by Liane Angerman, Associate Editor

    Gifts & Gadgets

    Zik Headphones By Parrot (above) – $400

    Reknown French designer Phillipe Starck synergized his ideas with Parrot to produce the wireless Zik headphones. With soft-touch controls, sleek sensual shaping, these headphones become an extension of the listener’s body, resulting in the most pleasurable listening experience imaginable.


    Beoplay A9 Speakers – $2699

    Bang & Olufsen, inspired by aesthetics, Airplay and DNLA technology, just launched the A9 active speaker system. With touch control and décor versatility, it features fine-tuned DSP algorithm that “delivers surprisingly rich bass tones cultivated with the Adaptive Base Linearization technology.” You’ll be amped, ramped, soft dockin’ and rockin’!


    Pop Phone – $40

    Revive the teen within. The smartphone-friendly, radiation-free POP handset comes in a swirl of color choices with a handy hang-up/pick-up option and a 3.5 mm jack at the end of a curly cord. The soft texture and the high-quality speaker and mic will make those late night chat sessions less kinky … in the neck.


    IC! Berlin Sunglasses – $250

    Do you see what IC!? These award-winning, screwless shades are made from ultra-flexible sheet metal and use a patented hinge-clasp system. The “membrane vibration” from Berlin will keep your fashion-conscious man looking trés chic!


    GPS Pet Tracker By Tagg – $100

    Oh where has my little dog gone? Save the adrenalin rush with the GPS Pet Tracker by Tagg. You’ll carry piece of mind knowing Fido won’t lose his way or you. Your pet’s activity data can be viewed at a glance, saved, and tracked over a 90-day period on this wireless device.


    Gopro Hero3 Camera – $400

    Hail yourself a hero when you crown the photographer on your list this season with the world’s most versatile life-capture HD camera. Available in a series of 5-, 11-, and 12MP for under $500, the white, black, and silver editions are Wi-Fi equipped and come with rechargeable Li-ion battery. Wearable, gear-mountable and water-proof, capture footage and images with this globally best-selling device.


    Fitbit One – $60

    Gift the fitness guru in your life with the newest gadget in fitness tracking. The Fitbit One measures activity and sleep quality, food intake. It contains a silent alarm. Stats can be uploaded wirelessly to help formulate fitness plans and achievements.


    Mood-rocking Designer Bed – $4870

    Dream a little dream or rest your weary soul …Enhance all bed experiences with this unique and simple bed available in all sizes. Easily frozen with rubber stops, this pleasing design by Joe Manus will spawn conversation and stir the imagination.


    Portable Espresso Maker – $170

    If the words “one and only” are important, then the mypressi TWIST v2 is the perfect gift for the coffee connoisseur, energy-saving, fanatic. The mypressi is the world’s only espresso maker to run on N2O or C2O rather than electricity, which means you can gift the perfect brew with your …One and Only … any time, anywhere.


    Men’s Watch Case – $70

    Allow him no excuses to be late. This men’s watch case is the filing cabinet for his prized time pieces. At a glance or by chance, he can choose his best watch at ease, as long as the maid dusts weekly.


    Solar Kindle Charger – $100

    Recharge your Kindle spirit as a hard-core bookie, even in the shade. With a capacity for up to three months worth of charging, this classy solar-panel case can run the 800 lux LED lamp inside the case or feed the Kindle itself.


    Icon Aircraft – $139,000

    Do you have a sport-flying pilot on your list? Send your captain on the highest thrill quest with the newest ICON A5 Light Sport model. With take-off and landing capabilities within 750 ft. on water or land combined with the utmost in aero- and hydrodynamics, the sky’s the limit.


    Roomba 660 Irobot Vaccuum – $400

    Vroom, vroom Roomba! Don’t let a busy lifestyle become your excuse for a filthy home. A patented three-stage Aerovac technology effectively devours the unwanted elements that build up in your carpets and on your floors, sans human effort.


    Virtual Keyboard – $100

    Watch the techy on your list thrill to the attention he’ll get when he can perform this pull-the-rabbit-outta-the-hat gift virtually anywhere he goes.


    Hennessy Paradis Imperial – $550

    Just as any CEO sets out to conquer and divide, the House of Hennessy’s seven generations continues to produce the world’s most prestigious and satisfying cognacs since 1774. Blending only the best eaux-de-vie with skillful art and attention culminates in the Paradis Imperial blend. The remarkable aromas of jasmine and orange blossom, spiced with smoky accents, and balanced by oak and flowery notes are packaged in an exquisitely numbered decanter with an 18-karat gold-plated label topped with a crystal cabochon. Encased in a pedestal gift box makes it the perfect gift to impress and indulge the true connoisseur.


    Brera Woman’s Watch – $750

    Reintroduce tradition and the latest fashion in Brera time, Italian-made, and inspired by timeless tradition, the Brera Orologi Federica injects the utmost in quality and reliability – now if you can only get her to the church on time.


    WI-FI Cufflinks – $250

    He may look in charge with his starched designer shirt – but only you’ll know he’ll be streaming wherever he goes! These Wi-Fi cufflinks will keep the top executive or your IT specialist online, on target and seeking quality shirts that allow him to show off the newest electro-style gadget.


    Beer Holster – $30

    Pick the beer up.
    Take three steps back.
    Avoid the hit list this holiday season by putting a smile on the face of the beer-lover in your life. Arm him with the hottest coiffing accessory this season but don’t be upset when he makes new friends.


    Liane Angerman, Associate Editor

    Angerman’s background is in communications and marketing. She holds a bachelor’s degree with an English focus and a myriad of publishing credits under her belt, including, SEASON OF HAZE, a young adult novel on hazing. She's operated her own professional writing company for more than a decade.rnrnCurrently, she is the key features writer and editorial administrator for The OGM. rnrnPrior, she invested several years selling exempt market securities for two Calgary-based oil and gas juniors before joining forces as a founder of Dragonfly and Aeviex Inc., two Alberta startups.rnrnA resident of Calgary for more than two and a half decades, her insights and networks in Cow Town is vast and growing.

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