The Sound Oasis Sleep Therapy Pillow has built-in speakers that let music, white noise or other sound lull you to sleep.
The thin speakers fit into pockets deep within the pillow and are surrounded by polyester fiberfill. The speakers have a volume control and are removable to allow the pillow to be washed.
They’re connected to a cord with a 3.5 mm plug that fits most devices, including MP3 players, CD players and television sets.
The pillow sells for $49.99 at www.sound-oasis.com. You can also buy the speakers alone for $22.99 to place under an existing pillow. Shipping is free.
ON THE SHELF
You probably already knew you can serve drinks and make lamp bases out of canning jars. But how about turning them into wall hooks, Advent calendars and herb gardens?
They’re all covered in Mason Jar Crafts by Lauren Elise Donaldson (Ulysses Press; $14.95 softcover).
Donaldson has risen to the challenge of finding dozens of ways to repurpose the utilitarian jars, from turning them into plant containers to elevating cakes on them. She provides instructions for making such jar-based crafts as night lights, twine holders, clocks and favor-size pinatas (warning: do not try whacking them with a stick). She even devotes an entire section to using canning jars as wedding decor, right down to a ring bearer’s pillow in a jar.