Pa­rade of Gifts

You'll ace your shop­ping list with our ul­ti­mate gift guide for ev­ery­one from the mu­sic liver to the Star Wars fan.

Chattanooga Times Free Press - Parade - - PARADE PICKS - By Ali­son Abbey & Sa­man­tha Co­ley

For the Fun at Heart

The pop art–in­spired Bal­loon Dog Night­light, rem­i­nis­cent of artist Jeff Koons’ bal­loon­dog sculp­ture, comes in art deco col­ors and shines for 30 min­utes be­fore turn­ing it­self off. $25, un­com­mon­goods.com

Party page by page with San­dra Boyn­ton’s Hog Wild! Song­book/ CD Set or LP (Work­man). Who can re­sist Sa­muel L. Jack­son’s “Tyran­nosaurus Funk” or Kris­ten Bell’s “Dance It Out”? $18 (CD/song­book) or $23 (LP), ama­zon.com

The Bub­ble Waf­fler is per­fect for the fan of Hong Kong’s street food fave: Th­ese bub­ble-shaped, eggy waf­fles are crispy on the edges and chewy in the mid­dle. $40, cuci­napro.com

For the Gamer

This Su­per Mario Broth­ers Nin­tendo Car­tridge-TurnedFlask hides what­ever bev­er­age the drinker gets his or her power from—whether a sports drink or some­thing a lit­tle harder—to reach Warp Zone. $20, thinkgeek.com

For the Mu­sic Lover

Gui­tar he­roes will love Fen­der Play On­line Gui­tar Classes, which of­fer world-class in­struc­tors teach­ing in five mu­si­cal gen­res. Stu­dents choose their own fa­vorite songs and set their own pace. It’s only a mat­ter of time be­fore they’ll be chart­ing their own hits! $20 a month, fen­der.com/play

Clas­sic Black-and-White Pho­to­graphs of mu­si­cians (think Jo­plin, Hen­drix, Jag­ger, Len­non) will make any dé­cor sing. From $400, mor­rison­hotel­gallery.com

Th­ese V-Moda Cross­fade II Wire­less Over-Ear Head­phones are chic and have killer au­dio and a tough steel frame. Oh, and they’re made with ve­gan “leather.” $330, v-moda.com

Here’s a retro record player with a se­cret: It’s not for vinyl, it’s for dig­i­tal mu­sic. The Vin­tage Vinyl Blue­tooth Speaker syncs with any smart­phone and is cus­tomiz­able. $195– $250, un­com­mon­goods.com

Mu­si­cians and pod­caster wannabes can record in style with the Blue Rasp­berry Premium Mo­bile Mi­cro­phone, per­fect for voiceovers, Skype ses­sions and record­ings. $200, ama­zon.com

For the Fast Mover

Th­ese Ra­zor Turbo Jetts Mo­tor­ized Skates strap to the shoes of your fa­vorite speed demons—ages 12 to adult. Re­mind them to wear a hel­met, as they may reach speeds up to 10 mph. $130, Wal­mart stores and wal­mart.com

For the Drink Mas­ter

Not sat­is­fied with store-bought beer? The Pico Model C uses “Pi­coPaks” filled with the hops and grains needed to brew recipes at home. $549, pi­co­brew.com

Beer afi­ciona­dos can dis­play their fa­vorite bot­tle caps and show their pa­tri­otic pride at the same time with the Metal USA Beer Cap Map. $75, beer­capmaps.com

Lovers of cock­tails and fash­ion will ap­pre­ci­ate this lim­ited-edi­tion bot­tle of Dis­aronno, all dressed up in Mis­soni. $28, dis­aronno.com

For the Jedi

Star Wars fans of all ages can bring their own cus­tom droid to life with the Droid In­ven­tor Kit. Along with parts, stick­ers and au­then­tic droid sounds, there’s a train­ing app where they’ll learn how to build guided ob­sta­cle cour­ses and send their droid on mis­sions. $100, lit­tlebits.cc

Tea is served with this five-piece Star Wars Tea Set that comes with a teapot and two cups and saucers fea­tur­ing R2-D2. $40, heruni­verse.com

This cos­mic cutie is poised to be the break­out star of Star Wars: The Last Jedi, mak­ing th­ese Porg Cuff Links per­fect for your next black-tie Jedi din­ner. $50, thinkgeek.com

For the High Flyer

In­sta­gram­mers will be show­ing off sky-high footage in stun­ning 4K ul­tra-high def­i­ni­tion with the Breeze Drone from Yuneec. The fly­ing cam­era is eas­ily con­trolled by smart­phone. Bonus: Cine­matog­ra­phers in the mak­ing can even livestream the flight. $400, us.yuneec.com

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