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Tips for some last-minute Christmas gifts

December 16, 2010 12:00:00 AM PST
The clock is ticking for shoppers still looking for Christmas presents. ABC7 asked Daily Candy for last-minute gift ideas.Put a red bow on a bicycle, which is useful for both transportation and exercise. Check out the vintage inspired, retro looking "classic roadster" from Linus Bikes.

"In Southern California, we have sunshine almost every day of the year. A bike is great for going to farmers market, getting more exercise," said Samantha Brooks of DailyCandy.com.

For the friend who enjoys planning the parties, a Japanese-style, hand-dyed, raw silk wrap makes a great host gift.

How about a fun yet functional party tray to pass out drinks? It's perfect for the clumsy hostess because even if you swing the tray about, the drinks are not likely to spill.

For someone with an aspiring green thumb, order the Home Grow Micro Farm. The ready-to-go garden is a healthy and popular service providing fresh, seasonal veggies for about three to four months, and the crates are delivered to your home or apartment.

Impress the young ones Christmas morning with whimsical, heirloom-quality mugs, topped with snack bowls just the right size for small hands.

Or stuff holiday stockings with shiny, colorful, beaded bracelets, made in Nepal.

We don't want to leave the men left out. Check out headphones from Turntable Lab.

"They're designed for DJs, but they're great for anyone, especially the guy on your list who loves electronics," Brooks said.

The newly opened BookMarc in West Hollywood has a great selection of books that are specific to Southern California.

"It's great for anyone who has that artsy-creative hipster friend that's so hard to shop for," Brooks said.

Most of us would not complain about receiving sweet treats, especially the scrumptious toffee from iconic Littlejohn's, located at the Original Farmers Market at Fairfax Avenue and Third Street.

"You can stock up on boxes of it and keep it on hand when you need a gift for your neighbor, your coworker, your hairstylist," Brooks said.


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