2011 Holiday Gift Guide: My Favorite Gift

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Pieps DSP Smart Transmitter

My husband gave this avalanche transceiver to me for Christmas two years ago. I wear it during our extreme helicopter snowboarding trips in the Salt Lake City area. If I were buried under snow, it would emit a signal so other people in my group could find me. It was a sweet gift, since my husband wanted to keep me safe. Luckily, I have used it only in practice situations. Cost: $450
— Wende Zomnir, 
Co-founder and creative director of Urban Decay