GADGET REST STOP
There is that one person who is a little too attached to their smartphone or mp3 player. Perhaps this stocking stuffer can give both him and the gadget some much needed rest. As a throwback to 1970s basement parties, this Beanie Chair Holder is the perfect and colorful way to relax that iPad or Blackberry. The holder is priced at $10.
Lug, 2805 Allen St., # 117.
Why not be a little bit naughty this holiday season? Tenga brings its automobile design background to the world of adult toys. Sleek and stylish, the Tenga Flip Hole is designed to give the best stimulation and sexual experience. Like, ever. Plus, Tenga has designed this male self-pleasuring device with such elegance, that it’s OK if left out in the open. Priced at $129.
Alternatives New Fine Arts, 1720 W. Mockingbird Lane.
These LifeFactory Glass Bottles have a silicone sleeve and are suitable for milk and juice — they are also great for lunch boxes. Available in several colors and two sizes: 9 oz = $12.99 and 22 oz = $21.99.
Sundrops Vitamin & Nutrition, 3920 Oak Lawn Ave.
Yes, paper gifts might sound a little bit underwhelming, but you haven’t seen Piperoids. All you need is a pair of scissors. Just cut, fold and connect the pipes to build your own robot with movable joints in less than 30 minutes. Each character has a unique background story and after assemble it can be used as an accent for home or office. It’s like origami, but the cool kind. The items are priced at $16.50 each.
Iota Gallery, 3107 Knox Street
Surprise every kiss with nature’s sweetest gift: natural honey. The silky-soft glow from these delicate powders offer delicious fragrance and an irresistible lure. Each beautifully decorated canister includes a powder-filled satin pouch and a handmade feather applicator to tickle more than the imagination. Better yet, the Honey Dust can also be used as a daily body powder or a fragrant touch to the bed sheets. Prices start at $23.99.
Condom Sense, 4038 Cedar Springs Road.
E-books might never replace the real thing, but they sure are handy. Aluratek’s new Libre eBook Reader Pro joins the ranks for e-readers. They’ve partnered with Borders to offer a reader that won’t break the budget. With the latest monochrome reflective light LCD display technology, it eliminates those darn flickers during page turns. Battery life will hold up to 24 hours so when that book is just too hard to put down, you got some time. The Libre is priced at $99.
Available at Borders Uptown, 3600 McKinney Ave. (in West Village)
214.219.0512 or online at Borders.com.