Octogenarian Betty White was the unofficial “it” girl of 2010, proving that old is the new young. For the Golden Girls/Betty White fan in your life, thank your friend for being a friend (cue the theme song) with these last-minute, better-than-cheesecake holiday gift ideas.
HoodieBuddie — Be the un-ironic envy of your hipster friends in these T-shirts and hoodies (equipped with built-in headphones for listening to big band music), some designed a la Warhol, Miami Vice and the Sex Pistols, and with phrases like “Betty White Hot,” “Betty Than Ever” and “Betty White is My Homegirl.” www.hoodiebuddie.com.
The Betty White 2011 Calendar — Benefit the Morris Animal Foundation and White will make your year. We don't want to give them all away, but our favorite month (the month of amour) is February, which has White being waited on by three shirtless, glistening hard bodies. www.morrisanimalfoundation.org.
Female Force: Betty White — A not-so-fictional comic book take on White's life, written by Patrick McCray and illustrated by Todd Tennant from Bluewater Productions. Finally, geeks and seniors will have something in common. www.bluewaterprod.com.
Here We Go Again: My Life in Television — In October, White re-issued her 1995 memoir, which chronicles her four decade-plus TV career, from her first sitcom, Life with Elizabeth, and appearances on countless game shows, to The Mary Tyler More Show and The Golden Girls, not to mention her life-long love of animals and real life love, third husband Allen Ludden.
Matryoshka Nesting Dolls — What better place to store your MedicAlert bracelet than in shrunken, wooden versions of Rose, Dorothy, Blanche and Sophia? Artist Ginger Williams has also created Karate Kid, Big Lebowski, True Blood, Designing Women, Guns n' Roses and KISS nesting dolls. www.gingerwilliams.net.