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Gift Guide: Smart phones for work and play
 Find just the right          can download a variety of          device combines the music,      Research In Motion
                              applications and games. A          video and photo features of     BlackBerry Bold (AT&T,
phone for the per-            few big drawbacks: The G1          an iPod with all sorts of       $300 after rebate, with
son who can’t be              does not have a standard           goodies like full Web           two-year contract)
without their cell.           headphone jack, and for            browsing, Wi-Fi and GPS            Loaded with a full, spa-
                              storing songs, photos and          capabilities and visual voice   cious QWERTY keyboard,
         BY RACHEL METZ       videos, you need to rely on        mail, which lets you see a      crystal-clear screen and
      AP TECHNOLOGY WRITER    the included 1 gigabyte            list of voice messages and      bevy of wireless options,
                              microSD card or buy a larg-        check them in the order you     the Bold is a good smart
   Navigating all the “smart”
                              er one.                            choose. Rather than a physi-    phone for business and
phones out there and pick-
                                                                 cal QWERTY keyboard it          extracurricular pursuits. The
ing one for yourself can be                ■ ■ ■
                                                                 has a virtual, on-screen one    device processes operations
tricky, and purchasing one
                              Samsung Instinct (Sprint           —î something I found hard       quickly, and it’s easy to
for someone else can be
                              Nextel, $130 after rebate,         to use but does result in a     check e-mails, surf the Web
even more daunting. But
                              with two-year contract)            skinnier device. One great      or use the included GPS
with plenty of feature-
                                The touch-screen Instinct        feature is the “multi-touch”    service to get directions.
packed options available
                              may lack the cachet of the         screen, which lets you do       Music fans will be happy to
this holiday season, ranging
                              iPhone, but it’s filled with       things like pinch photos to     see the Bold has stereo
from the consumer-friendly
                              features and surprisingly          zoom in and out. There are      Bluetooth and a standard
iPhone to the more busi-
                              easy to use. It even one-ups       also more than 8,000 appli-     headphone jack, so there are
ness-oriented BlackBerry
                              the iPhone with turn-by-turn       cations to peruse at the on-    both tethered and wireless
Bold, chances are you can
                              navigation, video recording        phone app store, many of        listening options. Users can
find a phone that’s a better
                              and picture messaging. Its         which can be downloaded         stream videos on the Bold
gift than a reindeer sweater.
                              greatest drawbacks may be          for free. Unfortunately, the    and watch ones that have
            ■ ■ ■             that it doesn’t sense more         iPhone lacks a microSD          been saved to it or to a
                              than one finger at a time,         card slot, so users can’t add   microSD memory card.                                                          AP photo
HTC G1 (T-Mobile, $179
                              has a smaller screen and           to its built-in memory. And     Incidentally, a memory card In this file photo, an Apple customer uses an iPhone
with two-year contract)
                              most of all, that there are no     there is no stereo Bluetooth,   might be a good add-on for at an Apple store in Palo Alto, Calif.
   The G1, the first phone
                              third-party applications.          so don’t bother buying          this gift since the handset
powered by Google’s                                                                                                                                       U.S.)
                              Still, if the recipient is         wireless headphones to go       includes only 1 gigabyte of
Android operating system,                                                                                                      Sony Ericsson Xperia X1     If price is no object, you
                              already a Sprint customer,         with this gift.                 memory.
has numerous flaws but is                                                                                                      ($800, will work with
                              this is a fine reason to stay.                                                                                                        See PHONES 14
brimming with consumer-                                                    ■ ■ ■                             ■ ■ ■             AT&T or T-Mobile in the
oriented features that may                 ■ ■ ■
even lure iPhone fans. The
                              Apple iPhone 3G (AT&T,

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                              iPhone 3G is the current
easy, and with access to the
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Phones                  FROM PAGE 13                                                       Alternatives to video
may be interested in the
Xperia X1. But because of
its glut of options, I found
the sleek smart phone
                                                                                          games make good gifts
slow and hard to navigate.                                                                Non-computer                   rules that, while simple, force   Say Anything (North Star
It has lots of wireless                                                                  games better than               players to think ahead and        Games)
options, a sharp touch                                                                                                   make tough decisions. It’s as        A lighthearted party game
screen, slide-out QWER-                                                                       ever.                      challenging for adults as for     that’s an alternative to
TY keyboard and 3.2                                                                            BY PETER SVENSSON         kids. This game won the           Pictionary, Cranium and the
megapixel camera. The                                                                         AP TECHNOLOGY WRITER       German board game critics’        ilk. One player asks the oth-
X1 uses Windows Mobile                                                                                                   “Game of the Year” award          ers a question like “What
6.1 as its operating sys-                                                                   Computer and video games last year. For two to five            would be the worst possible
tem, and includes a num-                                                                 and their ever-greater realism players, but plays best with at    pizza topping?” They write
ber of customized Sony                                                                   get most of the attention these least three. Age 8 and up.        down answers, then vote on
Ericsson enhancements                                                                    days. What most people don’t ($36)                                which answer they think is
that run on top of it.                                                                   realize is that non-computer                                      the most likely to be picked
                                                                                         games, the kind that have you               ■■■
Sometimes this is cool —î                                                                                                                                  by the questioner as the best.
there is a neat panel inter-                                                             sit down face to face and       Jungle Speed (Asmodee             In a test with adults, the
face that lets you cus-                                                                  actually spend some time        Editions)                         answers quickly got raunchy,
tomize up to nine small                                                                  with other people, have also       This could be the game to      but everyone had a good
rectangles for viewing dif-                                                              been getting better. There’s    capture the computer gamers       time. Box says three to eight
ferent applications or                                                                   no need to suffer through       who think table games are         players, but would work best
media on the device.                                                          AP photo   another largely random game boring because they lack              with at least four. Age 13 and
Other times this is bad —î In this file photo, the T-Mobile G1 Android-powered           of Monopoly or get into         action. Each player gets a        up. ($20)
there are two ways to                                                                    another argument over           stack of cards and flips them
                             phone, the first cell phone with the operating system       whether you can use the word over in turn. If two players                     ■■■
watch videos and music,      designed by Google Inc., is shown in New York.
which seems unnecessary.                                                                 “qi” in Scrabble. And even      flip over cards with the same     Ticket to Ride: Nordic
In general, the phone                                                                    people who know about mod- symbol, the race is on to see          Countries (Days of
seemed fairly slow to open simple action like chang-      — AP Technology Writer         ern classics like Carcassonne who is the first to grab a          Wonder)
applications or complete      ing a panel icon.           Peter Svensson con-            or The Settlers of Catan can    wooden stick placed at the           She’s got a ticket to ride ...
actions, and it often takes                               tributed to this report.       find something new to be        center of the table. The game     to Stockholm, Oslo and
                                       ■ ■ ■                                             excited about this holiday      can lead to scratched fingers,    Helsinki! This is a sequel to
several steps to complete a
                                                                                         season. Here are some top       but it’s an addictive experi-     the ingeniously simple and
                                                                                         contenders:                     ence equivalent to a couple of    successful Ticket to Ride,
                                                                                                      ■■■                cups of coffee. This game         which has players competing
                                                                                                                         from France is rarely stocked     to blanket a map of train
                                                                                         Zooloretto (Rio Grande          in stores, but can be found       routes with their rides.
                                                                                         Games)                          online. Best for four to eight    “Nordic Countries” is opti-
                                                                                            The object of this game is   players, age 7 and up. ($22)      mized for two to three play-
                                                                                         to stock your zoo with cute                                       ers, while the older game
                                                                                         animals, but underneath are                 ■■■
                                                                                                                                                           comes into its own with three
                                                                                                                                                           or four. There are a few
                                                                                                                                                           twists to the rules that are
                                                                                                                                                           missing in the original, but
                                                                                                                                                           it’s still a very easy game to
                                                                                                                                                           learn. And with the new map,
                                                                                                                                                           you’ll learn so much about
                                                                                                                                                           the geography of
                                                                                                                                                           Scandinavia! Age 7 and up.
                                                                                                                                                           Incan Gold (Funagain)
                                                                                                                                                             Ostensibly, this game is
                                                                                                                                                           about exploring a jungle ruin
                                                                                                                                                           for treasure, but it’s really
                                                                                                                                                           about weighing risk and
                                                                                                                                                           reward. Each turn, a player
                                                                                                                                                           makes only one decision: Do
                                                                                                                                                           I head further into the ruin, or
                                                                                                                                                           do I head back to the safety
                                                                                                                                                           of the camp? It seems like an
                                                                                                                                                           easy call, but to win, you also
                                                                                                                                                           have to guess what the other
                                                                                                                                                           players are doing. Believe it
                                                                                                                                                           or not, this simple game sim-
                                                                                                                                                           ulates the competitive pres-
                                                                                                                                                           sures and risky behavior that
                                                                                                                                                                       See GAMES 17
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               A V I C T O RIA             MAS
                               N C H RIS T
                 in SHEPHERDST O W N
 Friday, November 28, 2008
                   Stores open for Christmas shopping serving “sips and sweets.” • Luminaries lit throughout town at dusk.
                   Kiwanis Chili and Cornbread Supper at the War Memorial Bldg. (2nd floor)
                                                                                                                                               Join Us For Holiday Events
                   Bonfire and “Smores” on King Street sponsored by the Shepherdstown Fire Department.
                   Chestnuts roasting in front of the Library.
                                                                                                                                                 and Specials Nov. 28-30
 7:45pm-9pm:       Streets blocked off from Trinity Episcopal Church to the Yellow Brick Bank. “Put-pockets” passing out candies to shoppers
                   and visitors, carolers strolling the streets, music in various shops, people in costume entertaining all.
                                                                                                                                                      and Dec. 5-7!
 6pm-8pm:          Photo exhibit by Hali Taylor: “On the Wall: Portraits, Continued.” An ongoing 20 year project photographing residents of
                   Shepherdstown. At the Entler Hotel. Continues with Rudy and the Bluefish at the Mecklenburg Inn at 9pm.
 7-8pm:            Annual Holiday Welcome by Mayor Auxer, Christmas Skit-rumor has it that the Grinch may be causing havoc this year.
 7:30pm:           Santa arrives at McMurran Hall
 8-9:30pm:         Santa will entertain children and their families in McMurran and listen to their wish lists.

 Saturday, November 29, 2008
 10am-8pm:       Stores will be open for Christmas shopping serving “sips and sweets.”
 10am-3pm:       Photos with Santa (by Piccadilly Posh) at Lullaby Lu on German St.- Meet and have pictures taken with Santa with a
                 professional photographer.
 10am-4pm:       Holiday Marketplace and Greens Sale. Holiday gifts, greens and bake sale at War Memorial Building on German St. (1st floor)
 11am-5pm:       Historic Shepherdstown Museum open.
 11:30am-5:30pm: Kiwanis Chili and Cornbread Supper at the War Memorial Building on German Street.
 1pm-3pm:        Shepherdstown Middle Schoold Choir and Band. Check with Visitors Center for location.
 2pm:            Contra Dance at the War Memorial Building on German St. Greg Frock calls a lively afternoon dance to the subtle and
                 exquisite Eastern European sound of “Klezmos” klezmer band. • Luminaries lit throughout town at dusk.
 6pm, 7pm, 8pm: Trinity Episcopal Church Live Nativity Scene. Corner of Church & German Sts.
 8pm:            Shepherdstown Music & Dance International Concert Series. Klezmos! Klezmos plays Klezmer music, the traditional
                 music of Jewish communities of Eastern Europe along with an eclectic assortment of songs and tunes from other cultures.
                 Israeli dance music, swing- jazz standards and traditional dance music from a variety of American and European traditions.
                 At Shepherd University’s Reynolds Hall on the corner of King and German Streets. Admission is $15 adults, $12 seniors,
                 $10 members, $8 students.

                      Sunday, November 30, 2008
                      9am-1pm:  Farmer’s Market on King Street
                                behind the Shepherdstown Library.
                      10am-6pm: Stores open for Christmas shopping.
                      1pm-4pm: Historic Shepherdstown Museum open.
                      2-4pm:    Annual Christmas Music at O’Hurley’s
                                General Store in the Grand Hall.
                                Luminaries lit throughout town
                                at dusk.

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Games                FROM PAGE 14                                                                                         Have a story idea for the Living
                                                                                                                           section? E-mail Living Editor
                                                      precipitated the latest        graphic and the effects of                    Diana Bell at
                                                      financial crisis. And you      disease are kept abstract.
                                                      can tell your kids it’s          For one to four players,    
                                                      about being Indiana Jones!     age 10 and up. ($35)
                                                        For three to eight play-
                                                      ers age 8 and up, but it’s              ■ ■ ■
                                                                                                                                     Put some fun into your holiday shopping!
                                                      so simple that even            Battlestar Galactica
                                                      younger kids can take          (Fantasy Flight Games)                                     Discover
                                                      part. ($20)
                                                                ■ ■ ■
                                                                                        This game is terrific at
                                                                                     emulating the desperation
                                                      Pandemic (Z-Man
                                                                                     and paranoia of the sci-fi                               Museum Store
                                                                                     TV show. The players
                                                      Games)                         start out as humans, coop-                      Creative gifts that make learning fun!
                                                        In an unusual setup, the     erating to save the last
                                                      players of this game don’t
                                                                                     remnants of the race from                       Basic Science & Art Kits
                                                      compete —î they cooper-
                                                      ate to beat the game and
                                                                                     destruction by the robotic                  Crystal & Volcano Making Kits
                                                      save the world from dev-       Cylons. The twist is that                    Flying Toys, Unique Games,
                                                                                     one of them may secretly
                                                      astating diseases. They
                                                                                     be a Cylon who is sabo-
                                                                                                                          Wind-Up Toys, Stuffed Animals & Dinosaurs
                                                      take the roles of medical                                           Children’s Books, Toddler Toys and Puzzles
                                                      professionals who travel       taging the team.
                                                      the world to find cures           This isn’t really a fami-                        a variety of the
                                                      and treat the sick. A sus-     ly game, because it’s rela-                     magnetic poetry kits®
                                                      penseful game that             tively complex, takes two
                                                                                     to three hours to play and                        and so much more!
                                                      emphasizes teamwork and
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Gift ideas for people who have everything
  What to get for            There’s the dream moth-       the co-worker who always        few are as challenging to
                           er-in-law who’s so easy to      helps out yet asks nothing      buy for as the person who
those difficult peo-       get along with that she         in return, and the spouse       seems to already have
  ple on your list.        deserves a spectacular gift,    who’s just the love of your     everything.
    COURTESY OF   ARA      and the teenager who wants      life. But of all the people        Perfect gifts have seven
                           to fit with the “in-crowd;”     on your holiday gift list,      characteristics in common
                                                                                           says gift-giving expert
   COMPLETE PRO SHOP                         Law Enforcement and                           Sherri Athay in her book
                                                                                           “Present Perfect:
    Paintball                               Tactical Gear, Security,                       Unforgettable Gifts for
                                                                                           Every Occasion.” The per-

     Airsoft                               Fire Rescue                                     fect gift, Athay advises, is
                                                                                           appropriate, perceptive,
                                                                                           selfless, generous, indul-
   Excitement                               Uniforms                                       gent, surprising and evoca-
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                                                                                              If one applies those stan-
           •   AIRSOFT                                                                     dards to any gift-giving                                              Photo courtesy of ARA
           • ACCESSORIES                   Duty Wear                                       effort, it should be possible
                                                                                           to come up with a satisfy-
                                                                                                                           Wall murals are proving popular both with home-
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                   2                                                                                                       owners and interior designers. It could make a
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                                                                                           ing gift even for recipients
                                                                                           who seem to already pos-
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                                                                                                                           great gift for the new homeowner.

                                                                                                                           said, is the most personal    gift-giving categories —
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                                                                                           need or want.
                                                                                              Here are some ideas for
                                                                                                                           of gifts. It appears          indulgent gifts, gifts that
  1810 S. Loudoun St., Winchester, VA                     • Matterhorn                     what to give the person
                                                                                                                           Americans embrace this
                                                                                                                           idea; in the past few years
                                                                                                                                                         can be shared and gifts that
                                                                                                                                                         are sure to please.
       877-499-6947                                       • 5.11                           who seemingly “has every-
                                                                                                                           food gifting has risen 56
                                                                                                                           percent, MarketResearch.
                                                                                                                                                           Once limited to a box of
                                                                                                                                                         chocolates or a bottle of
                                                                                             Let them Eat Cake . . .       com reports. Food falls       nice wine, the specialty
                                                                                           or Beef                         under three of the most       food segment has boomed
                                                                                             Food, a wise man once         popular and fast-growing      with choices in recent
                                                                                                                                                         years. It’s now possible to
                                                                                                                                                         give everything from hand-
                                                                                                                                                         dipped truffles imported
                                                                                                                                                         from France to premium
                                                                                                                                                         dry-aged Angus steaks.
                                                                                                                                                         And while you may not be
                                                                                                                                                         sure of a gift recipient’s
                                                                                                                                                         favorite color, chances are
                                                                                                                                                         you have an idea of what
                                                                                                                                                         kind of food he or she
                                                                                                                                                         Bringing it Home
                                                                                                                                                            The real estate downturn
                                                                                                                                                         has more Americans than
                                                                                                                                                         ever focusing on improving
                                                                                                                                                         the homes they already
                                                                                                                                                         own, rather than trying to
                                                                                                                                                         move up to a bigger, better
                                                                                                                                                         one. Any gift that enhances
                                                                                                                                                         the recipient’s enjoyment
                                                                                                                                                         of his home — not to men-
                                                                                                                                                         tion the home’s value — is
                                                                                                                                                         sure to please.
                                                                                                                                                            Home-related gifts can
                                                                                                                                                         be practical and economi-
                                                                                                                                                         cal, like a summer’s worth
                                                                                                                                                         of services from a lawn-
                                                                                                                                                         care specialist, to the luxu-
                                                                                                                                                         rious, such as custom-made
                                                                                                                                                         drapery. Wall murals, in
                                                                                                                                                         particular, are proving pop-
                                                                                                                                                         ular both with homeowners
                                                                                                                                                         and interior designers.
                                                                                                                                                         Easy-to-install wallpaper

                                                                                                                                                                     See GIFTS 20
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Five jewelry gifts that won’t break the budget
  Birthstones or                traditional white or ivory      outside the box and move                        color option. Make                                brush fire, created by light-                    color and bling to any out-
                                necklace. If your recipient     away from the traditional                       Aquarian ears shine with a                        ning, heated the brown                           fit. While this jewel may
pearls make nice                is a seasoned pearl wearer,     red garnet. Try gorgeous                        set of amethyst earrings.                         stones to a vivid blue.                          be a bit of a splurge, a
 gifts and don’t                branch out with pearls          green, raspberry or brown
                                                                                                                Rare and Exotic
                                                                                                                                                                  Because of its beautiful and                     small gem makes a big
                                available in unusual            garnets for a modern twist                                                                        unusual color, Tanzanite is                      impact.
   cost a mint.                 shapes, sizes and colors. A     on the traditional birthstone
                                                                                                                  Tanzanite is mined
                                                                                                                                                                  the perfect stone for a
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                                                                                                                Legend says that it was dis-                                                                       affordable way to give
  When last-minute-gift         and lustrous surprise.          Purple jewels offer an                                                                            oversized Tanzanite cock-
                                                                                                                covered in the 1960s by a
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                                Think Birthday                                                                  Masai tribesman when a
blow your budget in your           Birthstone jewelry is a
haste to purchase that per-     thoughtful way to show
fect present. When the          loved ones you are cele-
clock is ticking because the    brating them. Popular no
holidays are right around       matter what month the
the corner, take a breath;      recipient has a birthday,
consider the recipient and      birthstone jewelry is espe-
you can find great gifts that   cially appreciated for those
won’t break the budget.         celebrating around the holi-
  You can’t go wrong with       days. Here’s Jewelry TV’s
jewelry, particularly for       helpful primer for seasonal
women. The experts at           birthday jewels:
Jewelry Television offer        • November — Citrine.
this season’s five best         Celebrate the colors of fall
affordable jewelry gifts:       with jewelry in light yellow
Treasures from the              to deep golden tones.
Ocean                           • December — Topaz.
  A strand of pearls will       These beautiful and versa-
delight any woman of any        tile jewels come in shades
age from teenagers to           from clear blue to white
grandmothers. If you’re         with sage green under-
purchasing a woman’s first      tones.
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Find the way Finding the biggest deals
 Navigation is the                  PNDs are the fastest                 Don’t be a                            those little extras, which               even 70 percent off since            Another strategy many
                                  growing electronics catego-                                                  may be nice but aren’t                   stores are desperate to            people can use to save
 season’s hottest                 ry in North America, main-          Scrooge, just be                         necessary, like mailing                  clear out inventory in             money is to buy in bulk.
    tech gift.                    ly because millions of con-          more creative.                          holiday cards. Instead you               order to bring sales num-          Warehouse stores carry a
     COURTESY OF   ARA            sumers have discovered                  COURTESY OF       ARA                can be resourceful by                    bers up and make room for          wide range of seasonal
                                  how effective they are at                                                    sending e-cards or e-mail-               winter merchandise.                merchandise, including
  The holidays are fast           eliminating much of the             The holidays will be                     ing holiday messages to                                                     holiday party supplies. But
                                                                                                                                                           2. Shop at local con-
approaching, and you’re           stress of travel. Getting lost,   here before you know it,                   friends and loved ones.                                                     before purchasing a holi-
                                                                                                                                                        signment shops.
probably starting to think        asking for directions and         and with the current state                    In addition to cutting                                                   day party kit that includes
                                                                                                                                                           Who wants to pay retail
about gift ideas for those        reading maps are replaced         of the economy, con-                       back, it’s also a good idea                                                 100 plates decorated with
                                                                                                                                                        prices for the holiday out-
near and dear to your heart.      with clear directions from a      sumers may be wondering                    to shop smarter and faster.                                                 poinsettias, red plastic
                                                                                                                                                        fit they will probably only
Whether you’re shopping           calm, friendly voice.             how they are going to                      Here are some ideas for                                                     ware and a tablecloth only
                                                                                                                                                        wear once anyway? This
for a teenager, a college           As the name implies, the                                                   comparing prices and find-                                                  useable once, considering
                                                                    afford to be festive this                                                           requires investing a little
student, a friend, spouse or      main function of portable                                                    ing bargains:                                                               potential waste is impor-
                                                                    year. Budgets are stretched                                                         time thumbing through the
parent, you can’t go wrong        navigation is to apply glob-                                                                                                                             tant.
                                                                    extremely thin, but that                      1. Hit end-of-the-sea-                racks, but finding some
by giving the gift of tech-       al positioning system tech-
                                                                    doesn’t mean you have to                   son clearance sales.                     great bargains at your               4. Reuse some of last
nology.                           nology to help you navigate
                                                                    take on the persona of                        Many people start shop-               local consignment shop             year’s holiday supplies.
  In recent years, the            from where you are to
                                                                    Scrooge. You simply have                   ping for gifts early, this               can be a triumphant                Perhaps the best way to
hottest gifts have gone           where you want to be. Once
                                                                    to be more creative with                   enables them to take                     moment. These stores only          save money is to reuse
mobile. Digital devices           a destination is selected,
                                                                    your spending. Below are                   advantage of end-of-the-                 accept clothes that are            some of last year’s holiday
such as iPod’s or mp3 play-       spoken directions accompa-
                                                                    suggestions for taking the                 season sales. Fall is a great            gently used and in good            supplies. Decorating the
ers that offer the conven-        ny visual cues such as an
                                                                    stress and exhaustion out                  time to shop for house                   shape, so shoppers don’t           tree with old ornaments
ience of on-the-go enter-         icon that represents your
                                                                    of gift giving and finding                 wares, clothing, footwear                need to worry about over-          every year is widely
tainment. But industry            location to turn as you drive
                                                                    some of the greatest deals                 and even electronics. It’s               spending or skimping on            accepted, so why not reuse
experts are expecting             your car, ride your bicycle
                                                                    out there.                                                                          quality.
portable navigation devices       or even if you travel by                                                     not uncommon to find                                                        ribbons, gift boxes and tin-
to be hot sellers this year.                                          Start by cutting back on                 items marked 50, 60 or                   3. Buy in bulk.                    sel, too?
                                     See NAVIGATION 23

                                                                    Gifts                    FROM PAGE 18

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                                                                    options, including the abili-              come. Giving an experi-
                                                                                                                                                                                           everything” off your gift-
      Layaway                           Buy a                       ty to have the company                     ence allows the giver to tai-
                                                                                                               lor the gift to the interests
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                                                                                                                                                        Your lawn-and-landscaping
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                                                                                                  SELECTION OF GIFT IDEAS FOR YOU
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                                                                                                 • Party Items
                                                                                                                                                        jewelry on a limited budget.
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                                                                                                                                                                                           Start with a sterling silver
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Coupons way to save Gifts that give back
2 in 5 consumers                                                                                 Eco-chic gifts                  world have access to a fair        Zambia, and sesame oil
                                                                                                                                 wage earned in fair work           from Nicaragua. Also, the
 will use coupons                                                                               popular this year.               conditions. Their pioneer-         Cranberry body range
when doing their                                                                                     COURTESY OF   ARA           ing program has benefitted         offers a festive and fruity
holiday shopping.                                                                                                                over 25,000 people in              scent that is classic to the
                                                                                                  The holidays are a time        more than 20 countries.            holiday season, and Vanilla
    COURTESY OF   ARA                                                                          of celebration, where good-       Here are some feel-good            Spice is a delicious range
                                                                                               will is spread and gifts are      gifts from The Body Shop           with notes of orange, cinna-
   Consumers will spend                                                                        exchanged with loved ones.        that will delight the senses       mon and ginger. All of
less money on gifts this                                                                       As more people go green           during this magical time of        these fabulous scent ranges
holiday season, according                                                                      and give back in all aspects      year:                              are infused into a variety of
to a survey conducted by                                                                       of their lives, it’s no sur-                                         products such as bath crys-
                                                                                               prise that great gifts now        • The brand new Warm
Harris Interactive and                                                                                                                                              tals, body shimmers and lip
                                                                                               embrace this concept. This        Amber scent range features
commissioned by                                                                                                                                                     balms. Who wouldn’t want
                                                                                               year, give something differ-      natural Community Trade, and                                                                                                                                                to find them in their stock-
                                                                                               ent that is sure to make          ingredients including cocoa
they plan to use coupons                                                                                                                                            ing?
                                                                                               everyone smile.                   and shea butter from
to help them.                                                                                                                    Ghana, honey from                                    See ECO 23
   The survey, which stud-                                                                        Here are some easy and
ied the shopping habits of                                                                     affordable eco-chic gift
more than 2,000                                                                                ideas:

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Americans, found that, as                                                                         1) Gifts that help
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a result of the economy,                                                                       The holidays are all about
nearly half of consumers     Search for store coupons on the Internet.                         the feeling of giving back,
plan to spend less money
on gifts this holiday sea-   is a favorite among shop-   when shopping online.
                                                                                               and what better way to
                                                                                               show you care than to give           T HE B EST S KI & S NOWBOARD S HOP IN
son compared to last year    pers because it is a        And the more people who a gift that was made under                             THE T RI -S TATE A REA . PERIOD.
and that one in five will    coupon-sharing Web site,    get involved with the site fair practices? Naturally
spend significantly less.    which means shoppers        by contributing coupons               inspired bath and body
   Ninety percent of                                                                           products that don’t test on                                      –   VALU E
                             post coupons themselves     and tips, the better the
Americans believe that       and then rank and com-      services we can provide,” animals and contain ingre-
                                                                                                                                                                –   QUALITY
coupons are a great way      ment on them to help        he said.                              dients that were obtained                                        –   K N OW L E D G E A B L E S TA F F
to save money and nearly     other shoppers get the         Retailers also benefit             through fair Community                                           –   FU LL SE RVICE
two in five will use         best price.                 from offering coupons,                Trade practices are great
coupons to save on gifts                                                                       gift ideas that the recipient
                                According to Csilla      according to the survey.
                                                                                               is sure to enjoy and feel                                                  Brand-Name
this year. Now, with the     Dunn, a Lewisville, N.C.       Three out of four con-                                                                                       Boards & Skis
emergence of online          mother of two, “I tell my   sumers said they are more good about.
coupons from Web sites       friends to never click      likely to return to a store              The Body Shop is a com-                                                  • Burton
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shoppers can save a lot of   online before checking a    72 percent said they                  these ideals. Ingredients are                                               • Rossignol
money with only a few        coupon-sharing Web site     would be willing to try a             not tested on animals and                                                   • Arbor
clicks. Unlike traditional   like for    new store if they could               they just celebrated 21
                                                                                               years of Community Trade                                                    • Fischer
coupons that are clipped     a discount. By using        use a coupon.                                                                                                     • Volkl
out of the Sunday paper,     coupon Web sites, I am         To see the full results of relationships, where small                                                          • Elan
online coupons are codes     able to find deals in sec-  the survey, visit:                    community farmers and
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