Last Christmas I was given a wonderfully retro gift: figure skates! White and pristine, they are so Sonja Henie-like as to make a double salchow entirely possible. And if not that, at least their glowing blades, shining from the back of the closet, are a guilty reminder to go out and enjoy winter sports.
With the holiday season approaching, why not consider giving gifts that will last and bring continual joy (and a touch of ankle pain) to the recipient? Yes, it's easy to pick up another Starbucks basket. But does it bring flushed cheeks, warm hands holding yours, and a cup of well earned cocoa at the end? No, no, says Sonja.