2008 Holiday Gift Guide

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Wondering what to get that special someone? Wonder no more. We searched high and low for the perfect gifts for everyone on your list.

The Techno-Geek

1.  iPod nano, available in nine vibrant colors, $149–$199. (Apple Store, Arden Fair, 1689 Arden Way, Sacramento; 916-643-0960; apple.com)

2. Heart-rate ring, $39.95. (Brookstone, Arden Fair, 1689 Arden Way, Sacramento; 916-922-2980; brookstone.com)

3. Lomography Fisheye No. 2 camera, $75. (Nestware, 204 G St., Davis; 530-757-6400; nestwarestyle.com)

4. MX-980 universal remote, $600. (Paradyme Sound & Vision, 1732 Fulton Ave., Sacramento; 916-971-3600; paradyme.com)

5. Skullcandy “Lowrider” headphones, $40. (Ground Zero Clothing & Boardshop, 225 G St., Davis; 530-753-7775; groundzeroboardshop.net)

6. T-Mobile’s G1 cell phone with one-touch Google search, $180. (T-Mobile, Westfield Downtown Plaza, 545 L St., Sacramento; 916-447-8327; t-mobile.com)

The Nester

1. Etched-glass wine decanter, $310. (Pottery World, 4419 Granite Drive, Rocklin; 916-624-8080; potteryworld.com)

2. A year of flowers, a seasonal floral arrangement delivered every week for one year, $2,600. (La Martiné Floral Design, 315 33rd St., Sacra-
mento; 916-912-2204; lamartinefloral.com)

3. Ugg fur flip-flops, $70. (Serendipity, 5362 H St., Sacramento; 916-454-2900; serendipityboutique.com)

4. Cashmere throw, $820. (Le Petit Chateau, Fountains at Roseville, 1198 Roseville Parkway, Roseville; 916-791-7783; lepetitchateau.biz)

5. Relax Foaming Bath by Lollia, $32. (Anthropologie, Fountains at Roseville, 1182 Roseville Parkway, Roseville; 916-789-9100; anthropologie.com)

6. Custom self-inking stamp by Three Designing Women, $45. (Tulip Paperie, 2600 Fair Oaks Blvd., Sacramento; 916-481-4159; tulippaperie.com)

7. Teaposy Tea for One gift set, with glass teapot, 3-ounce cup and assortment of blooming teas, $49.98. (William Glen, Town & Country Village, 2651 El Paseo Lane, Sacramento; 916-485-3000; williamglen.com)

8. Pagoda lantern, $80. (Nestware, 204 G St., Davis; 530-757-6400; nestwarestyle.com)

9. Cashmere hoodie, $250, and pants, $220, both by Vince. (Serendipity, Fountains at Roseville, 1182 Roseville Parkway, Roseville; (916) 788-1488; serendipityboutique.com)

10. Fleur-de-lis pillar candle, $49. (Pottery World, 4419 Granite Drive, Rocklin; 916-624-8080; potteryworld.com)

The Foodie

1. Travel spice kit from Grapevine Trading Company, $24.99. (WineStyles, 915 Sutter St., Folsom; 916-357-5500; winestyles.net/folsom)

2. Le Petit Chateau balsamic vinegar from Modena, Italy, $28. (Le Petit Chateau, Fountains at Roseville, 1198 Roseville Parkway, Roseville; 916-791-7783; lepetitchateau.biz)

3. Artisan Duroc Pork bacon, $6.99 a pound. (Vande Rose Farms Meat & Fish, Quarry Ponds Market Hall, 5550 Douglas Blvd., Granite Bay; 916-786-2333; quarryponds.com)

4. Murray River Pink Flake Salt from Artisan Salt Company, $16.98. (William Glen, Town & Country Village, 2651 El Paseo Lane, Sacramento; 916-485-3000; williamglen.com)

5. Macarons, $1.50 each. (Ginger Elizabeth Chocolates, 1801 L St., Sacramento; 916-706-1738; gingerelizabeth.com)

6. Housemade pork, garlic and fennel salami from Hawks Restaurant, $22 a pound. (Bay Gourmet Market, Quarry Ponds Market Hall, 5550 Douglas Blvd., Granite Bay; 916-772-5888; quarryponds.com)

7. Lasagna Plaid from Il Pozzo del Re, $16.50. (William Glen, Town & Country Village, 2651 El Paseo Lane, Sacramento; 916-485-3000; williamglen.com)

The Man Who Has Everything

1. Chopard’s L.U.C. Lunar One rose gold perpetual-calendar, moon-phase, limited-edition watch, $57,650. (Hamilton Jewelers, Pavilions, 504 Pavilions Lane, Sacramento; 916-927-2300; hamiltonpavilions.com)

2. Maserati Gran Turismo S, $137,000. (Maserati of Sacramento, 2030 Fulton Ave., Sacramento; 916-488-7788; niello.com)

3. Smart ForTwo Passion Cabriolet, $17,990. (Smart Center Sacramento, 2625 Arden Way, Sacramento; 916-484-5994; smartcentersacramento.com)

4. Traveling pétanque set, $40. (Nestware, 204 G St., Davis; 530-757-6400; nestwarestyle.com)

5. 2006 Christophe Perrot-Minot Chambertin-Clos de Bèze Grand Cru, one of only five bottles available in Sacramento, $325. (David Berkley Fine Wines & Specialty Foods, Pavilions, 515 Pavilions Lane, Sacramento; 916-929-4422; dberkley.com)

6. Callaway FT-iQ driver, $500. (Haggin Oaks Golf Super Shop, 3645 Fulton Ave., Sacramento;  916-808-2526; hagginoaks.com)

The Little One

1. Ladybug rain boots by Western Chief Kids, $22.95. (Mind Over Matter Toys, 915 Sutter St., Folsom; 916-983-0444; mindovermattertoys.com)

2. Fuzzy slippers, $11. (The Paper Garden, Town & Country Village, 2601 El Paseo Lane, Sacramento; 916-487-2737; papergardenboutique.com)

3. Lia Molly knit cap, $34. (Anthropologie, Fountains at Roseville, 1182 Roseville Parkway, Roseville; 916-789-9100; anthropologie.com)

4. Two-tiered bughouse made of solid pine, $19. (Smith & Hawken, Fountains at Roseville, 1166 Roseville Parkway, Roseville; 916-786-2200; smithandhawken.com)

5. Handcrafted, hand-painted wooden animals from Holztiger, $10–$20. (Alphabet Moon Toys & Treasures; 235 F St., Davis; 530-757-2142)

6. Meg Dana tutu, $70. (Posh Punkins, Fountains at Roseville, 1013 Galleria Blvd.,Roseville; 916-773-3070)

7. Radio Flyer Retro Rocket, $69.95. (Mind Over Matter Toys, 915 Sutter St., Folsom; 916-983-0444; mindovermattertoys.com)

8. Lottum corduroy jumper, $225.95, and knit shirt, $48.95. (It’s a Small World, Pavilions, 502 Pavilions Lane, Sacramento; 916-922-1899;
itsasmallworld.biz)

The Environmentalist

1. Reusable lunch bag, made of vintage tie silk, $64. (Freddric Bradford, 1801 L St., Sacramento; 916-442-9911; freddricbradford.com)

2. Vespa GTV, $6,899. (Vespa Roseville, 1125 Orlando Ave., Roseville; 916-726-7334; aspowersports.com)

3. Animal Dynamos hand-rechargeable flashlight, $8. (The Paper Garden, Town & Country Village, 2601 El Paseo Lane, Sacramento; 916-487-2737; papergardenboutique.com)

4. Colored Smencils, 10 scented colored pencils made from 100 percent recycled newspaper, $16. (The Paper Garden, Town & Country Village, 2601 El Paseo Lane, Sacramento; 916-487-2737; papergardenboutique.com)

5. Vintage bread bowl, hand-carved from a single piece of poplar, $99. (Smith & Hawken, Fountains at Roseville, 1166 Roseville Parkway, Roseville; 916-786-2200; smithandhawken.com)

6. Earthopoly board game, $24.95. (Fair Oaks Boulevard Nursery, 4681 Fair Oaks Blvd., Sacramento; 916-483-1830; fairoaksblvdnursery.com)

7. Victorian bird feeder, made of reclaimed wood and metal, $199. (Smith & Hawken, Fountains at Roseville, 1166 Roseville Parkway, Roseville; 916-786-2200; smithandhawken.com)

8. Adirondack chair, made from recycled plastic, $299.95. (Fair Oaks Boulevard Nursery, 4681 Fair Oaks Blvd., Sacramento; 916-483-1830; fairoaksblvdnursery.com)

9. Reusable aluminum water bottle from Sigg, $17.99–$24.99. (Whole Foods Market, 4315 Arden Way, Sacramento; 916-488-2800; wholefoods
market.com)

10. Reusable bamboo utensil set from To-Go Ware, $19.99. (Whole Foods Market, 4315 Arden Way, Sacramento; 916-488-2800; wholefoodsmarket.com)

11. Tote bag, made of 100 percent organic cotton, $19.95. (Fair Oaks Boulevard Nursery, 4681 Fair Oaks Blvd., Sacramento; 916-483-1830; fairoaksblvdnursery.com)

The Player

1. Prince Speedport Black tennis racket, $189.99. (Courtside Tennis & Apparel, 2372 Fair Oaks Blvd., Sacramento; 916-482-6104; courtsidetennis.com)

2. Pearl Izumi’s Garmin Chipotle cycling jersey, $100. (City Bicycle Works, 2419 K St., Sacramento; 916-447-2453; citybicycleworks.com)

3. Lib Tech’s Skate Banana snowboard, $470. (Ground Zero Clothing & Boardshop, 225 G St., Davis; 530-753-7775; groundzeroboardshop.net)

4. Infinity kayak, made of Kevlar, $3,499. (California Canoe & Kayak, 11349 Folsom Blvd., Rancho Cordova; 916-851-3600; calkayak.com)

5. Bonk Breaker energy bar, $2. (Bicycles Plus, 705 Gold Lake Drive, Folsom; 916-355-8901; onlinecycling.com)

6. Garmin Edge 705 GPS-enabled bike computer, $750. (City Bicycle Works, 2419 K St., Sacramento; 916-447-2453; citybicycleworks.com)

7. Specialized Tarmac SL2 bike, $7,050. (Bicycles Plus, 705 Gold Lake Drive, Folsom; 916-355-8901; onlinecycling.com)

The Dog

1. “Good Dog” dog bowl by Arthur Court Designs, made of polished aluminum with stainless steel bowl insert, $70. (Freddric Bradford, 1801 L St., Sacramento; 916-442-9911; freddricbradford.com)

2. Color Paw pet nail polish, $5.99. (Buffy’s Barkery, 711 Sutter St., Folsom; 916-985-0105; buffys
barkery.com)

3. Fatboy Doggielounge dog bed, $150. (Limn, 501 Arden Way, Sacramento; 916-564-2900; limn.com)

4. Traveling dog bowl by Pet Boutique by Ganz, $29.99. (Bark Avenue, El Dorado Hills Town Center, 4540 Post St., El Dorado Hills; 916-941-7400)

5. Dog bowl filled with freshly baked, all-natural treats from Give the Dog a Bone, $10. (Old Soul Co., 1716 L St., Sacramento; 916-443-7685; oldsoulco.com)

6. Polyethylene doghouse and step stool from Magis, $1,100. (Limn, 501 Arden Way, Sacramento; 916-564-2900; limn.com)

7. Nordstrom Crystal Pet Collection bone-pendant dog collar, $58. (Nordstrom, Arden Fair, 1651 Arden Way, Sacramento; 916-646-2400; nordstrom.com)