Holiday Helpers

Looking for the perfect present? Here are some inspiring ideas for everyone on your list.



For Her

 

ECO-CHIC ACCESSORIES
Enhance her eco-wardrobe with a fashion-forward, sustainably manufactured Silk Strand Tie Necklace (left) with ribbon closure, $28, shopgaiam.com
 


 

JUST IN CASE
Dress your fashionista’s iPad or e-reader with a stylish Houndstooth Case with interior pockets, $69, Lill Studio, 1154lill.com
 


 

SATISFYING SWEET TOOTHS
Indulge her chocolate cravings with a Peterbrooke Jami Shoo Chocolate Stiletto, $43, and a Chocolate of the Month Club Membership, $95 or $125, Peterbrooke Chocolatier of Winter Park, peterbrookewp.com
 


 

KITSCHY ORGANIZERS
Give her big purse the night off with a pocket-sized Callet phone case and wallet organizer, $19.99, thecallet.com
 


 

BEACHY KEEN DÉCOR
Cute, crabby and in-color, the wall-mountable, 19-inch Hannspree Crab LCD TV is a snappy home accent for beach lovers and coastal-themed décors, $349.99, amazon.com
 


 

CROWNING JEWELS
She’s sure to turn heads in dazzling Ruby & Gold Jewelry (sold separately) that’s casually chic, $88-$188, Tommy Bahama, Pointe Orlando, tommybahama.com
 


 

STROKE OF GENIUS
Give swimmers and aquatic fitness enthusiasts the FINIS Swimsense, which monitors performance, configures to unique pool settings and tracks swim stroke type, $199.99, finisinc.com and amazon.com
 


 

ABOUT FACE
Women who appreciate a good fight with Father Time will want to go a round with Wrinkle MD, the latest under-eye treatment technology that can fill in fine lines and crow’s feet in 40 minutes, $129, universitymedical.com
 


 

MAKING MEMORIES
With the Kodak EasyShare Touch, she can take sharp pictures, create artistic effects, then upload to all her social sites in a snap, $159.95, kodak.com
 


 

CLASSIC BEAUTY
Indulge her love affair with beauty products with the Be All Eye Want palette, $32, and Kisses On My List lip-gloss set, $30, Sephora, Florida Mall, sephora.com
 


 

SYMBOL OF LOVE
Show her she’s one of a kind with Custom-Made Jewelry by Winter Park designer Michal Yakar. The jewelry is fashioned with symbolic gemstones to reflect her personality, prices start at $170, michalyakar.com
 


 

ALL THE SINGLE LADIES
Enhance happy hour for the friend who isn’t ready to settle down with a hand-painted Lolita “Single and Lovin’ It” Martini Glass, $23.95, Macy’s, Hallmark stores and online, lolitaglasses.com
 


 

For Him
 

 

REAL-LIFE GAMING
With built-in speakers and rumbling vibrations, the PowerSkin: Gaming Skin is a protective cover and permanent power supply for iPhones and iPod Touch that makes gaming ten times more fun, $69.99, power-skin.com
 


 

HOME BREWS
The party keeps going when the drinks keep flowing with his own Krups Beer Tender, $99.99, available at several retailers including Bed Bath & Beyond, Macy’s, Williams-Sonoma and krupsonlinestore.com
 


 

GREAT VIEW
Whether at home or on the go, he can watch movies on the sunglasses-style Wrap 1200 Video Eyewear. It features a 16:9 widescreen with a 75-inch display (as seen from 10 feet) for viewing 2D or 3D videos, games, simulators and other applications, $499.99, vuzix.com
 


 

GRILLING TREATS
Enhance his grill-master talents with a collection of Sauces and Spice Rubs from 4 Rivers, $3.99-$5.99, 4 Rivers Smokehouse in Orlando, 4rsmokehouse.com
 


 

GAME ON!
Stuff your gamer’s stocking with Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary Edition, which includes classic multiplayer maps and loads of additional content, $39.99, xbox.com/halo
 


 

DESK-TOP TOYS
Lunch breaks are more fun with a DeskPet Tank Bot that’s remote controlled by his iPhone, iPad or Android, $24.99, Toys R Us and Radio Shack locations, mydeskpets.com
 


 

RETRO TUNES
The Internet-era Victoria Nostalgic Radio with vintage good looks makes tuning into old-school favorites cool again, $229.99, gracedigitalaudio.com
 


 

SOUND EFFECTS
He can blow the roof off with the SONOS Play:3 wireless sound system. It comes with preloaded Internet radio stations and a free remote-control app for synching a smartphone’s music library to the speaker, $299, Best Buy, bestbuy.com
 


 

SWEET ON SPORTS
Satisfy his cravings for sports with a handcrafted Chocolate Basketball or Football mold, $35 each, Peterbrooke Chocolatier, Winter Park, peterbrookewp.com
 


 

GLOBAL BREWS
Men love beer, but a gift card and six pack of Hand-Picked Imports from all over the world shows you are the one with good taste. Prices available online, World of Beer UCF and Dr. Phillips, wobusa.com
 


 

VIDEO POCKET PAL
Kodak’s pocket-size Playful Waterproof HD Video Camera is not afraid to get wet and uploads or emails waterlogged videos with its easy-share button, $129, available at several local retailers and kodak.com
 


 

5 Great Gifts for Kids
 

 

SMOKEY THE FIRE TRUCK
The interactive fire truck tells jokes, eats, exercises, sprays water with moveable hoses and responds to your child’s movements, $59.99,
mattelshop.com
 


 

LOOPZ M3
The portable music-memory game that gets kids moving, challenges reflexes and lets them create music, $17.99, mattelshop.com
 


 

UNO ROBOTO
An interactive robot with an entertaining accent chooses the twists and turns of the popular card game. $29.99, mattelshop.com
 


 

XBOX 360 KINECT
With hand and voice control, the new level in gaming is in high demand, so shop early, $149.99, xbox.com/kinect
 


 

FIJIT FRIENDS
Sure to be every girl’s “bestie” new friend, the interactive robots love to dance, tell jokes and respond to verbal commands, $49.99, fijitfriends.com
 

—Jordan Swanson

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