“Classic gifts”

DVDs make great gifts that provide hours of entertainment. Newly released features like “Hairspray” and “Pan’s Labyrinth” (F, $34.99 each, local retailers) are on the top of this year’s list.

What woman doesn’t love jewelry? This spectacular gold necklace and earring set from local Green Halo Designs (G, Indira necklace: $324, Uma earrings: $92, www.green-halo.com) will bring a big smile to her face. The brushed gold shines magnificently with a festive holiday glow.

Davek has a new line of luxury men’s umbrellas, conceptualized by a mechanical engineer to minimize the effects of strong wind. The Solo umbrella (B, $95, www.davekny.com) folds up compactly and has a classic, stylish design.

Fragrance can be a great gift because many favorite scents are offered in package deals with lotions and other products. DKNY Delicious Night Uncover the City Holiday Set (A, $55, www.bloomingdales.com) and the Michael Kors fragrance and shimmer lotion set (C, $110, www.nordstrom.com) are perfect for those who love to do the daily spritz.

Everyone loves to connect during the holidays and what better way to do it than with a colorful cordless phone from Panasonic (E, $59.95, www.panasonic.com/colorphones)? Available in a variety of hues, the phone features excellent sound quality, a built-in answering machine and optional additional handsets.

The golfer in your life will love Golf Magazine’s “The Best Instruction Book Ever” (D, $29.95, www.amazon.com), featuring tips from the top 100 teachers and a bonus DVD.


Article published in The San Fransisco Chronicle’s “Holiday Gift Guide” custom publication on December 5, 2007. Download PDF of original article “Classic Gifts” to view full layout with PHOTOS!

© Gabriana Marks 2012.

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