Wednesday, December 1

Ultimate Gift Guide 2010

It's time for the 3rd annual Gotta Go Ultimate Gift Guide. I take referrals, personal experiences and ideas I have come across during the year and wrap it up with a big bow of convenience for you. No traipsing through malls, fighting crowds and driving through snow.

This year's trend appears to be nonfood gifts. The choices include quirky, extravagant, educational and comforting.

What: Sock monkey slippers 
Who: Infants to great grandmothers with cold toes

What: Paul McCartney Really is Dead: The Last Testament of George Harrison DVD
Who: Fans of The Beatles, McCartney, Dylan and conspiracy theorists

Shannon Forsell's the nearness of you

What: the nearness of you
Who: Any fan of Hoagy Carmichael, Shannon Forsell or good music

What: Think like a Genius: Wine Master
Who: Wine drinkers of all levels

What: True Brew A Guide to Craft Beer by Rita T. Kohn
Who: Lovers of beer, breweries and Indiana history
True Brew by Rita T. Kohn

What: Twilight: Eclipse DVD
Who: Females 12-40 years old

What: Trek Stars Go West
Who: Trekkies

What: A Christmas Carol
Who: Fans of Jim Carrey and holiday movies

What: Cafe Indiana by Joanne Raetz Stuttgen
Who: Off-the-beaten track foodies  
Warm Glow Candles

What: Cinnamon bun candle
Who: Anyone who enjoys Grandma’s baking


Mira by Jiena

What: Car wash gift basket
Who: Chrome buffs


What: Mira by Jienat
Who: Adventurous music lovers 

California Roadster golf car


What: Luxury custom golf cart
Who: Golfers with style

You are now armed with sure-to-be-remembered gifts for this holiday season. Remember that a gift related to the recipient’s interests and hobbies will be enjoyed and appreciated all year long. Now go forth and shop without fear.

Elizabeth J. Musgrave is a syndicated columnist, travel writer and theater critic. Catch her as Indy’s Arts & Entertainment Adviser on 93 WIBC and follow her on Twitter @ejmusgrave1 and Facebook.

Gotta Go is published in the following newspapers: South Sider Voice, Indiana Weekender, West Side Community News, New Palestine Reporter, West Indianapolis Community News, Pendleton Times Reporter and Fortville-McCordsville Reporter.

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