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Tracking in Style Who says fashion and fitness don’t mix? The latest in wearable trackers prove the two are a match made in high-
By Renee Lee CTW Features There’s no reason why fitness trackers need to be clunky or unsightly. The newest generation of gadgets goes above and beyond, evolving to include stylish accessories from rings and bracelets to shorts and socks. Fitness trackers, also known as “wearables,” have increased in popularity ever since they hit the market; the International Data Corporation says sales of wearables increased triple digits during the last quarter of 2015. Here are seven stylish new wearable tech guaranteed
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to please the fashionistas and techies on your holiday gift list:
starting at $119 This small but mighty leaf-shaped tracker can do just about everything: it tracks all of your physical activity as well as inactivity, highlighting how much time your body is in a deep sleep; helps you stay mindful with guided meditation exercises; and even gets to know your body’s reproductive cycle. Wear the LEAF any way you want — clip it on clothing or wear it as a wrap bracelet or pendant necklace.
$245 Ringly puts a new spin on wearables with beautiful, this-actually-looks-likejust-a-ring smart rings. These high tech rings connect to Bluetooth, showcasing notifications for anything from text messages to calendar appointments. Ringly also recently re-
leased the Aries, a smart bracelet that doubles as an activity tracker. The slim, gold-plated bangle features your choice of a semi-precious stone, and tracks steps walked and calories burned. The bracelets are set to ship in the fall, making it a perfect hot item to snag for the holidays.
Sensaria Smart Socks
starting at $199 Not really into jewelry or accessories? With Sensaria’s Smart Socks, there’s no reason to don an extra item for fitness tracking — simply switch out your old socks for a smarter model! The smart socks track all the normal stuff, like steps taken and calories burnt, but also acts as a trainer, pointing out things pointing out things like foot landing technique to help you run more effectively.
Griffin Ribbon Wristband
$14.99 Have a tracker that doesn’t quite fit your style? Spiff it up with this ribbon reminiscent of those trendy, no damage ribbon hair ties. The colorful, stretchy nylon bands come in two sizes and is compatible with five different trackers.
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Lumo Men’s Shorts & Sensor
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$199.99 Also from Lumo comes Lumo Run, a sensor that acts like a running coach, tracking cadence, speed, calories burnt and more – all wrapped up into a pair of shorts. Get up to 20 hours of run time with a single charge and even get on-demand feedback for better form and posture during runs.
$49 June by Netamo is a different kind of tracker. It’s actually a beauty coach that measures your sun exposure, alerting you when it’s time to reapply sunscreen. Get it in three striking color options.
Lumo Lift + Swarovski Jewelry Clasp
$79.99 & $29.99 The Lumo Lift calls itself the world’s best selling digital posture coach. This small, quarter-sized sensor magnetically attaches to your shirt and tracks all of the traditional fitness stats. The coolest feature: it helps you achieve better posture with vibrations that notify you when you’re slouching or off kilter. Pair the sensor with a Swarovski Jewel Clasp (in options like a red dot or white flower) to show your Lift off as a classy pin.
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Top 50 Toys of 2016 EVERY KID HAS A WISH LIST, BUT HOW DO YOU DECIDE WHAT SHOULD ACTUALLY BE UNDER THE TREE THIS YEAR? By Matthew M. F. Miller CTW Features
While it might ring true that everyone feels like a kid at Christmastime, nothing beats the excitement of actually being one. Few annual traditions are more anticipated and toiled over than the creation of a holiday wish list. For parents, however, few things are more stressful than trying to balance buying a kid what he or she really, really wants with buying the best, longest-lasting toys. Today, with more toys than ever from which to
choose, how should one go about selecting the right gift for the kids on your list? “The number one most important thing to consider before buying a toy is age appropriateness,” says Marissa DiBartolo, Senior Editor, The Toy Insider. “Always check the packaging and see what the suggested age range is for a toy. The manufacturers’ suggested age ranges exist for lots of good reasons, including safety.” Experts agree that toy quality and durability also are important consider-
ations when determining what to buy. “There are landfill toys and there are legacy toys,” says Richard Gottlieb, Global Toy Experts, a world-renowned consultancy and resource for toy industry insight and information. “Landfill toys tend to be relatively inexpensive, based upon some character or brand a child currently loves, and end up thrown away within a couple of months.” Gottlieb describes legacy toys as those that are durable, typically made from wood, metal or heavy plas-
tic, that can grow with the child, involve some mastery and can withstand being passed down. “Because legacy toys are more expensive they need to be seen as an investment,” he says. Premier legacy toys, according to Gottleib, are Lego sets, Tonka trucks, Meccano robots, American Girl dolls and even bears from Build-A-Bear. DiBartolo also believes it’s important to consider play value before buying. “Ask yourself: Does the toy allow for lots of imaginative play? Can kids play
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together with this toy? Will kids use it more than once? Will it last for a few years, or will they outgrow it quickly?” And while learning toys aren’t always the most popular until they get their hands on them and realize how fun they can be, DiBartolo says parents should consider how a toy helps a child develop. “Will it help develop their fine motor skills? Will it aid in enhancing socialemotional growth? All kids learn through play, but make sure you are choosing toys that will help kids grow in ways that are right for them,” DiBartolo says. Above all, parents should purchase toys that match their child’s interests. Although he stresses the
importance of durable toys, Gottleib agrees that there’s no harm in getting your child a quality branded toy if it’s what he or she wants. “Buying a toy featuring a beloved character is fine, but make sure that there is play value,” he says. DiBartalo agrees. “Think about what the child you are buying for likes. Kids have big personalities, and you should always consider what their interests are before purchasing a toy. Not all girls like princesses and not all boys like superheroes. If you’re unsure, go with classic, gender-neutral options, like board games, arts and crafts or cool tech toys,” she says. Gottleib encourages grandparents to forgo the wish list, at least for one
gift, to teach the child about something that’s important to them. “Grandparents should buy a child a gift that reflects the grandparents’ passion. For an example, if a grandfather was an Air Force pilot, he may want to buy a model plane or a book on planes. The best that will happen is that the grandparent will create an enthusiasm in the grandchild that they can share. The worst is that the child will get a sense of who their grandparent is, which will pay dividends in later years.” Popular trends for 2016 are toys that teach kids to code, small collectibles, small technology toys and nostalgia toys remain trendy. “Nostalgic toys are very popular because they
allow for a truly unique parent-child interaction unlike any other,” DiBartolo says. “In a world where technology is constantly evolving, parents have a strong desire to return to simpler times, and share their childhood experiences with their children. Nostalgic toys and brands encourage families to unplug from their devices and spend some quality time together.” According to DiBartolo, some of the most popular nostalgic toys this year include Spirograph Shapes, Lincoln Logs 100th Anniversary Tin, Strawberry Shortcake Rag Dolls (from The Bridge Direct) and Nintendo’s Super NES Classic Mini. © CTW Features
The Top 50 Toys for 2016 2. Imaginext Shark Bite Pirate Ship
Ages 3+, $49.99
1. VTech Go! Go! Smart Friends Enchanted Princess Palace Ages 18 months+, $59.99
4. Think & Learn Code-A-Pillar Ages 3+, $49.99
3. Little People Sit ‘n Stand Skyway
Ages 18 months+, $39.99
5. Code & Go Robot Mouse Coding Activity Set Ages 5+, $59.99
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6. Melissa & Doug Wooden Wash, Dry & Iron Play Set
7. Melissa & Doug Home Sweet Home 3-D Puzzle & Dollhouse In One
Ages 3+, $39.99
Ages 6+, $9.99
8. Bright Beats Dance & Move Beatbo
9. American Girl, Girl of the Year, Lea Clark Doll & Book
Ages 9 months +, $39.99
Ages 8+, $120
10. Spirograph Shapes Set
Electric Skateboards and Hoverboards
Ages 8+, $29.99
Making your Christmas Electrifying!
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6.5 Transformer Series
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Starter board for ages under 10 offering low speeds 3mph to 10mph.
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12. Star Wars Bladebuilders Spin-Action Lightsaber
13. Melissa and Doug Scoop & Serve Ice Cream Counter
Ages 3+, $39.99
Ages 3+, $49.99
14. Lincoln Logs 100th Anniversary Tin Ages 3+, $44.99
15. Pom Pom Wow Decoration Station Ages 5+, $29.99
18. BOSEbuild Speaker Cube Ages 8+, $149
16. Tonka Classic Steel Front Loader Vehicle Ages 3+, $39.99
17. Meccano Meccasaur
Ages 10+, $99.99
20. CHiP Ages 8+, $199.99
19. Shopkins Shoppies Dolls Ages 4+, $19.99
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21. Melissa & Doug Lifelike Plush Owl All Ages, $34.99
22. LEGO Friends Amusement Park Roller Coaster, Ages 8+, $99.99
23. My Friend Pikachu
Ages 4+, $29.99
24. Disney My Time Singing Elena of Avalor Ages 3+, $29.99
25. Hot Wheels A.I. Intelligent Race System Starter Kit Ages 8+, $99.99
27. Doc McStuffins Hospital Care Cart
26. Lion Guard Training Lair Playset Ages 3+, $59.99
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28. Nerf N-Strike Elite HyperFire Blaster Ages 8+, $49.99
31.. Baby Alive Go Bye Bye Doll Ages 3+, $49.99
29. Speak Out Game
Ages 16+, $19.99
30. Sky Viper Streaming Drone Ages 12+, $89.99
32. Love2Learn Elmo Plush Toy and App,
Ages 18 months+, $69.99
34. Mr. Potato Head Marvel Mixable, Mashable Heroes
33. CodeGamer Ages 10+, $149.95
Ages 2+, $21.99
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34. Shopkins Kinstructions Deluxe Shopville Town Center
35. 3Doodler Start Ages 8+, $49.99
Ages 8+, $59.99
36. Shopkins Happy Places Happy Home
37. FurReal Friends Torch My Blazin’ Dragon Pet
Ages 4+, $79.99
Ages 3+, $34.99
39. Play-Doh Ice Cream Castle Playset Ages 3+, $19.99
38. Tyco Terra Climber Remote Control Vehicle Ages 8+, $99.99
Happy Holidays from Hank's
Where you will find a great selection of toys, treats, & stocking stuffers Gift Certificates are available too!
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43. Vtech Go! Go! Smart Wheels Treasure Mountain Train Adventure Age 1+, $54.99
44.. Barbie Rainbow Cove Princess Castle Playset
Ages 3+, $99.99
45. Air Hogs Thunder Trax RC Vehicle Ages 8+, $74.99
46. Num Noms Lipgloss Truck Craft Kit Ages 3+, $32.99
47. Little Live Pets Turtle Tank Ages 5+, $24.99
48. Razor PowerCore E100 Electric Scooter Ages 8+, $159.99
50. DC Super Hero Girls Dolls
49. Bloxels Ages 8+, $49.99
Ages 6+, $19.99
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Interactive Holidays Hobbytown is your local source for a totally different kind of “mobile device”— hoverboards and electric skateboards by Electric Academy! Your child (or child-like adult) will love scooting around on these rechargeable motorized boards. They do offer shipping from their website (hobbytown.com) for $4.99 or free in-store pickup, but looking through the inventory is half the fun, so stop by their location at The Square, 3500 S. College Ave. in Fort Collins or 1935 Main St. in Longmont.
6.5 Matrix Series in pink chrome
6.5 Transformer Series in green
6.5 Transformer Series and 6.5 Matrix Series - $399
The Matrix 6.5 and Transformer 6.5 hoverboard series offers 6.5 inch wheels that use innovative gyroscopic technology. Two footpads with intuitive sensors and smart balance wheels allow it to detect every movement and long lasting, approved Lithium batteries that last up to 12 miles with an average speed up to 10 MPH. They come in a variety of colors with a hard storage case and LED lights for visibility.
Bolt Electric Skateboard $ 299.00
The Bolt is designed to be a beginner electric skateboard for ages under 10. This starter board offers very low speeds—3 to 10 MPH. 3 speed controls allow the rider to graduate from beginner to intermediate over time.
The Ares Shadow 240 - $79.99 (reg. $149.99)
A mini quadcopter for both the beginner and the experienced pilot. The 6-axis stabilization system allows agile flight and stability out of the box, plus, the two different control rates with the Shadow 240 help ease the learning curve. Powerful LEDs and color-coded lighting make the Shadow 240 visible in the dark. When you’re ready for a whole new perspective, just clip on the modular WiFi FPV camera (sold separately). Plus, the same accessories that fit previous generations of similar class Ares quadcopters will also fit the Shadow 240. So, you can easily add a rocket launcher, a squirt gun, a bubble machine, or a working winch. Everything needed is in the box, including AA batteries for the 4-channel transmitter, a 780mAh 1S 3.7V LiPo battery and an AC charger for convenient charging from almost any outlet.
STEM projects, games and more!
Hobbytown is a haven of STEM toys for the curious kid (or adult!), as well as games, RC vehicles and models. Interactive is the name of... well, the game. Engage your child’s mind and sense of adventure this holiday season with any number of games and toys that allow you to be an active participant as well. Stop by Hobbytown and check out the stock, you’ll have a hard time leaving without something in hand!
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Gifts for the Home
By Elise Oberlissen, Reporter-Herald, When idea gathering for the holidays, don’t forget gifts for their personal spaces. Make a cozy contribution or something to make the day to day a little bit easier. Moms, dads, friends and family will all appreciate something mindful that lasts.
J. DAY’S APPLIANCE & MATTRESS
132 E. 7th St., Loveland, 970-669-1357, jdaysappliance.com J. Days Appliance and Mattress selected a few items to consider as top gifts for him or her. Because sleep is something money can’t buy, but the right kind of bedding can make it a much more desirable experience and the right look in the kitchen can make all the difference.
Malouf Queen Sheets Microfiber by Woven™
Nothing quite like slipping into bed with brand new sheets. These soft to the touch, stain and wrinkle resistant sheets make a great gift for someone planning to move—or if you need to outfit the guest room this holiday season. Queen set retails for $34; or upgrade to 200 thread count for $36.
Malouf Convolute Gel Queen Pillow
Model ZZQQHPCOGF Everyone deserves a good night’s sleep. Now you can give the gift of sleep with this of-so-comfy gel pillow. Gel keeps you cool while memory foam provides the right amount of support to the head and neck. Hypoallergenic material makes it ideal for people with allergies. Retails for $39.
Frigidaire Counter Top Microwave
Model FFCM0934LS Quickly heat up all those yummy holiday leftovers with this stainless steel beauty. With this sleek and stylish design, it’s easy to upgrade the kitchen with a quality appliance at a great price. Retails for $95
MEANWHILE BACK AT THE RANCH
#3 Old Town Square, Fort Collins, (970)495-0328, meanwhilebackattheranch.us When you want unique home décor gifts, stop by Meanwhile Back at the Ranch to find a wide selection of items. Choose from authentic Native American rugs, pottery and artifacts sourced directly from tribes in Arizona and New Mexico.
“Tree of Life”Handcrafted Navajo Rug
(Dimensions 24X36, Features Birds and Bees, shown in hand) In the category of pictorial rugs, traditionally, the Tree of Life only features birds. Adding a modern twist, bees, elevates this rug and attracts collectors who seek unique and rare finds. Retails for $1400 (includes discount).
“Gando Red” Handcrafted Navajo Rug
(Dimensions 31”x21”, shown on counter) These masterpiece rugs are born out of precision and skills passed down over generations. Handmade rugs come from the hands of Navajo women who take their time to weave these magical creations for your home. Dyed red wool. Retails for $420 (includes discount).
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FRONT RANGE POOL TABLE COMPANY
1600 E. Mulberry St. #3, Fort Collins, 970-419-0816, frontrangepooltables.com Front Range Pool Table Company has been helping Longmont families complete their rec room dreams for the past 30 years. Here are a few crowd pleasers.
Lorient Pool Table, made by C.L. Bailey
Beautify your game room and keep the pool party in full swing for hours. Solid maple frame, ornate legs and full leather pockets make this one a real standout. Plus, full one inch slate top and diamond sites add a special touch. Retails for $2899.
Atomic Shuffle Board
NFL Ball Sets
Keep them entertained for hours with this nine foot shuffle board. Perfect gift if you don’t have room for a pool table. Comes with full set of pucks. Retails for $599.
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Holiday Pottery & Navajo rug Sale Great GiftS Great Selection Great PriceS Holiday Hours: Mon-Sat 10–6 Sun 11–5
Diehard Bronco fans can pick up a set up balls for the pool table or simply display these crowd pleasers in the rec room. Other NFL teams available too. Retails for $179.
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NORTHERN COLORADO AIR INC.
812 Stockton Ave., Ft. Collins, 970-223-8873, ncagriff.com In business for nearly 25 years, Northern Colorado Air will celebrate their 25th anniversary in March 2017. The family-owned operation installs and services furnaces, air conditioners and other air quality items that help keep allergens out of your home. Here’s a few items to keep in mind this holiday season.
Honeywell Wifi Thermostat Controller (model TH8321WF)
Did you forget to turn the heat down again? Not to worry. With programmable features and a mobile app, control the temperature of your home year round—even if you aren’t home. Retails for $350-$400 (installed)
Is the air at home a little too dry for your sniffer? A humidifier adds moisture back into the air this holiday season. Nosebleeds are all too common this time of year, but a humidifier can help ease the problem and make your home more comfy. Retails $495-$650 (installed)
Lenox Air-in Filtration (model PCO3-16)
Know someone who suffers from allergies or asthma? Air filtration systems can help ease their troubles. Once installed to the furnace, the air filtration unit removes dust, pollen, pet dander and chemicals known as VOCs, volatile organic compounds. Plus, the home smells better because it banishes odors. Retails for $1500-$1750 (installed)
Don’t forget the pets!
HANK’S PET FOOD MARKET 2245 W. Eisenhower Blvd., Loveland, 970-685-8621, hankspetfood.com Hank’s Pet Food Market brings Loveland’s furry friends an array of all-natural quality pet food, yummy treats and fun toys that keep em’ happy and well-fed. Here’s a few stocking stuffers the cat dragged in.
Cat Nip Critters by Imperial Cat
Watch kitty light up the room with these cute hand-crocheted animals. Infused with organic cat nip, these toys come in all sorts of fun species and shapes! Retails for $1.99
Life Essentials by Cat-Man-Doo
Treat your cat and watch how she purrs every time. Choose from freeze dried chicken, salmon or Bonito, a type of fish. Cats go crazy for the taste and texture. Retails for $9.99 (2 ounce package)
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“Rutabega Rabbit” by VIP Toys
These reinforced toys come with seven layers of stitching. Plus, the squeaker keeps your pooch pouncing. Top sellers include farm animals, like “Polly the Pig,” (retails for $15.99) and “Rutabega Rabbit,” (retails for 23.99).
“Barkin’ Bacon,” dog treats
By Loveland-based Biscuit Bakery of Northern Colorado Fido will be your bestie each time you slip him a few Barkin’ Bacon treats under the table. All natural dog treats offer high quality ingredients like real bacon, bacon grease, and unbleached whole wheat flour. Retails for 7.99 (8 ounce package).
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Your Smartphone Needs WHETHER YOU’RE SHOPPING FOR A MUSIC LOVER OR A BUDDING PHOTOGRAPHER, THESE STOCKING STUFFERS ARE SURE TO PLEASE BY Reedhima Madlik, CTW Features —Take your phone game to the next level this holiday season with these headphones, camera lens and other smartphone accessories.
LUMEE LIGHT UP PHONE CASE
$38.95+ Wonder how celebs like Kim Kardashian
PRYNT INSTANT PHOTO CASE
$149.99 Love the ease of a Polaroid? This innovative inkless printer case lets you print photos directly from your smartphone. Simply plug in your phone, take a photo, choose a filter and hit print! The app also records a video linked to the physical photo, which plays if viewed through the app. Currently available in your choice of three colors (white, blue and black) for iPhone 5 and up. November 24,2016
always have the perfect lighting in their Instagram posts? The secret is a light-up case. With the LumMee front-lit iPhone case, you’ll get the perfect selfie, every time. LuMee comes in multiple colors for iPhone 5S and up, and Samsung Galaxy S6 & S7.
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BOSE QUIETCOMFORT 35 WIRELESS HEADPHONES $349.95 Make surviving your flight infinitely easier with these wireless
noise-canceling headphones. Whether you’re trying to study in a crowded dorm lounge, working on a spreadsheet 50,000 feet in the air, or just need some peace, these headphones have got your back. They’ve got up to 20 hours of charge, and connect to all your devices via Bluetooth. Plus the lightweight, durable material makes these headphones comfortable enough for long-term wear.
BOSE SOUNDSPORT WIRELESS HEADPHONES $149.95 For the
IBLAZR 2 WIRELESS LED FLASH $59.99 This little flash packs a big
punch. Advertised as the “most advanced light source for smartphones and tablets,” this flash can also be used for taking photos with a DSLR cameras, brightening video calls or as a handy flashlight. The iblazr 2 works with your phone’s native camera app – simply pair it via Bluetooth, open the app and double tap to activate the flash. You can even adjust the color temperature to create more natural and professional looking photos.
athletes on your list, Bose also offers the new SoundSport wireless headphones. Nothing throws off your groove when you’re exercising like a lost earbud; SoundSport headphones’ extended, flexible wings keep the buds in place whether you’re running, jumping or climbing. Plus, the Bluetooth capability means you don’t have to struggle with tangled cords ever again.
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MOMENT PHONE LENSES $99.99 EACH Moment also has a line of four differ-
MOMENT PHONE CASE $49.99 This iPhone case allows you to take your
photography to the next level with a DSLR-like shutter button and built-in lens interface. You can even purchase a strap attachment (sold separately) for an extra dose of nostalgia. It’s the perfect stocking stuffer for any shutterbug. Currently available in four colors: black, white, cork or walnut for iPhone 6 and up.
ent attachable lenses to take stunning, professional-looking images without having to lug around a bunch of bulky equipment. Compatible with iPhone 4 and up. • 60mm Tele Lens gets you twice as close without any distortion, making it perfect for street photography and travel. • Macro Lens allows you to get even closer – 10x closer – allowing you to capture even the tiniest details • 18mm Wide Lens gets more in the picture with no distortion • 15mm Superfish lens creates crisp edge to edge images © CTW Features
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Gifts For Him or Her
No matter what guy or gal is on your gift list, you can find anything you’re looking for right in town and this list will help get your creative gift-giving juju flowing!
Promenade Shops at Centerra
5971 Sky Pond Drive, Loveland, (970) 461-1285, thepromenadeshopsatcenterra.com
Tween girls on your list will love having their
Get your boys of all ages gear from their favorite teams at
makeup on the go.
LIDS and LockerRoom. Silver Sparkle Deluxe Beauty Kit A complete makeup kit with blush, bronzer, flavored lip glosses and a 10 color glitter eye shadow palette. $39.90
Denver Broncos Flag Support the Broncos in style with this 3x5foot logo flag. $34.99
The newest addition to Oakley’s quiver is
Guys deserve a little bling too once in a
a tech marvel, and since they work for men
while. With all-black styling, this striking
or women, you’ll have one less decision to
Movado® watch showcases the iconic Mu-
seum® dial. $495
Combining Oakley with Radar Pace enhances the wearer’s performance in realtime. Keep track of speed, cadence, distance, time, and access coaching, using sensor data integration and Intel technology, as well as
HELZBERG DIAMONDS Classic and beautifully simple, this 1/3 Ct. diamond solitaire pendant in 14K gold, is a statement piece to accompany any occasion. $599.99
adjust the volume, control music, and calls from your paired phone, and more. They are water resistant with interchangeable lenses to adjust to different sport conditions. $449 msrp
BEST BUY Tech will always be hot for him OR her and Best Buy has the gadgets on everyone’s list this holiday.
Plantronics - BackBeat FIT Headphones
Perfect for the busy women you know. Sweatproof, with no cords to get hopelessly tangled in they gym bag. $129.99
SONOS - PLAY:1 Wireless Speaker
Give your guy the gift of streaming music wirelessly. $199.99
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Rocky Mountain Shooter Supply
3507 E. Mulberry St., Unit A, Fort Collins, (970)221-5133, rmss.com
Safety with firearms is always a concern and Rocky Mountain Shooter Supply offers a gamut of classes to keep your favorite gun-owner safe and educated as well as gun and valuable home safes and range time for safe practice options. Shooting Range Punch Cards Four visits- $65 Eight visits - $120
Basic Pistol Class $135 This class is available in co-ed and women only sessions, covering everything from the basics of firearms and handguns, to actually shooting in the range. The class also meets the requirement for Colorado Concealed Carry permit.
This holiday special offers a punch card option of four or eight visits to the state of the art shooting range at Rocky Mountain Shooter Supply. The range doesn’t require a membership, and rental guns are available in a variety of calibers and styles allowing visitors to try something different, if they choose.
Wilburs Total Beverage
2201 S. College Ave., Fort Collins, wilburstotalbeverage.com Everyone needs a little celebration so Wilbur’s has put together these handpicked gifts for you and your friends or family to enjoy together, whether a him or a her. This is just a small sampling of what they have available. They invite you to stop by to see it all.
SWEET DEAL Retail-$59.99 Sale-$39.99
Deliciously sweet wines from Italy, Portugal, and Germany.
2015 Babarosa Moscato d’Asti 2014 Jacob Heims Riesling Kabinett NV Martinez Ruby Port 2014 Natale Verga Brachetto
2013 Tenuta Novare Valpolicella Ripasso 2014 Il Roccolo Chianti 2015 Monte Campo Pinot Grigio 2014 Natale Verga Moscato d’Asti
MOSCOW MULE PACK
$25 Everything you need for a perfectly crafted mule. Spud Vodka , a six-pack of Saranac Ginger Beer and a copper mug. (Style of copper mug may vary.)
Entice your senses with these fantastic features from Italy
PUMPKIN SPICE FOR ALL!
$25 Heritage Hills Pumpkin Spice liqueur is the perfect accompaniment to any holiday party. Blend it with French vanilla ice cream for an extra special treat!
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Players Gonna Play
20 BEST VIDEO GAMES TO GIFT THIS HOLIDAY From VR experiences to rebooted classics, there’s something for every type of gamer on this list for 2016 ReCore
(Comcept/Armature Studio/Microsoft Studios) PC/Xbox One, $39.99
(id Software/Bethesda Softworks) PC/PlayStation 4/ Xbox One, $59.99
(Campo Santo/Panic) PC/ Mac /PlayStation 4/Xbox One, $19.99
Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare
(Infinity Ward/Activision) PC/PlayStation 4/Xbox One, $99.99
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(Respawn Entertainment/EA) PC/PlayStation 4/Xbox One, $59.99
Inside (Playdead) PC/PlayStation 4/Xbox One, $19.99
(Remedy Entertainment/Microsoft Studios) PC/Xbox One, $59.99
Pokémon Sun and Moon
(Game Freak/Nintendo) Nintendo 3DS, $39.99 each
PlayStation 4, $39.99
(ConcernedApe/Chucklefish Games) Wii U/PC/Mac/PlayStation 4/Xbox One, $14.99
Street Fighter V (Capcom/Dimps) PC/PlayStation 4, $59.99
(Thekla) PC/Mac/PlayStation 4/Xbox One, $39.99
Dark Souls III
(FromSoftware/Bandai Namco Entertainment) PC/PlayStation 4/Xbox One, $39.99
(Hangar 13/2K Games) PC/Mac/PlayStation 4/Xbox One, $59.99
Tom Clancy: The Division
(Ubisoft) PC/PlayStation 4Xbox One, $59.99
(Superhot Team) PC/Mac /Xbox One, $25.00
(Night School Studio) PC/Mac/PlayStation 4/Xbox One, $19.99
Ratchet & Clank
(Insomniac Games/Sony Computer Entertainment)
(Blizzard Entertainment) PC/PlayStation 4/Xbox One, $59.99
Eagle Flight VR
(Ubisoft) Oculus Rift/HTC Vive/PlayStation VR, $39.99
(EA Sports) PC/PlayStation 4/Xbox One, $59.99
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What’s your Vintage?
policies and no concerns about damage. You won’t have to look far either. Barnes and Noble carries Crosley turntables with an old-fashioned flair and the vinyl albums to go with them. An Igloo mini fridge, in turquoise for the she-shed
Igloo Retro Compact Refrigerator with Side Bottle Opener 1.6 cu. ft., $129.99 (walmart.com) By Misty Kaiser, Reporter-Herald Vintage is hot, whether real or not. Take a stroll through any mall and you’ll likely encounter record players, remakes of toys from your youth, and colorful appliances that look like something your grandmother might have owned. Surf around sites like Etsy and even eBay and you may be surprised by the prices your old handbags, jewelry and clothing may fetch. Odds are you know either someone who actively pursues vintage items, or someone who loves the cute and kitchy look. The question then becomes are you looking for the thing truly from yesteryear or the thing that just looks like it is.
One of the primary appeals of buying “real” vintage items is that you are getting something that is a little more unique. Even if it was mass produced to begin with, many may no
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Crosley Executive Portable USB Turntable- Brown/Black $109.95 (barnesandnoble.com)
longer exist. They often carry a true sense of nostalgia as well. Unfortunately, depending on what you’re looking for, it may also come with a price tag to match. Pieces by designers and makers that are out of production can be in high demand. However, if you’re open to doing a little digging locally, the finds can be more than worth it. Fort Collins Flea Market, Foothills Flea Market in Fort Collins and Front Range Mercantile in Longmont are great places to start. You can shop multiple vendors, with vintage goods of all types at one time. And, of course there are websites, etsy.com and ebay.com, for example, that will allow you to search more specifically. Sometimes natural wear is part of the charm of vintage items. But you don’t want something that’s on the verge of falling apart, so remember to carefully inspect items of any age for damage, missing components or signs of damage to
Since vintage is so hot, finding reproduction items or just brand new product lines with the vintage look is pretty easy right now. The benefits there are obvious: warranties, return
or red for the man-cave, looks like it popped out of grandma’s kitchen and right into Walmart. Even Target carries a wide selection of “retro series” games that come in their original editions with the packaging and pieces you remember. The trade-offs to “new” vintage, are its lack of history and that it is one of many. To true collectors, that may matter more than you think. But, then they can always return it, so there’s that advantage. Whichever you choose for the retro-fan in your
Battleship Game Retro Series 1967 Edition $13 (target.com)
life, you’re sure to score a holiday home run with a thoughtful vintage gift.
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Wilbur’s Gift-Giving Ideas for Christmas Season 2016 Washington Wonders
Sweet Deal Retail-$59.99 Sale-$39.99
“Treat yourself and friends with deliciously sweet wines from Italy, Portugal, and Germany”
“The state of Washington offers powerful reds and delightful whites for your enjoyment”
2015 Babarosa Moscato d’Asti 2014 Jacob Heims Riesling Kabinett NV Martinez Ruby Port 2014 Natale Verga Brachetto
2014 Snowline Riesling 2014 Sagelands Merlot 2013 Cricklewood Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 Cascade Ridge Syrah
“Explore delectable wines from the Southern Hemisphere including ones from New Zealand, Argentina, and Chile”
“Savor the greatness of these unique Spanish wines”
NV Clos la Soleya Cava 2013 Predicat Priorat 2014 Vieira de Plata Albarino 2012 El Jamon Crianza Tempranillo
2014 Imperial Reserve Pinot Noir 2014 Calibre Malbec 2013 Spice Block Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 Silver Beach Sauvignon Blanc
Best Of Bordeaux
“Indulge your palate with wines from the most well known region in France”
“Entice your senses with these fantastic features from Italy”
2013 Tenuta Novare Valpolicella Ripasso 2014 Il Roccolo Chianti 2015 Monte Campo Pinot Grigio 2014 Natale Verga Moscato d’Asti
2014 Chateau Bellevue D’Espy Bordeaux Rouge 2012 Avant Garde Bordeaux Blanc 2015 Chateau Vrai Caillou Entre Deux Mers 2010 Chateau de Callac Graves Rouge
“Revel in the New World wine of California where these varietals shine bright”
“Taste an array of different varietals and regions of France that truly showcase the country”
2015 Replica Block K Chardonnay 2013 Angels Landing Sauvignon Blanc 2014 Baus Family Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 Pleasures Pinot Noir
2013 La Chasse Prestige Cotes du Rhone 2015 Le Carredon Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 Cristal Color Sauvignon Blanc 2014 L’Aurore Macon Chardonnay
2201 South College • Open Mon-Sat 9-10 • Sun 9-7 • (970) 226-8662 • www.WilbursTotalBeverage.com