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Bright ideas for everyone on your holiday gift list

POLAR ESPRESS

A steamy new look from Italian architect Luca Trazzi: the FrancisFrancis! X6 espresso machine. $429.99 @ Cooks of Crocus Hill, 877 Grand Ave., St. Paul, 651-228-1333, and 3925 W. 50th St., Edina, 952-285-1903.

 

 

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DOWN TIME

Proof that every cloud has a silver lining. Erin Snow vest, $448, @ Sports Hut, 1175 E. Wayzata Blvd., Wayzata, 952-473-8843.

 

 

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WRIGHT ANGLES

For armchair architects and modernists alike. Frank Lloyd Wright Guggenheim teapot, $34.50, @ The Bibelot Shops, 1082 Grand Ave., St. Paul, 651-222-0321, and three other metro locations.

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THUMBS UP

These kid mitts are definitely above average: warm, waterproof, and wonderfully finished with faux fur. By Grandoe. $29.99 @ Sports Hut (location above).

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SEE SPOT ROCK

Plug in your music player and i-Dog will “speak” your tunes—even groove to the beat. $29.95 @ The Sharper Image, Mall of America, Bloomington, 952-854-1200.

 

 

 

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GO FIGURE

Made in Red Wing for the past 60 years, Riedell skates are the choice of champions—and wannabes—across the world. Model 300, $260, @ Sports Hut (location above).

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