You want to keep fingers toasty through winter but need your digits free for texting or tapping on that new smartphone or tablet you snagged over the holidays.
One solution is fingerless gloves or wrist warmers. You'll find them in a colorful, chunky woven style at Gap for $14.95. At Target, Mossimo men's offers a pair in green camo for $12.74. The matching camo beanie also is $12.74. (Bonus: Prices might have been marked down now that Christmas has passed.)
For something a little more unique, try a hand-knitted design. The amazing array of styles at Etsy.com includes long, elegant crochet gloves, $43, that reach almost to the elbows from Initasworks, Etsy.com/shop/initasworks).
Other designs from this shop feature hombre hues blended along the glove, such as beige to purple or black to orange.
More shopping news
■ Linens Limited, at 114 Clay Avenue, will celebrate the new year with champagne and discounts of 20 percent and more, starting at 1 p.m. Wednesday.
■ The Keeneland Gift Shop will offer 30 to 75 percent off merchandise Thursday and Friday. You'll find discounts on Christmas dècor and brands including Barbour, Vineyard Vines, Southern Proper, Patagonia, Peter Millar, and Smathers and Branson.
■ Save at the shops at Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill in Harrodsburg at the after-Christmas sale. Discounts of as much as 40 percent will include Christmas decorations, toys, jewelry, Shaker reproduction furniture, soaps, lotions and more. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday through Monday.
■ More than 400 dealers of antiques and collectibles will be at the Kentucky Flea Market New Years' Spectacular at the Kentucky Exposition Center, 937 Phillips Lane in Louisville. Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday and Monday, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday Admission is free. Call (502) 456-2244 or go to Stewartpromotions.com.
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