Gifts for Loved Ones Both Naughty and Nice

From delicious vegan cupcakes to sultry Louboutins, we’ve found something for both the naughty and the nice on your list this year.
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Ideas for loved ones who like to take a few risks with their looks
David Meredith

Cire Trudon Candle in Ernesto

An homage to Havana (think cigars and gun smoke), this candle smells like machismo. $75; click to purchase

Sephora Boo Boo Bling Bandages

Help your little drama queen gain extra sympathy. $6; click to purchase

Gucci Guilty Fragrance

Thanks to the sultry amber, this scent won’t be ignored. $95; click to purchase

Sephora Favorites The Little Black Eye Liner Kit

What every aspiring Joan Jett wants this year. $36; click to purchase

Ultraflesh Panthera Mascara

This superlengthener helps you score cat eyes. Meow. $26; click to purchase

Deborah Lippmann "All That Jazz" Nail Polish Trio

Glitter you can get away with at any age. $40; click to purchase
Deborah Lippmann

Giorgio Armani Eyes to Kill Mascara

Vampy lashes that last. $30; click to purchase
Giorgio Armani

Roger Vivier Fragrances (5 Total)

Jean Naté this is not. These scents are sophistication bottled. $195 each; available at Roger Vivier Boutiques

YSL Belle D’Opium Fragrance

Just as intoxicating as the original-but lighter. $90; click to purchase

Nars Bento Boxed Set

Red and fuchsia lip color poured into pots: something different for your vanity table. $125; click to purchase

Marc Jacobs Bang Fragrance

With a name like that, what more need we say? $75; click to purchase

Philosophy Hot Buttered Rum Shower Gel

We never thought of a shower gel as an aphrodisiac. Until now. $16; click to purchase


Help the angels you love love the way they look
David Meredith

Norma Kamali Olive Only Soap Exfoliant

Talk about a fresh start. This all-natural gentle face and body scrub helps loosen dead cells so your complexion instantly looks brighter and feels softer. $85; click to purchase
Noma Kamali

Marc Jacobs Daisy Ring

The Daisy scent, in solid form, is inside a cute cocktail ring. $42; click to purchase

Dolce and Gabbana The One Gentleman Fragrance

This scent manages to be both elegant and understated (even on a teenager who believes he must bathe in it). $57; click to purchase

Giorgio Armani Crema Nera Extrema Elixir

Perfect for any woman who wants to look great and glowing. $150; click to purchase
Giorgio Armani

Fresh Cranberry Soap Trio

Wine, anyone? These soaps are infused with pinot noir and cabernet-all fun, no hangover. $42; click to purchase

Sonia Kashuk Dripping in Diamonds Travel Brush Set

You won’t find a better value: seven full-size makeup brushes nestled inside a glittery clutch that’s chic enough for a holiday party. $25; click to purchase

ReVive Limited Edition Artbox 8

Every year, ReVive founder Gregory Bays Brown, MD, chooses one artist’s work to adorn his company’s holiday gift box. This year’s: The Bug That Bugs No One, by Charley Harper. Inside? ReVive’s four best-selling skin-care products. $250; click to purchase
ReVive Skincare


Products to please all palates (even the decadent ones)
David Meredith

Dom Perignon: A Tribute to Andy Warhol

The labels of these three limited-edition bottles of bubbly are in the bright colors the artist loved. $150; available at selected wine and spirits stores

Mary Louise Butters Brownies in Hot Lips, Ruby Port, Seriously Stout

Walnuts, schmalnuts. These rich cocoa concoctions are laced with ingredients like red wine, hot peppers and beer. Devilishly delish. $44 for a dozen; click to purchase
Butters Brownies

Godiva Mousse Cup Dessert Kit

Hosting a holiday party? Fill the delectable (premade) chocolate cups with berries and whipped cream or mousse. Then pretend you made them from scratch. (We won’t tell.) $20; click to purchase

Candy Coal

Send someone a not-so-subtle message with a big bag of candy coal (aka cinnamon suckers). Then decide whether to let on that the candy turns tongues blue. $4 per bag; click to purchase
Hammond's Candies

Cornelius Applejack

If it’s made with apples, it must be healthy-right? This high-end hard cider is created from fresh apples grown in upstate New York. Best served with a cozy blanket. $40; click to purchase
Harvest Spirits

Beer and Pretzel Truffles

Who said truffles had to be fancy? The decidedly down-to-earth ingredients in this treat will draw everyone to the dessert table. $26 (12 pieces); click to purchase
Truffle Truffle

Keurig Mini Plus Personal Brewer (Yellow)

Start someone’s day in a cheery way. This undersize brewer makes coffee, tea or hot chocolate, six to eight ounces at a time. $100; click to purchase

Good Karmal Caramels

Each creamy caramel comes wrapped in a label bearing words of wisdom, such as the Buddhist proverb "There is no way to happiness; happiness is the way." Flavors include vanilla, chocolate, sea salt, green apple and espresso. $10 for a sampler pack; click to purchase

Holey Donuts Cinnamon Bun Middles

Each tastes-like-homemade mini bun has a mere 100 calories. Shipped everywhere in the U.S., they arrive frozen to ensure freshness. $22 for a box of 16; click to purchase
Holey Donuts

Saint Cupcake Kit

Customize your pack of cupcakes by choosing from 10 cake flavors, eight frostings and 19 types of sprinkles (vegan options abound). Then have your collection sent anywhere in the U.S. $10 for a 3-pack, $35 for a 12-pack; click to purchase
Cupcakes Take Flight

Heart of Haiti Bowl

This papier-mché bowl was handmade by Haitian artisans. Buy one or more (it comes in three colors), fill with candy, sit back and feel good-you’ve helped the Haiti Relief Fund. $10; click to purchase


From cheeky books to Mafia-centric DVDs, these gifts are not for goody-goodies
David Meredith

Recipe for Murder by Esterelle Payany

Includes 31 recipes inspired by villains from classic tales (e.g., Pigs in a Blanket follows "The Big Bad Wolf"). $25; click to purchase

My Mother She Killed Me, My Father He Ate Me: Forty New Fairy Tales

For grownup eyes only, these quirky stories come from contemporary writers like Michael Cunningham (The Hours and By Nightfall). $17; click to purchase

The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton

Penguin Books has teamed up with the AIDS charity (PRODUCT) RED to create witty new covers-red, of course-for this classic and five others. (PRODUCT) RED gets 50% of the profits. $8; click to purchase

D.L. and Co Silver Skull Place Card Holder

For someone who’d never buy a Pierre Deux desk blotter. $305; click to purchase
D.L. Company

Gangsters DVD Set

XY Overload! Set includes American Gangster, Scarface, Carlito’s Way and Casino. $21; click to purchase

CORE Vodka

Potent and spectacularly bottled, for the White Russian, appletini or Bloody Mary lover in your life. $35; click to purchase
Harvest Spirits

Create by Jason Wu Camera

A favorite designer of Michelle Obama’s brings his brand of chic to the digital game. $180; click to purchase

Henri Bendel Poker Set

Add a little flair to the hubby’s regular Monday-night game (or your own). $98; click to purchase
Henri Bendel

D.L. and Co Rotten Luck Dice with Swarovski Crystals

Classy equipment, not just for shooting craps. $195; click to purchase
D.L. Company

DEOS Crystallized Earphone Covers

She likes music that’s cool; now her earphones are, too. $98; click to purchase
Cambria Cove


From cookbooks with a conscience to customized thank-you cards, these gifts aim to bring out the best in your recipients

Gifts Cooks Love by Diane Morgan

Ideas for edible presents. $25; click to purchase
Andrews McMeel Publishing

Harvest to Heat by Darryl Estrine and Kelly Kochendorfer

Recipes that rely on fresh local food. Foreword by Alice Waters. $40; click to purchase
Harvest to Heat

The Food Matters Cookbook by Mark Bittman

Appealing ways to prepare food so that it’s good for you-and the environment. $35; click to purchase

Let’s Bring Back by Lesley M.M. Blume

Based on the Huffington Post column of the same name, this book charmingly revisits iconic items of long ago, from cigarette cases to saddle shoes. $20; click to purchase
Lesley M.M. Blume

Graphic Image Faux Crocodile Luggage Tag, iPad and BlackBerry Covers

No one will know these were affordable. $25-$85; click to purchase
Cambria Cove

Rebecca Minkoff Faux Skin iPad Cover

For someone who wants to find his or her iPad fast on a cluttered desk, this studded style in vibrant purple fits the bill. $150; click to purchase


Audacious gifts for the aesthetically demanding
David Meredith

D.L. and Co Naughty & Nice Cards

Snarky sentiment. $50; click to purchase
D.L. Company

D.L. and Co Deadly Sins Plate

A set of truly lustworthy serving ware. $250; click to purchase
D.L. Company

Auden Spike Bracelet

Edgy, elegant bauble. $488;

Christian Louboutin Flats

Studly shoes. $995; click to purchase
Christian Louboutin


Adorable ideas for the design minded
David Meredith

"Lovers I Had and Liked" Notebook

Cheeky! $10; click to purchase
Jasper and Black

Simon Doonan for Dempsey and Carroll Note Cards

These cards may seem traditional, but look again: They sparkle with irreverent wit. $50; click to purchase
Dempsey and Carroll

Toms Shoes

Buy a pair, and a needy kid gets new kicks. $54; click to purchase

Kate Spade Great Gatsby Clutch

Chic lit. $325; click to purchase
Kate Spade

Ann Taylor Necklace

Budget-friendly bling. $88; click to purchase
Ann Taylor

Roger Vivier Gloves

Ostrich-feather wearable art. $2,395; call to purchase: 212-861-5371
Roger Vivier

Imposter Faux Chinchilla Hat

Cozy, PETA-approved head warmer. $198; Click here to find the perfect fragrance for every friend
Henri Bendel

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