For your mother-in-law: iNeed Massager

Sometimes that personal pain in your neck gets a crick of her own, and the iNeed massager is the perfect cure for what ails her. This high-tech model is designed to hit those hard-to-reach spots (between the shoulders, upper back) with a rhythmic, percussive massage at one of three settings – Energize, Pulse, Soothe – with or without heat. Sure, it may cost a little more than you were planning to spend, but can one really put a price on not having to give any awkward back rubs this Christmas? [$100; brookstone.com]