HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE

Green to GO!
Shopping for eco
movers and
shakers
Gifts for Kids
Bright ideas for
all ages
Vamp It Up
Is there a
‘Twi’-hard
in your life?
Just a Little
Something For
Him, For Her
10 Top…
– DVDs with Oscar cred
– Award-winning childrens’ books
– Board games you know, sorta
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Lists:
10 Top DVDs:
2010’s Oscar-win-
ning movies and
finalists
10 Top Books:
Distinguished
and new for
children
10 Top Board
Games: Let the
matchups begin!
When it comes to the perfect gifts, Santa
always gets it right. The rest of us – Are they
sleeping? Are they awake? Have they been
good? Bad? – struggle. Help is in your
hands. In this year’s gift guide you’ll find
plenty of inspired ideas, with many more in
stores right around the corner. So for good-
ness’ sake, get reading and get going. Time is
short. And smarty-pants is coming to town.
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Gift Guide 2010
Secrets of
the Wrap
Stars
Sticks and stones?
Three of today’s
most talented
wrappers talk about
their signature styles
and share fresh
ideas to help even
the not-so-crafty
gifter look brilliant.
Good and Green… to Go!
The movers and shakers in your life will appreciate a gift that’s
easy on the environment and looks great on the go.
Kids’ Gifts: Old-Fashioned Fun
Gifts for children take a decidedly old-school turn.
Vamp It Up
The vampire craze is not dead. Gift ideas for those in thrall.
Get Personal
A gift for someone special calls for, well something special.
Seasonal Indulgences
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“Going Bovine” by Libba Bray
(Delacorte Books for Young Readers,
$17.99) Printz Award for Young Adult
Literature
2
“When you Reach Me” by
Rebecca Stead (Wendy Lamb
Books, $15.99) Newbery Medal
3
“Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward
Justice” by Phillip Hoose (Farrar,
Straus and Giroux, $19.95) Newbery
Honor
4
“The Lion & the Mouse” by Jerry
Pickney (Little, Brown and Company
for Young Readers, $16.99) Calde-
cott Medal
5
“Bad News for Outlaws: The
Remarkable Life of Bass
Reeves, Deputy U.S. Marshal,”
by Vaunda Micheaux Nelson (Carol-
rhoda Books, $17.95) Coretta Scott
King Award
6
“The Evolution of Calpurnia
Tate” by Jacqueline Kelly (Henry
Holt, $16.99) Newbery Honor
7
“Mare’s War” by Tanita S. Davis
(Knopf Books for Young Readers,
$16.99) Coretta Scott King Award
Honor Book
8
“Where the Mountain Meets the
Moon” by Grace Lin (Little, Brown
and Company Books for Young
Readers, $16.99) Newbery Honor
9
“Red Sings from Treetops: A
Year in Colors” by Joyce Sidman
(Houghton Mifflin Books for Children,
$16) Caldecott Honor
10
“The Most True Adventures of
Homer P. Figg” by Rodman
Philbrick, (The Blue Sky Press,
$16.99) Newbery Honor
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Take 10: The Year’s Best Children’s Books
Book an Award-
Winning Adventure
Books open a world of discovery in ways even the coolest toys can’t achieve. This season,
tempt a kid to turn off the TV and find an adventure in words and pictures on a printed page.
These acclaimed titles were winners or finalists for some of the most esteemed awards in chil-
dren’s literature for 2010.
–Danielle Cadet
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Take 10: Best Pictures on DVD and Blu-ray
And the Oscar goes to…
A bumper crop of 10 films, rather than the traditional five, vied for best picture honors at this
year’s Academy Awards. There was a lot to take in, from the riveting war scenes in “The Hurt
Locker” to the tender animated antics in “Up,” where an 8-year-old Wilderness Explorer and a
bunch of helium balloons inadvertently hijack an elderly widower. No wonder judges had diffi-
culty narrowing the field. Every one’s a winner.
–Taniesha Robinson
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1 Avatar
(20th Century Fox) $39.99, two-disc
DVD/Blu-ray combo
2 The Blind Side
(Warner Bros.) $19.99 DVD/$24.99 Blu-ray
3 District 9
(Sony Pictures) $19.94 DVD/$24.95 Blu-ray
4 An Education
(Sony Pictures Classics) $28.96
DVD/$38.96 Blu-ray
5 The Hurt Locker
(Winner)
(Summit Entertainment) $26.99
DVD/$34.99 Blu-ray
6 ASerious Man
(Focus Features) $19.98 DVD/26.98 Blu-ray
7 Inglourious
Basterds
(The Weinstein Company) $16.99 DVD/$19.99
Blu-ray
8 Precious:
Based on the
Novel ‘Push’
by Sapphire
(Lionsgate) $19.98 DVD/$29.99 Blu-ray
9 Up
(Walt Disney) $45.99, four-disc DVD/Blu-ray
combo
10 Up in the Air
(Paramount) $22.99 DVD/39.99 Blu-ray
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By Taniesha RoBinson
#47&EATURES
Vampires proved they really are
undead this year. the romance
between a stubborn teenage girl and
a noble vampire in the bestselling
“twilight” novels inspired movies,
music, clothing and toys that contin-
ue to fly off shelves. “eclipse,” third in
the twilight Saga series, opened in
June with the widest release in cine-
matic history and grossed $68 million
opening day, second highest ever. top
opening-day gross, coincidentally,
went to the second flick in the vam-
pire franchise, “New Moon.”
the mythological beings have infil-
trated tV, too, landing lead roles on
HBo’s “true Blood,” the CW’s “Vam-
pire diaries” and aBC’s “the Gates.”
the vampire siege is poised to contin-
ue until at least 2012, when the last
twilight film hits the big screen.
for any youngster enthralled by
dark heroes, nothing but vampires
will do. Shoppers won’t have to look
far to find dozens of items the kids
can sink their teeth into. Just remem-
ber: shop early. and be home before
sunrise.
The Twilight Series
Modest Mode: The blue jacket that
the unassuming heroine Bella Swan
rocked in the movie “Twilight”
inspired modern schoolgirls every-
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Vamp
Up the
Holidays
The love affair with
all things vampire
is alive and well.
Twilight
dolls:
Bella
and
Edward
Twilight fashion: Bella’s famous denim jacket
Take 10: Best Pictures on DVD and Blu-ray
And the Oscar goes to…
A bumper crop of 10 films, rather than the traditional five, vied for best picture honors at this
year’s Academy Awards. There was a lot to take in, from the riveting war scenes in “The Hurt
Locker” to the tender animated antics in “Up,” where an 8-year-old Wilderness Explorer and a
bunch of helium balloons inadvertently hijack an elderly widower. No wonder judges had diffi-
culty narrowing the field. Every one’s a winner.
–Taniesha Robinson
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1 Avatar
(20th Century Fox) $39.99, two-disc
DVD/Blu-ray combo
2 The Blind Side
(Warner Bros.) $19.99 DVD/$24.99 Blu-ray
3 District 9
(Sony Pictures) $19.94 DVD/$24.95 Blu-ray
4 An Education
(Sony Pictures Classics) $28.96
DVD/$38.96 Blu-ray
5 The Hurt Locker
(Winner)
(Summit Entertainment) $26.99
DVD/$34.99 Blu-ray
6 ASerious Man
(Focus Features) $19.98 DVD/26.98 Blu-ray
7 Inglourious
Basterds
(The Weinstein Company) $16.99 DVD/$19.99
Blu-ray
8 Precious:
Based on the
Novel ‘Push’
by Sapphire
(Lionsgate) $19.98 DVD/$29.99 Blu-ray
9 Up
(Walt Disney) $45.99, four-disc DVD/Blu-ray
combo
10 Up in the Air
(Paramount) $22.99 DVD/39.99 Blu-ray
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where.The fall 2010 Jack collection
includes flannel shirts, jackets and
denim leggings ($30 to $84, BB Dakota;
specialty and department stores).
Picking teaMs: Fans can settle the
score on whether vampire Edward or
werewolf Jacob really deserves Bel-
la’s affection with Twilight Saga Dolls
from Mattel.($24.95, department
stores).
Vampires, werewolves and girls, oh
my! Fans can relive this year’s block-
buster movie at home with the
“Eclipse” DVD (release date Dec. 6,
2010, Summit Entertainment).
a little night reading: “Breaking
Dawn,” fourth novel in the blockbuster
“Twilight” series by Stephanie Meyer,
will drive two new movies set for
release in 2011 and 2012 ($15.63; or
get The Twilight Saga Complete Col-
lection, Little Brown & Co., $97).
True Blood
Millions were inveigled by the love
affairs of vampires with a southern
twang in the TV series. Relive the
drama on disc with “True Blood: The
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Complete Second Season” ($59.99
DVD/$79.98 Blu-ray).
exPlore More adventures with the
telepathic waitress and her vampire
friends in the True Blood Comic Book
Series from HBO and IDW Publishing
($3.99 for comic
books; also in e-
reader formats)
Notes in the night:
drift off to sleep with
vampire lullabies
from the second
and third seasons
with True Blood:
Music From the
HBO Original Series Volume II
($9.99, Elektra Records).
The Vampire diaries
the love triangle between doppel-
ganger vampire brothers and a high-
school girl in “The Vampire Diaries”
TV series garnered seven Teen
Choice Awards this year. The Com-
plete First Season, Warner Bros.
($47.95 DVD/$54.95 Blu-ray).
Poster power: a teen vampire fan’s
room is complete without wall trib-
utes: the Vampire Diaries One Sheet
Poster ($12.95, wbshop.com).
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By Taniesha RoBinson
#47&EATURES
Vampires proved they really are
undead this year. the romance
between a stubborn teenage girl and
a noble vampire in the bestselling
“twilight” novels inspired movies,
music, clothing and toys that contin-
ue to fly off shelves. “eclipse,” third in
the twilight Saga series, opened in
June with the widest release in cine-
matic history and grossed $68 million
opening day, second highest ever. top
opening-day gross, coincidentally,
went to the second flick in the vam-
pire franchise, “New Moon.”
the mythological beings have infil-
trated tV, too, landing lead roles on
HBo’s “true Blood,” the CW’s “Vam-
pire diaries” and aBC’s “the Gates.”
the vampire siege is poised to contin-
ue until at least 2012, when the last
twilight film hits the big screen.
for any youngster enthralled by
dark heroes, nothing but vampires
will do. Shoppers won’t have to look
far to find dozens of items the kids
can sink their teeth into. Just remem-
ber: shop early. and be home before
sunrise.
The Twilight Series
Modest Mode: The blue jacket that
the unassuming heroine Bella Swan
rocked in the movie “Twilight”
inspired modern schoolgirls every-
1/4 page ad 1/4 page ad
Vamp
Up the
Holidays
The love affair with
all things vampire
is alive and well.
Twilight
dolls:
Bella
and
Edward
Twilight fashion: Bella’s famous denim jacket
Sunday, november 21, 2010
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Holiday Gift Guide | 2010
1 Monopoly:
Revolution Edition
(Hasbro, $34.99) Celebrating 75 years of
miniature capitalism, Monopoly still rules.
This contemporary version features a round
game board, updated “here and now” pricing
and a unit that plays sound effects and acts
as an electronic banker.
2 Clue: Secrets &
Spies
(Parker Brothers, $24.99) The timeless game
of murder and mayhem now includes a new
optional text-messaging feature. Use an
ultraviolet secret decoder to assist agents
Plum, Scarlet, Mustard and others on their
international crime-solving adventure.
3 Scrabble Slam
(Hasbro, $29.99) Arranging wood letter
chips to make words is so ... last century. The
latest version of Scrabble puts a premium on
speedy, serious word building. Players must
think and act fast. Get locked in a high-speed
race to build a chain of words in 75 seconds.
4 Trivial Pursuit: Bet
You Know It
Edition
(Hasbro, $29.99)In this version, participants
field questions in a variety of styles with
1,800 fresh questions that include images
and multiple-choice options. Players don’t
have to know all the answers to win; they also
can bet chips on whether opponents know
the answer. A good guess can mean one step
closer to victory.
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Take 10: Game Upgrades
Board
Meeting
For old-fashioned family fun, nothing beats a board game. Not to be outdone by the new mov-
ers and shakers in home entertainment, motion-sensing video game systems like Nintendo
Wii and Kinect for Xbox 360, old school classics have upped their game. New editions use text
messaging, electronic components instead of cards, and rules that reward speed and effi-
ciency. Here’s a look at the new generation.
– Danielle Cadet
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5 The Game of Life:
50th Anniversary
Edition
(Hasbro, $17.99)Entertaining families for 50
years, Life continues to present the mile-
stones and mundane everyday tasks we
experience in a lifetime. This commemora-
tive edition includes golden accents and Life
coins that spark conversation. Spin the
golden wheel and experience the ups and
downs of Life.
6 Operation Silly
Skill Game
(Milton Bradley, $16.99)Although it still
requires a top doc to save the day, Operation
boasts a revamped board that makes crazy
new sounds like chimes, burps and barks.
Press Cavity Sam’s nose to find out if a pro-
cedure was a success, and then listen up as
the game dictates the next direction.
7 Sorry! Spin
(Hasbro, $24.99)Game night will never be
the same as participants seek sweet revenge
with a turn of the Sorry! Wheel on a new rotat-
ing board. Getting “home” is more unpredict-
able than ever, making it anybody’s game to
the bitter end.
8 Cranium
Scribblish
(Hasbro, $19.99)A hilarious new take on
the classic “telephone” game, this edition of
Cranium requires players to create scribbles
and sketches and pass them on. The whole
family is sure to enjoy the final product
when the last player reads the accumulated
story out loud.
9 U-Build Battleship
(Hasbro, $19.99)Customization is key in this
revolutionary new line of brick-based games.
Participants build fleets of battleships, air-
craft carriers, destroyers and submarines
and must work to keep their ship safe and
blow their opponent’s ships out of the water.
10 Candyland: The
World of Sweets
Game
(Hasbro, $9.99)The sweet classic looks
much the same as it did back in the day, and
continues to introduce little ones to board
games via the magical world of tasty treats.
Colored cards and fanciful illustrations direct
players to the Cupcake Commons and the
Chocolate Mountains as they journey to the
castle. A simple move of the pawn is enough
to make imaginations run wild.
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FLAT-PANEL TVS: Partic-
ularly for lower-priced TV
models, the time to act is
now through Black Friday,
the day after Thanksgiv-
ing, analysts say.
In years past, it would
have been Black Friday.
But retailers already are
slashing prices to move a
mounting glut of TVs. Wal-
Mart Stores Inc., the
nation’s largest retailer,
discounted a 26-inch Vizio
LED HDTV from $298 to
$198 last weekend, for
example. And a 55-inch
Vizio LCD HDTV TV that
had been selling for
$1,098 dropped to $898
as part of a two-day sale.
Don’t hold your breath for
discounts on the latest
and greatest, though. For
3-D and TVs that connect
to the Internet, shoppers
will have to wait until after
Christmas for discounts,
according to Craig John-
son, president of retail
consultancy Customer
Growth Partners.
COMPUTERS: Both low-
end and high-end laptop
computers are cheapest
around Black Friday. Look
for the deals on laptops
offered online by manu-
facturers such as Dell Inc.
and Hewlett-Packard Co.,
recommends Dan de
Grandpre, editor-in-chief
of dealnews.com.
Anyone looking for ultra-
cheap laptops should also
check Wal-Mart, office
superstores and Amazon.
com, he says.
CLASSIC TOYS: If you’re
in the market for ever-
green toys like board
games, however, defi-
nitely wait until after
Thanksgiving week for
better deals. But don’t
expect 70 percent off on
Dec. 26, either. That’s
because stores want to be
ready for post-Christmas
shoppers bearing gift
cards, says toy analyst
Chris Byrne.
Holiday Gift Guide | 2010
By Taniesha RoBinson
#47&EATURES
Vampires proved they really are
undead this year. the romance
between a stubborn teenage girl and
a noble vampire in the bestselling
“twilight” novels inspired movies,
music, clothing and toys that contin-
ue to fly off shelves. “eclipse,” third in
the twilight Saga series, opened in
June with the widest release in cine-
matic history and grossed $68 million
opening day, second highest ever. top
opening-day gross, coincidentally,
went to the second flick in the vam-
pire franchise, “New Moon.”
the mythological beings have infil-
trated tV, too, landing lead roles on
HBo’s “true Blood,” the CW’s “Vam-
pire diaries” and aBC’s “the Gates.”
the vampire siege is poised to contin-
ue until at least 2012, when the last
twilight film hits the big screen.
for any youngster enthralled by
dark heroes, nothing but vampires
will do. Shoppers won’t have to look
far to find dozens of items the kids
can sink their teeth into. Just remem-
ber: shop early. and be home before
sunrise.
The Twilight Series
Modest Mode: The blue jacket that
the unassuming heroine Bella Swan
rocked in the movie “Twilight”
inspired modern schoolgirls every-
1/4 page ad 1/4 page ad
Vamp
Up the
Holidays
The love affair with
all things vampire
is alive and well.
Twilight
dolls:
Bella
and
Edward
Twilight fashion: Bella’s famous denim jacket
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By Anne D’InnocenzIo
The Associated Press
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By Jesse nAnce
jnance@idahopress.com
Smart $pending:
Before you head into the final stretch
before the holiday rush,when stores lose
all subtlety in the ways they push gift-buy-
ing,you may wonder whether to pass up
November bargains in the hope that
some prices will keep falling.
Last year,most customers who waited
until the final days before Dec.25 found
empty shelves instead of bargains
because stores had sold most of their
stock,and so didn’t have to cut prices to
clear out holiday merchandise.
This year,most stores are heading into
the holidays with only a little more inven-
tory,so again few are desperate.But many
are discounting holiday goods earlier
than last year because shoppers remain
cautious.
Deals at stores like Nampa’s Best Buy
at the Treasure Valley Marketplace will be
featured throughout the holiday season
— not just a week or so before Christmas
— Geek Squad manager Steve Reed said.
While sales are already ongoing at the
store,Reed said the best time to shop for
many items will be Black Friday.
“If you shop early,more things are in
stock and you spend less time in lines,”
Reed said.“So it’s definitely better to get
shopping early compared to last minute.”
Generally,“retailers are going out with
their best prices of the season around the
Thanksgiving week,”says John Long,a
retail strategist at Kurt Salmon Associates.
When to grab best
holiday deals
Timing is EvEryThing
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Auto aficionados tend to be a breed
apart from mere motorists.No,motor
oil does not course through their veins,
but their interest in all things vehicular
runs much deeper than that of the aver-
age driver.
Tracking down gifts for a car-loving
friend or relative can be a lot of fun.
There are more nicely designed,imagi-
native products more widely available –
from auto shops and tech stores to the
finest jewelry counters in town.Here’s a
look at a few gifts guaranteed to make
their hearts race this holiday season.
The ultimate high-tech auto gizmo of
the season has to be an electric car,like
the stylishly aerodynamic Nissan Leaf.
Delivering true “plug and play”opera-
tion with zero emissions,the Leaf prom-
ises as much as a 100-mile range on a
charge.It includes Internet and smart
phone connectivity and a navigation
system that can show the location of
nearby charging stations ($32,780,
select markets in December).
A less costly gift for environmental-
ly conscious auto buffs is the nifty car
care kit from Green Earth Tech-
nologies.It consists of five eco-
friendly products made from
plant oils:organic glass cleaner,
brake dust shield,hydrophobic
car wash,tire shine and wheel
cleaner ($20,auto,hardware
and big box stores;getg.
com).Motorists who want
to maintain the showroom
Gifts for
Gear Heads
From a full-blown electric vehicle to a set of spark-plug cufflinks,
auto enthusiasts will get a charge out of these car-crazy gifts
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shine of their rides also will appreciate
Meguiar’s complete care gift kit ($20,
auto and hardware stores;meguiars.
com)
Why not give an exotic sports car for
a pittance? upgrade his or her comput-
er mouse with a racier model – a
Porsche 911,to be exact.The Motor-
mouse is a 2.4g wireless mouse that’s a
strikingly detailed replica of the iconic
coupe ($50,motormouse.us.com).
Another gift sure to appeal to
enthusiasts who can’t yet afford their
dream cars is the Soundracer,which
can make even an old beater at least
sound like a ferrari.The device plugs
into a 12-volt power point and repli-
cates the roar of a sports car engine
through the car’s audio system via a
built in fM transmitter.Soundracer
works in perfect sync with the vehi-
cle’s actual accelerations and decelera-
tions ($40,auto accessory retailers,
soundracer.se.)
Those who like to – literally – wear
their affection for autos on their
sleeves will enjoy a pair of car-themed
cufflinks:charming miniature shift
knobs,tires,spark plugs,dashboard
gauges,headlamps and road signs ($45
to $425,department stores and cuf-
flinks.com).
Leading the race to build a better
travel mug is the aptly named Brugo,
designed to eliminate spills and scalded
lips.A “tip and cool”mode allows users
to transfer small amounts of too-
hot take-out beverages to a tem-
perature-controlled chamber,
where it cools down a gulp at a
time ($15 to $20,coffee shops
and specialty stores;brugomug.
com)
Making driving safer and
more convenient is the Belkin
Tunebase with Hands-free,
which allows iPhone owners to con-
duct hands-free conversations
through their car stereo systems.The
“Direct”version ($70) connects
through an auxiliary audio input jack
(found on later model cars),while
the “fM”model ($100) transmits to
an unused fM radio station.It also
streams music stored on an iPhone
and allows users to charge up to two
mobile devices while en route (elec-
tronics retailers;belkin.com)
Another hands-free calling adapt-
er – this one using Bluetooth wire-
less connectivity – serves as a
speaker phone,a personal safety
device and a wireless “leash”to prevent
motorists from losing their cell phones.
ZoMM attaches to a keychain and will
flash,vibrate and even sound an alarm if
an owner walks away from his or her
phone ($80,Best Buy;zomm.com).
Speed enthusiasts can document and
share their vehicular adventures thanks
to the GoPro HD Motorsports HERo
camera.It mounts to a helmet or dash-
board and records first-person high-defi-
nition video or a succession of still
photos.It can store up to nine hours of
footage on a 32GB SD memory card
(not included).($300,auto supply retail-
ers;www.goprocamera.com)
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When buying gifts for children this holi-
day season, think back to your child-
hood and what you loved and consider
buying new versions of those toys. This
year, nostalgic toys – oldies but goodies
– are very popular.
“Companies are feeding on our
growing need to connect with the
product,”says Mari Richards, toy design-
er and head of Smallforbig.com. “They
are tapping old brands that parents
remember from their own childhoods,
or highlighting the handmade, home-
grown aspects of a new product.”
The toys and gifts we feature in this
guide are our favorite new ones. “Pick-
ing toys that serve double-duty in that
they entertain and teach is a surefire
way to get more bang for your buck
when gift-giving,”says toy expert
Wendy Young, founder of Michigan-
based Kidlutions Preferred Product
Awards. We have many of those below.
Still not sure? Another big trend that
continues: anything eco-friendly is hot.
Newborn to 4 Years Old
For those shopping for pregnant
friends or baby gifts, California Baby
unveiled a Holiday Cheer Tote Set com-
plete with sensitive-skin bubble bath,
spritzer (great for de-stressing over the
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Girls and dolls:
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holidays), a scrub puff and reusable tote
($30, major retailers).
every child loves bubbles, and
there’s little that’s more fun than blow-
ing them in the bathtub. Munchkin
Bubble Monkeys let you do just that.
Two bubble monkey wands are fun to
hold and include a dip tray that suc-
tions to the wall (we love this part) and
bubble solution ($9, major retailers).
For endless entertainment without
mom, the Chicco Bilingual Talking Farm
is a plastic, interactive “farm”with learn-
ing games such as naming, and it teach-
es numbers, colors, animals and sounds.
This toy invites children to sing along
with nursery rhymes (my son’s favorite
is “Old Macdonald”) and flashing lights
($30, major retailers).
Cloud B’s Gentle Giraffe on the Go
Travel-Size Plush Sound Machine is a
gift for both baby and parents. it helps
baby sleep, especially on those long
plane rides! The stuffed Giraffe On The
Go helps recreate sleep time routines
by bringing familiar soothing sounds
while away from home. There are four
sounds, including a “babbling brook”
($23, boutiques nationwide; see
cloudb.com for locations).
Another practical-yet-fun item for
parents: The designer diner by Bella
Tunno is a wipe-clean place mat on one
side and a reusable chalk mat on the
other and is perfect for restaurants and
planes ($22, baby and kid boutiques,
see bellatunno.com for stores).
Jojo Bump Bump by Silverlit Toys is a
top-selling brand in France,and it’s no
wonder.it’s a sleekly designed remote
control car for little ones.Jojo Bump
Bump comes with headlights and
remote control carrot.After hitting a road
block,Jojo spins and moves in another
direction,until he hits too many obsta-
cles and is ejected ($25,Walmart).
5 to 10 Years Old
At this age especially, think about the
child’s personality when buying a gift,
Young says. “The beauty of open-ended
activities such as blocks, art supplies or
dress-up is that they encourage active
imagination,”Young says. “imagination
and intelligence are linked. We should
encourage it whenever we can.”
When girls begin dressing up,they
don’t want to look like their friends.
enter Snap Caps interchangeable neck-
laces Maddie Bradshaw is the 14-year-old
president and designer.The jewelry is
made of old-fashioned embellished bot-
tle caps,which stemmed from an idea to
decorate her locker with magnetic bot-
tle caps ($17,400 boutiques nationwide;
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For the wanna-be in all of us,Paper
Jamz are affordable and innovative play
instruments that provide an instant rock
star experience.Technology allows cir-
cuit-embedded paper,enabling you to
play the thin,stringless guitars like a pro
simply by touching the paper surface
($25,Walgreens and others).
Shopping Cart dash by Pressman
Toys is a cute board game. Players take a
moveable shopping cart and a shop-
ping list and race along “supermarket
aisles”to collect fruit, vegetables, meat
and fish. By paying at the end of every
turn, players get closer to winning ($15,
specialty retailers).
The dollie & Me collection includes
a doll and matching girls’ clothing. The
outfits are sweet, and the 18-inch doll
has some very holiday-appropriate
dresses ($30 for doll; girl clothes $7 to
$80, major department stores).
Finally,some new books in this age cat-
egory.“The Worst-Case Scenario Survival
Handbook (Junior edition)”by david Bor-
genicht and Robin epstein is a riot.
From how to “survive a bad report
card”to “time travel”to “being ship-
wrecked,”these three books pro-
vide endless entertainment ($20 for
a boxed set).
Teens
Board games are fun for the whole
family,and the classics are being
repackaged.But there are some new
great new ones,such as Truth Be
Told by Buffalo Games.it helps
kids get to know their friends.
One player is host and plays a question
card,“Truth Be Told,my favorite snack is… ”
The Host writes a True Answer:pork
rinds. All other players pretend to host and
write bluff answers:pretzels,carrots,pickles.
The host reads answers aloud and players
guess the True Answer to score points ($25,
major retailers).
Tween girls love to journal, and
Senario’s My Secret Circle gives them a
special place to record their innermost
thoughts. Some are calling it the “safe”
Facebook. users can create photo
pages and scrapbook in a digital world,
keeping everything private or sharing
only with friends ($20, Target).
lunchbots are a cool way to take
lunch to school.Think of a sleek,stainless
steel box with a colorful lid,part of a
trend steering away from plastic contain-
ers ($15,natural groceries nationwide;
see lunchbots.com for stores).
Many companies are introducing
new versions of old favorites, such as
the OP skateboard by Bravo Sports, a
nod to 1970s skateboarders with its
long deck and big, soft cruiser wheels
($60, Walmart).
Olivia + Joey just launched a new
handbag line that teens love.Our favorite
is the “Knight life”hobo bag.Very stylish
and hip ($98,Macy’s).
if this article hasn’t sparked your gift
imagination,“Ask,”Young says.“You
can still keep the element of sur-
prise if you ask questions about
broad topics and subjects kids like,rather
than a specific gift suggestion.”
The most important person to treat
this holiday season? You! “don’t forget
to treat yourself to something,”says lyss
Stern, CeO of divaMoms.com “As par-
ents, we are so busy with taking care of
gifts for the kids, our spouses, the grand-
parents, cousins and teachers that we
forget about ourselves.”
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By AnnA SAchSe
#47&EATURES
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Conserving resources,eating organic,
using non-toxic cleaning products and
recycling everything humanly possible
— it’s 2010 and it seems like every
household has gone green.
the next step? taking the eco-friendly
lifestyle on the road — literally. from styl-
ish bags,outerwear and
outdoor dining accoutre-
ments,to sun care,portable
toys and transportation devic-
es,this holiday season there’s
something truly useful to please all
the busy environmentalists on your list.
Help your favorite guy,gal or techie
teen go green and get fit with a bicycle.
Cafferty's Cyclery in downtown
Nampa and other local bike shops will
offer deals this holiday season on many
of the latest bicycle models.Cafferty's
store manager Matt Moore said bikes
have become increasingly popular
among commuters in recent years as
more people look for options to stay fit
and go green.
“it's also a great family activity and a
way for people to get out together for a
ride around the neighborhood,”Moore
said.
More ways to get around
folding bicycles are a great option
for commuters. ultra-flexible peddlers
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shine of their rides also will appreciate
Meguiar’s complete care gift kit ($20,
auto and hardware stores;meguiars.
com)
Why not give an exotic sports car for
a pittance? upgrade his or her comput-
er mouse with a racier model – a
Porsche 911,to be exact.The Motor-
mouse is a 2.4g wireless mouse that’s a
strikingly detailed replica of the iconic
coupe ($50,motormouse.us.com).
Another gift sure to appeal to
enthusiasts who can’t yet afford their
dream cars is the Soundracer,which
can make even an old beater at least
sound like a ferrari.The device plugs
into a 12-volt power point and repli-
cates the roar of a sports car engine
through the car’s audio system via a
built in fM transmitter.Soundracer
works in perfect sync with the vehi-
cle’s actual accelerations and decelera-
tions ($40,auto accessory retailers,
soundracer.se.)
Those who like to – literally – wear
their affection for autos on their
sleeves will enjoy a pair of car-themed
cufflinks:charming miniature shift
knobs,tires,spark plugs,dashboard
gauges,headlamps and road signs ($45
to $425,department stores and cuf-
flinks.com).
Leading the race to build a better
travel mug is the aptly named Brugo,
designed to eliminate spills and scalded
lips.A “tip and cool”mode allows users
to transfer small amounts of too-
hot take-out beverages to a tem-
perature-controlled chamber,
where it cools down a gulp at a
time ($15 to $20,coffee shops
and specialty stores;brugomug.
com)
Making driving safer and
more convenient is the Belkin
Tunebase with Hands-free,
which allows iPhone owners to con-
duct hands-free conversations
through their car stereo systems.The
“Direct”version ($70) connects
through an auxiliary audio input jack
(found on later model cars),while
the “fM”model ($100) transmits to
an unused fM radio station.It also
streams music stored on an iPhone
and allows users to charge up to two
mobile devices while en route (elec-
tronics retailers;belkin.com)
Another hands-free calling adapt-
er – this one using Bluetooth wire-
less connectivity – serves as a
speaker phone,a personal safety
device and a wireless “leash”to prevent
motorists from losing their cell phones.
ZoMM attaches to a keychain and will
flash,vibrate and even sound an alarm if
an owner walks away from his or her
phone ($80,Best Buy;zomm.com).
Speed enthusiasts can document and
share their vehicular adventures thanks
to the GoPro HD Motorsports HERo
camera.It mounts to a helmet or dash-
board and records first-person high-defi-
nition video or a succession of still
photos.It can store up to nine hours of
footage on a 32GB SD memory card
(not included).($300,auto supply retail-
ers;www.goprocamera.com)
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health benefits of a standard bike and
they’re easier to store or transport via
car, train or plane. New this summer, the
full-size dahon ios Xl ($1,499 at bike
shops) has 24-inch wheels, an eight-
speed Shimano alfine hub, hydraulic
disc brakes and puncture-resistant tires.
the ios weighs about 33 pounds and
takes just 15 seconds to fold down to
less than half its original dimension. a
dynamo in the front hub uses pedal-
generated energy to juice up a battery
that powers an led headlamp and can
even charge a phone, iPod or GPS.
Bike friday, based in bicycle
obsessed eugene, ore., also produces
high-end folding bikes, including a wide
range of built-to-order models (from
$898 at bike shops) if your giftee isn’t a
serious gear head, Kent, Schwinn, Polar-
is and f-160 make simpler folding bicy-
cles with smaller wheels and fewer
speeds (from $150 at major retailers).
and what if your list also includes a
little squirt who yearns for their own
two-wheeler? Made from sustainable
birch wood and non-toxic varnish, the
award-winning pedal-free Skuut ($90 at
sporting goods and toy stores) is per-
fect for tykes between two and five
years old. Riders kick off the ground as
if running, thus gliding or “skuuting”
themselves forward and learning bal-
ance and coordination. there’s a new
metal version available, with adjustable
handlebars, hand brake and a bell.
enjoying the outdoors
your loved ones can always dine
alfresco with a picnic basket made
from sustainable materials like bamboo
or rattan wicker. opt for a classic hand-
woven willow Picnic Plus eco picnic
basket for two and you’ll also get recy-
cled glass wine glasses, natural cotton
napkins, and bamboo plates, flatware,
cutting board and cheese knife, all
packed in a chemical-free cotton insu-
lated lining ($109.99 at sporting goods
stores).
if you’re more inclined toward eco-
chic, it’s tough to beat the all-new card-
board (yes, cardboard!) Boxsal Picnic
Boxes. the three graphic styles were
inspired by a boom
box, a briefcase and
color-by-numbers
paintings ($35 at
specialty stores and
boxsal. com). each
reusable and recycla-
ble box comes with a
compostable trash bag
and four sets of com-
postable cornstarch
cups, trays, bowls and
utensils. even with a
cardboard handle it can
carry more than 20
pounds. Consider pairing
a picnic box gift with a
luscious bottle of amity
Vineyards’ 2007 eco-Wine
Willamette Valley Pinot
Noir. No synthetic sulfites
are added during process-
ing, making it one of the
few truly organic wines to
be produced in the u.S.
($20 at wine shops).
to-Go Ware RePeat
bamboo utensils
will reduce your
forkprint. the reus-
able place setting
(bamboo fork, knife,
spoon and chop-
stick), rolled in a
handy utensil holder
made from plastic
bags ($11.95, upscale
gourmet stores and
groceries, outdoor
retailers), would make a
perfect stocking stuffer.
'Green' crafts
popular
at Puffy Mondaes, a
sustainable crafts shop in
Nampa, shoppers can
check out a broad range
of unusual gift items for all
ages, from locally made
soy candles to paper-
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organic yarn and other recycled
materials sold at the shop can be used
to make personalized gifts like clothing,
pillows, towels and scarves. for new or
expecting mothers, one gift option
could be reusable cloth diapers.
“We also offer lots of (arts and crafts)
classes that you can give as a gift for $25
to $50,”Puffy Mondaes employee amy
olenik said.
Check out high-tech totes
you’d be hard-pressed to find some-
one on your list who couldn’t use one
of the latest green bags.
active women will love the Sherpani
carryall collections,which feature clean
silhouettes and fresh feminine designs,
and are made with 67-percent recycled
nylon,aluminum hardware and non-
toxic dyes.depending on her needs,
consider the new tupelo cycling back-
pack with hydration ($55.95),the uni-
sex Rumba child backpack carrier
($229.95),or the Meridian expandable
upright wheeled carry-on luggage,
which is small enough to use as a carry-
on when zippered,but expands to offer
more room for long car trips ($199.95,
see sherpani.com for a list of retailers
nationwide).
Modern men might like the decided-
ly un-lunch-box-looking GreenSmart
Sifaka dual-compartment insulated
lunch bag made of Neogreene,an eco-
friendly and non-toxic water-based
alternative to neoprene ($29.95 at mass
merchants).or maybe he’d prefer Rei’s
new Quantum laptop messenger bag
($74.50),part of the outdoor chain’s
ecoSensitive line (see rei.com for loca-
tions).Made from recycled Pet,each
durable,multipurpose satchel liberates
34 16-ounce plastic bottles
from the trash.and,of course,it
has a plethora of pockets for
transporting all his adventure-
friendly gizmos – perhaps an
eton Solarlink fR600 american
Red Cross digital aM/fM/shortwave/
Noaa and S.a.M.e.Weather Radio ($80,
outdoor stores) with flashlight,siren,
alarm clock,cell phone charger and four
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crank and solar power.
alfresco beauty & style
Burt’s Bees is known for its all-natu-
ral, paraben-, sulfate- and phthalate-free
lotions, cleansers and lip balms, but did
you know that they also make an herbal
insect repellent? Rosemary, lemongrass
and citronella oils ensure bugs buzz off,
and are safe for children and pets ($8 at
drugstores).
as for the latest cozy cover-ups, Rei’s
ecoSensitive line has something for
everyone. the sweet recycled Pet poly-
ester down jacket for toddler girls
comes in eggplant purple and punch
pink ($49.50). the newest incarnation
of the men’s Muir Woods fleece jacket
is made with 50 percent recycled Pol-
artec thermal Pro fabric ($79.50).
’tis the season for giving. With every
pair of to MS canvas shoes you pur-
chase, the company gives a pair to a
child in need. a fashionable woman
would jump at the chance to receive a
pair of shoes from to MS new fall col-
lection, especially the hip pink plaid
Murray organic cotton vegan classics
with faded toe or the sexy gray canvas
wedges ($54, $69; see toms.com for
retailers).
Mobile entertainment
long car and plane trips are far
more fun if the kids are entertained.
Why not let them read up about eco-
friendly practices? Released in april to
coincide with earth Month, “the
Greenzys”(Zeus Media Publishing,
2010) introduces a gaggle of animals
that learn the importance of being
green when they help save orinda, the
world’s oldest tree ($17.99).
the Greenzys characters — such as
Willow the elephant, who collects rain-
water for her plants and uses her trunk
as the hose — are also available as cud-
dly plush toys ($29.99) made from soy
fibers and non-toxic dyes in socially
responsible factories. Bonus: each crit-
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When it
comes to
thoughtful
gifting,
luxury is in
the hands
of the receiver
by Jessica RoyeR ocken
#47&EATURES
for years, the unusual “fantasy”gifts
offered in the Neiman-Marcus Christ-
mas catalog have set a standard for
extraordinary extravagance. a Mer-
maid suit with faux pearl top and
swimming lessons (2003, $10,000). a
private concert with elton John (2005,
$1.5 million). a dallas Cowboys end
zone in your backyard (2008,
$500,000).
even with the economic swoon,
the over-the-top tradition continues.
and if few of us can afford to bestow
a customizable cupcake car upon our
Affordable
Indulgence
Color-matched to his favorite car:
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Handpainted brace-
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beloved (2009,$25,000),we can afford
the small indulgence. for those willing
to invest some time to search,the
options are virtually endless.
of course, it’s not the amount of
money you spend that makes a gift lux-
urious and indulgent – it’s how the gift
makes the recipient feel. the best gifts
make someone feel appreciated and
pampered, says leah ingram, author
and founder of giftsandetiquette.com.
“the biggest headache people create
for themselves is being acutely aware of
how much someone else spends and
feeling they have to match them dollar
for dollar,”says ingram. “Spend what’s
comfortable for you.”
do a little sleuthing as you shop
and you can find items that ooze
indulgence in a way that belies their
modest price tags. Spending wisely
does not mean you’re a cheapskate.
after all, when Santa makes a list, even
he checks it twice. that’s a technique
smart shoppers will put to good use
this year.
“Holiday shopping is a lot like food
shopping,”says ingram. “Make a list,
categorize what you’ll buy and see if
there are discounts or coupons,”she
suggests. if you have a credit card or
store card that offers rewards points,
stockpile them and use them to sup-
plement your budget for holiday gifts.
“Maybe you received gift cards last
year you haven’t used,”adds ingram.
“i’m not saying re-gift them, but you
can use them to offset your spending
when doing this year’s holiday shop-
ping. that’s your money,”she says.
“Spend it!”
a sumptuous throw in buttery velvet
or fabulous,fuzzy faux fur,suitable for
just about anyone on your list,will elicit
a gasp at first touch. a kicky zebra-print
blanket or a rich,red throw trimmed
with exuberant pom-poms would bring
haute holiday cheer to the couch or
work just as well in the car ($45,Pier 1).
organic and fair trade have been
shopping buzz words for some time
now, and although they often indicate
higher cost (for a good cause!), that’s
not always the case. Maggie’s organics
fair-trade certified organic cotton gar-
ments will impress the eco-minded
ladies on your list without nuking your
pocket. Maggie’s hoodies and wraps
are soft and slouchy with fashion-for-
ward details that give them life
beyond the yoga studio ($20 and up,
specialty stores; see maggiesorganics.
com for retailers).
accessories are among the ultimate
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while spending relatively little to
delight your loved ones. a nice watch,
much like a nice car, catches many a
masculine eye. Roberto Bianci lets you
have a little fun with the new Pro Rac-
ing series: impeccable Swiss chrono-
graph watches inspired by the
mechanics and color palettes of fine
automobiles. Select the one that
best matches his ride – or the
wheels he covets (from $330,
department stores and bian-
ciwatches.com). Quirky
hand-painted bead brace-
lets from angela Moore cel-
ebrate the season, pets,
animal prints or even sushi
in a chic, conversation-start-
ing way ($50-$60, specialty
stores).
ornaments, the accessories of
the season, are another great way to
bestow an elegant, indulgent gift with-
out emptying your wallet. for right
around $10, choose something rich
with glamorous details, like feathery
clip-on peacocks, or a bauble that com-
plements the personality of your host-
ess or officemate. Handblown,
handpainted beauties by
angela Moore come
packaged in a clear
box, no wrapping
required ($12, spe-
cialty stores).
an ornament
alone makes an
engaging smaller
gift, or select a
stunning decora-
tion as the starting
point for a collection.
one way to create a
seemingly extravagant
gift is to choose a theme,
then select several small-
er, less-expensive items
you can package together, explains gift
guru ingram. indulge their inner child
with a stack of colorful boxes to
unwrap or an overflowing basket of
fun. Whether it’s coffee or cocktails,
cooking or gardening, the spa or the
beach, thematic possibilities are end-
less, and you can supplement with
some edible treats if you’re so
inclined. Holiday goodies are
a luxury nearly everyone is
thrilled to receive.
Qi doesn’t deal in
fantasy gifts (solar-pow-
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it does offer a lovely
assortment of indul-
gent cashmere: luxuri-
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soft, sassy sweaters for
less than you might expect
($50 for gloves, cardigans
$130 and up, specialty
stores; see qinewyork.com
for retailers).
So start your list, compile your gift
cards, and shop assured. this holiday,
luxury lives!
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CANYON COUNTY — As the weather
turns colder,Canyon County retailers antic-
ipate a brisk holiday sales.
In downtown Caldwell,Story & Co.— a
consignment shop that specializes in wom-
en’s clothing and accessories — has
already seen already seen rising sales in
recent weeks.With the economy still a con-
cern for many local folks,owner Ruth Story
said shoppers are still trying to get the most
out of their holiday gift budget.
“If it’s anything like last year,sales for the
next six weeks will pretty much double
what we normally do,”Story said.
Like other shop owners,Story is ramp-
ing up inventory to meet anticipated holi-
day season demand.
“I’m brining in more stocking stuffers
and affordable gifts like purse holders,
handbags,hats,jewelry — and scarves are
a huge deal this year.”
Sales already pick up
Officials at Nampa’s Best Buy said holi-
day-related sales had already begun to pick
up in early November for hot gift items like
3-D TVs and a wide range of gaming prod-
ucts like XBConnect and Ps3 Move.
“We’re pretty optimistic,”Geek Squad
manager Steve Reed said.
In Caldwell and Nampa,local stores like
antique shops and other independent
retailers offer shoppers a range of popular
gift items,ranging from books and clothes
to toys and collectibles.Much like larger
retailer chains,many of these shops rely
heavily on strong holiday season sales.
In downtown Nampa,specialty shops
like Pearson’s Twice Sold Tales offer an
eclectic inventory of unique items.
With the addition of more merchandise
and two newer businesses inside the store,
part-owner Tirzah Pearson said the opera-
tors are optimistic about luring more shop-
pers this holiday season.
“We’re mainly a bookstore,but we’ve
got the deli espresso and Beyond A Garden,
which offers things like aromatherapy,oils,
teas and soaps — and each of them draws
in a certain crowd,”Pearson said.
Mall officials optimistic
With an array of local startups opening
shop within the past year in Canyon Coun-
ty,entrepreneurs at longtime retail destina-
tions like Karcher Mall hope to boost their
profiles during the holiday season.With a
much higher tenant-occupancy rate this
year,mall officials anticipate another brisk
holiday shopping season,mall manager Vir-
ginia Jacobsen said.
“We have seen an increase in traffic,”
mall manager Virginia Jacobsen said.“The
mall has such a vast variety of shopping
options for all ages,from our department
stores to Claire’s and the new book store.”
Jacobsen added that shoppers can also
now stop and relax at the mall’s newly
opened salon and massage clinic.
Joining longtime anchor tenants like Jo-
Ann Fabrics & Crafts,Ross Dress for Less
and Burlington Coat Factory,newer addi-
tions like Nathan’s Everyday Store and The
Book Market hope to capitalize on
increased foot traffic.
Troy Dewey,owner of Dewey & Toy
Hobby inside the Karcher Mall,said he has
already seen rising sales of model trains,
games and other toys.
“It usually starts around Thanksgiving
weekend,but even last weekend I saw a
noticeable improvement,”Dewey said.
“We’ve got a pretty wide assortment of
stuff that make great gifts for just about all
ages.”
The mall is also revving up a broad line-
up of seasonal retailers,including Hickory
Farms,which will remain open until about
mid-January.
HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE | 2010
retailers ready for
holiday shoppers!
With sales already rising, managers express
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Wrap
Stars
Three of America’s most
talented gift wrappers offer the
season’s best presentation tips
By Taniesha Robinson | CTW Features
Holiday Gift Guide | 2010
Gift-wrapping should say a little about
you and something about the person
receiving the gift.of course,i have my
own collection of papers that i’m drawn
to,but first i think of the person.
Signature style: organic and natural
Must-have materials: twine, string, rib-
bon, pressed flowers, papers made of
natural fibers like thai unryu, kozo and
Nepalese lokta
On her style: i’m really inspired by
nature and looking at ordinary material
in a new, fresh, enlightened way.
Her best wrap so far: a gift topped
with a rock and twine. it makes me
happy to inspire people to see such a
common thing that is at our feet every
single day and accentuate that.
Favorite embellishments: stones or a
bundle of twigs
Tricks of the trade: always fold-in the
exposed edges so there is a finished look
to your gift. When you’re done wrapping
your gift, take your pointed finger and
your thumb and pinch the edges. it cre-
ates a sharper edge.
expert gift wrappers innovate year after year, gather-
ing inspiration for their fanciful creations from
nature, the recycling bin – or the giftee himself.
take notes as three of today’s top wrappers share
thoughts behind their signature styles, tips for the
not-so-crafty gift-giver and ideas for what to do with
some of those odd-shaped items.
Wauaa Weu
Wauaa Weu. autbor of ¨Tbe Art of Gift Wrappiug¨(2010. Potter Craft) is
co-fouuaer of Soolip. tbe fasbiouable West Holljuooa purtejor of fiue
paperWeu isu`t just a urap star. sbe uraps for stars. iucluaiug Will
Smitb. Cbarlize Tberou aua Halle Berrj
Extraordinary:
celebrity wrapper
Wanda Wen uses
humble leaves,
stones, twigs and
even wax paper to
create special
packages
Wrap
Stars
Three of America’s most
talented gift wrappers offer the
season’s best presentation tips
By Taniesha Robinson | CTW Features
Holiday Gift Guide | 2010
Gift-wrapping should say a little about
you and something about the person
receiving the gift.of course,i have my
own collection of papers that i’m drawn
to,but first i think of the person.
Signature style: organic and natural
Must-have materials: twine, string, rib-
bon, pressed flowers, papers made of
natural fibers like thai unryu, kozo and
Nepalese lokta
On her style: i’m really inspired by
nature and looking at ordinary material
in a new, fresh, enlightened way.
Her best wrap so far: a gift topped
with a rock and twine. it makes me
happy to inspire people to see such a
common thing that is at our feet every
single day and accentuate that.
Favorite embellishments: stones or a
bundle of twigs
Tricks of the trade: always fold-in the
exposed edges so there is a finished look
to your gift. When you’re done wrapping
your gift, take your pointed finger and
your thumb and pinch the edges. it cre-
ates a sharper edge.
expert gift wrappers innovate year after year, gather-
ing inspiration for their fanciful creations from
nature, the recycling bin – or the giftee himself.
take notes as three of today’s top wrappers share
thoughts behind their signature styles, tips for the
not-so-crafty gift-giver and ideas for what to do with
some of those odd-shaped items.
Wauaa Weu
Wauaa Weu. autbor of ¨Tbe Art of Gift Wrappiug¨(2010. Potter Craft) is
co-fouuaer of Soolip. tbe fasbiouable West Holljuooa purtejor of fiue
paperWeu isu`t just a urap star. sbe uraps for stars. iucluaiug Will
Smitb. Cbarlize Tberou aua Halle Berrj
Extraordinary:
celebrity wrapper
Wanda Wen uses
humble leaves,
stones, twigs and
even wax paper to
create special
packages
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Wrapping odd shapes: to wrap a
wine or champagne bottle, Wen sug-
gests using thin paper such as tissue or
translucent thai unryu paper that will
easily gather around the object.
Auu Pricksou
Auu Pricksou. uiuuer of tbe 2009
¨Scotcb Braua Most Giftea Wrapper¨
auara. eucourages gift-giters to take a
risk ubeu tbej urapHere. sbe sbares
tips ou acbietiug a uuique stjle
don’t be afraid to do something
unique because that’s what people will
remember.
Signature style: Ribboned and
bowed
Must-have materials: Simply
designed paper, ribbons with wire
On her style: i put a lot of effort into
the ribbons and bows. i don’t usually
use the traditional bow; i use the
square-knot bow.
Her best wrap so far: Probably when
i wrapped everyone’s gift in the same
paper. it creates a nice cohesive look.
Favorite embellishments: small orna-
ments, candy, and small stuffed animals
for kids
Tricks of the trade: tease what’s
inside the gift. use a scarf as a ribbon if
it goes with something inside the pack-
age. also, tape paper to the box before
wrapping.
Wrapping odd shapes: for a plant,
find some beautiful paper or fabric and
make a giant circle. Put the plant in the
center and pull the material up and
around the pot leaving the top exposed.
try cellophane underneath the wrap-
ping material so it sticks up at the top.
Giua Tepper
Giua Tepper. fouuaer of Giftaecorat-
iugcom aua a freelauce aesiguer for
¬M Scotcb braua aua otbers. iustructs
gift urappers arouua tbe globe 24·¨
tbrougb ber uebsite aua ueusletter
Her tbeorj of aesigu² Pigure out tbe
recipieut`s bobbies aua passious
tailor the gift to their different hob-
bies and interests. try to find some kind
of color or embellishments that match-
es the theme of their life.
Signature style: lofty layers
Must-have materials: raffia, yarn, bans
of color and any small thing of interest
On her style: it’s the accents, the lay-
ering and the little extra touches that
really makes someone take notice. My
goal is to teach people to make beauti-
ful and unique gift wrap designs that
are easy to create using interesting
household items and inexpensive mate-
rials found at local craft stores.
Her best wrap so far: a gift for an 18-
year-old tough guy that was warmly lay-
ered and decoratively tied with raffia
and a wooden bead. i gave him that gift
and he was stunned. it wasn’t so much
that it was beautiful, it was just the
effort put into it.
Favorite embellishments: Pictures,
small ornaments
Tricks of the trade: for a perfect
package, cut the wrapping paper two
inches wider than the box; use the box
length plus the two ends to determine
paper length. leaving too much paper
is a rookie wrapping error that leaves a
package looking lumpy and uneven.
Wrapping odd shapes: Print out a
picture of the gift on cardstock and
provide directions to the actual gift’s
secret location. Place the card in a
small box and wrap it creatively.
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Holiday Gift Guide | 2010
The incision
Tepper uses medium-
sized scissors – no more
than six or seven inches –
for detail. All three wrap-
pers recommend the
Scotch Gift Wrap Cutter for
easy, straight edges.
sTick iTTo ’em
Tepper warns against glue
guns and recommends
glue sticks for layering
effects. The sticks leave
room for adjustments
because the adhesive
doesn’t dry right away.
ho, ho hole
Wen recommends a hole
puncher to make gift tags;
string twine around gifts for
decoration.
sTraighTTalking
When layering gift wraps,
Tepper is sure to have a
pencil and acrylic ruler at
hand to make sure pieces
are even.
The Tapeline
For gift wrappers who use
one-sided clear tape, the
Scotch Pop-Up Tape dis-
penser may prove to be a
helpful tool. To wrap like a
pro, however, consider
double-sided tape. Try
foam tape to paste uncon-
ventional toppers.
don’T forgeT …
Your hands are the most
important tool you have,
Wen says. She has
wrapped masterpieces
with paper torn with her
hands. But let’s leave this
technique to the pros.
The Toolbox
Crown jewels: Gina Tepper swaddles packages in gold
wrap, scrapbook paper and ribbon, and tops them off with
individual jewels and jeweled holiday ornaments. The
packages coordinate with the gift bag.
Bright ideas:Wanda Wen wrapped a wine bottle in
decorative paper and cotton balls, top; Gina Tepper framed
charming holiday photos on the tops of gifts to indicate the
recipients; to avoid wrapping a guitar, she enclosed a
creative card (with directions on finding the gift) in a box
Wrapping odd shapes: to wrap a
wine or champagne bottle, Wen sug-
gests using thin paper such as tissue or
translucent thai unryu paper that will
easily gather around the object.
Auu Pricksou
Auu Pricksou. uiuuer of tbe 2009
¨Scotcb Braua Most Giftea Wrapper¨
auara. eucourages gift-giters to take a
risk ubeu tbej urapHere. sbe sbares
tips ou acbietiug a uuique stjle
don’t be afraid to do something
unique because that’s what people will
remember.
Signature style: Ribboned and
bowed
Must-have materials: Simply
designed paper, ribbons with wire
On her style: i put a lot of effort into
the ribbons and bows. i don’t usually
use the traditional bow; i use the
square-knot bow.
Her best wrap so far: Probably when
i wrapped everyone’s gift in the same
paper. it creates a nice cohesive look.
Favorite embellishments: small orna-
ments, candy, and small stuffed animals
for kids
Tricks of the trade: tease what’s
inside the gift. use a scarf as a ribbon if
it goes with something inside the pack-
age. also, tape paper to the box before
wrapping.
Wrapping odd shapes: for a plant,
find some beautiful paper or fabric and
make a giant circle. Put the plant in the
center and pull the material up and
around the pot leaving the top exposed.
try cellophane underneath the wrap-
ping material so it sticks up at the top.
Giua Tepper
Giua Tepper. fouuaer of Giftaecorat-
iugcom aua a freelauce aesiguer for
¬M Scotcb braua aua otbers. iustructs
gift urappers arouua tbe globe 24·¨
tbrougb ber uebsite aua ueusletter
Her tbeorj of aesigu² Pigure out tbe
recipieut`s bobbies aua passious
tailor the gift to their different hob-
bies and interests. try to find some kind
of color or embellishments that match-
es the theme of their life.
Signature style: lofty layers
Must-have materials: raffia, yarn, bans
of color and any small thing of interest
On her style: it’s the accents, the lay-
ering and the little extra touches that
really makes someone take notice. My
goal is to teach people to make beauti-
ful and unique gift wrap designs that
are easy to create using interesting
household items and inexpensive mate-
rials found at local craft stores.
Her best wrap so far: a gift for an 18-
year-old tough guy that was warmly lay-
ered and decoratively tied with raffia
and a wooden bead. i gave him that gift
and he was stunned. it wasn’t so much
that it was beautiful, it was just the
effort put into it.
Favorite embellishments: Pictures,
small ornaments
Tricks of the trade: for a perfect
package, cut the wrapping paper two
inches wider than the box; use the box
length plus the two ends to determine
paper length. leaving too much paper
is a rookie wrapping error that leaves a
package looking lumpy and uneven.
Wrapping odd shapes: Print out a
picture of the gift on cardstock and
provide directions to the actual gift’s
secret location. Place the card in a
small box and wrap it creatively.
© CTW Features
Holiday Gift Guide | 2010
The incision
Tepper uses medium-
sized scissors – no more
than six or seven inches –
for detail. All three wrap-
pers recommend the
Scotch Gift Wrap Cutter for
easy, straight edges.
sTick iTTo ’em
Tepper warns against glue
guns and recommends
glue sticks for layering
effects. The sticks leave
room for adjustments
because the adhesive
doesn’t dry right away.
ho, ho hole
Wen recommends a hole
puncher to make gift tags;
string twine around gifts for
decoration.
sTraighTTalking
When layering gift wraps,
Tepper is sure to have a
pencil and acrylic ruler at
hand to make sure pieces
are even.
The Tapeline
For gift wrappers who use
one-sided clear tape, the
Scotch Pop-Up Tape dis-
penser may prove to be a
helpful tool. To wrap like a
pro, however, consider
double-sided tape. Try
foam tape to paste uncon-
ventional toppers.
don’T forgeT …
Your hands are the most
important tool you have,
Wen says. She has
wrapped masterpieces
with paper torn with her
hands. But let’s leave this
technique to the pros.
The Toolbox
Crown jewels: Gina Tepper swaddles packages in gold
wrap, scrapbook paper and ribbon, and tops them off with
individual jewels and jeweled holiday ornaments. The
packages coordinate with the gift bag.
Bright ideas:Wanda Wen wrapped a wine bottle in
decorative paper and cotton balls, top; Gina Tepper framed
charming holiday photos on the tops of gifts to indicate the
recipients; to avoid wrapping a guitar, she enclosed a
creative card (with directions on finding the gift) in a box
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Wrapping odd shapes: to wrap a
wine or champagne bottle, Wen sug-
gests using thin paper such as tissue or
translucent thai unryu paper that will
easily gather around the object.
Auu Pricksou
Auu Pricksou. uiuuer of tbe 2009
¨Scotcb Braua Most Giftea Wrapper¨
auara. eucourages gift-giters to take a
risk ubeu tbej urapHere. sbe sbares
tips ou acbietiug a uuique stjle
don’t be afraid to do something
unique because that’s what people will
remember.
Signature style: Ribboned and
bowed
Must-have materials: Simply
designed paper, ribbons with wire
On her style: i put a lot of effort into
the ribbons and bows. i don’t usually
use the traditional bow; i use the
square-knot bow.
Her best wrap so far: Probably when
i wrapped everyone’s gift in the same
paper. it creates a nice cohesive look.
Favorite embellishments: small orna-
ments, candy, and small stuffed animals
for kids
Tricks of the trade: tease what’s
inside the gift. use a scarf as a ribbon if
it goes with something inside the pack-
age. also, tape paper to the box before
wrapping.
Wrapping odd shapes: for a plant,
find some beautiful paper or fabric and
make a giant circle. Put the plant in the
center and pull the material up and
around the pot leaving the top exposed.
try cellophane underneath the wrap-
ping material so it sticks up at the top.
Giua Tepper
Giua Tepper. fouuaer of Giftaecorat-
iugcom aua a freelauce aesiguer for
¬M Scotcb braua aua otbers. iustructs
gift urappers arouua tbe globe 24·¨
tbrougb ber uebsite aua ueusletter
Her tbeorj of aesigu² Pigure out tbe
recipieut`s bobbies aua passious
tailor the gift to their different hob-
bies and interests. try to find some kind
of color or embellishments that match-
es the theme of their life.
Signature style: lofty layers
Must-have materials: raffia, yarn, bans
of color and any small thing of interest
On her style: it’s the accents, the lay-
ering and the little extra touches that
really makes someone take notice. My
goal is to teach people to make beauti-
ful and unique gift wrap designs that
are easy to create using interesting
household items and inexpensive mate-
rials found at local craft stores.
Her best wrap so far: a gift for an 18-
year-old tough guy that was warmly lay-
ered and decoratively tied with raffia
and a wooden bead. i gave him that gift
and he was stunned. it wasn’t so much
that it was beautiful, it was just the
effort put into it.
Favorite embellishments: Pictures,
small ornaments
Tricks of the trade: for a perfect
package, cut the wrapping paper two
inches wider than the box; use the box
length plus the two ends to determine
paper length. leaving too much paper
is a rookie wrapping error that leaves a
package looking lumpy and uneven.
Wrapping odd shapes: Print out a
picture of the gift on cardstock and
provide directions to the actual gift’s
secret location. Place the card in a
small box and wrap it creatively.
© CTW Features
Holiday Gift Guide | 2010
The incision
Tepper uses medium-
sized scissors – no more
than six or seven inches –
for detail. All three wrap-
pers recommend the
Scotch Gift Wrap Cutter for
easy, straight edges.
sTick iTTo ’em
Tepper warns against glue
guns and recommends
glue sticks for layering
effects. The sticks leave
room for adjustments
because the adhesive
doesn’t dry right away.
ho, ho hole
Wen recommends a hole
puncher to make gift tags;
string twine around gifts for
decoration.
sTraighTTalking
When layering gift wraps,
Tepper is sure to have a
pencil and acrylic ruler at
hand to make sure pieces
are even.
The Tapeline
For gift wrappers who use
one-sided clear tape, the
Scotch Pop-Up Tape dis-
penser may prove to be a
helpful tool. To wrap like a
pro, however, consider
double-sided tape. Try
foam tape to paste uncon-
ventional toppers.
don’T forgeT …
Your hands are the most
important tool you have,
Wen says. She has
wrapped masterpieces
with paper torn with her
hands. But let’s leave this
technique to the pros.
The Toolbox
Crown jewels: Gina Tepper swaddles packages in gold
wrap, scrapbook paper and ribbon, and tops them off with
individual jewels and jeweled holiday ornaments. The
packages coordinate with the gift bag.
Bright ideas:Wanda Wen wrapped a wine bottle in
decorative paper and cotton balls, top; Gina Tepper framed
charming holiday photos on the tops of gifts to indicate the
recipients; to avoid wrapping a guitar, she enclosed a
creative card (with directions on finding the gift) in a box
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Exchanging gifts goes beyond friends
and family members every year.Many
coworkers exchange gifts come the holi-
day season.The rules that govern gifting
workplace acquaintances may differ from
those involved with gifting family.
Well-meaning employees can send the
wrong message when choosing gifts
inappropriate for the workplace.Here are
some dos and don’ts to serve as guide-
lines when choosing presents for the
office.
dos
and
don’Ts
for workplace gifting
DO find out if the company has a gift-giving policy. This will help
establish the rules regarding exchanges and can make the process
easier.
DON’T assume the people in the office share your tastes. Try
to choose a generic gift that will appeal to the masses. Gift
cards can be versatile.
DO set a spending limit on gifts.
DON’T buy something extravagant for coworkers or the
boss simply to show off.
DO stick to gifts that are not overly personal.
DON’T buy gag gifts or those that are off-color.
DO include a gift receipt so items can be returned if necessary.
DON’T exchange gifts in front of others with whom you
didn’t choose to exchange gifts. This can be uncomfortable for
all involved.
DO participate in a Secret Santa or holiday grab bag if the entire
company is doing so.
DON’T select
gifts that are
political or reli-
gious in nature.
DO shop in
advance so you’ll
have ample time to
select the best gift
for coworkers.
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Holiday Gift Guide | 2010
By Anne D’InnocenzIo
4HE!SSOCIATED0RESS
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By Jesse nAnce
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trends come and go, but the hall-
mark of a great gift remains the same:
it’s personal.
the gift that goes down in history,
the one they’ll remember, is often the
one that distinctively captures some-
one’s passions, taste and style.
these days, personalization goes
way beyond old-school mono-
grammed shirts and towels. think
flirty flip-flops designed with inter-
changeable straps that velcro on and
Get
Personal
A gift for a special someone calls for, well,
something special. Personalized gifts are all the
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off, to reflect a mood or a whim. a
favorite phrase, icon or nickname cre-
atively placed on a protective cover
for an electronic device. a prepster’s
initials or name, emblazoned on a plas-
tic plate.
“With personalization comes a
sense of pride, and that’s a gift that
everybody wants,”says Robyn Spiz-
man, gift expert and founder of the-
Giftionary.com.
idaho Bag ladies in Nampa special-
izes in interchangeable fashion prod-
ucts for women. lindsay Phillips’
Switchflops available at the store are
fashionable flip-flops that can be cus-
tomized to individual taste with a
monogram button, name or favorite
phrase, or a message embroidered on
the strap. and more than 70 styles of
straps, attached with Velcro, can be
changed out on a whim ($30 and up,
department and specialty stores;
switchflops.com).
idaho Bag ladies owner Merilee
Restucci said another hot gift option
this year is Stamps watches for men
and women, with watch bands and
faces that can be customized to meet
individual tastes. other items like
Magnabilities necklaces and Reverse-a-
Purses also can be customized to fit
individual tastes of giftees, Restrucci
said.
this season, personalization is
everywhere.
Shops like uniform World in Nampa
offer embroidered monograms and ini-
tials that can put a personal touch on a
variety of gifts, from backpacks and
canvas bags to jackets, blankets or
stockings.
“Monograms are typically pretty
inexpensive,”uniform World sales
associate Stephanie Parsons said. “Per-
sonalizing a gift makes it that much
more special.”
technology makes
personalization easy
thanks to technology, it’s simpler
than ever to purchase a gift that’s per-
sonalized with a name or initials.
“the online world has taught retail-
ers a lot more about their customers,
and is making it easier than ever to
give to customers what they want,”
says Claire Hamilton, retail trend ana-
lyst at WGSN, a london-based trend-
forecasting firm. “the natural outcome
of that is to actually offer more person-
alization services.”
the purchase of a personalized gift
demands serious thought. take some
time to consider the recipient’s per-
sonality.
“you want to start looking at their
interests: children, pets, their favorite
colors, their style,”says Spizman.
She advises purchasing a present
the recipient is sure to use.
“When you think personalization
you want to think about the personal
use of a gift. Make sure the person is
going to
enjoy it,”she says.
Pigeonholing friends may not be a
polite practice most times of the year,
but when it comes to holiday gift giv-
ing, it’s one of the keys to success.
“When you know you’re buying a
gift for a traveler, an entertainer, a
music or sports lover, then you can
really pinpoint the perfect gift,”Robyn
Spizman, gift expert and founder of
theGiftionary.com, says.
Monogramming is a classic person-
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Sunday, november 21, 2010
36
off, to reflect a mood or a whim. a
favorite phrase, icon or nickname cre-
atively placed on a protective cover
for an electronic device. a prepster’s
initials or name, emblazoned on a plas-
tic plate.
“With personalization comes a
sense of pride, and that’s a gift that
everybody wants,”says Robyn Spiz-
man, gift expert and founder of the-
Giftionary.com.
idaho Bag ladies in Nampa special-
izes in interchangeable fashion prod-
ucts for women. lindsay Phillips’
Switchflops available at the store are
fashionable flip-flops that can be cus-
tomized to individual taste with a
monogram button, name or favorite
phrase, or a message embroidered on
the strap. and more than 70 styles of
straps, attached with Velcro, can be
changed out on a whim ($30 and up,
department and specialty stores;
switchflops.com).
idaho Bag ladies owner Merilee
Restucci said another hot gift option
this year is Stamps watches for men
and women, with watch bands and
faces that can be customized to meet
individual tastes. other items like
Magnabilities necklaces and Reverse-a-
Purses also can be customized to fit
individual tastes of giftees, Restrucci
said.
this season, personalization is
everywhere.
Shops like uniform World in Nampa
offer embroidered monograms and ini-
tials that can put a personal touch on a
variety of gifts, from backpacks and
canvas bags to jackets, blankets or
stockings.
“Monograms are typically pretty
inexpensive,”uniform World sales
associate Stephanie Parsons said. “Per-
sonalizing a gift makes it that much
more special.”
technology makes
personalization easy
thanks to technology, it’s simpler
than ever to purchase a gift that’s per-
sonalized with a name or initials.
“the online world has taught retail-
ers a lot more about their customers,
and is making it easier than ever to
give to customers what they want,”
says Claire Hamilton, retail trend ana-
lyst at WGSN, a london-based trend-
forecasting firm. “the natural outcome
of that is to actually offer more person-
alization services.”
the purchase of a personalized gift
demands serious thought. take some
time to consider the recipient’s per-
sonality.
“you want to start looking at their
interests: children, pets, their favorite
colors, their style,”says Spizman.
She advises purchasing a present
the recipient is sure to use.
“When you think personalization
you want to think about the personal
use of a gift. Make sure the person is
going to
enjoy it,”she says.
Pigeonholing friends may not be a
polite practice most times of the year,
but when it comes to holiday gift giv-
ing, it’s one of the keys to success.
“When you know you’re buying a
gift for a traveler, an entertainer, a
music or sports lover, then you can
really pinpoint the perfect gift,”Robyn
Spizman, gift expert and founder of
theGiftionary.com, says.
Monogramming is a classic person-
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alizing detail that never seems to go
out of style.
“People like to see their names,”
says Roseanne Morrison, fashion direc-
tor for trend forecaster doneger
Group, New york. “the more personal-
ization that’s involved, the more it
makes someone feel like this [gift] is
designed for me.”
the trend is to bigger monograms
with fresh fonts, styles and twists on
tradition. and be selective about the
item you choose to monogram.
“Monogramming clothes is totally
out,”says Jess Zaino, celebrity stylist
and former co-host of the Style Net-
work’s “Modern Girl’s
Guide to life.”
But WGSN’s Clair
Hamilton says to heck
with trendmeisters
who say mono-
grammed clothing is
out, out, out. for those
with a considerably
larger gift budget, a
wool or a fur coat
with an understated
initials inside “would
be wonderful.”
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A personalized blanket can go from crib to dorm room;
from celebrity fave Butterscotch Blankees
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Great ideas for personal gifts
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Brightly colored melamine plates from La Plates are a big hit with celebrity parents,
including the Obamas. Customers can choose design, background color, font style
and color when creating their plates, which range in size from 7 inches (sold indi-
vidually) to 10 inches (available in sets of four). The bright, fanciful plates are dura-
ble enough to withstand horseplay at a barbeque but elegant enough for an adult
luncheon. ($22, specialty stores; www.laplates.com ).
Custom-monogrammed Butterscotch Blankees have been spied swaddling the babes
of celebrity moms like Sarah Jessica Parker. Company founder Jodie Roth says
her products make a long-lasting gift that can follow the owner from crib to dorm
room. The handmade blankets would make a great gift for a newborn, young child
or parents who want to add flare to a nursery or bedroom. The handmade blankets
range in size, style and color. ($125, specialty stores and boutiques).
Personalized stationery is a classic gift. But for a new twist for a relative or friend who
loves to wrap and give gifts try wrapping paper personalized with her name and
special message. Custom gift wrap from online stationer Erin Condren can be
imprinted with the message you choose — “Happy Birthday! With love from Gram-
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“It’s a functional thing to give that is still so personal and so much fun,” celebrity
stylist Jess Zaino says. “It will make them smile every time they use it” (10-ft. length
for $45).
The “Everything Book,” a monthly calendar for to track family activities, can be cus-
tomized with a name and photo on the covers. It comes with matching personalized
labels, tab stickers and notepads ($45, erincondren.com) Monogram a leather wal-
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Millions of toys are manufactured
every year. While the large majority of
them are safe for child use, a few slip
through the cracks and are deemed
unsafe after they hit the store shelves. To
ensure that the toys children are playing
with will provide years of safe enjoy-
ment, parents and caregivers can keep
abreast on product recalls.
There are a few ways individuals can
keep track of products. The first is by reg-
istering any items with the company
from which they were bought. This can
be done via the postcard that is included
in the packaging of many toys and other
products or by going onto the manufac-
turer’s Web site and filling out the
required information. If the company
engages in a voluntary recall, registered
people can be informed.
Another method to finding out about
product recalls and unsafe items is to
contact any number of organizations.
Many third-party organizations regularly
post information about product recalls,
the most notable of which is the Con-
sumer Product Safety Commission.
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Wrap
Stars
Three of America’s most
talented gift wrappers offer the
season’s best presentation tips
By Taniesha Robinson | CTW Features
Holiday Gift Guide | 2010
Gift-wrapping should say a little about
you and something about the person
receiving the gift.of course,i have my
own collection of papers that i’m drawn
to,but first i think of the person.
Signature style: organic and natural
Must-have materials: twine, string, rib-
bon, pressed flowers, papers made of
natural fibers like thai unryu, kozo and
Nepalese lokta
On her style: i’m really inspired by
nature and looking at ordinary material
in a new, fresh, enlightened way.
Her best wrap so far: a gift topped
with a rock and twine. it makes me
happy to inspire people to see such a
common thing that is at our feet every
single day and accentuate that.
Favorite embellishments: stones or a
bundle of twigs
Tricks of the trade: always fold-in the
exposed edges so there is a finished look
to your gift. When you’re done wrapping
your gift, take your pointed finger and
your thumb and pinch the edges. it cre-
ates a sharper edge.
expert gift wrappers innovate year after year, gather-
ing inspiration for their fanciful creations from
nature, the recycling bin – or the giftee himself.
take notes as three of today’s top wrappers share
thoughts behind their signature styles, tips for the
not-so-crafty gift-giver and ideas for what to do with
some of those odd-shaped items.
Wauaa Weu
Wauaa Weu. autbor of ¨Tbe Art of Gift Wrappiug¨(2010. Potter Craft) is
co-fouuaer of Soolip. tbe fasbiouable West Holljuooa purtejor of fiue
paperWeu isu`t just a urap star. sbe uraps for stars. iucluaiug Will
Smitb. Cbarlize Tberou aua Halle Berrj
Extraordinary:
celebrity wrapper
Wanda Wen uses
humble leaves,
stones, twigs and
even wax paper to
create special
packages
Top saftey starts with
knowing about recalls
make sure the toys
children are playing with
are safe and not being
recalled.
Those interested in learning about
potential recalls can use the
following contact information.
CONSUMER PROdUCT SAFETY COMMIS-
SION: Visit the CPSC Web site at www.cpsc.
gov and click on the “Recalls and Product
Safety News” link.
RECALLS.gOV: This is a relatively new site
that has combined the jurisdictions of six U.S.
federal agencies to alert the public.
BABY ZONE: This site regularly publishes information about safety recalls. Here is the
link for the 2010 recalls: www.babyzone.com/safety/recalls/photos_2010-recalls-toy-
gear/.
hEALTh CANAdA: Canadians can learn about recalls through Canada’s official
health and safety site at www.hc-sc.gc.ca.
RECALLS.ORg: A nonprofit organization for the benefit of the public, Recalls.org
publishes product recalls.
FIShER-PRICE: Fisher-Price recalled a number of products at the end of 2010. For a
complete list of products and instructions, visit www.service.mattel.com/us/recall.asp.
out of ideas? short on time? no
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a small army of local service pro-
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The restaurant will
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Browse the gift shop
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Wrapping odd shapes: to wrap a
wine or champagne bottle, Wen sug-
gests using thin paper such as tissue or
translucent thai unryu paper that will
easily gather around the object.
Auu Pricksou
Auu Pricksou. uiuuer of tbe 2009
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auara. eucourages gift-giters to take a
risk ubeu tbej urapHere. sbe sbares
tips ou acbietiug a uuique stjle
don’t be afraid to do something
unique because that’s what people will
remember.
Signature style: Ribboned and
bowed
Must-have materials: Simply
designed paper, ribbons with wire
On her style: i put a lot of effort into
the ribbons and bows. i don’t usually
use the traditional bow; i use the
square-knot bow.
Her best wrap so far: Probably when
i wrapped everyone’s gift in the same
paper. it creates a nice cohesive look.
Favorite embellishments: small orna-
ments, candy, and small stuffed animals
for kids
Tricks of the trade: tease what’s
inside the gift. use a scarf as a ribbon if
it goes with something inside the pack-
age. also, tape paper to the box before
wrapping.
Wrapping odd shapes: for a plant,
find some beautiful paper or fabric and
make a giant circle. Put the plant in the
center and pull the material up and
around the pot leaving the top exposed.
try cellophane underneath the wrap-
ping material so it sticks up at the top.
Giua Tepper
Giua Tepper. fouuaer of Giftaecorat-
iugcom aua a freelauce aesiguer for
¬M Scotcb braua aua otbers. iustructs
gift urappers arouua tbe globe 24·¨
tbrougb ber uebsite aua ueusletter
Her tbeorj of aesigu² Pigure out tbe
recipieut`s bobbies aua passious
tailor the gift to their different hob-
bies and interests. try to find some kind
of color or embellishments that match-
es the theme of their life.
Signature style: lofty layers
Must-have materials: raffia, yarn, bans
of color and any small thing of interest
On her style: it’s the accents, the lay-
ering and the little extra touches that
really makes someone take notice. My
goal is to teach people to make beauti-
ful and unique gift wrap designs that
are easy to create using interesting
household items and inexpensive mate-
rials found at local craft stores.
Her best wrap so far: a gift for an 18-
year-old tough guy that was warmly lay-
ered and decoratively tied with raffia
and a wooden bead. i gave him that gift
and he was stunned. it wasn’t so much
that it was beautiful, it was just the
effort put into it.
Favorite embellishments: Pictures,
small ornaments
Tricks of the trade: for a perfect
package, cut the wrapping paper two
inches wider than the box; use the box
length plus the two ends to determine
paper length. leaving too much paper
is a rookie wrapping error that leaves a
package looking lumpy and uneven.
Wrapping odd shapes: Print out a
picture of the gift on cardstock and
provide directions to the actual gift’s
secret location. Place the card in a
small box and wrap it creatively.
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The incision
Tepper uses medium-
sized scissors – no more
than six or seven inches –
for detail. All three wrap-
pers recommend the
Scotch Gift Wrap Cutter for
easy, straight edges.
sTick iTTo ’em
Tepper warns against glue
guns and recommends
glue sticks for layering
effects. The sticks leave
room for adjustments
because the adhesive
doesn’t dry right away.
ho, ho hole
Wen recommends a hole
puncher to make gift tags;
string twine around gifts for
decoration.
sTraighTTalking
When layering gift wraps,
Tepper is sure to have a
pencil and acrylic ruler at
hand to make sure pieces
are even.
The Tapeline
For gift wrappers who use
one-sided clear tape, the
Scotch Pop-Up Tape dis-
penser may prove to be a
helpful tool. To wrap like a
pro, however, consider
double-sided tape. Try
foam tape to paste uncon-
ventional toppers.
don’T forgeT …
Your hands are the most
important tool you have,
Wen says. She has
wrapped masterpieces
with paper torn with her
hands. But let’s leave this
technique to the pros.
The Toolbox
Crown jewels: Gina Tepper swaddles packages in gold
wrap, scrapbook paper and ribbon, and tops them off with
individual jewels and jeweled holiday ornaments. The
packages coordinate with the gift bag.
Bright ideas:Wanda Wen wrapped a wine bottle in
decorative paper and cotton balls, top; Gina Tepper framed
charming holiday photos on the tops of gifts to indicate the
recipients; to avoid wrapping a guitar, she enclosed a
creative card (with directions on finding the gift) in a box
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