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10 gift ideas for your significant other

Vera Gibbons

No matter what your budget is this holiday season, here are some highly- rated gift ideas at three different price points—in housewares, tech, and fashion--that both men, and women will love:


$25 OR LESS:
Calling all sweet tooths! ShopSmart magazine rated OldTimeCandy.com a top site for gift giving. With nostalgic gifts that take us back to our childhood - from the 1920s to the 1990s! - there’s something for everyone, from Bit-O-Honey’s to Candy Buttons to Airheads, 100 Grand Bars and much, much more! You can even create your own customized selection for under $25.

Nostalgic Candy from the 1920s-1990s: www.oldtimecandy.com

$50 OR LESS:
For those with more sophisticated palates, consider getting the customized, hardcover cookbook from tastebook.com. Just download your favorite recipes, add personal photos, and for $39.95, they’ll send you a professionally printed cookbook.

Personalized hardcover cookbook: www.tastebook.com

The bamboo multi-charging station will help anyone stay organized.  Featured in Better Homes & Gardens, this practical gift, for $34.99 on greatusefulgifts.com, keeps all gadgets and messy wires in one neat space.

Multi-charging station that keeps wires/gadgets organized+charged: www.greatusefulgifts.com

$100 OR LESS:
Rounding out the home list: the Ninja Kitchen System Pulse. This blender, great for making smoothies, juicing, and for food processing, gets high marks from pros and consumers alike. It’s priced at $79.

Ninja Kitchen System Pulse Smoothie Maker: sold at Sears, Bed Bath & Beyond, Kmart, Walmart, Amazon.


$25 OR LESS:
For under $25, the cool-looking Bullhorn Speaker, from $10-$22, amplifies the sound of either your iPhone or iPad--battery-free!

$50 OR LESS:
To help you stream videos from online sources (including favorites like Netflix, Amazon, Hulu Plus, and Pandora), this internet media box, the Roku LT, is CNET’s top budget pick--at just $48.

$100 OR LESS:
And keep your loved ones powered up - 24/7 - with the new Solio Bolt Solar Charger.  Priced at $79.95, it’s an emergency kit must-have.  It stores power for up to a year and charges devices at the same speed as a wall charger.

Solio Bolt Solar Charger that chargest most smartphones and mp3 players.
Sold at Radioshack and also at RedEnvelope.


$25 OR LESS:
You can make a statement with bold, colorful socks from Happy Socks and Topman. Unisex patterns go for $12 - or less.

$50 OR LESS:
For under $50, how about these touch screen gloves? They keep your hands warm when you’re using your smartphone in the cold! From Echo, they’re available in a number of different styles and colors. Around $40.

$100 OR LESS:
And the eyes have it! $95 will get you a hip pair of glasses from Warby Parker, and also donates a pair to someone in need.