A. The old favorites, of course—bikes and footballs, Monopoly sets, hockey sticks....
Q. Anything new?
A. Well, in the indoors field I found an interesting line of ecology games in the J. C. Penney catalog—things like Population and Smog and Dirty Water—for $9.95 each. You can even get kits to analyze water and air. Ought to be very big this season in places like Passaic and L.A.
Q. What's the silliest gift you found?
A. That's a tough one. Some lady in Alaska has a line of native jewelry made from moose leavings, if you know what I mean. Can you imagine paying $1.75 for moose leavings?
Q. What else?
A. If you have any golfers on your list, you might consider giving them their very own movie of the U.S. Open—Nicklaus at Baltusrol, Jacklin at Hazeltine, Trevino at Merion. They're 16-mm. prints and are sold by the U.S. Golf Association, 40 East 38th St., New York City 10016. Cost between $100 and $350. You can also rent them if you live in the New York area.
Q. Anything for fishermen?
A. Would you be baiting me? The fishing-tackle industry goes crazy at Christmastime. Out in California there's an outfit called Sports Liquidators—get it? Fishing, water, liquid....
Q. We get it.