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Ask Laurie: Gifts that Shine?

Dear Laurie, I don’t mind dropping some cash on gifts for my nearest and dearest, but the thought of wrapping up another sweater or tree ornament sounds like such a snooze-fest. What are some charming, thoughtful gifts that stand out and are genuine keepers? —Grinch in Training.

Dear Grinch in Training, There are two camps of gift-givers during the holidays: those that err on the side of practicality (i.e. your aforementioned sweater) and those that go all-out whimsical. I believe the sweet spot lies somewhere in the middle. Here are some ideas that, in my mind, delight and, for the most part, come in handy year-round.

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