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7 Unique, Retro Gifts for Mom and Dad this Christmas

Top Picks for Christmas Gifts 2010

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The holiday season is fast approaching and with it comes the stress of finding just the right holiday gift for everyone on your list. Especially fo baby-boomers and their parents; we’ve handpicked unique retro gifts for parents in our top three categories – Christmas gifts for mom, Christmas gifts for dad and Christmas gifts for parents together! Our chosen unique Christmas gift selections meet every budget and are sure to put a smile on the face of your mom or dad come Christmas Day.

Top Three Picks – Christmas Gifts for Dad

Vinyl-to-PC Turntable – This Christmas, help Dad take his old vinyl records and bring them into the digital era! If you dad is a typical dad, he has a stack of old vinyl records gathering dust in the attic. The ingenious device will allow him to convert vinyl records to PC files, i.e. convert his old vinyl collection directly to CD or MP3. Not only can he convert his albums to digital files, but the Vinyl-to-PC Turntable software actually improves the quality of the recordings – actually eliminating the pops, hisses and static they’ve acquired over the years stuffed in the attic. A truly perfect Christmas gift for dad!

Big Button Radio – As another great addition to your Christmas gift list, you’ll be amazed at the great sound you’ll get from this AM/FM big button radio. It’s compact and can fit on a desktop, nightstand, kitchen counter or bookshelf, but provides the kind of rich, room-filling sound you would expect from a large, expensive home stereo system. The large, oversized tuning dial makes it easy to ‘dial in’ to your favorite stations – especially your favorite sounds of the holidays!

Atomic Talking Watch – Dad will love this attractive and stylish watch that features all of the benefits of atomic time while speaking the day, month, and year. Features include big numbers on an easy-to-read dial, a great-looking leather band and a cheerful hourly chime (that can be turned off if you’d like). The alarm and time zone features are also easily customizable. Surprise dad with this great looking, high-functioning watch this Christmas.

Top Three Picks – Christmas Gifts for Mom

Jewelry Cleaner – Everyone wants their jewelry to sparkle and shine, but time is a commodity and it can be a real hassle to go out and have your jewelry professionally cleaned. Your mom may be like many others and have plenty of jewelry; this little gem of a Christmas gift for mom will help her collection to look its best.

Balanced Spectrum Lamp – The balanced spectrum floor lamp is a terrific gift for mom at Christmas or any other time. This lamp offers full spectrum light and brings many of the benefits of natural daylight indoors. Perfect for writing, reading, sewing, painting, needlepoint, artwork, studying, and more, this lamp brings the sunshine indoors, uses long-lasting bulbs, and saves money compared to other similar lamps. Let mom experience outstanding clarity, comfort and ease while working on any task.

Spa Slides – Pamper mom with these velvety soft, easy care polyester terry slippers that will wrap her foot in comfort and style. These slippers feature a contoured foot bed and an enhanced raised heel and arch to provide stability and support. There is even a weatherproof outsole with skid-resistant tread that will provide sure footing outside. Let mom enjoy the spa experience at home this Christmas.

One Cool Christmas Gift for Both Parents

Auto-Finder Essential Kit – This is truly a great Christmas gift for mom or dad (or both!). We all know that sinking feeling that comes with ‘misplacing’ your car in a public lot or parking garage. This small hand-held pointer will guide you to your car up to ½ mile away with direction indicators that include both lighted arrows and sound. Have you ever forgotten what your rental car looks like? No problem – this auto-finder will easily and discreetly guide you back to your car.