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The Gift Finder ’10

Our annual selection of the finest in Yule- and Hanukkah- and Kwanzaa-tide shopping options.


ListtoppersGifts for Everyone
The perfect presents for each member of your extended family.
Freshman FiftyThe Freshman Fifty
Exciting new retailers that didn’t exist last holiday season, and one thing worth buying at each.
Gourmet TotesThe Foodie Stocking
New, reusable grocery sacks from four great food shops, and our advice on what to stuff them with.
Celeb PicksBoldface Secret Santa
Notable New Yorkers (Judah, Ivanka, ?uestlove, Nora …) select presents for their equally prominent peers.
CharityDo Some Good
Where to donate everything, from toys to coats to flip cams.
Iron ShopThe Iron-Shopper Showdown
Six professional curator types go head-to-head in three store-packed neighborhoods.
Choc GiftsSweets of the Season
Twenty-eight gifts perfect for chocoholics.
CookbooksBest Local Cookbooks
Give the gift of recipes from New York restaurants and chefs.
DIYHomemade Holidays
Go DIY with crafty classes on everything from baking to card-making.
Choc GiftsThe Grub Street Gift Guide: Regional Picks
The best grits, ham, chocolate, and even ice.
Choc GiftsThe Grub Street Gift Guide: Expert Ideas
Each pick comes with an emphatic, authoritative stamp of approval.
DIYThe Vulture Gift Guide
DVD sets, gadgets, and more for everyone on your list.
The Last Minute Gift Guide
Browse 120 ideas, all $75 or less.
Novel Gifts
Independent-bookstore owners recommend their giftiest titles for the season.
Wishes Do Come True
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