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THE GUIDE TO

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LOCAL FIND THE PERFECT GIFT FOR: The parents, the chef, the kids and everyone else on your list

A Special Interest Publication of the Yakima Herald-Republic Dec. 5, 2013

DOZENS OF GIFT IDEAS INSIDE!


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GIFTS FOR

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here are only so many sweaters, necklaces and pocketknives a person can acquire before it gets to be a bit much. “At a certain age, we start to comprehend the sacrifices our parents have made for us,” says Shelley Hunter, the gift expert known as The Giftcard Girlfriend. “With this understanding, we feel compelled to give gifts that adequately convey our feelings of love and appreciation. That’s a tall order for a trip to the mall.” One way to be creative for the ‘rents this holiday season: hone in on a more personalized area of interest and find fun stuff within those constraints. “Choosing the right gift has nothing to do with gender. It has everything to do with thinking about the recipient’s likes, interests and activities,” Hunter says. Or try any of these items for very specific sectors of mom and dad types.

MOM » THE READER

“Since nothing we give can equal the gifts they’ve given us, we turn to more practical items,” Hunter says. If mom’s a bookworm, chances are she’s already checked out some of this year’s hottest sellers, like Gillian Flynn’s Gone Girl or even – from the comfort of a private room – Fifty Shades of Grey. But if she’s looking for something a little different, try surprising her with the critically acclaimed The Shining Girls by Lauren Beukes ($18.45 hardcover). The mystery novel, about a time-traveling serial killer, has steadily gained steam since its release earlier this year, and is the perfect bookend to a year of great reads. If she has enough books already, maybe a bookish accessory is a better bet. Literary-inspired retailers, like Out of Print (outofprintclothing.com), make an array of products – from shirts to pouches to eBook covers – that are great for moms with a literary lean.

MOM » THE TEA LOVER

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For the tea-drinking mama, delicate, patterned teacups – like these Charlotte mugs from World Market ($21.56 for a set of four) – are subtle, feminine and inexpensive. Pair them with a delicious and healthful blend of tea and she’s all set. Teavana, a specialty tea and accessories store, offers plenty of unique flavors for every tea-loving palette. The Youthberry Wild Orange YOUTHBERRY WILD ORANGE Blossom Tea Blend ($18.80 for 4 oz. BLOSSOM TEA; $18.80 of loose leaf tea) is a popular favorite and a good place to start. And make


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MOM » THE FITNESS GURU

If the New Year inspired mom to get on the fitness train, you’re in luck! Fitness gifts are a never-ending stream of trendy new products – from colorful weights to yoga mats to running shoes and beyond. One such product is ViewSPORT Spandex Leggings for women ($30). Honor your mom’s, uh, colorful personality with skeleton leg and tribal patterns. What better way to spruce up her fitness routine than something boisterous as motivation? If at-home workouts are your mom’s thing, try gifting her with a kettle ball. Kettle balls are

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Top-notch shows like AMC’s “Mad Men” and “Breaking Bad” are both up-to-date on DVD and Blu-ray, so why not induce a plot-heavy marathon to go with that Christmas food overload? (“Breaking Bad” and “Mad Men” seasons five: $24.99). DAD » THE COUCH POTATO If he’s trying to downsize his material Is dad a TV guru stuck on reality programming? collection and knows how to work a Wifi-capable Open his eyes to the wonderful world of viewing device, Netflix or Hulu Plus will give scripted cable programming this holiday season. him a similar viewing experience without all the

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If dad’s more the “slow sip at the end of the day” type, class up his drinking experience with some fancy liquor goods. Sick of fetching and making him ice? Gift him some whiskey stones, like this Teraforma set ($19.94 at Crate and Barrel), which he can freeze ahead of time and reuse. If he’s a DIY sort of guy, he might enjoy a starter kit, like the Woodinville Age Your Own Whiskey (2-pack for $149; 4-pack for $569.96), which accelerates the aging process and comes with a reusable barrel.

Incorporated, 2010, $17) by Ken Denmead. Projects include tips for transforming a room into a spaceship, homemade Ethernet cuff links and customized board games. “There’s a difference between a gift and a present. A gift is something you give, knowing the recipient will enjoy it,” Hunter says. “A present is something you ‘present’ to the recipient because

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If dad’s a “Star Trek” guy, go for the gold. Literally. ThinkGeek is offering a limited edition gold U.S.S. Enterprise pizza cutter ($99) so he can show his Trekkie allegiance and enjoy a TV-night snack. For a less prodigal option, get the basic stainless steel version instead ($29.99). ThinkGeek also has Star Trek bath robes in multiple colors ($49 to $59) so dad can pretend he’s part of the crew around the house. Want to participate in dad’s geekery? Opt for a project book, like “Geek Dad: Awesomely Geeky Projects and Activities for Dads and Kids to Share” (Penguin Group

it’s something you think he or she should have. You’ll know you’ve chosen a gift if you’ve removed your own preferences from the decision-making process. If you have chosen a gift or a gift card that the recipient has expressed an interest in, regardless of your own opinion, then the gift will be well received.” © CTW Features


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he Internet is always there, lurking. It couldn’t be easier to click a few buttons and have life’s essentials arrive at your door. These days, local businesses don’t just compete with big boxes and department stores, they compete with everything on the World Wide Web. But choosing gifts for people – selecting something perfectly matched to personality and preferences, that adequately conveys your love and appreciation for them – can be trickier than making sure another case of paper towels arrives before the last one runs out. “What are your goals for this purchase?” Heidi Butzine, founder of ShopLocal.us and author of “Shop Local: A Practical, Pain-Free Guide to Shopping With a Purpose” (Simplex Publishing, 2012), suggests you ask yourself. “Do you just want something as cheap as you can get it?” If we’re not careful, holiday shopping becomes merely one more task to be completed at our desks – another workload piled on top of everything else we have to do at this busy time of year. So why not try something different? Step away from the screen and make shopping an experience this year, and a pleasant experience at that. “It feels good to get out of your office, away from the computer,” Butzine says. “Take a break and engage with people at a local store.” The benefits of this approach are not just for you. You’ll also be supporting your community, as well as delighting those on your gift list.

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Shopping at local stores is “the gift that keeps on giving,” says Bill Brunelle, executive director of Independent We Stand, an organization launched in 2011 to educate consumers and businesses about the economic benefits of buying local. When you purchase something at a locally owned business, more of your money stays in the community, he explains. It’s not going out of town to a big-box corporate office. Store owners based in the community are also more likely to hire local accountants and marketing firms, as well

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6 as source more of the products they sell locally. “It’s really a multiplier effect,” he says. “The money keeps recirculating.” Why is that important? Think about how local stores contribute to the fabric of your community, suggests Kathleen McHugh, president of The American Specialty Toy Retailing Association (ASTRA). The toy store in town might be where parents bring their kids for a craft class, or where they know they can pick up a last-minute gift that will be wrapped for them, or where they go when the baseball team needs a sponsor. Independent stores’ distinctive presence gives your city character and make it a special place to live. “The guy across the counter may be a second-generation employee, and he’s on the school board,” Brunelle says. “He’s got a true vested interest in the community.”

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“throwaway society,” Brunelle says. “Once something doesn’t work, it goes in the landfill, and you get what you pay for sometimes.” But the holidays are the perfect time to break out of this mode. “When you’re looking for a gift that will make someone feel good, buy something unique, something they don’t have in big boxes or national chains.” When you take the time to find something special, you’re giving the person some of yourself, Butzine notes. Perhaps the gift will represent where you live. she says. “Gift giving is so individualized. You just need to stop and think.” If you’re shopping locally, you don’t have to think alone. “You can go into a local toy store and talk to someone who’s really well trained in child development,” McHugh says. Just give them the child’s age, and you can likely walk out with the perfect present. “That’s priceless – there’s no guessing!” Plus, you can select from more than just the latest mass-produced

toys and games. You’ll get a range of creative, open-ended playthings. “It’s not about what the toy does, but what the child does with this toy,” McHugh says. “If a kid can find a million ways to play with the same toy, you’ve hit the jackpot.” In the same way, the bookseller in town may suggest local or regional authors you haven’t heard of, the local boutique may have clothing or jewelry by designers you might otherwise miss, and the music store down the street may have cutting-edge tunes by independent artists, plus a great selection of vintage vinyl, these experts say.

For yourself … “The holidays get so stressful, but try to look at your shopping as a fun, meaningful opportunity,” Butzine says. It can make you feel good to find something you know a person on your list will love. Try to enjoy the process rather than making it a mad dash to buy stuff. Try the “Shop Local Loop,” she

suggests. Work your way through the neighborhood stores in a 1- to 5-mile radius of where you live. You’ll likely be rewarded with unusual and offbeat gift options, as well as more knowledgeable employees and perhaps even the store owner in person. “When you shop in person you get it right the first time. There’s no being surprised and having to return things,” McHugh says. A heightened level of customer service can help when buying for someone you don’t know so well: grandparents who aren’t in touch with what kids are doing at a certain age, or people who don’t have kids but want to wow their nieces and nephews. “When you show up with the best gift, you win the day,” McHugh says. Shopping local can even help you conquer the most difficult holiday gift list challenge of all: the co-worker. Choose a gift card for an area restaurant, Butzine suggests. Then you’re giving something you know will be convenient, as well

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Bill Brunelle, executive director of Independent We Stand says it’s a “common misconception” that local retailers are more expensive than national chain stores or websites. “I think most retailers in locally owned businesses understand that they have to compete on price,” he says. However, they also know they have to deliver superior customer service—even after the sale—which may not be the case for sellers far removed from their patrons. While there are added costs for bricks-and-mortar businesses, such as rent on the store and staff salaries, that may be reflected in the price of their wares, this also means you’re dealing with people who care about what they’re selling, notes Kathleen McHugh, president of The American Specialty Toy Retailing Association (ASTRA). They’ve made a personal investment. And localista Heidi Butzine adds that small business owners often have more flexibility in terms of pricing because they’re not beholden to a corporate policy. While you always want to be respectful – we’re not haggling here, folks – she sees no problem with inquiring about an item’s price when you’ve seen it somewhere else for less. Interested in buying a camera, she recently went to a local camera store, and while they couldn’t completely match the price she’d seen online, they did give her a discount after she mentioned it. They also offered her a free photography class, as well as pointing out that they’d be there as a resource for her if she needed help with the item or needed any accessories for it. She decided these “value adds” were worth it and made her purchase locally. “Open a dialogue with the manager or owner, and perhaps they’ll work with you,” she says. “The worst they can say is no.” © CTW Features

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as supporting a local business, and you and the recipient could even go there together. And for the person who doesn’t need any more stuff, a donation to a local charity – in your area or theirs – may be just the thing. “That’s a nice way of getting around the idea that a gift must be something tangible,” Butzine says. Finally, once you’ve found that perfect item – the chocolates made by a local confectioner, the sweater from a family that’s been knitting for generations, a toy that will entertain for hours – be sure you share your experience with the recipient too. Rather than just slapping a tag on the package, add a card that tells the gift’s story: who made it, why you chose it, how you found it. “A personal note saying how much fun you had picking out their gift lets them know the thoughtfulness involved,” Butzine says. “It lets them know this is heartfelt.” After all, that is the goal of holiday gift giving.

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nnovation. Building skills. Out-of-the-box thinking. This year, toy trends are more about stretching the mind than providing temporary entertainment – or finding new ways to do both. “This is the year of toys powered by kids’ imaginations,” says Marianne Szymanski, the founder and president of Toy Tips, Inc., an international child development research group. Billy Lagor, senior vice president of U.S. marketing at Hasboro, agrees: “This year it’s all about customization, and the merging of digital and face-to-face play, along with new ways to play with classic favorites.” Meaning, in simple terms: tablets, robots and building toys with a million little pieces are all the rage.

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Tablets were a big deal last year, but in 2013 the “tablet market has exploded,” according to Laurie Schacht, XO LEARNING co-publisher of Toy Insider, TABLET; $149 also known as the “Toy Insider Mom.”

VTech Inno Tab 3S ($99.99, ages 3 to 9) and the XO Learning Tablet ($149, ages 4 to 14) are two popular tablets for kids, as is the Disney Creativity Studio – Smart Stylus ($50), which works in conjuncture with the Disney Creativity Studio iPad app ($4 in the Apple Store). It’s a nice treat for kids with iPadowning parents VTECH INNO TAB 3S; who $99.99 aren’t afraid to let them handle the device. That technology crossover – using something new, like a stylus, to “renovate” an existing

product, like an iPad – is a big trend in the toy world right now. The Telepods line is a “digital gaming platform for the mobile generation,” Lagor says. With the Angry Birds Star Wars II app (available September 19), kids can “teleport” physical Angry Birds toys into the app and use them within. They just have to tap the Telepods icon in the game to get started. DISNEY CREATIVITY When the game STUDIO SMART STYLUS; is off, they can $50 play with the Angry Birds toys, which they can set up and strategically knock down, just like in the game.


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Center ($79.99, ages 3 and up) should be a hot gift. As for movies, the minions from “Despicable Me 2” were the breakout characters of the year – and that should translate to the toy world, too, like with DOC MCMUFFINS the Talking Minion doll GET BETTER CHECK ($39.99, ages 4 to 12). UP CENTER; $79.99

Kids are also suckers for anything recognizable to them – which is why toys based on popular movies, TV shows and preexisting brands are some of this year’s most anticipated. Sofia the First, Talking Sofia and Animal Friends ($39.99, ages 3 and up) should be a big hit with little girls, as should anything Doc McStuffins-related. McStuffins toys, also based on a hit Disney show, were some of the top sellers last year. This year, the Doc McStuffins Get Better Check Up TALKING MINION

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If a kid can build it, a kid will want it this year. VTech’s Go! Go! Smart Wheels Construction Playset ($34.99, ages 1 to 3) lets little ones assemble a puzzle-like race course. First Builder’s Billy Beats Dancing Piano ($39.99, ages 1 to 5) is both musical and builder-friendly – he even holds other First Builders blocks under his red hat. For slightly older kids, K’NEX Thunderbolt Strike ($119, ages and up) comes with 850 pieces and over 17 feet of connectors.

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AT THE END OF THE DAY »

Even with all the gadgets and intricacies in toys this year, the biggest name of the season is… the Rainbow Loom? Yes, the Rainbow Loom. The colorful bracelet-making kit, invented by a Michigan man named

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Choon Ng for his daughters, took off earlier this year. The Loom is only available in specialty stores and runs for $14.99, and “while it may not remain as hot as we head into the holidays, it will remain a great and inexpensive gift for kids of all ages,” according to Schacht. “Kids have become crafty, more imaginative and are now interested in making their own designs,” says

Szymanski of FIRST BUILDER’S the trend. BILLY BEATS Regardless DANCING PIANO of what your $39.99 kid is yearning for – from techiest of the tech to the simplest bracelet maker – Schacht says to remember that they’re the ones you should be listening to. “It’s all about what your kids love,” Schacht explains. “Understanding how they play, and what they like best will help ensure a great choice for a toy that is played with and enjoyed many times over.” © CTW Features


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A culinary professional’s stamp of approval may be good for sales, according to Mednick, and it may be just what the recipient needs as a confidence builder. The aspiring chef uses the same gizmo as the television chef and may become a better cook. You benefit, too, when you’re invited for meals that are delicious and daring. Here are several new kitchen products that are either supported by or used by chefs along with

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gold sheen. The lightweight air compressor, named for the star of the Food Network’s “Ace of Cakes,” features adjustable air pressure, airbrush

and hose. Airbrush colors are sold separately. The manufacturer’s suggested retail price is $129.99. Find the airbrush machine at larger chain craft stores.

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and a Crush & Coat set of bowls and a pestle for hand-grinding marshmallow toppings. The pans have a suggested retail price of $11.99 for the smaller and

Today’s Sweet Tooth” by Julie Richardson (Ten Speed Press, 2012).

$14.99 for the larger. The cutting wheel has a suggested price of $9.99, and the bowl set $19.99, at cookware stores. Homemade marshmallows are great for constructing elaborate cakes, such as those in “Extreme Cakeovers” by Rick and Sasha Reichart (Clarkson Potter, 2013). It’s DIY cake decorating gone wild when your baker turns pound cake into fries, green fruit roll-ups into “lettuce” and ice cream cones and marshmallows into train smokestacks.

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