Still got a few names that have yet to be checked off your gift list? Fear not! We came across so many great items for our annual holiday gift guide that we just couldnt fit them all in the magazine. Read on to discover a few more of our favorite must-have presents.
the green thumb
If your beloved is the type to season dishes with snippings from her backyard herb garden, encourage her to take that DIY approach even further by making her own compost to fertilize her fauna. The Envirocycle Composter eliminates the yuck factor by neatly recycling kitchen and garden waste to create fertilizing compost and compost tea, a liquid plant food. Plus, the Composters compact size means it can fit unassumingly under a kitchen sink or in a corner of the garage. $139.95. Call 888-562-8873, or visit www.greenfeet.com.
the Gen Xer
Those who came of age in the 1980s (and still have the leg warmers to prove it) will undoubtedly make the new Totally 80s Edition of Trivial Pursuit a must-have on their wish lists this year. After all, where else is one going to put a lingering crush on Jennifer Beals to good use, or show off an impressive pop-culture memory by answering questions like, Who got his first taste of sitcom life by playing Rickys troublemaking pal Derek on Silver Spoons? (Answer: Jason Bateman.) $34.99. Visit www.hasbrotoyshop.com.
couple from your supper club
Lets be honest heresometimes the best gift is one that you can enjoy as well. Yes, it undermines the whole spirit of giving just a little bit, but its hard to be bothered by such things when youre sharing in the spoils. So why not present your supper-club pals with a subscription to the online wine service Fruit Forward? Each month, theyll get two bottles of wine (usually one white, one red), along with tasting notes, delivered to their doorstepand youll get to broaden your oenophilic horizons, too, if theyre feeling generous. $19.95-$359.40. Call 888-496-8417, or visit www.fruitforward.com.
All right, we admit that the idea of getting a Christmas gift for your carthough it may have been good to you all yearis a little out there. But shhh
this is actually a gift for you, or at least the person in your household who routinely gets stuck with windshield-scraping duty at 7 a.m. Were pretty sure your Jeep will appreciate the clean, frost-free windows it will get from Eddie Bauers Down-Filled Ice Scraper Mitt, but chances are youll get more enjoyment from being able to perform this task without risking frostbite. $12.50. Call 800-625-7935, or visit www.eddiebauer.com.