Hol­i­day Shop­ping

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Es­sen­tial Oil Tow­elettes

Stay fresh and germ-free while trav­el­ing with Soft Sur­round­ings es­sen­tial oil tow­elettes. The anti-bac­te­rial and an­ti­sep­tic wipes are in­di­vid­u­ally wrapped in sooth­ing scents like orange, laven­der and lemon. They kill germs and pro­vide a mood boost. Find on­line or in the new store at Co­conut Point Mall. $16.95 for 20, minis avail­able in store, soft­sur­round­ings.com

Sassy Serv­ing

Yummi Yogi™ is not your or­di­nary cut­ting board. Made from top-qual­ity ash wood with an ex­clu­sive drift­wood teak oil fin­ish, each one is truly a one-ofa-kind piece. The 16-by-18-inch board in the yoga tree pose of­fers a cre­ative way to serve cheese, meat and treats while en­ter­tain­ing for the hol­i­days. $50, yum­miyogi.com

Per­sonal Juicer

Here’s a juicer that doesn’t take up half of your counter space, and won’t wake the neigh­bors. Avail­able in cool pas­tel col­ors, the Hurom HP has a nearly silent mo­tor. Great for smooth­ies, juices and al­mond milk. $299, hurom.com

Mini Travel Jour­nals

Want to re­mem­ber that ro­man­tic park or that fan­tas­tic res­tau­rant? This miniature note­book makes a nice stock­ing stuffer. $9.95 for three, pa­pyru­son­line.com

Pic­ture Keeper

Keep valu­able pho­tos and con­tacts safe when trav­el­ing dur­ing the hol­i­days, even if your phone is dam­aged or lost. Pic­ture Keeper is a fast, por­ta­ble way to back up price­less mem­o­ries on your smart phone and share with the ones you love. The per­fect stock­ing stuffer for the gad­get guy or gal on your list. $29.99-$249.99, pic­ture­keeper.com

From Le­banon With Love

You may have en­joyed choco­lates from Bel­gium, France and Switzer­land. But how about from Beirut? Patchi choco­lates are rich and de­li­cious with a va­ri­ety of deca­dent fill­ings. Pack­ag­ing can be cus­tom­ized for hol­i­day giv­ing and spe­cial oc­ca­sions. $5-$240, patchi.us

Aura Glass

Aer­ate your wine with­out spilling it with this unique Aura Glass. The stem­less glass, an­chored by a stain­less-steel ball, al­lows a 360-de­gree pivot on a flat sur­face. It’s an easy and ef­fec­tive way to swirl your wine, al­low­ing it to open faster. Func­tional and con­ver­sa­tional. $49.95 for two glasses, aura­glass.com

In­fused Ice Cubes

For cock­tails that will wow your guests with min­i­mal ef­fort, use Herb & Lou’s In­fused Ice Cubes. Pre-made pouches come in three va­ri­eties for mix­ing with tequila, vodka and bour­bon. Find at To­tal Wine, Barnes & Noble or on­line. $15.99 for box of 12, herband­lous.com

Easy Fer­menter

Fer­mented food is all the rage and a fun foodie DIY project. Pre­serve your sea­sonal veg­eta­bles while get­ting a big dose of nutri­tion and pro­bi­otics with the Easy Fer­menter. This kitchen gad­get of­fers the tools to speed the fer­ment­ing process for per­fect kim­chi and more. $33, nour­ishedessen­tials.com

Purse With a Charge

This fash­ion­able cross-body bag not only keeps your valu­ables close, it also has a built-in bat­tery charger. The hid­den USB ca­ble keeps your smart phone charged dur­ing long travel days. $69.99, uniquegifts­for­friends.com

Spray-On Herbs

You like gar­lic, but no one else in your house does. Make ev­ery­one happy with a spray-on ver­sion and never let ex­pen­sive herbs go to waste in your re­frig­er­a­tor again. Made from the es­sen­tial oils of cilantro, le­mon­grass, gar­lic, and basil, you can use them for mari­nades, in sauces, on veg­eta­bles, meat, pas­tas and fries. $10.99, sim­ply­be­yond­foods.com

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