Nicci Morris

2009 Zaftig-Approved Gift Guide (pt. 4)

In Holiday, Lifestyle, Travel, Zaftig-Approved on December 4, 2009 at 7:42 pm

The Nook, $259

The new e-reader from Barnes & Noble is a great option for the nerdy Zaftig woman in your life.

Measuring 7.7- x 4.9- x 0.5-inches and weighing 11.2 ounces, the Nook is ideal for travel, with its 3.5 inch color touchscreen that features one-touch control. It’s a lot easier to pack this instead of books when you travel, especially since airlines are trying to make money off of the fact that you might need stuff inside your luggage while you travel.

Not sure what you want to read? Swipe-to-browse technology brings a whole new meaning to “thumbing through” whatever catches your eye in the virtual bookstore. B&N says the rechargeable battery will last for as long as ten days if you don’t use the built-in WiFi (802.11b/g). What’s more is the Nook comes ready for the techie in your life with AT&T 3G, 2GB of internal storage, a microSD slot, MP3 player, built-in speaker, headphone jack, micro USB port among other stuff.

The folks at B&N will let Nook owners sample e-books before they buy. Nook-ies (what I plan to call Nook owners) will also get the benefit of free WiFi while inside Barnes & Noble stores. Awesome… Click here for more info.


Embrace Sweets Brownies, $12.95-$29.95

I had the pleasure of meeting Sandra and Brandi Daniels, the mother-daughter duo behind Embrace Sweets, and trying their artisan wares several years ago when they had their business based in Cincinnati. The Daniels eventually packed up and moved to Los Angeles, but their brownies are so good I’m still raving about them. I’m not the only one who’s smitten by these gourmet treats. They were recently featured as Rachael Ray’s Snack of the Day.

Rich, fudgy perfection squared, these brownies will satisfy a chocolate craving. A 6-pack, 12-pack or 24-pack sampler would be great for a gift exchange or a stocking stuffer.

Totally worth the calories and perfect for an occasional cheat treat… Click here for more info.

  1. I love the Nook, any chance of finding something like that where you can actually write something with a pen onto the screen to take notes with? I guess were starting to get into the realm of a laptop arnt we… I’d like one of those for christmas please!

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