They came in with the scrunched up fragments of paper, leather-bound notebooks and legal pads and even Excel spreadsheets. But in common among them all was the mission to get every name off their list matched to a gift. From First Friday's grand slam to Sunday night's Energizer Bunnies, holiday shoppers descended on Abbot Kinney, and our little gift-packed shop, in a determined effort to finish off their lists. We even had more than a couple Saturday night even declare, as we were madly wrapping up their bounty, that A+R was their very last stop.
There were many new items among our fast and furious sales this weekend instore, and these ranked among those Most Enthusiastically Embraced.
Get 'em while they're hot!
(List not ranked by sales)
1. Balloon USB Speaker by Yuen'to Design of Japan provides 4.2 hours of continuous playback. Available in pink, red or hunter green. $45
2. Bird Feeder by Born in Sweden: Simply suction it to any glass pane and watch birds enjoy a home-prepped meal (ok, seeds you fill in the plastic ball. Just $18
3.Brodmann Blades by Alfred Broadmann are the next generation in ping pong. Seriously. Improved comfort, ergonomics and sensory feedback on both sides means greater ball control, a faster and more intuitive game, more spin on the ball and superior backhand. Cool zip case includes two paddles, 4 balls and 2 wristbands. Last week's Entertainment Weekly feature fueled mad sales on this item, so get on the waiting list to secure your set. $100
4. Wooden iPhone Case by Vers is not only a hard-wearing and utterly safe way to protect your iPhone. It's also green: For every tree US-based Vers uses in production, it plants 100 more. $40
5. ModKat Litter Box: Not sure if this is a gift for the human recipient or the feline end user, but these are going as fast as anything. Available in Turquoise, Black, Cream, Red and White (which is actually on back order until Dec. 14!).
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