Executive Gift Guide | Family
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Executive Gift Guide
Tips has studied office toys by interviewing executives
and observing office-mates during play. Our research
* 95% think it is office-appropriate for executives
to have toys
* 93% believe toys can boost morale and team spirit
* 91% allow toys to be used creatively in the workplace
* 86% say toys reduce their own stress at the office
* 82% would buy toys for coworkers and employees as
Many executives keep toys in their office, on their
desks or hidden in a drawer. Toys are a great way to
manage frustration, alleviate tension amongst co-workers
and stimulate needed relaxation for stressful moments.
The rule of etiquette is to be sure that toys are not
larger than a briefcase or noisier than a copy machine.
The kinds of toys to look for are toys that are appropriate
without insulting anyone.
Board games can enhance team-building skills, humorous
toys can replace unwelcome words and strategy toys can
challenge co-workers to think of new ideas. Office toys
can create a workplace that can be stimulating and fun
to work in.
This guide provides executives with gift ideas and reviews
on gadgets for home/office use and products to relieve
stress. All executive reviews are linked to either a
website or 1-800 for future reference.
Happy Holidays to you and the children in your life!
14.4 Volt Drill Driver + Hammer Action
This cordless drill combines a drill driver with
hammer action. Ideal for do-it-yourself projects,
this will drill through brick and concrete and wood-based
jobs around the house. This can be used both indoor
and outdoor. For parents who assemble large toys
and baby furniture, this tool is ideal and handy
to have on hand.
An instant camera is a convenient way to snap memorable
moments in any household with children. This unit
weighs 12 ounces and has a sleek metallic silver
finish design. Features include a convenient wrist
strap for portability, a built-in automatic flash,
a three element lens with a 60 mm focal length and
an electronic LCD readout indicating pictures remaining.
The pictures are about the size of a business card
(2 x 3.5-inches) and easily fit in a wallet, purse
or diaper bag for showing. They also can be mailed
in a regular size envelope to send to friends and
relatives. This is an ideal gift for a new mom!
Ideal for a working parent with limited time for
household duties! This is a vacuum cleaner that
uses artificial intelligence technology to automatically
clean all household surfaces, including wood, tile,
carpet and linoleum. There is no vacuum bag to change
and no need to use any manual labor to push and
guide it. The total bin space = 15.3 cu inches for
total debris. The unit weighs less than 6 pounds
and includes one virtual wall unit which can detect
stairs and block open doorways directing the unit
to move away. Also included is a standard battery
charger, a removal battery pack and a 90-day warranty
for parts and labor. The unit will run for 1 hour
on a single charge and the decibal level is 74.9-80.2
TIP: If used in a household with children, consider
safety precautions first
NIKE Portable Sport Audio
Ideal for the athletic executive! This is an audio
player to be worn during fitness and sport activities.
The unit is operated by a sense of touch. The player
features a stainless steel design with easy to grip
control buttons that are made of rubber to withstand
moisture and sweat retention. The battery life has
approximately 9 hours and the unit delivers 1-2
hours of near CD quality music. The unit includes
Musicmatch software for transfer of music to the
audio player. An orange backlit LCD provides easy
viewing in the dark. This unit can also be operated
by remote control.
$130 each, or $520 for a set of four.
Ideal for the avid golfer who would like to improve
their short game.
These clubs are designed with spin technology and
distance control that will assist a golfer to lower
scoring abilities inside of 100 yards, by providing
more backspin on their short shots and consistent
spin control throughout their short game. The clubs
feature a groove geometry which provides a different
groove shape on every wedge in the set. As the lofts
change from Pitching (P=49), to Sand (S=55), Lob
(L=60), and Extra-loft (X=64), the face grooves
get progressively more aggressive, to enhance the
backspin produced on shorter shots. A proprietary
grip allows golfers to comfortably move their hands
up and down the shaft for better distance and ball
TIP: Ideal as a tool for building individual skills
and sportsmanship on a company golf outing.
Ideal for the busy executive who never had time
to take piano lessons! It has been proven that music
calms the mind and stimulates intellectual thinking.
This is a keyboard featuring 61 full-size keys that
light up when played, a 3 Step Teaching system that
guides the player through the melody of a pre-programmed
song, plus MIDI and Internet Expansion.
TIP: This can be used for entertainment at office
parties or happy birthday celebrations
Micro Logic Corp.
Ideal as a desktop toy! This is a close-machined
space-age metallic top capable of extended spin
times of up to one-quarter hour. It achieves this
with critical balance. The Quark top comes with
instructions and materials to perform the balance.
Tip: Ideal for the aspiring engineer or any executive
fascinated with science.
Premier Programming Solutions
Ideal for an executive who needs to review a lot
of written material! Audio listening and visual
reading at the same time can increase comprehension,
concentration and attention span. This is a software
program that will take any text file, convert it
into an audio file and output it as speech. The
audio files can be created in different formats
including MP3, Standard Wave, DSP and GSM. This
program can convert one hours worth of audio
in 4 minutes. The user can select up to 20 documents
to convert at one time. Each can have its
own setting and voice. The accompanying manual is
well-written and informative.
TIP: Using this software, e-books can be turned
into books on tape.
Impressive for the waiting area, company library
or corner office! This is a contemporary designed
globe mounted on a solid wood frame. The simple
lines of the hardwood base provides an attractive
backdrop for its 20 illuminated globe. The
classic Antique Ocean map works with many styles
of décor. The full-engraved aluminum meridian
is a brushed brass color. Features a touch on light
control with three levels of light. Measures 20
x 37 and weighs less than 34 pounds.
TIP: This is ideal as a group gift for a company
president or small business owner.
Ideal for the executive who enjoys continuous portable
music on long flights! This is a digital music player
that features a 10GB hard drive, with a capacity
of 2,000 CD-quality songs into the device's portable,
6.5-ounce design. In addition, users can download
and store contact lists with up to 1,000 names and
addresses with the music. The battery provides up
to 10 hours of continuous music and recharges automatically
whenever the iPod is connected to a Mac, using power
supplied over the FireWire cable. Laser engraving
is available for an additional charge. Available
in three configurations : 5 GB for $299, 10 GB for
$399 and 20 GB for $499.
TIP: The download time is less than 20 minutes.
Windows support is available via MUSICMATCH Jukebox
software. The 10 GB and t 20 GB models feature a
touch wheel for precision, accuracy and durability.
Backpack with wheels! Ideal for the executive who
likes outdoor events. Features a telescoping handle
for easy pulling and storage of both hot and cold
food/drinks. The insulated main compartment holds
up to 36 chilled cans and the foil-lined compartment
has 1/4" of thermal insulation to keep foods
warm. Also features a compartment that holds utensils
needed while tailgating or watching children's sporting
events. Easy to clean.
Decker Firestorm 12-volt
Cordless Multi-Tool Kit
Ideal for the working parent who likes projects
around the house! Rechargeable drill, jigsaw and
sander all in one. Includes a double-ended screwdriver
bit tip, jigsaw blade, three sheets of sandpaper
and a storage case. Should not be used by a child.
Dictation software that reads aloud any text file
in a human sounding voice. Can be used for dictating
research reports, letters or for learning English
as a second language. Can also be used with an MP3
player. Ideal for a foreign national executive learning
English as a second language or for an executive
that chooses to dictate rather write.
Ideal for executives who serve formal meals for
office or client meetings. ñMile High" is a
simple yet fashionable place setting pattern with
sleek, rounded contours that are made of 18/10 grade
stainless steel. Contains 4 five-piece place settings.
Solovision Security Screen
Ideal for executive travelers. Security system to
keep data away from onlookers! Thin holographic
film for PDA's to block private information from
others in crowded areas such as on the airplane
or in public areas. The film clings to the PDA screen
and allows users to see/edit data while onlookers
can only see a projected holographic image. The
product also doubles as a screen protector which
guards against scratches, dust and dirt.
Innovations Skip Doctor MD
Radial resurfacing action eliminates the effects
of harmful abrasions, scratches and surface imperfections
from the shiny sides of discs of CD's/DVD's , CD
Rom's and video games. Ideal for executives who
use these forms of media often. Features a motorized
one-button scratch device repair and is easy to
Ideal for the executive who wants to create a modern
media room or boardroom for presentations. Features
a five-disc DVD/CD/CD-Rom changer with an integrated
digital receiver. Consumer can contact multiple
units to create a home/office theater. Includes
a wireless pre-programmed remote control, color-coated
speaker wire, connection terminals and an installation
guide for easy set-up.
Ideal for the proud working parent to show off child
photos or for taking instant product images. This
digital camera is available in 3 bright colors (titanium,
blue and purple) and can store up to 80 photos.
Images can be offloaded directly into the computer
and sent via email.
Talking Digital Tire Gauge
Ideal for women as a safety device needed in the dark
or for those executives who drive long distances. Accurately
checks the air pressure of automobile tires. Digitalized
voice announces the tire pressure and confirms an easy-to-read
digital display. Can be used for bicycles, cars, trucks,
SUV's, and motorcycles. Runs on one 3vCR 2032 battery
(included) for approximately 500 readings.
There is a one-year warranty.
Grips Complete Package
For at home car washes! Perfect for the executive dad
to teach a child how to wash a car! Four OXO ergonomically
designed brushes with cushioned non-slip grips and strong
bristles. Includes a large car wash brush for the doors,
and car body, a small car wash brush for headlights,
grillwork and trim, a wheel brush for wheel covers and
a tire brush to assist in cleaning gravel out of the
tires. Ergonomically designed and comfortable to hold.
Easy to clean.
Ionic Breeze Auto Air Purifier/Ionizer
Ideal for working parents who drive with small children
in the car. A car can contain polluted air of smog,
exhaust, pollen, dust and other bacteria. This unit
assists in cleaning the air of airborne particles and
reducing odor inside the car. The unit rests in a pivoting
base that secures to the dashboard or windshield. It
plugs into the socket or runs on 4 AA batteries. (not
included) Also serves as a car alarm to discourage thieves.
For executives that like polished shoes! Easy to buff
shoes at home before going to the office. As you stand,
the buffers shine leather luster. Buffers can be easily
cleaned with detergent and water. Stands 32 inches tall
and plugs into any wall outlet. Includes a 90 day warranty.
DM990 Ultra Professional Iron
Ideal for the well-dressed executive with crisp
shirts and pressed pants! Self-cleaning iron that
is lightweight and only 3 pounds. It features a
10.5 ounce water capacity, a 3-way shut-off valve
and an anti-drip system with a cool spray mist.
Includes comfort handles for easy use.
A light to wear on your head! Ideal for nighttime shoveling
for executives who live in colder climates! Hands free
light can be used while working on a car, nighttime running,
dog walking or as a reading map. Requires 3 AAA batteries
(not included). Runs for close to 150 hours.
Sierra Cooker Women's Jacket
Ideal for the woman executive who likes to spend
time outdoors. Features waterproof and breathable
fabric and a zip-in fleece liner for multiple layering.
Designed for a woman's physique and includes a convertible
hood, inner mesh security pocket and shock cord
hem. Includes a no-flaw warranty.
Sierra Apex Men's Jacket
Perfect for the executive outdoor sportsman. Features
waterproof and breathable fabric, inner security
pocket, concealed hood and brushed chin guard. Made
of wind resistant fabric and comfortable for all
weather types. Includes a no flaw warranty.
Tech Training Winter Sweater
For the active runner in the cooler months. Merino
Wool Sweater is a full-zip up garment with nylon
elbow patches for durability and front slash pockets
for convenience. Fashionable to wear alone or with
the matching vest. (sold separately) Available in
both women's and men's sizes.
Tech Training Winter Vest
Ideal for executives who enjoy running during all
climates. Features insulation that is as warm as
down, lightweight and packable. Available in women's
and men's sizes.
Ideal for all executives! Dental professionals recommend
brushing your teeth for up to two minutes twice
daily. Features a combination of 31,000 brush strokes
per minute with gentle sonic waves. Removes 80%
of all coffee, tea and tobacco stains. With a noticeable
difference in a month, the toothbrush removes nearly
twice as much plaque between teeth than a manual
brush. Can be used on crowns,cement and enamel.
Included is a 30 day guarantee or a full refund.
Personal Cholesterol Monitor
As cholesterol is an important measure of the hardening
of the arteries leading to possible heart problems,
a regular check on any executive's personal level
of cholesterol would be a worthwhile pursuit. Operates
one 9 volt battery (not included) and includes a
well-written instruction book and video. Requires
a sample of blood (painless) with the supplied probe.
The calculator takes approximately 3 minutes. A
numeric reading is displayed with a description
such as borderline, high, etc. Capable of storing
the acquired reading on a data card for future use.
Cards can be keyed to one individual by name/pin
# to keep track of cholesterol levels.
Two To Go Coffeemaker
For executives in a morning rush! Ideal for commuters,
this coffeepot brews and fills one or two commuter 14-ounce
mugs of fresh hot coffee. Features an automatic shutoff
and includes 2 brushed stainless steel, dishwasher safe
mugs with tight-fitting lids and a comfortable grip. Included
is a 3 year warranty.
Oversized showerhead that feels like rain! 8 inch
diameter with a sleek design that has two spray
settings. This showerhead drenches and has a concentrated
power rinse for shampooing. Features easy to clean
soft rubber nozzles, which allow for easy removal
of calcium buildup. Feels like a warm rainfall.
Ideal for the traveling executive. YOGA is exercise/relaxation/meditation
that has been around for thousands of years. Said to have
healing powers, YOGA is becoming the ñnew trend"
The kit includes a sticky YOGA mat, strap and 2 CD's.
Convenient to pack in a bag and use while traveling.
Microwave Coffee Maker
For the executive who needs a quick cup of java.
This coffeemaker brews a single serving cup of coffee
using microwave heating. Utilizes a process similar
to percolation with hot water filtered through the
ground coffee and heats in the microwave for 3 minutes.
The unit can be washed in a dishwasher and is easy
to clean and store.
Mach 1 Speed Charger
Lightweight (7 ounces) battery charger for digital
cameras and camcorders!
Utilizes technology to charge lithium-ion batteries
in 30 minutes. This is three times faster than other
chargers on the market. Ideal for vacationing working
parents and business travelers. This can also be
used with 12-volt outlets. Uses a switching power
supply that allows operation on both domestic and
international voltages. Includes a 3 year warranty.
FinePix A101 Digital Camera
For casual photographers, this camera delivered
exceptional bright and clear photos. Up to 61 pictures
can be stored on the 8-megabyte memory card. The
camera is powered by 2 "AA" batteries
(not included) The ñfinepix" software provided
could be easily loaded into a computer and straight
forward in use. Photos are easily transferred to
the computer and prints can be made in 3 sizes (4x
6. 5 x7 and 8 x 10)
DA75 Steam 'n Press
A necessary accessory for all traveling executives!
Made of polished aluminum, this vertical steamer
has a dual voltage power of 120 or 240 volts Features
a full range thermostat, transparent water level
and lint brush. Portable and comes with its' own
travel bag and fabric brush.
Vivicam 2795 Digital Camera
4-in 1 digital camera with an MP3 player. Holds
29 photos in its internal 2 MB flash memory. Memory
can be expanded with Compact Flash Cards. Features
a focus-free 7.2mm lens and automatic exposure and
built-in flash. Headphones are included. Can take
video clips at 2 pictures per second. Additional
features include an automatic power off, tripod
socket and black and white LCD for text display.
2 AA batteries are required (not included)
$249 with a $9.95 monthly rate
TiVo has the ability to record two television shows at
once on DIRECTV Receivers. The unit saves the television
programs in an easy-to-read, on-screen list that's available
by a remote-control button to watch anytime.
TiVo can automatically store up to thirty minutes of a
show on the two channels accessed. The user can pause,
rewind and fast forward through this 30-minute cache on
either channel. Busy executives usually aren't home to
watch television and it can be used at home or in the
office for recording shows for later viewing.
$399-$499 with a $39.95 monthly fee
PDA that is always connected and always on! No antenna's
or dialup connection needed. Works like a pager
but instead uses wireless email. Offers single-mailbox
integration with a user's existing email account.
Offered in either a pager or palm-sized format,
this unit uses a thumb touch keyboard without a
stylus. Includes calendar, address book, calculator,
task list and alarm. Ideal for executives for need
access to email virtually anywhere.
$99.95 plus a 29.95 monthly fee
(keyword: AOL Mobile Communicator
Two-way wireless messaging device that gives AOL
members another way to access the instant messaging
and email features beyond the desktop. Lightweight
and compact, the pager-style device is great for
working parents or busy executives to communicate
with kids while at work or traveling.
Alexander New Year Eve Alexander Doll
Ideal for a working mom who wants a toy of her own
or is a doll collector.
This is a collectible doll which is a limited edition
of only 2200 pieces. She includes a bracelet, earrings,
shoes and a hand beaded dress. The doll can either
be displayed or played with.
Alexander Wizard of Oz Collection
Collectible dolls of the memorable characters from
the time-classic ñ Wizard of Oz" movie. Each
doll in the collection is sold separately and includes
Dorothy with Toto, Tinman, Cowardly Lion and Scarecrow.
All can be displayed in an office as decoration
or played with.
Zip Tool Corp Revolution
Ideal for executives who like do-it-yourself home
repairs. The Revolution is a spiral saw power tool
that uses a computer chip. (This is the same technology
found in laptops and cell phones.) The saw monitors
rotational speed and automatically adjusts power
to maintain pre-selected speeds for a smooth cut.
Other unique features include a 5.0 amp motor, four
speeds, trigger switch, removable handle, and high
intensity LED headlights. This saw can plunge cut
into virtually any building material up to 1" thick
including wood, ceramic wall tile and aluminum siding.
No more digging through the toolbox! Ideal for the
handy parent or executive that likes to tinker on
projects or assemble toys for the kids. This is
a pocket tool pack with pliers, wire cutters, four
screwdrivers and a saw. It is compact and fits comfortably
in a pocket.
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