player is more than up to date with Bluetooth wireless stereo streaming, 300 CD Mega Changer and auxiliary inputs for any other music source. Plus, you can create your own little light show, in seven jazzy colors.
Classic Color Changing Jukebox #108803
Curved screen technology – just like that used in movie theatres – finally makes it’s way home.
With Samsung’s cutting-edge Curved TV, you’ll experience panoramic viewing with cinematic depth and richer contrast. In fact, with four times the resolution of standard HD, sporting events and nature programs alike have never looked so compelling. Couch potato alert: the built-in camera and microphone let you control the television using hand motions or your voice.
78″ Samsung LED Curved TV #111092
Across the country or around the globe, you can recount a lifetime of travels on our Magnetic Travel Map. This perennial favorite is printed on parchment style paper and framed in mahogany and burled wood, so it looks good enough to hang prominently in your home or office. Hint: order the additional magnets – you’ll be glad you did.
World Magnetic Map #69910
Additional Magnets, Set of 50 #46274
She won’t be any happier than when she’s nestled on the sofa in her Cashmere Loungewear. As comfortable as yoga pants or jammies after a long day, but far more indulgent and sartorially savvy, this set is made of premium two-ply cashmere yarns. Add the robe for an extra cozy layer of warmth.
Cashmere Lounge Set #62540 Cashmere Robe #62541
A luxurious sleep, night after night, season after season. What better gift is there than that? Silk sheets are just the ticket. In the winter, their body-hugging drape holds in heat for toasty warmth. In summer, they wick away moisture for cool comfort. But the real benefits that she’ll love are that silk sheets help keep hair smooth and skin soft, plus they minimize facial sleep lines. Intrigued? Read more on the benefits of silk sheets.
Kensington Sheet Set #140797
Mark Roberts has been designing Christmas collectibles for 30 years, creating charming accents, ornaments and stocking holders that are prized worldwide.
The company’s signature fairies each have a unique story, expressing the wonders and joys of the holidays with playful and mischievous flair. Mark and his team achieve this by creatively marrying classic elements with unexpected touches.
Over the next few weeks, Mark will share with us how some of the exclusive 2014 collection for Frontgate came to life.
Each year, my unique collection of Mark Roberts Fairies, Elves and Santas comes to life, detail by detail. From facial expressions to exquisite fabrics, my designers and I carefully plan each design. We know exactly what materials we need to procure to make each one spectacular.
So it was with our 2014 collection. Off to market we went – my esteemed designer Jong, our magnificent assistant Gina and me – armed with a budget and ready to find specific trimmings for our dolls, notably our “Diamonds are a Girl’s Best Friend Santa.”
We were meandering in the subterranean depths of the market center when what to our wondering eyes should appear but an area brimming and glittering with every type of jewel imaginable.
Like a pirate discovering treasure, I grabbed every gorgeous bauble I could hold. Arms overflowing, I turned to ask my more reserved (yet still dazzled) colleagues which they thought we could use. Jong’s simple reply said it all. “Well … all of them, of course!”
So I promptly – and enthusiastically – burst my budget and bought as much as we could carry.
With our bounty in hand, we headed to a casual Chinese dinner, where the ever-sensible Gina reminded me that we now needed to use all these jewels. So … with more than 25 pounds of jewels mounded on the table before us, we started playing.
Rough ideas became enchanting visions. I literally was laying out design ideas and jewelry combinations on the table while Jong was making rough drawings on the back of the paper placemat!
And thus were born our exquisitely decorated, handblown designer ornaments. As things often happen, these jeweled ornaments were never even on the drawing board … but from our serendipitous find and dinner table brimming with jewels came these gorgeous Christmas ornaments!
Next post, I will share with you how we got back on track and designed the most exquisite “Diamond’s are a Girl’s Best Friend Santa.”
Shop Frontgate’s full selection of Mark Roberts Christmas Collectibles.
Red & green. Steeped in nostalgia, they’re the colors of Christmas. Yet just because they’re traditional doesn’t mean they have to be tired.
Enter our vibrant Glad Tidings Collection. Exuberant reds and lime greens look fresh, warm and full of vitality. Especially when they’re played out in a medley of spectacular sequins, playful plaids and dazzling gemstones on handmade glass.
A bright color palette with this much presence lets you update your tree without starting over. A little can go a long way. And the 60-piece Glad Tidings Ornament Kit makes this possible at less than $5 per ornament – an amazing value, we think, for designer-inspired, European-quality glass ornaments. […]
Arguably the biggest food fest of the year, Thanksgiving is a major undertaking for a hostess. From dressing the table to stuffing the turkey, there are a lot of moving parts. The good news is that some of the work – including setting the table – can be done well in advance.
Serving up an impressive holiday table doesn’t have to be a time-consuming endeavor … unless you want it to be. Subdued or sparkling, humble or haute, it’s largely about piecing together the right components.
First, assess that you have enough items to accommodate all your guests: seating, dinnerware, silverware, glasses, napkins. Take inventory, then either borrow from family or splurge on the new dinnerware you’ve been admiring. […]