The 70 Best Holiday Gifts. Ever.

Tiny treasures will make them smile, without breaking the bank.
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"Merci" Must-Haves

Pick one to say thanks…for throwing a fete, feeding you dinner or just being a good friend.
David Meredith

Kate Spade Fiona Bow Slippers

At-home wear made elegant. $95; bloomingdales
Kate Spade

Carafe Un Verre

A wineglass inside a carafe? Design snobs will find it clever; kids will ask, "How’d that get in there?" $115; aplusrstore.com
A Plus R Store

Iomoi Lucite Tray

A go-to-gift for New York philanthropist Marjorie Gubelmann, these trays can be personalized with monogrammed inserts (make your own at the Iomoi site). $100; shopiomoi.com
Iomoi

Branch Mini Me Lacquerware Bowl

Perfect for a Prius driver: Each bowl (five hues available) is made of sustainable bamboo. $13; branchhome.com
Branch

Tsubota Stick Lighters

Luxe light for a menorah or Advent Wreath. $32; aplusrstore.com
A Plus R Store

Astier De Villatte Teacup

For a grown-up tea party—every girl’s dream. $100; 212-677-3917
Astier De Villatte

Thornwillow Stationary

Deborah Needleman’s pick will inspire a friend to drop you a line the old fashioned way. $35 to $40 for 10; thornwillow.com
ThornWillow.com

Santa Maria Novella Potpourri

Put potpourri in a pretty bowl-two gifts in one. $32; lafcony.com
Lafco

Hermes Memory Card Game

These beautifully illustrated cards can be played-or just displayed. $215; 800-441-4488
Hermes

John Derian Trays

One-of-a-kind and handmade, these decoupage trays have a cult following. From $44; 212-677-3917
John Derian

Hermes Notecard Set

Anything inside an orange Hermes box will be a hit. $170; 800-441-4488
Hermes

Shutterfly Personalized Playing Cards

Customize the deck with your family photos. $25; shutterfly.com
Shutterfly

Moleskine Daily Planner

Help a Blackberry-averse friend stay organized in 2010. (The set has a book for each month of the year.) $40 for a set of 12; moleskine.com
The Daily Planner

Elegant Accoutrements

Dress up a loved one’s look with these out-of-the ordinary accessories.
David Meredith

Ray-Ban Aviator Sunglasses

Classic, look-good-on everyone eye shades. From $130; ray-ban.com
Ray Ban

YSL Colorama Clutches

A party-hopping must-have, these mini metallic bags come in two sizes. $495-545; YSL stores
YSL

Luxe Link Swarovski Purse Hanger

Tuck this sparkly hook into the stocking of a lady who lunches (or likes a quick after work drink): It will attach her designer bag to the table, keeping it safe from dust mites-and pickpockets. $68; cambriacove.com
Cambria Cove

Valentino Pink Bow Slides

An adorable upgrade on waterproof flip flops. Give them to someone who’s beach-bound this season. $275; saks.com
Saks

Kate Spade Gold Bow Ring

Quirky rather than classic, this cocktail trinket is meant for a girlfriend who doesn’t take her couture (or herself) all that seriously. $65; katespade.com
Kate Spade

Jimmy Choo Diego Hobo

An edgier (note the snake head clasp), highend take on your everyday carryall. $1,295; saks.com
Saks Fifth Avenue

Anne Taylor Sparkle-Button Gloves

Useful as they are, a gift of gloves won’t inspire the delight you’re gunning for—unless you up the cool quotient by adding a little design bling. $45; anntaylor.com
Ann Taylor

Louis Vuitton Tie Holder

The ultimate accessory for a fabulous, frequent-flying guy. $620; louisvuitton.com
Louis Vuitton

Bottega Veneta Satin Clutch

Yes, it’s pricey, but this evening bag will last forever, making the cost per usage is pretty palatable. $1,180; bottegaveneta.com
Bottega Veneta

Intellectual Property

Books, music, personal fun stuff that get to the art of the matter.
David Meredith

Whiskey Stones

These keep drinks ice-cold and undiluted. $20 for nine; delight.com
Delight.com

Cole Haan Men’s Slippers

Cozy slip-ons for insta-relaxation. $128; colehaan.com
Cole Haan

MOMA Pop-Up Pencil Cup

Store your writing utensils in style. $30; momastore.org
Moma

Pantone Mug Set

Cups that lend contemporary wit to teatime. $125 for 10; delight.com
Delight.com

Clocky The Alarm Clock

It rolls (and jumps!) off your nightstand, so you have to get up to turn it off. $49; aplusrstore.com
A Plus R Store

Louis Vuitton 2010 Travel Europe

A set of nine books to guide a friend (stylishly) through Europe. $130; louisvuitton.com
LV

Vineyard Vines College Collection Ties

Know someone fanatical about his alma matter? Give him a tie adorned with his school emblem. $75; vineyardvines.com
Vineyard Vines

Halston Man

Woodsy, classic scent you’ll love on him. $75; neimanmarcus.com
Halston

MOMA Compact Speakers

Portable speakers that hook up to any MP3 player. $25; momastore.org
Momastore.org

CB "In the Library" Scent

Perfect scent for a bookish friend. For holiday book gift ideas, check out: MORE’s Best Books to Give and Get. $60; cbihateperfume.com
CBIHatePerfume.com

Muji Colored Pencil Set

Set of 36 colored pencils. $17; momastore.org
Momastore.org

T Anthony Albums

Help someone store happy memories. $125-175; tanthony.com
T Anthony.com

The Beatles Stereo Box Set

Digitally remastered set of all the band’s studio recordings with mini documentaries. $260; amazon.com
Amazon

Treats for the Tummy

Looking for the way to someone’s heart? Here are delicious places to start.
David Meredith

Paulette Macarons

Create a collection of these colorful cookies, in 12 flavors ranging from Madagascar Vanilla to Sicilian Pistachio. Paulette is in Beverly Hills, but next-day delivery is available in the US. $19 for 12; paulettemacarons.com
Paulettemacarons.com

Graeter’s Ice Cream

This Cincinnati-based ice cream shop is heralded for its "chip" flavors: Mint Chocolate Chip and Black Raspberry Chip are among the most popular. You may select two standard six packs of pints or put together your own from the line’s extensive flavors. Shipping is available anywhere in the continental United States, and the containers are packed in dry ice, so you needn’t worry about a meltdown if the recipient isn’t home when the gift arrives. $60-80 for six pints; graeters.com
Graeter’s

Hammond’s Candy Canes

Red and white stripes are comfortingly classic-but why not branch out a bit? These jumbo canes, in an assortment of bright colors, are said to be a Martha Stewart favorite. $17; hammondscandies.com
Hammondscandies.com

Levain Bakery Cookies

These buttery dense cookies come from a tiny bakery on New York’s Upper West Side, but the taste is world-class. Choose from four flavors; overnight shipping is available. $44 for eight cookies; levainbakery.com
LevainBakery.com

Cupcakes Gourmet

Send a box of (frozen) mini cakes to someone with a sweet tooth. Flavor choices range from traditional (Red Velvet, Vanilla) to the imaginative (Chai Latte.) $50; for two dozen; cupcakesgourmet.com
CupcakesGourmet.com

See’s Candies Lollypops

The young at heart will love these delish toffee-like candies on a stick. Available in four creamy flavors: Vanilla, Chocolate, Cafe Latte and Butterscotch. $7 for an 8.4 ounce box; sees.com.
Sees.com

Caviar and Toast for One

New York City dermatologist to the stars Patricia Wexler, MD, says her signature present is home delivery of a snack-size portion of good-quality caviar and mini toasts. $150; caviarteria.com
Caviarteria.com

Zingerman’s Parmesan Cheese

Foodie friends flip for good cheese. Chef’s fave: Zingerman’s Bakehouse in Ann Arbor, Michigan; they ship anywhere in the U.S. $27 per pound; zingermans.com
Zingermans.com

Lolita Lempicka White Tea

Each sachet of organic white tea is subtly infused with cinnamon and spicy orange. $68 for 25 tea bags; cambriacove.com
CambriaCove.com

Lillet Liqueur And a Crate of Oranges

Send crisp Lillet (made with Bordeaux wine) along with oranges to garnish each glass. $19 for Lillet; $25 for 10 pounds of oranges; floridaorange.com
Lillet

Vanilla Saffron Imports Saffron

Give a food snob some saffron-it’s the world’s priceist spice. $150 per ounce; saffron.com
Saffron.com

Prettiest Picks

Personalized soaps, luxe lipsticks and other presents to pamper a pal.
David Meredith

Red Envelope Personalized Soaps

In someone’s powder room, these will be perfect. $30 for three; redenvelope.com
Red Envelope.com

Nest Candles

Laura Slatkin has created 10-to die for scents. Don’t miss Wasabi Pear. $32; candledelirium.com
Candle Delirium

Marc Jacobs Daisy Silver Edition Scent

A more concentrated version of the original, in glam packaging. $88; sephora.com
Sephora.com

Makeup Forever 25 Eyeliner Set

A gift Cleopatra would have killed for. $250; sephora.com
Sephora

YSL Makeup Set

Lip, eye, skin items come in a glam clutch. $60; sephora.com
Sephora

Philip B White Truffle Shampoo and Conditioner Set

The Swedish royal family is rumored to stock their showers with this duo. $125; philipb.com
Philip B

Tokyo Milk Bubble Bath

A great excuse to lock the bathroom door. $24; anthropologie.com
Anthroplogie.com

Tarte Mini Cheek Stain Set

Help someone get glowing. $25 for a set of three; sephora.com
Tarte

Molton Brown Shower Gel Set

For sophisticated sudsing. $55 for six; bluemercury.com
Blue Mercury/Molton Brown

Natori Body Cream

The sexiest way to soften dry, flaky winter skin. $75; saks.com
Natori

Tom Ford Black Orchid Roll-On Perfume

Now Black Orchid fanatics can get their scent to-go. $45; sephora.com
Sephora.com

Bond No. 9 Refillable Pocket Spray

Fill this spritzer with one of 10 best-selling Bond No.9 scents. All pay homage to the Big Apple. $85; bondno9.com
Bondno9.com

Dior Lipgloss Keychain

Four pink lip colors inside a red patent compact. $40; sephora.com
Sephora

OPI Mini Merries Nail Polish Set

A quad of holiday manicure lacquers. $10 for four; opi.com for stores
OPI

Bond No. 9 Perfume Token Solid Perfume

The fragrance line’s best-selling Scent of Peace is portable in a purple Swarovski-encrusted compact. $300; bondno9.com
Bondno9.com

MOR Lip Delight Tins

A buttery balm plus a pretty reusable tin. $14; spacenk.com
MOR.com

Opulent Ideas

From your mother and sister to your assistant: who wouldn’t treasure these little lovelies?
David Meredith

Forget-Me-Knot Rings

Let someone know you’re thinking of her with a sweet bow-shaped ring. Available in gold or silver. $54; fredflare.com
Fred Flare

La Mer Gold Chain Wrap Watch in Brown

Clearly borrowing from the Hermes aesthetic, these classy time-pieces are the year’s best deal. Available in several colors with or without detailing. $110; lamercollections.com
La Mer

Tory Burch Stuffed Cuff

Majorie Gubelmann says every fashionista is coveting a wide, cool cuff this season. $225; toryburch.com
Tory Burch

Loft Bauble-Ribbon Necklace

This sparkly piece works anywhere: a fancy fete, the office party-even Midnight Mass. $35; loftonline.com
Loft

Noir Octopus Cocktail Ring

Every editor at More is angling for one of these. The secret: It’s somehow both adorable and edgy. $198; henribendel.com
Henri Bendel

Banana Republic Crystal Bib Necklace

A vintage-inspired take on this season’s must-have: the statement necklace. $125; bananarepublic.com
Banana Republic

Vera Wang Stone Necklace

Impeccably crafted, this piece looks as if it came from a gazillionarie’s estate sale at Sotheby’s. $595; saks.com
Saks.com

Jennifer Miller Evil Eye Bracelet

Know someone who’s had a bad 2009? This arm candy will ward off negativity in the new year. $295; 212-734-8199
Jennifer Miller

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01.24.2013

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01.24.2013

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