50 Days of Holiday Gifts: The Retro Antique

Using a cell phone as an alarm clock just leads to answering work emails under the covers. This 1950s GE Musaphonic clock radio solves the problem. There’s nothing 21st century about it, except (thankfully) the sleep function. The AM radio works just fine, too—once it warms up a bit. Just like everyone on your gift list. $42. Little Super, 5208 N. College Ave., 317-374-5358, littlesupersobro.tumblr.com

Follow our 50 Days of Holiday Gifts Guide for daily ideas, all available in local shops.
Day 1: The Sweater
Day 2: The Bar Essential
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