FRESH-CUT FILM If you're one of the (mostly male) millions who loved Die Hard but think you could make a better action flick, check out the Die Hard Five Star Collection DVD ($29.98). In addition to the usual DVD extras, a cutting-room tool lets you re-edit three scenes using never-before-seen footage and adjust camera angles and sound in some others. It's not easy to use, and the bonus outtake reel isn't terribly funny, but the gimmick will probably appeal to the most, um, die-hard fans.
MINI MOUSE If you don't want to buy your child a hamster, you might think about picking up an extra mouse. KidzMouse ($19.95 at kidzmouse.com) for PCs fits into smaller hands for easier navigation. Better yet, it has larger buttons that curve down in front, letting kids squeeze rather than tap their mice--easier for little fingers.