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Christmas Gift Guide
By Ezinne Ukoha

It is officially shopping season and the all the madness surrounding trying to find the perfect gift, its probably time to concentrate on getting those items that will definitely strike a cord with the ones you love. 

Here are some ideas for each member of the family unit that are both fun and functional: 

For the bundle of joy in your life the Vulli Sophie Giraffe Teether ($17.11) from Amazon.com is the perfect way to help satisfy that irresistible urge to chump on anything in site. Simple, but effective. 





The LEGO Ultimate Building Set, ($52.73) also available on Amazon.com, is the ideal project to keep your toddler happily occupied. Sometimes it’s the little things! This unique starter kit is bound to challenge any kid to indulge their imagination while also building up their organization skills.  




For women, believe it or not gadgets are now a girl’s best friend. And if you want to put a smile on her face, then bequeath her with the newest member of the iPod family; The iPod Nano with Video Camera, ($149.99). This sleek version allows you to shoot your own movies on command and it also serves as a voice recorder, which can come in handy for those intense college lectures. It can hold up to 2,000 songs or alternatively eight hours of video. And the standard “Genius” feature is a lot more fun and interactive when it comes to selecting your favorite tunes to jive with your theme of the moment. Check out an Apple store in your area for an upclose look at the fabulous selections available.It’s the gift that will definitely keep her on her toes! 


For your guy, sometimes its challenging coming up with ways to increase the “wow” factor every year. That’s why personalized gifts can be a good way to bring your own unique touch in a way that will be memorable. The Nike Store is now offering the opportunity to customize a pair of cool looking sneakers for the man in your life.  The price ranges from $120-$175 depending on how creative you get. You have complete creative control, from the colors material to the style and embroidery. You are in the head designer. You could even add a monogram effect, which is always a nice touch. Not a bad way to win his heart all over again. Visit the Nike Store online for more information. 

These are just a few ideas that will hopefully inspire you this season. Happy Shopping!