The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida on November 28, 1968 · Page 87
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The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida · Page 87

West Palm Beach, Florida
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Thursday, November 28, 1968
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Gift Guide, Thursday, Nov. 28, 1968 19 Suggested Gift List Return Of Model Train A 'New ' Trend In Toys . Ah y 'It ' For Youngp These three eifts led nil the Pfv.V... . train. "Not since the ancestors of today's model trains first rolled out of a German plant in the 1890's has a new electric train generated so much trade and consumer attention." SIZES 3 to 5 J Wt Do Alteration. JERSEY UNIFORMS What toy trends are shaping up for 19fi8? The emphasis now appears to be on motion; dolls do more tricks, playthings move in more ways and activity toys have been developed for more functions than ever before. Most manufacturers think that there will not be any one dominant toy-fad this year. Correspondingly there is evidence of greater variety for parents and children to choose from. Among the manufacturers there's wide agreement that military toys are one category that will not participate in the projected 19C8 toy boom. The model train industry expects to benefit from buyers' interest in, according to an industry spokesman, a new mini- DOWNTOWN PABK SHDD Keg. 8.M Vfrei ill COPY'S r1 i - 1I1S DIXIE HWY WIST PAIM IIACH ACDOSSMtOMKIESS Ph. 8 32-263 5 YOUNG SCIENTISTS - Hobby kits cater to those interested in many sciences: electronics, electricity, chemistry, biology, anatomy, anthropology, agronomy, automotive engineering and many others. The kits are scientifically developed for any age group from 8-year-olds to college students as well as adults. All are priced to accommodate almost any budget. rest when a sampling of boys and girls (ten to fifteen) were asked, "If you were to get a Christmas present costing $25 or less, what would you want?" The interviewees were asked to give five choices, in order of preference. Percentagewise, the voting was: for photo equipment, 10.7 . . . for record players, 6.7 (and for records, 3.0) ... for clothes, 6.3. Argus, the camera people who made the survey, were naturally pleased in this interest in photography. However, they point out, in all honesty, that some of the answers were so diverse as to be impossible to tabulate! a tent, track shoes, stuffed animals (including one request for a stuffed tiger), a piccolo, a trumpet mouthpiece. There was a surprise in the fact that more cats were listed than dogs (3.37' versus 1.39 ). There was one order for a female cat and one for a cat license. (A cat license?) However, there was a request for a doghouse. Some realists or mercenaries voted for the cash itself. After finding out their preferences, the survey asked the youngsters some specific questions. "How many cameras are there in your house?" The answer was a walloping 4.85 per family. "Who is in charge of them?" Sixty per cent replied, "The whole family." The range of equipment was also impressive. Not only did every family have one or more still-cameras; almost half also had movie cameras. Ten per cent had development equipment. Also mentioned were cnlargers, floodlights, light meters, close-up equipment, tripods, etc. All this, and they want more photo equipment for Christmas! Carefree cameras, it would appear are in order (and on order) this December. SANTA'S LITTLE HELPER - This youngster has found a gift that's just the right size for her to give Dad for Christmas: a mini-trio of cologne bottles. There is a very wide variety of men's fragrances available many are priced for tiny pocketbooks. i-S FOREST HILL GOLF COURSE 3332 FOREST Hill BIVD. In the shops this year are versatile package-trims for Christmas that can also double as door and tree ornaments. "Trims-a-packane" by Noi-cross, they are three-dimensional and accented with silver sparkle. Bells, angels, Santas and wreaths are included in the collection. Cover any container with a bright, cheerful new wallcovering and you can turn it into an inexpensive toy chest. WEST PALM BEACH 1400 FT. WEST OF SO. CONGRESS AVE. Toy-Makers' Season Starts 5-Months Early One of the most significant trends in Christmas decorating, according to a spokesman, has been the use of the "theme" tree which bears related ornaments and decorations. Some of the most popular are the circus, nursery rhyme, Victorian, Delia Kobbia, and candied apple themes. Gold, red, blue, green and multi-colors rank high in popularity. The average seven-foot tree carries 280 lights, a minimum of 84 decorations, four to six dozen glass ornaments and 90 feet of garland. The theme tree has given rise to the use of multi-trees with a formal family tree in the living room, a fun tree in the den or family room and a special tree for the children's room. Trimming the tree has become a family cooperative effort with trees going up sooner and staying up longer, he said. (Shades of the Willi's!) While Christmas may be considered a day or just a season to the general public, the selling cycle is twelve months long. Many firms manufacture eleven months of the year and have a shipping season months long. The doll to match the personality and ancestry leads the new doll parade. Consider: hippie doll, Flower Power doll, dolls with features of various ethnic and nationality groups. VISIT OUR NEWLY REMODELED PRO-SHOP FOR CHRISTMAS GIFT IDEAS FOR THE GOLFER. 21 OFF ON ALL 1968 SETS SPALDING, FIRST FLIGHT PGA, WILSON SMALL DEPOSIT WILL HOLD ANY SET plush-touch slipper for giving or getting a luxurious lit t lv tiutl-scult in colorful velvet, topped by a cuddly ball of matching rabbit fur. From our collection of gift able hostess and boudoir slippers, mostly 2.99 to 4.99. Scuff is 2 QQ In every group of presents, there's always at least one item of such an irregular shape that it's impossible to wrap it neatly. For these problem gifts, try making a paper sack from bright red paper, using a plain grocery bag as your pattern. Apply a design cut out from left-over gift wrapping paper for colorful decoration . Hi' ,(' I fcXli SPECIAL OFFER FOR THE MEN SLACKS AND SHORTS 6 SPECIAL OFFER TO THE LADIES BUY 2 PAIRS OF SUCKS OR SHORTS AT REG. PRICE, GET 1 PAIR FREE! : m iunter 20 b off WE HAVE HUNDREDS OF GIFT IDEAS IN OUR SHOP I COME ON OUT AND BROWSE. That Coohs by CORNING No burners or coils. Instead, a gleaming winle, easy-to-clean panel with four sunburst designs that mark the thermostatically controlled cooking areas. Turned on for cooking, the sunbursts glow yellow. Turned off, the entire surface is usable counter space. The Counter That Cooks comes with special Corning Cookmates-they go from freezer to oven to tabletop. Come see this remarkable cooking invention from Corning. ( ... .i l ll - . ,i ' if tL" IM l "Urns r J JOIN ATLANTIC NATIONAL BANK'S V 1 ' i"i""it""tb, INCORPORATED PLUMBING & APPLIANCES 1917 N. DIXIE Phone 833-0844 FOR THE GIRL - Here's the gift that gets the biggest cheer from the girl who likes hairdos that really swing. This compact instant hairsetter, with five jumbo rollers, gives a hair set in less than 10 minutes from roll-up to brush-out. There are many models of this popular heat-hair-setter available. Some have more rollers other a variety of sizes. wm o CHRISTMAS rm- M CLUB NOW mm Msmm tsmsm mm And enjoy a "PAID UP" CHRISTMAS Free of bills next year . . . it's easy, save 50(, $1.00, $2.00, $5.00 or $ 10.00 a week and next November you will receive a check from $25.00 to $500.00 We are now preparing our orders for the Holiday Season. In order to insure delivery, may we urge you to place your order now. Our staff will be glad to personally handle your request for all beverages and party arrangements. Please call Congress Liquors at 965-9508 for prompt service. Our very best wishes for a most Happy Holiday Season. ATLANTIC NATIONAL BANK of WEST PALM BEACH

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