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Instead of simply saving favorite photos, recipes, letters (Credit: Prairie Hills Pottery)

Instead of simply saving favorite photos, recipes, letters and other notes in a box, Prairie Hills Pottery can permanently place those memories onto customized ceramic dishes and plates.

Holiday gifts for grandparents and elderly parents

Hugs and homemade cards are great, but grandma, grandpa and good ol' mom and dad deserve a little something extra this holiday season.

To see more holiday gift guides, visit newsday.com/giftguides.

Tub grip

The Moen Home Care glacier tub grip can
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The Moen Home Care glacier tub grip can be installed without the use of tools, complies with Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) specifications and can support up to 350 lbs. More info: moen.com; find the best price: http://bit.ly/2cdkyDX

BroadwayHD subscription package

The online streaming on-demand service BroadwayHD allows members
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The online streaming on-demand service BroadwayHD allows members to watch selected Broadway plays and other theatrical performances on computers, phones, TVs and tablets; $14.99 monthly or purchase a year-long subscription for $169.99 (the year-long service includes access to live stream productions) at broadwayhd.com. More information: http://bit.ly/2bSFW0C (Pictured: "The Phantom of the Opera: The 25th Anniversary Concert," available to watch as part of a BroadwayHD subscription package.)

ZVOX AccuVoice TV speaker

The ZVOX AccuVoice AV200 TV speaker creates surround
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The ZVOX AccuVoice AV200 TV speaker creates surround sound by mimicking a hearing aid. It isolates voice frequencies to make speech stand out from background audio, analyzing a soundtrack with digital processing and allowing for sharp dialogue, even at low volumes; $249.99 at zvoxaudio.com. More information: http://bit.ly/2cabEqB

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Lively Wearable

The Lively Wearable fitness tracker works with the
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The Lively Wearable fitness tracker works with the Lively Wearable smartphone app, it features a fall detection function, and can connect to an Urgent Response Agent who can connect with roadside assistance, a locksmith or family members if the urgent response button is pushed. With a battery life of six months, it also tracks steps and presents daily fitness challenges; $49.99 (plus a $14.99 monthly plan and activation) at greatcall.com. More information: http://bit.ly/20bQ8jQ

AncestryDNA

It started with family trees and historical records.
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It started with family trees and historical records. Now Ancestry.com can help loved ones uncover their ethnic mix, close or distant relatives and new details about family history, all with a simple saliva sample. Once the website receives the sample, it will be compared with others in the world's largest consumer genomics database to identify the people who share that DNA and the ancestor they likely share. $99; More information: http://dna.ancestry.com/

Cinema Arts Centre membership

The nonprofit arthouse movie theater Cinema Arts Centre
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The nonprofit arthouse movie theater Cinema Arts Centre in Huntington (423 Park Ave., Huntington; 631-423-7611) offers an individual membership program that includes such benefits as $5 off regular tickets, $6 matinee tickets (Mon-Fri), a monthly program guide mailed to your home, discounts on workshops, special events and at local participating retail stores and restaurants, members-only previews of new films and a free ticket for joining; $60 at cinemaartscentre.org. More information: http://bit.ly/2bGuTWh

Portable shower bench

This portable shower bench from Carex Health Brands
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This portable shower bench from Carex Health Brands is contoured for comfortable seating, is a complete piece and adjusts to fit most bath tubs; $50.24 at carex.com. More information: http://bit.ly/2caze6r

Assist-A-Tray

The Stander Assist-A-Tray is a couch-gripping handle that
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The Stander Assist-A-Tray is a couch-gripping handle that not only makes standing easier, but it also features a swiveling multi-purpose tray, and it's designed to look like it's a furniture piece; more information at stander.com. Where to buy: http://bit.ly/2c4NsHm

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Automatic standby generator

An automatic standby generator can potentially be a
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An automatic standby generator can potentially be a valuable asset, providing critical backup power in an emergency. The Generac brand Guardian Series kicks in automatically within seconds of sensing power loss, and can run until normal utility power is restored, powered by a home's existing natural gas or liquefied petroleum gas fuel supply; $2,239-$4,799 at generac.com. More information: http://bit.ly/2bxDr4h

Gourmet salt

Hamptons Salt Company features a selection of raw,
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Hamptons Salt Company features a selection of raw, smoked and flavored sea salts, all unrefined and free of additives--good for use in flavoring anything the user prefers; packages are available for $39.99-$149.99 at hamptonssalt.com. More information: http://bit.ly/2bSTg4U

Tanger gift cards

Tanger gift cards are accepted at any of
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Tanger gift cards are accepted at any of the stores at any Tanger Outlets location, do not expire, there are no maintenance fees on inactive cards and may be purchased in increments of $10 up to $500; available for purchase on-site at the Shopper Services counter of any Tanger shopping center location or at tangeroutlet.com. More information: http://bit.ly/2bRUXyt

Snack baskets

Built from its three brands (Golden State Fruit,
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Built from its three brands (Golden State Fruit, Farmstead Gourmet, CY Chocolates), A Gift Inside features baskets for many occasions, with such possible contents as cheese, wine, fruits, cookies, meats, nuts and chocolates. $19.99-$139.95 at agiftinside.com. More information: http://bit.ly/2bNYKhz

Charm necklaces

Nashelle Jewelry features a catalogue of ornaments, bracelets,
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Nashelle Jewelry features a catalogue of ornaments, bracelets, rings, earrings, chokers and charms--as well as a selection of personalized items, including a trio of charm necklaces such as the Identity Three Itty Bitty Coin Rose Gold Necklace (pictured; $95), an Identity Vertical Bar Necklace ($74) and the Identity Double Coin Necklace with Two Stones ($138); at nashelle.com. More information: http://bit.ly/2bEu4zi

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Combination smoke and carbon monoxide alarm

The First Alert Low Profile Combination Smoke and
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The First Alert Low Profile Combination Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarm has a voice location feature, a mute button, low battery signal and can be mounted on a ceiling or wall; $47.99 at firstalertstore.com. More information: http://bit.ly/2bxE6Tv

iPad Air 2

Most members of the family would probably appreciate
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Most members of the family would probably appreciate this item, but the buyer can also find some pleasure in finding this tablet for $399 with 16GB and ready to connect to Wi-Fi. Elderly users may find its display (a diagonal 9.7"), antireflective and fingerprint-resistant coating, sharp picture (2048-by-1536-pixel resolution) pleasing, as well as its laminated display and built-in 27.3-watt-hour rechargeable lithium-polymer battery (good for up to 10 hours); purchase at apple.com. More information: http://apple.co/1tY6VLe

Faux Succulents in Planter

You won't have to worry about watering time
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You won't have to worry about watering time with this set of three 10" faux succulents from One Kings Lane, as each is made of silk and comes in a black ceramic pot; $40 at onekingslane.com. More information: http://bit.ly/2bdaWdg

The Empire Passport

The Empire Passport provides year-round access to New
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The Empire Passport provides year-round access to New York state parks, including unlimited day use vehicle entry to most of the facilities operated by the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation. Access is granted to all who arrive in the same car with the Passport. Annual passports are $65; three-year: $165; five-year: $260; lifetime: $750; purchase online at shop.parks.ny.gov. More information: http://bit.ly/1Dnkh9F (Pictured: hikers walking through Caumsett State Historic Park Preserve in Lloyd Neck.)

Backyard Brine artisan pickles

Based on Long Island, Backyard Brine is an
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Based on Long Island, Backyard Brine is an artisan pickle company, made with local, natural ingredients and free of chemicals or artificial preservatives. Available by cases of six jars, in seasonal flavors and various levels of spice; $45 at backyardbrine.com. More information: http://bit.ly/2bx0URr

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Customized ceramic pottery

Instead of simply saving favorite photos, recipes, letters
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Instead of simply saving favorite photos, recipes, letters and other notes in a box, Prairie Hills Pottery can permanently place those memories onto customized ceramic dishes and plates; $30-$55 at prairiehillspottery.com. More information: http://bit.ly/2bkQDGX

Personalized bangle

The Muddy Hammer offers a wide selection of
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The Muddy Hammer offers a wide selection of jewelry, with one example being this handmade, personalized bangle that can serve as a Mother's Bracelet--or Grandma's Bracelet--made to order from stainless steel and Swarovski crystals; $22-$40 at etsy.com/shop/TheMuddyHammer. More information: http://etsy.me/2bEhIHe

Dinner (or lunch!) on you

A gift card to a local restaurant can
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A gift card to a local restaurant can be a welcome gift, whether the recipient already enjoys or has never tried (but should) a particular spot, or possibly as a break from paying for a meal that's ordinarily out-of-budget. Examples of large Long Island hospitality companies include the Bohlsen Restaurant Group (gift cards good at Prime in Huntington, H2O in Smithtown, Monsoon in Babylon Village, Pizza Parm in Islip, Tellers in Islip and Verace in Islip: $25-$900 at brgroup.biz. More information: http://bit.ly/2c0ChuG) and Lessing's (gift cards redeemable at Library Cafe in Farmingdale, Sandbar in Cold Spring Harbor, Finnegan's in Huntington, Post Office Cafe in Babylon, Maxwell's in Islip, Southside in Bay Shore, View in Oakdale, Mirabelle and Mirabelle Tavern in Stony Brook; value can be customized; purchase at lessings.com. More information: http://bit.ly/2btcR7T) (Pictured: View restaurant in Oakdale.)

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