Struggling to find gifts for the person who has everything is a tired cliche by now, but it’s a challenge almost everyone runs into this time of year. I hate giving gifts I know will just be returned or sit in a closet, but it really can be difficult to find something that is semi-useful, interesting and at least a little bit fun.
I think I found one that anyone could find useful and relevant, and that’s the Breo iSee 360 eye massager.
It may sound crazy, but this little eye mask is really something. Using infrared heat, air pressure and vibration massage, the mask increases the oxygen supply to your eyes, improving overall blood circulation. In a world where all of us are looking at screens for essentially the entire day, this gadget could be a fun and useful thing to stick in a desk drawer at the office for long overtime nights, or really anywhere.
The good news is also that it’s available through Amazon Prime, so if you’re scrambling for something kind of last-minute, you can get it in time for Christmas.
WHAT’S NEW: Allbirds, the wool, sustainable running shoes that are popping up everywhere cool people are walking (or running), has teamed up with millennial workout brand Outdoor Voices to create a great gift set for the active (or would-be active) person in your life.
These sets come in men’s and women’s styles, and include a pair of Allbirds, an Outdoor Voices workout T-shirt, and a pair of leggings (women) or running shorts (men). Get these kits at www.allbirds.com or www.outdoorvoices.com.
WHAT’S AFFORDABLE: Do you have young family members coming for Christmas and are you looking for ways to entertain them?
The Augusta-Richmond County Library programming is here to help you out. Whether it’s teenagers or the whole family, Christmas-themed activities at the main branch downtown are a great way to get out and about and celebrate the holidays.
Teenagers in grades 6-12 are invited to a viewing of The Nightmare Before Christmas at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 21. Along with the movie, teens can enjoy holiday snacks and a homemade gift craft.
If you’re looking for a for-the-whole-family activity, the main library is also hosting a Merry Grinchmas Family Night, also at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 21. The library recommends this activity as most appropriate for families with children ages 12 and younger, but there’s no reason not to bring older kids if they want to come! Everyone will enjoy snacks, Grinch-themed activities and general enjoyment of Dr. Seuss’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas. Registration is recommended (but not required), so call (706) 821-2623 to save your family’s spot.