- Read Up an Appetite
From meditations on milk to an ethnic-menu decoder, there’s a book for every foodie on your list.
- A Better Play Station
A smattering of sparkly and sticky art supplies that can compete with video games.
- The Ungiveable
Coming to terms with the most difficult person on your gift list.
- In the Giving Mood?
These nine charities have been hit particularly hard by the Wall Street crisis. What you can do to help.
- Back for an Encore
Vintage presents are high on personality, low on cost. Scope out some secondhand items.
- Deck the Halls
This woven holly garland offers a simple, custom-made holiday accent for your home.
- Soho Alternatives
Forgo the crowds on Broadway for these three blissfully unpicked-over micro–shopping districts.
- Drugstore Finds
Turn to Duane Reade, Walgreens, and CVS for a bounty of eleventh-hour presents.
- Splurge-Worthy Picks
New plan: Spend all your money on gifts today instead of losing it tomorrow on the stock market.