Holiday shopping head start

I've put together some reviews of particularly arcane, wonderful or just nicely giftable items for people you want to indulge this season. Things you can hold and touch and wave around. Or at least listen to.

So far, royalties from my reviews have raised more than $35,000 for Acumen and other worthy causes. Thanks!

Headphones that dramatically change the experience of listening

A coffee table book featuring funny people in poignant poses

An over-the-top MP3 and digital music player for people who love music and gadgets

A flashlight that doesn't deserve the term. It's more of a functioning light sabre

A new set of all of Bob Dylan. Well, almost all.

And when in doubt, add a hug.