Super HD Mirror Screen Protector

There's an easier way to check your teeth for spinach or—oops!—migrating lipstick than by running to the restroom. With the Super HD mirror screen protector, you can simply check your phone. The plastic screen protector transforms your phone's dark screen to a high-quality mirror when it's not in use (and it doesn't obstruct the screen when it is). No more makeup fixes with your phone in selfie mode! 


Super HD Mirror Screen Protector, $10-20, glamscreen.com


Circus Mirandus by Cassie Beasley

This magical tale tracks the journey of Micah, a boy on an ambitious mission to save his dying grandfather. Micah grew up hearing tales of the mysterious Circus Mirandus, where Grandpa Ephraim was promised a miracle back when he was a child. Now Micah intends to collect on that promise, hoping the miracle will rescue his grandfather. 


Circus Mirandus by Cassie Beasley, $12, amazon.com


2 AM at the Cat's Pajamas by Marie-Helene Bertino

On the eve of Christmas Eve, 9-year-old Madeline, an aspiring singer, sets out to find the Cat's Pajamas, a legendary Philadelphia jazz club. Still reeling from her mother's recent death, Madeline has no clue that the next 24 hours will be so eventful. First-time novelist Bertino skillfully intertwines several plotlines, including Madeline's fifth-grade teacher's search for love, as well as the plight of Lorca, who needs $30,000 in order to keep the Cat's Pajamas open. Swinging prose and sassy banter propel the story to its unexpected conclusion. 

2 AM at the Cat's Pajamas by Marie-Helene Bertino, $18, amazon.com


The Coincidence of Coconut Cake by Amy Reichert

"An unfortunate cake disaster leads to a budding romance of two foodies: Lou, owner of Luella's, a struggling restaurant in Milwaukee, and Al, a cantankerous British gent who writes restaurant reviews. The book takes you on a culinary and scenic tour of the city, as Lou proudly introduces Al to its eclectic sights, sound and tastes. As Al softens and the friendship grows into love, secrets continue to haunt him and may ultimately doom their relationship. This is a fun read peppered with dashes of humor, dollops of sadness and drizzles of sensuality."—Mary E. Nicotera, 59, Williamsville, NY

The Coincidence of Coconut Cake by Amy Reichert, $10, amazon.com


’Tis the Season to be Felt-y By Kathy Sheldon and Amanda Carestio

If the holiday season stirs up your creativity, check out this book. Filled with adorable craft projects, plus page after page of colorful photos, it offers inspiration galore for felt ornaments, tree skirts, stockings and other holiday decorations. 

’Tis the Season to be Felt-y By Kathy Sheldon and Amanda Carestio, $9, amazon.com


Retro-Style Games

Sure, your kids might love to play Candy Crush on their phones, but that can't beat sitting around your dining room table and enjoying a classic game as a family. Games make great gifts for kids—or yourself. 

Retro Series Candy Land and Twister and 80th Anniversary Monopoly, $20 each, target.com