Shop Holiday 2013: Gifts for senior citizens

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• Put the true kings and queens of a grandparent’s heart on display with customizable photo playing cards. Visit to order a stack for $24.99 and pick them up in around an hour at your local CVS.

• The Cracker Barrel oak-slat rocking chair is an iconic feature of the country-themed restaurant’s entrance. Why not have your own for the front porch? It’s $139.99 at Cracker Barrel Old Country Store in Robinson. Throw in a rocker cushion for $29.99.

• Put the Radio Shack pocket-sized stereo amplified listener together with stereo headphones to make television and church services ring through loud and clear. Order online or at a Radio Shack store for $29.99 to pick up in-store before Christmas.

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• Seniors aren’t the only ones who shouldn’t be shoveling heavy snow. Make clearing a path an easy job with the lightweight (13 pounds) Toro 12-inch electric Power Shovel snow blower, which can propel snow up to 30 feet. Available for $99 at Home Depot.

• Keep your spirits high and your gas bill low with the Sherpa electric heated throw. The 50- by 60-inch polyester cover features a ThermoFine warming system that distributes heat evenly. $59.99 at Bed Bath and Beyond.

• Looking like a classic old Victrola, the USB recordable Grace digital Victoria Tunewriter III can transfer record albums to CDs or iPod-compatible MP3. Available for $169.99 at or special order at your nearest Best Buy to pick up in-store.

• The self-cleaning, eco-friendly Auggiedog pet waste scooper picks up dog waste without forcing users to bend over. Buy one for $149.99 at

• Transform any bathtub into a jetted spa with the Homedics BA-M200 Bath Mat Massager. This foldable mat targets sensitive pressure points and features customizable speed and heat settings. Order online at for the sale price of $79.99 until Dec. 21 to pick up at a local store.


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