Magazine article Ebony

Adults at Play: Grown-Up Gifts for the Kid in You

Magazine article Ebony

Adults at Play: Grown-Up Gifts for the Kid in You

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Functional gifts are great, but isn't it time to have a little fun? That's why EBONY magazine searched high and low for the best grown folks entertainment the world can (reasonably) offer for use in your own backyard, living room or basement. In the pages to follow, you will find that we've covered most tastes, from a boxed DVD set of The Wire to the perfect porch grill for you condo-loving city dwellers. Our list comes right on time for the long winter. Yet the silver lining is, for once, it's not about the kiddies, the nephews or the nieces. This list is about YOU!

Buy something for yourself. You deserve it.

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1. Buell 1125CR, $11,695. Coming new for 2009 is the newest interpretation of the "cafe racer" bike. It's been geared down to improve acceleration while sporting old-school clubman bars and a 146 horsepower engine.

2. Cube World, $29.95 for two. Stack a few cubes together to create a world where the stick figures inside interact and visit each other. If you pull them apart, they'll play music, cook and clean solo.

3. Sopranos Boxed DVD Set, $399.99. This pricey DVD set includes outtakes, soundtracks, lost scenes and spoofs of this award-winning HBO series that details the lives and lifestyles of the mob. If you've been catching The Sopranos on non-HBO TV, this is a must-have, since it includes all the stuff too violent for PG-13 viewing.

4. Alpine PND-K3 navigation system, $550.00. The slim and sleek GPS device has a touchscreen that you can see even in direct sunlight, Bluetooth technology and the ability to play digital music files.

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5. Sexy Slang board game, $29.99. The Sexy Slang board game is an adult party game that mixes charades and drawings that can be a little bit racy.

6. Flip Mino camcorder, $179.99. The Blackberry-sized camcorder makes it easy to upload video to your YouTube or Facebook page. …

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