Gifts In the National Geographic Holiday 2012 Catalog

Introduction:Your Christmas gift list is not complete without adding an item or two from the National Geographic Holiday 2012 Catalog. National Geographic Magazine brings the world to your home with its amazing photography and its award-winning writing. National Geographic has searched the globe so that you can buy a gift from a foreign land and share this unique gift with someone special. Presents for men, women and children are available. Let's take a peek.

  • 01

    Italian Cameo Pin/Pendant

    "This graceful cameo is handcarved in the southern Italian town of Torre del Greco, at the foot of Mount Vesuvius, using the pink and ivory of the conch shell." The chain is of sterling silver. Some glitter for the glamorous woman in your life.

  • 02

    Terra-Cotta Chinese Warriors

    "In 1974, the vast burial chamber of third-century Chinese First Emperor Qin Shihuangdi was discovered by farmers in the north-central Shaanxi Province. It contained more than 7,000 life-size terra-cotta warriors." National Geographic has put together a set that showcases a set of four handcrafted miniature models of Chinese warriors in the classic poses of general, soldier and archer. Each is five to six inches in height.

  • 03

    Kenyan Olive-Wood Napkin Rings

    "Men and women of Kenya's Kamba tribe carve these safari animal napkin rings using hard olive wood. These workers are known as jua kali, a phrase that means hot sun but has come to mean those who earn a living in woodworking or metal carving. Each set contains a zebra, giraffe, elephant and leopard." These critters will add a touch of Africa to your holiday table.

  • 04

    Scottish Tartan Wool Sweater

    Give your man a touch of Sean Connery this Christmas. "A red, green and yellow intarsia plaid decorates the chest of this Scottish wool-blend sweater." The sweater us made in Lothian, Scotland. It is 90% wool and 10% silk. A lovely addition to any man's wardrobe.

  • 05

    Egyptian Mother-Of-Pearl Inlaid Boxes

    "These beech-wood boxes are inlaid with hundreds of hand-cut pieces of iridescent mother-of-pearl and re-create an arabesque design from the seventh century." Each set of two boxes is lined with velvet.




Final Thoughts

The catalog also includes gift ideas such as National Geographic wall maps, the National Geographic Atlas of the World and -- listen to this -- an exclusive DNA kit to trace your genetic lineage via the The Genographic Project. For children, check out the catalog's section "The Science of Fun." To get your own catalog contact www.shopng.org or call toll-free 1-888-225-5647. Stop reading and go buy a gift!


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