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7 PM
Golden Calf
86 N. 6th St., nr. Wythe Ave., Williamsburg, Brooklyn; 718-302-8800
Mini double gourd vase, $22.50, and mini vase, $18.50 each. While known as a vintage furniture store, Golden Calf also carries decorative pillows, lacquered boxes, knit toys from Kenya, and jewelry from local designers.
HOURS ON 12/24: Noon to 8 p.m.
SUBWAY: L to Bedford Ave.

8 PM
The Future Perfect
115 N. 6th St., at Berry St., Williamsburg, Brooklyn; 718-599-6278
Acrylic bowl by Cindy-Lee Davies for Lightly, $110 to $150, depending on size. One-stop shopping for the design aficionado—from lamps by Jason Miller to bisque vases by Studio Job.
HOURS ON 12/24: Noon to 9 p.m.
SUBWAY: L to Bedford Ave.

9 PM
Urban Outfitters
999 Third Ave., at 59th St.; 212-308-1518
Woven cosmetic case, $18.
Head-to-toe wear for hip teens, but interesting basics (like lace camisoles) and trendy handbags also turn up here.
HOURS ON 12/24: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
SUBWAY: N/R/W/4/5/6 to 59th St.

10 PM
American Apparel
183 E. Houston St., at Orchard St.; 212-598-4600
Men’s California fleece track jacket, $50. A pile of the classic tees in different colors, or a couple of hoodies, are excellent inexpensive gifts. Note that the sizes run small.
HOURS ON 12/24: 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.
SUBWAY: F to Second Ave.

11 PM
386 Flatbush Ave. Ext., at DeKalb Ave., Brooklyn; 718-852-5257
Plain eight-inch cheesecake, $26.95. The lines can be long, so call in your order and double park (everyone does).
HOURS ON 12/24: 6:30 a.m. to 12:30 a.m.
SUBWAY: 2/4 to Nevins St. or D to DeKalb

Virgin Megastore
1540 Broadway, at 46th St.; 212-921-1020
In addition to the multitude of media, including books, there are T-shirts and bags. The downstairs registers are usually less crowded than the main-floor checkout. Games and DVDs are generally $19.99 to $69.99.
HOURS ON 12/24: 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.
SUBWAY: N/A/E/Q/1/2/3/7 to Times Square


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