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40-Plus Gift Options for Adults

From beaded earrings to beard washes, generators to GMO-free hemp wraps, a gift for everyone on your list.

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$500

As we seem to be destined for many more years of power outages to prevent wild fires, it's probably time to start taking this fact of life into account when gifting. Today, there are a lot more options than the traditional loud and smokey portable gas-driven electricity generators. There are portable batteries, dual fuel generators, and inverter generators. On the playa, the old school generator is fine. In a nice neighborhood in the hills, you probably want something quieter. That's why an inverter generator is the right way to go: they produce fewer emissions, and they ramp up and down according to how much power it being used at the moment, saving fuel. WEN makes great, well-priced generators that won't poop out when things go dark. — AH

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Wine Therapy Manicure

5292 College Ave., Oakland, 510-655-6363, BisouNail.com

$46

Bisou Nail Lounge in Rockridge is the Bay Area's first organic nail salon and all products used are natural, organic, and/or biodynamic. Their "Wine-Therapy" manicure is a fabulous gift for anyone who loves a little wine with their pampering. This manicure includes an antioxidant skin treatment, primrose petal soaking, a chianti seed crush scrub, a Mediterranean wine and honey masque that's filled with polyphenols and vitamins, plus a massage with cabernet grape extract oil AND a glass of wine. It's a perfect way to show someone how much they've meant to you this past year. The package is $46 and extra minutes of massage may be added for an additional fee. — EGJ

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