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7 AM
Best Buy
60 West 23rd St., nr. Sixth Ave.; 212-366-1373
Stiletto 100 Portable Sirius satellite radio, $349.99. Browse the Website to make choices ahead of time, and show up right as the doors open.
HOURS ON 12/24: 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
SUBWAY: F to 23rd St.

8 AM
Borders, the Shops at Columbus Circle
10 Columbus Circle 212-823-9775
The God Delusion, $27, and Breakfast, Lunch, Tea: The Many Little Meals of Rose Bakery, $29.95. Reinvigorate with a cup of coffee from the in-store Dean & DeLuca before browsing the stacks.
HOURS ON 12/24: 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
SUBWAY: A/C/D/1 to 59th St.–Columbus Circle

9 AM
Paragon Sports
867 Broadway, at 17th St. 212-255-8036
Bladerunner skates, $49.99, and hockey guards, $4.99. Arrive at 9 a.m., when it opens, start at the top, and work your way down to the sneakers in the basement level.
HOURS ON 12/24: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. (call store to confirm hours).
SUBWAY: N/R/Q/4/5/6/L to Union Square

10 AM
Gracious Home
1992 Broadway, at 67th St. 212-231-7800
Lion Head door knocker, $48 to $88. This is the more easily navigated of the two stores. Get gifts wrapped and purchases delivered up to 6 p.m. on Christmas Eve.
HOURS ON 12/24: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
SUBWAY: 1 to 66th St.– Lincoln Center

11 AM
Canine Styles
1195 Lexington Ave., nr. 81st St.; 212-472-9440
George’s “Dog” catnip, $10.
Take care of the pet-related gifts: catnip toys, leashes, beds, carriers, and chew-toys shaped like reindeer.
HOURS ON 12/24: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
SUBWAY: 6 to 77th St.

John Derian Company
6 E. 2nd St., nr. Broadway 212-677-3917
Rogues Gallery sailcloth tote, $365. You should be able to cross off a few names at this small, well-edited store full of charming treasures, or check Derian’s store next door for beautiful bed and table linens.
HOURS ON 12/24: Noon to 5 p.m.
SUBWAY: 6 to Bleecker St.

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