Gifts with an edge: Finger drums


As the holiday season approaches, we thought you might appreciate some gift suggestions with a twist, appropriate for those on your list who aren't satisfied with the same old, same old.

I've always been a fidgeter; toes kicking the back of the pew, pencil tapping through final exams, foot jumping to the Muzak on the bus, gum-popping in the middle of the funeral service. If you have someone like me on your list, why not help them find a way to turn their hyperactivity into something productive? One such gift might be these Finger Drums.

Also perfect for those who you don't think enough of to buy Guitar Hero, the Finger Drums are a full minature set wired to emit the same sounds, when tapped with one's finger, that a full-sized set would when struck with a drumstick. What nervous Purvis wouldn't love to take out his energy on this set of mini-skins?

This might also be a great gift for the children of people you find particularly annoying. Or have I wandered too far into passive-aggressive here? (Absolutely. Now back off, Tom! -- eds)