Christmas wishes

@BR Ednote:Editor’s Note: Each Christmas season, Bradenton Herald staff select their favorite gift selections from local businesses and nonprofits..

Gift suggestion: Make-your-own-robot kits

Description: Assemble the robot, install batteries and watch it sweep, draw and do other nifty tricks.

Cost: $15.95

Why I like it: They’re designed so that an 8-year-old can put them together. That’s a big plus for an exhausted parent Christmas morning.

Where you can buy it: G. WIZ gift shop, 1001 Boulevard of the Arts, Sarasota, (941) 309-4949. Web site:

— Duane Marsteller