2013 Holiday Gift Guide
From Thanksgiving through Dec. 24, The Blade will give you ideas for everyone on your holiday gift list.
GADGETRY GIFTS, Nov. 28
The number of gifts for the technology lover on your Christmas gift list overflows with new products, updates and gadgetry galore. CLICK TO VIEW
VIDEO GAME ADDICTS, Nov. 29
Video gamers can be some of the hardest people for whom to buy Christmas gifts. We list a few items that will be sure to garner hugs and kisses, even without the mistletoe. CLICK TO VIEW
MUSIC LOVERS, Nov. 30
There are those of us for whom the gift of music is always ideal. You can never have enough music in your home whether it’s digital, CDs, or vintage vinyl. CLICK TO VIEW.
TOY TIME, Dec. 1
Christmas is right around the corner, and unless your kids are getting coal in their stockings, you’d better get shopping. Strike out on the kids’ gifts and you will surely be dubbed the Grinch. CLICK TO VIEW.
FOUR-LEGGED FRIENDS, Dec. 2
Man’s best friend needs to be treated like one. OK, cats do too. See what Santa can bring to make them feel special. CLICK TO VIEW.
IN THE KITCHEN, Dec. 3
Do you know someone who loves to tinker in the kitchen, spends hours baking that special dessert, or thinks nothing beats a homecooked meal? Today’s gifts are kitchen gadgets any cook would want. CLICK TO VIEW.
SPORTS FANATICS, Dec. 4
Some sports fans take it to a whole new level -- to fanatic status. Buying gifts for them can be easy and hard at the same time because there are so many possibilities. CLICK TO VIEW.
GREAT OUTDOORS, Dec. 5
The angler or hunter on your holiday gift list is going to need the right gear to keep warm, stay dry, and have the best assortment of equipment and knowledge to be successful. CLICK TO VIEW.
JUST THE TICKET, Dec. 6
Whether the recipient of your present is a sports nut, a thrill-seeker, a concert-goer or fan of the theater, tickets are perfect for any age. CLICK TO VIEW.
ACROSS THE MILES, Dec. 7
The holidays can be tough when you are apart from relatives or friends. However, you can still send them some gifts that will help them to feel closer, special presents that will make shorter the distance that separates them from their families and friends. CLICK TO VIEW.
ALL THAT GLITTERS, Dec. 8
Jewelry gifts can be found for any person at any price — from trendy to traditional. CLICK TO VIEW.
OUTDOOR ADVENTURE, Dec. 9
There are ways to investigate these interesting realms, to observe wildlife in its natural environment, and be comfortable regardless of the surroundings. The right gift makes the outdoors experience even more enjoyable, and more memorable. CLICK TO VIEW.
LITTLE TYKES, Dec. 10
Gift ideas for infants are as much about helping the parents as they are about pleasing the little ones. CLICK TO VIEW
TAKE A CHANCE, Dec. 11
It can be something simple or elaborate this holiday. Whether it's a lottery ticket or a trip to Las Vegas, these gift ideas should have you feeling lucky. CLICK TO VIEW
BOOK WORMS, Dec. 12
Word by word, line by line, and inch by inc. There's a hardcover, paperback, or digital book that will satisfy every reader. CLICK TO VIEW
MOM AND DAD, Dec. 13
If you're not into practical, think of some splurge gifts that your parents would enjoy but probably wouldn't spend the money on for themselves. CLICK TO VIEW
LITTLE ONES, Dec. 14
Some of the latest trends for kids are those straight from the past. Think basketballs, fishing, and trampolines, and even art classes. CLICK TO VIEW.
HOMETOWN PROUD, Dec. 15
Shopping locally is way more fun and gives you get extra warm fuzzies knowing that you are supporting the area economy and your neighbors. CLICK TO VIEW.
GEARHEADS, Dec. 16
If you know people with gasoline running through their veins, you could either call a doctor or get them a cool auto-themed gift. CLICK TO VIEW
HISTORY BUFFS, Dec. 17
Almost everyone is interested in where we've come from, whether it be our culture, our city, even our won family. The right gift can help tell a little of that story while providing a lot of enjoyment. CLICK TO VIEW.
GARDEN GROUPIES, Dec. 18
It may be snowy and bright outside, but green thumbs last all year long. Check out our gift ideas for gardeners. CLICK TO VIEW.
SEASONAL CHEERS, Dec. 19
Here’s a list of some great beers, wines, and spirits that would make a nice gift for your adult friends and family. CLICK TO VIEW.
BUDGET FRIENDLY, Dec. 20
Got your “main” gifts figured out but still need some presents to fill out space under the tree? Or are you looking for something versatile to contribute to a Secret Santa gift exchange? Here are some options. CLICK TO VIEW.
DIVINE PRESENTS, Dec. 21
To keep religion more prominent in your gift-giving, dolls, dogs, and dollars all can make faith statements. CLICK TO VIEW.
TOP SHELF, Dec. 22
What gift do you get someone to whom price is of small consideration? CLICK TO VIEW.
PALATE PLEASERS, Dec. 23
Everyone has to eat, right? This year, you can give the gift of food. CLICK TO VIEW.
PROCRASTINATORS, Dec. 24
What is it about you, shopping, and Christmas? Not scolding, just asking. ... The date stays the same, year after year: Dec. 25. This gives gift-givers say, a year to purchase presents. But if you didn't, hurry scurry. And Merry Christmas. CLICK TO VIEW.
For more ideas, check out last season's gift guide