Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Last-Minute Gift Ideas This Holiday Season

It’s not too late to shop for that special someone on your gift-giving list this holiday season. If you’re stuck on ideas, you might want to take a look at the stocking stuffers and more here — fit for the techie, the creative type or the “fashionista” on your list.

-Shandra Hill Smith

Case Logic (www.caselogic.com) has a number of cases to help protect your cell phone, digital camera, e-reader and more.

They include:

Universal pockets (UNZB-2)

With a compact design, it fits in your purse, pocket or backpack and is compatible with ultra-compact cameras, MP3 players, cell phones and other small portable electronics. In red, black, blue and pink, it includes a detachable wrist strap.

Compact camera case (QPB-201)

Daily wear and tear won’t have a chance on your point-and-shoot camera with the Case Logic Compact Camera Case. It comes in a number of colors, including blue, red and pink, and has a texture akin to the material on seat belt straps.

Neoprene pocket video case (UNZB-3)

Case Logic’s Neoprene Pocket Video Case is compatible with many brands of pocket video recorders, including Flip, Kodak, Sony and Samsung.

Universal eBook Reader Sleeve (EKC-101)

Protect your eReader with Case Logic’s Universal eBook Reader Sleeve slim enough to fit in your purse or backpack.

10.2” Netbook/ipad attaché (VNA-210)

Carry your netbook or iPad, while organizing accessories such as your mouse, iPod and cell phone. The attache’ is compatible with netbooks with screen sizes between seven and 10 inches.

You won’t find leather in these handbags. Using materials to include wool, nylon, canvas and straw, NOAH Handbags features fashionable colors and bold graphics, such as in its Birds collection. The name, says Founder Joe Danza, is an acronym for the words no animal harmed. www.noahhandbags.com

If your gift recipient could use a little help organizing her handbag, take a look at the Purseket purse organizer, which

comes in different sizes and patterns to fit handbags and totes.


Reebok has something for the athletic Dad and Mom in your life. For men and women, there’s the RunTone, which

has attracted the likes of actress Rosario Dawson and Super

Bowl champion Peyton

Manning. Also, EasyTone for women features balance

ball-inspired technology to

challenge the glutes, calves and hamstrings to work harder. www.reebok.com

You can’t go wrong with picks from Crane & Co. — whether you’re looking for a gift for a business or personal associate. Every item spells quality. Take a closer look at these goodies:

Cross Brown Leather Passport Wallet Embossed Bird Green Leather Journal Kate Spade All-occasion Gift Set Script Initial Notes Spectacle Sticky Note Set (designed for Crane & Co. by Red Bird Ink of Atlanta)



With its flexible design, dbLogic has set out to offer distortion-free earphones with full-bass sound. The portable, battery-free earphones come with a carry case. www.dblogic.com

Kiss My Face

For friends and family who prefer natural, Kiss My

Face has a line of body care products to fit most any need: moisture soap, shower gel (Silky Soft Shower and Bath Gel, for example), deodorant, toothpaste, shaving cream and more. There are even products for kids (such as Foaming Hand Wash).

The company launched on a 200-acre organic farm in New York’s Hudson River Valley and, since, has operated from a converted barn and feed store. www.kissmyface.com


For iPad users, Targus has accessories to keep you ready on the go. Made of top-grain leather, the Truss Leather Case/Stand opens like a book so the iPad doesn’t have to come out. It includes a stand to hold the iPad up for hands-free viewing.

Charge your iPad, iPhone or iPod with the Targus Mobile Charger for iPad. www.targus.com