Gift buying for grown-ups during the holiday season can be a daunting task. Picking out gifts for toddlers, children and teens is a breeze, compared to finding the right gift for parents and grandparents…

What gift is the Tickle Me Elmo equivalent for your wife or mother?What gift is the iPod or Wii for Grandma and Grandpa?

What is the “can’t go wrong” gifting idea for those of us who have built a family and no longer find stuffed animals or video games to be quite so appealing?

TEAC Phono CD Recorder Here’s one suggestion:

The TEAC Phono CD Recorder. Nice retro design, and designed to be easy to use. No lights will be flashing 12:00 12:00 12:00 here, not like in those dark early days of Dad’s first VCR…

As the name implies, the Phono CD Recorder plays all those vintage vinyl record albums or transfers the tunes onto CD to bring his music collection one step into the twenty-first century.

The Phono CD Recorder is just one of the great ideas in firstSTREET‘s online catalog of gifts and gadgets. They have lots of innovative and nostalgic toys and games for kids, but are “squarely focused” on unique gift ideas for the baby boomer crowd.

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What makes firstSTREET so interesting — and so useful for finding gifts for our parents and grandparents — is the way that the products blend nostalgia and technology, with an eye to ease of use.

Because you shouldn’t have to include 24/7 tech support when you give Dad a gift of electronics…

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