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‘95 Gift Guide Still Stumped?

Sun., Nov. 19, 1995

FOR THE RECORD (December 1, 1995): SunWorks T-shirts are available at the Del Sol shop, in NorthTown mall near Mervyn’s. The shirts are not sold at area J.C. Penney stores, as stated in an IN Life Christmas gift-guide article published on Nov. 19.

Still can’t figure out what to buy that special someone on your list? Here are a few more ideas, ranging from the playful to the practical.

“Cats’ Letters to Santa”: This whimsical book features the Christmas wishes of feisty felines (sample: “I would like you to take the dog to the North Pole and don’t bring him back until next Xmas”). Available from Carroll and Graf Publishers for $10.95.

Target Golf by Selby Sports Inc.: Use special clubs to hit a ball toward a Velcro target marked with color-coded flags. The perfect gift for a snowbound golfer. Price: Family set, $89.95; executive set, $49.95. To order, call (800) 446-5320.

Tribond by Patch Products: For ages 12 to adult, this board game has players guess the common link between three objects (sample question: “What do a car, a tree and an elephant have in common?” Answer: “A trunk.) Price: about $25. Also available in a kids’ version for about $20.

Department 56 lighted villages: For the collector on your list, these hand-crafted ceramic villages light up for a perfect holiday decoration. Each of the eight villages has a variety of accessories to bring the make-believe towns alive. Other holiday collectibles are offered as well. Call (800) LIT-TOWN for the nearest retailer.

SunWorks T-shirts: These shirts appear to feature only a black-andwhite graphic, but when the wearer steps into the sunlight, bright colors appear. The shirts come in adult and kid sizes. They will be available starting in late November at J.C. Penney and Kids R Us stores for $14.99 to $19.99.

Conair Cordless Curls Shaping Brush: This cordless brush is lightweight, compact, heats within 90 seconds without plugs, cords or batteries, and comes complete with a protective cover. It’s billed as the perfect gift for a woman on the go. Suggested retail price: $38.99.

Totes Auto Open Close Umbrella: With the touch of a button, this umbrella opens and closes automatically. It requires but a single finger to operate it. It has an oversized frame and spans to a 46-inch diameter when it’s open. Price: $25.

Panasonic Smooth Operator Wet/Dry Shavers for Men and Women: Both shavers can be used in or out of the shower, with or without shaving cream, and they automatically convert to international voltage. Shavers come complete with recharger and travel pouch. Suggested retail price: men’s, $149.95; women’s, $79.95.

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