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Gambit's Toys For All Ages Gift Guide

Toys for the child inside us all

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Thrill your car enthusiast with a wooden replica of the 1930 Packard - tour car, $65 at Neophobia (2855 Magazine St., 899-2444; - www.neophobia-nola.com).
  • Thrill your car enthusiast with a wooden replica of the 1930 Packard tour car, $65 at Neophobia (2855 Magazine St., 899-2444; www.neophobia-nola.com).

This deluxe beading kit features a tool case and storage set (not - shown), beading board, beading mat, bead palette tray, two pliers, two - cutters, an awl, ruler, bead stoppers, a roll of soft flex, lobster - claps, soldered rings, crimp beads, fish-hook ear wires and head pins - — everything needed to start beading, $105 (beads sold - separately) at The Bead Shop (4612 Magazine St., 895-6161; - www.beadshopneworleans.com).
  • This deluxe beading kit features a tool case and storage set (not shown), beading board, beading mat, bead palette tray, two pliers, two cutters, an awl, ruler, bead stoppers, a roll of soft flex, lobster claps, soldered rings, crimp beads, fish-hook ear wires and head pins — everything needed to start beading, $105 (beads sold separately) at The Bead Shop (4612 Magazine St., 895-6161; www.beadshopneworleans.com).

The Vers 1.5 alarm clock sound system is hand-crafted from natural - cherry wood (also available in other finishes) and comes with a remote - control, $219 at Spruce (3713 Magazine St., 265-0946; www.sprucenola.com).
  • The Vers 1.5 alarm clock sound system is hand-crafted from natural cherry wood (also available in other finishes) and comes with a remote control, $219 at Spruce (3713 Magazine St., 265-0946; www.sprucenola.com).

Adorable and full of personality, the Tyrannosaurus Rex puppet by - Folkmanis will inspire imagination in your amateur ventriloquist, - $29.95 at Lovejoy Day Spa and Shop (200 Metairie Road, Metairie, - 828-1997; www.lovejoyspa.com).
  • Adorable and full of personality, the Tyrannosaurus Rex puppet by Folkmanis will inspire imagination in your amateur ventriloquist, $29.95 at Lovejoy Day Spa and Shop (200 Metairie Road, Metairie, 828-1997; www.lovejoyspa.com).

Your urban cyclist will look classically stylish on the Live 1 MIXTE - utility bike, $580 from Bayou Bicycles (3530 Toulouse St., - 488-1946; www.bayoubicycles.com).
  • Your urban cyclist will look classically stylish on the Live 1 MIXTE utility bike, $580 from Bayou Bicycles (3530 Toulouse St., 488-1946; www.bayoubicycles.com).

Avid readers and frequent travelers will enjoy the convenience of - having hundreds of books at their fingertips with the Sony Reader - pocket edition, $199.99 at Borders (3131 Veterans Memorial - Blvd., Metairie, 835-1363; 3338 St. Charles Ave., 899-1501; www.borders.com).
  • Avid readers and frequent travelers will enjoy the convenience of having hundreds of books at their fingertips with the Sony Reader pocket edition, $199.99 at Borders (3131 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 835-1363; 3338 St. Charles Ave., 899-1501; www.borders.com).

The collectible Vantastiks ornament by Van Craig makes a sassy - addition to any diva's Christmas tree, $32 from Bella Nola (4236 - Magazine St., 897-9499; www.bellanola.net).
  • The collectible Vantastiks ornament by Van Craig makes a sassy addition to any diva's Christmas tree, $32 from Bella Nola (4236 Magazine St., 897-9499; www.bellanola.net).

Your precious pooch will enjoy hours of tail-wagging fun with the - Grriggles penguin that squeaks when squeezed, $5, and Grriggles rope - knot in blue, $8, both from Canine Culture/Canine Connection - (4920 Tchoupitoulas St., 267-4143; 8110 Hampson St., 373-5141; www.canineculturenola.com).
  • Your precious pooch will enjoy hours of tail-wagging fun with the Grriggles penguin that squeaks when squeezed, $5, and Grriggles rope knot in blue, $8, both from Canine Culture/Canine Connection (4920 Tchoupitoulas St., 267-4143; 8110 Hampson St., 373-5141; www.canineculturenola.com).

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Whether your favorite music lover prefers Rachmaninoff or Rihanna, - he or she can rock out in style with the new iPod Nano (available in - nine colors) with a built-in video camera and a larger display screen, - $149 for the 8GB and $179 for the 16 GB at The Apple Store - (Lakeside Shopping Center, 3301 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, - 830-1400; www.apple.com).
  • Whether your favorite music lover prefers Rachmaninoff or Rihanna, he or she can rock out in style with the new iPod Nano (available in nine colors) with a built-in video camera and a larger display screen, $149 for the 8GB and $179 for the 16 GB at The Apple Store (Lakeside Shopping Center, 3301 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 830-1400; www.apple.com).

Hexahedron, the abstract matching game by Alex Beard Games, will - ensure hours of mental stimulation for sophisticated gamers with an eye - for art, $29.95 at Alex Beard Studio (712 Royal St., 309-0394; - www.alexbeardstudio.com); - Barnes & Noble (Citywide, www.barnesandnoble.com) or - Borders (3131 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 835-1363; 3338 - St. Charles Ave., 899-1501; www.borders.com).
  • Hexahedron, the abstract matching game by Alex Beard Games, will ensure hours of mental stimulation for sophisticated gamers with an eye for art, $29.95 at Alex Beard Studio (712 Royal St., 309-0394; www.alexbeardstudio.com); Barnes & Noble (Citywide, www.barnesandnoble.com) or Borders (3131 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 835-1363; 3338 St. Charles Ave., 899-1501; www.borders.com).
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