Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Stylish gift-giving

Mid-1980s Madonna hands or ingenious winter wear for electronics obsessives?
You decide.

Frugality and fashion don't have to be mutually exclusive. Sure, it's easy to drop a ton of cash (if you've got it) on the latest bag or a big bauble. But true style shines through when careful consideration meets purposeful intent.

When the Etre Touchy gloves arrived in the office, the techies who sit near me cooed with excitement. The European gloves have a partial 1980s feel -- the index and thumb fingers on each glove are partially fingerless to allow for use with hand-held electronics such as iPods, iPhones and Blackberrys. £14.99 or approximately $23 U.S. dollars, which includes worldwide shipping.

Read Thursday's Style section for eight more gift suggestions that exude style without emptying your pockets.

LISTEN UP! I'll be on the Matt & Ramona show at 6 p.m. Wednesday to talk about holiday gifts. Listen at 107.9 FM or online.