Kids clamored for these digital pets in the '90s. You can feed and play with them like normal pets. Unlike normal pets, though, they're reincarnated by pressing a few buttons.
Price: About $7 on Amazon
Where to find: Amazon.com; also available at Target and Walmart
Return to the basics. Slinkies can't talk, and you can't use them to surf the Internet, but they've been entertaining people since the '40s.
Where to find: http://www.poof-slinky.com/products-page/slinky/metal/original-slinky%C2%AE/
"All out of" pad
This is literally a pad with lists of grocery items already printed on it, items that can be checked off when supplies are depleted. Need apples? Check. Yogurt? Check. Paper towels? Check. Now you don't need to write, only check. And there are a few blank spaces if you need to scribble down something a little unusual, such as … well …. kaffir lime leaves.
Where to find: Postal Works, Art Center Student Center, Firefly, Tabula Rasa Essentials Inc., Sepulveda West Car Wash, Rose Café, Pepperdine University bookstore
Google Play gift card
Paying for digital content may be a foreign concept to some of your loved ones, but with a Google Play gift card, which debuted in August, they can buy Android apps without the unease.
Price: $10; $25 and $50 also available
Where to find: RadioShack, GameStop and Target