This year we put the brakes on the excess—and hunted up the coolest gifts at the best prices. And for those special folks who merit a bit more? We've thrown in some stellar splurges.
10 oz. lollipop, $19; hammondscandies.com.
Trust us: delish! Plus other inventive flavors,$65 for five pints; saltandstraw.com.
Artisan blends from a “tea atelier,”$37 and up; bellocq.com.
Sweet and Southern Gift Box,$39 for 21 pieces; shopsucre.com.
Liquor-spiked mini Bundts,$36 and up for a dozen; liquorcake.com.
Pure, unprocessed, handcrafted in the Catskills, $8 and up; catskillprovisions.com.
Sampler of four salts from the Philippines,$42; gilttaste.com.
Essential Pépin includes the best recipes of the legendary French chef,$38; amazon.com.
Smooth taste, handsome bottle (by Fabien Baron),$48; corzo.com.
30 flavors from L.A. hot spot Fig & Olive,$12 and up; bestoliveoilstore.com.
Yummy chocolate-dipped mini cakes,$25 for eight; bakedbymelissa.com.
Set of monogrammed shakers,$40; nicoandlala.com
Six mini wine bottles,$20 and up; tastingroom.com
In Momofuku Milk Bar, the restaurant’s dessert chef, Christina Tosi, surrenders her best recipes, $35; amazon.com.
Subscription to Momofuku owner David Chang’s magazine, Lucky Peach,$28; store.mcsweeneys.net.
Ambrosial marshmallows, $8 per 10 oz. bag; truffletruffle.com
Five varieties of buttery cookies, all laced with sea salt, $13 and up per dozen; brownbuttercookies.com.
Zodiac coin necklaces, $35; privilegedny.com.
The Rana ring in myriad colors,$35 and up, kendrascott.com.
The rich-looking Renegade ring,$44; stelladot.com.
Days-of-the-week panties from Stella McCartney,$195; saks.com.
Tarte’s Puttin’ on the Glitz silver clutch with three makeup palettes, $48; ulta.com.
Fresh’s mini Sugar Lip Treatment trio, $28; sephora.com.
Faux-fur gloves, $48; garnethill.com.
18 tiny OPI polishes, $48; sephora.com.
Jimmy Choo’s limited-edition fragrance, $150; saks.com.
Book of Nudes face palette from Laura Mercier,$48; sephora.com.
Crystal and rhinestone earrings, $48; k-amato.com.
Stacked vermeil beaded bracelets, $40 each; siscoberluti.com.
The way we wore, in Vogue: The Covers, $50; amazon.com.
Wrist wraps with zodiac signs, $250; seahwatches.com.
Three festive hairpins, $78; katespade.com.
Timeless evening clutch, $995; tiffany.com.
In canvas, $18 and up; anntaylor.com.
Six L’Occitane luxe hand creams, $40; sephora.com.
14k gold numeral rings from Lulu Frost Code,$440; charmandchain.com.
Gold and silver-plated bangles, $40; bananarepublic.com.
Tomorrow Body Cream from TokyoMilk Dark, $40; beauty.com.
Set of sample scents, plus a gift certificate so the recipient can order her favorite in a full size,$240 and up; Call 310-314-1505.
Choose a scarf, get it monogrammed, $385 and up; 212-751-3181.
Mega makeup box, $50; sephora.com.
Glass terrarium kit, $40; shopterrain.com.
Ladies Who Lunch wine stoppers,$22; orangeandpear.com.
Bamboo and plastic,$26; gretelhome.com
Pourfect’s set of spill-proof bowls,$30; kohls.com.
Monogrammed needlepoint case,$30; landsend.com.
Glazed earthenware, handmade in Paris, from Astier de Villatte, $357; 212-677-3917.
Fab for jewelry, $24–$50; thomaspaul.com.
Liquid hand soap from France, in Cherry Blossom, $24; compagniedeprovence-usa.com.
Quips + Queries note cards, $12 for 50, russellandhazel.com.
“Calories” and “Confections” canisters, $48 each; jonathanadler.com.
Feather-shaped Wisdom flash drive,$36; audiocubes.com.
Louis Vuitton monogrammable day planner, $450; 866-884-8866.
Utensils with built-in rests to avoid contamination, $45 for six; momastore.com.
Crystal-tipped pencils, $20 for three; russellandhazel.com.
Oyster crown bowls,$39 and up; lunareshome.com.
Holiday dessert plates,$10 each; westelm.com.
Designer desk calendar, $49; jackandlulu.com.
Oval soap in Sugar Passion,$14 each; fresh.com.
The Marriage Plot by Jeffrey Eugenides,$28; amazon.com.
Tea towels, $20 each; thomaspaul.com.
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