Holiday Gift Guide
It's a very brilliant Christmas when you shop for these clever and colorful gift ideas—all based on the season's hottest must-haves for him, her and the little ones!
Go Big Red
(From top left): These throwback golf club covers are even made with recycled materials. Bucky head cover, $28, and knit covers, $28, AB Golf Designs (buttheadcovers.com).
For your bike-loving friend, pick up this charming, locally made block-print pillow that’ll add whimsy to any room. Art Goodies, $32, The Glitter Workshop.
Even baby can represent his or her favorite area code! $24.99, Driftless Studio.
Who can resist a crocheted sock monkey hat for a little one? We can’t. Tizzy Dee hat, $35, The Glitter Workshop.
For another cheeky nod to our state for a tot on your list, check out this block-printed onesie. Recreative Crafts, $15, The Glitter Workshop.
Pick up a set of these coasters—fashioned from pretty papers, vintage book pages and ephemera—for a friend who’s crafty. You can even make your own at the shop! $3 each, The Glitter Workshop.
Noir & White Unite
(From top left): These leather “feather” earrings by Bailey Belle Creations are all one-of-a-kind. $18, The Glitter Workshop.
An on-trend print fashioned into a laptop case. room.it.up, $24.99, Driftless Studio.
Check out the cover of this too-cool journal—an old record! Michael Rodger Press, $27.50, The Paper Deli.
For your animal-print-loving friend. Taleen scarf, $18, Three Orange Doors.
For style mavens, pick up this mixed-media sweater with faux fur. Vera Wang “Animal Kingdom” sweater, $78, Kohl’s.
Jet-colored beads make quite a statement piece. $34, Dazzle. 7) This black watch only looks expensive. $30, Dazzle.
For a woman of any age, boots are classics. $140, DSW.
Photographer Daun Talbott can craft a wall hanging out of any letter combo you’d like. $10/letter, Three Orange Doors.
(From top left): This vase is a more affordable version of original art. MadArt, $185, Fanny Garver Gallery.
Awesome wallets for hipsters, teens—whoever. *innad*, $28, The Glitter Workshop.
For foodies: this CityTins coaster kit has ten $10-off coupons for Madison Originals restaurants. $25, citytins.com.
The cheeriest cassarole carrier you’ll ever see. $48, vonny.com.
Drink your hand-crafted cocktail in these hand-painted glasses. $16, Fanny Garver Gallery.
For your favorite employee or boss—a chic agenda. MyAgenda, $38, The Paper Deli.
Great for a pal who’s a farmers’ market junkie. Knock Knock pads, $6.50, tote, $10.50, The Paper Deli.
A fab faux-fur scarf. $18, Dazzle.
This striped German blanket adds pop to any room. $300, european market.us.
Stylish rubber boots for those yucky-weather days. Ilse Jacobsen, $199, nordstrom.com.
This 14KT gold chain is adorned with gemstones. $810, T.Q.Diamonds.
This David & Roni ring is a stunner. $910, Fanny Garver Gallery.
A perfect party top for you—or a friend. Simply Vera Vera Wang, $54, Kohl’s.
A sparkly under the sea treasure. $18, Dazzle.
A cute way to show our state some love. $55, Driftless Studio.
This gorgeous bangle set is for those who love sparkle. $25, Dazzle.
Got a Secret Santa exchange? This little brooch would be perfect. $10, Dazzle.
Cluster these at the dinner table or on a shelf for chic, sleek décor. $9.95, Three Orange Doors.
This fun cluster bracelet makes an impact with any holiday outfit. Simply Vera Vera Wang, $34, Kohl’s.
Warm & Rich
A blast from the past for a teen or music lover. SpinalFusion, $12, The Glitter Workshop.
This Lifetime Leather Tote is chic and indestructible. $129.50, Duluth Trading Co.
A “handy” modernist hook. Harry Allen, $95, shophorne.com.
For a Wisconsin history or hunting buff. $24.95, wisconsinhistory.org.
Pair this cheese knife set with
artisan cheeses. Coltellerie Berti, $143, shophorne.com.
Ideal for the guy who appreciates good style. $400, europeanmarket.us.
Check out the seasons's five hottest tech gifts on the next page!
Tech It Out
Gadget Guy Steve Van Dinter shares the season's hottest tech gifts
Amazon Kindle Fire
Here’s a new take on an old favorite with a color screen, dual-core processor and same book selection, plus the ability to download thousands of apps, all at a price that’s just right.
Don’t let its size fool you—the Jambox speakers put out a powerful beat! Connect wirelessly to your phone via Bluetooth for the ultimate freedom. And with its built-in microphone, you can now do mobile phone conferences with ease.
Digits Conductive Glove Pins
The cold days of winter are now upon us, but that doesn’t mean we have to freeze our fingers—or worse, stop using our touchscreen phones outside. Easily attach these silicon pads onto your gloves and reminisce about the cold days of yore.
From wide-angle to fisheye and even macro shots, this three-in-one adapter will have you taking photos like a pro. It easily snaps on and off an iPhone 4 and is a must-have for any photophile.
Want to experience one of the world’s coolest games? With the AR.Drone you can watch and record a live video feed as you control its actions using your Android or iOS device, and participate in augmented reality games.
Catch Van Dinter’s Gadget Guy segments Tuesdays on News 3 This Morning and Live at Five.