What do you get for someone who has seen and done nearly everything? Today's baby boomers are noted for having been there, done that. But, even if true, they still like to unwrap presents like everyone else. • So, with a lifetime of experiences in mind, we have searched out a variety of potential gifts for our readers. There's a mix of the practical and the just plain fun. We tried to keep your holiday budget in mind (with one or two rather lavish exceptions). Prices do not include taxes or shipping and handling (if applicable). • One more shopping tip: When buying for family and friends, don't forget that you can buy for yourself, too. (We won't tell.)
LLOVE A LLAMA
Gift: Donate a llama or alpaca
Cost: $150 per animal or $20 for a partial donation
Details: Heifer International in Little Rock, Ark., provides llamas and alpacas to families who live in high altitudes (Peru, Ecuador) and use the animals' wool for clothes to wear or sell.
Contact: heifer.org or toll-free 1-890-422-0474
A SIGHT FOR SANTA'S EYES
Gift: Big Time Atomic Clock
Details: This electric clock offers numbers 4 inches tall. It measures more than 16 by 10 inches, for desk or wall. Easy on the eyes and memory; the clock automatically resets itself when batteries are replaced or daylight saving time kicks in.
Contact: firstSTREET of Colonial Heights, Va., at firstsreetonline.com or toll-free 1-800-704-1210
NEVER GET LOST ON THE LINKS
Cost: App is free; additional features for annual membership of $19.95
Details: Free download to smartphones, providing maps of more than 30,000 golf courses worldwide. Additional features include map of all shots taken and automatic scorekeeping. Your ball still might get lost, but you never will.
Contact: golflogix.com or toll-free 1-877-977-0162
START YOUR WINING
Gift: A Taste of the Florida grape
Cost: Average price $19 and up
Details: The Florida Orange Groves Winery on Pasadena Avenue S in St. Petersburg has been bottling and branding wines since 1997. Choices include wine, wine pouches, wine mixers, wine smoothies and even the Redneck Wine Glass — a hybrid beer can and wine glass.
Contact: floridawine.com or toll-free 1-800-338-7923
Gift: A copy of The Longevity Project: Surprising Discoveries for Health and Long Life from the Landmark Eight-Decade Study by Howard Friedman and Leslie Martin
Cost: $25.95 (hardback) or $16 (paperback)
Details: Rather than being preached at about the food we should eat or the exercise we should be getting, this book reports on the habits and personalities of people who lived long lives. Learn what worked for them.
Contact: amazon.com or toll-free 1-866-216-1072
BE BUDDIES WITH MICKEY AND THE GANG
Gift: D23 annual membership
Cost: Silver membership, $34.99; Gold membership, which includes a monthly newsletter, $74.99
Details: D23: The Official Disney Fan Club will have numerous "Fanniversary Celebrations" in 2013. Members receive discounts on Disney merchandise, invitations to special events and advance notice of ticket sales to special movie screenings and Walt Disney World events.
Contact: D23.com or toll-free 1-855-323-5973
STAY WELL, MY FRIEND
Gift: A "Stay Well" Room at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas
Cost: $119 per night
Details: If you know someone who has plans to see one or more of the growing array of Cirque du Soleil shows in Las Vegas, the cross-country flight jet lag can be reduced with more than a dozen amenities designed to reset the body's internal clock. Features include blue-shaded lights to reduce jet lag, vitamin C-infused showers and even optional aromatherapy.
Contact: mgmresorts.com or toll-free 1-800-929-1111
PUT THAT OLD RECORD ON
Gift: Stereo Turntable with AM/FM Radio
Details: Dig out that old vinyl — 45s and 33 1/3rds — and dial back the years along with the tunes. Turntable comes with built-in speakers in a wooden cabinet.
Contact: firstSTREET of Colonial Heights, Va., at firststreetonline.com or toll-free 1-800-704-1210
DON'T WORRY ON THE ROAD
Gift: On-Call International Membership
Cost: $425 a year
Details: A year's membership provides medical and travel assistance for both domestic and international travel. Includes everything from transportation home in a medical emergency to assistance for family members (including grandchildren).
Contact: oncallinternational.com or toll-free 1-800-575-5014
Gift: Rent a cabana, get a massage.
Cost: Cabana prices start at $25; massages and spa services vary.
Details: Half- or full-day cabana treat at the Hyatt Regency Clearwater Beach. The spas surround the infinity pool and come with Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, food and beverage options, private bathroom and even a butter-rum scrub massage.
Contact: clearwaterbeach.hyatt.com or (727) 373-1234