Santa's Helper

The holidays are upon us and you’re still wondering what to get the person who seems to have everything. Don’t stress. Here are some of the season’s best gift ideas—from the fun and outrageous to the simple and sweet.

1. Classic Beauty
She’s sure to turn heads wearing these multi-pink South Sea natural baroque pearls by jewelry designer Paula Crevoshay. $11,800. Be On Park, Winter Park.

2. A Better Brew 
The Japanese believe a cast-iron teapot symbolizes everlasting strength. It also evenly distributes the heat for more flavor and health benefits. This heirloom-quality pot comes with a matching trivet. $45. Infusion Tea, College Park.

3. Good Scent
Zents Concreta solid perfume is small enough to put in her purse and can also be used as a skin moisturizer and a deep-conditioning hair pomade. Available in 10 natural scents. $34.

4. Pampered Pet
Her little princess can ride in style—Gucci style, that is—in this beige and ebony GG bag, outfitted with mesh side panels and a removable and washable cushion. $1,430.

5. Good Enough to Eat
These heels won’t last, and that’s a good thing. Delectable in dark, milk and white chocolate, each shoe is approximately eight ounces or a women’s size 6. $35. Peterbrooke Chocolatier, Winter Park.

6. Natural Awakening
Never again will she be jolted out of bed in the morning. The Zen Alarm Clock has a resonating Tibetan bell-like chime that wakens her gently and naturally. $119.95.

1. Cool Cruiser
The Tommy Bahama Pedego Classic lets him pedal the straightaways with its manual six speed or climb the hills with the flick of a switch that turns on the 36-volt lithium battery. $2,575.

2. Hot Wheels
He can leave the Mercedes at home and hit the road in his own street-legal Garia LSV golf car. Although the LSV can be customized, it comes with a refrigerator as a standard accessory. What more could he want? Starting at $17,499.

3. Little Box, Big Sound
The all-in-one Acoustic Wave music system II delivers Bose high quality and live performance sound that fills the room. Simple to use and portable, with a remote control. $1,099.95-$1,199.90.

4. Hoop Dreams
Maybe these Dwight Howard signature shoes by adidas won’t help him jump higher but at least he’ll look like he could dunk a basketball. The Beast basketball shoe is made of a mix of textiles and synthetics that helps reduce weight and increase stability during cutting movements.  Like the Orlando Magic superstar center himself, the Beast shoes stand out. The shoes come in black, black with white outlines and in royal blue with white stripes (above). $100; area Foot Locker locations.

5. Get Him Fitted
Not for a tux, but for golf clubs. A player is guided through a sophisticated process analyzing how specific components—head, shaft, ball and grip­—affect his unique swing. Hot Stix warehouses equipment from all major manufacturers and brands, so it can match a player with the proper equipment on the spot. $750 for the works (clubs are extra). Hot Stix Golf, Orange County National Golf Center, Winter Garden. 877-513-1333;

6. Small-scale Safari
Created by artisans in Kenya, the Jacaranda Safari Chess Set features hand-carved and painted zebras, tigers and giraffes. It’s made of jacaranda wood inlaid with mahogany. $295. Ten Thousand Villages, Winter Park.

1. High Wire
Fly through the pines above Florida’s forested wetlands on a family zipline adventure. During the two-and-a-half-hour guided experience, you’ll reach heights of 55 feet and speeds of 25 mph on a system of high-tension cables. Participants must be at least 10 years old. $85 per person.

2. Starry, Starry Night
Cloud B’s Twilight Turtle is a plush toy by day and a nightlight after dark. The turtle’s shell lights up and projects a constellation of stars onto your child’s bedroom ceiling and walls, creating a calming effect.  $30.

3. Candid Camera
Pocket-sized and easy-to-use, the Flip video camcorder is child’s play, with one-touch recording and digital zoom. Let the youngster express herself with her own customized design. Starting at $149.99.

4. Got Milk?
Dylan’s Candy Bar has created the ultimate treat for kids: a life-size, edible gingerbread playhouse covered in 517 pounds of icing and decorated with lollipops, mints, gumdrops and giant cookies. $15,000.

5. Oink! Oink!
Comical and cute, the iPig is a multi-functional docking station for your child’s iPod, compatible with PCs, laptops, mobile gaming devices and gaming consoles, as well as audio players. $119.99.

6. Dynamic Duo
He can stay in touch with his buddies, even from a mile and a half away, with these time-keeping FRS Walkie Talkies from Discovery Kids. $30 for the pair.

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