Are you still looking for holiday gifts? If so, here are 16 gift ideas to help you get your shopping done and relax for the rest of the holidays. Next
Cost: $50 to $149
Where to buy: The trackers are available on Amazon.com. Best Buy also sells some models, including Jawbone Up and Fitbit Force.
These devices measure sleep patterns, mood, calorie intake, and progress toward exercise goals. The devices aren’t for everyone as some are meant to be worn around the clock and require users to manually input data. But for the fitness buff in your life, this should do the trick.
The trackers on the market include Fitbit Force, Fitbug Orb, Jawbone Up, and Nike FuelBand. You can read more about them here.
Cost: Paperback copies from $5
Where to buy: Amazon.com
If you are looking for a book to buy for a child this year, there are multiple titles that have snowy themes.
One is “Snowflake Bentley,” written by Jacqueline Briggs Martin and illustrated by Mary Azarian.
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If there’s a budding filmmaker on your list, this tripod will let them mount a camera on just about any surface.
The tripod has multi-jointed legs that can be bent and wrapped around objects like tree branches and park benches.
It also has a ball head mount with a removable baseplate so you can easily switch between a regular tripod and the GorillaPod.
If you are looking for other gift ideas for people who like to shoot video, consider this roundup from the Associated Press.
A whole cottage industry has sprung up around Will Ferrell’s “Anchorman” character Ron Burgundy, including wall calendars, mugs, cologne, bobble heads, and T-shirts.
Riveria Imports is also selling a Ron Burgundy blended scotch whiskey for $25.
“Anchorman 2” will be released on Dec. 18. Next
Home video releases
Cost: $20 to $350
Where to buy: Online
This is a gift to buy online if you can’t bear another trip to the mall. Among the new releases available for the holidays are “Man of Steel,” “Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman,” which includes all 325 episodes, and “’Breaking Bad:’ The Complete Series.”
Collectible DVD box sets
Cost: $25 to $130
These gifts are perfect for movie lovers and are widely available online and in stores. The packages include far more than just the featured presentation.
For example, “The Wizard of Oz 75th Anniversary Collector’s Edition” includes the film in all formats, a new documentary, a set of three collectible enamel pins, a map of Oz, and a hardcover book of photographs.
Salt & Ayre chocolates
Cost: $5 to $24
Where to buy: Harbor Sweets, 85 Leavitt St. in Salem
This chocolate arrangement is made from 70 percent cacao bittersweet dark chocolate, and includes three sea salt pieces: caramel with Himalayan sea salt; crystallized ginger with Thai ginger sea salt; and almond buttercrunch with chipotle sea salt. Next
Sunglasses made from wine barrels
Where to buy: Woodzee.com
This is the perfect gift for a wine-lover. Winemaker Robert Mondavi is offering sunglasses made from recycled oak wine barrel in a classic wayfarer style. The glasses have spring hinges, polarized lenses with 100 percent UV400 protection, and etched logo detail on the interior and exterior arms. Next
Where to buy: The bottles are made by Potting Shed Creations, Ltd., which sells its products at several Boston-area stores. Use the store locator on the company’s website to find the nearest location.
These hand-crafted vessels are made from recycled wine bottles and use hydroponics to grow fresh culinary herbs indoors year-round.
The herbs available are basil, chives, mint, oregano, and parsley.
Where to buy: Michaels, Learning Express, multiple Boston-area toy stores
Rainbow Loom bracelets are the latest craft craze for kids and appeal to girls and boys ages 7 to 12. Next
Boutique gift cards
Cost: Up to you
Where to buy: boston.giftbar.com
Giftbar is a service that lets you buy gift cards to local boutiques, services, and restaurants. The gift cards are delivered by e-mail, mobile phone, and Facebook. Physical gift cards are also available. Next
Cost: Starts at $60
Where to buy: Art Wear in Arlington, The Eliot Hotel in Boston, The Gingham Rabbit in Great Barrington, and online
This rain gear combines the styles of the pashima and wrap. It is water repellent, reversible, light-weight, fast drying, and easy to pack.
It comes in eight two-color combinations and water beads off the silky fabric. Next
Coffee table books
Cost: $25 to $125
Where to buy: Bookstores, online
Coffee table books offer an easy gift that are satisfying to give. Among the titles to choose from this year is "The Beatles: The BBC Archives: 1962-1970," which costs $60.
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