Smokeless signals

"To quit smoking tobacco cigarettes" is one of the most common resolutions that people make year after year. White Cloud Electronic Cigarettes, provides an alternative for tobacco smokers that allows for the nicotine fix and action of smoking without the dangerous cancer causing agents, unpleasant second-hand smoke and unsightly stain of tobacco cigarettes, making what has always been a one of the most daunting New Year's resolutions, achievable. White Cloud Electronic Cigarettes are available in re-chargeable and disposable models, five strengths and 14 flavors catering to a wide range of smokers, from heavy nicotine users, to social smokers, to the smoker who is trying to quit. These sleek electronic cigarettes can even be personalized with a range of jackets, colors and patterns, to can kick the habit in style.

WHERE TO BUY: Kits starting as low as $24.95 at whitecloudelectroniccigarettes.com or (866) 492-6310

Game on

For stay-at-home New Year's Eve fun, there's the updated board game The Game of Life: zAPPed Edition. It's recommended for ages 8 and older and from two to four players. There's a new "virtual spin" on the board game classic that uses a plug-in feature to an iPad to run the game board. Everything from animations to clips to "America's Funniest Videos" are now part of the game spaces.

WHERE TO BUY: $24.99 in stores or at life.hasbro.com

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Big money

It's nice to start the new year with lots of money. With the new Monopoly Millionaire version by Hasbro, even "play money" can be entertaining. Recommended for ages 8 and older and for 2 to 4 players, it's also a reminder that today's dollar doesn't stretch quite as far for buying hotels and the public water works. With this new adjusted for interest rates version of Monopoly, there are new options for buying luxury items like private airplanes.

WHERE TO BUY: $19.99 in stores or monopoly.hasbro.com

Ironing out wrinkles

Rowenta Offers a full range of products that will keep your laundry, dry cleaning and electric bills low and your clothes looking great in 2013 whether at the office or traveling. Eco Intelligence DW6080 is billed as the first iron in North America that combines ironing efficiency with energy savings while delivering optimal steam output to iron efficiently all fabrics while saving energy. The Rowenta First Class Travel Iron fits easily into large purses, shoulder bags and any size suitcase, has a handle folds flat for storage or traveling, provides a powerful burst that penetrates even the most difficult fabrics and ensures perfect ironing of any fabric type.

WHERE TO BUY: $119.99 for the Eco version at Bed, Bath and Beyond or visit rowentausa.com

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