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NEWSLETTER HOLIDAY EDITION 2008

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HARD TO FIND ITEMS WITH A SOUTHWEST FLAVOR

DESERTUSA’S STORE features quality items at GREAT prices! Shop NOW for your holiday gifts and get the LOWEST SHIPPING PRICES!

FEATURING: 2009 CALENDARS!

DESERT SOUTHWEST & WILDFLOWERS CALENDARS
At only $10.99 apiece these calendars make great gifts that eveyone appreciates!
From sandstone arches at Natural Bridges National Park, to shots of
saguaros in the sunset, to the tufas of Mono Lake – let your 2009 be
filled with the awesome beauty of the Desert Southwest. Take a look at our 2009 Desert Southwest Calendar.
Or if flowers are more to your taste, our 2009 Wildflower Calendar will
fill your year with blooms ranging from Columbine to Cactus. Take a
look at these lovely detailed images by clicking here.

HEALTH DEPARTMENT

GET READY FOR THOSE HOLIDAY PARTIES: TRY OUR HANGOVER TERMINATOR: Prickly pear extract can prevent the worst of hangovers,
according to a research study reported in the June 2004 issue of
"Archives of Internal Medicine". Dr Jeffrey Weise and colleagues at
Tulane University in New Orleans conductive the research. They found
that prickly pear extract significantly reduces the symptoms of
alcohol-induced hangovers. It also balances: weight, sugar,
cholesterol, triglycerides and blood pressure.

Ingredients: Prickly Pear extract (99%), malic acid from apples, love.Click here to find out more!

We also carry Sweet Peruvian Mesquite Meal,
which can be used either as a flour or a spice. It helps to lower the
glycemic load of high carb foods. It has a a sweet, chocolate/coffee
flavor with a hint of cinnamon, perfect for your holiday cooking!

GARDEN DEPARTMENT

WE HAVE ALL KINDS OF UNUSUAL ITEMS FOR THE GARDENERS ON YOUR LIST, AT PRICES YOU WILL LOVE. Check out our GARDEN DEPARTMENT.

Live Cactus Egg (miniature Greenhouse for Cactus sprout)
Set includes: 1 Live Cactus, Egg Incubator dome, and Instructions on
planting and care, provides education and fun as you raise your own
cactus! Click here to see it!

Two new types of live Cactus Kits: Choose
2 or 4 cactus containers and enjoy Real Desert Beauty with your own
Cactus Garden. The finest hand selected nursery cacti have been chosen
for these kits. The kits include: 2 or 4 Cactus depending on kit,
Potting Soil, and Painted Clay Pot with drainage hole. You will only
water 1 tablespoon per month per plant. Click here for more information.

PRICKLY PEAR & DESERT FOODS DEPARTMENT

PLAN A DESERT-THEMED PRICKLY PEAR HOLIDAY PARTY, OR GIVE PRICKLY PEAR CANDIES AS A TREAT!
Try a Prickly Pear Margarita made with Prickly Pear Cactus syrup.
The syrup also makes exceptionally flavorful Wine Coolers, Spritzers,
and Prickly Pear Lemonade. The Syrup comes in 7 oz.,12 oz., 23 oz. and
1 gallon containers. Click Here for more information.

Enjoy Prickly Pear Cactus, Mesquite Bean and Margarita jelly candies
– Half pound box featuring three mouth-watering candy selections.
Tantalize your tastebuds with flavors of the southwest from the fruits
of the desert.

CHILDREN’S GIFT DEPARTMENT PLUS STUFFED ANIMALS FOR ALL AGES

BOOKS, PUZZLES, BREAK AT HOME GEODES AND STUFFED ANIMALS!

Stuffed animal and book gift sets: Stellaluna and little fruit bat toy, Tortoise and the Jack Rabbit and Tortoise toy plus Jack Rabbit toy, and more!

Educational toys like Break-at-Home Geodes and 3D puzzle – 3 models – Tarantula – Scorpion – Gila Monster!

Stuffed animals of all kinds
coyotes, snakes, big horned sheep, horses, bats, prairie dogs, foxes,
and more! Don’t miss our adorable pair of wild horses. Honeycomb and
Nutmeg are 7" tall microfiber plush horses. Honeycomb is a Palamino and
Nutmeg is a Chestnut horse. Click here for the horses.

And special lucky Kokopelli, the Southwest Indians’ Humpbacked Flute Player, in his multi-colored stuffed form!

AGATE & QUARTZ DEPARTMENT PLUS DECORATIVE GIFTS FOR THE HOME

Agate Bookends, Rose Quartz Lamps, Amethyst Candle Holders, Agate Nightlights Southwest decor and more!

Our favorite for your gift list: 24K Brazilian Gold Flakes in a 1.75" tall Safety Glass bottle, only $4.95

DESERT BOOK DEPARTMENT

EVERY KIND of DESERT BOOK IMAGINABLE – from GEM TRAILS GUIDES to PARK PACKAGES, HISTORICAL and ANIMALS!
and WILDLIFE!

Check out our DESERT SURVIVAL BOOK and OUTDOOR GIZMOS 2-PACK set. We have a special section just for Rockhounds! Or you may want to read about Geronimo, in his own words. Find out all about the legend of Kokopelli. Or peruse this book with over 250 pictures of Rattlesnakes. Our book selection if phenomenal!

PET DEPARTMENT

Joint Supplement – Do you have a dog or cat with arthritis or joint problems, or just a little slow from old age? Check out Nimble, a glucosamine product for dogs, that could help return them to pain-free movement. Click here for more information or to buy.

BATH & BODY DEPARTMENT

WE OFFER DESERT QUEEN FRAGRANCES – give her the rare and delicious scent of Desert Queen fragrance, capturing the scent of the Night-Blooming Cereus – 1.7oz Eau de Parfum Spray for only $38.95,Bath and shower gel at only $16.95 or Gift Trio at $64.95.

Also a great gift idea ISIS and AQUIS Hair Towels and Turbans reduce split ends and help dry hair faster at home or at the gym. Warning may result in smiles in the morning!

DVD DEPARTMENT

State and National Park DVDs
DesertUSA has an extensive selection of park DVDs including: Arches,
Big Bend, Monument Valley, Death Valley, The Grand Canyon, Carlsbad
Caverns, Zion, Yellowstone, Red Rock Canyon and many more. Click here to browse our park DVDs.

Joshua Tree NP DVD This is THE tool you need to plan a trip to Joshua Tree National Park.

DVDs ABOUT INDIAN CULTURE, BATS, & MONTEZUMA’s TREASURE!

GIFT & UNIQUE ITEMS DEPARTMENT

Stumped? Need a gift idea? Visit our Gift Department

MAP & GPS DEPARTMENT

MAPS MAPS MAPS! National Geographic Trails Illustrated ® Maps from Arches to Zion, Recreational Maps, and Atlas & Gazetteers with GPS Grids. Also the Topo CDs Western Region USA 6.0
– completely updated USGS topographic maps, on 5 CD Includes the latest
DeLorme street and highway network 3-D flyovers, GPS compatible,
elevation profiles.

SOUTHWESTERN MUSIC DEPARTMENT

Sounds of the Desert: Ah-Nee-Ma, John Huling, Robert Mirabal.

Let
the sounds of nature and American Indian instruments transport you to
peaceful canyons and wide open skies. Enchanting music of Native
American flutes, drums, and chants with keyboard textures and guitars
to form a rich landscape of musical sound paintings, inspired by the
ancient cultures of the American Southwest. Listen online to clips.

NATIVE AMERICAN

Books with a Native American themeIndian Uses of Desert Plants, Geronimo: His Own Story, Field Guide to Rock Art Symbols


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Get ready for your visit to the desert with books, gifts and products available from the DesertUSA’s Online Store.

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The perfect travel towel.


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