(Family Features) Holidays are always more festive and fun once you’ve bought a sleigh full of gifts for everyone on your list. Make all of your family and friends merry this year with great gift ideas, like a classic toy. Stuffing their stocking with the gift of good vision and eye health is also a wonderful way to put a smile on anyone’s face. Perhaps, you need a gift for the music lover in the family. Tails will be wagging when you give a snuggly gift to your favorite furry companion. And, there’s nothing more thoughtful than a beautiful, customized photo scrapbook created by you. After all, nothing makes the holidays happier than knowing your gifts will bring joy to all the special people on your list.
Enjoy the Beauty of the Holiday Season with the Gift of Sight
Give the gift of good vision to someone you care about this holiday season. With affordable individual and family vision benefits available directly to consumers from VSP Direct(tm), you can affordably give the same high-quality vision coverage many employers offer. Benefits include an eye exam with a low copay and an allowance for glasses or contacts. VSP® offers the lowest out-of-pocket costs in individual vision care with typical annual savings of $227. Visit www.givevsp.com for more details.
Adorable Toys for Kids
Calico Critters, like the Hopscotch Rabbit Family shown here, make an ideal gift for imaginative little girls. If you are looking for a timeless, classic toy that promotes wholesome family values and stimulates imaginative play, there is no better choice than Calico Critters of Cloverleaf Corners. These award-winning critters are just adorable. Choose from rabbits, dogs, cats, bears and many other animal families plus a wide range of accessories. Find out more at www.calicocritters.com.
Presents for Your Pet
Here’s a cute gift for your pet or any pet lover that also helps save homeless pets. The Luv-A-Pet(tm) Chance and Lucky plush dog toys, available exclusively at PetSmart, make great snuggling companions for your pet and each has a squeaker inside for play time fun. And this year, Superman Chance, Mrs. Chance and Bret Michaels Chance join the family. Priced from $5.99 to $8.99, 10 percent of the purchase price is donated to PetSmart Charities, which provides funding and programs that save the lives of homeless pets across North America. The toys are available in all PetSmart stores or online at www.petsmart.com.
For the Music Lover
Everyone on your list will love the Samsung Galaxy S4 Android smartphone from Cricket. With a large, vibrant 5-inch screen, excellent camera quality and Cricket’s exclusive Muve Music service, you might even sneak one for yourself. The GS4 with Muve Music is great for the music lover who doesn’t want to spend a fortune. Cricket has unlimited music downloads, talk, text and data starting at $45 a month … even Santa is a little jealous. Visit www.mycricket.com. Samsung Galaxy S4 – As low as $25 down
This Season’s Most Thoughtful Gift: A Beautiful Blurb Book, Made by You
Blurb’s creative publishing platform is simple and smart enough to help anyone make a beautiful book – every blogger, cook, photographer, parent, traveler, poet, architect, business owner, you name it. And Blurb books make perfect one-of-a-kind gifts. Not cookie-cutter, drag-and-drop photo scrapbooks, but personalized bookstore-quality books that come in a variety of sizes. With a variety of cover options and photo-quality paper choices, Blurb offers the perfect solution for holiday gifting: Truly unique and beautiful books. Visit www.blurb.com. $12.99 to $69.99(family opening gifts photo) – Photo courtesy of Getty Images