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A Gift for the Ages: The 2021 Desert Companion Gift Guide

Is there a howling generation gap in your famiy that makes gift-giving a challenge? Never fear! We've found the perfect gift for every generation, from Gen Xers craving a little nostalgia to Millennials who want some extra self-care.

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Gen X: LEGO Ideas Fender Stratocaster
Build the ultimate axe for your inner rock-star. $99.99. LEGO in the Fashion Show Mall


Gen X: Create Your Own Reel Viewer
Assemble your own pictures into a reel and indulge in the unmitigated nostalgia of clicking through them with this binoculars-style viewer. $14.95-$29.95, 


Gen X: Jaxon Lane Bro Mask
A sheet mask designed for men’s skin targets dull, red, and lined patches, and can be customized for faces with beards. 4 pack for $28, Neiman Marcus in the Fashion Show Mall


Gen X: Facial Rejuvenation LED Light Therapy Mask
This strap-on plastic face mask includes seven different combinations of 113 LED lights to give your skin a boost. $147,


Gen X: Jonathan Adler Rocket Tequila Decanter
Accented with 16-karat gold, these porcelain decanters hold nearly 25 ounces of your favorite spirit. $212 each, Neiman Marcus in the Fashion Show Mall


Gen X: Patchology Mistle Toes Duo Foot Exfoliation & Hydration Set
This 2-piece set includes one treatment each of a foot peel and softening mask. $27, Nordstrom in the Fashion Show Mall


Gen X: Apple iPhone 13
The latest version of the world’s most ubiquitous pocket computer boasts its best-ever camera and improved durability. From $799, Apple in the Fashion Show Mall, Downtown Summerlin, and Town Square


Millennial: ‘Growth’ Plant Charm
Made to spruce up plain pots, these little charms indulge both your plant addiction and their need for validation. $20,


Millennial: Tazzy Lollipops
Acai Berry, sour watermelon, and spicy mango candies attract “do-gooders” by being gluten-free, kosher, low-calorie, vegan, being made in the USA at a women-owned company, and having no added sugar. 3-pack for $18,


Millennial: Prosperity Candle
Light a flame and meditate on abundance to the scent of cypress, aventurine, and cinnamon with this soy-based candle. $14.99,


Millennial: CAMPO Essential Oil Diffuser
Available in black or white, the ceramic vase-shaped infuser disperses scented steam throughout a room. $97, Neiman Marcus in the Fashion Show Mall


Millennial: Camp Craft Cocktails Bloody Mary Infusion Kit 
Add 12 ounces of alcohol to the dehydrated lemon, cilantro, garlic pickle, and sriracha salt blend, refrigerate it for three days, and you’ve got yourself a pitcher of eight Bloody Marys. $25, All For Our Country in Fergusons Downtown


Millennial: Infuse and Pour Alcohol Kit
Dehydrated fruits and spices are the basis of these farm-to-glass craft cocktail infusion kits. $25,


Gen Z: Kodak Ultra Mini Portable Projector
Create a movie or photo exhibit up to 80 inches wide with HD resolution on any surface with this plug-and-play projector that’s compatible with most entertainment devices.  $199, Best Buy


Gen Z: Storm Cloud Weather Predictor
Thermometers are for the unimaginative; this fanciful barometer gauges the weather using a specialized liquid that changes patterns. $25,


Gen Z: Nike Air Zoom Alphafly Next Nature
The most sustainable version of Nike’s popular running shoe comprises half recycled materials: water bottles diverted from landfill and waste from Nike’s own factories. $120, Nike in the Forum Shops at Caesars


Gen Z: Quiksilver Women’s Soft Mood Jacket
This boxy zip-up softens a ’90s grunge look with brushed wool and diamond quilting. $130, Quiksilver in the Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood


Gen Z: Quiksilver Workwear Style Bucket Cap
Blocks of khaki and spinach green alternate in the lid and brim of this military-inspired fabric headgear. $40, Quiksilver in the Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood


Gen Z: Cruiser Plus Turntable
Crosley has updated its classic portable record player with Bluetooth connectivity and other features. $89.95,


Gen Z: Nintendo Switch OLED Model
The latest addition to the Switch family of game consoles has a 7-inch OLED screen, adjustable stand, 64 gigs of internal storage, and enhanced audio. $349.99, Best Buy

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